Tuesday, September 21, 2010


This picture doesn't look like fall, does it?. Maybe I am suffering from fall overload {or maybe I just haven't unpacked my fall things}, but this little bunny 'man servant' makes me smile and he is out year round. I have really been under the weather with asthma for the past 5 days. Usually it affects me when I have a cold, but I don't. To make matters worse, my doctor is on vacation and it doesn't seem his partner knows quite how to treat me {or doesn't want to treat me without seeing me, for which he has no time...see what I am getting to here?}. So I am doing as little as possible so I don't get out of breath; reading, watching t.v., and drinking a lot of strong coffee and tea, which really helps me breathe. I also do medicated breathing treatments every 4 hours and that helps a lot. Woe to me.

Son Kevin and his fiance, Mary Clare are supposed to come to dinner tomorrow {if I feel up to it}. I am thinking of making chicken because Kevin is such a meat & potatoes man and I don't know what Mary Clare likes. It would be neat if she was wide open because I have really gotten away from having company for dinner since my mother in law and my good friend Henry passed away. I used to make huge dinners...nothing simple about what I do, and just had the most fun spending all day with the cookbooks flung open and the kitchen a mess. I really have to get to know this girl better. Dinner was Kevin's idea and I think he is more interested in having a good meal then he is in showing off Mary Clare.

We leave for Vegas next week, our yearly trip with the whole gang of couples. I hope I am not sick. I guess I can lie by a pool as easily as I can in my bed. I have gotten away from playing the slots as much as when we first started going. Those tokens just don't seem like money to me. And I have gone from playing the dollar slots to the quarter slots. Now I just need to go out and do some clothes shopping. In spite if the heat in Vegas, the casinos are cold. I usually live in jeans and nice tops unless we are doing something fancy. And I don't know what fancy thing we are doing this year, last year it was seeing Cher. Again, I hope I'm not sick. Woe to me.

Well, this is about all I have to ramble on about today...I'll just be taking it easy and waiting this asthma out. When I feel better, I'll head out to Kohls and Macy's to check out the clothes. I suppose ruffles are still in style. I look like an idiot in ruffles. Woe to me.


Kathy@ Gone North said...

Well, your little bunny is too cute! Put some candy corn in his platter & it will look/feel like fall : )
Congrats on the new DIL to be... I have 3 & could not be happier with the girls my sons chose.
And I am jealous on the Vegas trip. A very fun place to visit. (though this past winter I couldn't win to save my life : )
SOooo... sit by the pool & recover, & with the desert climate, alergies should clear up a little. Have fun!

stefanie said...

I love bunnies!!!
sounds like you are a busy woman,,,how fun..VEGAS!!!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Jane...praying you're feeling better in no time! Enjoy your dinner with son & his fiance. Sounds like a good opportunity to get to know her better. I am a HUGE production person when it comes to company for supper but have come to realize that the most important part are the people and sometimes some nice soup and a bread is the best. Good food and fellowship is good for the body and soul :)

Take care sweet friend!

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

Hope you feel better soon!
I keep a little rabbit out year round too. He's black so I figure I can get away with it.
You're blessed to be able to share dinner with your family. I'd love to be with mine, eating anything!
Have fun on your trip!

Theresa said...

I love the cute little bunny! Hope you feel better as each day goes by!

I am going to Vegas soon too for my 25th Wedding Anniversary! Can't wait!

Have a blessed day and rest! HUGS!

Brenda Kula said...

I would have no idea what the fashion trends are, because I live in shorts and t-shirt. The better to garden in, my dear. I remember when you went with these couples last year. I believe you mentioned something about wondering what to talk about. And I thought: Precisely why I never attend parties!

sissie said...

Litte bunny is cute! Wow, I wish I could take a trip to Vegas. My problem is that I don't want to leave the casinos, because I love the slots. I could play them all day, that is, if I'm winning! LOL.

Hope you feel better.


Mimi said...

Oh, Jane, I hope you get your asthma under control before you leave for Vegas.
Just enjoy your dinner with your son and future daughter-in-law. Everything will fall into place.
Cute little bunny!

Coloradolady said...

Jane, I hope you feel better soon...that is not fun I know, have had asthma for years. Loved your little bunny....nice change from all the fall decor! Have a great afternoon.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi Jane. Sorry to hear about the asthma giving you fits. We are having trouble with awful allergies. I can't believe how it effects everything you do! You think about it as soon as you get up because you can't get away from it. So I understand your frustration. Glad to see you post today though...even if it seemed like rambling! Big smile.

Chrissy said...

Oh poor you,feel better soon! I love ruffles,but I can't seem to find any here,for me or the house!! x0x0

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Hope you're feeling better soon!

Vegas... what fun! And as for ruffles, I'm wearing a ruffled blouse today and sometimes I think I look like a clown. lol

Debbie said...

