Monday, November 9, 2009

~ Picking up the Pieces ~

One day.. Life is nothing but a "Bowl of Cherries"
{or bowl of fruit in this case}
everything is wonderful...

then bingo bango...it hits you!
{the ugly bad ugly rotten ugly terrible ugly flu bug from you know where}
shattering your healthy world
4days in bed...not eating...not moving
feeling like you have been hit by a bus...train and plane all at once
then slowly....slowly

slowly....life gets back to normal
your shattered body starts to feel like eating
you slowly begin to pick up the pieces.....


Until one day you are
all glued back together and ready to face the world again
{I am working on it}

Thank you so so much for all your well wishes
I am overwhelmed by your love and concern
you have lifted my spirits and made my
road to recovery a happier one!
I am taking all of your advice...
~drinking lots of tea~
~snuggling myself up with cozy comfort items~
~wrapping myself up with a positive attitude~
What would I do without you ?
xoxoxo

70 comments:

LuLu said...

I am so glad to hear you are piecing yourself back together and on the road to recovery.
Sending you lots of vitamin C, sunshine and well wishes!!!
xo,
LuLu

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Love love love you Koralee!... so happy you are getting better! xoxo Julie Marie

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Ugh-still hanging on. This is a difficult bug to shake, but it sounds as if you are doing the right things. Rest and time my friend, that is the best you can do. Hugs to you.

Sue

becky said...

Glad to hear you are slowly recovering.Its the nasty one,but consider yourself lucky your arent nursing a young child.Its really bad when the kids get it.

I hope tommorrow is a brighter day for you.Rest and take care!

Oh by the way love the new bluebird image for this week.Lovely!

Jacqueline said...

So lovely to hear that you are slowly but surely getting on your feet again, Koralee. ...but, don't try to run before you can walk. People often try to do too much before they are ready, and it sets them back again.
Look after yourself and keep warm. Lots of love to you, XXXX

Claudia said...

Feel better, Koralee!

Julie Harward said...

This dang flu is knocking on all our doors! So glad you are up on your feet again...stay well! Thanks for coming to say hi :D

caroline joy said...

Oh my gosh -- that sounds like quite an awful flu! Hopefully that means the rest of your year will be healthy and happy. All the best!

Simply Mel said...

Oh dearest one, even when you are not feeling well, you still share the most beautiful and lovely posts!
Glad you are on the mend and the pieces are slowing coming back together....

Here's to good health and happier times!
~Melissa

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Slowly slowly catchy monkey! Feel better wont you? and dont over do it when you think you are all well again as it takes time to be properly better!

Love Sarah x

Stephanie said...

Yikes the flu is so scary these days. I love your little vintage phone in the sidebar, it's adorable!!

maría cecilia said...

I do understand you Koralee, really... such a big loss... but then came back... who cares about the glu??
Cariños
María Cecilia

Vicki said...

Gosh, Koralee,
I am so sorry you have been sick, sweet friend! I am glad to hear you are feeling better!! Blessings and happy thoughts being sent to you! Love, Vicki

Jill said...

So happy to hear you are on the mend!
Sending continued Blessings and get well prayers!
Jill

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

So glad you are getting better bit by bit. I want to thank you again for the lovely pink poodle note card, I put a picture of it in my post today..stop by when you are feeling up to it, If it were possible I'd make you a lovely cup of ginger green tea and scones during your visit :).
Hugs and Kisses
Bunny

blondiensc said...

good to hear that you are feeling better!! Big hugs your way!

Terra said...

So sad to hear you were in pieces and so glad you are mending; the flu bug sounds dreadful.
I truly enjoy your blog and am happy you are back in action.

Cathi said...

Glad you are feeling better! That is one nasty flu - it's been around our parts too...Keep relaxing and drinking lots of liquids, and a positive attitude is absolutely essential. Have a restful evening!

Maria said...

Hi Koralee~
Thought of you this weekend...
sending winged thoughts and prayers of health and restoration your way...
A mom and teacher of the young ~recovering from the flu...
Take it slow this week...I know it's especially difficult with 10 year olds, they do LOVE to gather 'round.

