Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10

Monday, June 6, 2016

47

Hi friends! How are you today? Today I am 47. Years old that is! ;) We went to my mom's for chocolate cake and some presents yesterday. Yep. My mom still has us all home for our birthdays. I am the oldest. I have three younger brothers.

Our friend June sent me a birthday package on Friday. She sure made me smile. Here is what she sent me. Notice the wonderful poodle card on the left!
June wrote me the loveliest message in that card. Thank you June. Thank you for all of my sweet gifts. The Motherly Devotion pattern is gorgeous. The precious fairy touches my heart, as does your message. I will definitely be putting to use the pink floss, floral ribbon and sweet matroyshka button!

As soon as I had mentioned to all of you in my last post that my headaches had finally become quite low and bearable, boom!, they are nasty. I called the neurologist's office this morning. I am not impressed with Imitrex. I thought it was supposed to knock these headaches out. I can only take three tablets a week. And only take tylenol 10 days a month. The heat is really, really messing me up. If  I am outside for 2 minutes, the headache pain soars. I have a feeling I am headed to the medical college's headache clinic. The neurologist had said if we could not get these under control after trying things, then that is where I need to be. sigh.

So, I am able to garden by going out first thing in the morning before the sun and heat come.
Sadly, baking is just not as much fun when your head is in crushing pain(that blast when you open the oven door). I was able to bake this bread over the weekend though.
I will be back next time with a finish to share. I hope you have a lovely week my friends. Thank you for your sweet words of encouragement. I appreciate your friendship.

Oh! One more thing! Take a look at us. :) I asked Madeleine to take an updated  profile picture of me and all three poodles.
Stitching and praying,
Vickie

50 comments:

Brigitte said...

Happy Birthday to you, Vickie!!!! So nice to read that you could celebrate with your mom. Enjoy this wonderful gift from June, she is such a sweetie.
Not so good to hear that the headache has become worse again through the hot weather. But it seems that there is still hope when nothing helps so far and take the next step and go to this special clinic.
A wonderful picture that Madeleine took of you with your cute poodles.

KimM said...

Oh, Vickie! Happy belated birthday. The gifts from June are so thoughtful and so very sweet ....just like June....and just like you. I am sad to hear your pain has come back with a vengeance and hope the headache clinic can help. Is that Mayo Clinic? I love, LOVE your new profile picture. A pretty lady surrounded by a swarm of attentive admirers.
Sending many hugs, my dear friend
xxx

Annie said...

Happy Birthday! You look so much younger than your years. That's a lovely photo with your 'babies'.

So more headache woes. I get problems in hot weather too. Drink tons of water if you don't already do that. I think dehydration can exacerbate the problem. Hope the experts can figure this out if the Imitrex doesn't do it.

Tricia T said...

Happy birthday, Vickie! Your poodle picture is so sweet. : ) I'm so sorry about the increased headache activity. {Hugs} I pray that they will be able to calm them down soon!

Isadarena said...

Happy Brthday my Dear vicky and so happy you could spend this wonderful day with your Mom.
I'm very sorry that your headache has become so worse.
You are very lovely on the picture with your three pets !
Hope your doctor helps you !
Blessings,

Margaret said...

Happy birthday! I love that pic of you and the pups. It's wonderful! So sorry to hear the headaches got worse again. :( I hope they can find a solution at the headache clinic, if you end up going there. I also hope you get appointments quickly! Prayers.

Manuela said...

Happy Birthday to you, Vickie.
I wish you a wonderful day with your mom.
Wonderful photo from you and your three little poodles.
Enjoy the lovely gift from June.
Greetings, Manuela

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday my dear friend! I absolutely love the picture of you and the darling poodles :) I am so glad that you went to your moms yesterday....family celebrations are so special.

I am so sorry your headaches have gotten worse because of the heat...I wish I lived closer and then I would come and help in the garden...at least for a little while...lol Your flowers are just beautiful, you are doing a great job!

Have a great day my friend, I will be thinking about you and praying those headaches go back down!

Hugs!

Robin in Virginia said...

