Saturday, October 14, 2006


I have had a little blogging break while I digested a couple of largish pieces of news. It seems in our house we can go months with nothing dramatic happening at all, then a week will come along where we have so much to think and worry about that it's barely possible to sleep. This has been one of those weeks.

Our first news is that we are expecting to transfer in the next 18 months or so. From sunny, subtropical Brisbane to cripes-it's-snowing-today Canada. Toronto, to be exact. I am finding it hard to get my head around this. It's been a little pipedream of ours for ages, but Beloved Hubby's boss has promised he'll actually make it happen. There are projects going on here next year that Beloved Hubby is keen to be a part of, but after that ...

I am excited and scared about the cold, the kid's schooling, housing (we would be very baaad neighbours in an apartment), how we'll get around (I can't drive in snow!!??). You name it, I have worried about it in the past week! I keep telling myself that it's such a long way off into the future, and there's no point fretting about these things now, but I wouldn't be me without something interesting to worry about.

In other breaking news, it seems likely I have fibromyalgia, and I am being treated for it. I have been feeling very tired and as though I have the flu for months and months ( I don't remember exactly when it started, but I started seeing doctors about it in April). I am really hoping that this diagnosis is accurate, and that I'll start feeling a bit better soon! I was starting to wonder if it wasn't all in my head.

An update about my Swirly Sampler. I could not find an actual letter S in any of the quilting and scrapbooking stores I visited, but I did find these swirly clips, one of which will work perfectly as a swirly S. I will attach the S this weekend. There is a huge craft and quilt show at the convention centre starting on Wednesday, and I will try to find a suitable frame there before I resort to the expense of a framer.

7 comments:

egcosen said...

I had suffered from fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, asthma, allergies, and GERD that came on very suddenly 3 years ago after a series of some unusual occurrences. Thought I was just dealing with a yeast infection, since they had found it growing in my esophagus when scoped. Tried many things, such as: co-enzyme 10, Sam-e, St. Johns Wort, and magnesium. Monitored my carb intake, performed yoga, exercise the best I could, and tried to get enough sleep. I felt like one of my congestive heart failure patients. Had accepted the disease and felt I must just deal with it the rest of my life. My mother also has it, but not as bad. Than I was suddenly introduced to this juice, for which I was not willing to buy. So the man gave us a bottle free. In 3 days my symptoms of all the above were gone. I still have some discomfort in my shoulders, but it is bearable. Please check out www.mymonavie.com/cosentino and read The Story and My Story from the website. Keep in touch. Elisia

Tammy said...

Wow, all the way to Toronto? What a move! When my husband and I moved from California to Michigan, I didn't drive in the snow the first year, unless it was absolutely necessary. Now, I feel a little more confident. The thing is, the Michiganders feel TOO confident! They are the ones I'm worried about!

Sarah, Doug and Tom said...

OH MY GOODNESS EMMA!!!!!! Methinks we will have to ring you soon! Things have certainly been busy this week - a absolute rollarcoaster of ups and downs!!!!

Tanya said...

Wow- what a week. About the move - congratulations! How exciting for you all, especially the kids. I'm sure they'll love it. And you too. Is the move a long-term (many years) thing? I hope you'll still be blogging from the other side of the world! I lived in Canada for two years and didn't drive for the first two months (driving on the other side of the road had me more flustered than the snow). I would recommend some driving lessons to get the hang of ice - and driving on the right. I was told to treat driving in snow like driving on gravel - your reactions should be the same. The thing I hated the most was not being able to see road markings under the snow. Just don't be daunted - it's not that tough.

Glad you've got a diagnosis on your illness. Some people in my family have that and have found that the medication works wonders. Hope you find a way to manage it soon.

And that quilt show!! Grrrr! I am just jealous because the show came to Townsville last year but is skipping us this year. I keep getting emails from the organisers about it, though. And that just makes me sad. So have double the fun for me while you're there.

I thought about you while I was in Brisbane these past few days. I could have passed you on the street or driven past you and not known. I will have to let you know the next time I am down and we'll go for that coffee.

Tanya said...

Sorry about the saga that that comment was - was almost a blog entry in itself :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, what a week! Sending you lots of (((hugs)))

Margaret said...

Those "Ss" are perfect!

What a week you've had. It will be cool to have you on this continent!

I hope that you're feeling better soon.