Monday, October 5, 2009

A quick thank you and an update...

How can I tell you how blessed...happy...surprised and even a little sad all of your amazing comments on my last post about my dads pancakes have made me. When I wrote about my dads was all because a beautiful picture of a plate with delicious and beautiful..yes beautiful looking pancakes bought such a loved memory of my dad from my heart to my head.

When I wrote about my memory it hurt a bit, especially when I told about his last days... remembering that is still so hard...but it also made me soo happy to remember him, his pancakes and his smile and even the grumpy comments he made when we asked for his recipe...I just never thought how many of you could identify with this memory and feeling too.

I feel so blessed to have soo many beautiful, wonderful memories of my dad, I am even thankful for the not so happy memories...because, you know my dad was after all only the rest of us...but none the less, they are memories that bring him back to me if only for a few precious moments...but I am so thankful for them. Now for why everyones comments made me a little sad too...I think the realization that so many of us have lost loved ones recently, or are going thru something painful with a loved ones illness is heartbreaking...Also the fact that cancer is so often a part of this factor with so many of us makes it even harder to deal with sometimes...But I wanted to Thank All Of You, that took the time to read my LONG post and left me such amazing heart felt comments....Thru my tears from reading them...I thank you from my heart and hope that you all have some amazing memories of your own loved ones in your heart that bring you happiness when you most need it. Again, Thank You!!!

Now for my little update, I also want to thank you all that have been so sweet to email and ask how I am, it is a wonderful feeling when friends realize they haven't seen you around their blogs and wonder why (makes you feel special..right :) What wonderful "friends" I have made here in Blogland...Dawn...I forever thank you for that :) I dislocated my shoulder...thinking that I just pinched a nerve and that is why it was hurting so bad, I proceeded to try doing windmills (slowly)with my arm, thinking this would help losin up my arm and make it not so sore...SMART...yeah I get that now lol. After Tylennol and Advil did nothing and the pain was to the point it was making me ill, I finally went in to get my arm checked and found out I had actually dislocated my shoulder...yup and let me tell you not fun getting it put back either lol Guess those windmills were a really bad idea :) So I have been trying to visit your blogs still, because I miss seeing what everyone is doing but I haven't left comments...(typin with 1 hand is sooo slow lol ) and it was my right arm I hurt..., I am right handed, I know....only I could do that much well lol Hopefully in a few more days I will be back to commenting as well as visiting :) Hope everyone has a wonderful week....And if you are in So California....yay do you not just love this new cooler Autumn weather...just lovely, we are getting the sweaters and lap blankets out :) Tine for lovely delicious soups and oven dishes like meatloaf and pot roast with mashed taters....loves it!

Well until next time dear friends....



Tracey said...

Oh Rose, you sweet thing, you have had a rough go of it lately! I do hope your shoulder heals quickly! As for your heart, well that kind of healing takes a long time...I'm glad that you have such lovely memories of your dad, that always helps ease the pain of loss a bit...

:) T

The Feathered Nest said...

Don't you worry sweet Rose, everyone will be here when you get to feeling better...just please take care and get well fast!!! hugs and love, Dawn

Ana said...

Ouchy Rose,
Dislocated shoulder sure doesn't sound like fun. :-( I pray for a fast recovery. Just be sure to get plenty of rest and take it easy. Sending tons of hugs and blessings your way. Hope you have a wonderful evening.


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Rose,

You have been misses and I have been wondering how you are, then I thought that you must have just been busy.
Sorry to hear that you have put your shoulder out.
I dislocated my shoulder a few years back and it was the most painful thing. Have you had any phsyio?
Having the lovely happy memories of your dear Dad, is a great thing to remember him by.
Sending hugs for you and well wishes for the healing of your shoulder.
thanks for visiting me today.


Draffin Bears said...

Sorry I should have checked my spelling - it should have read missed.


Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Hi Rose,
Glad you had a chance to write! I hope you got one of your girls to help you type it up. Wouldn't that be great all the time huh? We'll be all here when you feel better. No more windmills for you... just plenty of rest!

June said...

Hi Rose,
I am so sorry that you have been hurting. I so hope that you are now taking it easy and leaving those windmills for the Holland landscapes. See ya when you get to feeling better.

Deborah said...

I am so sorry to hear about your shoulder :(
I hope that it heals well and quickly! This must be the time for you to rest and enjoy smelling the flowers, looking through all of those lovely books that you have :)

bikim said...

You're a great story teller and it's always great to hear!!
get well and rest.
sweet dreams,

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Oh Rose, That sounds really painful. I hope you will get well soon! Julia :-)

donna said...

So sorry for your loss ! It does sound like you had a wonderful relationship with your dad! I also hate to hear about your injury...ouch!
I hope you have a wonderful week and remember you have alot of people sending you good thoughts and are praying for you during this time of

Myrna said...

OH Rose! I am so sorry to hear about your shoulder! My mom-in-love did that last year and it seems to be THE most painful thing!
Thanks for writing (I entered you in the giveaway!) ;-)
And I will be sure to let you know when I'm in So Cal again..will be often after the baby's born!!
Take care..I'll be praying for a speedy recovery for you!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Poor thing...hope you start feeling better real soon. Autumn...I mean winter is already may snow this weekend...I'm so not ready for it.

Aimee said...

I'm so happy that you have such wonderful memories of your dad! Thoses are the most important things we carry with us in life, memories... Hope you feel better soon!

If you get a chance, stop by for a visit. I just put up a post of my newest items, my French Bucket Totes!

Have a great weekend,

Charlene said...

Rose, I am so sorry to hear about your shoulder! That sort of injury take a bit of time to heal. No more windmills!!! :) I saw your picture & remembered when Dawn sent us the message that you were new to blogging & I came to visit. I wanted to come back & see how you were doing... only to find out you are injured. Hope you feel better soon. Enjoy the beautiful weather.

Lori said...

poor Rose! that must have been really painful...i hope you are all healed up soon!!!

Rebecca said...

Hi Rose
Glad to be back and thanks for the concern about the weather. We did have snow about 5" but the house was close to the hotel and by the time I left the roads were dry. It was fabulous and I will write a post but forgot my camera at the shop today so will put up pictures at the end of the week.
How is your shoulder doing? Shoulder pain is the worst, I have trouble with mine - I had surgery on the left one 8 years ago it froze up on me. Now it started bothering me again so I had an MRI and the doc said I need a replacement...not today I said! So I suppose I have that to look forward to but not today. I ruined my rotator cuff faux painting walls - all that overhead work. But what are you going to do... Hope yours is better, it is painful.

paperbird said...

Rose I am so sorry that you hurt your arm and that it has been causing you pain. I hope that you recover quickly. Take care and enjoy the lovely autumn day in my favorite place in the world- I am always a California girl at heart!

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about your shoulder. That must have really hurt! I am also getting out the lap blankets, baking bread and making thick, rich soups, and the knitting, oh I love my fall knitting. I am making a pair of socks right now, and a lovely scarf out of this really soft Misty Alpaca yarn. We've had a beautiful fall here too, no rain or wind or snow yet, but sunny, crisp, gorgeous days.

Blessings ~ Eileen @ Star's Fault

maría cecilia said...

Hello Rose, hope you are feeling better by now... long time since I visited you blog for the last time. Your post about your father made me remember my father and connected to him again... thank you for the lovely memories of your father.
Muchos cariños
María Cecilia