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Friday, 7 September 2012

An Heirloom and an Apology!

Firstly, sorry I haven't been visiting for a couple of weeks, (bad blogger) 

I took a little break from technology for the last 2 weeks of the Summer Holidays. Although I don't often blog about non crafty stuff, I would like to explain my blogging being a bit on and off for the last months. I wasn't well at all. I had a chest infection which turned to pneumonia and went on and on and on. 3 lots of antibiotics, repeated Xrays etc.It was all a bit scary and I had so many doctors and hospital visits and generally feeling awful. Somehow, my mojo is still being  very sporadic and sitting at the computer hurt (still does sometimes)

Now, I am planning a phased return to work and working hard on trying to improve my fitness levels and lose weight. I have found myself totally apprehensive about the return to work... I teach teenagers (subjects they don't always want to learn) and my job is quite stressful at the best of times. I am hoping that returning to work will make me feel more like my old self., but, I am really nervous and stressed by the thought.Wish me luck!

Anyhoo, I'm back even if I might not visit so often for a little while or comment quite so regularly, it'll be more regularly than the last few weeks! and I will be reading everyone's blogs (I think getting back to work is going to be exhausting as well as a bit scary)

Ages ago I gave up smoking and took to knitting to help me. I have been making a giant bed throw in the softest pure cottons. I hope it will be an heirloom for my daughter. I have done quite a lot of it (there are more strips than shown in the photo) The colours are softer than they appear in the photo, especially the Denim Blue... It looks quite Cath Kidston in reality! 


12 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oh Anna chest infections can be nasty.Do take enough rest.I hope they taught you some breathing exercises to do at home...if not the next time you visit the hospital do ask...as they help decrease the tiredness and fatigue tremendously by getting your lungs expanding as good as new!
Cheers
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Redanne said...

Hi Anna, I did miss you, so sorry to hear you have been so unwell. A phased return is such a good idea and I really hope that you feel well again soon. Your knitting looks beautiful and well done for giving up smoking! Gold star for the Teacher.....Crafty hugs, Anne x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great to read you again, I hope you'll get better soon :)

Buttons said...

PLEASE take great care of yourself Anna. Make sure you are doing what you want to. We'll be here whenever you post.
SO love your Craft Stamper card BTW. The butterflies are magnificent.
Huge crafty hugs, Buttons x

Yvonne Garner said...

Oh Anna! I am so sorry for your ordeal. Please take care and may there be sunnier days ahead for you. God bless you, Yvonne

Yvonne Garner said...

Oh Anna! I am so sorry for your ordeal. Please take care and may there be sunnier days ahead for you. God bless you, Yvonne

Anita Houston said...

So glad you were up for a post, missed you terribly. Wish I could take all the yuckiness away...sending good thoughts and prayers your way! Love love love your knitted heirloom! It will certainly be treasured and looks so warm and comfy!!!

butterfly said...

I'm completely with Sonia on getting some breathing exercises - not only to help with recuperation, but also so helpful at dealing with stress, and protecting you vocally in your very stressful work as a teacher... do wish you so much luck in the return - but keep your health as the number one priority. On a brighter note - the knitting is a brilliant replacement for smoking - and what a wonderful bed cover you're going to have as a result!!
Alison x

Donna Gibson said...

Hi Anna, I'm so sorry to hear that you've been under the weather. I do hope that you're back to feeling like yourself very soon! Get lots of rest and pamper yourself. I love your knitting project...sooo envious...I can't knit to save my life!!

Sandra said...

Glad you're back! So sorry to hear you've been so sick. Hope you'll feel better soon! Love your heirloom! Hugs, Sandra

toni said...

Hi anna so sorry tohear you've been unwell. I do hope you're feeling better. As a teacher myself I understand how you feel. You need to be100% fit to face a class of unwilling learners! I only teach part time but felt quite stressed when we broke up for the summer. I hope your phased return is working out and that you are back on form be kind to yourself! With best wishes toni xx ps love the knitting x

Buttons said...

Hi Anna
Just wanted to let you know I was thinking of you today and hoping you are on the mend. Huge hugs, Buttons x