Sunday, June 25, 2006

In a Nutshell....

A handful of folks have asked me where I've been, why I haven't been around much or been my usual "post happy" self. The short answer is I've been sick for the past few weeks and it's been a rocky road. I've been battling migraines and most recently one that's lasted 10 days so far and counting. I was given a few options; one of which was being admitted into the hospital but chose option B so this past Thursday I had some trigger point injections in my neck and head along with some steroids to try and break the cycle. None of the traditional medicines or treatments have worked so far. I don't know the cause of them yet and am still undergoing tests but it's been very painful to say the least. I'm coming off the medicine I've been on but that will take 3 weeks to wean off and in the interim I'm suffering with a constant headache. It's gone from a constant throbbing pain to a dull ache but it's there nonetheless. The doctor I'm working with has been incredibly supportive despite the fact that I've called him so many times, most recently in tears from the pain. I had an MRI yesterday and go for a sleep study and EEG as soon as I get a pre-authorization from the insurance company. So that's it in a nutshell. To those who have asked and those who have wondered where I've been, I appreciate the concern. I'm not someone who gets sick often so it's scary, especially now. Hopefully I'll be able to get this problem rectified soon and be back to my not-so-old self soon.

More Quilt Pieces

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Happy Birthday to Me!

Every year I buy myself a little something (okay a big something) but this year decided to keep it small. I had been admiring this bracelet from Lenox and decided it would be a perfect token to keep me company during the wait. The symbols are love, wealth, longevity, double happiness and good fortune. Sounds good to me!

Monday, June 19, 2006

The Perfect Scrapbook

I've been searching for the perfect scrapbook for my quilt wishes for weeks to no avail and then I finally found exactly what I wanted. It is PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Mandarin character on the cover means "LUCK". How perfect for the wishes, right? Tell me what you think (and no I won't tell you where I got it) Love, Lisa

Quilt Progress

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Secret Pal Strikes Again!

My secret pal strikes again and boy does she have me figured out already. I received such a beautiful package of gifts including a sterling pendant/chain of the character for year of the dog (my year of birth), a cucumber-melon candle (my favorite scent), an Asian picture frame, a pink brocade album (my favorite color), chopsticks, a satin, pearl adorned box (for the necklace) and a book of poetry for a Chinese daughter. The book is really beautiful and I've already worn the necklace and gotten many compliments on it. Thanks again, secret pal, you rock!!!! Love, Lisa PS. Make sure when snooping, you keep that anonymous posting. I don't want to know who you are yet :-)

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Tagged AGAIN

Nicole is at it again so here goes. 1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME (first pet and current street name): Lambchop Avenue 2. YOUR MOVIE STAR NAME (grandfather/grandmother on your mom's side, your favorite candy): June Reeses 3. YOUR "FLY GIRL/GUY" NAME (first initial of first name, first two or three letters of your middle name): L ELL 4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME (father's mother's name, street where you grew up): Mildred Bennington 5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME (best friends name, city where you were born): Gary New Brunswick 6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME (first 3 letters of your last name, last 3 letters of mother's maiden name): Eis Bro 7. JEDI NAME (middle name spelled backwards, your mom's maiden name spelled backwards): Nelle Nworb 8. SUPERHERO NAME ("The", your favorite color, favorite drink): The The Pink Ghetto Fruit Punch

Thursday, June 08, 2006

I've Been Tagged!

Well I've been cyber tagged By Nicole so here A-Z list Accent: Definitely a Nu Yawka Booze: Not a major drinker but do like a fruity concoction now and then. Think malibu bay breeze, pina colada, apple, watermelon or chocolate martini or strawberry daquiri. Chore I Hate: Doing dishes Dog or Cat: Dog all the way Essential Electronics: PC, Ipod and Stereo Favorite Cologne: Issay Miyake (alcohol free) Gold or Silver: White gold or platinum Hometown: Born in New Jersey but NYC girl at heart Insomnia: Yep Job Title: Program Coordinator, MR/DD Services, Adjunct Professor, Consultant Kids: Waiting for my China Babe Living Arrangements: Apartment in NYC Most Admirable Traits: Success story, ambitious, lots of integrity and a great friend Number of Sexual Partners: none at present unless BOB counts Overnight Hospital Stays: several Phobias: bugs, thunder and lightening Quote: "the best way to get over someone is to get under someone else" Religion: Jewish by birth and by soul Siblings: 19 year-old 1/2 brother Time I Wake Up: as late as possible Unusual Talent or Skill: Unusual? No, just obscene Vegetable I Love: String beans Worst Habit: I think I can save the world X-Rays: Sure Yummy Foods I Make: Asian stir fry Zodiac: Gemini....definitely a twin..there are two distinct side to me. The one that most see and the side that only those closest to me get the opportunity to see.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

More Quilt Squares and Wishes

A few more squares and wishes received yesterday.

Quilt Progress

How awesome are my quilt pieces? All of the ones received so far are from members of my DTC (dossier to China group) group. They have come from all over the US and as far as Canada and Norway so far. Each one is more beautiful than the next and I am so touched by each and every piece. It's hard to capture the beauty of them here but trust me....they're wonderful. You'll notice that on each wish is a small piece of the fabric they sent so that some day we'll be able to match the wish with the piece that will be in the quilt. Pretty cool, huh? I have to get moving on sending out mine. I've bought all the fabrics which was so much fun and now I must get creative with the wishes. Anyone wanting to participate can refer back to my post about how you can contribute to my 100 Good Wishes Quilt for my daughter to be. If you need my address, let me know. Keep em coming!!!! Love, Lisa