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Golden ripples


It’s over at last! The bad streak my family’s been going through is over. Everything will be fine from now on. My mother’s surgery was last Wednesday (has it really been a week already?), and all went better than well. She was out of the OR in no time, and a short while later she was on the phone talking to me and my sister to let us know everything was ok. I had to teach a class that morning, but that was actually a good thing, because the kids kept my head occupied and I had no time to worry myself sick.

I spent part of the afternoon and the evening with her at the hospital, and she was in a great mood, talking to everyone and asking the nurses for food :). My dad stayed the night with her at the hospital, and the next morning by the time I woke up they were back home. She’s been in bed resting all week, since she can’t make any efforts, but she’s recovering perfectly. We still don’t have the biopsy results, but from what the doctors have said so far we have no reason to worry (too much).

My sister came to visit on Sunday with my niece, and you wouldn’t believe how cute she is. She spent most of the afternoon in my arms, and I even rocked her to sleep. Being an aunt is definitely great.

I had a bit of bad luck yesterday: I tripped and bent bend my foot at an ugly angle, so now I’ve got a big bruise and some swelling. But it doesn’t hurt and I can walk alright, so I’m choosing to see the glass half full.

My favorite happy moment of the week was finding four new crocus flowers in one of my plants. Last week I almost kicked my cat out when he ate the new buds before they opened, and I thought there wouldn’t be any more flowers this year. But on Sunday I opened the door and there they were, four new snow-white buds. The world’s smiling at me, at last :).

Hope you like these shots. I’ve had them sitting around for a while, and I’m glad I finally had time to work on them. I’m really looking forward to start shooting sunsets again, and I may this weekend or next if all goes well and the weather’s not too freezing cold. I’m so glad winter’s almost over!


30 thoughts on “Golden ripples

  1. I am so happy for you and the way you universe has turned around for you again, long may it continue!!! And I love the return of your beautiful sunsets….maybe the world is returning to normal again.

  2. Very very cool images…. lovely all pictures

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  5. lovely photos! so glad things are turning around for the better!

  6. The photos are beautiful. 🙂

    I am so glad to hear things are better for you.

  7. I would never get tired of taking pictures of water! These are so pretty.

  8. Sweet sunset shots…happy to hear your mom is recovering so well. Hope things work out for all! We’re just nearing the end of summer here (and it can’t be soon enough for me). It’s so funny to realize we are at opposite ends of the weather spectrum! 🙂

    • Thanks, Gina! Glad you like the photos.
      I just can’t wait for spring to finally set it, I can’t believe you want the summer to be over! I don’t react well to the cold, it’s so depressing 😦

  9. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of looking at sunsets, thanks. 🙂

  10. Oh – so happy to hear your mother is doing well and life is looking good for you. These fabulous shots are so full of joy and beauty. Long may it continue!

  11. Haaaa the water…. never get tiring :O))) Great shots!!

  12. As always, your sunset photos are absolutely beautiful. I’m so glad to hear your mom is doing well and that things are looking brighter for you. 🙂

  13. Beautiful shots, I’m glad your mum is doing great, I went throught the same thing with my dad 3 years ago, now he is cancer free and still kicking at 78 and in better health than I am.. 🙂 Enjoy the spring..:-)

    • Thanks, Ed! It’s great to hear that your dad’s doing well, I hope he continues like that for many more years! My grandma is over 80 and she’s in better health than all of us, considering her age. She’s got such drive!
      Glad you like the photos!

  14. Really amazing sunsets.
    P.S. Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you liked what you found.

  15. Again, beautiful shots, and I am happy to hear your mother is on the up and up!

  16. Please forgive me for the silence…I got lost a little bit along the way. I’m sorry I haven’t been on your beautiful blog recently – I will catch up I promise. I am so glad to read that you and your family are doing well. These photographs are beautiful by the way.

    • Thanks, Sam! Don’t worry, I know what it’s like. I was missing for a couple of months myself, until I found the time and the will to come back. It’s always good to go away for a while and be missed a little :).
      By the way, did you ever get my e-mail?

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