Wednesday, 17 August 2011

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 115


As usual I have plans, and that is why seeing the card samples from this year's workshops to date strewn across the desk is a bit of a surprise.  Remember that trapped nerve in my shoulder?  Turned out to be Shingles.  (So much for self diagnosis - put up with it for way longer than I needed to!) Am pumped full of something or other that look like horse pills and I must confess that they leave me listless.  As I was a bit 'off' anyway, this isn't good!  So instead of sitting for ages on what is for now, the most uncomfortable of stools,  I'm standing in intervals and doing some sorting. (How does the most comfortable stool in the world make your shoulder blade hurt?  No I don't know either!)  These cards are destined for the Hospice to sell - if anyone has a charity to which they give cards, let me know, will happily post you/them a bunch.  Good view of the overgrowing garden this week!  
Join us  for this week's WOYWW - show us what is on your Workdesk this Wednesday - upload a pic to your blog and link it here. We'll visit eventually!

91 comments:

Christine said...

Oh shingles is painful - feel for you and hope you're on the mend soon.

Carola Bartz said...

Shingles doesn't sound good. I had them when I was 19 or 20, it was very painful. I hope you're feeling better real soon.

The Paper Princess said...

Oh Julia, I hope you are feeling better soon! I have constant shoulder pain so I feel for you!

You have obviously been very busy though - amazing stack on your desk!

I took desk photos but was too busy to write the actual post...

Happy WOYWW to you!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.com

sandra de said...

Shingles is awful, I do hope those horse pills do the trick. A very impressive stash of cards despite your pain.

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Shingles? Oh poor you. I'm the same. Think it's one thing, time will heal it, wait and wait, see the Dr and find it could have been sorted ages ago.

So impressed by your stack of cards, and your plans for them. How kind and generous. See you Saturday.

MA

sasa said...

Ow Ow Ow! Painful indeed and not a quick one to depart either. I really hope you feel better soon and will be full of gusto...take care of yourself.
There's a big collection of cards going on here:
Charity Card Challenge
St Luke's Hospice
Little Common Lane
Sheffield
S11 9NE

See:
http://stlukescharitycardschallenge.blogspot.com/

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah Julia shingles is the pits! and you would have left it too late for the meds they cane give you in the very early days to help you with the problem, funny how we self mis-diagnose isn't it -takes a while to think maybe we just should have it checked ou0t.
I have just done similar with a pulled ligament in right ankle- using it when should have been resting it... lovely views of your garden and desk, happy WOYWW, Shaz in Oz.x

Morti said...

Morning Julia! So it's definitely Shingles then? Not nice, not nice at all..... sending you a gentle get well hug!

Dragon said...

ouch!!! that sounds painful and horrid, honey.. here's hoping said horsey pills make it go away and you feel more like you very soon... impressive stash of cards...
Frankie
xx

akilli melek said...

ouch! Hope those horse pills work their magic soon.
Not been up this early in a while, but today is the day (as they say...)Hoping to get some time to drop by later in the day or the week ;-) I like the butterfly card, but then i have a thing for butterflies - just cant get enough of them on cards, layouts, teeshirts lol.
have a great wednesday (standing or sitting, sending you hugs.
caroline

voodoo vixen said...

Oh poor thing... shingles is so painful... hope the tablets kick in and you aren't feeling to wretched!! Your garden looks so fresh and green through the window... very English!!

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

ooh Julia, shingles is not nice:((( Hopefully the horse pills will help
Love the view from your desk though....
Happy Woywwing
xx

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh so sorry to here of you suffering Julia...a real pain in the patootie! Here's hoping for a speedy recovery. Love that you are donating some of your creations!

okienurse said...

Oh my goodness Julia I hate to hear you have shingles cause those things can really hurt. I have had them a couple of times and they aren't much fun. Hope you get to feeling better and able to craft again soon! Vickie

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

ahhhh sending huggies sweetie pie .... hope you will be better soon .... naty ol' business is shingles. Take care you let them wait on you!

Hugs

kay

Marianne said...

ow...shingles...so sorry.
Feel better soon.
Love the view of your garden.

Sue said...

Hi Julia
one of me ressies has shingles, not nice, i do hope you feel better soon hun, lovely pile of cards there, bet they sell like hot cakes, lovely garden view, thanks for the mooch, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Helen said...

