Friday, August 22, 2008

I Survived!

At least I think I have. I've been working this week for as long as I could handle it each day. Today I worked 6.5 hours. I've never had pneumonia and hope to never get it again. Fighting for air is real scary. But I'm on the mend, and I'm sure I'll be fully recovered by next weekend. Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments and emails. Every time I stumbled to the computer, you brightened my day and made me feel so good!

Today is my birthday. A real low-key, uneventful day, but it was really nice. My accounting staff gave me a wonderful quilt book and some sunflowers. Those are just the happiest flowers. A dashchund card signed by Daisy was nestled inside the sunflowers!



A very dear friend, Lady Baltimore, made this beautiful Baby Nines quilt for me. Her work is exquisite, and it's all from Robyn Pandolph fabrics. I adore Robyn Pandolph! Judy quilted it, and her feathers and butterflies are just stunning. I can't even tell you how surprised I was to get this box! The quilt was beautifully packaged in a gorgeous blue and white toile Moda bag, and Lady B even tucked "The Little New Orleans Cookbook" inside! As an aside, Lady B's sweet DH and I love singing the LSU fight song during football season!! LOL. Thank you so much, honey! This quilt will be treasured and loved!

My dear friend, Sheila, as usual, was way too generous. I've been picking her brain about working with wool, so she sent me a beautiful assortment of variegated perle cotton, some personalized quilty return address labels, a gorgeous beaded necklace, a Rotary Lite, and some wonderful sayings on wood and tin. Sheila, I love you!

And if that weren't enough, there was a beautiful floral arrangement of roses and lilies delivered to the office this morning from my sweetest little friend in the whole wide world!! I'll get a good picture of them tomorrow to share. You made my heart happy today, little pumpkin! I'm sorry I missed you when I called. (I always forget about the time difference!) ILY!

I'll be celebrating again tomorrow with Jane and her sweet DH. I'm sure there will an adventure or two to report!

Thank you to everyone, again, for checking in on me and making this week special. I am truly blessed!

One more thank you: Nicky, you saved my life this week with your wonderful box of soups and teas! I didn't have much appetite, and it really hit the spot! I love you!

Oh, shoot, I always forget something! Kimberly is having a give-away at Jolly Jabber! Be sure to head on over there and join in the fun!

18 comments:

dot said...

Happy Birthday to you. A beautiful quilt. What a special gift.

jlk said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you're all better soon.

Loretta said...

Happy Birthday, Vicky, and I want to say thank you again for the box of "stast busting" goodies which arrived this afternoon. The fabrics are beautiful, as I knew they would be.
I am so glad you are feeling better.

rachel griffith said...

glad you are starting to feel a little better.

happy birthday vicky.
:D

you really made out. lol.

Lindah said...

Happy Birthday! What a beautiful quilt! Enjoy! What a strong lady... to be working and fighting pneumonia at the same time! Hope you're all well soon.

julia said...

Hi Vicky,
I'm glad to hear that you're doing a little better now - I hope you'll be in best form soon.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I wish you all the best, and more of those gorgeous birthday pressies...
I'd love to come and bring a birthday cake but I think the cake would be hard like stone before I arrived ;o)
Have a great day! Julia

Carol said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Vicky! What a beautiful quilt! It is the most wonderful thing as a quilter to get a quilt for a gift. A real treasure. I so glad that you're feeling better. Don't push yourself.

Darlene said...

Happy Birthday Vicky - it sounds like you had a wonderful birthday.

I'm really glad to see that you're up and around but don't overdo - those relapses are worse.

((HUGS))

Infinity Quilter said...

Happy Birthday Vicky!!! Feel better soon!

Vicki W said...

I am so glad you are feeling better! Pneumonia is a bad thing. At last you are feeling up to enjoying your birthday - I'm a Virgo too! Happy Birthday!

Cowguy said...

Glad you're feeling better Vicky and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! All the really cool people were born in August you know. ;-)

J.

ozjane said...

Happy happy birthday and just love that quilt.

Kim said...

Thank goodness you survived! I was getting worried about you! And a belated but very BIG happy birthday to you, Vicky!

Morah said...

Sorry I haven't been reading blogs.....Glad to see you are better and a belated Happy Birthday! That'll teach me to be away for so long....

quilterpolly said...

Happy belated birthday to you. I am so glad you are feeling better. I have been checking everyday for a post:)

Jeanne said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I'm soooo far behind :( I didn't even know you were sick. Hope you're back to normal this week!

Hugs ~ Jeanne

Nan said...

I was over at Yvonne's blog, and she said you were ill, so I had to rush right over! Isn't pneumonia awful? I had it 2 years ago (also on my birthday), didn't know what was wrong, and thought I was going to die! I'm sorry you've been suffering so. It is scary to have to fight for breath. I do hope you will take it easy for a long while and don't poop yourself out.
A belated Happy Birthday to you, and the quilt you received is absolutely gorgeous! What a very special friend Lady B is! She obviously knows what a treasure you are, too! Take care!

Tazzie said...

Happy belated Birthday Vicky, I'm glad you're feeling better now, pneumonia can be just a terrible thing.
*big hugs*
Tazzie
:-)