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Titus 2:11

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to my fellow Orthodox friends!

Here are my orts from 2015. They are sitting atop our non-moving(rather cold here)snow. About 7 inches of it. Those two blades of grass are what the snowblower threw there. I will put these orts out in the Spring for the birds to use in their nest building.
I am still working on my neck and upper back. I am hoping and praying the pain goes away through physical therapy and I won't even need further treatment from an orthopedic doctor. For the first time since I saw the hand and upper extremity orthopedic surgeon months ago, with the exam that brought on this awful neck pain, I felt less pain yesterday and today!! That is progress finally! Merry Christmas indeed!

Reading and praying,
Vickie


33 comments:

Clare - Aimetu said...

Great to read you feel a little improvement, I hope it continues in 2016. Great jar of orts, what will you do with them?

Инна said...

Merry Christmas!
I wish you happiness and good health!

butterfly said...


I am so happy for you Vickie .
It is going to turn colder here soon

Hilda said...

Merry Christmas to you, my dear friend!
I am so happy to read about the progress on your neck pain. I really hope for you, that it will get better and better every day until your are completely painless!

Hugs
Hilda

gracie said...

Hope the pain continues to subside....

Jacquie Morris said...

Oooh I have never thought of collecting my threads all together for the whole year..... I bet my pile of threads would be much larger as I just cut threads willy nilly... But saying that I do rumage sometimes through my thread cuttings if I just need a colour for one or two stitches. I may keep all my cuttings together now as I am quite curious to see how many I can collect all year! I love all the colours in your 'cold' jar :)
Hope your feeling a little better....sending you happy smiley thoughts :)
Smiles :)

Julie said...

Super jar full of ORTS
your snow is nice to look at, we have horrid rain and windy weather today, not nice at all.

Chris said...

Lots of orts!
So glad that you have a little relief!

Angela Tucker said...

Good morning, Vickie! Glad to hear that things are a bit better. Smile!!

Carolien said...

Meery Christmas and what a beautiful icon this is!

I am glad the pain is a little less ...

Havea great day! Bye, Carolien

Christina said...

Merry Christmas! That is indeed a wonderful Christmas gift. I hope the pain continues to subside.

LindaLee said...

Oh my Vickie. I didn't realize that you were having so much pain. Will be keeping you in prayer for sure. Your orts are fantastic! What a year you must have had with your stitching. Good job indeed! I pray that this year you'll have much less and actually no pain at all.
Hugs and prayers to you. LindaLee

cucki said...

Merry Christmas my dear...
Such a sweet Christmas gift..big hugs x

cucki said...

I am so glad that the pain is less..sending you love and blessings x

KimM said...

Take care, Vickie - hope you are pain free soon.
xxx

Jenny said...

What a great way to celebrate....with less pain! I hope and pray that you will be pain free soon. I love your ort jar and all the threads will help to make cozy homes for some lucky birds. I love to watch the birds in our yard....the sparrows are so funny and the doves are so quiet and shy, and the hummingbirds just fly around them all going back and forth to their feeder. I hope you have a good day today my friend.

Lesley said...

That is some good news Vickie.I hope you keep on improving.

Brigitte said...

I'm always glad when I can read here that you feel slightly better. I just hope that the improvement goes on.

Ele said...

So glad you are feeling a little better

diamondc said...

Vickie: Good news to be sure, I hope all your pain goes away.

Blessings
Catherine

Bea said...

I'm very happy to hear the pain has lessened.

Great orts - they really look very nice all together like that.

Margaret said...

Good news on the pain! I am praying that it is even less now. So sorry this has happened -- the last thing you need. I do hope you can avoid the second orthopedist appointment. Happy belated Orthodox Christmas!

Penny said...

Merry Christmas, Vickie. And that is wonderful news about your pain level!!! Prayers that it continues to get better.

Meari said...

That's a lot of orts! I haven't cleaned mine out yet.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Brrrrr, shivering at the sight of the snow. Love the snow poodle though.
I'll empty my ORTs in time for this weekend's TUSAL post.

Lumiruusu said...

The Christ is born indeed ! Blessed be The Kingdom of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit!

Thank you for visiting my little blog! The Cold temperatures are always good for my back pain ..even though it is nice and warm inside :) So nice to know you have had even a little bit less pain.

Carol said...

Merry Christmas, Vickie! What a nice gift to have you pain a bit less--hope it continues to diminish throughout this new year!

♥ Nia said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!! :)
May this new year bring you all you wish for!!
hugs&smiles to you

Beth said...

Merry Christmas to you Vickie! Hope this year is a one with far less pain.

gominam said...

Doesn't that Ort pic just give a calming effect? Feel a lot better soon. Take care.

Weronika said...

Happy Christmas Vickie! That'a a very nice idea of using your orts. Hope you will be better soon.

Annette-California said...

Merry Christmas Vickie! What a lovely gift for the birds - you are so thoughtful. love Annette

moreofhim said...

Wow! What a testament to all your stitching! I'm going to do the same with my little threads - give them to the birds for nest building. I do that with my yarn ends, too. They love them and it's so fun to see them peeping out of the nests when I happen to find one in the trees.

Many blessings - Julie