Saturday, September 22, 2012

a Saturday surgery...fixing Mom with pins, plates, precision and prayer.


my mom took a fall on Thursday afternoon.
she shattered both of her wrists. she was on her way to
meet Chrislyn and Holland. they were going to select the
fabric for sweet New Boy's quilt.



mr D. and i were 5 hours away, in Whistler, BC. my dad was on
the golf course. Chrislyn, with little Holland in hand, and six and half
months pregnant, orchestrated her transportation and
care until  we all made it home.
{ thank you dear, Jason too! }


this morning my Mom is headed to surgery.
a very brilliant Dr. B. will be putting her back together.


he said that he will be using pins, screws and plates.


my mom, lives to sew, knit, 
crochet and QUILT for her loved ones.

she's in good spirits. she keeps saying, "this is only
temporary, i'll be able to do my hand work again in six weeks."


please include her in your thoughts and prayers today.



withLove.




~ images via Pinterest: enter quilt. enter stitch.

Friday, September 21, 2012

planning for Spring ice cream on the first day of Fall??? it's Friday's favorite pin!!!



Tulip, Ice Cream



"A blue ribbon winner in any garden display.
 Very exotic variety that you'll enjoy for many years. 
This bulb is unique and not found readily in markets. 
Plant in a high traffic area to enjoy as often as you can each day. 
Late spring blooming."
~ bloomin' Burpee.

withLove.





                                               
                                                                                                     

Thursday, September 20, 2012

yesterday started off with breakfast and a blue bird !



slept in. breakfast "on deck" in the mountains at 9am.

"my oh my, what a wonderful day...plenty of sunshine heading my way"


"Mister Bluebird on my shoulder...it's the truth...it's actual
everything is satisfactual."


so..."zip-a-dee-doo-dah
zip-a-dee- a eh!
wonderful feeling!  wonderful day!"

Mr Blue Jay hung out with me and my Cafe' Verona on this morn'.

(dear Mother Nature, 
i broke the rules and shared a tiny piece 
of Dave's Killer Bread toast with him!)

he seemed satisfied and was not pesty!

next,  a little walk.



Summer's bright blooms...


have faded.


the first signs of Fall have arrived  up north!

but... how could this Song of the South, not have come to mind?

withLove.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wednesday's wrap! the sweetest girlfriend gift tradition...

a few weeks ago, 

 this image popped up on Pinterest,

it led me to

 Dear Friend.

Rebekka is not only a sweet blogger, 
she is also a very talented and charming artist.

 i love her sincere nature.

yesterday, she wrote about a wooden gift box exchange
tradition that she shares with a girlfriend.

you can read Rebekka's post here.



at the beginning of each  month, she shares a desktop calender. 


.:: she also has an etsy shoppe ::.

thanks for all of the well wishes!
yesterday's post about uninvited Mr.
Virus McUgly drew such caring comments and
such welcome wellness wishes!

his knees are beginning to buckle. i put his
suitcase of sore throat and fever on the door step.
it's time for him to grab his last few symptoms and
get outta here!

you are such dear sweet bloggies!

withLove.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

hey, you! yes, you!

if you do this,


you get...


... this!

an ugly virus found me last week.

it pretty much grounded me for the weekend...and

it's keeping me away from seeing and hugging people that i love.

the good thing is...that... i am very caught up at work for the moment.

a  short retreat is on the horizon.  when i return, i will catch up with

things on the home front and some blog world stuff!

 "bear"  with me as i get my groove back!

keep well, my friends. flu season is just around the corner.

{the image of the bear is from Twig Hutchinson. she's cozy amazing.}

withLove.

Monday, September 17, 2012

a healthy reminder...{week ten}...dishing my favorite flavonoids...

last Monday, i started talking about flavinoids.
i wrote about the beginning of  a new tradition of
  afternoon tea (black or green) with a bite sized dark chocolate.  


today, i'm dishing about...

...my favorite cell fix list.
(yes...more about flavonoids)
if you are regularly consuming 
anything on this list...you are working your cell restoration too! 
{images-source unknown}



image by the fabulous Vicki Archer, here.
(i giggle just a little because the title of her post is
"apples not for the eating"...LOL 
they wouldn't last long here on 34th street!)


OM {Sheer}Goodness! this image is by Aran Goyoaga.
she is the brilliant heart, soul and author of my
favorite food escape blog. Cannelle et Vanille.
check out her sweet apricot (flavonoid) short bread  
here. (yes, your flavonoid can be a goodie!)

 i have pre-ordered her book! 


i can't wait until October!

{getty images}

"red wine is mighty flavonoid fine!"



C is critcal for the cells!


i am so grateful that my favorite vegetable is a mega antioxidant!


i am going to miss our locally grown peppers. they were one
of the stars at our farmers' market this year!


every one of these simple foods is an anti inflammatory...and...
... are living to rebuild our human cells.

withLove.

~ weighing in... down 9.~