Saturday, February 28, 2015

Don't Give Up On Me


I finally saw a hand specialist on Tuesday - cortisone shots in my wrist and thumb, a heavy duty brace and 2 impending surgeries.


Using the computer is difficult - I was visiting everyone, but not leaving comments.


And then, my 11 month old MacBook Pro decided to go dark so I am not visiting anyone or responding to emails until I get my laptop back on Tuesday.


I can shop and found a great little cart when I was buying the number 3.


And I can do some decorating so the little cart is now dressed up in the entry with some of my mother's vintage linens.


I will be back visiting blogs as soon as my laptop is home, but please forgive me for not commenting or responding quickly to your emails.

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82 comments:

Consider It All Joy said...

Never giving up on you, you got my 'favorite' number 3! I try to purchase 3's because of my 3 granddaughters :) That cart is to die for, so cute!!!! I do hope that the shots help your hand, but sorry you will need to have surgery, will be praying that they are easy and quick recoveries!!! Take care of that hand, Carol!! Blessings to you #3 girl!!!

Patricia @ Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

AW!
You poor thing... so sorry about the hand. I do hope the shots helped give some relief. Maybe not having the computer... will help and be more therapeutic than anything else.
Although, I know not having the computer is also stressful. We rely on them for everything now days!
I laughed at 'buying the 3' ... and that little cart ? ADORABLE!
I would have bought it...
and a "4"... ;)

NanaDiana said...

Ah, Carol. You poor girl. I am sorry you have to suffer through all that with your hand. I hope it does not become too hard to deal with pain wise. Good luck with your computer. I hate when I have computer problems. xo Diana

cynthia lee designs said...

So sorry to hear that you are having problems with your hand. Hope your computer works like new when you get it back. I think of you every time I go into my dining room and see the blessed banner that you made for me hanging on the quilt rack.
hugs,
Cindy

20 North Ora said...

Sorry about your hand. Hopefully the shots will help. Too bad about your computer. Not a good week, eh?

Here's hoping this is a better week.

Judy

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Carol I'm so sorry to hear about the issues your having with your hand...I hope the cortisone shots helped with some of the pain.
LOVE your new cart...it looks great with your moms vintage linens! Feel better:-)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Ouch on the hand! I hope you get some relief! Love the #3 and that little cart is amazing. Glad you are able to shop and decorate at least. Don't worry about comments, just get better!
hugs,
Linda

Kirby Carespodi said...

Take care of that hand!

Cozy Little House said...

No worries. And please take care of yourself. I know where you are. I've had multiple surgeries on my wrists, right hand and right thumb.
Brenda

Connie said...

Give up on you? Never! I am so sorry about your hand,
it is nice to hear that you still feel like shopping :)
Love the little cart.
Your number collection is adorable . . . happy that you found your "3".
Keep Smiling,
Connie :)

Katie Mansfield said...

I'm so sorry. I hope you are feeling better soon.

Pondside said...

Poor, poor hand! I hope you are able to take it easy (as easy as you can!) and heal - or at least heal enough to be ready for the surgery. Give up on you? Not likely!!!

My Little Home and Garden said...

No need to respond at all, Carol. I just want to wish you well on getting that hand back in working order!

Karen

Lorrie said...

Aw, Carol, I'm so sorry about your hand AND your computer. But more sorry about the hand! Still you've managed some pretty decorating. We won't give up on you!

ANNE said...

Hope your hand heals soon - or at least, feels a lot better! Do you only have three fingers or is it just the angle??? Happy end-of-February!!

xox

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh Carol, I am so sorry that you are having problems with your hand. I had so many problem with my computer. I brought a lap top through the internet and got a terrific deal on it. My neighbor's nephew gave me a computer that is not a lap top with all the bells and whistles, so now I have two and one maybe. LOL
Take care of yourself and hope that the shots help.
Hope we get rain - I have been waiting all day and nothing. I really don't think they know what is going to happen.
Mary

Ivy and Elephants said...

