1.11.2013

Randomness and Recovery.

Hello all of my friends.
I've been away a few days.
Underwent surgery (hysterectomy) Wednesday morning.


I am still recuperating...so for now I am reading lots of gardening books and catalogs.



I am trying to decide what pumpkins to plant....

...and where to grow more zinnias....



I am thinking about my Etsy Shop, and how to improve it in 2013.

Source: houzz.com via Kerry on Pinterest
Images like this help me to just relax and dream....

...and plan for the year ahead.

Happy Friday.


36 comments:

  1. Praying for a quick and
    peaceful recovery, sweet
    friend! As a fellow zinnia
    LOVER there is nothing
    better to dream about.
    Think of this down time
    as a gift to yourself.....

    Be well!

    xo Suzanne

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    1. Thanks Suzanne! I am trying to embrace the time. So glad I have found another zinnia lover.

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  2. Hello,
    OMG that's not much fun, poor you. I hope you are comfortable and I hope you heal very quickly. Dreaming about your garden, what you are going to plant will help a little and I hope Stormy is keeping you warm. Sending you all my healing powers from France and keep smiling when you can...
    Best wishes Ivan
    P.S. Can I recommend a book that always follows me to hospital. It is from the states and called 'The Garden Color book' by Paul Williams. It is for planning boarders (three heights)- hours of fun with some 343,000 combinations...

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    1. Aw Ivan, you are so sweet. Stormy has not left my side.I will catch your healing powers and put them to work!

      I am going to look up your book suggestion right now! Thanks.

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  3. Oh you poor thing! I hope you're on the mend, recovering well so far and being catered to by your family! Daydream this time away planning for your garden and the springtime!!!

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    1. I would say I am achy, but not in pain. I will daydream as much as
      i can...doesn't happen often. THanks.

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  4. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Nantucket Daffodil! I hope you are able to get plenty of rest, and that you have a speedy recovery! :)

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    1. Thanks FFM. I am working on resting and listening to the dr. She has told me I can lift nothing heavier than a milk carton for 6 weeks! Now there's a challenge.

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  5. I hope you have a smooth recovery. I am planning/dreaming about what to plant this spring as well.

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    1. I agree Michelle.....it's a great time for planning and dreaming. I am on the road to recovery!

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  6. Hope you have a very speedy recovery - enjoy your time out reading!

    Melissah

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    1. Thanks Melissah...I am actually reading a novel based in Australia, so I am thinking of you!

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  7. Those zinnias are just lovely as are all your photos :)

    I am so sorry you've had to go through surgery. Rest and recover .. take your time so you will heal faster!

    Enjoy the quiet time.

    leslie

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    1. Thanks so much leslie! When I'm down, a few garden photos always perk me up!

      Everyone is advising to go slow and rest...I am trying my best to do just that!

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  8. Hope you're feeling better now! The good side of staying at home recuperating is that you can go through all the books and magazines that you haven't had a chance to read - that's what I've been doing in the last week. Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog, it means a lot! Hope you're having a lovely Sunday. xx

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    1. Hi Alina. Yes, I agree...lots of books. I have been listening to my Kindle at night...too tired to hold it! Sounds like you have been "bookin it" too. Have a healthy week!

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  9. That looks like some wonderful reading! Relax, take care of yourself, and heal!:)

    Elise

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    1. Thanks anon. I have found something useful in every single one pictured. The Batali cookbook is a must for anyone with a garden.

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  10. We all need more zinnias in 2013!!!

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    1. Yes, zillions of zinnias.

      I may start a zinnia link up party this summer!

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  11. Oh, I hope you have been resting and taking it easy!
    I LOVE zinnias, Old Maids, we always called them, and I remember seeing them grow very tall in Toccoa, GA when I was a little girl, much taller than I was at the time!

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    1. Yes kay, I am resting, thanks. I had never heard zinnias called Old Maids....how neat!

      I love childhood gardening memories....they are some of my clearest, most vibrant, pleasant memories.

      I think gardening should be part of memory therapy!

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  12. Take care of yourself and take lots of time to rest :) xx

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    1. Thanks Sara Louise....I am not a rester....but I am forcing myself so that I heal properly. Hope all is well in your little corner of the world.

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  13. Sounds like a wonderful time to me ....well, except the surgery part. Hope you're up again soon!!
    Oooh would love to open the Etsy shop I started years ago but never did anything with .... LOVE Etsy. Maybe someday, thanks for the inspiration!
    Feel better soon.

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    1. Yes, I don't want the time to get away from me...low key can still be productive...right?

      Is your shop still open? You are so talented, and make the sweetest things!

      Thanks for the kind words!

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  14. Wishing you a very quick recovery! Glad a t least you have some down time to dream!
    Monica

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    1. Thanks Monica! Dreaming can be trouble...too many ideas....not enough time or $$ ;)
      I have been dreaming of bedrooms and dining rooms, bathrooms....gardens......

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  15. I hope your recovery is continuing to go well! And enjoy those fresh flowers, they are medicinal in their own way!

    Kat

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    1. Hi Kat,

      I am doing well...laying low...enjoying several fresh bouquets, a gorgeous pink azalea, and several pretty houseplants!

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  16. I'm so sorry you had to got through a major surgery like that. It's a relief to hear that you are doing well but don't overdue it. I'm sending you a virtual hug.

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    1. Thanks Sarah. I have a one week appt tomorrow. Everyone is telling me the same thing....don't overdue it. Apparently you feel well fast, but the body rebels if you do too much...I am so afraid now, I am just going to become a couch potato...so not me!

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  17. Hi ND! Your garden is gorgeous and so is your house. I dream of places like this! I'll be enjoying gardening vicariously through your posts. I'm sorry to hear that your nine year old has celiac disease. I had a nine year old student last year who is struggling with the same health issue. She has so much courage, and it is difficult for her, but she perseveres. It's hard to see young kiddos dealing with big challenges, but I think it makes them stronger. Good luck to your child! Have a good day. :)

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    1. Hi FDThanks for the compliments! As we progress into spring and summer, virtually all of my posts are about gardening!

      Thanks for making note of my daughter....she is a tough one!

      I am a teacher as well!

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Thanks for chatting!

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