Sep 30, 2019


Well, Dearies, mystery solved as to why I have been feeling a bit off. Mr. Crohn's has reared his ugly head and I am home today with fluids, a heating pad, and steroids. I know it sounds nuts, but I am relieved to finally know what it was that had me thrown.

No worries. I am going to take advantage of the quiet to rest and renew. I'm pretty sleepy, so would imagine that the big girl sleigh bed will be calling to me in a few minutes, but that's perfectly OK with me.

My friends made it home safe and sound and this morning I was delighted to receive a message from another dear college friend who will visit this next weekend! I absolutely love and miss this woman and follow her amazing life on the Facebook, so it will be wonderful to see her and catch up.

I. Am. Truly. Blessed.

Our meatloaf dinner was really good and hearty last night and JB has a fridge full of leftovers to get him through the week. I am back on smoothies and salads without exception until I hit my next goal. I was pretty careful over the weekend and didn't completely over indulge, but I don't want to stray too far away from austerity or I'm likely to go backwards!

If I can, I'm going to switch out the stitchy basket this week to some Halloween things. I might even pull Plum Pudding back out to tackle another section or two. Either way...the ultimate goal is to get at  least 30 minutes a day. I have allowed life to get in the way of my stitching, and that is just OK at all. A stitchy spinster makes for a happy healthy it's back to needle and thread I go!

That's the report for a foggy Monday. I hope your weekend was wonderful and that your week is off to a great start. What's on your agenda for the day?


  1. Coni, I am sorry you are dealing with Mr. Crohn! But it sounds like you have a good plan in place with fluids, steroids, and rest. Thinking of you!

  2. I'm sorry to hear you're having a Crohn's flare-up, but it's good you realized something was up and you have good ways of dealing with it. (I'm glad you felt well enough for your visit though.) Take good care of yourself and I hope you feel better very soon!

  3. A mystery solved and a plan in place is always a good thing..
    I enjoy your times of bliss which says the Angels gave you spots of reprieve and renewal to enjoy the gift of visiting friends. Time in the sleigh bed sounds delicious as the left overs for Mr. JB.... Dorme and heal, dear one.

  4. I really didn’t absorb much after the “cold and rainy” phrase in yesterday’s post; at that point, jealousy consumed me and I tuned out. In our part of Texas, we had a cool front with temperatures only in the mid-nineties and “feels like” temperatures near 100. So it’s cooling off, but cold? I think not. I hope you curled up in your cozy bed and ignored that wretched Crohn visitor. Our AC ran only about six daylight hours, so we know fall is on the way.. i’m glad you are forming your Crohn’s defense, will be soon on the mend and will be ready for another treasured friend’s visit.

  5. I do wish they named that a little different - always sounds like a witch! LOL! But so glad that there was an underlying issue that has had the finger of doom pointed at it in the way of steroids! Hopefully you will be feeling so much better soon. I was so surprised when I had asthma so bad and was given a dose of steroids, guessing different type, and within a day and a half I was out weeding the veg patch without one single cough or wheeze as though I never had it at all! May your dosage bring fast relief too!
    It's all go for you! Another friend visiting - super! And out comes seasonal sewing. Wonderful times dear Coni! xx

  6. I am so happy that you finally figured out what was going on and also that you have been having so many visitors! Sounds like you are enjoying yourself despite what hurdles your health is throwing at you. You are one tough cookie!