Hope the shingles go soon, and you don't suffer too much longer. Love your productive desk, and what a lovely pile of cards you are donating.

ScrappnBee said...

OH Julia! Hugs and prayers from across the pond! Shingles can be miserable! I hope you get better soon! If you really need a place to send your cards, I send mine to Operation Write Home here in the states (they may know of someone in the UK). They send cards to troops so that they can write home...even though there is no stationary store in the war zone. Hope you are feeling better soon! -Amanda

Pam said...

Not playing this week, so taking all the time in the world daydreaming out your window and then...what??? SHINGLES??? Holy HEC Julia! That is Le Miserab. Take all the meds you can get in any shape or form I say! Hope you are on the mend very soonish! No touch virtual hugs are being offered from the Amber Ink Front this week, while hoping for your quick recovery.

The Crafty Elf said...

Julia....shingles? You poor dear! Take care of yourself! What a view....I stare at a wall, yuck! That's a great pile of cards you have there and so generous of you to share them. I hope you are feeling better soon and have yourself a great day!

Twiglet said...

Great view and I can smell that fresh air from here - get well soon Julia - take it easy and let the medication do its work. x Jo

Twiglet said...

Hehe - see I told you she was telepathic - we have synchronised again - spooky!!

Wipso said...

Oh no not shingles Julia. :-( Really hope you can get lots of rest so you can heal quickly. Sending you lots of big gentle healing hugs.
A x

Spyder said...

ohoo shingles, I've had that! not nice, and had the pain for ages before the doc said...shingles..
Nope nope, garden looks fine to me, nice and green! and the desk is once more craftyness in motion.
(Lyn)

Bella said...

Oh horrid, you poor thing! Love those cards on your desk.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Now then me ol' mucker - rest, sleep, gentle pottering - all guilt free. See you soon xxxx

Franka Benjaminsen said...

A lot of cards on your desk today and... a beautiful spot to the garden. Hope you don't have too much pain and hope you feel better soon.
xFranka

Angie said...

You poor thing...very painful ...I remember painting a liquid on to a nerve rash OH had to dull the pain ...things must have moved on over the past 30 years. Hope you feel better soon.xx

PS wish my garden looked that good

misteejay said...

Hope the meds do their work and you are soon on the mend.

How come your overgrown garden looks lush and green whilst mine looks like straw & weeds...LOL

Toni xx

Betty Boo! said...

I was just told about you by my frend Aeryn! Love your garden view, I haven't seen beautiful grass like that in years (I live in the mountains!) I hope you feel better and the pain goes away soon.

Betty

Tammy O said...

Ouch, Hope you get better soon, Really missed sharing last week! Happy Wednesday hope you feel better soon x

Kate said...

Hope you have an enjoyable sort out and are feeling better soon.

** Kate **

famfa said...

Poor you. Hope you are feeling better soon. Nice to be able to have the window open whilst you are working x

Emma E said...

Shingles ... ouch! Hope you get better soon! I have to ask - what is that big yellow thing on your desk? Is it a tape dispenser?

Ann B said...

Ohhh shingles - sounds very painful - hope you are soon on the mend. Busy girl with all those cards, it takes me a day to make a couple.

Diane said...

I am not posting today.....nothing happening here to post about. i just cant work up the enthusiasm to do anything. Just wanted to say I hope you feel better really soon.

Cath said...

Not nice, hope you are back to your normal self soon.

Cathx

Doone said...

I am firmly of the opinion that shingles should only be found on beaches not on peoples shoulders, I do hope the horse medicine works and your stools soon become properly formed,

or did I misread you?

Dx

angelfish said...

Oh Julia, sorry you are suffering:( Hope those horse pills sort you out xx

Jona Panesa said...

ouch!!! get well soon!

Kyla said...

ooh, shingles.....ouch! Fingers crossed the horse pills work (dont try to jump and fences though!).
Love the stash of cards, my mum works for a hospice and I also sell cards for Sense (deaf blid charity)-like they say 'every little helps' (other far too large/what's happening to our local highstreet supermarkets are available!!).
Kyla

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Hope you feel better soon! Shingles is the worst! Very painful....so take your pills and do better soon!

Bubbles said...

Ooohhhh.... shingles - so sorry! I know how painful that can be. Hope it all settles down soon.

mariegoodwyn said...

Hi Julia - hope you are feeling much better soon - and just be grateful you CAN'T see my garden behind my desk - scary!

