Thursday, April 29, 2010

I Am Feeling Well



Hi Everyone,

Just a few lines tonight to say I am feeling so much better. It has been a rough few weeks. I will continue taking the B12 shots for a while longer and have my blood work done on a regular basis for a few months. We are hoping to boost my immune system and the good Lord willing we will. I want to feel 100% soon as my sister and her husband are interested in going on a cruise to Alaska with me, now that is something to really look forward to. It won't be until this Fall or next Spring but I know we can make it happen. It is something I have always wanted to do.

Our weather has been brutal. My niece lives in Calgary and they received 22 cms. of snow over night and today. In fact the highway was closed for the better part of the day due to heavy snowfall and many accidents. Here in Morinville it was cold, snow flurries this morning and rain off and on throughout the day. We may get snow tomorrow. When I look at all your pictures and see your flowers blooming and those beautiful lilac trees I am amazed as we are not near that stage yet. I am optimistic the growing season will arrive soon.

I am waiting for the handy man to replace 2 boards on my deck, it then needs to be painted and then I will put out my wicker furniture. I won't hang my baskets or plant any flowers until the first week in June at the earliest.....I am so looking forward to it.

Since I have been ill I have been trying to keep up with most of your blogs, one of my blogging friends has passed away, 2 babies have been born and so many are going through treatment. I think of each and every one of you every day and not a day goes by that I don't say a special prayer for all of you.

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


111 comments:

shadowlands said...

I will pray for your continuing recovery, right now. God bless. Your blog is really beautiful.

Teacher's Pet said...

I'm so glad that you are feeling better, Bernie.
This has been a rough winter and spring...and I do hope that you continue to feel better and better each day.
Love,
Jackie

Karin said...

So glad you are feeling much better!! Thank you Lord! I feel the same way when I read other folks blogs and they are past the daffies and tulips and onto the lilacs already! We are about 2 weeks early with the green on the birch trees though! Normally in the past 10 years we didn't get the first tint of light green until Mother's Day. I know .... I was watching every year, lol!

You take care!! Hugs!

Denise said...

Hugs and much love to you sweetie. So glad you are feeling better.

Maggie May said...

So pleased that you are getting better with the B12. I do hope your health continues to bound back.

Hoping you weather will improve soon. You have a very long Winter indeed. Hope the man comes soon to replace the boards on the decking. Just putting out the wicker would make you anticipate the good things to come.
Sending my prayers & love to you.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Eternally Distracted said...

It's great to hear you sound so positive - that cruise and a little bit of sunshine are just around the corner for you my friend :0)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

So glad that you are feeling better....I have had a big dental mess for a couple of weeks and am still on some high powered antibiotics and READY to feel good again..Finally have a little late night blogging time...Hope you will stop by and check out my new giveaway. http://grammyababychangeseverything.blogspot.com/2010/04/oh-happy-day-and-giveway-no-two.html

GrandmaK said...

So glad to hear you are feeling better. The cruise sounds so inviting. Wishing you well and hugs to you too! Cathy

Cinner said...

Hi Bernie, I knew you must not be feeling well to stay away for a while. I AM glad the b12 seems to help. I sure hope you get to go on your Alaska cruise, it will be a wonderful getaway. that is something I have always wanted to do too. Take care Bernie, feel better. I have some crazy ear infection/flu bug. can't get in to see the dr. until Monday. Big hugs to you. we had very little snow, just cold and wind. have a pleasant weekend.

Donna B said...

Hi Bernie. Its been awhile since I stopped into visit. I am so glad to hear you are feeling better.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

I pray that you continue to feel better.

May God bless you always.

anne h said...

Get well soon, Bernie - you are a constant source of inspiration for me! I used to read your comments at Cinner's blog - and thought "I wish she would comment on my blog because she is soooo nice!"
And now you do!

Katherine said...

So pleased to hear that you are feeling better. It'll be lovely when the fix it man comes, fixes up your veranda so that you can sit outside in your wicker chair & enjoy the outdoors! Keep getting better .. take care..Kath

Brian Miller said...

glad to hear you are doing well. continue to heal and recover...i keep seeing snow on peoples blogs and it just boggles my mind...

Twain12 said...

glad you are feeling better ♥

Anvilcloud said...

An Alaskan Cruise is quite a treat to look forward to. Keep on getting better, Bernie.

Queenmothermamaw said...

Dear,dear Bernie, so glad your are feeling better and good to see your posting. I have looked for you everyday and left a message on your Facebook, took it off and I will send you a message. I have not been well either. I wish you were here to give me a real hug. I need a mother's understanding heart to talk to. blessings
QMM

Wanda said...

