Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday Safari

I have been very sick this past week.
My doctor prescribed antibiotics for pneumonia.

I feel better today.
I was able to have a short time in the sun with the birds.

I have much compassion for those who have illness.

My husband has been a gentle care giver.

He picked up books at the library for me.
He fixed our meals.
He checked on me while I rested.

He has cared for the details.

Together we were able to pack up
our January decorations and clean the house.

The forced red tulips are in bloom.
I have cut a few for vases
and have left the others growing in soil.

 They are part of my February decorating.

I have brought out the poems of
Rumi for February.

Basho is my new love
he walked with me when I was so very sick.
His face looks just like my husband.
I will keep his Elegant Way, his wabi sabi way,
while I twirl and spin in the love of Rumi.

We have fun in February.

We read stories from the
Arabian Nights

and listen to sitar music while
sipping Turkish coffees.

We watch the weather reports.
February  often has terrible ice storms.
A Winter storm is on its way for tonight and tomorrow.
My husband is making sure we have everything
 we need to be comfortable in case we are iced in.
I am working on
our calendar of events.

We have plans to hold hands on
 Valentine's Day.
Perhaps a dance in the kitchen
after a light supper.
Luna New Year is February 3rd.
I am planning a nice stir fry for supper.
Candlemas is the 2nd. I will make some candles.
The wearing of red and black is the 1st.

We have plans to take care of
each other this month.

These are familiar ways.

I will be well soon.

Happy February.
Happy Sunday Safari.


Jan said...

Hello Sherry,
I'm sorry you've been ill. I'm glad to hear you have a built-in caregiver. We so often take our 'built-ins' forgranted. Your appreciaion for him rings loud and clear;-) Please be well soon. You sound like you are on the mend. Stay warm and cozy!

Deb said...

Hi Sherry
I am happy to read that you are feeling a bit better! You have a nice collection of books to read & the red tulips are lovely ♥
Hope the week ahead finds you feeling better each day!

Randy Emmitt said...


Sorry to hear your have been sick! Hope your better in no time.

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, Sherry, I'm so sorry to hear you've been ill. Sounds like you are on the mend and grateful to have a wonderful helpmate. A beautiful post as always. Your selection of books, flowers, words and colors lift my heart!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I am glad you are on the mend Sherry. I hope you are able to enjoy all of February. Cheers.

sweetbay said...

Besides antibiotics, the best medicines are love, rest and sunshine. Stay warm!

Angie said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you've been so sick, Sherry! But I am happy that your husband is so kind and thoughtful. :) I hope you are over this quickly. Sending hugs of light and love to heal you.

Judy said...

Hope you feel better soon! I love the crests of both of the cardinals - the way the sun catches the light!!!

Wendy said...

Take care, dear Sherry. I'm glad Mike is looking after you. Pneumonia is not something to be taken lightly.

Rumi is truly an ingenius poet. I just love his poems.

You certainly have good books to keep your spirits up.
Sending love and light,

Rose said...

I do hope that you are feeling much better soon, Sherry. How lucky you are to have such a wonderful caregiver to help you recover. I hope you are also warm and escaped the wrath of this winter storm.

ShySongbird said...

So sorry to hear you have been ill Sherry. I had severe Pneumonia a few years ago which crossed the blood/brain barrier and was taken to hospital and treated with 'industrial sized' doses of antibiotics! It was some days before I was even aware I was there.

I am so glad you are improving and that you are being so well cared for :) You certainly have lots to keep you occupied while you recover and those lovely Tulips to cheer you up also. The Cardinal photos are beautiful and would cheer anyone up :)

Gordon Williams said...

Hi, I have just found your blog, and I think your bird photots are wonderfull. I have seen some of the birds you have taken pics
of when we were on holiday in Florida. I am a keen birder, and love and enjoy all wild life.
I'd love to know what equipment you use, in the hope that I could improve my photos.
I live in The Lake district North West England UK.
Judging by other comments you are recovering from a bad illness, I do hope your health continues to improve, and draw strength from the wildlife around you.
All the very best Gordon.