Saturday, January 8, 2011

Getting back to normal...

The bell...

The one used to summon my nursemaid (husband)
since Monday.
Lucky guy...I only rang it once.

I am finally out from under the anesthesia fog and making sense again, so I
thought it would be safe to post again.

Thank you all so much for the well wishes and the thoughts and the prayers.
You will never know how much it has meant to me.

My husband has been the perfect nurse.
I'm so grateful to him.
Speaking of nurses...
I think they are some of the most amazing people I've ever met.
I know that there are probably some that don't deserve the title of nurse,
 but fortunately for me, I've always been blessed to get the good ones.
They are the real medical professional (in my opinion).
Because of Landon's condition, we have spent much of his life in and out
of doctors offices and hospitals. A lot of the time, the one's that got me through it were
the nurses. I have a great respect and love for them and their chosen profession.
I am close to tears right now just typing this, because of the experiences I've had with them.
They haven't even realized what they did for me and will never know the impact they had,
but they will go on giving their service and knowledge to others, without a thought
to the comfort they give.
 Oh that doctors could be so wise and caring!

We've had food brought in by friends and neighbors,
 and many, many offers of help.

The gift of living in a small town.
I never take it for granted.

I am not one to spend much time in bed and so this has gotten old fast. 
 I am feeling so much better than I did, and other than adding to the scars
already on my stomach, will be good as new very soon.
No more bikinis for me...LOL!

(the beautiful soldered ornament is from MJ Ornaments)

I have to show off a gift I received on Christmas Eve from Donna at Everyday Elegance.
Donna and I have been friends for quite awhile now and I love this girl.
I don't think I have ever known anyone who is as hard working as Donna is.
I swear, I get tired just reading her posts.
 She is always on overdrive and runs circles around me.
When in her busy schedule did she have time to make me the most beautiful pillow
I've ever seen????
A short while ago, she made an amazing slipcover for her settee in her cottage.
Everything I love. Linen and ruffles!
If you get the chance to see it, you will fall in love with it.

I honestly couldn't believe this!

She embroidered the saying,
'and our days are spent...
Laughing With Angels'

When I told Donna that I would like to share it here on my blog,
she was hesitant, but after a bit of begging on my part, she gave in.
It is just to beautiful not to show off!

it's amazing to have this made by your own hard working hands.
Thank you so much sweet friend!

Thank you all so much for your concern for my recovery.
I am doing well and taking it very slow and easy. 
I feel so blessed to know you and have you all in my life.


Polly said...

Hey there lady! First of all, Happy New Year! Second, I am so sorry I missed your post about your surgery. I hope you're feeling better and getting all recuperated. I hear those darn unnecessary gall bladders can really hurt.

Take care,


time worn interiors said...

I was so happy to hear from you this afternoon! So glad you are feeling better now! The pillow is just wonderful! I had the chance to meet Donna a couple of months ago and she is a sweetheart! Continue on your path to recovery my friend! Have a great weekend!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello June... I just sent you an email a bit ago, I have been thinking about you so much!... So happy to hear you are on the road to recovery... the bell is just beautiful!... I am sure your sweet hubby was the best nurse of all... after my surgery last fall, I know exactly how you feel about the health providers, especially the nurses... they are great! (I only had one not~so~good one)... your pillow is just gorgeous!... and what a beautiful saying on it, and such a thoughtful friend... please don't overdo it now that you are starting to mend... I think you need to ring that bell just a few more times, tee hee hee!... sending lots of love and happy thoughts your way... xoxo Julie Marie

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi June, I'm so so glad you're feeling better. This pillow that Donna created is just amazing. What a keepsake and what a blessing!
Don't try to do too much too fast. Rest and recover.
lotsa love,

Tracy said...

June, the best news is you are feeling better and you didn't need to use your bell too often.
The pillow is absolutely very special; don't friends make our life grand?
take good care of yourself dear...

Kristen said...

