07 February 2011

Still holding on and holding out, but in the meantime...

While my heart remains stuck in my throat waiting for the results of my friend's blood tests, I'm thinking of some lines from Macbeth which often pop into my head: "To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, creeps in this petty pace from day to day" William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act 5, scene 5. These lines manage to describe exactly how I feel when waiting for the results of something important. It's as though time is s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g out. 
Meanwhile (in other news) I visited I ❤ Market on Saturday, and must say that it was super-cool. I got some great gifts for family and friends and got this "Blogging Tea & Cupcakes" badge (left) for myself from Cupcake Couture who also presented me with one of her ribbon rosettes in exchange for the buttons for her Button Hunt. The crocheted headband bought from Freshly Found (right) will be a gift for my niece when we eventually get our trip to the UK planned. I chose the butterfly because my husband photographs insects (macro photography) and so the gift represents both him and me.


  1. It was great to see you at the market again and to meet your year-round-Valentine!
    Didn't realise how much you had on your mind at the time. Hope your friend is responding well to treatment.
    Hope the hairband makes your niece happy!

  2. Thanks Denise. My husband is indeed my year-round Valentine. Every day with him is good because I had begun to think I wouldn't find my own special someone.

    My dearest friend is still waiting for definitive results. Her blood tests were inconclusive and now she is awaiting a bone marrow biopsy. She's the strongest person I know though and even under this cloud that would overwhelm me, she just keeps her chin up and sails onward with complete grace.

    My niece will at last be getting the hairband in May when I go to the UK for another look at lovely London and a short stop to see my favourite children (my sister's as I have none of my own). I'm sure she'll like it because she's one of those girls who are effortlessly stylish.


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