Sunday, May 10, 2020

Happy Mother's Day and a Blog Note.

Hi Friends, I'm hoping you're having a lovely Mother's Day, even though it might not look like usual. It's a beautiful sunshine-y day around here so that helps brighten the mood. I told my girls we would just put off celebrating till we could hopefully all be together sometime this summer. I think we're all feeling a little isolated. I just cannot take any chances even though our town is opening back up this week. It may be awhile till I get back out there to public places. I also plan on wearing a mask.

Since I'm 8 weeks overdue on having my cervical spine surgery I haven't physically felt like celebrating much of anything. I did celebrate getting to my hair salon. I wear my hair short and go every 4 weeks, so going 8 weeks without a haircut left me looking terribly shaggy. My stylist and her gals were all decked out and the disinfectant was being sprayed around liberally and diligently. I hadn't driven anywhere on my own since my last appointment in March, so it felt really weird to be out on the streets. I think I drove 20 mph. But I did feel safe. Now to get my husband in for a trim. He has great hair and can go for much longer without looking derelict.

I have a few pics here of my little vintage figural shepherdess lamp that I recently painted white. I'd been thinking about giving her a makeover for years but hesitated to change her. But a cat went bonkers right after we moved here and knocked her off of her usual spot on the Baker's Rack, causing a few more chips and gouges. She badly needed a fresh look.

Finally Good News... my surgery is scheduled for this week so I'll be gone from the blog for a few days. I don't really know what to expect on recovery time. I've read and watched several patient experiences and none are the same, but it couldn't be much worse than it has been recently. They say a sore neck and sore throat for several days; liquid and soft foods for 3-5 days. I'll try to check back in with you all when I'm up to sitting in front of the computer. Thankyou in advance for your prayers and positivity. I'm believing God's got this in control. Celebrate Mother's Day safely. love to you all...

Run by Amber's this week for the party,

joining in here:

All About Home at Common Ground and Follow the Yellow Brick Home
 Celebrate Your Story at The Zucchini Sisters,  Create Bake, Make at Across the Blvd
Love Your Creativity at Life and Linda,  LouLouGirls Fabulous Party
Tips and Tutorials at Home Stories A to Z,  Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Tuesday at Our Home at Our Home Away from Home,
  Keep in Touch at Let's Add Sprinkles  Talk of the Town at Knick of Time
Turnabout Tuesday at My Wee Abode,  Share Your Style at French Ethereal
Charming Homes and Gardens at Dabbling and Decorating
Vintage Charm at Our Hopeful Home,   Wonderful Wednesday at LeCultivateur 
Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home,  race at Home at Imparting Grace
 Create, Bake, and Grow at Shabby Art Boutique Farmhouse Friday at The Painted Hinge


  1. Have a Happy Mother's Day, however/whenever it's celebrated. Take care,

  2. Hope you have a speedy recovery. Look forward to new posts in the future.

  3. Love to you too and best wishes for a successful operation, sending prayers your way.....xoxoxo

  4. Prayers for a successful surgery and a smooth recovery~

  5. Glad you are able to get this surgery done, Debra! Sending prayers for quick healing and a great recovery! xoxo

  6. God's blessing on your surgery and recovery.

  7. Praying for a successful surgery and speedy recovery.

  8. I'm glad things are finally getting underway for you. Hope it all goes like a piece of cake! I'll be looking for you. J.

  9. Prayers and good wishes for a complete recovery. I'm a spinal surgery veteran and in the almost eight years since my surgery I managed to visit six continents. Should have been seven, but my visit to Morocco was canceled for last week.

  10. Prayers for your upcoming surgery and recovery. I know you waited a long time for this. Take care and we will all be here when you return. Good Luck and hoping for an easy recovery.

  11. Praying your surgery goes well and recovery is quick. Your lamp update looks great.

  12. Wishing you the best for the surgery and recover -- we will all look forward to having you back. :-)

  13. Debra,

    Sending up prayers for you. Blessings to you for an easy surgery, no danger, that the surgeon's hands are steady and mind clear.....and for a fast recovery! And safety from anything even closely related to COVID-19.

    Hugs. ♥

  14. Oh Debra I have been praying for this news to come, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and wish you a speedy recovery! My hairdresser called today and said she didn't want to work in her salon yet, she's too afraid, so she offered to come to my house and do my and my daughter's hair, woo hoo! She's going to trim my son and son in law, and 2 of my grands too! Weather permitting, we are going to set up our family salon on the patio :)
    Best wishes,

  15. Debra,

    Good luck with your surgery! I'm praying you get relief and for speedy recovery. You've waited for a long time. You will be in my thoughts and prayers!


  16. Praying for you . I'm so happy that you had this today. I hope you are well.

  17. Praying for peace during the surgery and quick recovery! He DOES have this in control... no two ways about it! ;-) (BTW, we still cannot go to our hairdressers! I'm jealous!)

  18. Sending prayers for a successful surgery and easy recovery. I will be thinking about you!

  19. Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery! Don't forget to stock up on ice cream ;)


  20. Such good news! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers Debra. Will anxiously await hearing how the surgery and recovery go.

  21. Good wishes for your surgery - praying for uneventful quick recovery.

  22. Debra,
    Sending prayers for healing your way.

  23. Praying you have a speedy recovery!

  24. I am so blessed to see you at TFT this morning! Love your pretty little lady's makeover too.

    Praying for your full healing!

  25. Best wishes for a successful surgery and a smooth recovery.

  26. Your lady looks lovely all white. Wishing you great surgery and a speedy recovery!!


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