Saturday, June 18, 2016

I'm Back! Sort of...





Hello, Dear Ones! Have you missed me? Well, I have certainly missed you and can't believe it's been over a month since I've posted last! Life has gobbled up my time! So I thought I would catch you up with what's been going on.
 We have a peony bush out back and last summer it had one bud, I touched it and it disintegrated! So this year I thought it is not getting any sunlight so it's just going to sit there agan. Not so! It bloomed it's tiny branches off giving me the most beautiful white ruffly blossoms.  This bouquet is a week or so old and beginning to get the little brown spots, but oh how I've enjoyed my peonies and the heavenly scents!
 Then we bought some Cracker Barrel chair pads for our Cracker Barrel rocking chairs. So comfy!
 I just have to share this with you. My most beloved Mr. Precious had a couple of very scary episodes and we ended up in the ER! He is so healthy and just never gets sick or anything but began having horrible stomach cramps. He spent his very first ever night in the hospital(and I slept in the chair right in his room) and they decided something was wrong with his heart and did a heart cath on him. Are you ready? He had NO blockage of any kind! They sent him home and told us - we don't know what it was but we know what it wasn't. Okay. Back to life, we thought. The very next week he started to have the same horrible cramps. It was getting so bad he couldn't stand up and he said call 911! I did and was giving them the info and he passed out! I thought he had died, Dear Ones! The ambulance got here and the pain came again and he passed out again! I was scared to death and praying with everything I had. They did an MRI on his tummy - no intestinal blockage. Long story short...they determined he has gastritis, an inflamed stomach. They told us it was a virus and would take 6 to 8 weeks to heal and he probably got it from one of our grandchildren! They put him on Prylosec each day for a month and a very bland diet and he is doing wonderfully. They told us the reason he passed out was from the intense pain. Boy, that was scary. So I'm being very careful what he eats and as we look back, we see he ate some very spicy oriental soup - the next day - the pain. Then pizza - the next day - the pain. He's never had acid reflux before but the spicy food and the marinara sauce just set this stuff off. So we're eating very bland, he's had no more problems and has lost 7 pounds. I've lost a tiny bit myself! Thank you, Lord, for letting my Mr. Precious be okay.
 Then here is my little heart, my little Carter. She is 6 years old now and the 'whatever' that tore up her immune system has left her little body and she is no longer on any meds and is just doing great! I bought her mommy that shirt in Bath, England when we visited the Jane Austin museum and Carter wanted to wear it to school because it was 'favorite book day'. My daughter fixed the tee shirt in the back so she could wear it and she was a hit with all of the teachers! :)
 Then there is our little Campie. This little guy has the cutest personality you've ever seen. He smiles constantly and loves to come to our house and when his parents come to take him home after a visit, he screams and cries! We love it. He is not quite 3 but his vocabulary is just amazing. He can say anything and is really into cars and machines. Mr. Precious was walking him down the street the other day and our neighbor drove up in her little convertable and Campie asked her, "What kind of car is this?" She couldn't believe he had asked her that! We brought my exercise bike up to the sunroom so I can get exercise for my leg. He saw it and said he loved that machine and wanted to know what it does? :)
 Oh, and our yard and plants are just so beautiful right now. It took F.O.R.E.V.E.R. for the weather to finally warm up but everything outside has truly benefited from it. Now don't slap me but here it is, mid June, and we've not even had to turn on the air conditioning! Can you believe it? I love it.
 Out in the back my hosta garden I planted last year is looking so pretty and has even filled out a little more since I took this snap.
I told you I had started a new hobby. Yep, miniatures like in dollhouse and furniture! Don't get excited as that is not my dollhouse...I don't have one yet. But that is not stopping me from having some mini fun. I've made mini rooms from foam board and am trying to make a lot of  my furniture. It may not be completely the right size but I' m having fun and will show you soon what I've done.

