Monday, January 14, 2013

Day Dream Believer


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When I had major back surgery on December 5, I knew it would be a difficult recovery but little did I know HOW difficult! Here it is more than a month later and I'm still spending a good part of the day in bed! Augh!
Some post-surgery muscle cramping has pushed my recovery time from 8 weeks to more like 12 weeks or LONGER. For a normally very active person comme moi, this is crummy news.
Plus I have to listen to stories of my friends and family going on ski trips and vacations and embarking on impressive exercise regimes. It is So Frustrating!
 I cried and cried for a while and felt very very sorry for myself.
Those that know me well know that these past three years have been somewhat trying.
 Oh well....
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Then I Realized that I have the Opportunity to indulge in Something that most people just don't have time for.
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I have the 100% permission to hang around all day long and just DAY DREAM.


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SUCH A LUXURY!
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I truly hope that you find time in your busy schedule to sneak in a little Day Dreaming.

Note: all images via Pinterest. See more here.

17 comments:

  1. Oh Connie, I include you in my prayers everyday. Agree, that it is the change in our attitude to adversity that makes the whole difference. May you have wonderful Daydreams and remember that God loves you too. By the way, I daydream all the time too. Sometimes, it is all we can do...

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  2. Oh sweetheart, it sounds VERY difficult. I think most of us would feel frustrated and angry and sad and then frustrated again. If you have found a way to allow your recovery to go at the pace it must, and embrace the opportunity for lots of rest and reflection, then good for you. Who know what plans and creativity may emerge from all that day dreaming?
    You have chosen some gorgeous images for this post, but the doggie snout and blissed-out cat have to be my favourites!
    Keep on healing, stay patient, and don't stop dreaming, Connie! xxxxxx

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    1. I know. Isn't that cat the best!?!

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  3. Your attitude is absolutely perfect. Lounge away! And if you don't have them already might I suggest some ultra-sumptuous lingerie, maybe silk pyjamas, a new pair for each day of the week if you can manage it. And hot drinks from only the finest china. And trashy novels. And start writing that pornographic novel you've always wanted to pen LOL. Miz Bagg will publish excerpts in VOGOFF - but only if it's really REALLY bad.
    I am sorry that you are feeling frustrated with the recovery process. I would be too - it sounds very trying. But hang in there, Connie!!! Better days are coming.

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  4. Oh boy, that must be really frustrating. I wish you a super speedy and total recovery and I LOVE these images - Curtise's faves are also mine. Thank you also for leaving such positive, caring and lovely comments from your recovery bed. Big hugs, Sarah xxx

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  5. Yes indeed must be frustrating! I'm active too it would drive bonkers!
    Good that you are taking it this way, it's a. Lot better, less negative energy more positive and you might fit before your time,keep these positive toughts and day dream about your recovery!

    I'm sending l ots and lots of healing vibes Connie

    Ariane xxxx

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  6. I can only imagine how frustrating it must be to have such a long recovery. Adapting your attitude is the only way to get through it. On the plus side, you can't possibly do housework! If it were me, I would love just spending time reading, watching videos, reading, blogging, reading. I would miss bowling though.

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    1. Yeah, I don't miss the housework. The problem is that now nobody is doing it. It's getting kinda dusty around here.

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  7. Oh hmmmpff! I know what you are feeling and I know it sucks REAL BAD!
    A few years ago I got Vertigo (Because of a really bad inner ear infection) so bad I was in bed A LOT and barely went out because I felt so horrible. I cried quite a few times because everyone was living life and I was watching them from the sofa or my bed. The good news is SOON this will pass and you will be back out doing what you enjoy. I know for myself when I was sick I was worried I WOULD NEVER get better.... How long would it take .... And will it ever be over?

    IT WILL! Be strong!
    "It can't rain all the time"
    Read some good books watch some good shows and order yourself some delicious takeout. =D

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    1. You are so sweet. I can't even tell you how much better this makes me feel. Thank you so so much!!!
      LUV, Connie*

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  8. I am so sorry that recovery is taking its sweet time. I am not naturally the most patient person, so I have lots of sympathy for you having to rest a lot. BUT! Like you say-- there are advantages! If I were close by, I would bring you one of these hyacinth bean vine sprouts to set in your window & watch it grow. They are growing so fast, I think if I sat real still for an hour, I would see it happening.
    Be better soon!
    Keri

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  9. There is nothing sweet about this recovery except the nice comments from people like you!

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  10. awww this was such a cute post- i laughed out loud at the cat hahah. and i hope you start feeling better, that sounds so horrible if you can't move around! though i agree, if i was in your position id be blissed out. all the slothing around your heart can hope for is now ok ;)

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  11. I send my best wishes for you to feel better. I loled at the cat in the bed picture. I like the relaxation pics, so inspiring.

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  12. Where would we be without a little day dreaming? I love that you have found a positive to your situation!! You're so inspiring.

    Clare x

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  13. Best wishes for a speedy recover. Daydream is one of my words for 2013. A lovely blog.

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  14. Napping is the best thing ever. I was off sick for a week in January due to stress and exhaustion and I took advantage of that time to take as many naps as I could, with very good results. I'm much better, the sleeping did help a LOT!
    I hope you are on your way to a speedy recovery now. :)

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