Thursday, October 22, 2009


I read that somewhere recently and I thought how true it is. I want to thank all of you for your sweet comments with all your words of encouragement! You are all amazing and I appreciate you so much.

I was so happy to at least get a few pumpkins and my candy corn lights out before I got so sick. Every day I try to get out on the porch and look at them for a bit.
The children come and a bit of dusting and put things where I want them. I would feel spoiled something awful if I felt better. As much as I love their attention I wish I didn't need it. I know they talk about me to each other...who will do what.."if" ..and that sort of thing. I hate to see the worry on their faces...and their extra bright smiles when I look at them. I thank God for all of them...every single day!
My daughter in Georgia has guided me through all of this from the very beginning back in July. She talks to the doctors office...the hospital...and saves me and my husband the stress.
I am beginning to feel this recovery is never going to will! It is just slow. Back to the doctor later this afternoon for the results of the CT scan. My eldest son has busseled me off for acupuncture this past Monday, and Friday I go back. It's interesting.
They are bringing me food and more food made daily with all sorts of fresh goodies...

I wanted to show you these adorable Halloween dolls that I bought from an artist on ebay. I am always so fascinated what some people can wanted to share..
I love the little crow with the stars on his hat. The pumpkin is precious with is legs, feet and hands all gangly! Of course they are his vines! Both are needle sculpted...
I know they are strange but to me that makes them special...I have one more coming...and I can't wait. :)
If they are a bit too strange for you... :) I understand! The spookier looking the cuter! HOW on earth did she make those long fingers...what work went into these! sweet blogging angelic friends... I miss you! This is about all I can get done...and I want to say that I am so sorry I cannot do more at this time. I feel if I can at least get a post of sorts up, ..... :) I nearly promised you that I would never get sick again...and that I would visit you every single day...and how I wish I could make you that promise. All I can do is thank you over and over again for everything...and I will be so happy to start catching up.
I am going to try and visit a few in the morning...I MUST catch up a bit at least!

Many hugs and all my love goes out to you!


  1. Take care of yourself. You'll be 100% before you know it. And aren't you blessed with such a sweet family?!
    Ladybug Creek

  2. GM My Dear friend...You take care and remember I think and pray for you each day...Love ya sis...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  3. Thinking of you today. Take care!!

  4. You are blessed with fantatic children, Mona; still sending prayers your way, as well as to Janine and Eddie.

  5. Your children are lovely. I really like your pumpkin and crow. They are just a little scary and that is what I like. They're fantastic!! Thinking of you each day! Blessings.

  6. What wonderful children! You raised them well Mona. God certainly blessed you. I love your scary little boos! Thank you for letting us know how you're doing -- getting well (with all the appointments and such) can just wear a person out! We love you dear lady! Hoping to "chat" with you soon.

  7. Stop it!! You are making me sad, Mona. With all you have been through in life, the hard times, the good times... there is still much you have to do in this world and I will not listen to the "what ifs" of your children. Fight my dear for I am not ready to let you go.

    Your loving blogging friend,
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  8. Hang in there "old girl" Just let those kids pamper deserve it. Soon enough you will be back to your old self. Take care...
    HUGS Balisha

  9. Hi Mona, I think of you so often and keep you daily in my prayers. All your pictures are so lovely.

    Continue to take good care of yourself, sweet girl!

    Love and hugs, Barb ♥

  10. Mona think of us as your angels. We are looking over you with our well wishes and prayers. You will be kicking up your heels in no time.
    Hugs and prayers, Sue

  11. Hi Mona,
    You are the sweet one. Your pumpkins look so festive sitting on the brick planter and your porch is the perfect place for you to rest and get some strength back. Keep your chin up,remember its hard to keep a good woman down.
    Big, Big hugs,

  12. Thinking of you, Miss M! Praying your recovery is swift and final.

    Love to you~


  13. Good morning lovely Mona. I've seen you every day as I pull up by blog in your cute little pink robe and it reminds me to pray. Your children are doing just what you raised them to do so sit back, recover and let them spoil you just a bit. Girl, your deserve it. Your decorations are great, as usual.

    Take care sweet lady and know we are all lifting you up in prayer. God is good~~

  14. Oh, Dear Mona! I'm so sorry you've had this awful time! Thank God for your darling children helping you out! You just take care of yourself - we'll be here! Mona, you're in my prayers daily!
    Shelia ;)

  15. Mona, it is good to hear from you. You sure are lucky to have so many of your children near enough to be bringing food and checking on you. Bless their little hearts. Take care and will look forward to your next post....(((Mona)))

  16. I get happy every time I see that You posted something :-)! Ofcourse You will recover even if it takes a bit longer than You hoped!

    All Halloween things looks strange to me since we don´t celebrate it over here :-) :-)
    Take care now!
    You are in my prayers!

  17. Oh Mona, those little halloween creatures are so cute. I love how much you admire the work of artists and crafters and support them so much. I know they must make you smile everytime you see them.

    I did a post for you on Oct. 16th, I had wanted to wish you a happy birthday as mine is also in Oct. No hurry to visit though. All in good time in when you feel better, and you will feel better! And when you are up to it I want to hear all about the accupuncture! I am so curious!

    Please tell your childern how much we appreciate them fussing over you! We would be there doing it ourselves if we could.

    Glad you're getting out to enjoy the nice weather,

  18. Hi Mona, I'm praying for you everyday! I know you'll be better soon...we still have to do lunch! There's a lot more for you do and have fun with. Lots of hugs!

  19. That's the most original pumpkin face I have ever seen! Fabulous!Thank for sharing. Hoping the happiness you give others comes back to you one thousand times! Take Good Care!

  20. Love your decorations, Mona ... hope you improve quickly. Have a beautiful weekend. TTFN ~ Marydon

  21. Hi Mona, you are so lucky that your family is there for you! My prayers are with you, and hey dont be so impatient, healing takes time....


  22. Hi Mona, you are surrounded by a beautiful and loving family, how lucky you are! What a beautiful quote and it is so true. I hope you are feeling better and always remember we all love you and you are in our prayers.
    Hugs, Ann

  23. Mona, Use that fortitude that I know is deep down within you to help get you through the tough times. You know you have a lot of people praying for you, so just take it easy and let others help you when they can. I love your crow with the little hat!
    hugs, Sue

  24. I hope you're feeling better soon. You have a beautiful blog and it sounds like you're blessed with wonderful children!

  25. Thinkning about you and praying....Your blog looks beautiful...Hope you will stop by my Christmas blog...a great giveaway will be given away Sunday night....

  26. Dear sweet Mona,
    Just take care of you and continue to recover. So glad you have your children and they are taking such great care of you.

    Love and Hugs,

  27. Mona, I am so happy to see you are feeling good enough to post. I do wish you the fastest recovery possible and please know that even though we have only just "met" you are a sweet soul and I am thankful to know you.

    Please take care of yourself. xo

  28. Mona, it sounds as though you are blessed beyond measure with your wonderful family!!!! I know exactly how you must feel, with them coming over to help you out and you wishing you could do some of these things yourself, but this is a testament of their love for you!!

    I am so very sorry to see that you've had surgery and are still feeling punky - but so very glad to see you here posting. Sending hugs and tons of good wishes that you are feeling your spry and ornery self SOON!!!

    Oz Girl
    (or just plain ole Susan :)

  29. Oh dear one, recovery takes forever doesn't it? I wish you well and know even if you do a little each day, it makes you feel good! Take care,Lori


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