Take good care of yourself,
Blessings and Showers of Grace for you
~~~Maria

JC said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better...

à la parisienne said...

Koralee,
I am so glad that you are feeling better. It's crazy how we get so behind when we are sick with cleaning, cooking, etc. But we realize that usually those things aren't as important as we thought they were when we are lying in bed feeling miserable. I am sure that you will soon be making your deliciously beautiful cookies and treats in no time (if you haven't begun already:)

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Hi Koralee,

Sorry you've been sick but I'm glad to hear you're feeling a bit better. You can even make a beautiful post about being sick...you're amazing!

Love and hugs,
Karyn

Anne Marie said...

well.....I'm not surprised that you are even in joyous spirits (of sorts) while bedridden with a cold! the smile within your heart Koralee is such a blessing to all of us you know.........

in my prayers for more smiles :)

Tracey said...

Oh no Koralee, sooooo sorry to hear you've been sick! Just keep taking it easy (milk it for all you can with the hubs and kiddos) because it takes quite awhile to really be feeling 100% again...hope you feel much better soon!!!

:) T

June said...

Koralee sweet, here's hoping you are good as new soon...with no cracks at all!
Hugs,
June

Dustjacket Attic said...

Hey honey, so hoping you are still recovering. It really is so awful to feel this way.

hugs and xxx DJ

:: elk :: said...

even in your sick state so creative with your photos and words...you amaze me!

FrenchBlue said...

Koralee,
Go slow slow slow.... My husband got the same flu on the plane ride home from Paris... still sick.. nothing is the same.. one day at a time. Sending all my happy wishes and butterfly kisses your way.
Mauhhhh!
XO's

Heather Cameron said...

oh dear - so sorry Koralee. You are in the worst profession for this flu business too. Seems every family I know is fighting something...it's daunting to know your time is coming. Glad to read you are on the mend. You must be better if you can still take pretty images like these.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Well your little gift is on its way...hope that will cheer you up a bit! :)

Monica said...

So glad that you are beginning to feel better. Take good care of yourself.

jqline said...

Dear koralee! So gald you are beginning to feel better! This post makes me teary...i guess mainly because i feel the same way too! Thanks for sharing a wonderful post yet again! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Torie Jayne said...

So glad to hear you are felling better! Have a sweet day!

Kristin said...

UGH! So awesome that you're on the mend!

Rose said...

Hope you recover real quick Koralee, you forget how bad the flu is when you havent had it for a while!
Those scones look yummy :)

Rose

Cyma said...

Hope you get well soon :)

Julie Ann said...

Ohh.. I'm so sorry that you've been sick! Stay warm and toasty and I hope you're feeling new in no time!

Elyse said...

aw, little koralee ...

i am so glad that you are feeling better. being sick in bed is no fun. keep taking it as slow as possible until you're feeling better.

sending warm and healthy thoughts your way!

xo

Xela Purple said...

Fantastic photos! ♥

Little Monarch said...

i am happy your spirits are up once again! keep drinking that tea and snuggling up warm and talk to me tuesday will be here when you are ready :-)

Bralliz said...

I hope you feel better soon! But I think you´re blog is amazing!

xo alice

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Koralee

I hope that you are on the road to recovery now. Thyme tea works wonders!
Take good care of yourself.
Isabelle x

My Passport to Style said...

Hi there, my champion blogger and mentor!!! So good to know you are nearly glued back together.lOTS OF HUGS AND LOVE Sharon xxxxooo

Sabine, La Marquise des anges said...

gorgeous pictures as always ... I am sending you good postive recovering vibes from the south of France Koralee..

Kelly said...

So glad you feel better!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Continue to get better dear...drink ginger tea with honey, helps me each time! Speedy recovery~

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

My poor dear friend...I'm so glad to hear your feeling better...and really...when do you plan on writing a book...I can't tell you how much I enjoy reading your blog...you always give me something new to think about.

