Thursday, 18 March 2010

Hale And Hearty At Last!

Hello all! I am back on my feet, hale and hearty and well rested. Thank you all so much for you kind words of concern, words of advice, and general good wishes. They were much appreciated!



While I was laid up, literally on my back for four days at it's worst, I found myself having to relinquish pretty much everything that I do, and I can tell you it was quite an eye-opener:

I never knew I was a control freak! But I am. And it was rather humbling to have to sit back and allow other people to do things for me. Imagine. You have no idea how hard that was!


As someone who rarely tires, it is difficult to know when I am actually doing too much, and I am usually amused when people tell me I do. But I guess the body is pretty good at letting us know when we are ignoring it. And then we have no choice but to listen.


So yesterday was a lovely treat, to go into our local town for the parade, and to be able to walk around and feel the sun on my face. I can tell you I felt very grateful.

So I'm back in Blogland again. And we have a very special little birthday coming up here in the Milkmoon household. So it's hat off and sleeves rolled up as we all dig in to help prepare for it. 

And again, thank you all. I was heartened by your comments and by your concern. You make my day!


Thank you!

23 comments:

Rebecca S. said...

Oh my gosh, I absolutely love those glasses! Glad you are feeling better and able to get back to your regular routine. Last time I was laid up with something that rendered me useless, I couldn't believe how much I usually pack into a day, and unlike you, I do tire.

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Kerry O'Gorman said...

Those are the best St. Paddy's day glasses I've ever seen...I know what its like to have to give up the helm..3 months with a severely torn calf muscle a few years ago taught me that although I did teach myself to knit socks!

In Real Life said...

I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better! I love the St. Patrick's Day face make-up and glasses! It looks like a beautiful day for a parade.

Gigi said...

So glad you're back on your feet, Ciara!! It's tough letting others run and fetch and do for us, isn't it? But I'm glad you listened to your body & gave it what it needed. Looks like it was a glorious St. Patrick's Day for you and yours! It feels like spring is finally making its first attempts to start here, too. Hooray for sunshine!

xo Gigi

Therese said...

I am happy that you are on your feet again....but sometimes things happens for a reason. So take care now, loose the control a bit and enjoy life.♥ Love from another superfreak controling mum....

Martin H. said...

It's great to know that you're up and about and feeling better. But remember, try and listen to your body. Don't overdo it.

Jessie said...

Hi Ciara, it looks like a fun time was had! Lovely to hear you're feeling back to normal again :o)xx

mise said...

I'm glad you're better. I'm a household over-controller: I think no one can run the show as well as I can. And it's true, but it means more responsibility than I want. What a dilemma. Happy birthday preparations! We're gearing up for small daughter turning 3 here.

ladybug-zen said...

glad you're on your feet again. and oh! love those shamrock glasses!

acornmoon said...

So pleased to hear that you are back on your feet again. Those Shamrock glasses on that sweet little face made my day!

affectioknit said...

What fun glasses!

Fiona said...

fantastic photos, glad you are back feeling normal again.

Ellen said...

Getting well does make you appreciate how good life really is...glad you are back up and going...and those glasses with the face paint...hysterical!

Jenea said...

Hahahhahaahahhaha! So Awesome Sunglasses! :)
Happy Patrick's Day! If I don't mistake it's Ireland your holiday!!! :)

littlemarymixup said...

it looks like you all enjoyed a parade!always enjoy your sweet moments captured in your photos!
so nice that you're out and about!

Annah said...

Of course, Edmund has his unique style, as always... Glad you are on the mend...

Mimi said...

Glad you're mended, or at least, on the mend.
Agree with you that the body sometimes tells us to slow down, or stop.
Love the glasses!
And have a lovely weekend, and a great birthday celebration.

Elizabeth said...

So glad that you're back and up and about. And those photos you've posted are wonderful --

Dreamfarm Girl said...

sometimes we must give up control to get it back. Glad you are feeling better!

jaboopee said...

brillant last photo, i think ' being organised' sounds a lot better than control freak . welcome back.

Kato said...

I am so glad you are doing much better! I am thankful for it, and that you are back xoxo

I hope you had a lovely, lovely St. Patrick's Day! My best friend in the whole entire world is also named Ciara, she also hails from Ireland, and I was sure to wish her a happy day...to my favourite leprechaun! So I hope it was a happy day for you as well my friend Ciara!

xoxoxox

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

So very happy you are feeling better! It's one of the hardest things to let go and rest sometimes! Glad you did.