Sunday, January 03, 2010

convalescing

Normally, I prefer not to blog about too many personal issues but when I came across this rather perfect photo, I just knew it was a sign to share day four of my little party in my bed.
Actually, I have been very ill, and feel so much stonger today. A bit of a blip in the road shall we say.

What is it about taking refuge to our bed, with a stack of books, a breakfast tray (even though truth be told I do not in fact own one, a breakfast tray that is) and slipping into something cozy that suddenly makes one feel better? Doctors orders to rest, no food, just a clear liquid diet. How about you, when you find yourself "convalescing" - what things make you feel better? (Note the gold slippers bedside.)
Suddenly, I feel that this would make a divine illustration for a sappy "Get well card!"
Pardon me, while I ruefully plan to get on with life beyond this bed. Not to worry, I am feeling
like a new woman.
Thank you to Rose C'est la vie for this photo which Rose posted, the photo is from none other than Slim Aarons.

45 comments:

Joyce said...

This would make a great card! I think the only thing this woman is missing is a special pillow for her pup, a bell by her side of the bed and a crown for her head. Sounds like you are up and ready to greet the world. Thank goodness my friend. Warm hugs coming your way. xo

pve design said...

Oh indeed - a bell by the bed is the perfect accessory!
pve

Debra said...

So happy to hear that you are on the road to recovery. I think we all do so much in preparation for the holidays that we cheat our precious selves. Rest and enjoy the day. Love the image-and the accouterments.

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Hope you are feeling better. So hard to be sick and be mom, work etc I will send a blast of warm air up your way with lots of sunshine.

A Day That is Dessert said...

I'm sorry to hear you've been ill! And I'm glad to hear you're recovering. Happy New Year to you and your family. xo

ALL THE BEST said...

Very happy you are feeling better...wish I could bring you some soup!! :-)

Suburban Princess said...

Glad you are feeling better!

Willow Decor said...

Hope you are back on your feet soon. Happy New Year!
xx-Gina

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

I learnt last month that it is best to just go with it until you feel better so I do hope you are snuggled in nicely Patricia. And happy to know you are on the mend.
Happy New Year.....to good health in 2010.

Starr said...

Best wishes for a quick recovery. Bed can be both the best & worst place of welcome in a new year. I hope you were able to enjoy the transition to 2010.

I confess that when I'm passed the worst of any illness, I actually enjoy that day in bed with the stack of books.

Gwen Driscoll said...

Patricia,

So glad you are on the mend. I, too, have been down after a busy week away from home. So glad to be back between by own sheets. Also, love this pic. I've had many a laugh with friends this could be me in future years!

Happy 2010.

Talk soon,
Gwen
Ragland Hill Soical

Jeanne said...

Life couldn't be better than to have all those wonderful little bits by your side. Hope you are feeling well soon!
Jeanne :)

kp said...

Feel better soon!!!!

modernemama said...

Get better soon - but savor the restful moments now you are feeling well enough to enjoy them.

Purple Flowers said...

I think I am just coming out of the woods w/a flu. A daily change of pillows and pajamas has made me feel alittle better.
Best wishes for you to move from under the weather to feeling on top of the world. That is more your style! Take care Patricia.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Were you peeking in my window??

Emily said...

Glad to hear that you're feeling better! At least now that the holidays are over, you'll have more opportunity to rest!

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

So sorry to hear you've been sick! It sounds miserable! I hope it's nothing serious. Wishing you a quick recovery.

simply seleta said...

Oh, I do hope you continue to feel better, Patricia! Sip whole leaf chamomile tea with honey, it certainly helped me when I had my share of unexpected sickness last fall.

Perhaps all of the extra rest will have you fully charged for a jump start in the new year!

Karena said...

Sometimes we just need to listen to out bodies and sloooow down to recuperate from all the hectic craziness in our lives. It is a lot of work being creative, pleasing everyone we can and then trying to relax.

pve design said...

Aww- can I just hug each of you for your blog love!
You are making me feel so much better! :)
I actually feel more like my old self, a few lbs. lighter, but hey I am not complaining. :)
pve

La Maison Fou said...

God speed to you! A speedy recovery your way! Thanks for commenting on the blog!
Leslie

Ivy Lane said...

Hope you are on the mend!! That picture made me chuckle out loud! I was convelescing on my couch yesterday.... I prefer the couch to the bed... fire place, side table piled high with shelter mags, scented candle, and when I am not ill...a glass of white wine!

next time, I will definitely have a bell on the side table to summon the hubby for re-fills!!

Mrs. Blandings said...

So glad you are feeling better. Don't feel guilty about faking it for a few more hours. Sounds cozy in there.

paintedpreppy said...

I don't think I could go to bed like that without my dogs and I noticed the tiny yorkie resting along with her, just something that meakes me feel better when recooperating.

CashmereLibrarian said...

Sad to hear that you've been ill. Happy New Year and feel better!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Feel better, my dear. I think that photo is marvelous. Don't overdo it now...this nastiness that has been going around will jump right back on you if you don't just east back into things.

a. said...

Hope you are feeling better soon!

VictoriaArt said...

Happy New Year aand I do hope you are all better soon!
Let them all spoil you a bit...

XX
Victoria

Dana Cochran said...

Love the photo! I am still smiling.
Hope you are feeling better soon. Just snuggle in and enjoy the little break.
Happy New Year!

style chronicle said...

Sweet, Patricia, I am so sorry to hear you have been feeling under the weather! Glad you are on the mend. Love that picture. Slim Aarons never fails to disappoint!!

bkoskinen said...

Please get well soon. I have missed your posts and your wonderful artwork!

Kelsey B. said...

Happy New Year and continue to get better!!

Emily said...

What a great photo! I am glad you're feeling better and I hope you have a very happy 2010!

Tara said...

Patricia

Sorry to hear you are under the weather--feel well, and take a hop over to my blog-I changed the format, what do you think? Be well!Tara

red ticking said...

so glad you are feeling better... no fun being sick in bed.. (although sometimes it is the only way we slow down) wishing you many blessings in 2010.... xx pam

Nessa said...

Take care of you and rest just a little longer than you think you should.

Traci said...

Feel better, Patricia! It's tough to rest up with children in the house!
Traci
www.tracizeller.com/blog

Melissa said...

If I were sick, that room is the place I'd like to convelesce! Hoping that you'll soon be back to your old self!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh that is a classic picture, I love the wee dog laying there, so sweet.

Sorry to hear you are ill, here's hoping you get better really soon.

All the best for a beautiful 2010,
xoxo DJ

Marnie said...

rest up - be well xo m

sophiedahydesigns said...

As usual, I am behind reading the Blogs and didn't realize you were not well. Take care of yourself! Too many people depend on your lovely blog!

annechovie said...

I am so sorry you have been under the weather, Patricia! I hope you are back to your spunky self soon! Great photo....xo

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

That photo rather rocks. :-)

I am so sorry, however, that you are not rocking. :-( Not a good way to ring in the new year. Feel better!

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