Thursday, May 21, 2009

One Sick Blogger ...

I had great plans to start working on the backyard projects this week, finishing up this weekend, as I have Monday off thanks to my very kind office, but, I've fallen a little behind schedule due to my recent: "Seasonal Viral Infection with Flu-like Symptoms". All that money, and that's what I get?

Still, I'm getting better - feeling much better with each hour actually. Last night Scott promised use of our backyard to the block club on the 17th of June, which I don't mind at all - especially since it's fueling new momentum to have it all completed by then. We've added a retaining wall to the mix - something that we had only talked about briefly in our planning processes before. Something new everyday, I tell ya!

I'm sorry that I have no update pictures for you all to see ... hopefully there will be a whole slew of photos of progress available Monday night. Til' then - have a great weekend, and a wonderful holiday. If you're travelling - stay safe, and if you're gardening/decorating - have fun!


  1. Hope you feel better soon and are able to have a very nice Memorial Day weekend!

    Tricia - Avolli

  2. Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well, Artie. Best wishes for a full recovery very soon, as well as a fruitful Memorial Day weekend.

    ~ Ginny

  3. Hi Artie...I hope you are feeling better now. I will check back for those garden updates.

  4. So glad you are feeling better!
    It takes a few days.

    Nothing like an upcoming event to fuel the project motivation.

  5. Hope you're feeling better soon, Artie!

    Isn't it always amazing how an event at our homes seems get the momentum going, for finishing big and small projects!!

  6. ya know...
    there's a definite lull in the Universe
    when Artie's down for the count!

    the merry-go-round's stuck!
    petting zoo's asleep!
    band's lip-sync'n!

    feel better, Bro!

  7. Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear that you've been ailing. This has been a terrible year for viruses. Knock on wood, I have been spared so far.
    I hope you are back to gardening very soon.

    Healthy Hugs, Bridget

  8. Artie, I hope you're feeling better and have a great weekend! ☺♥☺ Diane

  9. {{{{{{{{{{{{{Artie}}}}}}}}}}} Feel better my friend! Don't push yourself out in the yard until you really feel up to it!

    Justine :o )

  10. Just get better....take the rest you need then it won't come back! Your yard will be fab in no time.

  11. Oh, poor one! I'm so sorry to hear you're sick, Artieness! Get plenty of rest and drink drink drink! You'll be up and around in no time!

    Oh, my husband loves the idea of slipcovering the chairs! I can't wait to get started on your suggestions! Thank you again, Dear One!
    Be a well sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  12. I think I spoke TOO soon, my throat is getting sore. Did I get that from the last time I visited your blog?

  13. That sucks. Hopefully you got some good drugs out of it!

    You know all us followers could dress up like nurses and bring you chicken noodle soup.

    We would probably find any excuse to get inside your house and ooooh and aaaaah over your decor.

    Oh, yeah, and you too!

  14. After the Brimfield high, your immune system must have weakened! Rest up so you can enjoy playing outdoors! Be well.

    G in CT

  15. Hi Artie...dadburnit...I've got the "bug" too! I wish you a quick recovery...I am anxious to see the slew of pics...I know they'll be great! Here's a hug..(( Bo ))

  16. Artie, Hope you're up & at'em. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress. ~ Robyn

  17. Hi Artie, so sorry to hear you're not feeling well. I look forward to you feeling better and posting all your wonderful things! Take care, Carol

  18. a cute photo anyway! feel better!

  19. Oh, gosh..I'm sorry you've been sick...hope by now it is ALL gone.
    Take care and enjoy Memorial Day..
    hugs, bj

  20. Artie, at the risk of rumours :) almost sounds like you and I may have the same thing.

    Hope YOU feel better soon!

  21. AWWWW, poor baby! Feel better. Thank God it's not the swine flu!

  22. Edward and I are so sorry to visit and find you ill!! Our best wishes are being sent your way! I recommend sleep, sleep, hot tea with a dollop of whiskey, and sleep. If you can get a big dog to curl up beside you...even better!!

  23. I've been thinking of you and I hope you are feeling better. Post something or stop by and leave a comment so I know you are alive and well.
    Love, b.

  24. Take care of yourself. Wishing you a speedy recovery and ....can't wait for the yard photos. You always inspire me!

  25. Artie, I'm relieved to hear you haven't kicked the bucket. lol

  26. I have been afflicted with that same thing...arrgghh...
    Glad to read in your most current post that you are much better. If I could just get the fluid out of my ears I would be so much happier.

    Your labeling system looks great. Very unobtrusive.