Monday, September 19, 2011

Blue Monday - Swimming Pool

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Several of you have asked if I'm doing well. Although I am improving bit by tiny bit each day, I'm still experiencing nausea, weakness, dizziness, and fatigue. I've been told that it's all part of my recovery. (You may remember that I was hospitalized for seventy days and given tons of medication during two surgeries.) I went to church yesterday in my wheelchair. At home, I also use a walker. The doctors have said that it will be a long recovery. I'm working with a therapist and still appreciate your prayers.
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Our neighborhood has a beautiful blue swimming pool. See the blue waterfall in the center?
I also want to call attention to the blue sky.

Although Johnny and I have never used it, our grandchildren have.




Next to the pool is this blue play area.




Happy Blue Monday!


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4. Rose
5. Bean Bag Toss
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7. Stained Glass
8. Cafe au lait - LTS
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25. Carpe Diem Sweden
26. Gypsea Nurse
27. Marianne
28. 4U2
29. Jeanne, backyard neighbor
30. clavs
31. Clavel
32. Anni, Sweden
33. nattsyrransphoto Sweden
34. Rinkly Rimes
35. Shannara
36. Eden,Australia
37. Wifey10-United Kingdom
38. The French Hutch
39. Leckeres für Mensch und Katze - Goodies for a pleasant life
40. Maria's Space
41. Jhansson
42. anemonen,Sweden
43. Debbie-Dabble
44. Auntie E
45. Elaine
46. Dorincard: blues of a bear
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55 comments:

Marice said...

WOW! such an inviting place!

im glad that you are recovering! Hoping and praying for a faster one! hugs!

Cafe au lait said...

Looks like a fun place to visit.

My entries are here and here.

KM said...

hi sally ! it's my first time to join your blue monday ^^

take care, and hope you'll feel better soon. God bless :)

chubskulit said...

That's a huge play area. Happy blue Monday Sally. Take care.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sally, this is the first time I have checked into my blog in nearly a month, and I dropped over to here to see how you are feeling. I'm so glad to get the report, and I'm happy you were able to get to church. I know you are going to make great progress with your healing, and I am praying that for you, my sweet friend. Sending you much love across the miles straight to your doorstep. Loved seeing the pool and the play area there.

XO,

Sheila

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

Your neighbor's house is a grand. I love their pool and waterfall

Lina Gustina said...

Be patient, recovery do need times...
A great place for kids :)

http://www.1sthappyfamily.com/2011/09/at-home-again-and-blue-corners.html

RobinfromCA said...

Glad to hear you're making some progress! It's always nice to find out that everything you're feeling is an expected part of recovery and not something that makes the doctors go "Hmm.." when you tell them. Keep up the good work and you'll be lounging in that beautiful pool with your grandchildren splashing by as part of your therapy!

Happy Blue Monday!
Robin

Lola said...

I hope you continue to do well. Thanks for hosting.

Marie said...

Would be great to be there right now. Today it´s raining and blowing here in Stockholm and we really can feel autumn is here.

Cat & Cricket said...

Sally~ So happy to hear you are doing well..
now its my turn...yuck!
You have a wonderful week my friend!
Stay safe!
xoxo

Marianne said...

That pool is great! Thanks for hosting Blue Monday!

4U2! said...

Have a nice and happy blue monday! Take care!

Clavel said...

How are you aunt Sally...that play area has a very nice view.
clavs

Jeanne said...

Hi Sally, I'm so glad that you are improving, even if it is slowly. My prayers are always for you each day.

I am confused about the pool. It is not showing on my computer. Unless it is in the background of the playground photo. I am sure your grands love swimming in that nice recreation area. We had the same thing in our neighborhood in Kissimmee. It was lovely for our grands and us too. However, it wasn't a pretty shade of blue.

We were in FL for the Gator game on Sat. A quick trip. We drove down on Friday and returned on Sunday. They won! Go Gators! Smile.
Take care and have a good week.
Love, Jeanne

Anni said...

That swimmingpool area looks just great to me! I'd love to have one like that close to my house ...

I hope your recovery will speed up a little, take care!

Rinkly Rimes said...

Who could be 'blue' in such a place?

Eden said...

Wow, it's a beautiful place!

Happy Blue Monday.

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Donnie said...

Beautiful pool area Sally. It's getting cooler here in North Carolina but that's good for the apples. I'm glad you're improving day by day. This has been a tough journey for you and yours. {{{Hugs}}}

Wifey10 said...

I'm sure your grandchildren had so much fun and enjoyed it very much :)

My entry is up!

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze - Goodies for a pleasant life said...

Nice shots :) Happy blue monday!

onangelwings said...

I could so use some time away.

jhansson said...

swimming pool remeinds me os swimming under the summer sun...

posted my swimming pool entry too Sally..

God bless

anemonen said...

Fun place I suppose.

Sarah said...

