Sunday, October 11, 2009

~AUTUMN LEAVES AND NEEDS...~

As I slowly made my way to the kitchen for a glass of orange juice to take my pills with, I passed my computer, all dark, I suddenly felt it!
I began to miss you and I felt that wonderful stirring need to at least take a few minutes to thank all of you for helping me through all of this with your wonderful and loving comments. I wanted to feel like visiting with old friends...and new! I want to blog! I want to take pictures, and buy my pumpkins and bake cookies for later frosting and do all the things that I normally do this time of year...but...although I am just not up to it as yet, the fact that I am feeling the need to tell you this, and feeling that wonderful "need and desire" to DO things...is just so good! SO good! YOUR comments made me feel like this!

I bought this little witch from a crafter on ebay before I had my operation. Tiny wooden buttons on her boots and her little face is all needle sculpted. I added several of these wonderful Halloween things to my Fall collection this year...isn't she cute? Well...you know what I mean by cute...:):) Lucy's Lazy Daze Primitives is the talented woman who does these. Just wait until you see a couple of other creations she has made. I add a few things each year...

It has been a very rough couple of weeks...not too much mattered except to escape the pain. A few extra bumps sent me back to emergency, but I slid under the garden gate on that one and I am doing fine. :) I have so much catching up to do...so many visits to make! Isn't it wonderful?
Blogging...what a joyful thing it is!

I am sending you my heartfelt thanks, love, and hugs! ...
Mona

45 comments:

Sandy said...

Dear Mona, I am so sorry you have been having these health issues. So many challenges and trials, it's NO fun I know. Even though we don't know each other, my heart goes out to you. I have faced many health challenges and having surgery on Tues. Yours sounds very serious. They had to cut a foot out of my Dad's colon. I wish you well, I wish you health and happiness. Hoping that you return to very good health soon. Give you body time to heal. Love your blog, Get Well Soon!!!

Joyce said...

Heartfelt post. Hope you are feeling better each and every day. Your little rocking chair friend is so cute.
Joyce

Snappy Di said...

What a nice surprise to find you here this morning typing away at the keyboard. I looked at your blog linky on the sidebar of my blog yesterday and wondered how you were by now. Put a big smile across my face to find your entry today!! I mean that!!!!

HUGZ HUGZ HUGZ!!

Di

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

So great to see You back again! I have wondered how it was with You! Take Your time now so You´ll be totally healed!
Take care!
Christer.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh so good to hear from you and that you're feeling like a little "visit"! Now we know that you're on the mend and things are looking up -- You'll be celebrating all the fun of fall and Halloween with your new cute little bewitching friend soon! Feel better and visit again when you're up to it.

Balisha said...

Hi Mona...Welcome back. Nice to hear from you. Hope you can enjoy fall now that you are on the mend.
((HUGS)) Balisha

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Hi Mona. I am so happy to hear you are up and about. I was thinking about you these last few weeks and was wondering how you have been doing. Please take care and I hope you can start your fall cooking soon.
Many, many hugs, Sue
P.S. It is finally Fall in my neck of the woods. Woo hoo. I am making a stew for dinner tonight. For me making a stew is my way of welcoming Fall.

racheld said...

It's so good to hear your voice, Dear Friend!!
Just the "Want-To" of a thing is primary to the doing and the enjoying.

I love to think of your sliding under the garden gate, and look forward to the day that the gate is wide open into the sunshine and the Autumn, and you walk out, clear and whole, to embrace the day.

Stay well, Sweetpea, and let us hear of your progress.

rachel

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's wonderful to see you here this morning and to know you are on the road to recovery. I'm hoping you feel feel better every day. Your little witch it adorable. I love adding a few things every year, too! This year I've gone wild with Fall! HUGS to you! Feel better soon!

The Stylish House said...

Mona,
It is good to hear from you. I hope you have a speedy recovery and feel 100% ASAP. Take care of yourself, and we will be here when you are ready.
Cathy

Patti Cakes said...

Hey it's good to see you again. I've been thinking about you. Hoping you were not in pain but you know how that goes.

I had to take John to the ER Friday night. His blood pressure went way up. He stayed the night and is okay but the stress has knocked me out.

Love you! Hugs

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh No! Mona, I have been bad in visiting everyones blogs the past few weeks and have just started to get caught up again.

I am so sorry you are not up to your ol' self. I am sorry you had to have surgery.

Sure will be keeping you in my prayers and if you need anything please please call me. I'll be right there.

Hugs,
Joanne

Rebecca said...

Thank heavens you are up a going a bit, MissM! I've been missing you so much!

Continued prayers are being sent to heaven for you to fully, and wonderfully, recover.

Love to you~

Rebecca

Susan said...

Hi Mona, I'm so glad you felt well enough to say "Hi!" We miss you and I hope you're up and around and back to feeling great soon! I think that You, Joanne (of my little cottage) and I should all meet and have lunch when you feel better.
Hugs, Susan

Mimi said...

Mona, I am so happy you are on the road to recovery. We are all missing your wonderful posts.

Your little witch is a cutie!

Shelia said...

Oh, dear darling Mona! It's so wonderful to see you've posted. I'm so sorry you had some bumps afterwards, but so thankful to know you're doing well and on your way to recovery.
I've missed you so and you've been in my thoughts and prayers. Take care of yourself and just take your time getting back to everyone. We'll be here.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Stacey said...

