Monday, September 27, 2010


Hi! I am officially out of my bed and feeling better. Not 100%, but enough to not get out of breath so often. I actually went out today with the excuse of getting oxygen to some of my extremities {!!} and stopped by the Dollar Tree. Spending $47.00 really made me feel better {sorry, most of it was cleaning supplies}. I did get these cute pumpkins and made a little vignette to start out my fall decorating. This is the same side table that I had Mr. Bunny displayed on in my last 2 posts, you'd think I had no other table, but I like it's chippiness. I'm pleased with the pumpkins because I bought almost the same thing at CVS for $3.99. They are really cute to scatter around or add to other vignettes.
I also got out Saturday evening when The Husband and I went out for a quick dinner. This is what it looked like on the way home, going down the Eisenhower Expressway at 65 m.p.h. You can see the Chicago skyline just as dusk was ending.
The tall black building is the Sears Tower. Pretty pictures, aren't they? I don't know why they turned out so jazzy.

I want to thank everyone that has wished me well with this crazy cold/asthma thing. I have switched doctors and I go to my new one on Thursday. Hopefully she will start me on some medication so I don't have a trace of this left when I leave for Vegas on Saturday. Speaking of Vegas, I am mentally packed. Hopefully I haven't forgotten anything. Today I learned that the 'BIG' act we may be seeing is a ventriloquist. If any of you don't know, I am hearing impaired and read lips a lot. I thought seeing a talking puppet was a really bad joke. But we'll see.

Today I am joining in with Marty of A Stroll Thru Life and Artie at Color Outside The Lines for Tabletop Tuesday and Vignette Fridays, respectively... I may see you one more time before I leave. Have a great week! :-)


Natasha said...

Jane, I am so happy to hear that you are feeling better. I hate being sick and it sounds like you have done the right thing in finding another opinion.

I am also glad that your retail therapy has helped aid your recovery. I think you need to do more of that!

Take care and look after yourself!

Best wishes,

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love your pretty vignette Jane!
I will have to check out the dollar tree for some of those cute pumpkins!
And girl, you really had me chuckling with that ventrilquest thing.
Hey the Bears and Packers play tonight! Will Al be glued to the tv?
Guess who Dan wants to win.(hehe)
So glad your feeling better too,


Debbie said...

Hi glad you are feeling better there. Retail therapy, oh yes works like a charm, til the Visa bill comes in then you get sick again. That vignette looks really pretty too....see you have a great touch!

Gypsy Heart said...

I am so glad that you are feeling better! I hope the new Dr can treat you with some magical potion & you feel great for your trip. Be careful with all the smoke in the casinos, etc. That gets me every time. I have vertigo now ~ not fun. I'm seeing an allergist tomorrow and hoping some sort of magic will happen while I'm there. :-)

Your pumpkins are adorable! I have boxes of fall/Halloween decor but haven't felt like getting it out...or finding it all. It will be like an Easter egg hunt!

Take good care, ok? I'll be thinking of you.


Sherry said...

I am happy to hear your feeling better. Getting a new med is a great idea so you can enjoy Vegas. Love your vignette. I have always wanted the standing wheat. Your is lovely with the pumpkins on that cute little table.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh I really hope you feel better for your trip. I didn't know you were hearing impaired, that might be an odd show for you...well, you may have a story to tell when you get home.

The pumpkins looks great. I like that big gourd too!

Laura said...

Miss Jane-
I hope you have a speedy recovery and a wonderful trip.
You are the best!

White Spray Paint

Melanie said...

So glad that you are feeling better.

I do love your pictures. They look so neat. I heard that Chicago is a great city. Have fun on your trip to Vegas.

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Glad that you are feeling a touch better. Our son went to the ER last week with a terrible sinus infection, he suffers with asthma... Dr's said that this was just the worst year for allergies.
Hoping that you are feeling 100% before Vegas... such a fun place, it would be a shame to miss some of it.
LOVE your Dollar store vignette : ) Going to have to go check it out for myself tomorrow.

My Grama's Soul said...

Hi glad you are feeling better....finally able to stop by and see what you are up to.

See you are ready for fall...AND....going on a wonderful trip...Have a grand time.

Let us know all about it.



Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Jane....Glad you are feeling better! Hey, your little half table is very similiar to mine, like you said! Looks cute at the side of your sofa with the little vignette! Have fun in Vegas!~Hugs, Patti

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

So glad to hear you are feeling a bit better and are headed to a new doctor soon! I too was laughing over the ventriloquist act :) Have fun in Vegas!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The pumpkins I've see weren't that cute! As for the road trip, I always thought Chi-Town was electric!!! Glad you're feeling better:@)

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Glad you got out for some dinner and are feeling better. I have seen that scene many times coming into Chicago. Very nice!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Jane Sweetie...
I am so happy that you are feeling a little better. Please take care of yourself, you don't want to end up like me. I started out with pneumonia and asthma exacerbation and before it was over, 10 days in the hospital, and so much medication, and now I have a fold in my vocal cord and can't even talk normally. All the coughing seems to have done me in. Please be so careful sweet friend.

I love your beautiful vignette. SO gorgeous near that throw on the couch. I love it.

So you are going to Vegas. Yeah, what fun you will have. If you ever make it to Phoenix, please let me know. I would SO love to meet you sweet friend.

Take care and keep me posted with your new dr. results. I will be holding you up in prayer sweetie.

Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Sonia said...

Love those pumpkins and your chippy table vignette!! I went to the Dollar Tree a couple weeks ago and purchased 4 smaller ones! Glad you got out of the house and are feeling of my friends has been sick for a week. Take care!

Miss Bloomers

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hi Jane, glad you are feeling better. I have some orange pumpkins like you have (from CVS a few years ago) and recently got 3 white ones at the Dollar Tree. (Am I a copy cat?) You are right...they are fun to scatter around! I like your display. Oh, you mentioned the Eisenhower road....I was a little girl during his presidency and I remember that everyone said "I like Ike". He was great - like everybody's grandfather. What a great memory! Linda

Lori E said...

Wow that is a lot to spend at a Dollar store.
Have fun in Vegas. A ventriloquist? Good luck with that.

Janean said...

glad you're feeling better....dollar store can make you breath deep contented sighs (good for the oxygen) *wink*

cute buys.

Maggie B said...

Hi Jane,
So glad to hear that you are feeling better.
Retail therapy is the best!
Fingers crossed that the new Doc will have you well for LV.
Your night shots of Chicago are very interesting, I never have any success with those.
Have a great trip.

Jennifer | Sweet Simplicity said...

So glad to hear your feeling better! for retail therapy. We all need some of that from time to time.

Kerry said...

Hi Jane. So glad to hear that you're up and about and feeling a bit better. Aren't pumpkins the most amazing them! And you know what...I think creativity comes in many forms...the way we speak to others, the menus we devise, the trips we plan, the appreciation of others' creativity. And the way we place a few pumpkins! It's all relative :)

Paula said...

Glad that you are feeling better! I love your pumpkin display with the wheat. It is perfect for this time of year.

Sue said...

Janie, I do hope you start getting back to "normal" soon. It's no fun to be sick on any adventure or trip. Of course, shopping is a magnificent cure-all for anything that ails- I justify quite readily...
I want to stay well for my two upcoming trips. I have to party at a wedding in Florida next weekend and then the furniture market the following week. The sinus thing is beginning to bother me, I hope it won't manifest itself into my weird asthma- basically extreme bronchitis. I don't do the whole wheezing thing, I just hack away.
Anyway, get better so you guys can have loads of fun.
hugs, Sue

Sailing Simply said...

Lovely vignette! I really like the wheat and your pumpkins are very cute. I may have to swing by CVS, then again, better not! I have too much of that good feeling after a shopping spree too! LOL! So glad you are getting help and are on the road to recovery! I hated to hear you were suffering. Take care!

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

HI Jane , Im glad you are feeling better every day. Shopping ALWAYS helps me to get out of bed. Rest up and have a great trip to Vegas.

Theresa said...

Love you vignette and that table could be in every post... it is too precious!

Happy to hear you are feeling better and we'll continue to pray!

The night pictures make me smile! I have NEVER been to Chicago but would like to visit!

Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Karen said...

Jane, I don't know if you were serious... but I'm hearing impaired too! Significantly. I do have hearing aids, but they don't help - they just amplify without clarifying. I use CC on the television and forget having a decent conversation with my in the car of a noisy restaurant. I also have tinnitus. FUN! ...