Karen said...

Ouch shingles, poor you! Take care and hopefully it won't hang aroung too long. I also make cards for cancer charities/hospices, so have sent you an email. Enjoy WOYWW!

Sheilagh said...

Hope you are on the mend really soon, Shingles is so painful. Stupid thing to say to someone suffering from it, sorry:(

Thank you for WOYWW, nosying around helps keep me sane in my maddening world right now.

hugs

Sheilagh

KanataNewf said...

Oh dear - hope the drugs work their magic and you are back to feeling better soon.

Happy WOYWW!

Sheena B

Erika said...

Ouch to the shingles, hope you feel better soon, that can be very nasty. What a pile of cards you have made too. You've been much more productive than me. Love the view out to the garden, if that was mine I'd get even less done, LOL.
Happy crafting Julia,
Regards Erika. x

The Crafty Chick said...

Well on the one hand...good that you know what you are dealing with....but only time and rest will get you well again, so good luck with finding time for that! Hey...the studio is finished!!! I'm proper preening myself today!! (puffs out chest)

Fully cognisant of the fact it won't stay that way for long! Don't blink!!

Susan said...

Oooh very painful - hope you're feeling better really soon. Thanks for sharing and for the whole idea - I love Wednesdays xx

Di said...

Hi Julia - ouch indeed! Shingles is so painful, take care and do as you're told! Fat chance of that I know but if you're told to take it easy then try to do so. Di xx

Charlene said...

Oh my....shingles are soooo painful! My husband had them years ago around his waist. I've never heard of them on a shoulder but guess they can be anywhere. Prayers for quick healing.

Sam said...

Ah! Shingles! You poor thing! Big Hug without the sqwoosh is on it's way!
I am afraid that Internet has gone down so I did fear that I wasn't going to be able to join in but I have sneaked in via work!! Not sure if it will be up and running by the time I get home. I will endeavour to go around somehow!
Get well Julia!

Scrappydiva said...

Whoohoo! I'm back! Haven't blogged in ages, but I've finally managed it today.

Oops, just reading back on your post and seeing you have shingles. Ouch! I hope that gets better soon!

Anthea

RosA said...

Ooooooh, shingles is NOT NICE! Hope you got on to those horse tablets early enough. Please make sure you take it easy though. That's a lovely view through your window.

Linda said...

I hope you are feeling better soon, Julia! Thanks for a peek at all your lovely cards. Happy WOYWW!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Julia

Long time no speak! Sorry to read that you've got Shingles you poor thing - I'm just as puzzled as you as why sitting on a stool would hurt your shoulder.... Wishing you better soon. My your desk is very busy today - don't you get distracted by the nice view of your garden!! Good luck with the big card sort out!

Well bye for now and take care.

Hugs

Tina

Jingle said...

Shingles isn't fun! Sorry you are so uncomfortable! Hopefully that passes quickly! Your stacks of cards look great!

Hazel said...

Oh poor Julia - definitely not nice having shingles - hope it clears up soon and that the pain subsides. What a lovely lot of cards ready for the hospice - well done x

Dragon said...

PS... don't forget the birdcage swap - you told me to remind you!!!! tee hee.... come on you know you want to...
Love and light
Frankie
xx

Ohhh Snap said...

Julia, I hope you are feeling better soon. I'm still snorting over Doone's comment and now see stool completely differently, but am hoping you find comfort soon :D.

Gorgeous cards! And you have quite a lot to sort through. Happy WOYWW :D. #89 (I'm going to have to start writing my number on a post-it every week to remember lol.

Ohhh Snap said...

snorting with laughter btw, in case snorting comments means something different to folks and don't want any miscommunication lol. still #89 :D

Joyce said...

So sorry to hear about the Shingles! I hope you feel better soon. It's great that you donate those beautiful cards to charity! :-)

Gloria said...

Here's hoping you feel better soon. Thanks for hosting.

Anonymous said...

Julia you are a master card maker.How generous of you to give them away. Hope you feel better soon. Sometimes you just need to rest too. Take care of YOU!!
fairyrocks.blogspot.com

pat said...