So sorry about your hand, Carol. Take care and know that we understand and are thinking of you.
Big hugs,
Patti

Patty Antle said...

So sorry to hear about your hand. I hope you feel better soon. Love the basket, especially filled with your precious linens.

Jann Olson said...

Oh you cute thing, we would never give up on you! Hope that your hand heals quickly!! Love, love the cart and you have staged it simply delightful. How wonderful to have those gorgeous linens.
hugs,
Jann

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Sorry to hear about your hand, Carol...it does sound like they have a good plan for getting you better again! Love your wonderful new cart!

Susan said...

I'm all for shopping therapy. No fun to be in a brace, I hope it gets fixed soon.

Kim said...

Thinking of you Carol and hoping you are feeling better very soon. It sounds like it might be a long road. The cart is adorable and I love looking at your pretty pictures on Instagram. I hope that you are still able to post there, it looks like you really enjoy that! :)

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Dear sweet Carol,
Oh how I wish you didn't have problems with your hand, Facing surgery is scary and hard, I truly care and send you love.
Your photos are always a cheerful expression of the beauty that dwells in your heart.
xoxo,
Vera

My Garden Diaries said...

AH Buddy!!! I'm so sorry about your hand...You hang in there!!! And no worries...you take care of you and we will all be here when you get back! Sending you hugs!! Nicole xoxo

bobbie said...

Right now my favorite number is 3.25!!!

;)

Be gentle with yourself ~

Terra said...

I hope your hand and wrist heal well, and maybe you won't need the surgeries :)

Laurie said...

Hate to hear about the surgeries! I like the little key rack with the bird on it that's nestled under the cart. The cart is cute too. Take care of your hand. I'll be thinking of you.

Renee said...

I hope your hand is feeling better. hope the surgery goes well. Hope the computer is fixed soon, too. Take care.

Love the cart.

Kathy said...

Oh no, I will NOT give up on you! I hope you can get the surgery scheduled quickly and let the healing begin!!! Adore the little cart.

Little Farmstead said...

Hope you heal quickly but give yourself time! Most of us are not going anywhere. :) Love your new cart and that sweet blue chair! xo ~julie

handmade by amalia said...

Hope your hand heals very soon! Good thing you can still shop :-)
Amalia
xo

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Bless your heart Carol I prayer for your well being. I am new to your site and so sorry that you have struggling. You have a lovely blog with beautiful ideas! Jo

Down by the sea said...

So sorry to hear about your hand, hope the injection and brace are helping. I'm glad you can still manage to do some decorating. Don't worry about leaving comments ,we will all still be here and thinking of you. Sarah x

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Carol,
I was just thinking about you. Hoping the hand treatments will help before you have the surgeries. Sending healing thoughts your way. Take care and do not worry about leaving comments we know you are there. Just wishing you better days ahead for your hand and your computer!!!!
Kris

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Hope you are getting some pain relief with your hand and so sorry you are having to deal with this. My right hand has pain, and I've switched to using my mouse with my left hand which has helped.

Love your little cart and how you've displayed it. Very nice.

Hope your computer woes will soon be over and that your hand will be better too.

FlowerLady

Rita C. said...

Never giving up, Carol, and please don't worry about us. Take care of your hands (and your computer). Love your cart and even more the fact that you have your mother's linens. I wish my mom had saved more of her stuff, but she was trendy, and pushed things right along.
Rita

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I hope that the shots and brace help with the pain. I often visit blogs and don't comment...it's probably half and half with me as to 'in the mood to comment' or just 'stop in quickly and go' : )
Such a cute little cart and display...nice to have those family linens; a treasure :)

Sue Silva said...

Take care of yourself, silly girl. We're not going anywhere!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dear, dear Carol! You are always on my radar, and I understand the hand thing...I had surgery on my thumb years ago, and it healed up quickly. Look at your hand...GORGEOUS - it tells the story of your art.