I love your pillow. It's beautiful. Enjoy your rest. I hope you are well soon.

My Shabby Roses said...

So glad you are feeling better June!
Glad you're up and about.
The pillow is just beautiful, she did an amazing job.
Take Care,

Pondside said...

What a beautiful gift from a friend - I'm sure it must have aided your recovery. I hope that you continue to feel better and are soon back to your normal activities. In the meantime, thinking of you and wishing you and your nursemaid the best.

Rebecca said...

Hi sweet one... I am so glad you are out from under the fog and can function again. I have the same trouble with drugs and I suffer more from that, than the surgery or ailment itself. That Donna is a sweetheart alright! I love her to pieces.
Rest now and don't over do!
Many Blessings

The French Bear said...

June, take it easy and get lots of rest and you know, if you have to ring that bell......I am sure your hubby doesn't mind!!! Love and prayers for you sweet friend, you were very kind and thoughtful with your support to me when I was ill!!!
I love the pillow your friend made, how absolutely stunning! Oh my, she must love you a whole bunch, but who doesn't!!!!!
Margaret B

Diane said...

I'm glad you're on the mend and on the other side of that. So true about the nurses. I'm sure you were a great patient, too. What a beautiful pillow. What a lovely friend to do that for you, it's exquisite. Blessings, Diane

Anne Marie said...

June I'm so glad to hear you are doing better...what a serene and peaceful home you have...I love seeing all the bits and pieces you cherish and inspire me with!

how blessed you are to have so much care around deserve it...and that bad gall bladder is history - no more worries -

xo+new year blessings,
anne marie
p.s. I forgot to tell you how awesome that pillow was that she made for you...gorgeous...

The Green Pea said...

Hello sweet June, I am so happy to hear you are feeling better each day.
God Bless you and your family. Your husband is a darling.... I agree good nurses are so special. When we are down and out they can be such a blessing. I hope this is a good year for you. I can hardly wait to see your beautiful gardens and flowers this year. Love you, sandi

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Evening June Sweetie...
Oh I was so tickled to hear from Marydon that you were doing so much better and that you were home recovering. I will keep you in my prayers sweet friend for a full recovery and the house to continue to run with bells or not. Love the bell.

Oh Sweetie, I absolutely LOVE your pillow gift of love from Donna. How gorgeous it is...and our days are spent...Laughing With Angels. It is the MOST elegant and perfect gift anyone could ever grace you with. Just gorgeous. I love it. I will have to pop over and tell her how beautiful it is.

Please take care, and don't push yourself to hard now. Take it slow and enjoy being waited on.

Many hugs sweetie and SO much love, Sherry

Melanie said...

Dear June,
I am so sorry that you had to have your gallbladder removed... they can be nasty little things can't they? You are in my thoughts and prayers as you recover, sweet lady.

Continue to rest your head on that lovely pillow of yours. ;)


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi June, I am glad to hear you are on the road to recovery. I hope you are back to 100% very soon. The pillow is drop dead gorgeous and what a fabulous gift from Donna. Take care.

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

June ~
I am glad that you are
feeling better !
It is amazing how much surgery
can just kick your hiney ~

The pillow is beyond
beauitufl !
Oh my goodness what
a beautiful blessing!!


Laura said...

Dearest June-
I am so glad to hear you are on the mend.
Your gift is lovely-
what a sweet friend she is.



sweetpea said...

so glad to see a post from you! a good sign for sure. that pillow is beyond awesome! i hope you are back to your old ( i don't mean that the way it sounds) self soon.



myletterstoemily said...

i'm so glad it went well! now, take
it easy and enjoy your lovely pillow!

Mary Ellen said...

Oh June I had missed your previous entry so had now idea you were having surgery. I am so sorry and now that I know, am praying for a speedy recovery. How sweet that you have a bell to summon your dear nurse hubby! I wish I had thought of that when I was laid up for a month that summer!

