Grandma Barb’s This and That

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Letting you know

that I am still alive on this planet. I never meant to be gone for over 3 months.  It was supposed to be 2 or 3 weeks so I could get my house cleaned and gardening done.  That didn't happen.  I guess I just lost all my enthusiasm for blogging.  I did write a post almost every day in my head but it didn't get into the computer.  I mostly read and went swimming, plus a few trips to Mayo Clinic in Rochester for doctor appointments.  Finally found a doctor willing to do the surgery to remove 3 cancerous nodules in my neck.  Had the surgery September 30th and all went well.  What a relief to get that over with.

We have been having some beautiful fall weather with warm temps and gorgeous trees.  Here are a couple of pictures of my back yard. Most of the leaves here are already on the ground






 And some of the trees around town.







I hope you all had a great summer and are having a wonderful fall.  I promise not to be away for so long again and will get around to visiting you all soon,

Until next time
Barb

37 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i have thought of you from time to time, hoping your health was good, hoping YOU were well. :) so glad the surgery was done and went well!! really good to hear from you!

Jacquelineand.... said...

I'm so glad things went well for you, what a relief to have it over and done with! Good to hear from you. *hugs*

Pamela Gordon said...

HI Barb! It's wonderful to see you back here. I'm so happy you had your surgery and all went well. The colours there sure are pretty with lots of reds. Take care of yourself. Blessings to you.

Tanya Breese said...

what a great update! i am glad you are doing well and the surgery was a success! it's looking really pretty around your place! take care of yourself and just jump in when you are ready :)

Barb said...

Barb, It's so good to read a post from you and know that all is well. Glad the surgery was successful. Relax and enjoy your beautiful fall!

Felicia said...

Hi Barb. So glad you came back to visit. good to hear your surgery went well and you are having a good fall.

Your photos are gorgeous. Don't stay away so long now ya hear.

Sally in WA said...

Beautiful trees, Barb. I am glad things went well at the Mayo clinic.

I have been in a blogging funk, too. Getting some camping in and working on my quilt projects.

Take care!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

So good to see you back - glad your surgery is behind you. The photos are amazing - I've been watching for a post from you. We missed you.

Elaine said...

I was just thinking earlier today that you hadn't posted in a while. Glad to hear your surgery went well and now you can move on. Your fall colors are beautiful! Here they're long gone....

Debbie said...

So nice to see you at the top of my reading list today!! I am so happy you are doing well, you shared some really beautiful images of fall!!

joy said...

Welcome back, so pleased to hear that your surgery is over and done with and that all is well. Beautiful photos, thanks. x x x

eileeninmd said...

Hello Barb, I hope you are doing well after the surgeries.. I love the beautiful fall colors in your yard and around the town.. The trees are gorgeous.. Have a happy Thursday!

Buttons said...

Oh I have been missing you and wondering how you are. I am glad that is over too now you can get on with your life and enjoy those beautiful leaves. HUG B

Mari said...

Nice to see you here! Your pictures and the colors are so pretty!

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Good to see you back and that you are doing well!

Vee said...

I wasn't able to comment last night...I think Blogdom doesn't recognize me anymore...;D

You have had so much going on that I am sure your three-month break was needed. And how delightful that you have been enjoying such a lovely autumn...it sure does look like a corker!

ladyfi said...

OH, how lovely to hear from you and that all is well. Love those autumn colours!

carolann said...

Barb.

I was looking for you. Now Tex has commented. You had surgery.

May you be getting better day by day. Nice to see you blogging.

Your Pictures of Fall are lovely.

Kerin said...

Oh, I am so glad for you that you had the surgery, and it sounds like it was successful! Yay!!

Glad to see you back, and I've missed your posts.

The trees are gorgeous!! Red as fire... simply amazing.

Hope you are doing great, and enjoying this beautiful time of year.

{{hugs}}
Kerin

Cheryl @ TFD said...

It's so good to see you back, Barb! I'm happy to hear that the surgery was successful. I've been wondering how you were doing. Fall looks very pretty in your area! Take care!

Terri said...

Your yard is gorgeous. I'm glad you got the dreaded cancer surgeries over with, and I am glad you are back!

Prims By The Water said...

So glad all went well with your surgery and glad you are back. We sure missed you. Janice

Donna said...

Thankful that your surgery went well! We all need a break (I took one myself). Your pictures are gorgeous!!
Hugs,
Donna

Wendy Ketelsen said...

Glad you are back! I know what you mean about losing enthusiasm for blogging. I have been so busy it's just hard to get on the computer any more. I'm so glad your surgery went well :)

amanda | wildly simple said...

Glad surgery went well, Barb! I bet that is a HUGE relief.
One of our twin boys had surgery Weds.. (much more minor than yours) He's home recovering and will go back to school Monday. Thinking of you, and I've been struggling to find the time to get those posts out of my head and onto a computer, too.
Time is shortest for me in the fall. But it's been lovely. :)

Gail Dixon said...

I'm glad you're okay! Especially getting the cancerous nodes removed. Bet that is a huge relief. The fall foliage in your yard is so beautiful.

Amy Burzese said...

I'm really glad to hear from you! I'm also glad that you are doing well and I certainly hope things continue to get better. Hope to see you often!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

So good to hear from you, Barb! I am glad the surgery went well and the nodules were removed! It is looking beautiful there...we sure have had a lovely fall!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Barb, So happy to see your post and know that you are doing well. So glad and thankful your surgery is over and behind you. Love your fall pics and wishing you a wonderful season.
Blessings to you with a great big hug!!
Smiles

EG CameraGirl said...

Glad you are back, Barb. It's so good to hear from you. I'm really happy you've had the cancerous nodules removed! Now your blogging won't totally be done in your head...I hope. :)

Lynn said...

sorry I'm late getting here, I am very happy to read your surgery went well! Those fall colours are outstanding++

Robyn Goddard said...

Barb,
Prayers for continued healing. I'm glad to hear you are doing well.

Here's to a gorgeous fall in many ways.

Kathy said...

So glad your surgery went well. I too have taken lots of time off but I'm anxious to get back into blog world. Love your autumn leaves. It will be December probably before our leaves peak with their color, but I will patiently await that day!

carolann said...

So nice to hear from you Barb. ''I see Beth is having treatments just completed some similar to yours.

She just wrote on her blog.

She is pretty sore her throat inside.

Your place looks beautiful with the Fall look so vibrant.

So relax and enjoy the Fall about you.

Hugs Carol Ann from Imagination

xxoo

Miss Kitty said...

Gorgeous trees, Barb! Our trees down in my area never get as beautiful as those so I love to see photos of trees in your area.

Cattails said...

Thankful to hear the surgery went well. These are beautiful fall photos you have shared. I know you look forward to spending time with loved ones during the upcoming holidays.

Rose said...

That tree in the third pic from the bottom is wonderful!