Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Being Healthy...

feeling well!!
It's not as easy for someone living with Multiple Sclerosis.
It takes work, and a lot of it...
Often you do everything right, and your body still fails you.
You think you can "will" things to be better,
try harder and things will "be" better, it's just not so.

It's not all about a positive attitude...
it's all about dealing with a disease that does not care
how happy or positive you are.
Everyone who deals with this disease has a different story...
my story is my own.
And when the disease is at it's worst, I don't really want to share 
the details of my story.
It's not pretty...and life is too pretty, to wonderful to focus on 
anything else.

So while I was "sleeping"...

My Paperwhites opened up...and the fragrance is amazing.

The sunsets from home were gorgeous,

and did I mention the Paperwhites opened up??

 Junior found the newly refurbished bird house,
and what a feast he had.
The hubs had oiled the pole but that slip & slide
only lasted a few hours.
Now re-seeding the birdhouse is back on my to-do-list.

 On Monday the 26th, we got six inches of the beautiful white stuff...

 and another cluster of Paperwhites opened up.

This was the view of my back yard yesterday. 
It snowed for about 2 hours, huge, fluffy flakes, it was gorgeous,
and then it was gone.
And almost no accumulation, even better. 

ohhhhh and I finished a few hats, a new work hat for the hubs.
He loves it, he earned it!!

and ohhhhh, ohhhhhh, I don't look like Cinderella,
but I'm getting there!!


  1. Hello Debbie, I am just happy you are feeling well enough to do a new post.. I love your pretty paperwhites and the gorgeous sunset.. So glad you have the hubs and you are getting 'there".. Take care and have a great day!

  2. Good Morning Debbie, I have kept you in my prayers and you have been on my mind. Thank you so much for letting us know how you are, I know it is hard for you to share your struggles but I appreciate it when you do.
    I love all of your photos today, and of course, the paper whites. I am glad you are able to knit. I think it would be so nice to sit inside and watch the snow. Glad you are back.

  3. You've got my heart, thoughts and prayers - all the live long day!! I know that it can be hard to surrender to the need for rest...but all your peeps understand! You would LOVE our world of white {except for the shoveling and the fact that there is literally no place for all the snow piles..} - I'll try to get more pics up soon!!

  4. loved all these photos. junior is too cute! i truly am hoping you have turned a corner to the good, again, my dear!

  5. Glad to hear you are on the mend. These are gorgeous photos. So much beauty around us.

  6. Oh goodness I do believe Junior came to make your day! I've been thinking happy thoughts your way, and I'm hoping you are feeling better! Smelling those beautiful blossoms even from here, your capture is great.

  7. So happy to see you here today, Debbie. You've been much on my mind.

    The photo's, as always, are beautiful along with some cute in there!

    God bless.

  8. You know that I understand, first hand, about your struggles. This is an unfair MonSter who robs us of our normality. I know you're a private person, and you like to keep the struggle to yourself, so I'm behind you 100% Thanks for sharing and for showing us those gorgeous photos! BTW, I love paperwhites -- but not the snow!! Take care and be well!

  9. Debbie, I surely hope you are having good days right now. No fun being so under the weather and out of it. We don't want that for you. I loved seeing your paperwhites. I can almost smell them as I type this. Those things, blooming in the dead of winter, is enough to put a smile on my face.

  10. So good to see you here again. Thanks for sharing the beauty you see even when all is not well for you.

  11. Lovely photos Debbie. We got 12-16 inches of snow on Monday.
    So sorry that the MonSter has been hassling you too. Fell better soon!

  12. Hello Debbie!:) Nice to see your post!:) Your Paperwhites are very beautiful deserving of several photos, and your back yard capture of the falling snow is lovely.
    Take care.

  13. I'm glad you feel a bit better. That squirrel is sure a sneaky thief! Your paperwhites are beautiful. Have a great week.

  14. HI Debbie Glad to hear you are feeing a bit better now. I can practically swell the Paperwhites from here. they are so beautiful.

