Friday, March 8, 2013

Updates and Fun Finds

Life's been busy lately but good.  I got to work a couple of days this week at the yarn/antique shop.  So fun!  I love it!  I even taught a few classes while I was there.  Grandpa, who I mentioned went into the hospital on Monday, ended up with double pneumonia.  He seems to be doing pretty well though and was told that he'll be going home today.  I got the results of my uterine biopsy back last week.  It's good and bad news.  The hormone therapy improved the complex endometrial hyperplasia to simple endometrial hyperplasia (that sure is a long name!).  That's good in that the risk of cancer is almost nothing now.  But, the doctor recommended doing another six cycles of progesterone to try to completely fix the problem.  The bad news is that I'll have to go through that horrid biopsy again.  Ugh! But, on the bright side...that means I'll need more yarn therapy afterwards!  ;-)

I visited my daughter last week.  We went to lunch and ran a few errands.  In the afternoon, we went for a foot massage.  They said it was an hour and only $20.  Sounded good.  Turned out to be a whole body massage for an hour.  It was amazing!  We only had to take our shoes off.  We started out by soaking our feet in tubs of warm water while they massaged our necks and shoulders.  Then, we laid down and they massaged our scalps, face, arms, hands, feet and legs.  And, if that weren't enough, we then laid on our stomachs and they massaged our backs and necks more and our feet and legs again.  We felt amazing after that.  We tipped generously and it was still an amazing deal!  We'll definitely be going back to that place!  We ended our visit with dinner and she played her harp for me so I could hear some of the pieces she's working on and what she'll be playing in the upcoming concerto competition.  I've been listening to her play for years but she never ceases to amaze me.  Her playing is so beautiful!  

I've squeezed in a bit of shopping time here and there.  I'd love to show you what I've found...

When I visited my daughter, I stopped at Suzoo's Wool Works in Costa Mesa.  I'd never been there and, since I was nearby, I had to check it out.  I bought a beautiful shawl pin.  It was only $10!


On the way home from visiting Grandpa in the hospital this week, I stopped to check out some antique shops I'd never been to.  I found a transferware plate that I couldn't pass up.  Botanicals and birds are my favorite on transferware.  And, this shape is so unusual that I had to get it for my collection.


When I was working at the shop yesterday, I helped someone start her first crochet, lace shawl.  She chose a skein of Cascade Heritage Sock yarn in a gorgeous blue/teal color (color #5637).  I fell in love with it and there was just one skein left.  So, I had to buy it.  The color is quite different than in the photo.  Pictures just don't show how gorgeous it is in person.  But, this was the last skein and this yarn just came in the shop last week.  So, that speaks well to how beautiful it is.  It's also very soft.  It's made with 75% Merino superwash wool and 25% nylon.  I can't wait to make something with it!


I finally have a "normal" day at home today and my to-do list is super long.  I have lots to catch up on...including blogging.  So, I was sure to put it on my list.  
Now, back to laundry, cleaning, and all the other stuff.  Have a wonderful weekend!

13 comments:

Judy S said...

I'm sorry that you'll have another biopsy, but I'm glad that you've seen an improvement!

Wonderful to see that you had so much luck with your shopping!

Patty said...

You have a rich life with wonderful people and things in it. I love hearing about your shopping and yarn choices. Can't wait to see what you can make with your new blue skein. So glad to hear you received good news.

Dixie said...

I've used Cascade Heritage for a couple of projects and liked how it worked up. Yours sounds lovely. It will be fun to see what you make with it.
Sorry to hear of your health problem, but glad to know you got good news.

judith said...

Good to hear of your news. No it's not the best news, but it's better than the worst could have been. The dish is beautiful, love the shape. That yarn looks pretty nice here, it must be stunning if this picture doesn't do it justice.

Elisabet said...

Your blog post is as full as mine was, lol! Been busy bees - just not getting to the computer to post it all! I am sorry to hear you have to go through the biopsy thing again but the bright side of yarn therapy sounds great! You did make some wonderful finds, I love that shawl pin and the transfer ware is gorgeous... you're right, it is a unique looking piece - enjoy it my friend! OK, so rub it in that you got the last skein of that lovely tealish blue yarn! lol!
Be well my sweet friend and thanks for the visit to my blog!
Hugs,
Beth P

Michelle said...

Glad you had some good news. I have to say that the massage sounds like quite a good deal!

Magdalena said...

How lucky you have been with your massage program. The plate looks great and have fun with your wool work. Most important:the news is good on the cancer side and after the biopsy run to the yarn shop!
xxx
Magdalena

September Violets said...

Glad to hear things are sorting out with your health, and I'm happy for you that your grandfather is out of the woods too. Beautiful shawl pin, and the plate is really nice (love blue and white combination in china!). You're off to a good start with your yarn therapy ;) Wendy

Benita said...

So sorry about the health issues for both you and your Grandpa, but it sounds like you are both getting better, and that is good.

Can you record your daughter playing the harp and post it? I'd love to hear what she sounds like.

Susan said...

Glad you could find a upside to another biopsy - and I'm happy to hear your grandpa will be coming home. I love that shawl pin - and a full massage for $20?!? What a deal! Glad you checked in!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I do hope you will only continue to see improvements with the therapy prescribed. To be surrounded all day by yarn and antiques sounds absolutely delightful. I've never been one for massages -- just not very soothing to me at all, but the harp music might help. :) Have a great day. Tammy

Roxie said...

You do know how to keep the sunny side up! And your blue Cascade is luscious. I do love working with Cascade yarns. So soft!

Carol Cook said...

First, your shawls are so lovely.

Second, I have never heard of a shawl pin. It is beautiful.