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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I Appreciate You and What's Up:

Card by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Hey Everybody ...

Thanks for stopping by to see what's up.  I really do appreciate you, each and everyone.  That is why I made you the card above.  I hope you like it.  If you would like to send it to somebody that you appreciate, you have permission to copy and paste this one.

I've been busy with life and busy posting pictures, but I haven't really written on here for awhile, giving you an update on the happenings in Mayberry.  So, here goes, in no particular order:

*  Cary had surgery on his elbow last Friday, and he is healing up fine.  However, he isn't thrilled to be wearing a cast during the summertime.

*  The day before he had his surgery, I came down with a bug that is still hanging on.  The version that I have is a head cold, sore throat, muscle aches and a problem with mucus.  Gross.  TMI?  I was absolutely freezing for the first day.  I'm not kidding!  I came home, turned the heat up to 71*, put on tights, sweatpants, two pairs of socks underneath my slippers, wore my heavy sweatshirt and covered up with a sleeping bag on the couch.  It took me 3 hours to warm up.  That was miserable.

I do okay as long as I take my favorite cold remedy:  A 24-hour antihistamine (sometimes they have only worked for 12 hours this time), Mucunex twice a day and Aleve.  The other day I thought that I was better, and quit taking the meds and it came back full force.  Dang.  I just now got up and changed toothbrushes.  Maybe that will help?

* I just finished "Midwives" and it was really good.  (To read about the post when I started it, please "CLICK HERE and go half way down" ".)  I didn't fly through it, but that was okay.  I savored it. 

Last night,  I began reading Tom Wolfe's trilogy: "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test""The Kandy Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby" and "Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing The Flak Cathers".  Very interesting bits of history about the 1960's, including Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters.  I think that they will get their own blog post soon.  Ken was an Oregon boy, after all.

* We had a HUGE and LONG-LASTING all night thunder and lightening storm on Monday night.  We even lost power for a while.  Usually, we get thunderstorms in the afternoon, and you can see them build up and getting ready.  This one was different in all ways.  It was so hot and humid and didn't begin until almost dark.  There was a grand-finale at 4:00 a.m., and the ground acually shook, so the lightening must have hit close by.  

* We are looking forward to spending some time in Portland next week, visiting with friends and family.   I will finally get to see my BFF Nancy's new house.  Yay!  I am hoping that we will get to go to the zoo, and that I can get lots of cool pictures to show you.  What a busy summer this is turning out to be.

Well, I guess that is enough for now.  I'd love to hear about what you guys are all up to!

Hope your week is wonderful.

~ Kathy M.

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liberal sprinkles said...

Hope you both get well soon, Kathy!
I enjoyed walking down memory lane looking at your Seattle photos. Looking forward to seeing your shots of Portland too. I loved that city when I visited!

Jan n Jer said...

Love this shot...sorry to hear your a little under the weather...hope your feeling better soon.
Here is on of the links that I use to process my photos...hope you have fun with it.

M Pax said...

Beautiful card. Lots of interesting folk from Oregon. Lots of writers.

Hope your husband heals soon. Fortunately, it hasn't been too hot yet.

Arkansas Patti said...

Really pretty card. You do good work.
I am so sorry you have been so puny. If there is a good thing about being sick is that you are entitled to baby yourself and can read all you want with no guilt. Kind of helps with the miseries.
Feel much better soon.

BECKY said...

Feel better soon, Kathy! Thanks for all the news from "Mayberry"! I love it that you and I both love Mayberry and have written about it on our blogs!!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Yes, I would feel that anything that is constricting in the summer would be too cumbersome. Tho, I am happy to read that the surgery went well. Also, hope you feel much better before your trip to Portland.

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Misha said...

Oooh I hope you both get well!

BTW, have you dosed yourself on vitamin C yet?


Kim, USA said...

I pray you two get well. Hubby got that bug two weeks ago and it's miserable, I knew too well what you are talking ^_^. Relax and don't forget to smile as always!! Happy weekend!

Lynn said...

Hi Kathy - hope you're on the mend. It's no fun being sick. Loved all your pictures. I didn't post on each one, but wanted to tell you that they are all great. Loved this card you made too! How sweet. Get better and enjoy your summer!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Thank you, everybody. Yesterday was much better, and I only had to take the cold medicine this morning at 3:00.

Hope that you all have a wonderful weekend!


forgetmenot said...

Kathy, Hope you are feeling better-can't be sick over the 4th of July--that wouldn't be any fun. Have a wonderful 4th. Enjoy your trip to Portland and your friend's new house--always good to get together with old friends. Mickie :)

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Ooh--sounds like you were quite under the weather. When I feel cold like that, I get into a bath with the hottest water I can stand! Hope you're feeling better now, because it sounds like you've got plenty of fun things planned!

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