Monday, December 29, 2014

Blue Monday- How I spent my Christmas

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This is smiling sally's first born grandchild, Lauren, writing for her. Here is her story.

On Tuesday, December 23rd I was rushed to the emergency room with shortness of breath and chest pains. Notice it's Blue.

Look it's Blue inside and out. Notice these Blue halls and carpeting. This hospital is loaded with Blue!

Look, even the hospital gown is Blue. Please don't look too closely at the no make up or messy hair. 

Jane sent me this beautiful Christmas tree from Pennsylvania. Notice the Blue ribbons! She had the florist intertwine the ribbons, just for me. She didn't realize that I'd be in the hospital! This beautiful tree was my only Christmas decoration!

My daughter-in-law, Sharon, said, "If you're going to be in the hospital for Christmas we'll bring Christmas to you!" and my son's entire family came! We were able to share gifts, laugh together, and visit. 

It was truly my favorite Christmas ever!

How was your Christmas?

Happy Blue Monday!


Minoru Saito said...

It's nice you recovered soon. The Christmas tree is very beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a Happy New Year.

In the Company of Me said...

Hello, Sally, I hope you are feeling much better now. I think you have wonderful family members - your granddaughter Lauren writing for you and your daughter-in-law making sure you don't feel blue on Christmas by bringing her family and Christmas to you! Such sweet moments.

Take care and here's hoping you'll be up and about soon.
Wishing you a great 2015~!

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

My Christmas was good but scaled down this year.
Your Christmas sounds way more eventful.
Hope you have a speedy recovery.
All the best & I hope you have a wonderful New Year.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

My goodness Sally, hope you are recovering and resting. Delightful family and so kind to have your party up plus the news of you shared. I have some blue in a painting and some blue in a couple of other photos. Take care of you, speedy recovery. Happy New Year.

Anne Seltmann said...

Oh dear Sally! I hope you are well again!
For the new 2015, I wish you above all things health and all the best!



JLS Hall said...

I am so sorry to hear you've been having problems. Hope you're feeling better soon. Take care of yourself, Sally!

Happy New Year!
~ Joy @ Joysweb

Gerald (SK14) said...

Hope you get home soon - I have blue posts on my Hyde Daily and Ackworth born blogs but Mr Linky doesn't like me still!

Leovi said...

I am sorry that Christmas in the hospital is over, I hope it has already recovered. At least I had the joy and the company of his family surrounded by beautiful blue!

Hazel said...

All's well that ends well. You look great with that smile, Sally, yes even in a hospital bed. How wonderful that your DIL thought about bringing Christmas to you. Here's wishing you feel better for countdown to 2015.

Hello there, Lauren. How sweet of you to write your Grandma's story for this week.

Julie said...

Sorry to hear you landed in the Hospital for Christmas, get well soon.

bj said...

Sure hope you are back home soon.
Sorry you spent Christmas in the hospital but so nice of your family to come there for you.
Get well soon....

Pictografio said...

Nevermind of all of these blues - get well soon!

Jim said...

Get Well Soon, Sally.

Melbourne Australia Photos said...

I am hoping you are well on the road to full recovery, Sally. How wonderful of your family to bring Christmas to you. We had a quiet family Christmas at home.
Have a wonderful 2015 full of health and happiness!

My Desktop Daily said...

Wishing you full health ASAP, Sally.
Happy 2015!

DougPhoto2009 said...

Sally, wishing you the best of health for new year.

Linda Kay said...

Sally, sending you happy greetings to get well soon, and be able to celebrate the new year 2015 in good health!

LV said...

Not the best Christmas, but at least you felt up to sharing it with family. Pray things improve soon and you will be strong again. You have been through so much. Wish I had some of your strength and faith. Take care.

Anni said...

I do hope you are recovering well and are allowed out of hospital!
Wishing you a Happy Blue Monday!

Jeanne said...

Hi Sally,Our daughter and family came in late last night and I am late posting dear.

I hope your spirit is up and you will be home soon. I contacted bj and LV but could not figure out if I found the right Sally. Does she live in Colorado?

You are in my thoughts and prayers so much.
Sending you love and get well wishes.

Debbie at Travel with Intent said...

Oh dear, fancy ending up in hospital for Christmas. What great family to turn that from disaster to success! Be well soon Sally!

Anonymous said...

I hope you are feeling much better; Happy New Year :)

Unknown said...

happy blue Monday.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sally! I hate that you were in the hospital! I am so sorry, but I am relieved to hear you had a good time visiting with your loved ones.

We had a quiet Christmas by choice. I am still trying to get my strength back. Mr. Magpie worked late Christmas Eve. But we celebrated Christmas in our hearts. I didn't have a tree. But I tried to decorate the table and did wrap and deliver gifts. We had invitations out which we politely declined. It was necessary.

Please let me know how you are now. I wish there were something I could do to help, but sometimes rest is the best alternative as I'm finding out.

Love you and glad that the hospital was at least BLUE.



Neesie said...

I hope you are fully recovered now Sally.
I haven't posted a blue Monday for quite some time mainly because I haven't had blue included in my posts. I've missed the fun ;D
Your tree is beautiful and I'm glad even in your unforeseen circumstances that you were able to enjoy a Christmas with your loved ones around you.
Happy New Year and may all of your Monday's be blue (if you see what I mean)

Little Wandering Wren said...

What?? You sure have to be the best Sally at making the most out of a bad situation - glad you were able to appreciate all the blues in your hospital and that you had a fun Christmas, even if it wasn't the Christmas you'd expected!
Get well soon
Hugs to you all, sending you some good old Aussie Sunshine :)
Wren x

Nanna said...

so sorry you had to spend Christmas in the hospital but so gald your on the mends to recovery!wishing you a very Happy New Years!

Chubby Chieque said...

Hello dear Sally,

Hope you are in the best of everything now. That was not the best Christmas but the best thing happened is that you tackled all the don't issue.

Wishing you all the best of 2015 and always take care, see next year, LoL*

New Year's hug from D´Box.

Annesphamily said...

Oh Sally, I a sorry you are at the hospital. Drat! But you still had fun as they brought Christmas to you. What a great phamily you have! Take care and thanks for sharing with us. Hugs and Prayers, Anne

Annesphamily said...

Sally, I am always excited when I visit everyone on the list here at Blue Monday! Makes me smile. Have a beautiful week.

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Catherine said...

Dear Sally, I wish you a very speedy recovery!!
I will keep you in my prayers.
xo Catherine

Leovi said...

I wish you a happy 2015 full of light dawns that fill you with vitality and beautiful sunsets that cover your tender heart!

The Quintessential Magpie said...


I am so happy you are free. Thank you for letting me know. I pray that you continue to improve with each day's passing. Love you to the moon and back and pray that you will be all better soon.

Happy New Year!


Sheila :-)

Anonymous said...

Oh Sally, what a scare! Am glad some people brought Christmas to you! I guess your body is asking for a calmer life:) Happy New Year to you!