Vickie, sending you wishes for a marvelous birthday. What a lovely picture of you and your three babies! I enjoyed your flower pictures along with the round of bread. I am sorry that your headaches has increased in the pain department. Lifting you up in prayers for the pain to lessen. Thinking of you!

Sweet Sue said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Friend, hope your day is as special as you! That is one beeeautiful bread you've got there. As always, wishing you success on your road to wellness:)

Irene said...

Buon compleanno Vickie!

Melinda said...

so many wonderful people are born in June. Happy Birthday!. I love the color of your Iris Huckleberry Fudge - its beautiful. I can't imagine your headaches. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts.

Penny said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday, Vickie! LOVE the photo of you and your three furry babies! : ) Praying the headache clinic can find the solution to your headaches - quickly. Sending lots of hugs your way!

Linda said...

Sorry your headaches are bad again Vickie. Beautiful picture of you and your furbabies.

Linda

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Happy Birthday sweet friend. :) I love the new updated pictures of you and the sweet fur babies. Your flowers are so pretty. I bet your garden is awesome. I am so very sorry about the headaches sweet friend. Keeping you in my prayers. Blessings to you always.

Solstitches said...

Happy, happy birthday Vickie! What a lovely package you received from June. The poodle card is just perfect for you.
Sorry you are still suffering with the headaches.
Lovely picture of you and your furry family.

moreofhim said...

Happy Birthday, my dear friend!! I love the beautiful picture of you with the three poodles. You're such a pretty lady, inside and out! I'm so glad you got to celebrate with your family for your birthday.

I am so sorry to hear your headaches are worse. My heart just fell when I read that. I'm glad you're pursuing your doctor on this and getting the help you need. Of course, my prayers are constant and will continue.

You are greatly loved!

Blessings - Julie

Karen said...

Happy Birthday! You are still a youngster. Love the great picture with the pups.

So sorry to read that your headaches are so bad again. I hope you can find some relief from them soon.

Julie said...

Happy birthday wishes to you dear Vickie. Madeleine took a lovely picture if you with your furry friends.

Carolien said...

Happy birthday, dear friend!!! And what a lovely 'official' portrait on your birthday, so nice!
I'm sorry to read that your headaches are nagging again ...
I wish and hope you have a great day anyway.

Birthday hugs and waves from Holland, Carolien

Mouse said...

awwwww happpyyyy birthday ....glad you had a lovely day and gorgeous photo of you all ...
hope you get the headaches sorted soon there has got to be something that will work for you better ...love mouse xxxxxx

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday!

I'm so sorry to hear your headaches are back. I was so hopeful for you! Sending you a hug.

Kaisievic said...

Happy Birthday, dear Vickie. Oh, so sorry to hear that the headaches are back - not good news at all. Lovely gift for your birthday and what a gorgeous new profile pic of you. Stay well, hugs, Kaye

Kaisievic said...

P.S. Your bread looks amazing!

gominam said...

That's a beautiful picture. Happy Birthday, may all your headaches be gone. Your garden surely cheers you up, the flowers are so pretty:)

Carol said...

♫♪♫ Happy Birthday, dear Vickie ♫♪♫

Ah--47... that sounds so very young to me! I wish you every happiness in your "new year"--and a special wish for those nasty headaches to just leave you alone. Love the photo of you and the poodles--you look very pretty and relaxed. I guess holding them is good therapy!!

Enjoy your day!

Minnie said...

Happy Birthday! It is so wonderful that you still have mom and she still serves cake for your birthday. Hope someone can find you some relief and you can enjoy your beautiful garden.

Katrina said...

Hi Vickie, happy birthday wishes to you all the way from New Zealand!! Hope you have a wonderful day, love the photo xx

Barb said...

A very happy birthday to you! I am so sorry to hear about the headaches being back! Take good care of yourself!!

Sandra die Puppenhexe said...

Dearest Vickie,
Once everything all love for your birthday! I embrace you from afar and wish you a fantastic new year. Especially health and wellbeing! May God protect you.
Your gifts of June are great, the image of Our Lady is so beautiful. Also you look very happy in the midst of your beloved animals. I very much hope that he will soon be feeling better.
From the heart of your Sandra

Bea said...