  15. Rest and be well - you have a most beautiful outlook and infectious attitude. Bless you. Your Paperwhite are just wonderful and that chubby like stinker looks like no amount of grease or oil will keep him down.

    Take care friend!

  16. Hi, I hope you continue feeling better. You have much source of things to be happy about. All these photos are wonderful. I love that sky with such stunning colors. Your paperwhites are so lovely, pure in its own beauty. And squirrel is such a source of joy that brings a big smile. I wish you well.

  17. Sending you well wishes! I think of you often. So glad your paperwhites welcomed you when you awoke. Holding you up in thoughts and prayers. Bonnie

  18. Good to find other things to focus on. Photography is good. Knitting, okay *wink*...My wife bought me fingerless knits to keep my hands warm. The arthritis hurts. Keeping the body heat in is wonderful. Consider them as gifts for your post-middle years friends ;O)

  19. Sending healing thoughts and prayers your way, Debbie. The Paperwhites are gorgeous and the sunset looks so serene. Take all the time you need and take care of you.

  20. Sending healing thoughts and prayers your way, Debbie. The Paperwhites are gorgeous and the sunset looks so serene. Take all the time you need and take care of you.

  21. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and you see beauty everywhere, that is what I love about you. Your photos show the inner you, the person who sees only beauty and shares it generously with all of us.. You will always be Cinderella in my eyes. Yay more hats and deserving people:):) HUG HUG B

  22. The paperwhites are beautiful, and so are the snow scenes! Looks like Junior really enjoyed the treat--even if he did have to practice his acrobatic skills to enjoy it. Praying and hoping you feel better, Debbie; it's no fun not to feel well!

  23. I hope you feel better soon! I don't know what it's like, but I can wish you the best. Beautiful photos! We've had almost no snow from any of the recent storms save a few inches a week or so ago.

  24. Hey Cind,
    My paperweights were all green with just one itty bitty flower cluster each. But they smelled real nice.
    :) m & jb

  25. Amazing people are the people who can make others feel better, even when they don't. You are one of those amazing people. Thank you for all the beautiful photos and for showing your love for your husband.

  26. Debbie, I think of you quite often and simply wish you the best. So glad you enjoy some snow - but we've had a foot or so on the ground since early January. The problem is not the snow, but the very cold temperatures this year.

  27. I have missed you, sweet Debbie, and you have been in my thoughts quite often. It was a joy to see your post and lovely pictures.

    Sending love and hugs your way!

  28. Glad you are feeling better and happy to see you posting today. Love your sunset, paper whites and the view of your backyard.

  29. Wished the computer came with the ability to smell....those paper whites are gorgeous!

  30. Beautiful images; especially those gorgeous paper whites!! Glad to hear your feeling better!

  31. So good to see you here, and I hope you have turned the corner. You remind us of the beauty that is around us no matter what is going on with us. Thank you!

  32. Beautiful paperwhites Debbie !! I loved seeing that gorgeous sunset, the snow and cheeky squirrel and, best of all, that you felt ok enough to post them. Hugs :D)xx

  33. The beautiful flowers and wonderful sunset. Here only snowed in the mountains, and went to see the snow with skis;)

  34. Oh you dear girl, I loved this one! Yes, those paperwhites are gorgeous. Junior's pose is awesome.
    I love the beautiful photos of your snow storm. I like the snow at Christmas; but love pictures of the snow.
    The sunset picture is lovely.
    I am so happy that you are feeling better enough to post. You are always in my prayers and I look forward to seeing you up, out and about.
    Blessings wished for you!

  35. Dear Debbie, I am sending you a hug, a small virtual gift for all the loving photos you send to us.

  36. Amazing how things bloom just went you need them to.

  37. Those Paperwhites are so pretty. I'm happy that you are enjoying your snow. Sorry to hear that your illness gets you down from time to time, I know you aren't one to complain but I do understand if you feel like it.

  38. I'm glad you're feeling better. I love the flowers. The squirrel hanging upside down is so cute.