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Friday, April 04, 2008

In the Country of the Blind

My little boys and I had a wonderful Spring Break! They spent almost the entire time in the wetlands behind our house building a fort, inspired of course by "The Dangerous Book for Boys". They even put a floor in it made of leftover stone pavers from a neighbor's patio project, tied sticks together to build walls and a roof and then they.... THATCHED THE ROOF with bundled grass! How cool is that?!! They also built a matching bridge out of scrap wood and stones over the small creek. And this tale would be soooo much better with pictures, but I didn't take any while they were constructing and a nasty storm moved in this week and blew away or submerged much of it. They are troopers though and want to rebuild when it gets sunny again! The three of us also played gourmet chef and cooked these Orange Berry Muffins from Eat Me, Delicious! Yummy!! She has these Earl Grey White Chocolate Muffins I'm dying to try next.
I always get migraines here in the Spring from the rapidly cycling pressure systems. But for the past six days, I have had a particularly bad one. Hubby bought me my favorite drink to consume when I am ill, and something where I could just look at pretty pictures and didn't need to strain my eyes to read at all. How sweet is that?!! I have the best husband!!
I love Kombucha when I am feeling poorly, but it is definitely an acquired taste! This is my new favorite flavor - "Guava Goddess". And it's pink! The new Somerset Life is just gorgeous! There are so many people featured in there that I know and congrats to you all!

I'll leave you with this beautiful mural from Neuschwanstein Castle of a woman reading the tale of Tristan and Isolde.

31 comments:

Sugar Bear said...

I know how you feel. I too get severe migraines. I haven't had vision loss but I do get the intense pain that nothing will ease and the extreme light sensitivity. I hope that you will be able to get to the bottom of it. Your hubby is definitely a keeper!
Karla

The Rose Room said...

You poor poor thing, that sounds horrific and scary. I have only ever had one migrane and while intense nothing like what you experience. Bless your husband for taking good care of you. I am sure you will be in Somerset Life in the future, your creations are wonderful. Take Care of Yourself. Rachaelxo
p.s. I am not superwoman, I am normally incredibly stressed and you should see the state of my house!!!!

She'sSewPretty said...

I'm so sorry about your migraines! I do know what it is to have vision problems as most of my vision is gone in my right eye. I hope that you get some relief from those migraines. I have been dealing with major allergies here and I can't wait until all the trees stop blooming. Take care of yourself!

Alexandra, Writing & Baking Enthusiast said...

Oh, the boys' fort sounds awesome and innovative. I love orange chocolate chip muffins. Hope you are feeling better and will be able to see more effectively to work on jewelry again soon.
Alexandra

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

ugh, migraines, how awful! Take care and feel better soon!

hoganfe said...

Oh boy migraines ugh...hope you are on the mend!
xo
mary
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~*~Patty said...

Sending healing energy your way, take good care! And Hey, I thought I had the best husband teehee, yours sounds like a definite keeper. So sorry you've have such a rough time. I am not a pill person, but a couple of years ago migraines got so bad I saw a neurologist and came home with a magic tablet that melts on you tongue = Maxalt I think it's called. I hardly need them anymore, but do not travel without one or two just in case. Be gentle with yourself and know that good thoughts are speeding their way to you. ooxoo

~*~Patty said...

And OMGosh I love the Neuschwanstien Castle tapestry. I got to visit when I was a girl and have never forgotten the experience. Just so lovely!

Natasha Burns said...

Heather I hope that horrid migraine goes away and gives you some relief and eyesight back you poor thing! Get well soon and look after yourself!

The boys sound like they had a blast!

Oh I can't wait to see this issue of Somerset Life, I have a copy on the way shortly!

Heather said...

I've had very bad headaches before that sap the energy out of me but nothing like this!! Sending you a hug and non-migraine air pressure!!

SweetAnnee said...

Oh honey, I know how bad it is
and I said a prayer for you & your vision

There are some meds to help eliminate migraines if you take
them (a shot) as soon as you know one is coming.

I've not heard of your drink, but I am going to look for it..and I can't WAIT to get the lastest issue of Sommerset!!

Praying you feel GOOD real soon ..and sending love your way.

deena

Kari & Kijsa said...

Love the visual of the boys and their fort!! Hope you are feeling better soon! Have a fabulous weekend!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Mary Timme said...

