Saturday, February 6, 2010

Hope Everyone Is Okay



Hello my friends, I know many of you have been snowed in the past couple of days both in Canada and across the border. My friend called me from Newfoundland yesterday and they were having a blizzard and much of the province was without power and I have seen on the news where many of my American friends live the snow was really coming down. I hope all of you are warm, safe and snuggled up by a warm fire with your love ones close by. Here in Alberta, the sun came out yesterday and oh it was so nice outside. Just to hear the birds chirping and feel the sun on my face was pure bliss. We have had very little sunshine this winter. Today we are back to dark clouds and cold temperatures but I am thankful for yesterday.

It has been a good week. I have started back at Curves and so love the feeling that only exercise can give me. My feet have been a bit of a problem especially at night but have been okay during the day.

I had a Spa day......Facial, manicure and pedicure......delicious. A treat for the body as well as the soul.




I am happy to say if Jackie keeps improving she may be home from the hospital next week. She will be on oxygen from now on but I know she will be much happier being at home with her family. Thank you for all your prayers.

Tomorrow will be another great day, church, a curling final and the Super Bowl. Go Colts......

God Bless and many, many hugs........:-)

93 comments:

RNSANE said...

I'm glad your neighbor will soon be home from the hospital, Bernie.
Sounds like you were blissfully pampered today as you well deserve.

No, no, go SAINTS....as a Southern belle who went to nursing school in New Orleans and lived there a few years ( and still have so many classmates and friend there ), I can cheer for no other...though, with only one time at the Super Bowl, it isn't too hopeful...but, hey, the saints might be on their side.

Denise said...

Thanks for the update, prayers continue for your friend. Glad you are doing well. Hope your Colts win.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Bernie sweetie...
How wonderful to be pampered. I have never been to a spa. I am going to add that to my bucket list. I did go and get my hair cut, colored and fixed today. That 2 hour of treatment was wonderful, peaceful and quiet. Sometimes a gal just needs a little time to herself with another gal friend.

Love these pictures. Boy is that snow or what? Thank you for sharing. We got a few sprinkles of rain today. Not enough to amount to anything, but got some.

Have a beautiful Sunday my precious friend. Country hugs and so much love...Sherry

Donna said...

Bernie,
You are just the sweetest! I know you enjoyed your spa day and exercising...you are good!
Jackie is in my prayers.
Stay warm and maybe we will see the sun soon :)
Blessings,
Donna

Bernie said...

Carment maybe you will singing When The Saints Come Marching In tomorrow.....I think it will be a close one but I think or hope the Colts win.
Spa day was great!
Enjoy the Super Bowl.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Denise I am so thankful for everyone's prayers....thank you so very much.

Tomorrow's game should be a good one, looking forward to it...Hugs

Bernie said...

Sherry, oh you must have a spa day, they are wonderful. I go every 3 ro 4 months and it is a real treat not to mention that I my age I need it....

I am wishing you a wonderful Sunday as well my friend...Hugs

Eternally Distracted said...

Hey lovely lady, glad all is well and a spa day for you... good girl, you deserve it.

I cannot imagine that much snow. We are forecast between 60 and 70mm of rain today, the schools have closed and the country is in panic!!!

Bernie said...

Hi Donna, I was at your blog just a few minutes ago...loved your gifts and so well deserved.
I do enjoy my spa days and exercise, they are fun.
Thank you for your prayers for my friends, wonderful of you.
Enjoy your Sunday and thank you for your kind words....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

ED, that is a lot of rain but do you think the panic is kind of over reacting....I suppose there is a lot of flooding though.
Hope you are still enjoying your Gran, Uncle and G is a bit more sociable....still smiling over your description. Love your post and your comments here my friend....:-) Hugs

Tranquility Speaks said...

Days without sunshine, seem so glum to me. Winters and the monsoons. I totally identify with your feeling.

I am so worried for Jackie. I understand she might not want to share what she's going through and that is ok. If you communicate with her next, do let her know that I am praying for her speedy recovery and would want her to be hale and hearty in no time. May God bless her and be with her

Valerie said...

First of all, thank you for the good news about Jackie. She will be more comfortable in her own home.

I hadn't heard of Curve but from your description it sounds like a work-out place. Oh boy I could do with some working-out. The long winter will have me turning to fat if I'm not careful.