You rest and just enjoy your down time- Life gets so busy so fast and we all know how busy you are...
I bet your things you want to do list has grown twice as long as you sit there having time to have all those creative thoughts of yours!

Bee blessed sweet friend

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

So glad to hear you're up and about! I love your pictures and your pillow is to die for! The embroidery is magnificent.

Trisha said...

So glad to hear that your healing well and getting back to normal! Hoping that your recovery continues to go well! What a beautiful pillow from a wonderful friend!


Custom Comforts said...

So good to see you are up and about again! I'm glad to hear recovery is going well and your sweet hubby is taking care of you.
Your pillow is just beautiful!!! What a gift of love you have received from your dear friend.

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Dear sweet June... I'm so glad you're getting back to your old "new" self. :) Even on your recovery bed, you manage to give us a beautiful post... what a trooper! What a beautiful gift your dear friend gave you... the pillow is just lovely... how very thoughtful of her. :)
Try to relax and take care of yourself... no matter how hard it may be doing a whole lot of nothing. :)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Glad your on the road to recovery, I got mine yanked a while back also, all is good now. That is the most beautiful pillow I think I have ever seen! I am so glad your very talented friend let you share it. I just have to say you have the most gorgeous pictures on your blog. You inspire me to get a real camera!


Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi sweet June, I'm very glad to hear that your surgery went well and you feel fine :-)!
The pillow is awesome and had been such a fantastic gift.
Take good care of yourself and don't hesitate to ring the bell! I'm sure your dear hubby doesn't mind to appear right away to be there for you.
Hugs to you,

suziqu's thread works said...

Dear June
Life is good when you are well and all of this experience makes us appreciate life and wellness so much more! Take your time, relax a lot, smell the flowers (if there are any!)
watch your animals and just have lots of quiet time. Your blog and followers will always be there and so will your friends to make you beautiful gifts like this gorgeous linen pillow.
Love and wellness, Suzy

English style said...

Hello June, I'm glad you're feeling much better now !
What a beautiful gift your dear friend gave you... the pillow is lovely !!
Have a nice day and take care
hugs Yvon

kerrie of sea cottage said...

I am so glad to hear that the opperation went good and that you are recovering well. I guess that's what I have to look forward to?! Parts wearing out and having to get them removed. Oh, dear I don't like getting older. Your home is such a sanctuary. I think I could sit quietly in it for days. So much calm beauty...your photos of home always draw me in and have me longing to see more. That white kitty is precious. I am really enjoying my daughter's kitty Lily Monet. I've never ever had a cat before. Now I don't think I can live without one. Lily is such a love...she likes alot of attention. She has found a special spot in one of my wicker chairs in my bedroom. She likes to nap there. Now that my children are growing up, I am thankful for the companionship that my pets give. Well, I do hope you will stay in that cozy bed just as long as is needed to fully recover. Just bring stacks of magazines to keep you company. ((hug)) to you. ox`kerrie

Vintage Tea Time said...

Glad you're beginning to feel better - take care. That pillow is amazing - even the wrapping is fab!! What a great friend :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest June, I am so sorry but I somehow missed that you were having surgery. Your experience and how you handle everything is a gift from God to me. It is confirmed; we learn how to life from each other. What a gift. AND THE GIFT YOU RECEIVED!!!! WOWOWWWWWW!!!

Keep well, and we love you so! Anita

sissie said...

Hello June,
I'm so glad that you are feeling better and have been pampered by Mr. Angel.

I want that pillow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's soooooooooo gorgeous. What a wonderful gift with so much thought and care and exquisite crafting. Oh, I'm so jealous.

Keep getting better and I'm glad to see you are back.


KATHY said...

Hi June, I'm so glad your feeling better!! The pillow is so beautiful.What a wonderful friend.Get well soon.


Alaina said...

June so glad to hear you are in recovery and have your husband to help. Get well soon. I hope you have lots of magazines to keep you occupied while you rest.

