Tuesday, March 18, 2014


Yes, that's what can happen in a very short time.
Friday evening I became ill and as the hours passed it got worse and worse.  Finally around 6am on Sunday morning, I was suffering from such terrible stomach pain that I could hardly stand up after spending the night trying to make it to the bathroom, the pain had become so unbearable and I was wadded up in a ball.
I won't go into the gory details..but I could name this post "MISERY!"

Finally, after arguing with me for an hour about going to the hospital, in desperation PH called an ambulance and they took me off to the emergency room.
A wonderful shot for the pain and I could focus finally.
After tests they determined I had a bad stomach virus..and within a few hours I was back home in my own bed sleeping off the heavy dose of pain medication.
The best part is...PH beat the ambulance to the hospital and met us at the ER door.  Now that's love.  :)
What a wonderful thing to see his sweet and very concerned face.
I'm still not well,  pretty weak, but I'm much, much better.
God blessed me when he sent me PH.

 ...first peach blossoms of springtime..and if that doesn't cheer a soul..not much will.  

 I have several concrete bunnies that were gifts from my daughter, Mary so I nestled them into the basket

...among the ivy, Mum's and Begonia's.  

 During the past year the ivy has grown long enough to begin wrapping around the handle..
The basket is finally all cleaned of dead leaves, a bit of fresh potting soil, a little Begonia food and it's on it's way to a beautiful Spring.
Being a child at heart, I decorate with toys..dolls..silly stuff.
The little Mary Engelbreit  dishes are still waiting to be arranged.  And waiting and waiting... but it may never happen.

I DO hope the snow has stopped.  Spring is in just a couple of days away!

I wish you shelter from the storm,
a cozy fire to keep you warm
 but most of all, when snowflakes fall...
I wish you love,


  1. Mona- You poor soul. I am SOO sorry you are sick. God did indeed bless you with a good mate and I know that he loves you much. I hope you are feeling a whole lot better soon.

    It is so nice to see green, growing things there. We don't have any yet. God bless- xo Diana

  2. OMG, Mona I am so glad that you are better - how on earth did you get such a bad virus. Sounds like you had food poisoning. Take care of your self and feel better soon.
    So glad that you have such a wonderful husband to take care of you.
    God bless you.
    Hugs, Mary

  3. John and I had a stomach virus about 2 weeks ago and it was horrible. So glad your husband was so compassionate.
    I adore your concrete bunnies since I live in Rabbittown!

  4. Oh poor sweetie, you had it rough! So glad you are home, get to feeling better and get well, sweet Mona!

  5. Dear, dear Mona ~ I am so sorry you became so ill, but glad you are on the road to recovery. How scary that must have been for the both of you. How wonderful to have the loving care of PH.

    It looks like spring has sprung at your lovely home and gardens.

    Enjoy ~ FlowerLady

  6. Oh dear Mona, I am SO sorry you have been SO sick! I pray that each day will find you getting some SPRING back in your step! That new blossom will help for sure! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

  7. oh wow mona! i am so sorry you were so sick but thank heavens it was just a bug! that PH sure is a good guy! your place looks so pretty as usual! we are in for high winds and big storms here today...rain, no snow!

  8. Gee Mona, I am sorry you were that sick and I am glad Mirror Guy made you go to hospital and Heck - he beat the ambulance there. I am glad they were able to diagnose virus and hope it is not too long before you feel like your old self. I was wondering what you were up to, as I hadn't heard from you. Good to know you are OK and mending. Mirror Guy is a "reflection" of the love in your heart. Lovely photos of the first buds of spring - we are still besieged by snow and a storm coming later today, but I do believe its not for much longer - after all, SPRING IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, RIGHT!! TAKE CARE MY FRIEND AND HI TO PH :)

  9. Mona,
    Poor dear . . . I should have heard you crying out and rushed to help. PH was a much better smiling face for you, indeed.

    So happy you are better . . . food poisoning?

    I like the little stone bunnies . . . and it is a huge treat for me to see your spring touches. Still knee deep in snow around here but I walked outdoors to fill a bird feeder yesterday without a coat. So YAY for that huh!

    And I put my boots away even though rain turning to snow is predicted for today!

    Stay we'll my fried . . .
    Love, Lynne

  10. Thank goodness your PH got you to the hospital. I am so sorry you had such terrible pain. Having to have my gall bladder out years ago, I know a bit of the pain you may have had. You take care of yourself and get plenty of rest!

