Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Back from the Brink

GR&DF that may be a bit much - "from the Brink" - but I left work early on Monday feeling like crap and then stayed out yesterday feeling not good and crappier - with coughing and raspy with phlegm - kind of achy in the joints - just sort of blah. But, I am back today at about 72% - which is up from the 31% I was yesterday morning. I even slept until 11:30am - which is unheard of - I would have probably slept longer but the school yard at the bottom of the Noe Valley was reverberating with the outdoor voices of children at play and I don't think a corpse could have slept through that.

I did finish up the section I started on Wendy Jo's AEoL RR - and here is a really poor snap -

This is really a lovely piece of white linen with Wavy Navy blue floss - this picture makes it look all grey - I will get this in the mail in the next week or so to Deb as the next great shifting will be in about 3 weeks on 10/27.

Aside from that stitching I did nothing but sit around in my sweats and watch TCM. I did want to mention a couple of movies I saw over the weekend that were pretty good. The first flick is called "Sweet Land" - 2005 - a wonderful film about a mail order bride from the "Olde Country" coming to rural Minnesota around 1920. This love story is told in flash back - first back to the late 60's then another flash further back to 1920. I really enjoyed this film and would recommend it to just about anyone. The photography is just great. The second film that I also enjoyed was "The Visitor" - 2007 - a very good film - but it might not be to every ones taste dealing with illegal immigration and apartment squatting. It is a short film at 104 mins so I would suggest giving it a try.

There you go sports fans - Thanks you for all the kind Birthday wishes!!! Do stop by again!

Take care,
edgar

22 comments:

Luned said...

Hope you'll be feeling much better soon Edgar. This is what happens when you reach 46 you see, says she who reached it earlier this year. I'll let you know if 47 improves things.
Lovely stitching by the way. It's amazing to see how different everyone's pieces look in different colours.

Sharlotte said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling a little better Edgar! I am feeling somewhat better too. I had a lot of the same symtems (that spelling isn't looking right) you have and I was hoping I was not getting the swine flu like my BIL just got over. I love the stitching you did. Looks great as always!

corinna said...

hope you feel 100% soon
take it easy
i saw sweet land a couple of years ago
loved it too
hey nice stitches
now go nap if you can and feel better
smiles

staci said...

Sorry to hear that you've been sick, but glad that you're on the mend. Sending you get well wishes and some cyber-chicken-noodle-soup :)

Jan said...

It is lovely, Edgar! And thanks for the reviews, will be sure to check out both of these flicks.

Sadie said...

Get well soon, fingers crossed that you will be back to 100% before you know it. Lovely stitching on the RR.

Myriam said...

Aïe début de grippe......prompt rétablissement! Superbe commencement de quaker!

Carol R said...

Get well real soon Edgar.

Wendy Jo's RR looks lovely - she will love it - can't believe we are almost at the second shift date!

Nancy said...

Hope you're at 100% very soon!

Tracey said...

Hope you are feeling back to 100% soon! And the RR looks great-the pic is not so bad. Mine are worse. lol

Evelyn said...

Edgar, That's a lovely piece that you worked on. I loved the movie "The Visitor" and thought that Richard Jenkins should have won an Oscar for his performance. Glad to hear that you're feeling better and I hope that by this weekend you're 100% and ready to do some estate shopping!

Peg said...

Sorry to hear that you were under the weather, that seems to be going around. I will have to look up your first movie, sounds like one that I would like. Lovely stitching too!

Mel said...

Glad that your sickness didn't stick around too long!
Great stitching.

MarchAnn58 said...

Glad you are starting to feel better. The sampler is beautiful even if it is washed out.
I have not been in a RR for a few years but I have been seeing alot if interesting ones in the last few months.
Get better and stay well.

Kathy said...

I hope you are feeling 100 percent soon. Then again there are times when 31 percent has its rewards. Like a day home stitching and napping and watching movies. :)

valerie said...

Sorry to hear you're feeling under the weather! Hope you get back to 100% real fast. Great addition to Wendy Jo's RR.

Margaret said...

Feel better soon! I'm glad your birthday got celebrated without your being sick! That's a beautiful RR piece. And those movies sound interesting. It's always fun to read your movie watching recommendations.

StitchWiz said...

Oh Edgar, I hope you feel better sweetie! My hubby has been fighting the same thing and I know its rough! By the way, I haven't told you that I love "The Peach" I've been begging for one for a year and Dan is showing signs of breaking and giving in. I predict next summer I will have my own Peach lol!

Doris said...

oH!. hope you feel better and better,
your stitching is bauitufl,i love hoe look the fabric and the floss.
take care, a eat chicken soup, and drink orange juice, Vit C and protein are always welcome.

FayeRaye said...

I hate you are not feeling good my man! Not fun...get better so you can get back to stitching....I need some good veggie snaps and updates on an upcoming garage sale.! Get well soon, Faye

Joy said...

I am glad to see that you are feeling better. I hope you will be 100% soon! I just adore your stitching!!

Loraine said...

So sorry your sick. I hope you're back to 100% soon!
Your sampler is lovely. I really love shaker designs.
Thanks for the movie reviews. I'll have to check out sweet Land.
Take Care.