Monday, April 28, 2008

Bed Rest. Doctor's orders.

I get it from my mom. The Type A personality thing. All things to all people.....perfectly. I go, go, go like the Energizer Bunny. It's all good until I couple it with a bad diet, lack of sleep and worrying about things that I have no control over.

The long and short of it....SMACK!....I've hit a brick wall physically. Apparently even the Energizer Bunny's batteries eventually run out of juice. Who knew?!!

So, it's bed rest for me for the next couple of days. I've worked around that though. I'm sitting on the sofa with one of those little bed tables in front of me so I can work. (Right about now I can hear my mom say, "Aleta Kristine!!" with a totally exasperated tone in her voice. Hi Mom!") Well hey, artist totals need to be run and checks issued! Not only that but I have to get back to the business of bears. So, sofa resting is as good as I can do.

Warmest bear hugs for a lovely week!

P.S. I'm leaving you with pictures I took Friday afternoon but didn't get a chance to post. I love having photos to ponder over. What worked? What didn't? What direction to take next? I may not be able to move much physically, but mentally, I'm sharp as a tack! The last quick thought......paint. I'll save that for another post. :o)


Tammy said...

You take it easy! Put your bunny slippers on, and pop a few bon-bons. :) xo

coleen said...

oh wow!! everything looks wonder-filled!!!! I hope to make it to your next show!!!!

Adrienne said...

Ah, dear friend -
I'm so sorry your batteries ran out! But I'm not surprised - you worked hard to provide a superb event. Again. Just for us! Stop by my blog for a few minutes when you get a chance. You will see Saturday at Flourishes from the other side of the counter.

Thanks to you and Bill for all you do to make your home such a wonderful place to be. Rest, take some deep breaths (and a few naps), go easy on yourself. Soon your batteries will be recharged and you can get off your sofa, oops I mean bed!

I'll return soon to check in on you.

BumbleVee said...

That bed over there looks pretty darn cozy....why not curl up there... with a cat or something?...for several hours.... or ... dayyzzzzzzzzzz...huh?? .....what???.... oh. sorry...dozed off just thinking about it...and you better think about it too......Aleta Kristine!! or you won't be doing any painting AT need rest!

Karen said...

Ah Aleta Kristine. . . you are human :) after all. Hope you are feeling better soon and the batteries re-charge quickly.

I hear ya with the paint ideas. I have indoor and outdoor work to do this May. I am giving myself the entire month to do it though. Slow and steady I hope.

Get lots of rest, Karen. xoxo

Diane Duda said...

awww! feel better. :)


Debbie said...

You take it easy, now, young lady! We all need our Aleta fix, so leave that brick wall alone, please. :-) I hope you're back to 100% very soon!

I have been loving your pictures. Could you come with a truckload to my house and outfit my empty rooms? Colorado will be beautiful very soon...

Nancy said...

Oh Aleta...I hope you are feeling better soon. The beautiful pictures tell the story of how hard you have worked...everything is so lovely.

Wishing you well this week.
Hugs, Nancy

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Aleta,

Everything looked so pretty at Flourishes.

Sorry to hear that you are not feeling well.
Please do as the Doctor and Mum have ordered
and get some bed rest.

Take care of yourself and I hope that you will soon be back to your old self!

Warmest bear hugs
Carolyn xx

Lisa Kaus said...

Hi Aleta-
Your event looked so beautiful! I can't wait for the June event so that I can come to sell and shop-LOL. Get some rest and I shall see you this weekend...

Theresa said...

I hope you're feeling better today Aleta. All the photos are lovely!!! I especially love the first and last many yummy things to look at in one place. :)

Big Bear Hugs,


Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Aleta, sorry to read this. I know we all try to be superwomen and sometimes what we really need is just rest. Everything looked beautiful as always. Sending you well wishes from Texas, T

q.D.paToOtieS said...

Flourishes is STUNNING Aleta! No wonder you need to take a few days off and rest!!! You really out did yourself. I wish I lived closer!!!

Take care and listen to your doctor like a good girl now...

Big hugs!!!