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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Simple Pleasures and Joys

Getting a hug and kiss from my Mom as I left the hospital on Friday to come home. 
Having kind and loving people in our lives to send cards when the journey gets rough.  (I bet many of you recognize those cards on that wall.)
Getting back to my family in Ohio!!!  Rick's parents came and helped with the boys for 10 or so days.  When I got home, not only were my boys well....but my house was clean and all the laundry was done and put away.  Even my fridge had been cleaned about Pleasures and know I was absolutely thrilled and grateful.
Oh wait, that's right....I did have one stop to make before arriving home.....I had to see Waldo.   She had to have her gallbladder removed and had been very ill this last week while I was gone.
Mrs. Rosemary looked tired but not too tired to get a smooch from Mr. Charlie!!!  I saw her today and she had much more color in her face and was up and walking, albeit slowly.  (Mr. Charlie was following close was the sweetest thing I think I've ever seen.)
Then home to Mr. McSteamy and the co-workers.  Yes, this is one of my co-workers....ya just never know what you're going to see around here.
The sun was shining today....the simple pleasure of having the sun in my face and fresh air after being indoors for the past week....ahhhhh.
You can see the co-workers were very creative today.  I rested mostly.....except for a quick trip tonight...

... a trip around the neighborhood on roller-blades....what a gift!

Speaking of gifts....I also returned home after being away for my birthday and I had some surprises waiting for me.....
One very sweet and dear friend of mine made this lovely table runner and sent it to me for my birthday.  This isn't the first time she has assisted in decorating my kitchen either....check this out:
I see this every day as it hangs next to my kitchen sink.  I am one very spoiled gal I have to say :)
Check this out....someone sent me a video of a person doing a machine embroidery demo....I thought it was the craziest thing I'd ever seen so I forwarded it to a few friends....and then  I arrive home to....
Yes, my very own machine embroidered roll of toilet paper!!!!  ROFL   That's what the ME demo was...can you believe that?
I fell in love with this little ant at the hospital gift shop and later in the week my sister gave it to me for my birthday.  Sometimes, ya just have to kick back and take stock of the wonderful things in your life...and that is what I did today :)

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  1. That is such a sweet picture of you and your mom...

    Glad you are home and resting and enjoying the employees.

  2. Hi Kelly, I saw your comment on Annie's post about Pisceans not eating their own :D so just had to pop by and 'see' you. Glad I did; what a lovely, kind and funny lady you are. The photo of you and your Mom is just heartwarming, thanks for sharing :)

  3. Love the pic of you and your mom and your ant is perfect. So glad you're getting a little break - change of scenery. Thoughts and prayers still coming your way for all of you.

  4. Wow. I'm sure glad your mom got overloaded with cards. I'm sure they put a smile on her face each time she looks at them. Being home in your own bed is always so nice. Enjoy your rest.

  5. Still praying for you and your mom and your entire family.... I know you're glad to be home with your coworkers. Get some rest!

  6. This is such a full post I don't know what to comment on. I recognize three of those cards - yes I smiled AND I show a friend.
    I love to see the creativity from your co-workers. They always make me smile.
    I will say an extra prayer for Waldo.
    Is the ME actually done on toilet paper??? I need to find that demo.

  7. aww. yeah someone said to ME on toilet paper and I posted a link too when asking about what to do with my new machine, WHO would buy this?? hang in there. lots of prayers

  8. What a sweet picture of you and your mom. I'm sure leaving was tough, but I know that you were missed and that you missed the family too.

    The birthday gifts are wonderful. I love the ant and the TP....a very unique idea!!

    Prayers continue for your mom.

  9. The photo of you and your mom is a treasure. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Simple can be absolutely wonderful.

    Looks like one of your coworkers turned into a lion while you were away.


  11. Love the picture of you and your mom. You need to print that out to keep. Love seeing all the cards on her wall, too. I know she loves it as well. Glad you made it home safely. Have a blessed week.

  12. Going through what you're going through right now totally changes your perspective on life. It's the simple, everyday things we take for granted so much.

    The TP is cracking me up!!! You have some crazy friends!

  13. So many things to be thankful for.

  14. I love your pictures Kelly. These are very special days. You are such a sweet devoted daughter and Mom. Cherish each moment. Love ya!

  15. Loved seeing the pictures. Still praying for your family, and hoping your mom is pain-free.

  16. It's good to see all your good news! Looks like your boys really missed you as well...not doubt they would! as you did also.
    The warmest of thoughts and the tightest hugzzzzzzzzzz for you!


  17. You and your Mom looks so much alike. I am sure it was hard to leave her.

  18. You're SO (and sew) inspiring to me! I love your happy face and wonderful positive outlook...AND, your craziness too! All these things rolled up into one great lady that is topped off by beautiful red hair - that's "Super-Kelly"!

    prayers, hugs and LOVE,

  19. Kelly, this is the loveliest post you've ever ever had!

  20. What a heartwarming photo of you and your mom. Sadly, I don't see my card and wonder if it got to her:-( You're in my thoughts, XOXO

  21. I loved the picture of you and Mom. It must have been good to get home and see all of your loved ones but so hard to leave Mom. Please don,t feel you have to send me a message every time I just want to send prayers. Hugs Sandra

  22. Sounds like ytou had a great home coming. Hope you have a great weekj

  23. Glad you are back. Families are wonderful things, aren't they?


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