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Hello June!
Dear friend I'm SO glad that you are recovering gently and hopefully soon you will be up and raring to go again. I nearly cried too when you spoke so beautifully of the care you have received from 'nurses' too! They are truly angels in disguise (mostly..although there are always exceptions, as you mentioned ;)

Sending a big big hug to you my lovely friend, I SO wish you lived around the corner, I would be bringing you Peppermint tea and magazines and White Freesia to perfume your moments!

Lot of love Jane x

Jacqueline said...

Dear June,
So pleased to hear that your operation is over and that you are recovering nicely. Not the best way to start your New Year but neccessary.
.....and, what a beautiful gift. To have embroidered such a beautiful will treasure it forever. Donna is indeed talented. It is such a beautiful piece.
Wishing you a speedy recovery June. I'm sure that you will only ring your bell when it's really neccessary !!!! haha XXXX

maría cecilia said...

Dearest June, so happy to know you are recovering so well and that your husband has been a great help to you, blessed him!!
Donna has made you an incredible beautiful pillow!!!
Your skills for photographing are getting better and better, congrats my dear for all the beauty you share with us.
Sending you lots of love
maria cecilia

Denise said...

Glad you are feeling better. You only rang it once? Girlfriend, take advantage of it...LOL! Oh my gosh that pillow is absolutely gorgeous! WOW.....what a special gift for you. Take it easy an enjoy the pampering..

Robin Thomas said...

June, you sound great so you must be healing well. So very glad. I bet landon is glad you are getting back to being yourself as well.

That pillow is off the hook. I love the white on white embroidery.

You inspire so much love.

Victorian1885 said...

Well Sweet June it is great to see you feeling better again. Your pillow is gorgeous and is perfect for your decor. What a wonderful friend you have..I truly believe friends make the world a better place.
My Daugther-In Law is a Pediatric Nurse and she too has such a loving caring heart I am very proud of her and all she does for her patients.
Take care my friend!
Love & Hugs,

Lavender Cottage said...

It is good to see you are up and around after your surgery. I too used a bell a few years back after surgery so my husband would know I needed help. I've tried ringing it a few times since but there is no action on his part now. :-)
I'm glad you were able to share the pillow gift, it is amazing and will be a treasure to cherish and pass on.

Becky C said...

Hello June! I'm so glad to hear you are feeling better. The bell is a sweet idea :) I know exactly what you mean about NURSES. My mom spent her last days in a "Grace Home" with nurses who were precious to her. Not to mention the kindness and love they showed my family.
The pillow from Donna is amazing. She is so very talented.
I've gone back and read your story to catch up with all I've missed. You are truly an inspiration to me, and your son is a hero. How God blesses us...
Becky C
Buckets of Burlap

MJ Ornaments said...

June, I'm so glad you're on the mend. I agree about nurses, they do so much. Sending you happy thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. The pillow is gorgeous, and I'm so happy to see the ballerina has a beautiful home to live in. XOXO Martha

koralee said... glad to hear that you are feeling better...and what sweet friends and family you have!! Sending you oodles of get well love my sweet friend .xoxoxo

LiLi M. said...

Oh June it is great to hear from you again, great to hear that you are feeling better and that you had some lovely nurses (including your husband) to care for you.
Your cushion is sooo lovely and that ornament is beautiful too! Now you just take care and see that you stay on the mend, easy does it! Warm wishes and hugs, LiLi

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

So glad you are feeling better, June! Between the love of your Husband, the care of the wonderful nurses and that gorgeous pillow how can you not?? A big hug and keep it up!!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

ok so we went away for 5 days and then i came home to my own a "sickbed" but where did i miss that you had surgery mon amie??? Oh my...i feel so badly that i didn't wish you well and check up on you! I see that you are "on the mend" and i am happy to hear that! You are loved and cherished by so many. No surprise that a whole town would come to your aid. Feel well dear june! Blessings...

d. reyné said...

