Friday, May 1, 2015

Once More Fridays Are Golden

Here we are, the first of May.  Already beginning the second quarter of 2015.  Where does the time go?

I'm pleased to report that I am finally over the fight between my very own immune system and the long dormant virus dwelling in my body for decades.  I was expecting the extremely painful rash and blisters but I must admit I was not expecting the flu-like symptoms that accompanied my bout of shingles.  I was fortunate enough to recognize the rash immediately and started on an anti-viral medicine.  But it was quite an ordeal nonetheless.

Lucy has been just fine, oblivious to my wearing pj bottoms and sweatshirts for several weeks.  We've run the gamut of weather but today is sunny and much cooler than normal.  Lucy takes advantage of the sunlight and her two pillows, snuggling like a little puppy between the bone and bee pillows.

If we had known how much she would love the pillows, we would have gotten some long ago.

I have pretty much kept up with your blogs and want to send out warm and heartfelt wishes to our friend Goose and his MOM.  (HERE)  Goose is nearing the time to cross over the Rainbow Bridge but despite that, he is giving us lessons in learning how to live every single day.  Drop by and give him and his MOM a word of support.

Today's quote comes from Swiss philosopher Henri Frederic Amiel:

"To feel keenly the poetry of a morning's roses,
One has to have just escaped from the claws of this vulture which we call illness."

Today I am thankful that I can keenly feel the poetry of the morning's roses.  It's a great feeling.




Anonymous said...

I am so HAPPY to see a post here. I've been worried about you, and am so glad that you have recovered. Enjoy the sunlight and the unfolding spring. Yes, to the poetry of roses!

Barbara Rogers said...

Glad you are on the mend...I do know the misery you've gone through to get to a day, an hour, a minute of blissful feeling of normalcy. Welcome back, and enjoy the spring!

Ms. A said...

Glad to hear you are on a healing path!

Arkansas Patti said...

So glad you survived the shingles. Been there and it is a bad as they say. The good thing is that it makes the return of ordinary health seem sublime.

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, I'm so sorry you are dealing with shingles. I had this horrid virus when I was in my early 40's and although mine wasn't as bad as some people have it, the pain lasted a long time after the blisters left. I'm hoping I never get it again. I must remember to have my hubby take the shot for it.
Our weather is up and down as well-I'm so ready for the sunshine to stay. Hope you have a relaxing, pain-free weekend.
Hugs, Noreen

KGMom said...

Welcome back, blogging friend. So glad to read of your recovery. What mysteries illnesses are, even when we know what causes them and how to treat them.
And glad to read of golden Fridays once more.

troutbirder said...

Good news indeed, Carolyn. And Lucy looks content as well...:)

Carolina Linthead said...

Glad you are on the mend! I love your dog...she is just SO precious with her pillows! Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. It means a great deal to me. And happy May Day!

KB said...

I did a little happy dance when I saw a post from you - because I thought that it meant that you were feeling better. I am so happy that's the case! (and you're making me think that I should research shingles to find out if I need a vaccine).

Lucy and her pillows are a very cute sight. She's a sweetheart.

Enjoy glorious springtime and feeling well again!

The Bug said...

So glad you're feeling better! And that Lucy is just too cute - really!

Cheryl said...

I am so pleased to see you back and to hear that you have turned the corner. Take care of yourself these next few weeks :)

Dear Lucy. I expect she knew you were poorly.....Nella goes very quiet if I am unwell.

Love the quote........

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi - I've come across from Cheryl's blog.First thing I must say is - The Mountains Do Look Wonderful !

Sorry to hear you've had shingles ... not nice but hope you are feeling a lot better now.

Have a good May weekend - can you believe it's May already?

All the best Jan

Busy Bee Suz said...

I'm once again away from home and can hardly keep up with my favorite people. I'm so sorry to read that you've been struggling with your health; so glad to know that you are on the other side of it now though. Love seeing that sweet Lucy snuggle with her pillow. Do you think she's thinking of me while snoozing on the Bee's?? :)
All the best to you.

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone.

KB - There is a new vaccine being tested. It appears to be twice as effective as the current one. Not sure when it will be on the market.

Jan - Thanks for dropping by

Suz - You and your mom are much in my thoughts.

Vicki Lane said...

SO glad you're recovered! And the quote is perfect -- I remember the feeling of recovering from a long bout of flu -- Life seems to begin anew -- and more beautiful and more keenly appreciated than before.