Monday, February 25, 2013

I'm Alive!

...and I have begun to sew again!  Slow progress but somehow...weekend chores seem to interfere just a bit.

It's been a rough school year health-wise for me... first there was pneumonia in October, followed immediately by 6 weeks out for a fractured thumb and five fractured ribs.  And next up....  The Flu!

Yes, despite a flu shot, The Flu caught me this past week and knocked me for a loop.   I'm better but the recovery is slow.   My daughter-in-law named this stage of the flu process as Perma-cold....  which is an excellent description.

Hot tea has been my close friend this past week and, indeed, it's helped a lot.... just wish this stuff would go away and stay away.    I do think I've had my share of bad luck this school year...  maybe I'll be healthy the rest of the year!

Digression (otherwise known as "heading down a rabbit trail"):   Way last fall when I was stuck at home with the rib fractures and wasn't in good enough shape to watch a move, TV, or read, my daughter suggested Farmville2 on Facebook.  Both granddaughters were playing so I thought I'd give it a try.  After all, if a third grader and a first grader could play.... surely I could figure it out!

I have to say it it was perfect for the short spans of attention I could give it and, with the assistance of my 7-yr-old granddaughter who taught me all her tricks, I kinda got good at Farmville2.    

Next, family members started playing to "help Emma and Chloe" progress faster....

...and before you knew it... Farmville2 was an out-and-out competition among the older family members!    *lol* 

See?  I'm at Level 37... my daughter and one sister are at Level 35, and my baby sister is at Level 34!    

Farmville2 has been good for me while I've been down and.... it's been good for us, as a widely dispersed family, to be able to have an on-going game in which we all participate.  Of course, family members who are not playing have to give us a hard time and send us photos such as this one...



  1. I'm glad you have surfaced again and hope you can now have a spell of good health! You have had a target on you recently, it seems.
    Giggles over the Farmville2 story. : )

  2. I'm glad your feeling better now.
    I also play games with some family on facebook, it's fun, playing games again with my Brothers, we used to do that a lot when we were little.
    About Farmville, I still have to figure out a lot and I'm still trying to get our Younghest to join in :o)
    *Greetings from across the big pond*

  3. I was wondering how you were, Freda. I'm so sorry you've been hit with flu. Surely you've had way more than your fair share if illnesses this year! I hope you feel a lot better really soon. :o)

  4. Oh, are having a bad run.
    Get well soon !!

  5. Good to hear that you are feeling better and starting to get back into the sewing again, sounds as if you are leading the way in Farmville :)

  6. I am so relieved to see your post today. Bummer about the flu. Here's hoping for a much healthier rest of 2013. Glad to see you're stitching again. Take care!

  7. HA! Funny Farmville story :D Glad you are back to sewing again.

  8. Fantastic Farmville Fun!!!!! Way to go!! Glad you are better and praying for continued health for you!!! Always a bright spot in my day to read your blogs and have a short chat!!


  9. So nice to see you back. I'm never good at these games, but it's wonderful that you can all participate.

  10. You had a rough year, dear. You need a little spring.

  11. Sorry to hear you've been hit yet again. I'm glad you are on the mend and hope you feel better really quick. Your Farmville story was so funny, I love it. I have so many friends that are hooked on these games. I hate to give up my sewing time so I never started these. I guess it would be a good way to catch up with family. It looks like you are getting ready to do another D9P. Have fun and rest up!

  12. Man, you've had it rough! Here's hoping the rest of the year is a little easier on you!

    And, I don't EVEN want to know about farmville...I'm addicted enough to fb, pinterest and now instragram...and I need to be sewing!! It is wonderful that it's a way for your family to be together at least in spirit!

  13. You have, indeed, had a rough trot! I hope you are well and truly over the flu now!