Hope you feel better Jane. Have a wonderful time. Cute bunny, he can stay all year:)

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I hope you're feeling better in time for your Vegas trip Jane. Enjoy yourself :-) Your little bunny is cute.

Marydon said...

G'day Jane ~ So hope you get to feeling better before your trip. Enjoy your dinner with the kid-lings ... they'll be happy no matter what you serve.

Have a great day ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

My Crafty Little Page said...

Sorry you're not feeling good, Janie...maybe the dry desert air will help you breathe better. Oh yes...you need to find out your dil to be's likes and favorites! Have fun with the family dinner. xoxo Nancy

Sailing Simply said...

So sorry you aren't feeling well. It certainly does make everything seem so much worse then it is. I do hope you can get some treatment soon to help you before your trip. That sounds like something to look forward too. Give the bunny a big orange or pumpkin covered bow and some acorns and he'll look just great!

Debbie said...

Hi Jane~so sorry to hear you aren't feeling well.
Fill the bunnie's dish with acorns, or candy corn to give him a fall look.
How lucky you are to go to Vegas!
Hope you are doing better soon.

Julie Marie said...

Hi Jane... so sorry you don't feel well... asthma and allergies are the worst... love your little bunny butler and I think he is adorable, for fall too... maybe he could carry some little Indian corn candies or m&m's??? Hope you do feel like going on your vacation... will look forward to seeing your Vegas pictures... xoxo Julie Marie

Karen said...

I look like an idiot in ruffles too... feel better!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Wow...Whoa to you....sounds like you are not having a good week with the cold and all. Sometimes colds are so miserable when the weather is still nice. I hope you start to feel better so you will have a good time in Vegas. Sitting by the pool relaxing is not bad either, though!~Hugs, Patti

Penny said...

Jane, I hope you feel better soon. My SIL in Dowagiac wanted you to know about an antique sale Oct. 13, 14, and 15th at a Hall near Dowagiac. It is a tradition in the area and Barb organizes it and has a booth. You can contact her at origbarbie@hotmail.com if you would like more info. She likes your blog but hasn't figured out how to contact you.

Enjoy Vegas,

Sandra said...

What a cute little bunny! I hope you start to feel better in time to go on your trip. (HUGS)

Donna said...

I have a bunny "man servant" too, but he is black...I love him!! No, he doesn't look,like fall but he could hold some candy corn for Halloween...ha! Congrats to your son and have fun in Vegas!!

Olive Cooper said...

Jane, I am really concerned that your doctor's partner is not paying proper attention to you. I am a RN and I fully realize how serious asthma is. I would certainly have a word with your doc about it later. Kathy is right the LV air might help. Rest up! hugs♥olive

Sarah said...

Ditto the idea of candy corn in the bunny's dish. Take care of yourself and get better for your trip. Vegas climate should be good for you. Have a terrific time! ~ Sarah

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Bunnies are always in season! Hope you feel better for your trip. Sounds like you are going to be very busy for some time! Linda

Rebecca said...

Hope you have a wonderful time in Vegas. Wish I was going so I could lounge by a pool! :)

We are going on a trip, too. We are going to Tennessee and also to Georgia for B&B getaway. I'm excited!

Now...more about my sister's teacher she found. She heard back from her making a reunion a sure thing! Soooo thrilled at the thought!


xinex said...

I love your bunny, Janie. He is so cute. I have my bunnies all year round too and I love my bunnies. Kerri was here visiting one time and she said she just realized how much bunnies I have and she started counting. LOL! I have a lot of everything, actually. So sorry, you are not feeling well. Hope tha ashtma is short lived. Enjoy Vegas!!...Christine

Scribbler said...

I so hope that you feel better soon!

That's the first thing.

The second thing is maybe you might like MC. I cannot tell you the parade of floozies my son has brought home! He is now a movie producer in Hollywood, and I still have no DIL or Grandchildren, and I don't think it is likely that I ever will.

Sooooo, take it easy, feel better and enjoy Vegas!

Jennifer@SweetSimplicity said...

Sorry about the asthma. I get that from time to time and suffered with it quite a bit during childhood-allergies too. I know what a damper it can put on things! Vegas sounds like so much fun and luckily they blow in a constant stream of fresh air into the casinos. Have fun!!!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Jane I hope you feel better soon. Enjoy that trip to Vegas!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

aww jane, I'm so sorry to hear you arent feeling well... get better quick so you can enjoy your trip and friends.. Bunny Servant looks great and I dont blame you a bit for leaving him out all year...

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I'm not a ruffle girl either and they are on everything! I do think the cardigans look cute, but I haven't tried one on yet.

Hopefully the Vegas weather will help with the asthma. I get it after a cold too and I find that good old fashioned Vicks on my chest (like when I was 5) helps some.