I WILL BE BACK FOR YOU! Anita

The French Hutch said...

No worries for you about us, we miss you of course but certainly understand. First things first, take care and I sure hope your hand is better. We all have computer problems too! LOve the ittle cart, just adorable and such a great way to display your mother's linens.

September Violets said...

I hope your hand improves soon, and the surgeries are successful. This is a cute little cart, a perfect size for your entryway.
Wendy

podso said...

Carol, I think you have patient readers. I'm sorry your hand is giving you so much trouble…maybe you get some relief from the cortisone. And the mac--that's sad too! Especially such a baby!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

So much going on against your blogging and still you show us wonderful vignettes! Hope your hand will be less painful soon.

Jeanna said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery from the surgeries.

Dawn said...

The little laundry cart is adorable and you have it styled just perfect. Prayers for you hand are going up:)

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

My heart goes out to you, Carol. My mother just received cortisone shots in her thumbs and a trigger finger. Because she's 75, she's opting not to have surgery, but right now she's in a lot of pain so I'm hoping she changes her mind. I hope you get some relief soon so you can get back to doing all the things you love to do.

Sweet little cart!!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I love your cart and all that you put in it. How sweet to have your mom's beautiful linens.

Get better soon, Carol! My dad is going through the same thing and it is so painful. My mom had double CT surgery and did better after that. She was an artist, too.

hugs!!

Jessica@CapeofDreams said...

Don't worry about us. Just get well soon!

Sue said...

Ouch on the hand is right! I am glad you're getting some relief at least with shots and a brace and hope the surgeries go well. I used to have a lot of hand problems when I typed for a living as a medical transcriptionist and would go to Walgreens and buy braces to carry on, but it never got to the point you are at. Adore the little cart above. You can disappear for awhile and I won't forget you.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Well hell, Carol! What a bummer! I love your cart and I guess I'll just live without your beautiful pictures when you are unavailable. But I hope all goes well with your surgeries and I'm sure I'll hear from you occasionally.

Jewels said...

Having gone through two hand surgeries on my right hand I absolutely feel for you my friend. But you MUST take care of it for sure. Just take one day at a time and lay off the computer (as hard as that may seem)....be sure to do all the PT afterwards...

Kelly said...

I hope your hand gets better soon! I'm sure wearing that brace is not too fun. I love the cute little cart you bought and how you're using it.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Carol,
So sorry to hear you are having problems with your hand and your laptop..............bummer!
Hope your hand is feeling better again real soon. Not fun being incapacitated in any way...........
Your lil cart is adorable and looks so cute the way you decorated it...........
Take good care of that hand, and know you aren't looking forward to surgery........will be praying
for you hon............

Can you believe today is March 1st..........amazing............where did Jan. and Feb. go to..............lol

Blessings, Nellie

Canadian Chickadee said...

Hope all the surgeries, therapies, etc. etc. etc. go well and quickly and that you are back to normal soon. In the meantime, take care of yourself! xoxox

Melanie said...

I would never give up on you, Carol! I just feel so bad for you that you are going through all this pain - and now surgery - with your hand. Do you know when your first surgery date will be? Hugs to you.

CatieAn said...

Hopefully you are taking care of your hand. I am sorry you are in so much pain and have to look forward to two surgeries especially when gardening weather is coming soon. Sending good wishes and prayers your way.

Vicky Hunt said...

I'm sorry about your hand Carol. I must have missed how you injured it. I am sure you are ready to have it back to normal though. You're such an active person and I am sure this is hindering you from so much. I love the little cart you bought. It is adorable and I look forward to seeing it in many vignettes in the months to come. Have a blessed week. You'll be in my prayers.

Laurel Stephens said...

Never would you be given up on! You are appreciated for whatever you chose to do and are able to do. Take care of yourself, and shop-on! :)

Leslie Harris said...