I just wanted to check in with you and and fill you in and then let you know I probably won't be able to post anything for over a week because our daughter and son-in-law are taking a trip to Portugal and we are keeping the babies! I know I'll be busier than a bee with them here and we do plan on having a lot of fun so I won't be able to post. But when their mommy and daddy get back, hopefully I'll get back on schedule! 

Just know I love you all and thank you so much for all of your sweet visits and comments to my blog. Thank you also for all of the sweet emails checking up on me, I so appreciate you.
So until next time...

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

I'll Be Seeing You

 I'll be seeing you
In all the old familiar places
That this heart of mine embraces
All day and through


In that small cafe
The park across the way
The children's carousel
The chestnut trees, the wishing well

I'll be seeing you
In every lovely summer's day
In everything that's light and gay
I'll always think of you that way

I'll find you in the morning sun
And when the night is new
I'll be looking at the moon
But I'll be seeing you

I'll be seeing you
In every lovely summer's day
In everything that's light and gay
I'll always think of you that way

I'll find you in the morning sun
And when the night is new
I'll be looking at the moon
But I'll be seeing you

~ sung by Billie Holiday




40 comments:

  1. I am SO glad to hear from you! And thanking God that Mr. Precious is OK. That was a scary thing to go through. Your grands are absolutely adorable! I've always wanted to have a dollhouse and make it fun and beautiful. We found one in the attic of a home we lived in when our daughter was young. The owners gave it to us and we had such fun setting it up for her to play with. I kept it for awhile after she grew up with hopes that I could 'get into' miniatures and make that dollhouse mine. Time went by and I finally gave it away. Looking forward to seeing what you've been making.
    ~Adrienne~

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  2. Bless his heart and yours! So scary! I am so glad to hear he is ok. Aren't grandkids the best!? So glad to see you back!

    Smiles from Chippy White Cottage,
    Rebecca

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  3. I'm glad you are back too. Can't wait so see all you've done. I've missed your posts. I check this site every few days. Glad Mr. Precious is doing good. That would be scary. Have fun with the grands. :-)

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  4. How scary, I'm glad your sweetie is ok!! Nice to catch up on your life, welcome back!!

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  5. So glad to hear your precious husband is on the mend and okay. It was nice to hear about you and about your sweeties, too. That shirt is great!
    ellen b. at https://happywonderer.com/

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  6. Hi sweet friend. I am so thankful that Mr. Precious is doing better now and that they ruled out so many other things. So thankful to the Lord that Carter is better! She had many prayers from blogland. Campie is so cute and how fun that he loves autos! Your yard is very pretty and boo on you for not needing a/c!!! lol Georgia has been brutally HOT. Happy Father's Day weekend and have fun with the littles this week. xoxo

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  7. Wow! And wow! Thank goodness your husband is alright! That was very frightening! Love your little Carter in her mom's tshirt and happy she is doing well:). Too cute and smart is your Campie:). Enjoy your Grandkids and the Minatures.
    I'll be seeing you soon;) Love that WW2 song. Kathleen in Az

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    1. HI Kathleen! Thanks for popping in to see me and I hope you're doing well.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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  8. Well, you've sure had a lot of excitement at your place! Glad things are calming down. I've had acid reflux since I was about 30 and have to take medicine daily and still be very careful what I eat.
    Brenda

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  9. Hi friend, I was wondering where you were!! I'm so glad your husband is ok. Lordy, I know that must have scared you to death.

