February 22, 2012

Home and a New Week Begins

  Photo by my friend K. Kaller. Taken hear my home

The photo is by my friend. Its just by my house near the bay.
I cropped it down to show just part of it and to show how blue the water is in winter sometimes. This was taken a couple of years ago. I don't have any new from this winter. But you can see the frozen water overlaying the liquid parts here.

Well, no surgery as yet.  It was not yet to the extreme emergency they had suspected it was, but I am not out of the woods yet and its serious.
I have spinal stenosis and it is causing pinched nerves that are doing some nasty things to me.
I am done with a round of things that were to give some help and relief  but we shall see. I  am waiting for news of physical therapy and considering an anti inflammatory diet... lots of things but I have no real answers yet.

I will be posting as I can. I love blogging, and actually, I love reading your blogs more than  posting here on my own. I enjoy getting to know you all and hearing about your lives and what you are up too. When you are laid low it is a giant help too to see others going on and sharing a bit with them.
How I will miss Toni's blog!  I hope blogging is far from over for most though and hope she will find time to come back to it. So many have quit.
It is hard to come up with ideas but, truthfully even the mundane and a simple hello is enough. As I have said often, blogging is like stopping by a friends kitchen door just to say "Hi". Nothing super duper is necessary. Its just a neighborly thing to do.
Thank you all for your prayers and wishes. I am more grateful than I can tell you. Please keep me in your prayers too as I am still not doing well.

Tomorrow will be warmer but today was spectacular here weather wise.  I laid on the sofa for a long time just basking in the bright sunlight and glorious blue skies. Soon I hope to get out and take some beach photos to share with you, something I have not been able to do most of the winter.


  1. Ciao Annie. What a lovely photo! Bravo to your friend :)
    I hope you will be able to feel better without the surgery.
    I love your view on blogging being like stopping by a friend’s kitchen door just to say hello. Unfortunately many people care only about popularity and how many visits/comments they will get, and are not looking forward to a friendship of any kind. I think we are both lucky coz we have met many fab ladies thanks to Blog-Ville :)
    Take good care of yourself! xo

  2. Well good and bad news...no surgery yet but serious problems. I do know how your are feeling as you know I have gone through some difficulties too. Hang in there, stay as positive as you can, listen to your doctors and your "gut" and keep your faith. A lot of us love you here in Blog time.

  3. Hi Annie! I love to see blue ocean water... but we never get to see the ice here. :) I read about spinal stenosis on the Mayo Clinic site. They mentioned acupuncture as a treatment. Maybe that could help. There are also exercises that can be done but that would have to be at a later date when you're not in pain. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and I'll be round to visit your kitchen door... just listen for my, "Youhoo Annie!" ;)

  4. Will say some prayers for you at Ash Wednesday service tonight. Glad to see you are checking in!

  5. Hi Annie,
    I hope some PT and meds will help you to feel better! I will keep you in my thoughts. I love the picture gorgeous blue water :) I do miss Toni blogging for sure. Hope you have a lovely evening.
    Hugs, Dru

  6. Hi dear one ...

    I can't knock on your kitchen door, but I can say "Hi" to you just the same.

    I am also praying the Lord's healing for you. I too know what back trouble is like.

    Love you ...


    1. Thanks Carl! I can use the prayer and appreciate it so very much.
      Everyone is being so kind.


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