Karen said...

Lots of typos in that comment, sorry!

Debbie @ said...

Hi Miss Jane! So sorry you have been feeling rough. I too have been going through some allergy attacks. Four boxes of kleenex later...and forget eye makeup...eyes are itching like crazy. But your therapy ideas sound like good ones to me! Hahaha...I love your little goodies. I do think you feel better already!
Blessings to you sweet one.

Debbie said...

Hi Janie~~so glad you are feeling better. Just in time for your trip.
Your little fall vignette is so pretty! Love the wheat stack!
Have fun on your Vegas venture.

Rubyred said...

Oh dear, sorry to hear you have been unwell! Love the pumpkins and the chippy table is gorgeous!
Have a wonderful time in Vegas!
Hugs Rachel x

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Jane, so glad to hear you are feeling better. Take extra good care of yourself.

Those pumpkins are adorable.

Barb xo

blueberries in the fields said...

i am sad to read you have been so sick. hope you are getting better now.
your little pumpkins are lovely, fall is cuh a nice time of the year.
try and get some rest.
sending hugs,

blueberries in the fields said...

my fingers go too fast as i type. "cuh" is for such. oops, sorry. ^_^

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

So glad you are feeling better. Your table with the bunch of wheat and all the little pumpkins is just stunning. Beautiful pictures. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Glad your feeling a bit's amazing what a little buying trip (cleaning supplies even!) can do for your health...we're all for that diagnosis :)
If we don't here from you...have a wonderful time!!

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

Nothing like a little retail therapy! Hope you're feeling completely well by Vegas!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Happy to hear that you are feeling better and yes those $1 pumpkins are just the cutest pumpkins out there! Hope you enjoy your trip!


Barb said...

Hi Jane,

I am so glad you are feeling better and had the energy to shop-hehe. That always makes me feel better.
Enjoy your time in Vegas. I bet you will be seeing Terry something(can't remember his last name). Having a bad case of CRS- can't remember stuff.

Big hugs,

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Hello~Just came over for a visit.I hope you are feeling better, not fun! I will be back.~Cheers Kim

Vanessa said...

Hi Jane! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today and leaving such sweet comments! I absolutely love your blog and have been scrolling through your past posts admiring all of your lovely decor! I just became a "follower" and look forward to seeing more of you here in blogland!

myletterstoemily said...

i'm so glad you're feeling better and
will pray for 100%.

one of my best friends is hearing
impaired and get this! she is my
pianist/accompanist. she knows the
piano so well that the notes are "in"
here. she just follows the slight
bobbing of my head for cues.

sorry about that rabbit trail . . .

your pictures are so cool or as you
say 'jazzy.' i like it when serendipitous
things like that happpen

have fun in vegas!

April said...

So good to know that you're doing better...especially in time for your Vegas trip! Woo hoo!

Janie's World said...

I hope you feel better and have fun in Vegas, Baby!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Glad that you are feeling better and have switched doctors.

Did not know that you are hearing impaired. I am, but it's simply age. Can't be thus, with you.

Still keep taking-it-easy... Even if you do feel better...

Shelia said...

Hi Janie! I'm so glad to hear you're feeling better! Sorry you've had to go through all of this!
Yep, shopping helps every time!
I'm so thrilled you'll be coming to my party.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Olive Cooper said...

Jane, I am beyond happy that you are better. Retail therapy and decorating is definitely good medicine. Love the wheat and punkin combo. hugs♥O

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Jane I hope your feeling better by Vegas...what a fun trip's one of my all time favorite places to go and have fun...lots of walking...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hi Janie! I'm glad to hear that our prayers were answered and that you're feeling better for your big trip. Yeah, I can imagine if you're hearing impaired that an act like that may be challenge for you. It'll be interesting to see what you have to post about it when you get back. :) And shopping at the Dollar Store? Fun!!! You just never know what cute little treasures you'll find - and it looks like you did a great job! :) Hugs, my friend, and have a safe and fun trip!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Life with L said...

I hope you are feeling better Jane. Thanks for stopping by and I am glad you liked my cute little ducks. Enjoy yourself...

Shabbyfufu said...

