Sunday, April 19, 2009

~ Brush Yourself Off ~

Yes, that is right.  Pick yourself up and brush yourself off, it's me yet again.  While recovering I've gone weeks if not months without a word.. barely a visit.  Now in the span of a couple days I've been here several times.  Ummm, no I am not trying to make up for the time I've missed.  It only looks that way.  I swear!  I have missed you all tons.  So many of you have sent me greetings, both on here and in the mail.  Thank you!  There is not a soul out there that could tell me on line friends aren't real and get away with it.  So many of you helped me through some of the darkest days.  That IS real!  Again, I want to thank you all.  The cards always came/come when I need them most.  Like you knew it and sent them. 
All is not perfect in my world.  I still have a long way to go and somethings I'm not sure will ever get better.  The doctors aren't sure either but I will not go down without a fight.  That you can count on!   I have to wear those oh so special compression socks (knee high).  Ever try to put them on?  Now think of me with an incision (that is healing) from the top of my sternum to my pubic bone.  You want me to what?  Pull those things on?  Oh thank God they at least come in colors now and not just white!  It's only a temporary thing.  Well, my doc says it is.  We are working on getting the swelling in my left foot to stay down.  Along with a water pill every day, it seems to be working.  That is except for the constant need to run to the potty.  He has seen me in my highs and lows and no doubt is not wanting to feel my wrath if I have to wear them forever.  Soooooooooo until further notice no pretty shoes.  LMAO ok so my Fred Flinstone feet never fit into pretty shoes, now I just have an excuse. 
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Here are the remaining pictures from my drive today.  Ok, not all of them but a few more.  I found the modern windmill in this shot with the old barn to be interesting.  To the right of the one you see there are about 30 more. 
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This was the old barn I wanted to actually use for the challenge. I just thought the extensive damage up against the blue sky added something.  Not sure what I thought it added but........... I decided not to use it because someone else used an old barn....
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This fence lines the road not far from my house.  Had it not been so wet and yucky I would have walked down to it and took the shot length wise.  It appeared to go on forever and every few feet it had fallen down.  Maybe another day when I'm a bit more sure of my footing... or maybe I will have my son come with me so I can hang on to him.  Ohhhh... he'd surely be calling me a freak then, eh?  You do remember he has called me that in the past regarding my picture taking, right?
Speaking of my son.  We went out for dinner this evening.  We went to a local place (one he use to work at) that is close by with yummy food.  I'm a bit limited on the menu items but it has a few things I can splurge on.  The grilled chicken sandwich I had was to die for!!  Not literally, I promise :)   He was thrilled to hear I'd been out taking pictures.  He was even more thrilled to hear I've been on the PC a bit more.  I know he's happy to see me moving on and not being on a constant crying jag.  Poor kid.  He's been through as much hell as I have been and he did nothing wrong.  I tell him I must have done something really good in my previous life to luck out and get such a good boy.  He blushes, but I know he knows I mean it.  I am blessed to have such a son!
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::giggle:: I know a few rolled their eyes when they got the alert for yet another entry so I will end now.  Besides I feel like the above tractor (old) more and more and it's now time to put my feet up and rest my eyes.  LOL   Actually I'm off to watch more hockey.   They are playing for the holy grail you know.  My boys aren't in it....  :::heavy sigh::: once again their season ended after the regular season, but the off season is long and I need to get my fill.  You watching?  You care?  Who are your picks?  I know in years past I did entries with the teams and choices but I just wasn't up to it prior to the run actually starting.  Maybe the finals...  if you can stand me posting regularly now.
Thanks again for being you and being behind and/or next to me in my wild adventures of the past few months.  I can never thank you enough or show just how much it means to me.
Hugs
~d

29 comments:

Beth said...

I think we're all glad to see you back...with a vengeance! ;)

Hollie said...

Post all you want....I have missed you so much. I know your son is glad to see you getting back to picture taking & using the PC.

The pictures are so pretty. Talking about the barn. I love the one you took of the new red barn...I think some of your kin folks or friends built it. There was snow on the ground. It was gorgeous too.

Hugs

Martha said...

I was so happy to see a comment from you and even happier to see entries! I haven't been keeping up on blogs very well lately but I've been thinking about you and praying for you every day. I'm so glad you are feeling better!

You aren't alone, I have Flintstone feet too - and I don't have an excuse ;-)

Joann said...

Love the pic of the old barn!! Glad you are back!!

Terri said...

I for one am soooo glad to see you back...write all you want...we needed our Donna fix... *giggle*

I know it feels good to you to be doing the things you love(taking pics and blogging)...I know it probably puts your son at ease..knowing so too!

Love the pics...especially the one of the old tractor...

Hope you have a great week...

Love ya!
Terri

Gerry said...

It's great to see some of your fantastic photos again. Love the tracter one, and that first one is a classic. So looks like you are feeling some like the old Donna. Hope everything continues to get a little better. Gerry

FLORIDALADY4U said...

