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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

more wishing

I'm sitting here today wishing for spring. The winter blahs have definitely set in. Today it is raining and the rest of the week is going to be gray skies with a mixture of rain and snow. It is definitely not the weather I am wanting and needing at the moment. 

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I haven't really been able to get around well enough for six weeks to take my own photos and I have been feeling discouraged and impatient with my recovery. At this point after my last knee replacement I was released from PT and driving myself around. 

My physical therapist pointed out to me that what I am experiencing this time is a normal range of recovery and if I hadn't rebounded so quickly the last time I wouldn't know the difference. I pointed out that I have never been known as a really patient person. SIGH!!! I know when it is all done that I will once again be happy to have a pain free functioning knee for the first time in years, so in the meantime I am scouring the internet for visions of spring and what lies ahead.

when unique containers will overflow with flowers

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when doors can be opened so that warm fragrant breezes can enter the house again

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when driving down the road I see daffodils 

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and glimpses of tulips

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when the birds are happy to share the garden again

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and when wandering down garden paths is a day well spent

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especially if it includes a picnic

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23 comments:

  1. It will happen, funny how spring fever hits so hard..and then it ebbs a bit...despite the rain, and the gloom.

    Try some pretty flowers inside...I hope that makes your spring come sooner.

    Jen

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  2. These are beautiful photos...they must have lifted your spirits!
    My husband's second surgery took a much longer recovery period, too.
    You'll get there, Laura!
    Hang in there and imagine yourself at that lovely picnic. :)
    xo, Tina

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  3. I soooooo need spring also.
    Only 3 weeks and then I know even if it storms it can't last long-I think I can make it but it doesn't feel so good right now.

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  4. You chose some gorgeous photographs! I'm ready for spring too...so ready! I hope you'll be doing better REAL soon!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  5. You seem to keep a good attitude,your photos of Spring are uplifting and pretty.

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  6. You had me at fragrant breezes. One of my ideal scenarios is a bedroom overlooking a huge flower garden which can be accessed by simply opening the lovely white pained bedroom door.

    Hope your recovery is quick and effective. You have brought color and spring to my day by your looking-ahead blog.

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  7. Wintery, rainy days are never that good for our mood! Hang in there, and when it is worth getting outside you will be able to.

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  8. Oh such gorgeous pics today! We could have an impatience contest! So hard sitting around. That last picnic shot really got me. Oh don't we wish we were there!

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  9. I think that you know that I am thinking precisely the same thing!
    Brenda

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  10. I think most folks are ready for Spring. What am I getting today? Snow! You know that is a four-letter word! Hang in there!

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  11. Wishing you a speedier recovery! I also have a case of Spring Fever. Love those bright tulips!

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  12. Hope that the images of flowers cheer you and the time passes quickly! We are having a huge snowstorm here in WI right now and while I love winter and snow I also love and miss the flowers. Thanks for the taste of spring.

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  13. It will come. I know how hard it is to be stuck inside after surgery. Not fun!

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  14. I'm sorry you're feeling so discouraged. It must be difficult to be tied down when all you want to do is "move." My mom said she's dreading her next knee surgery because this one went better than she expected, so she's convinced the other leg will be worse.

    Spring is just around the corner. Is it warm enough to open your windows and get some fresh air yet? xo

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  15. I'm so sorry to hear that your knee replacement recovery is going so slowly. Hopefully, it will start improving soon. The cold weather probably does make you feel worse. We all need sunny days to cheer us up, don't we? Today was ugly here too. We had cold, wind and rain. Everything is cloudy and drizzly. Maybe you should watch a movie that shows the beach! That might help until you can get the real thing. LOL!

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  16. Ah, those images are just the thing to brighten what remains of this day. It wasn't the best of days with another huge snow storm leaving us without electricity for 7 hours today. I know spring is coming. It's just that right at this moment it seems so far away. So, thanks for sharing the beautiful photos to remind me that spring is on the way!

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  17. It will all happen in good time. Your healing, spring, flowers blooming. I can't wait either. This winter has been so trying because of all the ups and downs! Hang in there girl, I hope things will be brighter in every aspect. I know it's been ahard year for you. Hugs!! :D

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  18. What lovely images of Spring! Here's wishing you a speedy recovery! Hugs, Linda

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  19. What lovely pictures laura, makes one lomg for spring indeed. I am looking forward to the easter vacations and all the cosy traditions, bright colours and the Hot Cross Buns ;-). I am also hoping the snow will last and allow some more days skiing in the forest. When easter is over l want spring well and truly though! Enough is enough even for a winter-girl like myself :-). Hope your recovery speeds up and you soon find yourself much better and enjoying a painfree knee. All the best, Pam xx

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  20. I can't wait for spring, I am sotired and done with winter. The blahs have set in here too. I can't wait for the blooms to start.

    Cynthia

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  21. Ah, I feel so sick of winter already even without knee surgery! I can imagine what you are going through is much harder than anything that's in my life right now. Dreaming of spring with you and wishing you to get better soon.

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  22. So sorry you're feeling poorly, and the weather isn't helping. :( You're one of many blog friends from the colder parts of the country. I guess we envy y'all when your fall colors come popping out in September/October, while you envy us when spring shows up, most years, by late February around here.

    Hope you're up and around really soon, with lots of sunshine to warm your face.

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  23. Beautiful images, Laura. The path beyond the open garden gate beckons me!
    It is so hard to be patient, especially when there are things you want or need to do!

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