Firstly, I want to thank everyone for leaving such wonderful encouraging comments during my enforced hiatus from blogging...you have all been so very kind and I enjoyed reading your words. I've made it through to the other side and now I can see and return to my much-missed normal activities, including blogging, commenting AND needlework. I hardly know what to do first!!
The other hurtle I need to cross is getting my vaccine. It seems the computer system doesn't like my health card and keeps insisting I have a duplicate. I don't, as a couple of visit to the eye doctor will attest. No problems using it there. The last time I called to attempt to register they told me that they could see the issue was with their system but unfortunately my file had to be sent 'up the line' and I've been told to wait. Three weeks now, and counting! Resident Chef got his first shot (Pfizer) with no problems so at least he's half protected.
VACCINES ARE BOOKED!
May 12 & Sept. 1
Obviously nothing exciting has been happening here at Chez Magpie, beyond completing the clean out of our friends condo. She has been moved to a lovely nursing home residence near her daughter and we know she's in good hands there, despite knowing we will miss her tremendously.
Spring is really trying to make an appearance here and it's inspiring to look out the window towards the river and see all the trees leafing out. There are so many amazing shades of green this time of year. I'm looking forward to getting out for walks now that I'm able to see where I'm putting my feet!
I'm sorry I haven't been able to search out the normal number of links (or, obviously, photos) for your viewing pleasure, but here's one I did find (be sure to click on each of the thumbnails to get the full picture!). I can aspire to be her when I grow up!
And, finally, here's a quote....“We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.”– John Newton