Hi Jane. Just getting caught up on blogging today and sorry to hear that you have been sick, but hoping that you are on the road to feeling better now. I always say that I have the world's worst allergies, so I can truly relate. Have a fun trip! xo, Janet

Gina said...

Very pretty vignette! Love the wheat & I can't believe the pumpkins came from the dollar store. Who would have thought?

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Jane, I'm so glad you're feeling better, even though I hadn't known that you were sick. Your pumpkins look pretty on that table, and your night time photos are so cool! I hope you have a safe and wonderful trip. laurie

Privet and Holly said...

Sweet Jane!
So glad that
you are back
on your toes,
shopping and
making vignettes : )
YOU are going
to have a blast
in Vegas. I haven't
been in two years,
so please say
hi from me!
xx Suzanne

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

glad you can get away!
especially as it's to my daughter's current home & not at all convenient for any regular visiting from this mom!
have a FAB time & get well :))
thx for your visit & comment @ FHC! so pleased to see you there!..

Pondside said...

Ah, Jane, you make me let us know if the ventriloquist is the act you see! I'm glad you're feeling a little better and are looking forward to Vegas. We'll be there in 2 and half weeks - can't wait for the sunshine. If I leave the show choice up to The Great Dane it might be something with cars or some weird thing!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I hope you are feeling much better by the time you leave for Vegas. I just love Vegas. Love your little fall vignette. I just love Dollar Tree. Your photos of Chicago are fabulous. I love how they turned out. Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment.

Sandy said...

I'm glad you are feeling better. We had the same thing going on at our house last week with my youngest. Love your little pumpkin vignette and that wonderful table. I can see why you use it, there is wonderful charactor in that peice.
Thanks for taking the time to visit and your wonderful comments.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Very warm and nice journal!..loved it:)


Kim said...

Those pumpkins were from the DOllar Store?? No Way!!! Sorry you weren't feeling well Jane - it seems everyone is getting sick around here too. Get well soon!
Kim said...

I am so happy you are feeling better:) Love your photos and the little pumpkins. I like to go to the dollar store too. It is amazing the things you can find there. Take care:)
Capers of the vintage vixens

Ashley said...

Love the little vignette you created! Glad you are feeling better. Hope you can get some meds that work so you can have a fabulous time in Vegas. I've only been once, but I had a blast!


Anonymous said...

Glad you are feeling mostly better and have a wonderful vacation.

Jane said...

Jane, I love your fall vignette. That room looks so cozy, too.

Great photos of your night out. Glad to hear you're feeling better!


linda said...

So glad you're feeling better, especially since you have a fun trip planned! Hope you have a great time!

The sight of your pumpkins just makes me smile! I've been gone so much lately that I've barely started my Fall decorating. I need to get busy!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Jane...

I'm so sorry you've had the punies... You HAVE to feel better for Vegas! Hopefully your new doctor will have the proper potion.

I just popped by the Dollar Tree too. Holy moly... I had no idea they had such great stuff.

Have a wonderful vacation dear chickie!


AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Jane! I am glad to hear that you are feeling better. Love the pumpkins and of course the pics of Chicago. Have a fun trip to Las Vegas. I'll be looking forward to your post when you return.

Lots of love,
Susan and Bentley

Penny said...

Glad you are feeling a little better Jane. Enjoy Vegas. I think I know of the ventriliquist you are going to see. Terry . . . something. He is good, but had no idea you were hearing impaired.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Jane, hope you're feeling back to normal by now, A liitle fall decorating and a dinner out really help, te he! Love your pumpkins!

Kathleen said...

Hi Jane,
So glad you are doing better! I hope you will be 100% soon!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Your pumpkins are darling!

Love your jazzy pics, those are some happenin' special effects there, girl. ;-)

Continued prayers that make a full return to health, gotta feel 100% for your fun trip!

Have a wonderful Thursday!

heartfelt living said...

Hi Jane,
I have not had a lot of computer time lately and I didn't realize you were not feeling well, but I'm so happy to hear you are now feeling better.

Your home looks just lovely. I love your mercury pumpkin! Oh and Abby and the doggies look too cute!
Have a wonderful vacation.

Take care sweet friend,

Rebecca said...

Hello there
Glad you are feeling better... your house looks so festive! Love the wheat... I haven't done a thing yet, just seems there is just too much to do these days
Blessings to you