Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Why timing is everything



I arrived home late last Monday night, tired, cranky, and even a little bit teary (over *emotional much)?

It was cold and wet and dark but as I checked the letterbox, there was an unexpected package inside. A beautiful floral tea towel from the Paris Flea Market.

Uhuh! The PARIS Flea Market.... in FRANCE

While Selina was off enjoying her holiday in Paris, she spotted this and thought I would love it (as of course I do).

There will be no sharp implements allowed anywhere near this tea towel. I'm going to get my brother to make me a stretcher frame in the right size, so that I can make it into a piece of wall art....

Oh, and the chocolate, well I'm sure you can work out the fate of that after a week at my place?

Thankyou so much Selina - you absolutely turned my day around (more than you know)!


*after a visit to the Specialist last week, he thinks that it's time to go forward with the pre-testing for a lung transplant to determine whether I can be added to the waiting list. I'm still absorbing the news..... but I have started a new blog..... because what else would I do at a time like this?

19 comments:

trudi@maudeandme said...

Yes that tea towel is worthy of the wall!

Selina said...

I'm just so glad I was able to brighten your day. You are an amazing woman you know, xx.

Following your new blog (and new journey).

Mistea said...

Gorgeous gift and perfect for displaying prominently.
The chocolate appears well timed too with that news to digest. Wishing you well on that journey.

Michelle said...

That is such huge news to absorb, Cam, even though I know it's been on the "kinda agenda" (if you know what I mean) for a while. I shall follow your new blog and cheer you on every step of the way. xxx

Love the teatowel and the treats. If anyone deserves treats, it's you!

willywagtail said...

I am so jealous. Totally love that towel. You could get your brother to make a little ledge on the bottom of the frame so that the chocolate could be placed there forever too....... hehehee.
Cherrie

Naturally Carol said...

Great package..the teatowel is georgeous and I love the french writing on the chocolate packet too..we just get dark choc..they get 'noir'..much more exciting!

Ren said...

Gorgeous t-towel and I love the postcard too!

I'll be following your new blog and cheering you on through the tough times and celebrating with you through the good!
x

The Handmaden said...

Love the tea towel, very special gift indeed.
I will pray for you, keep smiling :)

sophie said...

What to write about that news I don't know. I think you are amazing, and braze and inspirational. What a fantastic time we are living in where medical technology is improving at lightening speed, we are indeed so lucky to have options. Thinking of you Cam.
xxx

Fiona said...

That was so lovely of Selina and obviously perfect timing.

I watched Australian Story last night about Dr Charlie Teo - The brave neurologist who performs miracles that other doctors won't go near. Medicine has come such a long way Cam and a transplant will be a wonderful positive thing for you - I will pop over to your other blog and follow your journey. You will be inmy prayers hun.

Hugs - Fee X

beck said...

What girl doesn't love a present straight from France? What a thoughtful gift. Thanks for sharing your news, I"m off to check out your new blog. Thinking of you Cam xo

Anna Bartlett said...

To receive a new lung - phenomenal and wonderful, all at the same time. Can't even imagine getting your head around that. Lovely package too. May lots of good things come your way on the journey you're embarking on. xxx

Jodie said...

I'm glad your parcel from a friend arrived on a day you needed it most - they are most divine xx

Fiona said...

I can see exactly why you needed a pick-me-up. I'll be following your new blog and journey too.

Melissa G said...

That is a lovely surprise package. And all the way from France — how exciting.

If the chocolate were in my house, it's fate would have been decided within one day. Chocolate doesn't last long around me. I have no self control whatsoever.

Jennifer Rose said...

ooh chocolate :D
big news to deal with o.0 lots to absorb

Tas said...

Glad that something special made you smile Cam.

Adele - A Lass from Downunder said...

The tea towel is gorgeous! Can't wait to see a photo of it on your wall :-)
It is very big news to absorb and I'm sure your new blog will provide you with lots of love and support when you need it!

Jen said...

Savor each delicate piece of that chocolate and enjoy as it melts graciously in your mouth. Sounds like you deserve every tiny morsel. As for that beautifully coloured tea towel...mon dieu...a wall hanging it is! Enjoy its brilliance every time those colours cause you to glance their way! Best wishes from a new follower! :)