Glad you are back ..you have been in my thoughts and prayers.

Awesome photos!!

Hugs Mari

FrankandMary said...

I LOVE that barn, maybe because I have a shed in that condition on my property that I will not knock down because my Uncle built it.

I am so happy you feel well enough to post. I know those stockings well and Dad, when I used to put them on him, always called them Those F***ing Stockings :-0. Hope you have a slightly easier time with them then he did. ~Mary

Leslie said...

Oh hunny i agree with everyone post away ;) My gosh we have missed you soo much these past few months. Its so great to see on here again & regularly. I know these past few months have been beyond tough for you. I just cant imagine what you went thru what you sitll go thru daily. But as you said you wont give up without a fight I admire you soo much hun. You are so strong and fighting all that you can to get thru it :) Im so glad too you have such amazing wonderful friends who have checked in, sent you emails, cards in the mail etc. I know that made you so happy and feel good to have all that support. Im glad the docs though have plan to help you best they know how. Im always praying for yah hun. Oh and the pics so beautiful as always. My gosh your cam takes such amazing pics. Oh and you are so blessed to have a son like the one you have. Hes been so wonderful to you thru it all, standing by you. I bet its making him happy to see you back to taking pics agian, being online more etc. Glad you had a great dinner with him tonight to :) Well take care hun. Look fwd to the next entry. ttys Lots of love, Leslie

Lisa said...

Donna, love the pictures, so glad you are back !!!!!! Hugs Lisa

Linda's World said...

I knew you'd find something to photograph today. I took a few pics this weekend too, but they are still in my camera. Anxious to hear the results of the latest Mystery Blogger. Linda in Washington state

Linda said...

Donna~ I'm so happy to read that you had an enjoyable day today ... especially the dinner part! I agree, you are blessed with a wonderful son! Love the photos ... they remind me of the easier times of childhood, visiting with Gran on the farm ... and yet, this farm looks so sad and lonely. Beautiful photos ... thank you for sharing! Take care & I hope you feel better every day :)

Peace~
Linda (ILBELLE)

Julie said...

It is good to see photo's from you again and what good ones at that.

Darlene said...

Always glad to see your pics and words D, Keep on keeping on!!
xoxoxox
Darlene :)

beachmom15 said...

For some reason, I didn't get any alerts.. but I am so glad to see you posting and with pictures.. I think you are definitely on the road to the recovery!!! have a great day.
Lisa (lisita15)
http://beachmom15.blogspot.com/

Just Bill said...

{{{{{Donna}}}}}, good to see you back with your new approach and spirit.
I of course and rooting fot the Flyers and I know not why. They will bust for sure.
Great pictures, all of them. You do not remind me of that old tractor at all.
Love Bill

Veronica B. EDMD said...

Donna,

Great pics! Remind me of the area around Warsaw which we got to see in almost "white out" conditions on our way south to PA. Keep the spirits high, you're going awesome!

Hugs,

Veronica

Indigo said...

Ok, I admit I checked my Google Reader to see if it was acting up (winks). I'm delighted to find it was you once again. It's truly a joy to have you back with us dear friend. (Hugs)Indigo

Bethe said...

I'm so glad you are feeling well enought to get out and take photos & yes, get on the PC again. Good for you! Ihope the spark of energy stays with you, hun. Wonderful photo's!

hugs...

Joan said...

So glad you are feeling up to being on the PC again. lovely photographs as usual. Love Joan

Lori said...

It's so good to see entries from you, and I don't believe anyone is rolling eyes at them! I enjoyed the pictures and am so glad you felt like getting out to take them. Hope you continue to feel like it!

dolphinlover_09 said...

Sorry about that. I have no control over that. I wish i did though cuz i would fix it. Thank you for letting me know.

Bridgett said...

No eye rolls here! I'm THRILLED to see you blogging again. :)

As for hockey? Britt's converted me. GO BRUINS!

I'm totally in lust with Milan Lucic. LOL

XOXO

ADB said...

I'm very pleased to have you back on form, Donna. About the image with the fence - I just see the trees. Keep it up!

Rose~* said...

Enjoyed your photos of your Spring outing. So glad to hear that you are feeling better. Go easy on yourself - I am enjoying your latest posts and wanted to tell you that you were missed a lot.

Joyce said...

Post away Donna. Nothing makes me happier than to be off the computer for a couple days and log on to find 2 entries on your blog. We have all really missed you. Love the photo's and so glad you are out taking pictures again.
Hugs, Joyce

It's Just Katie! said...

So happy to see that you've returned and doing well. Hoping life is treating you well. Take care and enjoy your everyday!
Katie

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Would never have thought that a hockey fan would roll over and give up. Welcome back :o)

Trees said...

For some reason I am not getting your alerts anymore, I thought I would drop by and see if you were still writing, and I am so happy to see you are. As always, I love your photos, and am so glad you are doing better. God bless.