xoxo, Andrea

Torie Jayne said...

Hi Koralee,

For greengate you could try: http://www.lottysloft.com
http://www.mithus.co.uk
http://www.daisypark.co.uk

Sadly I can't find anywhere in Canada but one of the above might ship there, hope this helps, x

Karen said...

SO glad you are starting to mend!! Still wishing you more rest, more vitamins, and more comfort! (BTW, that was a brilliant post! I so didn't expect you to be up and at it here for a few days more....but, so glad that means you are doing at least a tad better! :> )

Yelena R. said...

Your blog is absolutely beautiful...

paperbird said...

Sending get well blessings to you Koralee. I hope you feel better soon- your post was great as always. You are amazing even when you are sick!

Simply Mel said...

Dearest Koralee,
Merci beaucoup for your kind words about my little boutique! I do love it so much and when others find it to be pleasing, then this just makes my day!
Unfortunately for you, I do not carry WISH, but it is something I can definitely check into for future inventory. Thank you for asking.
Bises,
Melissa

Rheea said...

Oh no, I'm sorry you're feeling poorly, Koralee. Glad to know you're recovering. Pls get plenty of rest.

Beautiful, uplifting post as always!

Hugs~
Rheea

Charlotte, Cottontails said...

Awww bless you... Big hugs from me and Humphrey bunny and hope you are back to 100% very soon
Love Charlotte
xxx

Kellie Collis said...

I had a broken moment today. Slowly pulled myself together and feeling ok now!

Amanda said...

Hi Koralee - You've had such a miserable time of it! I'm so pleased you're starting to feel a little better, and you definitely haven't lost your 'glass half full' way of looking at things!
Amanda xx

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Koralee!!! I'm so sorry to hear you've been sick with that horrible flu! Glad you are on the mend and feeling better. Have a happy day and "baby" yourself as much as possible! Hugs, Coralie

Nezzy said...

Sweet Koralee, I'm happy to hear your on the road to recovery. This bug really bites a hunk out of you physically. Take care and this is this old farm chick sending prayers of recovery and well wishes your way!!!

God bless you.....

me and alice said...

Hello Koralee!
Thank you for your nice and thoughtful comment on my blog!!
I´m so glad you are feeling better... Take care!! Lots of hugs from Susanne

Joyce said...

Glad you are feeling better now. Take it easy and don't push yourself or your vacuum cleaner for that matter either:)
Joyce

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Hi Sweet Friend,

Just popping by to say hello and let you know I'm thinking about you and hope you're feeling better.

Thank you so much for your amazing comment. Its women like you that keep me going. I appreciate your warmth and friendship.

Love and hugs,
Karyn

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling, you will never be without me, you are too dear of a friend to let go. Glad to hear you are on the mend and eating the delicious cream covered scone...enjoy!!

Love & Hugs
Duchess

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

So very sorry to hear that you have had a bad case of the flu. Glad to hear that you are feeling better. Do take it easy and look after your sweet self. Stay warm and get lots of rest.

Hugs
Carolyn

Cynthia K. said...

Hi there! Such a clever way of setting up your post today with the broken plate. So many of your pictures on the sidebar are just my style - so I signed up as a new follower because I don't want to miss a thing!

I pray you'll recover quickly....

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

Madame Sucre said...

Oh I adore this post!!!! very nicely put!! I'm happy you're feeling better ! *hugs*

Gypsy Purple said...

I`m so glad you feel better!!!!!!...love the post..xx Chamara

Jenns Three Graces said...

The design of this post is lovely - so creative - hoping you are better and thanking you for making my day with the beauty of your art! Jennifer

Yelena R. said...

Thank you for your nice comment :) My camera is Canon Rebel XS and I love it! Good luck on your camera search!

Luiza said...

Oh, Koralee!
I´m so happy you´re back on your feet, feeling better...

Thank you for supporting me, concerning my mom...It means so much to me. Wonderful to know, I´m not alone at this time...

Wish you a lovely night.
Lots of hugs/
Luiza

Fete et Fleur said...

I'm glad to hear you are on the road to recovery. Take it one day at a time.

Nancy