This is so touching to my heart. I've asked my DH, to describe what is going on when his eyes are 'acting up' as we put it. With Macular Degeneration, it is difficult for him. Today he was describing how he feels when the express sign over the check out stand in the grocery store where he likes to have his Starbucks, is floating forward and back and disappearing all together and helps me to understand how tiring and nauseous that makes him feel. Since I'm fighting the dry eye thing where if I do the computer or bead for too long, I feel for him and for you. This is always a frightening thing when you can't see and as you've said we take it so for granted. Not reading is the worst! I think.

Miss Sandy said...

Hi Heather,
I am so glad you are on the up side of your ordeal! Those migraines can really set one on the sidelines, six days, ouch! Your boys sound like they had a purely magical spring break, how fun to build a fort! I just got the new Somerset Life issue too and spent this very afternoon in my writing cottage going from cover to cover, sigh! Such inspiration! I believe you too will have your turn within the pages of jewelry history, persevere!

Little Lovables said...

So sorry to hear about the migraines! I hope those yummy muuffins help :)

bluemuf said...

Sounds like you and the boys had a great time on Spring Break.

I do hope you start to feel better. There is nothing worse than a full blown migrain.

take care,
Karen

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Oh sweetie, I am so sorry about your head. I am sister migraine sufferer and know what you mean about barometric pressure swings. I love Spring but hate the migraines that go with it! Take care! :-) Rosie

Lori said...

oh Heather, you poor dear! i get migraines too, but mine are strictly ocular, i don't get a headache...so i know how yucky that is to have your vision all messed up...it really stinks...mine usually always happen when i am driving, which of course is loads of fun:) LOL!!!
sounds like your boys had lots of fun on their break, the fort sounds like it was delightful, i hope they get the damage all patched up when the weather gets nicer!

Lola Enchanted said...

Hello dear! I feel so bad for you! I've never had a migraine, but I hear it's horrific to go through!
I bet the fort is awesome! And those muffins~mm mmm good!!!
Take care! Feel better soon!!!!!~

Ragamuffin Gal said...

What a beautiful woven story, even in your pain you created something beaUtiFul! I loved reading about the boys fort. It brought back childhood memories. I wish you restoration and peace. May you heal completely and quickly. Blessings, Katie

Lisa said...

I hope you find some relief for your migranes.

That fort sounds like fun. I'll have to look into that book too.

Have a great week!

eatme_delicious said...

Thanks for the kind words you left on my blog. :) I'm glad you liked these muffins! They look great. I hope you're feeling better soon!

Jen ~ ARTful Dreamer said...

Hope you're feeling better Heather. It can make all the difference when hubby dishes some TLC, can't it? I just tagged you, so come for a visit :~)

Gracie said...

I hope your feeling much better Heather. I've never experienced them but know they are horrible *hugs*

A shame about your boys tree house. That would have been great to have seen photos of it. Being boys I'm sure they will make it again.

And that image you have at the end of your post is lovely.

NeereAnDear said...

What a great attitude your sons have... I would have been bawling!! LOL Sorry about your migraine... I too suffer from them especially during the spring... the cool weather has kept it at bay so far but its getting closer to having all that yellow stuff ALL over everything...

Hope you get better...
Sounds like hubby is a keeper

Dont worry about visiting we all will be here

HUGS

JO

Felicia said...

Sounds like those fellows had a fabulous spring break :)

Karin (creativechaos) said...

Oh boy....I can totally relate. I used to have horrible migraines prior to my pregnancies. The doctor said that they would either get better or much worse by being pregnant. Luckily they got better. My mom still gets them though. She has a prescription for them...Have you tried that at all? Take it easy!!! Oh....and your boys sound like they had the time of their lives. How I wish we had a big open area for mine to do the same!!!

Charmingdesigns said...

I am sooo sorry!Enjoy your magazine and drink, feel better soon!! Laurie

Monica Yvette said...

Hey there,
I hope you're feeling better.
Monica

Crystal said...

YEAH!!! I am so glad to find you on here and learn a little more about you! You are amazing!!!
I'm putting you inder my favoites and I feel a new addiction coming on...uh oh!

Anonymous said...

just wanted to say hi.
my mane is jane, i do your moms hair in tampa. great jewels!