Thursday, February 12, 2015

...and breathe


My appointment is behind me now and I feel so much better. These tulips are for you, and me, to enjoy. Me, for getting it over with and for taking care of myself. You, for being so helpful and kind and compassionate. Thank you for the comments, prayers and positive thoughts. You are precious to me. I don't often meet people who "get" my anxiety, and I'm sorry that some of you share it, but it's also heartening to know that I'm not alone. If I can help, please let me know.

I appear to be healthy as a horse and now that the anxiety has passed, I'm about to eat like one. I have the first twinges of hunger I've felt in days. I've been in a daze this week, just trying to manage the buildup to my appointment. For the first time in months, I'm between projects. I've finished Heartwarmer and it's even already in use! I can't wait to show you. I'm pondering new projects. I'm getting ready to start a cross-stitch project and am just beginning to think about my next crochet project. I finally bought supplies for organizing my embroidery floss collection. I'm thinking about crocheting a pillow cover for the living room. I've been helping the kids make valentines for their friends and I've got a new blondie bar recipe to try this weekend.

Do you have plans for Valentine's Day? I'll be helping with a party in the LB's classroom tomorrow. On Saturday, we're planning to get pizzas from Papa Murphy's for dinner. We'll have our at-home date as usual. We love to be home together. We finished watching Broadchurch this week (OMG). We'll probably watch some more of our Northern Exposure DVD. I'm into season 7 of Friends on Netflix; I'm mostly watching that one by myself.

I didn't have my milkshake yet, but it's for a good reason. The Bear saw that I was planning to have one and he said he wanted to get it for me instead. Isn't that nice? He's going to Sonic tonight. He said he was proud of me for having my exam even though it's so hard for me. I'm beginning to think my Valentine gifts for him should be a lot fancier...

Back soon.

41 comments:

  1. Yay for a clean bill of health!
    My heart just fluttered when I read "bought supplies for organizing my embroidery floss collection." I think I may enjoy that more than cross-stitch/embroidery. ;-)
    As for Valentine's Day plans -- pizza here too. :)

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  2. Awe I'm so happy it all went well for you Jennifer. It's lovely to hear all your plans now you've put it all behind you!
    If you loved the first series of Broadchurch you're going to love the second, it's been going here for a few weeks now and it's brilliant!
    Happy Valentines Day!

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  3. I am so glad all went well and you managed your appointment. My Valentines plans are simple, a meal for two with whatever is in the fridge that needs using up. Have a great weekend.

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  4. Thank goodness! What lovely tulips, I do hope your enjoy that milkshake ;)

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  5. Gorgeous tulips... thank you for sharing them with us! I am happy to hear that your appointment is behind you, and that you are healthy. I never look forward to my yearly appointments either. I always feel so releived once I get it behind me though. I hope you share your new blondie bar recipe with us! Happy Valentine's Day to you! Pizza and T.V. sounds just perfect to me. I love watching Friends, too. Oh, and enjoy your milkshake!

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  6. I'm so very glad your exam is behind you, well done for getting through it, I know how hard it was for you and how horrible the days leading up to it must have been. I put mine off for a while, although of course I shouldn't have done, I'm glad it's done now, a weight off my mind. I don't celebrate Valentine's day, but as it's my middle boy's birthday tomorrow (nine!) we'll be doing some things with him on Saturday, so hopefully there will be lots of fun to be had. I love your strawberry jug, perfect for your kitchen. Your bear sounds like a top husband, I hope you have a lovely Valentine's day. CJ xx

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  7. I'm glad it all went well, Jennifer. The tulips are fabulous! :o)

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  8. beautiful well deserved tulips xxx

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  9. Yay, that is good news ! "Passed" your exams, plus the exams are behind you, so bye bye anxiety !! Being healthy is without any doubt thé most precious thing on earth...

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  10. :) So glad things are looking up for you. Way to go!

    Love the red tulips, my favorite flower.

    Milkshake...ugh, thanks for the craving! Haha

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  11. Yay! Glad it's done and all is well! What a great Bear you have. :)

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  12. Jennifer, I'm so happy to hear you are feeling much better. Enjoy this time, relax and continue to take some time for yourself. :)

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  13. I'm SO glad that's over for you! Now time for forget it and celebrate all the wonderful things in your life. I hope you have a fabulous weekend. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  14. Awesome glad you are all good and now you can relax again ☺☺ happy valetines day to you and mr bear too, here is a quiet weekend but going away again on monday to visit the mans son and gf xoxo

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  15. I am so glad for you that your exam is over and that it went well. You're just like me, where the anxiety beforehand is really the worst part. I think once we're in the midst of a medical/dental procedure, even though it's not pleasant, we know it's almost over. No big Valentine's Day plans here. We're visiting Tim tomorrow and going out for a meal, so I will probably make a nice dinner on Saturday night (instead of ordering a pizza or something). Maybe I'll make it a little romantic by lighting candles and pouring us a glass of wine. Broadchurch sounds familiar...I think maybe Claudia at Mockingbird Hill Cottage mentioned it one time. I hardly ever watch TV, but I might have to check this out. It's on Netflix, right?