Bernie
Spring will advance there soon, just twodays back we had almost freezing temps one morning. The Scribe posted about the drery skies. Today is very warm though.

Your returning energy is wonderful news Bernie and am so glad you are making a dream come true!

E-mailing you later!
Enjoy the day...no matter the weather!♥...Wanda

Rebecca said...

This is such good news! I'm glad you have such a great thing to look forward to - that Alaskan cruise sounds intriguing.

Is this winter weather typical for you this time of year? I always get prematurely anxious for spring here. It still seems chilly here, but things ARE green and blooming...

A lot HAS happened under your watch. The cycle of life keeps on, doesn't it....Thank you for your prayers, thoughts, and insightful comments.

Snowbrush said...

I'm so sorry, Bernie, that you're still feeling poorly. Some people here have had colds that just won't go away and turn to pneumonia. It's always the end of the season bugs that are the worst.

Love you, kid.

glnroz said...

and.. all goo things back to you,, get to feeling better..

Diana said...

Oh Bernie I am happy to hear that you are gaining your strength back! Hopefully you'll be feeling 100% when spring finally arrives there. Maybe your summer will hang on a bit longer for you with the late start of spring.
A cruise to Alaska has always been one of my dreams too!
I've been too busy to blog lately. Maybe this weekend but Sarah is coming to spend the night. We are going to see "Furry Vengeance"! Can't wait. Love Di ♥

Barb said...

Hi Bernie, So glad you're feeling better and at least dreaming about flowers and upcoming trips! Winter still has its hold on me, too! The mountains will get more snow this weekend. I'm in Denver right now, and I had to put some heat on this AM! (But, the sun is shining here in the city, so I'll go for a run.) Keep gaining strength day by day and boost your immune system. Are you able to get out to exercise a bit?

Eileen said...

I'm glad you're feeling better, Bernie, and I pray that you continue to be on the mend.

And I agree with you about the blog world, so much going on with everyone. And when I can't get to blogs I feel so cut off, and I feel that the blog world has passed me by. It's a strange feeling.

I think about everyone too, and everyone is in my daily conversations. One of my 'face-to-face' friends just asked me about Jerelene because I haven't mentioned her lately, and I said she hasn't posted lately! But I did get a few emails from her.
So many bloggers have just become a natural part of my life.

The last thing I do before I fall asleep at night is to say prayers for all of you. So many good people, so many in need.

Love to you,
Eileen

Gail said...

HI BERNIE
It is so nice to "see" you :-). Sounds like you are doing al the right things to be 100% real soon and then be ready for that cruise to Alaska with your sister and her husband.

Love you and have a glorious weekend

Gail
peace.....

Ruth said...

Sending you a hug. x

anupama said...

Dear Bernie,
NAMASTE!
Good Evening!
I am so happy,dear you are getting better.A crusie with your dear ones will be so amazing!
You are such a kind soul and I feel so happy to visit your blog.
Bernie,I am leaving on 2nd April for Thrissur to my Amma and sister.
So nice to note that you keep a track of the happenings in the neighbourhood.
Let your friend's departed soul rest in peace.
And two new babies!
God has very clear plan!
Wishing you a lovely and peaceful night,
Sasneham,
Anu

wendyytb said...

Yay! Glad you are feeling better, Bernie!

Star said...

Nice to hear you're feeling better and soon you will have better weather. A trip to Alaska! That sounds exciting.
Blessings, Star

Nora said...

It's good to hear that you're feeling better and I hope you continue to. Too bad that your weather is so bad. That can't be very enjoyable. I can't imagine it still being that cold. It must be tough on a body. We had a cold winter, but nothing like you get. Thank goodness spring is really here now. I hope yours comes soon. You need something green around you.

Choices said...

Hi Bernie,

Glad that you keep feeling better and better.
An Alaskan Cruise. That sounds wonderful. I have heard that it is a beautiful cruise! Something to look forward to.
Sending you warmth from Florida.
Have a good weekend.
Take care.

Bernie said...

Shadowlands, thank you for your prayers....God Bless you...:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Jackie, so love your profile picture...thank you sweetie I am feeling better......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Karin, do you remember that major snow storm we had near the end of May last year.....lets hope we don't go that far into Spring. Thank you for your prayers....Hugs

Bernie said...

