A Haven for Vee

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Did it Snow?

No. Thank you, Lord! I might've had a complete breakdown if it had. As it was, I was nearly down for the count.

My mother's surgery lasted hours longer than we were told with a number of complications and then she was in recovery until evening. It was a very long day. The good news is that once she has recovered, she will be able to do so much more than she has been able to since last October. Thank you for your prayers. They mean more than you may realize. At some point in time, I'll update the little corner with my mother's story called Behind the Scenes. As some of you know, I do talk about it, just not always on the front page.

So while I waited for word from the hospital, I read a wonderful book just arrived from Amazon. A fun book. One filled with super ideas and such easy-to-do ideas. It was the perfect way for me to spend two hours because my mind was focused forward on the grands and not back on my mom and my nan. The two generations ahead of me take up much of my thought life so this was a special treat from the Lord via A Woman Who Is at In a Garden. (Thank you, my friend!) I'm referring you to the post Cindy wrote about *Sharon Lovejoy* who just so happens to be the author of this neat book. Perhaps all of us blogging grandmothers who are reading Sharon's books and going to try some of these ideas with our grands will be talking about them on our blogs. That would be cool!

While I'm away, I'll be imagining you in your beautiful garden tending your flowers and herbs, some veggies, maybe chickens, too. :> Or perhaps you're in your craft room creating delights. Whatever you do, whatever you enjoy, until we meet over that proverbial back fence, be good and be blessed. (Yes, I'm taking a little break.)


  1. If you need a break, take it. And please replenish [yourself], during it...

    Although somehow, I doubt it's you who will be gaining by this break.

    Gentle hugs...

  2. No snow and good mind consuming reading. Excellent. Plus good results from your mom's surgery. Excellent all...

    You'll be getting your other book sooon, from me. I willlllllllllllll mail it! And you know how *impressive* it is for ME to say that I willlllllllll do it. ,-)

    Lotsa' hugs...

  3. (((Hugs))) to you sweet Vee. No snow and a good report from your mom is good news! I know you have so much on you and I will be thinking of you. Enjoy your little break, and remember to take a little time for yourself.


  4. Good news re your Mom, Vee. And no snow here, but rain. Washing wet, so house looks like laundry. Charming. And thus no chance of tending the garden and pottering about today!
    Aunt Amelia and I think alike - be gentle with yourself, my friend, and remember we can't be superwomen. The book, on the other hand, looks wonderful. I am zooting over to check it out.
    Hugs from me too!

  5. She is such a sweet lady, she comments on my blog once in awhile. Thanks for this post, I was wondering what to get my flower loving granddaughter for her next birthday. How could I forget Sharon?

  6. I'm glad your long day had a happy ending...and hope your mom's recovery goes well.

    Funny thing...I have Sharon's book right next to me here...browsing while my browser is taking it's sweet time. She has some fun ideas.

    Blogging break? I'm sure you will tell us all about it one day. May it be a good one!

  7. We will miss you Vee. I will continue to pray that everything goes well. I am going to check out the site you listed. Take care by friend ♥

  8. Break away, Vee - sounds like you need one and have loved ones to care for! Good news about your mom! I HAVE been checking Behind the Scenes. Your mother has been through alot and I pray there will be better days ahead.

    Take care of YOU, too, friend, so you can get back to Toad Cottages! Big HUG!

  9. Enjoy your break. See you when you get back.
    Glad things went well for your mom. :-)

  10. It's such good news to hear about your Mom! ( hope her recovery is speedy.

    That looks like a wonderful book full of fun projects for your grandsons, Vee,

    Enjoy your break! Take time to laugh each day!


  11. thank you for steering us to the sweet
    garden blog. i loved it.

    have a wonderful, restful break.

    we will miss you terribly.


  12. Praying for a speedy and otherwise uneventful recovery for your mother.

    Take care of yourself!

  13. just went behind the scenes and am even
    more amazed you can do all that you do.

    His grace is so evident in your testimony
    about your mom.

    my brother had that same reversal last
    may and i spent so much time in the
    hospital with him.

    this week i went to the same hospital to
    take my daughter a meal (she is a doula
    and one of her mommies was in labor.)

    anyway, when i walked in the entrance,
    i almost lost my dinner. the horrible

    i pray your mother's experience is much
    much easier. it sounds like she is doing
    better even this early.


  14. I have just read your update on behind the scenes. After reading it I said a prayer for your mother. I hope her recovery will be smooth and she will be feeling better real soon.
    I'm glad you didn't get the predicted snow and also glad that you had an entertaining book to help you through a stressful day.
    Enjoy your well-deserved break.

  15. Thank goodness your mom is doing great. Enjoy your little cyber-vacation, LOL.

    I don't have any grands, but I'll recommend the book to some friends of mine!

  16. Vee, So glad things went so well with your mom's surgery,You and your family will remain in my thoughts and prayers. I will miss you.I will also check this book out .Thanks for sharing.
    With much love,

  17. Hi Vee,

    I didn't know if my comment went through or not. So glad that your mom's operation went well. It is tiring going back and forth to the hospital and waiting to hear something.

    Wishing you a lovely rest.


  18. I'll miss you, but am so glad that you know when it's time to take care of yourself, too. Please know that we'll be thinking of you, too, and remembering you and your family in prayer.

  19. I am so glad for you that it didn't snow. I hate it when all those plump buds turn brown and fall without opening fully. Your azaleas are lovely. So glad to hear your mother's surgery went well, if long. And, I was wondering,too, about Kari and Kijsa. And, I'd read your book! :)


  20. Praying for your mother's speedy recovery! Although you'll be missed, taking time to refresh is so wise. V.

  21. No snow is good! Good news about your Mom is great! I hope her recovery continues to be good.

    Have a good break, see you when you get back.


  22. I hope you are having a good day! I love Sharon Lovejoy! She is amazing! Sending you HUGS on this Monday! ♥

  23. Enjoy your break and remember to catch some rest Vee.

    Prayers go our for your Mother right now.

  24. Sis told me about your surprise. I thumbed through her book last week while I was there. Loved the illustrations!

    Stay blessed...