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Monday Musings

I am so jinxed! On Friday, I told Terry and June that I was over my sinus/allergy problems for the season. Ha! I awoke on Sunday with a major attack. I had vertigo so bad that I had to leave church early and come home and take to my bed. With the help of some Sudafed and Aleve, I muddled through the day. I called the Dr’s office this morning because I still had a serious case of vertigo and a raging head-ache. I spent 2 hours there and saw a really cute resident. He convinced me that I need to work on a more holistic way of handling my allergies, and so I am now doing the saline rinses 2 or 3 times a day and using a steroid as well as Afrin inhalers. I do feel better tonight.

I really did have a great Saturday, and I am trying to think what triggered the attack. It was Eastmoreland Garage Sale day. The Barnes’ family arrived early to head out and look for bargains. We followed a little later with Maggie in tow. We never did catch up with them. I found some great books and toys for M & M. I had promised Mia that I would look for some Nancy Drew books and I found a few. She is currently reading the Chronicles of Narnia.


I found some beautiful vintage napkins; one set is beige linen. I found an interesting cheese slicer which I intend to use for printing fabric with soy wax for batiking. I want to do some rubbings on fabric with the brass Asian symbol.


We came home at lunch time and found the rest of the family here doing the same thing. Steph and Jack wanted to go back out and shop some more so we hung out with M & M. Mia found these great lime green sparkly shoes:


Miles was ecstatic with his find — a step ladder!


Have stepladder, will travel:


He also had to give Mr C a hand fixing a sprinkler:


By the time their Mom and Dad came to retrieve them, they were quite tired out. I think Mia looks like she is posing for Andrew Wyeth:


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10 Responses to “Monday Musings”

  1. Sally R. says:

    Your grandkids are a delight. I love those shoes ! Mia has always reminded me of the main female character in the Prydain Chronicles. It is a series of five books by Lloyd Alexander. They are very age-appropriate & if she likes Narnia, she should love these. I loved the books so much that when I had my child, I named him after the very noble & honorable hero!!!

  2. JulieZS says:

    Here’s another hooray for neti pots! Could your attack have been triggered by the garage saleing?? Dust and mold are pretty prevalent in garage sale kinda stuff. Just a thought. Love those shoes, and yay for kids excited about stepladders.

  3. Judy says:

    Hope your allergies are better today. I sure can sympathize with you! I am still snorting my prescription spray every morning…you need to tell me more about the saline washes. I hope they will work for you!
    Love those shoes that Mia found! Wish they were my size!

  4. Quilting Fitzy says:

    Are you using a Netty Pot for your saline rinses? We were instructed to use seasalt, and every doctor I’ve consulted is THRILLED we are using them. I’ve had 2 sinus surgeries, so I can’t stand uncomfortable sinuses, much less an attack!

  5. kimberly says:

    I love a kid who gets excited about a stepladder! I hope the holistic approach gives you some longer term relief.

  6. Kathie says:

    Hope you feel better soon. Allergies are no fun; I know about that one firsthand.

    I am looking at that vintage Nancy Drew book. Very cool find…

  7. DebR says:

    I LOVE those shoes! They always have the cutest shoes for little girls. Dunno why they can’t make equally cute ones for big girls.

    Hope you feel totally better soon!

  8. KT says:

    Miles with his step ladder made me laugh! The boys over here have serious step ladder love also. Boys! Cannot wait to see what you do with the chinese symbol- I am sure it will be fab!

  9. dee says:

    Oh those shoes are delightful. I sure hope you feel better soon. Those awful headaches are debilitating. Bending over is not a fun trip.

  10. Kristin L says:

    I love Mia’s sparkly shoes! And Miles is soooo cute with his step ladder. You never know what’s going to spark their imaginations 🙂 Good luck with the saline rinses, etc. Ya gotta like those cute docs.