Hello my sweet friend!
I am so...glad to know you are on the mend!The silver bell had me smiling!
I know what you mean about nurses!
Last year, we were in so many hospitals...and had such amazing nurses to help us get through the rough spots. 3 times we watched a loved one pass and if it had not been for our nursing staff at each hospital...well, I really don't know what I would have done! Nurses...
It is truly a calling from God!

I am so glad you love your pillow! I enjoyed making it for you!
As I told you before made last year so much more tolerable...always there when I needed you...even though you are far away...I felt your warm hugs and cheerful smile! On top of all your days consists of...You made time for me!
Thank you!
I love you bunches!

Attic Charm said...

Just wanted to say two things: first, am so glad to know it went smoothly and you are well on your way to recovery...and second, not so fast on nixing the bikini Miss Junie Bird - my gb scars have faded significantly over the years, to the point where if you can see them and you are not my husband then you are WAY TOO CLOSE lol. So get back in bed and do some online shopping for a nice ruffly number pronto :)

Faded Charm said...

So glad your surgery went well and you are home and on the mend. Funny how when we have to stay in bed we don't want to, but when things are so hectic and all you want is some down time in bed, there is NO time.

Take care my friend. You know Spring is on it's way and we'll be able to get out in our gardens soon....I hope.


jade said...

Oh June, i hope, you feel much better now?!!!! And i wish you and your family a happy and wonderful New Year!!!!! What a lovely gift you got - i´ve never seen such a lovely pillow before!!! Love and blessings,

Hugs Jade

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Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi June,
I am so thankful that you are on the mend!! Bad gallbladders are very serious! My Dad almost died when his started acting up. Thankfully he got through it as you did!
I just love your blog and your photos are spectacular!!
Take care of yourself and have a lovely week!

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

So glad to see you back, June!
And continued prayers are headed your way for a 110% return to health and vitality, my friend.

Beautiful pillow!

Big hugs,

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi dear June
Glad to hear you are feeling better and on the road to recovery... I think this post is a wonderful tribute to nurses everywhere.. often overworked and underpaid.. perhaps hubby included hehe

Well that is one sweet gift you received!! Just beautiful.. Donna is certainly a caring and talented friend..

Be well.. and I hope your recovery is speedy.. Sounds lie you didn't get the keyhole surgery... My sister had the same thing.. but once recovered felt all the more better for it... Take care xxx Julie

A Cottage Muse said...

Oh June I am so happy you are up and about and feeling better! Please don't over do it though! Let your wonderful "nurse" keep spoiling you for a bit longer!

Victoria said...

I'm so glad you're back and on the mend! But I agree with Sandi above, don't overdo it!!!

I worked in a hospital for 4 years and I agree, nurses (for the most part) truly are wonderful! I worked with a lot of Dr's also who, while they didn't have the bedside manner of most nurses, were truly outstanding:)

Glad to have you back and that pillow is GORGEOUS!

mudderbear said...

It's good to see you here again and to know you are improving. The pillow is a very lovely gift and so thoughtful. What an awesome friend you have.
I agree with you on the subject of nurses. Surely they must be angels to care so completely for us. Take care of yourself. Get well and stay happy.

karen said...

So glad you getting back to normal. Surgery!
Wow, that pillow was BEAUTIFUL! What a beautiful gift.
Keep us up to date on your full recovery...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Sweet June!!!

Oh, you are so wonderful and kind!!! Self-discovery is more fun than finding the right treasure at a flea market, and that is pretty fun!!!! I pray that in all things, grand and QUOTIDIEN (daily), that we all will find the treasures that will keep us eternally strong in our faiths.....bless you and have a great DAY!!! Anita

Bine Beldecor said...

Hello dear June,
I'm so glad you are feeling better and good to know that your nursemaid
is very attentive... The cushion is soooo gorgeous what a beautiful gift!
Take care xoxo Bine

Barbara said...

So pleased you are doing well, June! Keep us posted....

I have one of those little bells too. :)

Jacqui said...