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  16. So glad it is behind you buddy!!! So glad everything is good!!! Now you kick back and enjoy your valentines this weekend!! Can't wait to see some of these projects too!!! Nicole xoxo

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  17. So happy for you ...it all over and the most important part ... You did it!!! What a relief ah? Now you really deserve that milkshake. Hope you get a very delicious one for valentines. Have a wonderful weekend and I can't wait to see your new projects.

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  18. I wish you know a lovely week end ...!!!

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  19. Glad it's all over and ok. I hope you enjoy the tulips and milkshake. Have a fantastic Valentine's weekend xx

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  20. Although I am of course not glad that you have anxieties about anything, I am glad that you have found that others have the same worries and that you are not alone in your fears. Blogging has helped me to realise that there are lots of other people who have just the same worries as me and it really helps to know that my worries are actually totally normal and that I am in fact just the same as everyone else, not the odd one out that I feared I was. I hope that you are starting to feel the same, it doesn't take away the worries, but it does take away the worry that you are the only worrier! Glad that the exam went OK, enjoy your pretty tulips and milkshake! xx

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  21. Great news and hope you're now feeling less anxious. I totally agree what Amy has to say about worrying being normal for most people. Have a great weekend. Love the tulips, thankyou. P x

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  22. I am glad you are feeling more relaxed now Jennifer. Lady's checks are bad enough if one doesn't suffer from anxiety induced by all things doctor! Thank you for the flowers, they are beautiful. Valentine's Day is a non even in my house but maybe Annie will do some baking for us. I am going dancing tonight, that's is almost a celebration in itself. I missed your last post but here is my experience with missing emails: my gmail has a tab called social, in which many of the messages seem to disappear into, without explanation. Also, all the no reply blogger comments I get seem to be collected in one message and only the newest is displayed, with the other ones hidden below. I noticed it is possible to click below, where it says older messages. I would have thought Google is a little better at providing a good service! Have a lovely Valentines weekend. xx

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  23. Hello Jennifer,

    What a joyful post!

    This has obviously been a very stressful time for you, but you have won through. How wonderful is that.

    So, do celebrate....big time. Why not?!

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  24. Hey Jennifer,
    I've re-written this sentence three times, because I didn't want to sound trite, but I'm glad that your lady nits exam is done and dusted. You can have a lovely Valentine's weekend. Marc is taking me out for lunch today for it. I almost fell off my chair. He never acknowledges it ever. I'm very excited.
    Did you see it coming in Broadchurch? I didn't. Wasn't it horrid. Poor Ellie. We are making pizzas tomorrow evening, so I shall think of you and your family as we tuck into ours.
    Have a great weekend,
    Leanne xx

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    1. oops. I meant to write bits, not nits. #giggle xxxx

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  25. Beautiful tulips in a beautiful jug. Glad that everything went well and that you're feeling better now. We're in to the second series of Broadchurch now, not at all what I was expecting from it and I can't tell where it's leading so it's keeping me interested. Enjoy your weekend, especially the pizza and milkshake.

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  26. Stunning flowers and well deserved - well done for being brave. I can't wait to see your Heartwarmer. Have a very happy date night. x

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  27. Glad it is all over and you did well! See every time you make it through you should congratulate yourself for facing the very difficult situation and making it through it all You deserve more than flowers, how about some yarn?
    Happy Valentine's Day.
    Meredith.

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  28. Dear Jennifer,

    I agree with Meredith; you should absolutely congratulate yourself on succeeding in getting through such an ordeal! A little gift would be a very good idea indeed! I'm so sorry I missed your last post; I've been going through a very challenging time and have stepped away from blogland for a while. Having enjoyed the most glorious and almost warm weather this week I can understand how you wished it would take a turn for the worst. It's been beautiful but unsettling as winter seems to have quite vanished away. Surely it's not time yet?

    Happy weekend to you and your family.

    Stephanie

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  29. I'm happy for you that the difficult exam is over for you now. Time to relax again and enjoy things (like those milkshakes...yum!) The tulips are gorgeous. I looked at all the pretty colors of them at the store, but passed up buying some for myself. We love Papa Murphy's pizzas! They are the best. I loved Northern Exposure when it was on and have watched a few online episodes since just for the nostalgia of it. Great show!

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  30. All done and dusted,. Relax and enjoy your lovely weekend xxx

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  31. It's great to hear that it's all turned out well. Enjoy your milkshake and your at-home date.
    Looking forward to seeing your finished blanket. X

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  32. I'm glad everything is ok for you Jennifer don't you feel as if a great big weight has been lifted, I know the feeling and once it's over you have a new lease of life. It sounds like you have lots to look forward to, I'm looking forward to seeing your blanket. :) xx

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  33. I'm glad you were able to get through it & it was good news too! Sounds like a busy crafty time coming up & enjoy your milkshake when it arrives, it sounds like you have a lovely sweet husband. x

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  34. I'm so glad the trauma is behind you for another year. Hope you enjoyed that shake! I can't wait to see the blanket :o)

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  35. Lovely tulips and take care now!
    Warm hug,
    Titti

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  37. I'm really glad it went well. Tulips are always the best. xx

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  38. I'm so pleased it went well Jennifer. I love tulips...they might just be my favourite flower. The jug is beautiful too. I hope you enjoyed your pizza :-) xxx

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  39. Yay, that your exam went well! Thanks for sharing your pretty tulips with us :-) xx

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