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Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Salut mes copains! Hello again my darlings! I have missed you...

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Five Things I Am Grateful For:

1. I am grateful for the comments, warm thoughts, friendship and fellow-feeling engendered by you, my darlings of Blogland... I want to praise you as you deserve, and you have embraced and supported me over the past few weeks of wibbling verbage and wobbly legs... 'Thank you' doesn't quite cut the mustard!

You are lovely, vibrant, wonderful folk! Bless you each and every day... and I did think of you while I was in hospital, and knowing you were wishing me well did sustain me, really truly!

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2. I am grateful for the ministrations of the much-maligned National Health Service (NHS), all of whom have been supportive and caring, and unbelievably swift, once the wheels were finally put in motion.
Dr. Clooney Pictures, Images and Photos

3. I am grateful for the inventors of painkillers, enabling me to feel floaty and comfortable...while sleepy and still a little detached and confused - So what's the difference, you say... and I laugh (hysterically, blame the tablets!) at your cheek and honesty!

FANSY PILLS Pictures, Images and Photos

4. I am grateful to my family, GJ and Grizzler, who have supported me too, and who will have to continue to be strong in the face of me being unable to lift much (including wet and dry laundry) or do more than the minimum of housework for, oh at least another 4 - 6 months!

5. I am grateful to the manufacturer of staples which are currently holding me together!

Whatever happened to stitches?!
Maria Anasazi, Tell Me More Stories, installation, fairy tale book pages, wire, paper twist and staples, 6’ x 3.5’ Pictures, Images and Photos ***Maria Anasazi, Tell Me More Stories, installation, fairy tale book pages, wire, paper twist and
staples, 6’ x 3.5’

...and for those of you who believed I could ever allow GJ to access and manage my blog in my absence, dream on dahlinks! xxx

Can you give me a couple of days please to get caught up with your fabulous and fantastic blogs, and to be able to reply properly to your kind comments? Bless you!

mental hospital. Pictures, Images and Photos

*** Maria Anasazi is a native of Greece who has lived in the United States since 1980. She is an active member of the arts community in the Mid-Atlantic region and has been teaching since 1993, in schools and various institutions including detention centers and prisons.

Anasazi studied art in the San Francisco Bay area where she started exhibiting her sculptural and installation work in 1990. She has had solo exhibitions at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Arlington Arts Place (VA), and Montpelier Cultural Arts Center (MD). Her work has been featured in many group exhibitions , including South/Center, Miami, Florida; Frumkin/Duval Gallery, Los Angeles, California; The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; and School 33 and Maryland Art Place, both in Baltimore, Maryland.

She has received numerous awards from the Maryland State Arts Council for her work with the Artists-in-Education Program, and she was the recipient of an Individual Artist’s Award in 2001. Recently she received an Art and Community Visual Arts Residency Grant from the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art. Her work has been reviewed in Art Papers, The Washington Post, Fiberarts magazine, and Surface Design.

Anasazi holds a BFA in Graphic Design from California College of the Arts and an MA from the Creative Arts Department of San Francisco State University, California. She also received a certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy from JFK School of Psychology, in Orinda, California.


presious said...

My Dear, My Dear,

Welcome! Welcome back home. Glad your process when well and you have returned home to recover. Look at your recovery as a long deserved vacation as your body heals slowly. Continue to appreciate the small things around you.

You are great! Again, welcome home and back to blogland.


Diane said...

I am SO happy to see this post!! I'm glad everything went well and you're home, all floaty and sleepy (isn't that the most wonderful feeling?!). Rest and recover... and milk the assistance for all it's worth ;)

Take care and be well!!! So happy to have you back!!! XOXO

Working mum said...

So glad it went well, that you are back home and that you are able to blog again!

Jan said...

Welcome back sweetie and good luck for he recovery

Anonymous said...

Welcome back to earth. Floaty feeling and pain should always go hand in hand!

GB said...

Just dashing out for the day but so so so glad you are ok and back in the land od blog.

jeannette stgermain said...

That's great news! keep resting, so your recovery will be faster than when you push yourself too hard in the beginning (like I did!) :)

French Fancy said...

Blimey, Fhina, times have changed. I was in hospital for 14 days after my laminectomy. Good news that it all went so well and so quickly. Now have lots of rest and chocolate and be careful how you get up.

The Clever Pup said...

Hi there I just found your blog. I like it. Your're funny. We have lots and nothing in common. When you're better check my profile.

