Wednesday, September 16, 2015

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday 328 -- I am Back and I am Blessed!

Happy Wednesday lovelies! This is actually my first blog post in two weeks. I had an eye surgery, and had to go through a two-week recovery process which included pretty much staying off the computer except to watch Netflix or videos. Can you imagine? It was hard! And they didn't really prepare me very well for my recovery process, so that just added to the hardship. I won't go into detail. However, I am blessed to have a brilliant surgeon, great medical team, and an awesome family. I continue to heal with my left eye and get better vision every day.

After two weeks, not much going on with my crafty desk that you can see. But, if only you could see the plans in my head!

Visit all the desks at What's-On-Your-Workdesk-Wednesday.

#creativemidorichallenge Day 12 - Keep it real
 I'm happy to start feeling like myself again. One of the things that really got me through this two weeks was, of all things, my Midori traveler's notebook. I wrote things in my planner which I keep in there--kind of amazing considering I wasn't going anywhere or doing anything except recovering...yet I needed my planner to make me feel like a human! I also have a list book in my Midori, an art journal made of watercolor paper, a notebook for my side hustles, dashboard with folder, and a notebook for quotes and thoughts. This kept me motivated on these days when I wasn't allowed to do much else. It was so nice that all these notebooks were together in one place. And I had the time to finally put a table of contents in my notebooks which I now love, and I did some journaling about how I was feeling along with a Midori creative challenge every day in my art journal. The creative challenge goes through this month, and I was ahead on it, but no more now that I'm back in the office. I'm now struggling to keep up with it every day. But I'm not giving it up.
the little desk that stayed by my side with my few little creative goodies
My family took good care of me and brought me little presents every day which even included some washi tape! Boy, they know me. The cats loved having me home every day. My hubby bought me the softest neck pillow which I needed during recovery. It became my "Wilson." (You'll know what that means if you've ever seen the movie Cast Away) I guess my Midori was my Wilson too.
I love my fabric Midori - I call it my Dolldori
Now I'm happy to be off to do something I couldn't do for two weeks. Forget my troubles and visit you guys!

Eat, Write, Dream, Stitch, Be Happy


  1. I'm glad to hear you're on the mend following your eye surgery, Sandy. That can not have been much fun! Lucky you had your planner to keep you company - and the pillow/notebook to comfort you - we old need a Wilson from time to time. Hope you'll be back to creating soon. Take care, zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #38

  2. Take it easy Sandy and let that eye heal well. I love the thought of having a Wilson! x Jo

  3. Hope your eye heals completely and quickly! And how wonderful you had a "Wilson" (great movie, BTW). Thanks for stopping by and welcome back to WOYWW!
    Carol N #43

  4. I hope you continue to recover well from your eye surgery. Love your Midori planner/journal - where do you get them from?

  5. You are sounding quite upbeat so your healing process must be going well. How sweet that your family, including the furry ones, took care of you while you were healing. I want to come play on your desk. You have so many wonderful thing to look through. Keep on getting better and thanks for the visit earlier. Judy #49

  6. Glad you are on the mend, Sandy. I found all the comments about your journals informative and interesting. Thanks for stopping by already! #53

  7. I'm happy to learn that you are on the mend and in agood frame of mind.
    What a great thing that midori diary turned out to be! I love the cover too. Have a great week and thanks for visiting yesterday.

  8. Goodness Sandy, I didn't realise you'd had such a major operation...on your eye as well. I'm so glad to hear that you're on the mend now, sounds like your family have been laying down the law (with love, of course!!) hope your recovery continues well.
    I have hardly crafted at all...too busy sorting our my son to uni, dad to hospital appts, building work....sigh....there's not enough hours in the day. I wish we lived closer then you could have some of my tomatoes, they've gone crazy this year. And if I eat any more green beans, I'm going to look like them!! The veg garden has done brilliantly but is tailing off now. It is very definitely autumnal, chillier misty mornings but warm afternoons. My favourite season :-)
    Take care, lots of love,
    LLJ 12 xxxx

  9. Oh that is so great that you are recovering and doing better each day. Love the journals and the planners. and that is so very sweet that your family is bringing you gifts of tape with the care :) thanks for the earlier visit, ~Stacy #48

  10. Ah Sandy, so good to see you, and I hope your recovery continues successfully, don't overdo it will you? I love the idea of your Midori and of course your real name for it...I think list making and a bit of journalling would be a thing for me in any recovery position too....and isn't it always the way that when you can't be at your desk, your head is brim full of ideas!