What a stunningly lovely post! Your pics are gorgeous. So glad you are feeling better. Yes nurses are marvellous, my daughter in law is one of the finest. Have a wonderful week xx

Ingrid said...

Hello dear June,
oooh I haven't visited you for a while because the kids did have their vacation, but now I am so sorry that I missed your post of you having a operation. I am so happy for you you're feeling much better now and you're husband is such a great nurse. Wish you and your family all the best for 2011 and I hope to visit you more often now.
Hugs, Ingrid.

LemonyRenee' said...

Sweetie, I was so laid up with a wicked cold, I missed that you were having surgery. I'm so glad you are coming through it so well. Looks like we both got a bit of a slow start to the new year . . . well, here's to getting back up to speed quickly! Happy new year.

Deb said...

So happy to hear that all is well and you are feeling good ♥
Your pillow is just stunning! What a beautiful & thoughtful gift.
Have a wonderful week.

Privet and Holly said...

So happy you are on
the mend, sweet June!
I feel the same way
about nurses; it was
a profession that I
think I would have
loved, but I hated
mathematics and I'm
sure you need math to
get into nursing school!
GORGEOUS pillow from
your Donna...wowzer,
it's amazing!
Happy Monday and keep
getting stronger!
xx Suzanne

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Get well soon! Surgery always takes so much out of a person. I agree with you about nurses, some don't deserve the title, but most are just fantastic. The best nurse I ever had was a man.

It's a gorgeous pillow! It give you something new and pretty to look at white you recover.

Yvonne - Frl.Klein said...

Dear June, I love the photos from your beautiful home!
Have a happy new week,
Big Hugs,

Carole said...

Oh June so happy to hear you are getting better. I know it must be so hard for someone like you to rest and stay bedridden.
Good thing your friend gave you permission to show her gorgeous a true keepsake!

Take care

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
I am so glad that ordeal is over and you are on the mend.I hope you treat yourself to a good rest so your body can heal completely.
The pillow your thoughtful and talented friend sent you is so beautiful-what a treasure!

Take care,

Lovey said...

Yeah! So glad you are up and about are one special lady...Love to you and your Hubby for taking such great care of you! Love to all the wonderful helpers in your healing as well! xo

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Your a blessing to all of us my sweet friend....we adore you! Take it slow and easy! x0x0

The Rustic Victorian said...

Hi June!
It is nice to see a post and hear your doing better and mending. Donna's beautiful pillow will lend a helping hand to the healing I'm sure. It is so beautiful!
You will be digging in Gods earth making magic soon.

wendy said...

reminds me of that old 70's song called "Ring my be.e..ell, ring my bell" (do you know what I am singing here??)

Glad to hear you are improving. That pillow put together by your friends is gorgeous indeed. Something very special to make you smile every day.

Ann Marie said...

Sooo grateful all is well.
I have been thinking of you.

What a lovely post.. bell.. ornament.. and of course.. to die for pillow.
Sentimental..personal.. handmade gifts are the best!

What an Angel husband you have. Has he been taking care of your Angel son too? I bet so.
I'm thankful you have such a good man.. good neighbors.. good family.. and good friends.
You are Rich my friend. :)

Hopes for a speedy recovery.. :)

Junebug said...

I am so glad you are feeling better. Just remember to take it easy and let that hubby continue to spoil. I'm sorry it has taken me a while to get around to my favorite blogg but I almost thought I was having a gall bladder attack! I so thought of you this past week. I love the pillow and what a precious gift. Aren't friends the best!
Hugs and more hugs!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Glad your feeling better... and what a beautiful pillow your friend made for you, it's gorgeous!!! Hope you have a wonderful week!
Blessings~~~ Daphne

Farah Muzaffar said...

Hi June,
Its so nice to see you again with your beautiful mood of telling thing so perfectly with such tender and delicate way.... Hope you are recovering fast...
Donna did a great job, its such a nice job and the most important how caring it is of her... Really it looks fab...
Wish you a very quick recovery, I am waiting for your next lovely post...

