Thursday, March 20, 2008

Happy Spring!!!

Happy Spring!

It's the first day of Spring, and look what was welcoming me when I got home from my 6-week check-up! Isn't she beautiful? She's still not so sure she wants to face the world, especially after the heavy snows we had last week and the flooding rains that we have had for the past few days.

I don't blame her; I know how she feels.

For the past 6 weeks I have been recovering from having a hysterectomy. The first two weeks were a little hard on me, but after that I felt like blogging and sewing again. Now that the 6 weeks is over with, I'm a little unsure about going back into the world of what sometimes feels like chaos.

I'll have to be's been fun. Yes the blogging and sewing has been fun, but not having many responsibilites has been great fun! Do you remember when you were a child and all you thought about was playing outside and occasionally cleaning your room? Yep...that's what the past few weeks have felt like. All I thought about was playing in my sewing room, blogging, and doing some light housework.

Do you remember when you were 15 or 16 and you couldn't wait to drive? I have loved not being able to drive. I have loved being at home and staying here. In a weird kind of way this has been a vacation for me; one that I evidently needed.

Like the daffodil, I am going to have to face the world sooner or later. The doctor said today a little later than planned. It seems that I need more time to heal. That's fine with me. My family understands. I don't want to do something to my body that would create problems later and I may not be able to change.

Hopefully when I do face the world I will face it with a new understanding of myself. I do love being at home. I love keeping my house clean. I love being organized to a certain extent. I love spending time sewing. I need that. I love spending time alone. I need that, too. However, for those things to happen, I need to be home more often, which means that I have to make some changes.

Change is good. Now I will just have to convince my family! LOL

Take care!



  1. Oh Amanda, listen to your doctor and continue to allow your body to heal. I had to have an emergency hysterectomy two years ago and I still can't believe how long it took my body to heal. This is a tough surgery! Just leaving a little get well ((hug)).

  2. Glad you are taking care of yourself and that you are feeling better. Continue to take care.

  3. That's our girl...take care of yourself! Been there too. I did go back to work. Now I am retired and nothing like getting up when you are done sleeping! And sewing to my hearts content. Embrace it, savor it and enjoy!

  4. Yes, we all need reminders to slow down, don't we? I hope you get to arrange your life to make that happen...and I hope your recovery continues at a steady pace. Take care and enjoy your new pace!

  5. Taking care of yourself if the first step in being able to take care of others . . . usually it's the one we leave out.
    I love being at home, too - there are times when I don't leave for days at a time making me happy as a clam. It does take adjustments but it can be done *s*

  6. It's good to hear that are you doing better, and enjoying your rest! I had that surgery last year, and it was harder mentally than physically I think. Have a lovely Easter!

    PS Send your address so I can get your books to you.

  7. Take care and don't rush your recuperation. Your family needs you, but you must listen to your body and not overload yourself. I enjoyed your daffodil picture; we don't have them here in Tennessee yet but the forsythia and quince are a riot of color. Spring is here!

  8. wow...i dont think my daffodils will look like that until june or so...its spring but it is 18 and it snowed last night and this a.m. and it is to snow again tonight...but i really love it here. do not miss hawaii one bit except my son and grand daughter and all my quilt pals...including lisa

  9. Amanda,
    I think your body is telling you that you need to take it easy. Enjoy the easier pace! Savor it!

    Becky in Georgia


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