We just started going to Casinos a few years ago when we started our MI trips. We do penny slots and never spend more than $20. We are such big spenders!

Kathleen said...

Feel better, Jane.
I don't like ruffles either or animal prints. :)

Diane said...

Well girlfriend, I sure hope you start feeling better and that dinner sounds like a great idea! Have fun shopping for Vegas! oxox, Diane

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Ruffles and layer them!
I think you would look great in ruffles. But i understand, sometimes we judge harder on ourselves...i hope your asthma goes away...My boys is having problems with it too. it's allergy season. He always get it in Fall. So i hope it will be gone for Vegas. I don't gamble too. I rather shop too. They have amazing stores there!
Thank you so much for your visits. You know, you are the best and always make me smile.
Big hugs,

Shirley said...

I hope you are feeling better. They say this summer has been the worse for allergies and asthma. I know my allergies have been bad. we have a son who has chemical asthma, so I can relate to how your are feeling. I know I went to Sun Valley with pneumonia. My daughter and daughter-in-law finished packing my bags and I am so glad that I went. Just enjoy the desert air, which might be a big help. Have a great trip and enjoy the family get together with your new daughter-in-law to be. Your Missouri Friend.

Low Tide High Style said...

I posted a comment earlier but it was lost in cyberspace! Hang in there, and I hope you are feeling better very soon!

And I know just what you mean about losing loved ones and things just never being the same again! Try turning on a few of their favorite tunes, put on something you love to wear and break out those pots, pans, and bags of flour to whip up a few cherished memories! You'll slowly find that even without those special people right beside you, they are still very much a part of who you are and they'll be celebrating and cooking right along with you!

I hope you are fit as a fiddle by the time your Vegas trip rolls around!

Kat :)

Charlene said...

Hope your doc can see you soon! It's no fun to feel bad & not get the help you need. Cute bunny fellow. I'm sure he can Nurse you back to smiling. Take care my friend! HUGS!


Hi Jane, I hope you start feeling better soon! Don't wait for your Doctor to come back if you still don't feel well tomorrow. Sometimes we really have to push for the best care that we deserve so don't be afraid to do that with the Doctor that is covering for your Doctor. Don't you love me lecturing you? In all seriousness I hope you are feeling great before your trip. I don't like the Casino any more. When I was younger it seemed more fun and exciting to me, not so much now. I hope you have a great time and when you come back you can decorate then. Miss you so much!

Pondside said...

Fingers crossed that the doctor will see you soon - and that the nice, dry Vegas air will do you good.
I'll be there at the middle of October - can't wait!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hope you are feeling better soon! The bunny rabbit is adorable! Take care and enjoy your trip! :)

Flaviana said...

Dear Jane
I so hope you're feeling better soon for your dinner, your trip and -most important- for the shopping :-))
I love ruffles too ,even if they don't suit me at all- I suppose the trick is finding the right way and body-area to wear them ;)
Get well sweetie!xxxx

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Your so cute Jane!
I hope you feel better soon my dear. I know how you feel about ruffles, they look cute but when I try them on they look very strange on me.
Vegas sounds fun! Think of me when your there, I may be in the delivery room.

Anonymous said...

Hope you are feeling better soon, Jane!!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

So sorry about the asthma! Just as sorry, that you are Your-Own-Doctor-Less! -le sigh-

Don't you have Rx's, for what he usually gives you? Perhaps when he comes back, you should "talk turkey" to him, about not leaving you in the lurch again.

He can leave. Just leave you with the ability to help yourself, while he's gone.

Heaven's Walk - said...

Oh, you poor girl, you! :( I know how lousy I feel when I have a stinking little cold. I can't imagine how it feels to have asthma. I will keep you in my prayers, sweetie! And even if you don't feel better before you leave, I know that the nice dry air of NV will certainly help as you lounge by the pool. :) Hugs to you ~

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Deserae said...

Your little bunny is very cute...he just needs a little fall accessory and he will be all set! I'm sorry you are not feeling well. I hope you are back to feeling like your old self very soon!!!!!! Have fun in Vegas :o)

Kathleen Grace said...

I think the bunny butler is adorable. Who says all our seasonal decorating has to come out of the same boring box?
I hope you feel better soon, do you think your doctor will be back brfore your trip?

KarenHarveyCox said...

Hi Jane,
I hope that your feeling better, especially for your trip. Las Vegas is such a fun place, especially if you are going with a group of friends.

Have a wonderful time.


Audra said...

Your bunny is just darling. He reminds me of Peter Cottontail, just raiding the farm for a few tasty treats.

Vegas is perfect for resting...My husband goes to conventions twice a year there, one for the job, one for the second job/hobby. I spend the day lazing around and even have a spa treatment or two. Who says you have to gamble when visiting Vegas?

Pamela said...