  11. She has done it again, Mona, what a nice Blog and I love comming to see what you have on your page. I sure hope that ole stomach bug has gone and you are back somewhat to yourself. When we reach that young age that we are it seems to take so much longet to bounce back.
    Take care and catch ya later.
    Florida hugs.

  12. Hi Mona, what an ordeal you have been through. Next time take PH advice and go to the hospital sooner. It sound terrible. I hope you are getting stronger every day.
    Pain is an awful thing.
    Your little basket is delightful.
    Take it easy.
    Hugs Kay

  13. that was a bad virus, I'm glad you're over the worse, good man you have,

  14. Dearest Mona....how very horrible for you. I am sure you were both scared and worried. Happy to hear nothing to serious....what a loyal and caring husband you have. Lovely pictures of your garden as always! Stay well!

  15. I love all your flowers - as usual - you have the prettiest things there.

    And I am so sorry you had that much pain - and the stomach virus. I had no idea you were sick - that is scary. But sure glad you feel better and back to normal?

  16. Mona, So glad you are better. I hate going to emergency rooms. Your man does love you!! I enjoyed seeing your blossoms. It looks pretty around your place. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  17. Mona I was so sorry to hear you were ill. Glad you are feeling better. You have a wonderful Husband to beat you to the er. Love you concrete bunnies in the amongst the flowers. Have a blessed day and get well soon. Madeline

  18. You must have been a really sick puppy. I hope you are all better soon. Your Hubby is a blessing and you can tell he really loves you......well who doesn't. Feel lots better. ((((HUGS)))))

  19. Oh my sweet Mona, I'm so thrilled that your OK. What a scare that must of been for both you and the love of your life! Whew!

    I've got to say I simply adore that little bunny basket of yours. Sweet...just like you, Doll. :o)

    I'm still covered up with the Mom's,(it's been more than hard) shingles... (yes again, 'had 'em since Oct. exactly two weeks after I got the shot!) I sooooo miss ya'll!

    God bless you precious friend, feel better and have yourself one glorious day! You are a light to us all. :o)

  20. Oh dear Mona...you must have had a really good case of that stuff. It is what you said...MISERY! I am glad you went to the ER and found out that it was just that. Bless hubby's heart...he is a keeper! Glad you are feeling much better. Eat light!

  21. Wow, that sounds like a horrible virus. I'm glad PH made you go to the hospital. Why are we so reluctant to do that? That's what they're for! I'm glad they could get you home quickly and hopefully you'll be 100% soon! Love the flowers and bunnies! We've had fairly decent weather this week but after today the snow is back..maybe just for a little bit..I hope! Happy Spring!

  22. You poor dear! I hope you are feeling lots better now. That's really scary to be in that much pain! Take care of yourself...and give hubby an extra hug! Hugs, Diane

  23. Hope you are well on the mend, Mona. I endured what you had once and felt as if I were dying! Lucky you to have been blessed with someone who cares so much for you. Take care and enjoy the arrival of spring. It's still cold and icky here. xo Sue

  24. Oh my gosh, how miserable! I'm so glad you have your man and meds!

  25. I'm so sorry to hear you've been sick, hope you get well quickly! Blessings to you and to your sweet PH for taking good care of you.

  26. Oh, Mona, how awful for you to have been that sick! Next time listen to PH and go to that hospital sooner. Hope you are feeling better each day.

    I love seeing the green around your house. Not there yet here, but hoping it's soon.

    (((hugs))) to you dear friend.

  27. Oh, Mona,
    I feel so badly for you. I'm not surprised that Howard beat them to the hospital. He loves you....
    Get well soon my friend.
    Hugs, but not too close,
    Balisha :)

  28. I'm sorry you were so sick, but glad that you got to go home as quick as you did. Hope you get to feeling better every day.

    Take care.

  29. Mona, what an awful thing to happen to such a sweet person like yourself, but then a stomach virus takes no notice of that. You are the second fellow blogger who has had severe stomach problems in the past few days, so hopefully it is not going around. It was a relief to read that you were discharged and sent home to recover after reading the opening lines of this post. Please give that PH Howard an extra special bunch of hugs when you are feeling better.

  30. Hi Mona,
    I am so sorry you went through all of that, you poor gal.
    I love all your beautiful blooms and lovely yard!
    I am so green deprived right now. And yes, we still have snow to melt and it's not too much spring yet.
    Big Hugs my dear,'


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