Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Diva # 243 - Just a tiny taste

This evening I am tired.

Today was my first day back at school (I'm a high school teacher) after a week and a half off with Whooping  Cough. That makes me one tired, tired person.

Every day I'm getting better and stronger. Comparing how I feel today versus the last while, I'd say I've been fighting this disease for at least a month if not longer. My doctor thought the increased tiredness could have been caused by stress.

The stress assumption is accurate given some family troubles that I've been caught up over the past 6 months. The less said about that the better. 

I suspect the stress had the effect of knocking my immune system to bits, hence the Whooping Cough.

Anyway, the antibiotics are working. I'm working. I'm also joining my husband on his nightly walking of the dog. We do around 3km every evening. We live near a golf course so the walking is very pleasant. We see kangaroos every evening when we walk. I never get tired of seeing those lovely creatures even though I see them almost every day. 

I digress.

Cancer scans are all clear. Early January will mark 9 years since diagnosis.

Diva Challenge #243

Here are my attempts.

Excuse the purple on this one. The blending didn't work as well as I'd hoped.

My new supplies of tiles came in the mail last week, including a big bundle of Renaissance tiles. I love Renaissance tiles and what other Tanglers manage to do with them.

My package also included black tiles. This is the first time I've bought them. Seeing other Tanglers use them for Diva challenges has inspired me. This tangle is Rixty which is a favourite. Thanks to Shelley Beauchamp for showing it to me.

Have a great week people and thanks for viewing and commenting on my blog. Thanks also for all the supportive comments about my health. Your comments make a difference to me.

Miss L


Ulrike B. said...

All your tiles are beautiful

Margaret Blank said...

So many ideas and each one a good one. I like the tan tiles but then again, I like the others too.

The Yorkshire Tortoise said...

I love your black tile, Rixty is perfect on it. How fabulous, nine years clear. It is amazing what they can do now isn't it.

Anja said...

Beautiful tiles!

Lianne said...

I love all your tiles. You make it look easy to stop at a tiny taste.

Anne's tangle blog said...

I like all, but the last one is STUNNING!!! For me, the idea of seeing kangaroos when walking the dog. is lie a fairy tail. Here we only have them in zoo's.

1 Art Lady Kate, Tangles and More said...

Great set of tiles!

Suzanne Fluhr said...

All your tiles are nice, but I'm especially drawn to the black one with the Rixty. I find it difficult to work with black tiles, but your tile is nice and crisp and I think Rixty is a great pick because even a little of it goes a long way---i.e. it looks complex. You have my total sympathy for the whooping cough which I managed to contract about 8 years ago one summer. I don't know how you teach with it. Continuous talking is one thing that would set off one of my coughing fits----and they were convulsive. I bruised my ribs from coughing and the scariest thing is that as it progressed, my larynx would completely close and I was unable to breathe. It lasts a long time. The last symptom to go for me was that even the smell of wine would set off coughing for 6 months. Bummer. People, if you haven't been revaccinated for pertussis, go get a booster. The pertussis vaccine we (people of a certain age) received as infants loses efficacy over time.

Ilse said...

Nice tiles! The first one is my favorite :-)

Jenny Adams said...

I enjoyed them. I've tried working in the Brown tones and it's a challenge for me!

Devin said...

Oh, the Rixty one! They are all great, but that one's especially wonderful.

Sue Sharp said...

All lovely tiles! Best wishes for continued health improvement!