Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Back to Our Regular Programming...

Before I was stricken last weekend with food poisoning, I paid a visit to my dear grandmother (known affectionately as 'Tata') and she gifted me with this:

She is the Princess Poet and I think she's gorgeous.

I had blogged about these figurines a couple months ago and expressed a desire to have one someday. Well, my grandmother thought this would be the perfect way to acknowledge my impending graduate degree. Lucky me! Thank you, Tata!

Speaking of my graduate degree, I have about three-and-a-half weeks to go and five assignments to complete! I can't believe it! I'm almost done!!!

Thanks to all for your good wishes for my recovery. I'm doing much better and plan to return to work tomorrow. I don't recommend that approach to weight loss at all!


  • At 6:24 PM, Blogger Stacy said…

    That is a beautiful figurine. What a treasure it will be for Jillian.

    Congratulations on being SO close to finishing.

  • At 6:36 PM, Blogger eggrolls and chopsticks said…

    Such a beautiful and thougtful gift. Your Tata is truly a special person and obviously thinks the world of you.

    Have you decided yet how you are going to celebrate completing your Masters? Think BIG

  • At 7:01 PM, Blogger Kelly & Todd said…

    I'm happy to hear that you are feeling better - I haven't touched crab cakes in 6-years since I had a similar experience. Yuck!

    The figurine is just beautiful. What a wonderful gift.


  • At 7:02 PM, Anonymous Jenny said…

    Joannah, I was for whatever reason unable to see your blog for the past couple days! Sheesh. I am so sorry you were sick. My brother in law got really sick from crabcakes one time too. I am sorry. Congrats on being so close!! : ) And I love the Poet. She is just beautiful!!

  • At 7:04 PM, Blogger Jennifer "Jenny" said…

    She's beautiful. What a wonderful gift!

  • At 8:15 PM, Blogger C.J. said…

    Beautiful figurine!

    Yes, if that's the weight loss option then I'll just keep my fluff ;0)

  • At 8:16 PM, Blogger Amy said…

    Glad to see you are feeling better. :)

  • At 8:19 PM, Blogger Doris & Dan said…

    Duh...I get it now!

    I am sorry that you were so sick.

    Lovely present and good luck with finishing up.

    Keep smilin!

  • At 8:23 PM, Blogger new girl said…

    OMGosh! Joannah, I totally did not get your last post and had no idea you had food poisoning! I'm so glad you are feeling better.

    That Tata is one marvelous woman. I know I need a Tata in my life.

    Three-and-a-half weeks? It'll speed by like three-and-a-half hours in the grand scheme of things. Can't wait for the post when you are officially finished!

  • At 8:27 PM, Blogger Paulette said…

    She is beautiful. Congrats on almost being done. I'm jealous

  • At 8:33 PM, Blogger Beckyb said…

    I am so glad you are feeling better - you've been missed in Bloggerland!!! I love the Poet figurine - it's beautiful - it will be very special to Jillian!

  • At 11:21 PM, Blogger kris said…

    Oh Joannah... your post instantly brought tears to my eyes. I have never heard anyone refer to their grandmother as "Tata"- my mom was called that by my brother's kids. It just breaks my heart that for the most part, they won't even remember her (not the younger ones anyway). I'm so curious to hear how your grandmother came to be known this way.

    By the way, I'm glad you are feeling better... definitely no fun losing weight like that!!

    ps. My mom gave me a similar figurine... it's one of my favorite things that I own- yours is beautiful

  • At 3:14 AM, Blogger Yes, Minister... said…

    Glad that you are feeling better!

    The Princess Poet is simply beautiful. Congratulations on your new degree. I can hardly wait to finish! What a beautiful gift to commerate this event.

  • At 4:39 AM, Blogger Robin said…

    So glad you are feeling better now. That is definitely NOT the way to lose a few pounds.

    Love the figurine. What a lovely way to say "I love you and I'm proud of you".

    Sending Vibes your way that these next 3 weeks fly by and your assignments do not give you any grief.

  • At 5:39 AM, Blogger Terri @ In His Hands said…

    The figurine is beautiful! What a treasure.

    I thought you meant to write "How to GAIN 7 pounds in 24 hours" which shows you how slow I am! So glad you're feeling better. Food poisoning is no fun, that's for sure!

    I'm so happy that you're almost done with school! Are you doing anything special to celebrate?

  • At 12:19 PM, Blogger Shelley said…

    Oh, how beautiful. That is something you'll treasure forever.

    I need a Tata. (sniff)


    I'm sorry to hear about your bout with food poisoning. There is nothing pleasant about that. I hope you're feeling better.

  • At 2:39 PM, Blogger Sara said…

    Congrats on only 3 1/2 more weeks left of school!! I'm jealous :-)

  • At 5:22 PM, Anonymous Sandra said…

    Gorgeous...I love her, too. Can you remind me of that website again?

  • At 6:22 PM, Blogger Kathy and Joel said…

    What a very sweet Grandmother you have, Joannah! Congrats on being almost finished your studies and on feeling better. Although I finished my course a week ago, I just now feel as though I am completely done as I finished my report card tonight. Yay for us!

  • At 6:55 PM, Blogger tracy said…

    Gorgeous figurines!

    At this point, I'll take some quick serious weight loss any way I can get it.....but I would rather it not come that way. Glad you are feeling better!

  • At 2:08 PM, Blogger Mark & Michelle said…

    I am so glad that you are feeling better!

    How wonderful of your Tata to give you that figurine!!

    3 1/2 weeks can't come soon enough for you I am sure!


  • At 2:16 PM, Blogger Glinda said…

    Your Tata is so thoughtful and computer savvy too!

  • At 4:21 PM, Blogger David said…

    Glad you're back to normal...and congratulations on finishing up your Masters! What a great accomplishment.

  • At 4:28 PM, Blogger Dannye said…

    Wow what a great figurine, and what a great grandmother to give it to you.

    And congrats on your degree, we are all very proud of you!!!

  • At 6:24 PM, Blogger Tammy said…

    What a beautiful gift from your Tata.

    GOOD FOR YOU for being so close to the finish line with school. What an awesome feeling that must be & a great accomplishment.

    Sorry to hear about your food poisoning - that's tough.

  • At 8:56 AM, Blogger Tamara said…

    She is stunning! I can imagine how thrilled you must be. Oh yea! the stomach thing- I had a stomach virus last week end. It was one of the most miserable nights I've ever had. Maybe I should be grateful it was at night and the girls were asleep. I was camped out in the bathroom floor. Lucky for me I was able to call in reinforcement aka Mom to come to my rescue for the remainder of the weekend. Like you say- an easy 5 lbs off - but not recommended!

  • At 10:02 AM, Blogger K. said…

    Good to hear you're getting better.
    Also, what a truly beautiful gift from your grandmother!


  • At 9:36 AM, Blogger M3 (Mary-Mia) said…

    Oh my gosh, what an absolutely gorgeous gift.

    (so sorry about the food poisoning. worst feeling ever.)

  • At 12:09 PM, Blogger Kelli said… poisoning!! how awful! I'm glad you're feeling better!
    She is beautiful! What a lovely gift from your grandmother! How sweet!!! Such a treasure!


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