Friday, February 14, 2014

valentines...

“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” -- Zora Neale Hurston


I wish you could see the sun streaming through my windows in all of its golden goodness.  I feel bathed in light, even though its still -11 outside.  The promise of spring still looms crisply in the air.

My second week of recovery has gone even better than the first.  I even ventured out on my own for early morning coffee with a friend one day.  The moments added up in a bountiful and beautiful way that morning and I walked away feeling rejuvenated and grateful that someone had come so far, and went out of their way to meet me so early for coffee and what turned out to be a whole lot more.

These roses showed up late last night and were worth getting out of bed to come and see.  It was sweet Colton, who after a long hockey practice, cut them, and put them so nicely in water for me.  He always knows the very thing that will make my heart beat just a little faster. 



"Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile." -- Franklin P. Jones


A surprise of a gift from a friend who somehow knew these would satisfy the craving for sweet I've had and also just touch me that they would think of me!  There may or may not have been 4 when they first arrived last night… smiles… 



I'm still finding beauty in the small… the tiny… the infinitesimal.  The moments add up and weave themselves into a beautiful tapestry if you let them.  



This one has Peewee B district tournaments this weekend.   All four of us get to go and watch.  Go Junior Spuds!!  If we win, we will advance to the regional tournament next weekend.  Otherwise, our season will end.  Fingers crossed they move on!! 




This goofy guy just cracks me up.  In his steadfast devotion to me, as I sit melting in heat that tingles from the inside out and erupts in a flash that flushes me from head to toe… this little guy starts panting right along- his sympathy "hot flashes" leave my sides heaving with laughter. 




“Love is not finding someone to live with; it’s finding someone you can’t live without.” -- Rafael Ortiz

Happy Valentine's Day!  I hope you find a small moment to treasure today.  I always say, "Live your moments- live your moments full." 



20 comments:

  1. It's wonderful to hear that you are healing. I'm thinking that your attitude of gratitude has something to do with it. Your dog looks like he is smiling. :)

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    1. Hi Norma- Crosby does seem to have a pretty goofy grin going on! I hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day! I am grateful for YOU, friend :)

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  2. So glad your recovery is coming along sweet Vicky. Those roses are just stunning-of course I love all your photos but the pup! Ohhhh that darling mischievous pup!!! sending love today xo

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    1. Mischievous is right Robin! Goodness that dog is personality plus- but aren't they all? Sending love right back to you and yours today! xxoo

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  3. LOVE your opening quote and your hot-flash buddy. Mine is lying at my feet right now. What would we do without our loving and faithful pups? Glad you are loved by those you love the most and thank you for sharing that love with us. Happy Valentine's Day, dearest Vicky. Mwah!

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    1. I know- those pups- (little people with fur I think) simply become our whole world, don't they? Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours Robynn! Smooches right back to you!!

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  4. The sunshine makes all the difference on some days, despite the temperature. So glad that you are recovering and in good spirits! Wishing you a wonderful Valentine's Day, filled with much love and grace.

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    1. Thank you Jane- the sunshine truly does make a difference- that feeling that one day soon I will actually start to feel it, looms not too far off in the distance :) I wish you as well a Happy Valentine's Day filled with love! Thanks for coming here to share some with me :)

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  5. Happy Valentine's Day, dear Vicky! Happy to hear that you are feeling better each day. It's amazing what a little bit of sunshine can do for our spirit! You described those hot flashes so well! After 8 years of them, I know them well! And...go Spuds!!! :)

    Love and hugs, Eileen

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    1. Eileen- friend- you seem far too young to know hot flashes at all- but at least I know I am in good company :) I pray you have a Happy Valentine's Day as well!! Love and hugs to you!

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  6. Love the picture of your constant companion or as my vet calls goldens velcro dogs!
    Thank you for your posts sweet Vicky. Keep feeling the love...especially on this day.

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  7. Glad you are recovering from what ever ails you. I am home recovering from a hospital stay and I hate these later in years breakdowns of our bodies.
    I had sunshine yesterday and it was wonderful. Some friends surprised me with beautiful roses.

    Happy valentines Day

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  8. Hi Vicky, Happy Valentines Day to you ... I hope it's a wonderful weekend for you. sending love and prayers to you and your family. And Crosby too :-)

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  9. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile...loved these pics...because because..they showed love..each and every one of them...and your goofy guy/crosby and his devotion...oh Vicky..thanks for the laughter..for the humor and love...that was priceless! Happy love day to all!!!

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  10. The color of those roses is stunningly beautiful.
    And, I notice that your son's tie blends wonderfully with them, too. He's so handsome!
    Happy Valentine's Day, my friend.
    Love you,
    Jackie

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  11. Happy Valentines Day, sweet friend,
    "Love is not finding someone to live with, it's finding someone you can't live without." Love this, Colton's picture with the gorgeous orange tie and Crosby panting with you with the hot flashes. Isn't it such a gift to be surrounded by so much devotion!

    My own "can't live without" sweet hubby spoiled me yesterday and reminded me again and again how blessed I am to have a husband who is so loyal, loving and so like a rock and supporter. I LOVE all holidays and the chance to celebrate those I love and those who love me.

    You are a treasure, Vicky!
    Love,
    Linda

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  12. Vicky, I don't usually do this..but I had to share. Last night my husband and I watched National Geographic on cutting edge eastern methods to cure things... Some MD's have taken a internship in the east to be able to utilize these thing's along with western medicine. One is that honey bee sting's has helped people with Fibromyalgia!!! but the one i wanted to share with you is there is a certain scorpion who's venom is used to formulate a drug that has helped slow down or totally relieve cancer cells in the brain. I know your brains scans have been good...but I thought this facinating..and have always believed Knowledge can be power..when we least exspect it..or to pass along to other's....besides I am on Team Vicky!!! Love and prayers and thoughts...go out to you 24/7 :) hope your sunday is wonderful!

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  13. I mean Saturday...oh wow! I am getting old!

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  14. Hope your day was as lovely as the roses and your heart was warmed with love.

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  15. Dogs are another kind of Valentine, aren't they? Unconditional love, always. Happy Belated Valentines Day!

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