I have also never had a facial, the only ones on offer near me are rather public for my liking.

The next batch of snow hasn't arrived yet but I think the skies are trying to tell me something..... Hugs for you my friend.

To see responses on blogs I subscribe for email follow-up. However, even though I tick the box the system hasn't worked for a week or so ... I hope I don't miss anything.

Maggie May said...

Really sorry that I had missed out the post about your friend. (Chemo) but I will will go through the posts till I find the problem.
Your snow is thick!

Keep pampering yourself. You really deserve it!

Nuts in May

GrandmaK said...

Indeed, Go Colts!! It's hard to live in Indiana and not be a Colts fan (Even when this Colorado-born girl's heart is with the Broncos!) Have a grand day!!!!! Cathy

Wanda said...

Good morning Bernie, glad your neighbor is coming home. I've never gone to a spa, but try to do spa-like things. Every little bit helps...mind and body!

We did get quite a bit of snow, but not actually snowed in. I got a reply from Jinksy confirming the answer was right, I guess we are both pretty clever, Bernie! :)

Enjoy the Super Bowl!
Love...Wanda

Gail said...

HI BERNIE-

I was SO happy to hear Jackie is getting better and will be home soon. :-)

And your had a spa day? Good for you!! It is weird for me because I do not like anyone toichingm y face. Oh my.

Enjoy your 'curling' and the super bowl and your cozy fire keeping you warm. And, NO snow here in CT - although a hefty amount is expected,mid-week!!

Love you
Gail
peace.....

Karin said...

Loved your computer poem!! LOL! Glad your neighbor is seeing improvement. Wishing her all the best.
Catching up on my blog reading here! You really are one very busy, busy lady! Sun or no sun - that doesn't deter us from going about our daily business, right! These weeks of overcast skies are not my favorite, but my daughter loves them. She feels all wrapped up in a cuddly blanket! Have a blessed Sunday!

Just Be Real said...

Bernie, thank you again for a wonderful post. Glad things are working out good for your neighbor. Fortunately I live in a warm state, so I am just watching the snow on the telly. Blessings to you dear one.

Anvilcloud said...

We've not been having a ton of snow this year, but it never melts away completely, so the ground is always covered.

Queenmothermamaw said...

Dear Bernie, glad your friend is improving and hope she does well at home. I go to the spa about twice a year, mostly in the summer so I can wear sandals. We have about 4 inches of snow but we manage pretty well. I have been painting Valentine's for my sweeties and doing a little sewing. Thanks for your kind comments. Blessings on this Sunday.
QMM

Bernie said...

Thank you for visiting my post so loyally. You seem to me to be the kind of person who brings a lot of joy into her life and is joyous most of the time. That is what we see.

I didn't know about your neighbor but I wish her well. Anyone who has to go through chemo I really feel for.

Suoer Bowl today. I hope the Saints win simply because it would be good for New Orleans after all their tragedy. I guess it is a small thing in the fabric of life but every bit helps.

(Everybody else. including authors, use this expression "fabric of life" so I thought I would try it.)

Lily said...

Oh my gosh. That snow is crazy. I'll quit whining that it's 40 degrees here...

Exercise is amazing. I love how it makes my body and mind feel!

Prayers for your friend. I hope there are continued improvements.

Bernie said...

Stillness, the Jackie I was talking about was my neighbour, not our blogging friend, Jackie. I sent you an e-mail when I realized you minunderstood. All is well with our Jackie, she is just very busy.
Take care sweetie, sleep well.
.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Val where I go for my spa days is very private, they provide lunch with champagne and their robes are plush terry cloth which have been warmed....I love these kind of days.
My neighbour's name is Jackie, I wasn't speaking of our blogger friend Jackie (I think you know this)
Have a great evening....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Maggie I do hope you are feeling better. I was speaking about my friend and neighbour Jackie, not our blogging friend, now she is very well thank heaven.
Have a great evening, keeping you in my heart and prayers....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Cathy, the game should be fun, hope whoever plays the best wins really but have a special place for the Colts.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Wanda, when I thought I had the answer I went to comment to her I would be e-mailing and Dan had already guessed my answer so I thought it wasn't right....oh well.
Hope you are enjoying the snow, Grizz is.
Big Hugs to Alivia.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Gail, oh I love my spa days, so relaxing then my finger and toes look so pretty.
Have a great evening....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Karin, not very busy just living and enjoying life.
I do hope you are having a wonderful evening....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

JBR...enjoy your warm weather my young friend, it is cold and cloudy here today, I need some sunshine......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

A/C I'm sure if we spray painted our first snowfall that it would still be there when Spring arrives.
It really is too cold here for much melting, I keep telling myself Spring is not that far away.
........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Bernie, I am blessed as I do have a joyful life....love my special spa days.