Carol I'm so sorry to hear about your hand. I had no idea I must have missed that detail in a previous post. Please never worry about your readers, we're a loyal bunch! And keep us posted on your surgery dates. :(

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

Take care. Get well and come back soon. I look forward to every one of your posts!!!

Manuela@ A Cultivated Nest said...

Oh take care! So sorry to learn about your hand. I hope your surgery goes well and I imagine you'll have physical therapy afterwards?

lynn said...

so sorry, carol. hope everything gets back to normal soon. my computer crashed on me a couple weeks ago--not fun.

fiona anderson said...

Don't worry about us, I'm sure none of your followers will give up on you, just concentrate on looking after yourself and getting that hand better. Love the cart, a whole cartful of numbers, I'm drooling !

Poppy said...

Please don't worry about us; just take care of your hand!!! Wishing you well, my friend!

Poppy

Bliss said...

You're welcome to read and never comment on my blog as much as you want. Having your laptop die is like adding insult to injury for you, pain in no fun and it's even less fun when you can't connect to the internet.

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Hoping you laptop is healthy once again, I double wish the same for you! I so love that cart, it's the perfect size for a small home like ours. Also you can reel all around!

Cream Linen said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your hand . I hope you get over it the soonest possible. I know it is terrible to
long for doing things and your body not to let you do them.
My best wishes,
Tina x

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Sorry you have to have shots and surgery, but glad they will eventually be helpful! Sometimes time away from the computer can be a very good and productive thing. Glad you are enjoying yours!

HWIT BLOGG said...

I´m so sorry to hear about your hand...I really hope you get ok with it soon! Enjoying all your posts...
Warm hug,
Titti

Rue said...

Meh... no worries! I'm happy you come by when you can :)

I'm so sorry about your hand though. Please take care of yourself.

xo,
rue

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Give up on you? Never! Take care of YOU and try not to push yourself too hard. Hope you get your computer issues solved, that's always so stressful. Love your sweet little cart with your mom's pretty linens inside.

francis said...

I hope your hand will be better !
I have learned so much in the years my legs could not carry me on anymore .
and now with my two new hips the world is open again.
I do hope you come and visit me to read my new blopost about it .
big hug from Holland

Helen Philipps said...

We won't give up on you! I hope your hand will soon be feeling much better with the treatment and surgeries. Your pictures of your home and styling are so lovely, and always a pleasure to see. Hope all goes well for you and don't worry about emailing or commenting until you are able!
Take care, Carol.
Helen xox

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Dear Carol. We will never give up on you my friend. So sorry you are facing surgery and I pray all goes well and you are feeling better soon. Your home is beautiful and so cheerful which I am sure will help in your recovery. I've been gone and so sorry to be late visiting.
Wishing you better days ahead.
Sending hugs and prayers, CM

Doreen@househoneys said...

There's a time and place for everything, and now is your time to take care of yourself. All of your friends will still be here. Be well!

Sally Somervill said...

I hope your hand feels better quickly! I had wrist problems shortly after my son was born and I know how debilitating and frustrating it can be when you can't do everything you want. Love your new cart and how you've styled it!
xo Sally

Susan Clayton said...

Best wishes for recovery for your wrist and your Mac. Your cart is adorable and a little retail therapy does help sometimes.

Lowcarb team member said...

Really like how you've styled the cart - it looks great.

Hope your wrist recovers soon ..... not easy, and can be very frustrating.

Take Care

All the best Jan

chateau chic said...

I truly hope you can get your hand taken care of without any complications, Carol!!
That shopping cart is one fabulous find!!!! Love how you've styled it. I have a feeling it will travel around your home...and maybe even your garden.
Mary Alice

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Esther John said...

Take care! Love to drool over your discoveries, your bright colours and your home as every little thing is so beautiful in its simplicity!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I hope the surgery helps your hand!