I've had back surgery too. Get well soon.

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

so glad you are back safe and sound...and in the swing of things!! my I didnt expect you here just yet...the doctors must be very pleased.. are you feeling ok?

carma said...

Happy to see you are back and doing well. Rest up and enjoy your "downtime" away from the washing machine :-)

lakeviewer said...

HurraH for pain killers! And bless the anesthesiologists too. Anybody and anythng to lessen the pain are Good Things.

Glad you are doing well.

Chairman Bill said...

So are you back to cooking now then? Hoovering? Dusting?

Not slacking, I trust?

Scriptor Senex said...

Good to have you back. If you're all stapled do you set off security machines at airports I wonder?


Take it easy m'dear. And don't go anywhere near a metal detector ;-) TFx

Michelle said...

YES!!! I am so glad you are OK!!! I missed you dear one!!!

Rest and heal!!!!

jinksy said...

Welcome back to blogland! Have a cyberspace bouquet of fragrant blooms! xxx

Derrick said...

Hello Fhina,

Good to have you back! Keep taking the tablets - hysterical laughter always helps! - and REST UP!

Artist Unplugged said...

Hope you take your time recovering and that your back will be kind to you......I sympathize, I have back trouble but can't have surgery. Take care of yourself and NO LIFTING!

A Woman Of No Importance said...

presious: Hello and bless you! You are so right, I am dead wobbly and a bit detached still - My typing fingers have known better days than today, to be honest...

Diane: Hello dearest friend - Everything went according to plan, said the Consultant, and I still don't know exactly what he's done - Still I shall find out when the time is right, I guess... I have been pretty tired today, and got up really late, did some exercises, and really need to go for a walk just now, but am catching up with Grizz... Missed you! x

Working mum: Ta muchly!

Jan: TY!

Meredith Teagarden(The Things we Carried): I am still toasty floaty today, and I think that's the tablets, but they said I had to keep taking them, soooo...

GB: Sir, you are always just dashing everywhere - It's difficult to keep up with you, and that's such a good thing, no?!

jeannette stgermain: I shall take your advice to heart - I know I was doing too much before I went into hospital, and know I haven't got to wreck what has been repaired...

French Fancy: I know FF, and people used to get put in traction and all sorts of things, now it's a case of wham, bam, thank you ma'am, and you're out into the big wide world again with a fistful of painkillers and a back full of plastic! I feel like an A4 Loose Leaf Binder, you'll know those only too well from your OU courses!! x

The Clever Pup: Hello little dawgie - I'm glad we have lots and nothing in common - Those make the best kind of bloggy friends! I shall be checking you out soon, and it's always good to hear from folk who have recovered from these back nightmares, so thank you for finding me!

Fat, frumpy and fifty...: Saz, darling! Doctors want you in and out really, and they were pleased because I was no bother for them - I'm a good little girl really, oh, apart from a couple of minor incidents best not to mention here! I am wobbly and woozy to be fair, so what's new?! Missed you loads, hope you're in a good place! xox

carma: Perhaps I need to take up some light juggling, as you do, to keep myself fitter! The washing machine is calling my name today, but I am ignoring it!

lakeviewer: The surgical staff were really funny and lovely - I could not have asked for better care - I woke to being serenaded by one of the sisters, and was speaking the few words of Russian I know to another member of staff, who happened to be Russian! It was very surreal, but I was so relieved to be back in the land of the living!

Chairman Bill: My OH does all the cooking, Sir, and will be doing a darned sight more for a few weeks yet, if my surgeon and physio are to be satisfied! I might get around to some light dusting in a few weeks - It's like someone lovely once said, whose name escapes me, after the first few years, the dust doesn't get any worse - I remember now, it was Quentin Crisp, bless him!

Scriptor Senex: Unless the security machines pick up plastic, I am safe to pass through them! It does feel really strange, 'though, I must admit!

TOM FOOLERY: I shall harken, TF! My cousin wants to bring his metal detector up to my garden, so I shall stay indoors!

Michelle: Hello darling - Hope you are healing properly too! I'll be checking up on you!

jinksy: Hiya jinks! Those blooms are blooming lovely, thank you!

Derrick: I shall, Sir!

Artist Unplugged: I am sorry to hear that you cannot be healed as such, by an op - It is very early days for me, so we shall see what transpires over time... Take care of yourself too, and I am not doing any lifting, for anyone!

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