Some have asked about my flowers. Even though I can't do any real gardening yet, my perennial plants and gardens are doing very well as you can see in the Spring 2011 Gardens Flickr Set. These are Golden Shower climbing roses growing near the front steps. Today was perfect weather to wear this lengthened cotton shirt I made in March from the Relax a Little pattern over this RPL ponte knit skirt by Vera Wang for Kohl's. I only paid $20 for it with a discount. When I can get such style ad quality for a great price, I buy it instead of trying to figure out how to make it. If I want to make myself another, not only do I have a great skirt, but also a pattern. I have received so many kind messages about my health and other peoples' behavior. This one pretty much sums them all up:
I can only imagine the trauma, stress and worry that you and your family have been through over the past months. I have also been angered that you have had to endure bad behaviour from others at a time when you already have more than enough to cope with. I therefore appreciate very, very much that you are able to rise above this pettiness and continue to share your style and wisdom with those of us who truly value your input into our lives - both through your blog and through this site.
Because of those good and decent people, I've opened the blog back up to public view. Thank you for your confidence and understanding of my situation. I felt like I was going to die the week after the IVIG therapy. Now I'm a bit stronger, but it's still going to be a long journey back. I'm starting physical therapy again, but until the nerves recover, I cannot rebuild the muscle and have to be very careful not to do more damage than good. There will continue to be many days where I need help and assurance to move forward.