    Your grands are precious. :)

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  10. So happy to see a post from you today. It's great to see that everyone is doing ok after several scares. Don't let a whole week of little ones get you down. We don't want another lengthy absence!!! Sally

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  11. Shelia,
    Just this morning, I thought, I haven't seen a post from you. . .
    perhaps I should inquire via Face Book message.
    Oh, my goodness, how horrible for you and Mr. Precious, dear friend!
    My heart goes out to both of you!
    When I had my "stomach "troubles" last year,
    we finally came to the conclusion that I had contacted bacterial fungus infection.
    Thought to have come from fresh blueberries or raspberries!
    I am not to eat any fruit that I can not peel!
    If I eat blueberries, I'm to wash thoroughly, pat dry with paper towels,
    freeze in a single layer . . .before eating!
    Little Carter and Campie are growing w a y too fast, I agree!
    Savor every moment!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  12. Shelia - So good to see your post. Glad you are doing well. That's really scary about Mr. Precious. So glad he is doing better. Your little ones are so cute.

    Have a great weekend.

    Judy

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  13. Hi Sheila,
    Wow lots of excitement for you and Mr. Precious. Glad he is doing better. Your littles are adorable.
    Have a great summer. Enjoy your beautiful yard, your grands and good healthy days now.
    Kris

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  14. Hi Sheila, I am so glad that your husband is feeling so much better. That exact same thing happened to me except it happened during the time I had the flu. It took me six weeks to get better.

    Your grandchildren are beautiful! I love reading the stories you write about them.

    I am happy that you are better too! It is promising to be a great summer. Have fun!

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  15. Oh sweet friend, what a scare you both had!! I'm so happy your Mr. Precious is fine now, just a little thinner and up and ready for a BBQ for Father's Day.
    The grandchildren are just as precious and adorable! Iam also glad little Carter is well too and that T-shirt from England is darling on her.
    Happy Father's Day.
    FABBY

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  16. Oh your garden is so beautiful and those Grandies priceless. What a scary thing to happen to hubby,so pleased it all turned out ok. My cousin does minutures and makes the most incredible little houses I love especially the Victorian ones she does and even makes the little people. Her hubby makes the furniture. She did a beautiful bedroom for my 70th and I so love it with all the hand made tiny purfume bottles. Have fun xx

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  17. So VERY glad Mr is ok! How scary for you, my MR passed out on me once, and may be a nurs but at that moment I was a scared wife!
    Your yard looks great. So glad everyone is doing well.

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  18. Oh I'm so happy that Your hubby is ok and that you are taking care of everyone. Don't wear yourself out with taking care of everyone. Have fun with the kids. :)

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  19. Oh Shelia, I am so glad that everything worked out fine for your Mr Precious. I am also so happy that little Carter is off her meds.

    Your gardens are beautiful and every thing looks so pretty.

    Enjoy your time with the little ones - you will have a ball with them.

    I'm been down for the last three weeks, right shoulder pain could hardly move my arm and the pain was never ending. So the Dr put a shot into the shoulder - steroids and she found Shingles on my back also. Well if that wasn't enough I came down with Asthmatic bronchitis, running a fever. The Dr said if I had waited another day I would have had pneumonia - so I got a shot in my butt and strong antibiotics, more steroids and some cough pills. Today is the first day I have been on the computer for almost a week.

    Take care of your self and hubby and enjoy those sweet babies.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  20. So glad Mr Precious is doing well...and that you and the grands are OK too! Your gardens look beautiful! Take care...
    Hugs,
    Jan ♥

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  21. Oh Shelia! I am so thankful to hear that your precious husband is doing ok now. Thank God they found the problem and were able to treat it! Thank You Lord! I know that you are going to be a Busy Bee with your grandchildren, so enjoy! Enjoy! Take care my friend! :-)

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  22. Oh my word, so glad the Mr. is better. The grands are growing so fast and I know you really have fun with them. Your yard is looking fabulous too. Check in when you can and enjoy those grands.

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  23. Well you certainly have been a busy one! So sorry Mr. Precious had to go through all that. Glad it wasn't his heart. Sounds like you'll have your hands full with the grands but that's a good thing! We haven't had to turn on our air until the past few days since it's near 90 out- but wait a few days and it will change. Glad your gardens are doing well. The grandkids are just adorable and I can imagine the great joy they bring to you both.

