As the week begins it is always fun to join Cathy for In A Vase On Monday, but I continue to be unable to tend the garden for now as I am tending to my husband.
Some of you will know from my last post he had back surgery in early January and was recovering in a rehab center.
It turned out the first surgery required correction so back into the hospital he went for a second one 10 days ago. Back in rehab now he is finding recovery smoother this time around, although still not fast enough for us.
Although I can see daphne and anemone beginning to flower, hellebores continuing to open and daffodils teasing with yellow-tinged buds, there is no time today to prepare a vase. Instead I would like to share a joyful basket my older sister sent last week to cheer us on. It has brought us many smiles.
Thanks for the many nice comments and good wishes you have left for us. I am sorry I have not been able to leave remarks on your recent posts but I have viewed a few and will try to catch up as life returns to normal.
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting and giving us a chance to express our flower arranging passion. Visit her to discover what she and others found this week in their winter gardens to place In A Vase On Monday.
Will pray for a speedy recovery for your husband.
Thanks for your caring thoughts John.
A beautiful basket! Sounds like the rough waters are calming. Wishing peace and healing to your husband and you.
Thanks. Things are looking up.
Glad to hear it, that sounded scary.
Gosh that really would be a basket of cheer with that vibrant range of blooms – especially lovely to see the cheery sunflowers 🙂 Healing thoughts to your husband and yourself in your caring capacity.
Thanks for your good wishes. I agree the sunflowers really brightened the arrangement.
Oh Susie, a second op, I can imagine the frustration and wanting to get back to normal. I hope your husbands recovery goes smoothly now. That’s a lovely cheerful basket of flowers from your sister too. Best wishes, Julie
Thanks Julie. The second surgery was an unwelcome surprise. P
Oops. Anyway looking forward to getting back to normal soon.
That is a lovely cheerful basket Susie. I do hope this second op is a success and your husband can be up and about again soon. All the best!
Thanks Cathy. I think he’s made a lot of progress this week. Flowers do cheer me up.
A cheerful basket Susie, best wishes and speedy recovery to your husband.
Thanks Brian. The sunflowers make it hard not to smile.
Seconding all the comments of encouragement above.
Thanks Ricki. Helps to have your good wishes.
It’s a beautiful basket, Susie. I’m glad the doctors were able to discover and correct the problem with the first surgery relatively quickly. I wish your husband a speedy recovery and you the support you need to be there for him throughout this experience.
Thanks Kris. People have been very kind to us during this time.
Oh I’m so sorry that David had to have a second op. as the others have said at least they discovered the problem fairly quickly but I can imagine the frustration for you both to have to go through the whole process again. Thinking of you both and sending all my love.
A stunning amount of colour, it must be lifting your spirits.
My apologies Susie, I have been away and missed your recent posts. I’m sorry you’ve both had to go through this and glad that your husband is now on the mend. Best wishes.
It’s a very lovely and cheerful basket, Susie. We wish your husband a speedy recovery and that everything returns to normal for you in short order.
Wowie–that is a gorgeous arrangement. It’s so colorful! I hope your hubby will recover quickly now.
Hope the second time around is just what he needs. Sounds like it will be and you both have my best wishes!
Who can resist the cheery faces of sunflowers? Such a vibrant basket to cheer you up. I wish you and your husband all the best for a speedy recovery.
Oh Susie, I am so sorry. You know, I had thought about you as I passed your way recently, and wondered how you were doing. I hope you will have just a few minutes this coming weekend to sit outside as it is supposed to be beautiful. I don’t suppose you will be going to the meeting next Tuesday? I am trying to find time to go and will look for you there. All the best to you and your husband for a speedy recovery.
Rough time you have been having. Maybe you have been sitting in your meditation garden on and off?
Hope the recuperation continues.