I enjoy reading your post very much and also your daughters. They are fun and full of humor and experience.

Take care and your Saints have a chance to win, I think the game will be close.....:-) Hus

Bernie said...

Hi Peggy, I usually go 3 or 4 times a year, I agree it is really nice to have everything done for the summer.
Take care my friend....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Lily, one has to like snow if we are living in Canada....I don't mind the snow, just don't like the cold.

I do enjoy exercising and after the winter months I really need to exercise as well.

Take care......:-) Hugs

The Retired One said...

I am so glad you got to go to the SPA! You SO deserve it, honey!
We did not get the snow that many people did out east and south of us...
for some reason this winter we missed many of the blizzards that everybody else got...it is very rare that we didn't get them this year...we have less snow than usual when people in the deep south are getting a ton of it...how weird, hey???
I am finally back home from Mayo Clinic..I am so glad to have been able to help my friend but am very happy to be home again with my husband. We really missed each other and I really missed being home in my own bed. Now company is coming so we will be back to being busy.
I am so glad you didn't get hit by the snow that some others have had, too!
Take care!! Luv ya!

Bernie said...

Joan, so glad you are home safe and sound with your husband. I love how you two have such a close relationship.
We still have tons of snow here and it was cloudy and cold today.
We will get a lot more snow before the winter is over.
Enjoy being home....luv you....Hugs

Barb said...

Hi Bernie, Was glad to get your update - I always wonder what you're doing when you don't post for awhile! Glad you're back at Curves. Exercise is good for the mind, the body, and the spirit. Hope the sun shines for you this week. I have a haircut and facial the end of the week - can't wait!

Bernie said...

Hi Barb, oh yes I love how I feel after exercising and I found I was putting on a bit of weight since Christmas so I don't want to gain any more and loose 5 pounds before summer....I find exercise and spa days are very good for the body, mind and spirt as well as a great walk in wooded areas close to nature......Have a great week my friend, enjoy your facial.....Hugs

Margie said...

Good news about your friend Jackie coming home soon!

We got a little snow last night and today but very little compared to other parts of the country!
Quite cold here though!
I'm snug and warm with Jake cuddling up to me tonight!

Spa days are a wonderful treat!
I love them!
And exercise is also a wonderful thing!

Take care Bernie and be well!
Stay warm and be safe!

Margie:)

Garnetrose said...

You deserved the pampering. *s* It was nice of them. /Sorry but the Saints won. I was cheering for them cause the Colts are rivals of the Steelers And I don't like them. *s*

Bernie said...

Hi Garnet, the Saints sure did win, but it was a close game until the fourth quarter, I enjoyed it.

I think we all deserve pampering my friend and that includes you.
Luv ya........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Margie,

We had a few flurries today, but it was very cold and cloudy.

I hope you are well my friend, so glad you have Jake there to cuddle with........:-) Hugs

June Saville said...

How nutty the weather is - throughout the world!
How's your yellow car Bernie?
June in Oz

Choices said...

Hi Bernie,
Nice to hear that you had a day just for you! A Spa day and exercising. I have never gone to a Spa, but exercise just does something for my body and soul. Have you ever tried Yoga? I take that regualarly.
Glad to hear that Jackie is improving.
Stay warm.

Blessings each day said...

Well, I guess everyone else's snow has been our rain...tomorrow (Tuesday) we are due for more, sad to say (septic woes again).

I can just picture you being grateful for the sun on your face, Bernie and I know that I love it too, so today I need to run out to enjoy it briefly before tomorrow!

We are having lots of ice in the mornings (each morning I am scraping and scraping with a very sad ice scraper) so the cars are covered, but warm enough during the day that we get rain instead of snow...think the snow might be better for our septic tank, but it could also cause accidents here where people panic.

blessings and warm hugs,

marcy

glnroz said...

good newss,, plus YOU are the one that need to take care. I couldnt deal with all the snow..