Hi, Sally. Glad to hear you are still improving. Sounds as if it is still a difficult time. I think of you!
Happy Blue Monday. ~ Sarah
PS
Didn't see a link for Blue Monday. Will check back later to link up. ;-)

Auntie E said...

Glad to hear you are making progress. Love the pool, looks like a fun place for the kids.

Elaine said...

what a great place to enjoy ..big and small alike

barbarah said...

That looks like great fun! So glad to hear you're improving and I wish you well on your recovery. I wish you didn't have to feel nauseated and all while recuperating, but hopefully that will pass in time.

Chris said...

Hi Sally, long time no visit. I was for sure going to get a post ready for today, but I didn't make it, so maybe next week.
Chris

Dorincard said...

Nice place! Best wishes, Sally!
I saw yesterday the movie The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.
Poor guy was paralyzed after a stroke, but he dictated a book (onto which the film is based) one letter at a time, by blinking his one good eye. Once for yes, twice for no. Perspective...We should all appreciate what we still can do...

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Hi Sally, Those are some fun blues today! I have a feeling that you are going to get a kick out of the blues that I found.

bj said...

Hi, Smiling Sally girl...I am so thankful for your recovery..even tho it's slow and hard, it is a step forward.
I think of you most every day. So sorry this all happened. Just keep plugging along at it, dear one, and you will be better and better, ea day.
I didn't have even a speck of blue today, so I will work on it for next week.
xo bj

purethoughts said...

hi sally!! sorry about that defective link.. here is my blue monday entry:
http://www.ourhomeandhaven.info/loving-our-neighbor/

thanks!!

pat said...

Thank you for another Blue Monday.
A blue slide! I hope I'm not too old.
Remembered to link correctly!!

Neabear said...

I know my grandchildren would enjoy the pool and play area. I am glad you hear that you are getting better. You have come a long ways. I hope more healing continues to come your way.

~Linnea

jlshall said...

Your pool looks lovely. Our outdoor pool is closed for the winter now (bummer).

I can't begin to imagine what it was like to be in the hospital that long! Glad you're home now, and beginning to recover.

Dhemz said...

glad to hear Sally....that's great to hear you are improving...wishing you well!

what a nice place....:) have a great week ahead!

Barbara F. said...

Hi Sally, no blue post for me this week :( but I am glad you are improving, and getting out a little bit. Still sending prayers your way. You are a special Lady. xo,

Linnea said...

Beautiful blue additions to your neighborhood!

Avi said...

Thank you Sally for the drop...I'm very touched considering how you are coping there. I'm silently reading your blog and you're endurance and positiveness is inspiring! Sunshine after the rain...as always.

Priscilla said...

I left you some prune plums that are the most beautiful blue!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Hi Sally,
I am so glad you are back at home , Praying for your complete recovery !
Love & Blessings

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

It is good to hear that you were able to go to church Sunday. I'm sure all your friends were so glad to see you. Take care and don't rush it. Your pool looks wonderful!

Leovi said...

Nice pictures, I love those beautiful blue.

Joy said...

Glad you are steadily getting better. I wish we had a pool and playground in our subdivison. That looks very nice and I bet the grandkids love it. Have a great week Sally!

dix said...

Thanks for sharing the pics of this beautiful swimming pool. It sure looks inviting. And prayers are coming your way for more healing and recovery. Take it easy. dix---

The French Hutch said...

Dear Sally, Your recovery, though it may be slow is still a recovery. Each and every day you are a wee bit better. I know it has been a long road and I pray you you will continue to improve. I'm so happy to hear you are up on a walker at home. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Your community pool is such a luxury. I know your grands enjoy it and I hope you can see it from your home. Water is so soothing to ones spirit. Take care and thanks for hosting such a great party.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Annesphamily said...

Hi Sally! I am glad you are getting better each day! Prayer is so awesome! I hope you continue to get better and stronger each day. With that pool so nearby I imagine you will! Thanks for being a terrific hostess here. Anne

Lorraine said...

Glad to hear you're getting out and around. We closed our pool several weeks ago and I'm missing it already.

Maria Berg said...

I missed the blue yeasterday the schoool was free, but here it is if you want to see http://alltkangronska.blogspot.com/2011/09/behaller-sommaren-i-minnet.html

My kids would love to play on that playarea!
MB

Nezzy said...

How very cool is that beautiful waterfall in the middle of the pool framed by that brilliant blue sky? You do blue so well Miss Sally.

I hope you had a great summer...I've missed ya. :o)

God bless and have a beautiful day sweetie!!!

kat said...

It is always great to hear from you again Sally. I just wish a full recovery.

Thanks for the visit.

April said...

Hi Sally!
Wow! That's the kind of place I could easily spend a day...or two...or MORE! Beautiful!

Lainy said...

Hello Sally! This post makes me want to go dive in the pool.

Thanks for the visit at my BM entry last week.

Hugs and take care always!