I always think I might be one of the early ones to post, but no chance.
I have been working on cards also. It is always such a good feeling to have a stash to choose from.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, so sorry to read you've got shingles - that has got to be one of the most painful complaints ever!!! You have my complete sympathy - hopefully the horse-pills will do the job and that you'll be feeling more yourself sometime soon. The hospice is really going to appreciate those cards. Elizabth x #70

Yogi said...

bummer about the shingles, but at lest you're diagnosed now. Love the view out your window. And I can't believe I'm at the end of the list almost. It's only 9:30 here in Calgary. I think I said that last week too. anyway have a great day and enjoy sorting. Nice to go down memory lane.

Lavinia said...

Sorry to here you under the weather Julia! My sister get bouts of shingles, horribly painful! Hope you get some rest & get well soon! Warm regards!
Lavinia
x

Sue said...

Thats me stereo next to the speaker hun, sue,x

Ann Freeman (mafswife) said...

Wish you better xx
Finally managed to join in again and share some crafty projects

kath said...

so sorry to hear that you have shingles julia...you take care and hope you feel better soon...hugs kath xxx

Kara said...

hope you feel better and up to crafting again soon

Marjolein..... said...

Trapped nerve in your shoulder? Oh my, sooo painful, Auwwwww. Last year got a trapped nerve in my lower back. A complete and sudden hernia, got an emergency surgery to restore the nerve, had to lay down flat in bed for several months and still got problems now. I hope you will do much better and a whole lot quicker. My advice LISTEN TO YOUR BODY and doctor of course!!!!

Greetings, Marjolein

Anne said...

Oooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhh Julia shingles is not nice do take it easy. What a lot of cards- my collection of the ones I have made at workshops resembles the pile on your desk. I never use the ones I made at workshop but keep them as a record of ideas and techniques but storage is getting to be a bit of a problem. Take care Anne x

Shoshi said...

Julia, I'm so sorry to hear you've got shingles. I had it a few years ago and it was horrible, but the horse pills do work! Glad you are able to get on with some cards, though - what a lot! I've managed to do a bit this week but not a lot - started on some new painting, and I've also finished my big project (shadow box) so I've got something to show for WOYWW at least!! (TWO posts today lol!!) Hope you feel better really soon.

Gita said...

Hope your shoulder feels better soon. Love the garden!

pat said...

Thank you for hosting WOYWW. It encourages people to share and it sure is fun to see whats happ'n.

Craftgirl said...

I spotted all your cards and then I read the post. Love to hear of cards going to charity.Here is a deserving one in my home town. http://www.worldhorsewelfare.org/

If anyone is in the area it is free to visit and a lovely place to take children. Not affiliated in any way.

Carol

NatashaMay said...

Great shot of the garden. Love all the cards as well. Good to hear you're getting better. :)

Mary said...

Shingles...not fun, I've had them also and happily, they will go away. Hang in there. The charity our group gives cards to is Operation Write Home. We create at our local scrapbook store and Karen sends them away. If you want to know more about Operation Write Home, check it out here: http://operationwritehome.org/

Dotty A said...

You poor thing, Shingles, I've seen what they do to people I truly feel sorry for you. If you got the pills to make it fell better who cares if you fell a little loopie....
Always love the view you have! And all the cards Yeaks!
Thanks for stopping by and the kind words on my blog!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Hoping a quick recovery is coming your way. It's not fun to be hurting. I love your BIG window and such pretty greenery to look at. Lots of great things on your desk. Your card generosity will make many happy. Best Wishes

alexa said...

Really sorry to hear about the shingles - I believe it's very painful and leaves you really washed out. :( Hoping you'll be better soon. And that's a fine crop of cards!

Anonymous said...

I made a mess and need to go back to tech school? My "QUEENMARCY" post at #117 is the correct one. I did not know how to DELETE #115 and #116. Sorry.
QueenMarcy

Tertia said...

Sorry to hear about your Shingles - A friend had it and she swears its the worst thing she has ever had! Hope it clears up real soon. Amazing how many cards we can accumolate isn't it?
Happy WOYWW

Sam said...

You will be pleased to know I did not get caught - so no trouble!! Jane loved her card! Having to play catchup in my lunchtime as we still have no internet at home! Grrr! Hope you are now on the mend!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I had shingles some years ago and it was torture! Hope you feel better soon ! What a great project you're up to with that great pile of cards!!

Tertia said...

Second week in a row I made it all the way and left comments for everybody. Just had to tell somebody that actually cares! (I think you do?!)
By the way, those holes in my table? I 'use' my DD's nail station to craft on, the holes are for bowls. One I think has warm water and the other, I think acetone.

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