Rebecca said...

Your "spa day" sounds wonderful. Glad you could do it - and that's good news about Jackie. Praying that when she returns home she may find improved health beyond her expectations.

Many Hoosiers are recovering from the big loss last night. I must not be too great a Colt fan - The truth is, I hate to see ANYone lose.

Have a good week, Bernie. I'll think of you when our snow comes in tomorrow. It may keep us from our formerly-Red-Hat meeting!

Ruth said...

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Bernie said...

June, I agree the weather world wide has become very strange. Car is fine. How are you?....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Anne, I have tried Yoga, really like it but I have to drive into the city for classes.
Have a great day sweetie....Hugs

Bernie said...

Marcy, we are still cloudy and cold here today....I miss the sunshine.
Have a great day sweetie....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

glnroz, oh it is cold and cloudy here again today not expecting more snow until Friday....bring on the Spring......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Rebecca,the Saints simply out played the colts in the second half and deserved the win. Good game though.
Hope you are having a wonderful day my friend......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Ruth, thank you. I hadn't realized I had entered a contest. I do enjoy reading how things are going in London and following you and Liz. Thank you again my friend..:-)Hugs

Brian Miller said...

glad to hear she may be coming home. 5 more inches of snow here tonight. i think i am done with winter...

THE OLD GEEZER said...

When does it start to get warm where you live?
If I could figure out a way I would send you some of our California sunshine.

God bless you and try to stay warm, Ron

Karen said...

So glad Jackie's doing a little better. What a great snow picture. We're due to have over a foot here in Michigan tomorrow!

Bernie said...

Old Geezer...It begins to warm up in May, we have about 4 months of pretty good weather but our winters are twice as long I'm afraid, sure could use some of California's sunshine.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Brian, I think we are all getting tired of winter, hopefully a few more weeks and we will be enjoying Spring......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Karen, stay warm and enjoy your snow......eeks!.....:-) Hugs

Gaurav Kant Goel said...

Nice to know about your friend! Stay warm and take care.. :)

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Such an upbeat post, Bernie. Glad to hear your friend is getting better and I think I need one of those facial/manicure/feet things.

We had one day of sunshine and no rain - Saturday. Even could lend my face to the sun for some free Vitamin D. Back to cold and rain now. Hope for a beautiful spring.

sarah said...

whoa!!! I forgot what winter is...the picture is great. We've only had a few flakes...mostly dry....stay safe.

Abbey said...

Sweet Bernie, I am, first, in awe of the number of followers who post comments. You are truly revered and loved!! I pray that your friend will heal and do well at home, and I know you will be there any time she needs you.

It snowed twice while I was in Texas ... nothing like being in the home where I was raised and having a blizzard to bring back that warm and cozy feeling. Dad kept the fire going every day!

Stay well, and keep warm!!

Love you and am blessed by all the attention and loving words you express, every one of them!!

Abbey

Eileen said...

So happy to hear about your friend Jackie! And glad to hear you had a nice spa day.
I had to come over here after I read your comment on my prayer blog, thanks so much. It really does help to have others to commiserate with.
I don't know what's wrong with me lately, just feel so out of it.
I guess it doesn't help that Jayden and I haven't been feeling too well.

I spend most of my days now losing myself in computer games. I don't know why I want my mind occupied with mindless things but I do. I'll snap out of it, I always do.
Love to you,
Eileen

Together We Save said...

A spa day sounds wonderful.

Bernie said...

GKG, thank you it is nice to know my friend is doing better. Nice to hear from you......:-) hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Julie, do not stop, pass go and go right to the Spa. Its a day all us women should enjoy, I so love my spa days.

I think a good rain here would be great but its much too cold for rain, any participation would arrive as snow which we have far too much of now.

Take care my friend....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Abbey I am blessed with wonderful blog friends and I love reading and responding to their comments.

So glad you enjoyed your time in Texas, your parents are blessed to have such a devoted daughter.

Thank you for your kind words and I enjoy visiting with you on your blog.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Sarah, I don't mind the snow as much as I mind the cold...brrrrr!

