Monday, December 10, 2012

'TIS THE SEASON!


On a serious note, The Husband is having his surgery tomorrow.  He'll be in the hospital for at least a week.  I really thought I was ready for this but yesterday I was really down...worried, scared, depressed and anxious all at once.  It really hit me that I was going to see him in pain for the first time in our lives.  That I would be with him all day and come home at night alone.  Life is so filled with curve balls.  Today I resolved to be strong, positive and purposeful.  He has been fasting for 24 hours already and the surgery isn't until noon tomorrow.  I feel so bad for him.  Yesterday I made a huge Sunday dinner for him and baked cookies.  Your prayers would be so appreciated.

Well, I have to go now.  I might bring my laptop to the hospital if possible but if I don't you know why I haven't visited.  I can keep track of comments and emails on my phone.  I've loaded up my Nook with new books and magazines and when he has visitors I can sneak off to Michigan Ave. 2 blocks away to Christmas shop.  Now, be good elves and enjoy the spirit of Christmas!  :)

60 comments:

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

Prayers for your hubby Jane... and for you as well... I am thinking of you... xoxo Julie Marie

Deserae said...

Your cake looks so delicious and those little measuring spoons are darling! I have never tried to make a dried garland but yours is so cute I might have to try one?!?!?! I will be praying for you and your husband that his surgery goes well and he makes a speedy recovery :o)
~Des

AshTreeCottage said...

You have my prayers for both you and for your husband. Don't worry too much. Two friends of mine just went through some very tricky surgeries and came through just fine and are both back at work weeks earlier than expected. I know we always worry about our loved ones, but I just know your dear hubby will be fine and ready to celebrate Christmas. Have fun shopping on Michigan Avenue. Wish I could be there with you!!!

Big Hugs, Lots of Love and Prayers,
Susan and Bentley

Susie said...

Hugs and prayers for you and your husband. I pray he does well and recovers quickly. I can't believe your daughter is getting married. Love her shoes....you know I have major shoe envy...I have arthritis and can't wear heels or pretty shoes. Take care of yourself Blondie, you have to be strong. xoxo,Susie

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sounds like you're chipping away at the Christmas chores Jane! Love the orange garland and think it will be adorable with the greens! Wishing Hubby a speedy recovery:@)

It's me said...

I hope your husband is doing well....and will recover soon.......i Will pray for you both....please let is kow ow everything Goes.........love from me...xxx...14 days to go.......x



Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

My thoughts and prayers are definitely with you and hubby, Jane! I know it's hard, but be strong around him. I'm sure it will keep him from worrying if he doesn't see you upset or anxious. Lists are great. Like you, I tend to lose track of them, too. I've started using a notebook instead of scraps of paper. It seems to help. : )

Debby said...

Hoping and praying that all goes well. It will be a long week for sure. I will be thinking about you.

Marla and Steve said...

I will be praying for your husband. It's so hard not to worry, I know.

Your daughter found the perfect shoe. It's magnificant - can a shoe be called that? Well, it's gorgeous.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Sending your husband good healing thoughts Jane for his recovery after surgery.
Hugs,
Penny

Lori said...

Sending lots of love and prayers your way Jane and know that he will be just fine. Love Emily's shoes ~ they are so pretty. We also got our tree yesterday and I hope to bring it in Wed night so I can start putting the lights on it on Thurs night. My Jan copy of Canadian Living is thin thin especially compared to the double fat issue of Dec! Again ~ love and prayers coming your way. xo

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Jane,
I have missed something. What is hubby's surgery for? Prayers are with you and for his speedy recovery. Drop me a line when you can.
xoxo

wendy said...

I am so sorry to hear about your husband having to undergo surgery tomorrow. I....as well as many of your friends I am sure, will have your family in our prayers.
Everythings else, like decorating and Christams parties etc. seem kind of frivolous when we look at the really important things in our lives
like family, love, and good health

myletterstoemily said...

i will be praying for a swift recovery for
your husband and for peace for you.

your garland is beautiful!

NanaDiana said...

Jane, I will be praying for your hubby tomorrow. MyHero has had two serious surgeries in our marriage- one was brain surgery and the other was cancer surgery-both of which were successful. But it is scary when we see someone that is a strong force in our lives brought to their bed by surgery.

Tete is also having surgery tomorrow and I have a post going up for her. Would you like me to tag your hubby's name on there for prayer, too? Let me know-I won't do it without an okay from you.

Love the shoes and can't wait to see the daughter's wedding coming together- xo Diana

Babs said...

Jane, It's tough having a loved one in surgery. I'll keep you both in my prayers and the doctors who will be taking care of him. Do let us know how he's doing after surgery. Your orange slice garland looks great. I dried some last year for simmering potpourri last year. Take care,
Babs

Diane Mars said...

