Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Picking Up the Threads

There's no denying that the last couple of months have been a difficult time but thankfully we are now starting to see our way out of gloom and into some sunlight in many ways.

DH has been getting better bit by bit over the last 2-3 weeks and seems to have stablised and is almost back to his usual self, thanks to lots & lots of rest and his new  medication.

The very scary days seem to be ages away now, but I still have bad dreams about being in the Emergency Dept when DH stopped breathing and had no pulse for a few very, very long minutes - not an experience I want to repeat!

But enough of that - Spring has arrived, the daffodils have bloomed at last and the banks are starting to come alive with cushions of primroses - today I even spotted some violets and a couple of  forget-me-knots peeping out from under a bush.

 I only wish our weather was as cheerful as these little flowers as the year so far  has been nothing but days on end of  extreme weather conditions.  We started with the snow falls and then sub zero temperatures albeit that it was actually dry.  Then the rain arrived and stayed and stayed bringing flooding to many areas and not content with that, we were then hit by by high winds registering over 120 miles an hour in some parts of France.  Brittany only caught the edge of the storm this time and that was bad enough but further south more than 50  lives were lost and the devastation to property runs into millions. At the moment it is fairly calm, wind speeds are only 30-40 mph this week, but it is dry again!!

Got some quiltie bits to talk about that I'll keep for another post as I don't want to bore you too much,and so's not to have a photo-less post,  I'll leave you with a couple taken when we visited Monet's garden at Giverney a while ago. Springtime indeed !

Just one more thing and that's to say 'Thank You' once again to everyone for the continued messages of
concern and support throughout these weeks and I can't tell you how good it feels to be back again!!!


Kaye said...

glad to hear DH is on the mend. My dh had a quadruple by pass 17 yrs ago. He was paddled twice in the ER so I know exactly what you went through. He recovered with flying colors, Thank the Lord. Happy Spring

Suzanne said...

Beautiful flowers! Welcome Spring! We have snow today...Springtime in Glad your sweetheart is on the mend...very scary!

Jean said...

Thank you for the lovely spring photos. So glad to hear you are back on the road to normaility.

Jo in TAS said...

Good to hear DH is on the mend. Enjoy your spring as our days are getting shorter and colder in Tassie.
Hugs to you both

Annelies vdB said...

So good to hear that your husband is recovering well.
We have lots of rain and wind , but I know spring will come soon.

Wil Opio Oguta said...

Good to see you blogging again Ann!

Dianna said...

So glad to hear that your husband is growing stronger and almost back to himself. Hope he continues to improve.

*Ulrike* said...

Beautiful spring flowers! Glad to hear that your DH is back on the mend. I know, it is a very scary thing, but each day is another day to be thankful for as I very well know with my daughter. So now we have spring and color back in our lives, well, with a few storms here and there!

MargaretR said...

Lovely photo Ann. Sorry to read about your DH's ill health but glad to see he's improved.
Lovely here in Deganwy today too, so good to have good weather for the Victorian Extravaganza in Llandudno this weekend!