Denise, oh I am feeling so much better thank you.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Maggie, I shouldn't complain when I know what you are dealing with, hope you are doing well my friend. I am so looking forward to setting up my deck and planting flowers.
.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

ED, I am so looking forward to making plans and following them through....I do need a break right now and it looks like it just may happen.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Teresa, thank you I will pop over as soon as I am caught up and thank you.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Cathy, I think the worse is over my friend, now it is on to a healthier time......:-) Hugs

Sniffles and Smiles said...

HOORAY!!!!!!!!!! I'm so glad you are feeling better!!! And I will continue to pray that your immune system gets stronger and stronger! You are so very wonderful to be thinking of others while you are sick...You are an inspiration, dear Bernie. Love you! Janine XO

Bernie said...

cinner, I do hope you are feeling better, it is not fun being sick. I am so glad you have a wonderful husband to support you. Be well my friend.......:-) Hugs

PS: It may be sunny today but it is still quite cold....is winter ever going to end?

Bernie said...

Donna, so nice to see you again. I am feeling better thank you...Hugs

Bernie said...

Victor, thank you for your many blessings my friend, and yes I am feeling better thank you....Hugs

Bernie said...

anne h, I love visiting your site, and I love how you have taken control of your life and lost all that weight.....such discipline, I am so proud of you.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Kath, it is wonderful to be feeling better....and I am looking forward to setting up my deck for the summer......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Brian, oh it is sunny today but we have more snow in our forecast, it is unbelievable to many people......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

twain12, I understand it is also rain/snow in NB as well. Winter is far to long in Alberta.....I need sun and fast......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi A/C, have you and cuppa done the Alaska Cruise, I know you have spent a lot of time in BC. I am feeling better thank you....Hugs

Bernie said...

Peggy, I wished I were closer to give you a big hug and share a nice cup of coffee with you. Please feel better soon, perhaps you can enjoy a mint julip this weekend. I will be thinking of you as I watch the Kentucky Derby. Hugs

Bernie said...

Hello Wanda, it is sunny today but still cool and they do have snow in our forecast but I am okay with it as long as I keep feeling well, it is so good to feel good and I am so thankful. Looking forward to your e=mail....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Rebecca, we did have a snow storm late last May, one never knows in Canada especially Alberta what kind of weather we will have. Our winters seem to be about 9 months long, leaving not much room for the other seasons (I think I may have exeragerated)
Yes the circle of life continues doesn't it....I never get use to it though, I just trust God knows what needs to happen.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Snow, how are you doing? I have been thinking about you and praying you are no longer in pain. I am on the mend thank God and hopefully will enjoy a great weekend. Love you too my friend, now take care and I love how positive you are......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Glen, hey you.....I am better, yay. It's about time too isn't it, have a great weekend....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Diana, how goes the decorating? I hope your arthritis is not too bad. I am so glad your weather is so nice......ours is the pits but sunny if cool again today....more snow on the way. It's okay as I am feeling so well and am going out for a coffee soon.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Barb, I think Colorado and Alberta own winters.....too long.
I am feeling better my friend, I am allowed to walk as much as I want, we are walking to Tim's shortly as it is sunny out today but still quite cool, I will bundle up.
How are you my friend.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Eileen, I'm sorry you are unable to use blog as you want too, I wonder what is going on there? I had a couple of blogs I couldn't open but I can even open them now. I too would feel lost and out of touch with my friends if I couldn't connect with them through blogging, I hope your problem works out soon.
Have a great weekend, big hugs to Jayden and Mia......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Gail, is your weather any better than ours....I hope all is well with you and I so happy to be able to tell you I am doing fine. I am looking forward to spending the weekend with friends.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Ruth, right back at you sweetie, have a great weekend....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Anu, namaste and I am wishing you a wonderful weekend. Thank you for your kind words.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

wendy, it is so good to feel better, love it......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Star, the cruise to Alaska has been on my bucket list so I am really looking forward to it. I am well thank you sweetie....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Nora, I agree we here in Alberta need green grass, blue skies and warm weather. Have a good weekend my friend......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Choices, I am so feeling so much better and I do hope your warmth arrives from Florida soon. Have a great weekend....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Janine, thank you sweetie. I too am praying for my immune system to improve.....doctors are still trying to figure out why it is the way it is but I think the B12 shots and the transfusion has helped me a lot.....:-) Hugs

beth said...

my thoughts and prayers for your continued "feeling good" go out to you today !

Anita said...

