My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #565: It Finally Got Me

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 12-27-2011 02:07 PM 1951 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 564: Aftermath Part 565 of My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond series Part 566: Sleep in Heavenly Peace »

Well, folks – while I seemed to dodge the bullet all through the months of November and December while everyone around me was sick, it seems that I have caught a cold. I let my guard down just for a bit and put away my mask just long enough for the holidays (no – I really didn’t wear a mask – I am just funning with you!) and BAM! It snuck up on me (you know, auto correct keeps telling me there is no “snuck” in the dictionary? But it is there and means “to sneak” so don’t always trust it!) I am sure it was because I was distracted with all the holiday preparations and such and had I been more aware, it wouldn’t have gotten a hold on me.

It started with a sore throat which I thought was perhaps from talking – although I wasn’t really talking too much and now my head is stuffy and I have pressure on my sinuses. I did take some meds last night and got some sleep, so that should help me recover very quickly. That and some vitamin C should do it. And tea.

But I won’t let it get me down. No sir-ee! I have a lot I want to get started with and make for the new year.

Funny story – yesterday Keith was looking for the part for his car. He found it at Canadian Tire online and wanted to call to make sure that it was right and see about picking one up. He tried several times to call and was put on hold by the automated phone system.

Finally we decided just to go there to get it, as in the mean time he found a mechanic that was recommended by his friend who would do the job for him. We took the car to Kieth’s dads and took his dad’s SUV to Yarmouth to get the part. When we got to town, it was like a ghost town. NOTHING was open! Here is was ‘boxing day’ when all the stores should be open and because Christmas came on a Sunday, all was still closed. Silly us! So we wasted about three hours driving around to nowhere and wound up having dinner in the one restaurant that was open. Dinner was nice though and they had the place decorated nicely.

So I don’t know if we are going to head out again today or not. I know Keith will go, but I may wind up staying home. Besides saving money, it would probably be good for me to stay here and work.

Speaking of work – I received some pictures from a customer of mine this morning. Her grandfather made several sets of my ‘Rocking Reindeer’ pattern with a couple of modifications. She said that everyone loved them and they were a big hit. I thought I would show them to you too:

I really loved seeing this! It is great to see what others do with my designs. I think they came out beautiful and I love the idea of them all standing on the base.

Well, I hope you all have a great day today. Around here, we are getting pretty much back to normal. It will be fun to draw and get back at the saw again.

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#1 posted 12-27-2011 03:36 PM

I sympathise, my cold started on the 23rd of December and lasted all Christmas. Today I am well enough to get back into the shop though. Back to work tomorrow.

Nice Reindeer display.

Happy new year, Sheila

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 12-27-2011 08:47 PM

Thatta way to go gal!

Grab that bull by the horns and don’t let go until it Sees it Your way! LOL

Just keep popping those C pills… and be sure to get good REST and don’t let yourself Run Down and get weak… that’s when it grabs you… when you’re weak & run down… You have to stay strong… too much work will catch up with you.
Chicken soup too…

Heck, I’m starting to sound like some Mother Hen….!! ... Sorry…

Have a good new Year!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 12-27-2011 09:31 PM

the sprigs o pine are a nice idea. the deer look nice also of coarse

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 12-28-2011 01:33 AM

sorry to hear that, got the same thing. oh welll…. hang in there get rest and take some c pills…. be well and happy and enjoy life with all around you…and have a happy new year….shinju

-- enjoy, be well and enjoy life with all around you

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 12-28-2011 01:53 AM

Thank you all for your kind comments. I am pushing the Vitamin C and trying to take some down time. I actually slept for two hours this afternoon (you KNOW I am sick if I do that!) I found some nice cream of chicken soup with wild rice that I had stashed in the freezer, so it was great to just take it out and have a good meal. Lots of tea too.

The good part is that my mind is busy thinking of my next designs. So part of me is still ‘working’. The cold medicine makes me tired, but I was going on about 5-6 hours of sleep for the past couple of weeks anyway so maybe it is just my way of catching up. I promise I won’t whine about it anymore. I can feel that it won’t be too bad and I should be back to normal soon.

Thanks again and have a great night! Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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