Wednesday, May 11, 2011

VINTAGE BROOCH RECEIVED





The pics above show the beautiful box and the brooch that was inside wrapped in very pretty tissue paper. It looks to me as if Sandi painted the tile to match the rose tissue. Even the tissue paper is a keeper.

I am still unpacking. We arrived home on Sun. late afternoon and the 2 suitcases made it upstairs but still not unpacked. I had all the rest of my junk (sewing stuff) loaded in the trunk also so took time getting that out. Piled on the dining room table. I have been shopping for food as the pantry is bare. Went to see my daughter on Mon. and stopped and spent $132.00 on the way home at the food store. Went out again today with a better list and spent another 110.00. Holy cow. What are young families doing with growing kids to feed. Hopefully I have us stocked up for a couple of weeks with just fresh milk, fruit, etc. needed. I have never kept track of what I spend on food but it might surprise me if I did for a couple of months. Maybe I will try that just out of curiosity.

Actually the main reason that I am trying to take it easy unpacking is that I hurt my ribs on the right side just before we left. I was on the ladder in the garage that pulls down to the attic and I couldn't reach the suitcases. I reached too far and a piece of wood caught me between the ribs. I am sure it is just bruised but I tell you I never want anymore bruised or broken. You can't laugh, get the hiccups, turn over in bed or reach down to get things without it hurting. I have been taking advil to dull it. I am sure in another week or so it will feel better. I hope.

5 comments:

Cathy K said...

Glad you’re back in Illinois and getting settled, but sorry to hear about your sore rib! Take it easy, sweetie! Big cyber hugs, Cathy

Gina E. said...

Oh Freda, it sounds like you have bruised one (or more) of your ribs. Go and get it checked out, please! Admittedly there isn't anything they can do (I did a similar thing to myself once, and will never forget how uncomfortable I was for weeks), but at least if you know what you've done, you can deal with it appropriately (just rest, usually).

Linda said...

Freda, What a beautiful pearl brooch you received! I love it. Now PLEASE take good care of yourself!! Linda

Magpie's Mumblings said...

No more over-reaching and hurting yourself my friend! Take care of you and get lots of rest so you get better sooner.

Linda Matthews said...

Take care Freda, and I LOVE that brooch - reminds me of one my grandmother used us to have. Lovely memories :)