Good news about your health Bernie!
Keep planning and be ready for the day when you're 100% and when the weather is beautiful. :)

I'm sorry to hear about the death of a bloggy friend. I often wonder how I will know about an illness or death of a fellow blogger. I guess someone would begin to talk about it on their blog. Let's hope and pray that doesn't happen to anyone else.

Good news about the babies!

Lynn said...

Bernie, so good to hear that you are doing better! I hope that the nice weather is closeby for you real soon too! A cruise to Alaska would be lots of fun with your sister and her husband!

Thank you so much for visiting me on my blog! I appreciate so much the kind and sweet comments you leave me! It seems great to be feeling like myself once again! I sure hope it lasts!

Take care and I have you in my thoughts and prayers too Bernie!
Have a great weekend!

Blessings,
~Lynn

Mary333 said...

Bernie,
My word verification is sainte, how funny :) Perhaps I should start calling you Saint Bernie ;) I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better! It would be great to go to Alaska.
Our weather is much warmer today but it was only 43 degress the other day. During the night the rain froze and my car door was iced shut! I managed to pry it open but - BRRRR. Hugs to you Bernie :)

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Here's hopes for continued strength. Alaska - you will love it!

Bernie said...

Beth, thank you and I loved your photos today......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Oh Mary, how cold and I am glad you managed to get your car door open....no way should there be a Saint Bernie although I was named after St. Bernadette....my poor parents must of been dreaming then so disappointed. Have a great weekend my friend.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Lynn I was so happy to see your doctors give you the red light and you can play games and have a wonderful weekend...stay well my friend........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Julie, I do hope you have rested up and ready to enjoy another busy weekend with your family. I love how you keep juggling everything and everyone seems so happy.
I am well my friend.......:-) Hugs

VKT said...

Dear Bernie,

I am so glad you are feeling better. I have kept you in my prayers sweet lady. I had a friend that took a cruise to Alaska and she had a fantastic time. She said the scenery was unbelievable. I hope you guys get to go. Do not worry about posting sweet Bernie. We love you and just want you to feel better. Blessings

Bernie said...

Anita, how are you my friend? I am happy to say I am much better.

Family members notified me of the death and the births....but you will find the word hits the blog as well and you will eventually find out....I use to wonder the same thing at one time but now I've realized that whatever it is I am suppose to know I will learn eventually.

Have a wonderful weekend...:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

VKT, thank you sweetie for your kind words. I love being able to post and usually do when I am well, when I am ill I have nothing to share except doctors appointments.......LOL
I am looking forward to the Alaskan Cruise.......I pray all will work out that we manage to get there. Have a great weekend my friend..........:-) Hugs

Crystal Mary said...

Praise the Lord...He loves you so much!
Glad your health is improving. Wish I could be there in the snow!
Blessings and hugs.

Bernie said...

Mary, we have no snow right now, it is cool and they are forecasting snow but I am hoping they will be wrong. All is well my friend......:-) Hugs

The Retired One said...

Bernie,
I think of you so often, too...and am so relieved you are feeling better now.
SNOW??? Oh, my goodness, I had no idea you were having such cold weather. I don't know what the U.P. is getting since we are down in Florida with our grandson's birth..but here, tomorrow it is supposed to be in the 90's with high humidity. Whew...I'll be by the pool or under air conditioning...that is a bit too warm for me. But otherwise it has been gorgeous here...now we just have to get our grandson out of the NICU....he is doing better so keep those prayers coming.

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

It is even very chilly here in the deep southwestern desert, and it's usually over 100 by now -- we are in the 60's for the high -- hope the warm weather will break through to your area soon...it must be so hard to wait so long for the warmth...

Bernie said...

Joan, lots of prayers for the baby, and so glad you are enjoying the pool and nice weather. I am fine sweetie......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Holly, the weather has been so very weird this year. It is not snowing but is cool and we may get snow flurries tomorrow. Your weather sounds really nice t me but it is quite a difference from what your use too......:-) Hugs

Sharon said...

Glad you're feeling better Bernie - it sounds like you've been through the mill and back! I can't believe the snow you have! We only had some for a few months and I was just so sick of it by the end - you can't wait for spring to come along after all that snow!

You will get to go on that wonderful cruise my girl!! x

Tranquility Speaks said...

I am so so Happy to know that you are better now. I will pray that you are fitter than ever before , before spring arrives and it's time for your trip to Alaska :-) Loads of love to you :)

anne h said...

I put your name on an award on my blog today!

Bernie said...

Sharon, it was pretty rough going for a while but all is well now thank you, have a great week end my friend.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Stillness, I am doing well sweetie, hope you are having a great weekend.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

anne h, thank you sweetie I will be over soon.......:-) Hugs

Violeta said...

