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Monday, January 4, 2016

Hi friends!

I have begun a new reading list for 2016. I am confident I will not reach my record high of 99 books in one year, like I did last year. The majority of the books read were from the Holy Bible. I do have two books read already this year though. A Sound Among The Trees by Susan Meissner was a very good read. Here is what the book is about: 

A house shrouded in time.
A line of women with a heritage of loss.

As a young bride, Susannah Page was rumored to be a Civil War spy for the North, a traitor to her Virginian roots. Her great-granddaughter Adelaide, the current matriarch of Holly Oak, doesn’t believe that Susannah’s ghost haunts the antebellum mansion looking for a pardon, but rather the house itself bears a grudge toward its tragic past.
When Marielle Bishop marries into the family and is transplanted from the arid west to her husband’s home, it isn’t long before she is led to believe that the house she just settled into brings misfortune to the women who live there.
With Adelaide’s richly peppered superstitions and deep family roots at stake, Marielle must sort out the truth about Susannah Page and Holly Oak— and make peace with the sacrifices she has made for love.

The second book I have read is The Diary of Rywka Lipszyc.  Rywka Lipszyc was a Polish-Jewish teenage girl who wrote a personal diary while in the Łódź Ghetto during the Holocaust in Poland. This is a good book. I must say the first section, The Background, is slow reading. I am extremely interested in all things World War II. My paternal grandfather served in the European Theater during WWII.

I would like to ask for prayer. I am trying not to get down about my neck. It is just that I went in for wrist pain in October. The exam, with all the twisting of my neck, from the orthopedic doctor really wrecked me. I have been in increased pain since. IN MY NECK! Yes, not my wrist. Now my neck is a big problem. I am calling another orthopedic doctor today to make an appointment. He specializes in spines/necks. 
I have not stitched in two weeks. And you know what? I am no better for it. I like to read, but I love to stitch.
Thanks for listening my friends. I appreciate you.
Reading and praying,


Anonymous said...

Hope youre neck feels better soon,

Cathy said...

I'm sorry to hear about the neck pain, and you will be in my prayers.


The Knitting Cross Stitcher said...

I hope that you get answers and treatment Vickie so that you can resume stitching.

gracie said...

Oh my friend, sorry about the pain. For now, read but also with care to positioning... take breaks and the stitching will need to wait for now.

Jacqueline Morris said...

I hope your back to stitching again soon.... I would of pulled all my hair out by now! Stitching helps keep me sane! Oh but your a great fan of reading... So many books! And go you! 100 in a year!! Me ... I don't do books, not one! Just don't find reading fun at all.
Smiles :)

Angela Tucker said...

Oh, Vickie, I am so sorry. I was so hoping that you would be pain free by now. :-(

Hang in there, sweetie. I've got a three and a half hour drive tomorrow to pick up Baby Boy. I think that I'll have a little chat with God on the way. Between Him and the doctors, you need to be back to your stitching!!

Lillie said...

Here's wishing you a speedy recovery Vickie. Take care!
Thanks for the snippets of the books your read, sounds interesting.

Barbara said...

Vickie, Why is it that when we go to a doctor, we come away worse off than when we went in? I do hope your pain leaves soon. Sweet friend I will say a prayer and I hope this new doctor gives you some relief.


Brigitte said...

OH Vickie, I'm so sorry to read about your increasing neck pain. I just hope that the new doctor can help you better than the first you went to.

Varla Lee said...

Dear Vickie, I will pray for your pain in our prayer group, i hope you'll get better sooner as possible! I'm sorry about this! A big warm hug.

cucki said...

My dear I hope you feel better soon
Sending you big hugs x

Carolien said...

Dear Vickie,

Everything has already been said in the comments, I follow them ...
Praying for you as well of course.

Take care, dear friend. Hope things will get better for you.

Hugs, Carolien

Christina said...

Congrats on your book challenge start. I am two books in also, except I never set a goal. I think last year, I read the most at 127. Some were re-reads and a few novellas. Of course my stitching mojo was almost non-existent.

Continued prayers going to you that your pain will subside soon.

Chris said...

Sending prayers! Sounds like the reading is a great comfort at this time.

Emma/Itzy said...

I hope it gets better soon for your sake - plus I miss seeing your stitching!

diamondc said...

Happy New Year Vickie: I hope you find a solution to you neck problem, I know what you are going through.
I am an avid reader, I love all kinds of story lines, Mike is on his 7th reading of the Bible, it is the American Standard Bible so easy to read, not like the older version with all the these and thys and other words we do not use today.
We will pray for your neck and wrist.


Penny said...

I'm so sorry, Vickie! Pain can really wear you down. I hope the new doctor can help with the problem and soon! Praying for you every day.

gominam said...

I hope you feel better soon. Right thing to consult with specialist. Praying for better results, take care.

Maggee said...

Of course, prayers! I know once you finished your top, you would have to stop stitching in order to start healing. Can you read lying down? I could for a little while, till my arms give out!! Books on tape is another alternative! I know you go to your library... give them a call and see what they have! Soft little Hugs!

Bea said...

Oh Vickie, I'm so sorry you're in more pain. It would be so much easier if the parts of our bodies weren't inter connected! I know you're itching to stitch, but you need to give yourself a break. Enjoy your reading and I hope you get some answers. Lots of gentle hugs.

Von said...

I'm praying you get relief from the neck pain very soon! Hugs!

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

Sorry to hear that you're still not able to stitch. I would be so miserable!
I do love reading though and I've recently downloaded a Jigsaw app to my iPad which is a fun way to waste some time!

Jackie's Stitches said...

Oh Vickie, I sure do hope your new doctor can relieve your pain! I feel terrible that you've been hurting for so long!