Happy birthday! Wonderful photo of you and the poodles.

You need some real answers about your headaches - maybe the clinic can help.

butterfly said...

Happy Birthday TOOOOOOOOOOOOOO you.
Hope you had a lovely day my sweet friend .
Love the photo with your babies .
How can we get rid of these headaches ?
This is worth trying
Try looking at your food intake ,when you get a bad head write down what food you had the day
before .
Do this over a month and just see if a pattern forms .
Thats when I found out about chocolate and cheese my headaches were so bad I was in bed 3 days out of 7. I read in a book once that women at 50 can have this happen .
I stayed away from cheese and chocolate for 10 yrs, now I can eat it again and I don't get headaches !
I had head scans and every thing but they could not find any thing wrong , so I found this out myself .
Worth trying .
Have a good week , always thinking of you hugs.

Irmeli said...

You received wonderful gifts from June.
Your iris looks gorgeous. It has a special color, beautiful!
And you're so pretty with the dogs.

Lesley said...

Happy Birthday Vickie:) Chocolate cake at mom's sounds the ideal birthday treat.
It sounds like you are being put through a process of elimination with your headaches,I hope the answer is close by so that you get long term relief from pain.

Angela said...

Happy Birthday Vickie :) I completely understand the headache pain. Immitrex didn't work for me either, neither does Maxalt although it is a bit better at hiding the pain. Humidity is my worst enemy :( Take care sweet friend. I'm thinking of you and hoping the headaches ease.

CalamityJr said...

Happy belated birthday! Sounds like you had a lovely day. I've been wanting something chocolate so your cake especially sounds great :). Madeleine's portrait is exquisite; I can't imagine how she got so much detail in a 2" square. Amazing! I'm sorry your headaches are worsening. Hopefully the clinic will have new and successful forms of treatment.

Maggee said...

Hope your birthday was a great one! You are a wonderful friend! June gifted you with some lovely presents. And I am sure the celebration with your Mom was extra special! Hugs!

Lillie said...

Happy Belated Birthday Vickie, hope your had a great day with your mom.
Hope you get well soon from the terrible headaches. Take care!

Christina said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day. Beautiful iris. Continued prayers going your way.

Mii Stitch said...

Belated birthday wishes Vickie!
Mine was on the 1st June :)

Von said...

Happy birthday wishes, Vickie!!

What an unusual color of iris - I love it.

Always praying.

Andrea said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!!
A lovely photo of you and your dogs.
I do hope the headaches ease for you.

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

Happy Belated Birthday! Sounds like you had a wonderful day with your family.

Great gift from June, the perfect card too. I love the Official Portrait for your Birthday - Her Majesty with her Loyal Poodles!

Angela Tucker said...

Happy, happy, happy belated birthday from me!! 47? You are still a baby. Smile. I think it's great that you still go home for your birthday. Do you get cake AND ice cream? LOL Your flowers are beautiful as usual. You know how I feel about irises. LOL

Hilda said...

Dear Vicky,
I have to correkt myself (my mail) I DID read this post (but did not comment)
happy birthday, my dear friend.
I really really hope that all your pain will soon be away and you can enjoy a wonderful life!
The picture of you and your poodles is just darling!

Hugs
Hilda

Weronika said...

I am late with this but HAPPY BIRTHDAY VICKIE! HUgs and kisses from Poland :)

Sarah in Stitches said...

Happy birthday, Vickie! I'm so sorry your pain has increased. Fingers crossed you can find some relief soon...

FlashinScissors said...

Hi Vickie, Happy Belated Birthday to you! Such a lovely photo of you and your furbabies!
Sorry to read of your continuing headaches., I'm sure it must be very hard to do anything while you are in such pain. I hope something helps you lose those pains soon! Your bread looks delicious! I love baking bread too! Such sweet presents from your friend.
Barbara xx

Justine said...

Happy belated birthday wishes to you! Such sweet gifts from June.

Judy said...

Happy birthday, Vickie. 😄 My Birthday Prayer for you is health and healing.