Hi Bernie ,
thank you for visit on my blog .
My dear, the first color of my blog was pink and many friends said that is hard to read .
The boy who help me with set up on my blog deceide now what you saw last time !
Tell me how can i do for you to be more easy reading for you and i will do with much pleasure !
Blessings and love from me!!!<3<3
Violeta

Cheryl said...

I am keeping you in my prayers and wishing you well! Your posts are such bright spots in my life and I can always count on coming away with a smile on my face and a brighter outlook! God Bless you Bernie and take care. And P.S. What a lovely trip to look forward to!

Bernie said...

Violeta, I think it is my eyes. I just don't see the blog well when the print is dark against the background. Not to worry ok....Hugs

Bernie said...

Cheryl, yes it is nice to feel better. Hope you are your family are well and enjoying the weekend.
Big Hugs.......:-)

Jen said...

I have always wanted to take an Alaskan cruise. My friend went last year and the pictures are amazing. Hope you continue to feel better and can make that dream a reality.

Valerie said...

Bernie, I have been unable to get here for a few days so am relieved now to hear that you are feeling better. Hey, a trip to Alaska is really something to look forward to. It is freezing here too, so much for an English spring. We get two warm days and then ... bang ... we're chucked back into winter. Have a nice rest of the week. Hugs for you.

Joey said...

Bernie, I pray that you will continue to feel better each day.

Take care of you, and get the rest your body needs.

Love,
Joey

Eddie Bluelights said...

Glad you are feeling better, Bernie.
The weather in Canada I think would be too cold for me!! I am a sunshine boy and here in England it is a bit cool for me.
Hope you feel better still soon.
God Bless ~ Eddie

Linda Higgins said...

OH SWEET BERNIE! I do hope you are getting better. It is miserable to feel under the weather especially when the weather is really putting you under! I hope it warms up soon, it always makes me feel better...the warmth! many hugs and smiles across the miles

Bernie said...

Jen, I am so looking forward to the cruise....the good Lord willing I will make it....Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Val, so glad you were able to stop by. How are you?
We are still having wet and very cool weather but next week looks promising......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Joey, so good to hear from you. I am pleased to say I am feeling better and I so thank you for your prayers.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Eddie it is either feast or famine here, cold or very hot and we do have hot summers and beautiful crisp Falls, I think it all depends what one gets use to. I know I found Scotland very damp and cold every time I visited no matter the season. Thank you for your prayers.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Linda, thank you for your beautiful kind words. Our weather is absolutely horrible right now, rain, wet snow and hail at times. It is suppose to be this way all week but a welcome warm change coming for next week.....:-) Hugs

Amariah said...

I'm glad you're feeling better and I hope you are 100% soon!!!

ethelmaepotter! said...

My sympathies for your friend, but how wonderful to have two new lives.

So happy to hear you're feeling well. Me too!

Our roads have been closed, too, but for rain. Record flooding has hit Nashville. We're lucky to be on very high ground, but so many were not that lucky; so far 18 lives lost.

Crystal Mary said...

BERNIE DEAR, I HAVE JUST READ YOUR POSTING ON VICTOR'S BLOG...
OH MY FRIEND, I AM HERE TO HELP YOU.I AM GOING TO SEND YOU AN EMAIL TO YOUR G-MAIL ADDRESS. AM LETTING YOU KNOW HERE IN CASE YOU DON'T ACCESS IT VERY MUCH.
LOVE CRYSTAL

Deborah said...

I hope you feel better everyday! I have been to Alaska twice on cruises. I loved it. I would go up early next time and stay a few days first. I can't believe you still have snow. WOW, that is horrible. I know we can but I am so thankful that it is warm now. When is your birthday. Mine is the 31st of May. I saw you were a Gemini on your profile page so I was wondering when your birthday is. Have a good day!
xxoo
Deborah

Bernie said...

Crystal Mary, I received your
e-mail and I thank you so much for your kind words and prayers.
many hugs.......:-)

Bernie said...

Deborah, am so looking forward to the cruise and I am feeling better.
Mine is May 27th....good month isn't it.......:-) Hugs

Mitzi said...

Wish I could send some of our lovely spring weather your way. Take good care of yourself.

Jingle said...

glad to hear from you,
yes, you are better,
yes, you are smiling!
Happy Thursday!

Kay said...

oh, I do hope all is well. amazing what one misses in what is such a seemingly short time... and that snow still is baffling me