Lady Pamela said...

Take care of yourself dear friend and don't try to do too much too soon. I am so glad your DH was there to help you through your ordeal.
*Gentle Hugs*

jewelsinthegarden +: ) said...

June, I am so glad to hear you are feeling better. You have a sweet husband and such a sweet friend in Donna. Her pillow is so special and just perfect for you. You are blessed with so many wonderful friends, it took a long time to get to the end of the comments : )
God bless,

Teacup Mosaics said...

So happy to hear yo are on the mend. It sounds like your nurse is doing a great job. I agree about nurses they give so much. Take it easy and take care.

Marydon said...

G'eve June ~ The bell is awesome, the pillow is just beyond gorgeous. How sweet of Donna to create this beauty for you to treasure.

So glad you are doing better. Was so good to hear your voice & know you were going to be well. We can match our scars now ... chuckle! You are right, no more bikini's!

I didn't call you as I promised, I took a nasty fall when I fainted & I am just sore/bruised & ache everywhere. I'll call you in a couple days ...

Hugs & love, Marydon

All That Jazz said...

Oh June, so glad to hear you are doing okay and on the mend!!! What an awesome hubby you have! And that pillow, how precious, and so YOU! I love that she personalized it with the name of your blog!
Take care, sweet friend!!
~xo/michelle~ said...

Hi June, I just found out about your surgery. I am sending big 'ole hugs your way:) I hope you will be up and around very soon but don't rush it;) Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family. I hope this year is a fabulous one for all of you. The pillow you received is gorgeous and sooooo thoughtful. You have wonderful friends because you are so wonderful yourself. Take care:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Deedee said...

So very glad you are feeling better! Who needs gall bladders anyway? It's bad enough we have to deal with that other bladder, right?
As always, your home looks so beautiful. It's so uplifting just to stop by and look at your angel world. It makes my day. Godspeed, June!

Sares said...

Hi June! I knew you would make it through with flying colors! It sounds like you have had some excellent care, husband and nurses alike.

I don't have any stomach scars and bikinis aren't an option for me either! Not since I was in high school!

Your pillow is gorgeous! Wouldn't I just love to get such a beauty in the mail.

Take care of yourself and I wish you a speedy recovery!

Peonies & Magnolias said...

So glad to hear you are on the mend. Love the pics of your gorgeous pillow, your friend does such beautiful work.


Stuff could always be worse said...

So nice to have found your beautiful blog. I do hope you feel better, yes Nurses are wonderful!

cathleen said...
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Rosie said...

Oh Junebug,
Happy to see you are up and about...I am praying for a speedy recovery for you dear one.
That is one gorgeous present...and she has personalized it with such a beautiful message...ahhhh...perfect
well dear one take advantage of this down time, and don't over do it!
Sending you a gentle, warm January HUG.
* * * xoxox (OK,a couple kisses too) * * * Rosie

mudderbear said...

June..I was delighted to find your comment and I apologize for taking awhile to get back to you.
I'm glad you are feeling better and hope you continue to recuperate as you should.
What a small world this is. This is fun. We are Kelsey's from a long list of E. B. Kelsey's. There are no longer a lot of us, but I know there are plenty of Steve Kelsey's. When my husband moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas he was the fourth one in his church ward. It was funny. He was introduced several times as "Guess who this is."
Take good care. Stay warm. I think you are much colder than we are here and we are cold enough for one winter.

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

Glad to have you back in the blogosphere! What a lovely room you have to recoup in! Looks like pure medicine of the sweetest kind!

My uncle started a bell collection for me when I was a child. I only have a handful now. I appreciated your posting picks of your lovely antique one.

Cheers to you for this coming year!

saltbox treasures said...