Mona it sounds like it has been hard. I really hope you begin to heal and feel better. Little by little is how it is sometimes. :)

Hugs,

Stacey

Lee Laurie said...

I'm glad to see that you are doing better. Please take care and know that a lot of friends are out here thinking and praying for you.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Mona, it is so good to hear from you. Continue to rest and each day you will be a little stronger. You will stay in my prayers! Can't wait to have you back full time, sweet lady!

Love and hugs, Barb ♥

blushing rose said...

G'eve, Mona ~ Glad to see you are doing well & mending nicely. You'll be baking those cookies before you know it ... you take good care. Our prayers were answered ...
TTFN ~Marydon

texasdaisey said...

So glad you are feeling better. Get well
Debbie

Jenny Eshjey said...

Hi Mona, good to hear you're back.
Take care.

by Jenny Malaysia.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Dear Mona,
Been missing you! I am so happy to hear your on your way to feeling like your old self. Hang in there my dear, love the cute little witch too! Hugs, Cindy

bj said...

G'morning, Mona..I was so glad to see this new posting. That means you are feeling better.
This aging thing sure ain't for sissies, is it?
So glad this is all behind you and hope your recovery continues until you are your sweet self again. I've missed you so much.
xo bj

Dena said...

Mona!!! Sending you baskets and bushels of hugs! So so so glad to see your words this morning! Rest and be well. Miss you!!!!!!

Hugs,
Dena

Debbi said...

so glad you are back--take your time and relax!
(((hugs)))

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi Mona,

It's so nice to hear from you, I hope you'll be much feeling better soon and up to your old tricks and treats! Tee hee, That was a little lame attempt at some Halloween humor for you! Love your new witchy pooh doll!!

Take care sweetie!
Hugs,
Sherri:)

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Mona,
So happy you are "Back". Keep getting stronger and get all the rest you need. Its wonderful to have you here with us again in blogland. I have and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Enjoy your day,
Elizabeth

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Mona,

So glad you are feeling better. Yes, I went through the same thing in August. I have a herniated disk, and it hurt big time. I too, was laying there in bed thinking, oh I miss my blogs! Little by little each day got better. It just takes time sweetie. Glad you are back!

Debbie

Kathleen Grace said...

Dear Mona, I am just catching up on your blog and find you have been ill. I am so sorry! I hope you feel better soon, I will be praying for you.

Amy said...

I've been thinking of you and I'm glad you're starting to feel motivated to do some of the things that you love. Just thinking that you want to do them is a wonderful thing! Be patient and you'll be up and about in no time. Hugs.

Sue said...

Dear Mona, It always takes more time than we want to get completely healed. I hope that all will be fine for you as soon as possible. Just know that there are a lot of people out here in blog world who care what happens to you. Take care of yourself and be patient.
lots of hugs, Sue

Dawn said...

Oh Mona I'm so glad to hear from you! I checked every day to see if we might have some word from your grandaughter. I was starting to get a little worried.

Sorry to hear it was so tough on you. Take it easy! Have you celebrated your birthday yet, you mentioned it was in October. If not don't blow too hard on those candles! Better stay away from mine and Gloria's blog for a few days too, I don't want you laughing too hard!

Love ya girl!
Dawn

Teri said...

Oooh, keep getting better so we can enjoy your posts again. Take care. Miss your blog.

Stella said...

Mona, So glad to see you back. I have missed your cheerful blog. I know you have a positive spirit and will be back to your own self in no time. The Lord bless you.

midlifeslices said...

Oh dear, I'm sorry to come here and find out you've been having some health issues. I hope you're on the mend now and will be back posting your loveliness again soon. I've been taking a break and it's been such a nice respite.

Take care. HUGS

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Oh dear. It sounds like you've had a tough time. I hope the worst is over and you are on your way to a complete recovery. Sending love and hugs!

Aussiemade said...

Mona glad to hear your recovery is moving on. Be gentle and kind to you.

Penny said...

Mona, It is good to see you back. Take it slow and easy. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM My Dear friend...Girl now I want you to get some rest...You know it takes longer at our age to get up and about againg ha ha !! oh I know you needed to hear that...Girl you have been on my mind so much and I have missed you...Love ya sis...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Nezzy said...

Hello sweet lady. I'm so glad your OK and feeling up to blogging again. You were greatly missed. I thought of you often and prayed for your recovery. I've been offline 5.5 days due to the floods here in the Ozarks and am overwhelmed trying to catch up....I can only imagine how you feel. Take care of yourself and keep the good news coming our way.

Have a great day and many, many blessings!!!

nannykim said...

Sorry you are going through all of this!! That Witch is a cutie!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Mona~ I came by to see how you're doing....I'm going to take it as a wonderful sign, you're wanting to get back to blogging. I hope your time away will give you opportunity to curl up with a good magazine and something chocolaty good.
My niece says it's still pretty hot in Riverside, so stay cool too.
I also want to thank you for coming by my humble blog and leaving such a sweet comment.
It touches my heart that you'd make a point of coming by when you haven't been feeling well.
I'll check back soon. :)


Sweet wishes,
Sara

Gaston Studio said...

As we get older, we heal with less efficiency, unfortunately! Glad that you felt well enough to post this when your computer called you to do so.

Love the witch!

Kathleen said...

Mona, I hope each day finds you stronger!
Good health is a gift so many take for granted..
Prayers for your continued recovery!
Your witch is adorable!