When i first laid eyes on the bunny my mind said Oh no not Easter already lol !!! I've yet to get used to summer being gone!
I love your bunny though Jane...I collect them. My son was born in the year of the rabbit so it has meaning to me.
Pamela xo

Kerry said...

I really hope you're feeling better soon Jane. Your comment about the ruffles cracked me up! I have several rabbits that are always on display too :)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

wow, I think everyone I know is under the weather...and I think the weather may be the culprit...I have felt yuk all week....Hope you are feeling better

Sharing with Sherri said...

Your lil bunny is real cute Jane! Just buy some Fall floral picks and stick one on his tray! They are a great quick Fall fix.
And it sounds like a nice vacation might just be what you need to help you feel better... I hope so sweetie!

Take care,

Rettabug said...

What a bummer, to feel so lousy at this nice time of year! I bet the pollen is a contributing factor...it has been awful this year & my allergies the worst ever.
I hope you feel better in time for your trip. Its been ages since we went to Vegas. *sigh* "Woe to me" LOL

Loved seeing your pretty new decorations & your pretty new soon-to-be DIL, too! Congrats to the young handsome son.

April said...

Aww, Jane...sure hope you feel better real soon! Chris was diagnosed with asthma a few months ago and it's made it nearly impossible for him to run anymore. In fact, he has a follow-up appt. on Monday. hope you have a blast in Vegas!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your bunny, Jane! Congrats on your son's engagement! I'm sure, like most things when they grow up, it is bittersweet. I hope you feel better soon, especially with a dinner and a trip to Vegas in the near future!

bj said...

I agree with KATHY..candy corn makes ANYthing look fallish. Love your little bunny.

Vegas!! Woo hoo...such a fun place.
Sure hope you are feeling better when you go. Just take along a 'little black dress' and you'll be up for whatever might come along.:))
Feel better!!
xo bj

Sandi (Meme) said...

I hope you get to feeling better real soon. I remember last year you weren't exactly looking forward to Vegas. What? you ask? How can Sandi remember that I went to Vegas last year? Well.....I was going to be in Chicago the same weekend that you were going to be going to Vegas. My daughter was in the Chicago Marathon! Soo? That's how I remember! I'll be thinking of you - and this year hoping you have a lot of fun! or relaxation around the pool. Sandi

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

oh Jane....so sorry you feel so yulk! hoping that you get better real soon...we'd hate for you to go to Vegas sick! so...lots of rest & well wishes are coming your way :)
Karla & Karrie

Jane said...

I hope you feel better, Jane. As far as the shopping goes, Kohl's has some nice things right now. When you're feeling better, go and have fun. If you're looking for fancy, they have some nice Vera Wang items right now.


Julie@beingRUBY said...

Dear Jane
I hope you feel better soon.... and take care out their in the dry heat in Vegas...

I was just looking again at your sidebar shots of your kids.. I love the Christmas shot.. so sweet..

Take care xxxx Julie

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Hope you start feeling better soon and have a great time in VEGAS!


Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Janie,
I hope you're feeling much better by now. How frustrating about the doctor's partner, so sorry to hear. So why does the coffee/tea help you breathe better... just curious because of my allergies.

I want to thank you so much for taking the time to comment on my post about my sweet cat, Gigi, it means a lot to me and I carry all the kind comments along in my heart with her memory. Thank YOU so very much.

Kathleen Ellis said...

Hey Jane! I hope you are feeling better by now! No fun when you can't breathe
Put some acorns, nuts and leaves on your bunny servants tray and he'll look like he's a "fall bunny"!
Thanks so much for stopping by...I always love to hear from you...have fun in Vegas...and think happy healthy thoughts...you'll feel better!
;-D Kathleen

Sherry said...

I am so sorry you are under the weather with the asthma. I don't like to hear that. I had a 4 year old with asthma and he has now "grown" out of it, but It was not a fun adventure. He much older now has also had a "croupy" cough all week and not felt well. I am hoping you feel much better soon so you can enjoy your trip and go shopping for clothes!

koralee said...

Happy fall my friend...I love your bunny.

You are a busy gal..have fun. xoxoxo

Tina said...

Hi Jane. I am so sorry to hear you have been so unwell. I hope that by the time you read this you have started to feel better. Sending you all my love and of course best wishes for your Vegas trip (I was married in Vegas, so holds a special place in my heart). ENJOY and take care ~ Tina xx

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love that bunny. Maybe fill him with pinecones or tiny pumpkins.

I do hope you are better soon. Vegas should be enjoyed.

Prayers for you.

KarenB said...

Hope you're feeling better since this last post! Have fun in Vegas! It's going to be really hot out here.

Mary said...

I'm really sorry that you are under the weather from your asthma Jane. My daughter suffered as a teen and we had several close calls with her, fortunately she outgrew it and never seems bothered any longer. It's a scary illness and I hope so much you will soon have relief and can go enjoy your Vegas trip.