Hi June,
I'm so glad you are feeling better. Surgery is no fun; I've been there.
I think we all need a beautiful bell like that on our nightstand :). My husband is a firefighter and is also a great nurse. If I'm sick or hurt, he's the one I want by my side. If I was in your small town (which one is it that you live in?), I would bring you some homemade Chicken Pot Pie. Are you resting with Jackson? He is very pretty, by the way! It is nice you have a white cat with a white sofa.
I just love, love that pillow you received. It almost made me tear up; it is so special with the embroidery. Just a gorgeous piece! I will have to visit your friend Donna.
XOXO to you. I prescribe R & R and bloghopping :).
~ Julie

A Fanciful Life said...

Hi June,
What good news that all is going well. So happy you are on the road to recovery. It certainly is no fun being unwell and not able to do your normal everyday things. But then, if I had to be somewhere in my recovery, it would be a house as beautiful as yours. The pillow from your friend is exquisite. I love the embellished wording - that is so special.
Much love,
Sharon :-) and Miss Gracie too

Pooch Purple Reign said...

GORGEOUS pillow. what a sweet friend. glad you are feeling better
~laura x

Draffin Bears said...

Dear June,

So happy to hear that you are on the mend and I hope that you are feeling much better.
Thanks for visiting me and just had to say hi from London when I had a few minutes on my husbands laptop.
Love the sweet pillow, how beautiful.
Happy weekend

Riet said...

Hi dear June. I am so glad you are feeling better. Beautiful post and I love that pillow. Beautiful embroidery. What a special gift but I know you deserve it.
LOve and hugs from Riet

J. Wecker Frisch said...

I hope you will be feeling fit as a fiddle soon, June. Such pretty photos as always. Sounds like you had a similar holiday as us. Kids all home, daughters helping me cook, and more food than we could eat. We're blessed indeed.

Sofies Haus said...

Dearest June, your pics are so beautiful again and the pillow is gorgeous! Hope now you are better again! All the best wishes, hughs Anja

Rebecca said...

Hi Sweetie
Hope you are doing well and you are back to almost normal :) I don't know that any of us are completely normal... at least on this end.
Oh my, I hope I get to see you at the Farm Chicks show... that would be so wonderful, I don't know what your schedule will be but maybe we could do lunch or dinner too or just hang out some.
I have problems of getting stuff there as I am not set up to do shows and really don't know if I want to be... just trying things on for size. So don't expect too much :)
Hope you have a wonderful Saturday

Jill said...

So happy to hear that you are up and somewhat at it again! May your healing continue....happy New Year too!

isaela said...

J'ai poussé la porte... qu'il est doux ton univers tout de blanc vêtu. Bon dimanche. Isabelle

Cottage Garden said...

Oh gosh this post snuck in while I wasn't looking:-) Sorry for the lateness of my comment June! Its excellent news that you are making such a good recovery from the op, helped along in no small part by your positivity, nonetheless you are one brave lady m'dear!

Beautiful pillow.


Shabbyfufu said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery dear lady...just pamper yourself as much as possible and take the time to enjoy some rest:-). Lots of love from here....xo, Janet

Holly Loves Art said...

Dear June,
I am so very happy to read that you're feeling better each day. Your posts are always so lovely and heartfelt and they always provide a sense of calm.

The pillow is so beautiful and I'm sure you felt emotional seeing it for the first time. It's very special and just for you!

Lots of love,

Julie said...

Hi June,
I am so sorry to have been missing in action so long and did not know you were having surgery. I am so happy you are recovering well and I hope for you a most wondeful and Happy New year!!!

I agree about nurses, my husband is in out of the hospital and they truely do make the stay for him as comfortable as they can, and are always so helpful for me.

AND that pillow is just WONDERFUL!!! How blessed you are to have a friend who loves you so much.
God Bless,

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

I'm so glad you were treated like a queen.... YOU DESERVE every minute of it!

Wishing you the best that life can give YOU!!

Lot of YOU's don't you think>>> just being silly-

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hello June, I hope everything is well. I love your garden, it's a
piece of heaven on earth.
Hugs & Blessings
~*~ Wendy ~*~

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