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I had a couple of bad days. Sunday, during church, I had a major sinusitis induced vertigo attack. I am sure the warmth and candles and lack of oxygen made it worse. I managed to exit before I passed out and the EMTs were called which has happened more than once during a church service!!

I spent Sunday trying not to move too quickly and took my meds, and I felt better yesterday. My next case of angst involves the 12 X 12 book. I am writing about my chair piece which has two photos I took back in 2005 in Sonoma, CA. The originals are missing. In fact, a search of both of my computers shows photos from late 2005 missing in action. I looked on my external hard-drive back up and nothing is there. I have the photos on my Flickr site but they are low resolution and not ok for printing.

I e-mailed the gracious and talented Gloria Hansen about my problem. She asked me to send her the low res photo and she used a program that she has that ups the resolution. I am hoping they are suitable for the book. I e-mailed them to Lark, and they will let me know. So, I am recovering from these physical and mental problems and now I am enjoying the holidays.

The photo up there is St Nick who made his annual appearance at the cathedral on Sunday. (I recovered enough to get his photo.)

Today, we took Mia and Miles out to lunch and to do a little shopping at the mall. We ate lunch at the Macaroni Grill. Miles had a good time drawing on the paper table topper.

Mia enjoyed the puzzle book.

We had a good time shopping and Grandma was exhausted by the time we got home.

Tonight, Mr C and I had dinner of popcorn and diet Coke at the movie theater, watching Up in the Air, which we loved. This film is iconic for our times in the same way The Graduate was when it was made. George Clooney is wonderful, sweet, vulnerable and gorgeous. What can I say — I love the man.

11 Responses to “Recovering”

  1. rayna says:

    Glad you are feeling better, m’dear. While we rarely go to the movies, Up in the Air is on my list. Having spent a decade in the outplacement business, doing on a local level what Clooney’s character does nationally, I can identify. You either fall apart or learn to disassociate yourself: neither is a good option.

    Wishing you a merry, happy, HEALTHY season and new year.

  2. Jamie Fingal says:

    So glad that you are feeling better. Sinus issues and Vertigo are no picnic. Wishing you a very Merry, Memorable, Joyful and Wonderful Christmas Gerrie! Cheers to you.

  3. June says:

    Ah, it only typed in 4-point — it printed out perfectly nicely. Thank heavens. I thought maybe my eyes were going.

  4. June says:

    ummmm, George Clooney — what’s not to like about someone who looks like that. I’m not sure Jer enjoyed the eye candy as much as I did.

    And I don’t know why this is typing out in 4 point type except to aggravate me. Maybe it’s time for bed.

  5. Jocelyn says:

    Oh my goodness that sounds just like what has happened to my dear hubby. Take care and enjoy your Christmas

  6. Karoda says:

    Gerrie, you have the Christmas spirit all year long! Just make sure you don’t push yourself when and where you don’t have to…

  7. Connie Rose says:

    Take care of yourself, Gerrie, and have a beautiful Christmas! Hugs to you!

  8. mary says:

    Hi Gerrie,

    I had labrynthitus, and I know, it is no picnic. It sounds like you are getting better already. Staying away from church services always helps 😀


  9. KathieB says:

    Hope you’re feeling better–those vertigo things are no fun whatsoever.

  10. pamdora says:

    Hi Gerrie, I had something like that once. Luckily I was riding in the car, not driving, and the highway started to spin around. They had practically carry me to the emergency clinic because I couldn’t walk. My Doc said it was an unusual pressure on my inner ear due to a cold or infection. He gave me meds to sleep it off- said that was all that could be done in that case. I hope you’re back to normal by Christmas.

    Your other story reminded me of a drawing I was to do called “The Ghost of Computers Past!”

  11. Jeannie says:

    Take care Gerrie. Sinus problems are no fun. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas holiday and much happiness and joy in 2010. Thanks for being such an inspiration! Cheers.