Tuesday, June 15, 2010

This and That

I am feeling "marginally" better...(and I guess that is better than nothing right?)
I still throw up every day...but it's less than before. The good news is that, although I have not gained any weight yet, I have gained back what I lost. So that is good. I am officially 5 months into this pregnancy so I am half way there.
Boy..this has been a rough experience so far.
If I exert myself even a little bit I really end up paying for it later. I am just so tired of doing nothing. I take advantage of every little moment that I am feeling decent, so I am accomplishing a little here and there.
I am super happy to report that I got into the studio over the weekend and did some neat things with pottery and glass. All that can be found at my MadMadPotter.Com blog.

One good thing that has come from being an invalid is that my hands (carpel tunnel) have had a chance to rest. I had gotten so use to the daily pain. Now that it has diminished I am so grateful for some pain-free days!

I have been tatting and designing a little bit. I am enjoying the fresh air that Idaho has to offer. I have been wondering exactly who is in my belly...and is my belly button going to be an inny or an outy? Am I going to start feeling good so that I can enjoy being pregnant or am I going to be one of those women who have it rough the whole time? .....Lot's of time to contemplate lots of things.

Yesterday I heard this drip...drip...drip. I look up to see this site. Mojo, who thoroughly destroys all of his toys, had hopped to the floor to pick up this bell, brought it all the way back to the top of his cage, filled it with water from his bath dish, and proceeded to drink from it like a cup. He is a constant source of entertainment.

On another note, I have been chosen for a couple of Etsy treasuries over the weekend and here they are. It is always nice to be included in these things.

As always...doing what I can, when I can, and hoping to be back to myself soon!

...oh and I almost forgot. Occasionally I like to share my photography so here is a free gift to you. It is large enough to save as a desktop photo. Just click on the picture to enlarge and then you can "right click" to save it to your computer...if you so wish!


Kelly said...

I'm so glad you have at least gained back the weight! I will keep thinking of you and send healthy good energy your way! Take it easy, and I do hope you soon get to the point where you are enjoying the pregnancy experience.

Fox said...

I LOVE Mojo!
Fox : ))

Tatfully Yours said...

In my experience with being pregnant, I had a very stressful time but the pay off was a healthy good baby,well behaved child and all around great teenager. Remember he is 15, time will tell. And hopefully a great adult who will take good care of it crazy mother!! LOL

Eliz (tatknot) said...

Congratulations on being selected for the Etsy showcases and on feeling better. I spent most of both of my pregnancies very ill, but the time slips by faster than you can currently imagine and the rewards were well worth the price.

Thanks so much for the photo. I've been playing with it in my laptop. I especially love it as a screensaver! My screen zooms in and out slowly. Such a beautiful reminder of the beauty outside.

Tatskool said...

A little better is very, very welcome I am sure. Congrats on the etsy treasuries....well deserved.
Lovely photo..it's on my desktop now...reminds me of my friend.

H J said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better.

Clyde said...

It is so good to hear that you are doing a little better. The rough journey you are going through is going to be so worth it.
Mojo sounds like a great source of entertainment. I find that all our birds are as you never know what they are going to do next. Take care.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I'm glad to read that you're feeling marginally better... every little bit counts!

Congratulations on the Etsy treasuries. Your threads are fabulous and should be showcased every day... in my humble opinion!

Anonymous said...

Glad your feeling a little better. Thank you for sharing the picture (I've already set it as a desktop background)
Your work is beautiful as always.

Ridgetatter said...

Celebrating that you are feeling some better and able to make art. That alone will help you to improve.
love, Grams

Marty said...

Feeling better is a good thing. Resting those hands is a good thing.
You picture to share is a really wonderful thing! Thanks, it's so springy and cheerful...just what I need at work!
Dont' stress yourself -- your tatting is always worth waiting for.

Anonymous said...

LOLOL Loving the post about your bird. What a vlever little thing. We just got 3 Badger Parakeets, oh they are so wonderful , cute and lovely. We cant wait till they are finger trained. We are trying to build trust right now, but you so want to just reach in and grab them:) Yours is very pretty! May I ask what type of bird?

Thanks for such a great post. And the gorgeous flower pic. My last name is flowers and I love them;)

Ann Flowers

Leanna said...

That photo is really, really beautiful. Someday you will show your little one all the wonderful things this world holds...and through your artistic eyes...what a trip that will be! What a lucky baby!!

And MOJO is adorable. Did you laugh right out loud at the antics with the improvised cup? He is so sweet.

Rest and enjoy the summer, Sweetie.

battatter said...

Good to hear you are at least a little better. That Mojo..that is so funny! What a sweetie pie!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Yes Ann,
Mojo is a Caique and I love him so much but he is definately a handful!

Sharon said...

Every time I see Mojo it makes me miss my own bird. You need to update soon, it's breaking my heart.

Iris Niebach said...

I'm so happy to hear you are going a bit better. We are all anxious waiting to hear that you are starting to feel a bit better every day and finally enjoying your pregnancy! This is really hard to go through.

Kathy said...

I still hope you are feeling better. Just think about the end result. Then next time :) it should be better.

Wishing you the best on the job front too.

Ladytats said...

Hi Sherry, this is first time I have checked in with you since last fall.
congrats on the baby even if you are having a tough time. Lets pray it gets better.
I wanted to thank you for your yellow poppy pictures. I have this one now on my desk top at work. before I ran across this yesterday, I had your other spring yellow poppy flower picture as my desktop. and was thinking of you. so that is why I decided to come check on you. Thanks for the pictures, and blessings to you and your husband and the baby.