My thoughts are with you~ Hugs and warm wishes for all to go well.. stay strong.

Beth said...

Prayers for your husband that the surgery tomorrow goes well.

I depend on lists too, I am lost without them.

Balisha said...

It seems to me that you have so much to do, but then..you are younger than me and can still scramble.

I hope that your husband's surgery goes well and he's back home before you know it without too much pain. I'll pray for him and you too.
Balisha ((HUGS))

Shirley said...

Hi Jane, You will be in my thoughts and prayers tomorrow. I will pray that everything goes well and for a speedy recovery. I stayed most of the time 24/7 with hubby but then I sign for his health. I loved your daughters shoes. The wedding will be here before you know it. You will find yourself talking with strangers as the surgery is going on and it really helps. Take care. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

Barbara F. said...

Wishing all the best to your husband for a successful surgery and speedy recovery. Your tree looks great, just as is. xo

xinex said...

I'll be praying for Al, Janie. Hope he recovers fast. I like the orange garland, really cute and different and I can imagine the citrucy fragrance. The tree looks full and nice. Emily's shoes are stunning. She will look so pretty, can't wait to see her with the gown. Take care, don't be too worried. I am sure Al is in good hands and will be fine...Christine

Mary said...

You know how much Bob and I are thinking about your dear husband...........we pray all will go well Jane dear and he will soon be home enjoying the Christmas celebrations with you and the family.

Stay strong - wish I could be there waiting with you - but I promise I will have you close to my heart.

Love and hugs - keep in touch please.
Mary (and Bob) XX

Theresa said...

I'll be praying for both of you! Let us hear how he is when you get a chance!

OH YES to making a list, gotta have one! The orange garland is precious! AND that cake, I'll take a piece as my bedtime snack!

BIG HUGS and lots of prayers from my heart to yours!

Linda said...

I have been so busy with the quads lately I have missed a few of your sweet, chatty posts! They always make me feel like we just sat down and visited for a bit!

Prayers for you and your husband! My God grant you a peace that passes understanding.You can DO this!! You WILL do this!

Deb said...

Hi Jane
Thoughts & prayers for you and your husband ♥

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I guess I missed a post or something, but prayers for all of you. Keep us posted.

Melanie said...

Let's see if I can remember all I wanted to comment on. :-) First of all, I will definitely be praying for your hubby. And for you, too. I sympathize w/him on the being hungry before surgery. I had to go through the same thing a few years ago before my hysterectomy. #miserable

Emily's shoes are stunning. At first when I saw them and hadn't read your words yet, I thought they were shoes for you and I was thinking, "Wow! She can actually walk in those?!" Yeah, unfortunately I've become the age where I actually need...dare I admit...comfortable shoes.

Your orange garland is lovely! I bet it smells delicious.

I got my January issue of BH&G in the mail today and same as you, was very disappointed in how skimpy it was. I noticed the same thing with the Jan. issue of Real Simple magazine. Boo-hiss!

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Jane, thoughts and prayers for you and Hubby......love your orange slice garland, so pretty........Blessings Francine.

Designs By Pinky said...

I will be praying for you both. I hope he recovers quickly and you all have a beautiful Christmas together!! Please try to let s know how he is. The wedding shoes are gorgeous! The year before our daughters wedding (and the wedding itself) were the happiest days of my life. We did everything together and had a blast. Enjoy every min ute, Jane. XO, Pinky

Something Nice and Pretty said...

You have my prayers to for you both! He will do fine and you just stay as calm as you can for him. He will be back and sitting in his favorite chair before you know it:)
The cake has made me so hungry, looks delicious!

Paula@SweetPea said...

I hope all goes well with your husband's surgery. Give us an update when you can.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Please know Dan and I are sending prayers and good thoughts for you and Alan.
Jane, I love your orange swag and your beautiful cake too!
Will be thinking of you all day, call me if you need an ear to listen.
Big Hugs friend,
Cindy
p.s. I will e-mail you soon. My Mom had a stroke and all of a sudden it's really changed here too.

Jacqueline said...

Oh, Jane. I am thinking of you both! I pray all goes well. It is such a busy time of year too and I hope he recovers quickly.

I love your orange garland. What a fun and festive look hanging on the window. I will be thinking of you dear!

Maggie said...

Cake looks gorgeous, ditto the shoes!
Keep your chin up dear Blondie, be strong for both of you and remember your friends here in blogland are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers.

Laurie said...

Oh dear Blondie, I will keep you and your husband in my prayers, I love the garland you made its lovely, beautiful shoes too! A wedding is such an exciting time,

Kathleen Grace said...