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  24. What a horrible scare with your husband. So glad they figured it out. Sounds like everything else is going good. Glad to see everything is about back to normal.

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  25. So happy that Mr Precious is OK. That had to be so scary. Life is wonderful and your Grands are so so sweet. I know my two Grands just make my life so much better. Enjoy my friend and blog when you have time. Miss you but love that life is happy and so busy.
    hugs,
    Linda

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  26. I was just thinking of you yesterday and wondered where you were! Glad to hear your husband is doing better. That had to be really scary!

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  27. Good to know everyone is doing ok. I was wondering about you.

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  28. I am so glad your dear husband is okay, Sheila. My goodness what a scare! And the grands are truly precious. I love Carter in that tee shirt. Too cute :)

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  29. Hi Sweet Shelia, WOW you've had a busy time. So glad your hubby is okay and healing nicely. The kiddos are just too cute and so glad to hear that Carter is doing so well. Your garden is gorgeous. I am glad you are feeling good too and able to use your exercise bike.
    Thank you for stopping by. It was so good to see you today. The saucer magnolia makes a white or pink bloom only in the spring. I've been sick too with an esophagus problem on going for 13 years also with severe gastritis from the inflammation. I was in the hospital for an endoscopy about 2 weeks ago now and they did a procedure to open my esophagus. It was nearly closed. Very painful to eat and swallow even water. I'm on meds till Sept. and then all will be checked again. I've had this procedure 5 years ago and the scar tissue closed it up again.
    Been blogging only once a week and keeping it touch with FB. It's working for now!!
    Be Blessed and have a wonderful week ahead. xo

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  30. So glad you are back! And glad mr precious is okay after that scare!!!!

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  31. You've had your share of scares, Shelia, but I'm so happy your dear husband is okay and that it wasn't his heart. I hope he continues to improve.

    You are a trooper. I'm so happy Carter is doing well and I could just jump in my screen and hug that little Camp!

    So glad your pants are doing well. Must be very different from Texas!

    Hugs!

    Jane

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  32. So good to her from you. So glad Mr. P is doing well. Your grands are so dear. It sounds like life is going great-except for the scary episodes with your hubby. Lovely peonies. Have a great week!

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  33. Hola...Sheila...que alegría de nuevo acá..Que susto te dió el Sr. Preciusos..Me alegra que todo este bien..Han pasado muchas cosas en su familia últimamente pero esto me confirma que una familia unida sale adelante...Muchas bendiciones para ambos y me alegra saber que carter y hermano esten bien..Abrazos

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    1. Thank you for the visit, Shirley, and your sweet email checking on me. Yes, all is well and we want to keep it that way. I hope you're doing well.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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    2. Gracias Sheila...Te cuento que un compañero de trabajo padecía de una gastritis tremenda y nos conto que el coge una papa la raya bien y la escurre y el jugo que sale de ella se lo toma en ayunas. Cuenta que le ha ayudado mucho y que lo recomienda a ojo cerrado. Mi hija mayor también padece mucho de gastritis y reflujo ya le pasé la receta. Abrazos

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  34. Oh my goodness! I've been worried about you! I thought for certain you were off on a trip in Kiki! So sorry about your sweetie and his stomach troubles. He's so brave to endure the pain until the point of passing out! (But now you have a point of reference for him when telling him about your childbirth experiences!) Take it easy, and enjoy your little visitors, and thanks for checking in!

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  35. Happy to hear hubby is doing ok. Scary for sure!
    Take care
    Jeannette

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  36. Welcome back, Shelia. It sounds like a trying time but I'm glad Mr. P. is doing well and Carter off her meds. Your peonies are gorgeous and I know you're living life to the fullest!

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  37. Well, as you can probably tell that I am trying to get caught up on your posts. I am so glad that your Mr. Precious is going to be just fine. I can only imagine how scared you both were and praise the Lord for the great news about little Carter! God is just so awesome! Have fun with those grand babies!

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