Enjoy your good weather, it is such a blessing.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Eileen, be gentle with yourself sweetie and I do hope you and Jayden feel better soon. I think it is fine to do whatever you have to especially to help you through a rough time. Keeping you in my prayers and heart always. Big hugs to Jayden......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Together We Save, oh yes my dear a spa day is good for the body and the spirit.......:-) Hugs

Cheryl said...

We have been very fortunate in that we have escaped the last few snowstorms lately. We have had enough for this winter! Ah...what a lovely day you must have had with a spa day. There is nothing like it!

Bernie said...

Cheryl, so glad your area is not being dumped on....enough snow already.

Spa days are a real treat and I am so blessed to be able to have one every 3 or 4 months.

Take care/I care.......:-) Hugs

Mary333 said...

Hi, Bernie! I think you are sending all the snow down to us:) We are supposed to get some tomorrow. I'm glad to hear Jackie is doing better. We have Curves down here,too, but I don't go. I should, though. Exercise is good for us...it's motivating myself to do it that's the problem. Plus exercise makes me feel terrible afterward but my doctor says to do it anyway. I hope you have a good week, Bernie :)

Bernie said...

Mary, stay warm in the snow. Snow I don't mind it's the cold that really bothers my arthritis.
Take care/ I care.....:-) Hugs

lisasmith said...

so glad Jackie is coming home!! you are such a good friend, Bernie.

that's crazy snow. we were FREEZING today and it was sunny and 47!! southern belles melt at the first north wind, you know.

thanks for your faithful support and prayers.

much love, lisa xoxo

Bernie said...

Lisa, Hi sweetie, hope your doing okay. Now 47 here with sun well we would be out sunbathing....LOL

Jackie is coming home tomorrow..yay
I am so happy for her, her family and me. I will stay with her when her family is at work. I can watch the Olympics at her house as well as my own and just knowing she's home is great. She really was tired of being in hospital, lonesome really.

Take care luv you, you are always in my heart and prayers....-) Hugs

Mike said...

We are having more snow here in London this year too... nice to meet you, thanks for visiting my blog.
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Liz said...

I hope your friend Jackie is home soon and that the sun shines for her when she does.
Our snow is gone and I feel for the people in Canada and the USA who still have mounds of the stuff. I hope it all goes soon.
Take care x

Bernie said...

Hi Mike, we are covered in snow with more on the way Friday. Gotta love winter as it makes us appreciate Spring and Summer. Have a great day.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Liz, oh yeah we still have tons of snow with more on the way.
It is a way of life here in Canada, we also can have some very hot summers and beautiful Spring and Falls......the winters are much too long though.

Jackie come home today...yay

Have a great day sweetie...:-) Hugs

Janean said...

a spa day? ahhhhhhhhh...sounds wonderful!!!!!

Bernie said...

Janean, thank you for visiting and yes the spa day was wonderful.
.......:-) Hugs

beth said...

a spa day??....now that looks like what this winter girl needs....thanks for inspiring me !

Bernie said...

Beth...winters are long and spa days help us through it...Hugs

huntedtreasures said...

What a beautiful picture I miss the snow. Im out here in the desert and haven't seen snow in two decades how I miss those days. Although I can't complain the weather here at the moment is like spring it's beautiful just wish it would at least rain.

Bernie said...

Huntedtreasures....I would miss the snow if I didn't live in a 4 season area....there are times it does get to be a bit too much though and I am looking forward to Spring..Enjoy the desert....Hugs

Kay said...

phew....i follow so many, and time to self on the computer, few and far between, I swear...sometimes i have to post something just to find you..... :) oh, so relaxing the spa sounds! and yes, the snow falls, record numbers....cabin fever, definate....where's the nearest spa?--open... on my to the caribbean...when the airports open...

Bernie said...

Kay I have missed you, but you sound great. Have a happy vacation my friend......:-) Hugs

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

Hi Bernie..

Just checking in on you...looks like you had a nice time at the spa...we all need to pamper ourselves like that every now and again! Good for you!

Spring will be along shortly...hang in there until then, keep warm...
hope you have a nice cozy night.

ciao
carmelina

Bernie said...

Carmelina, so sorry I haven't been over to visit blogger is driving me crazy.
My spa was great...thank you. Wishng you and your daughter a Happy Valentine's Day and a wonderful weekend......:-) Hugs

Tranquility Speaks said...

Didn't get any of your emails, but I am glad our Jackie is well. I hope your neighbor is well too!