I am praying that the surgery will be successful and all will be well Jane! Love the garland and the cake looks wonderful:>) Hubby will soon be home and you can bake some goodies and pamper him for Christmas:>)

Sending love
Kathy

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Dear Jane,
Such yummy and pretty around your place!
You are all in my prayers.
Girls like "us" know how to hit a curve ball out of the park!
~Lynne
w/L.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers. Keep us posted!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Jane:

I love reading your posts. Your orange garland is so pretty, you could even use it as garland on your tree. I will be thinking of your husband during his surgery. Hope all is well.

Take care.

Sarah said...

Jane, you know that both you and your sweet husband are in my thoughts and prayers. Not an easy thing to face and even more difficult during this busy season. Sounds like you are on top of everything. Take care of yourself. You will be in my thoughts........Sarah

Stacey said...

My thoughts and prayers with the hubby regarding the surgery. I know you must be anxious, but he'll be fine!:-). Yes, a list is always a great idea and that cake looks delish! Thinking of you and tons of virtual hugs coming your way! XX

Donna said...

Hi Jane,
I sure will pray for your husband, and for you too! Praying for a successful surgery and recovery. Sending you big hugs, take care!

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Best wishes to your husband on his surgery. Hope he is home and feeling good by Christmas.

We haven't gotten our tree yet -- waiting for the kids to come home. Probably won't go to the tree farm until the 22nd! I am beginning to think about decorations, but have been busy in the kitchen. Four kinds of Christmas cookies baked and in the freezer. Two more to go!

Hang in there! Wishing all good things!

NanaNor's said...

Hi Jane, I just came by from Diana's blog to say hello and tell you I am praying for your sweet man today. May the Lord lead the surgeon's hands and my peace overtake you and yours. Praying he is up and around before you know it.
Hugs, Noreen

Annmarie Pipa said...

lots going on at your place!! good luck to you and your husband..i will pray for you both.
oh those shoes..just gorgeous.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Hope all goes well with your huds Jane. I will be sure to pray for him. Take care and bring him home soon.

Blessings,
Linda

Karen said...

Sending prayers and healing thoughts your husbands way, Jane.. lovely holiday touches, gotta do those orange slices! I bet they smell heavenly.

Sonia said...

First of all will be praying for your hubbie and for your calmness during his surgery! Your cake looks yummy and you did a great job on your orange garland! I have been wanting to make them for outside and place them out on the cedars for the birds. Don't know if I'll have time until I get back! Enjoy your holiday and I'm sure you will be a wonderful nurse for your hubbie! Merry Christmas!
Miss Bloomers

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Praying for you and Your sweet Husband...
Be encouraged my friend.
Trust.
xo.

Charlene said...

Looks like you have a real grip on the holidays with list in hand! HOPE HUBBY IS DOING WELL! It is scarry when they have "issues" & aren't there as usual. Things in our life can change in an instant so we each must be thankful for the blessings we have! I'll send healing hugs & prayers. Be sure to take care of you! Being a nurse is HARD WORK! I remember all to well when hubby had heart surgery 2 years ago. It will all be behind you soon. Enjoy the holidays & preparing for the wedding. YOU ARE BLESSED MY FRIEND! HUGS! Charlene

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh dear Jane....praying here for that beautiful husband of yours.....

xoxox

Jo

Bella said...

Hi Jane,
I love your orange slice wreath, I'll bet is smells amazing, I gotta make one!!
I hope you are doing OK today... I am keeping you and your husband in my thoughts and wish you both a smooth day, and easy recovery.
Big Hugs,
Bella

Terra said...

I am praying that your hubby's surgery was completely successful and that he will recover completely. That is tough for each of you to go through, and I hope your Christmas is full of blessings. Hugs from me in California.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Does that cake ever look de-lish Jane!! Thinking of you and the husband....sending prayers for a quick recovery :)

bj said...

Your cake AND the orange banner are both luscious looking.

I pray all goes well with your Hubs and that he is on the road to recovery very soon.
xo bj

Privet and Holly said...

Hi, sweet friend. I
hope this note finds
your dear hubby doing
GREAT! Love your
pretty, natural decor.
That is the way that
I'm rolling this year,
as well. Hope you
continue to stay calm!

xo Suzanne

Chatelaine said...

Will pray for your husband's quick recovery.

I have not decorated yet either. Glad to hear I am not the only one.

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

I hope your husband is doing well. Your garland is lovely and makes me want to create some myself. Take care.

Carol said...

Oh dear, I'm such a bad bloggy friend! I didn't know your hubby was having surgery because it's been way too long since I visited. Please forgive me, Jane. I know from reading all of your posts now, that he is on the mend and you were able to have a grand Christmas. It's so hard when our "rocks" take a little crumble and all of a sudden we have to be the rocks. We are very capable, but it's just scary and doesn't feel right. Got to keep these guys healthy. I'm so happy that it is all working out positively.

Everything looks so pretty -- very cozy and inviting!

Hugs,
Carol