Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Keeping me Company in the Lanai

I’m still having to take it easy and rest.

If you missed it, my ‘pitiful pearl’ post was HERE.

I think I’m going through the ‘feeling sorry for myself’ phase of healing.

But look who’s in the lanai with me.

Meet Trixie!

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I got this sweet doll from my friend, Maxie a couple of weeks ago. Her Etsy shop Prims and Annies is HERE.

And isn’t she smart?

She can already read.

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(she prefers vintage Winnie the Pooh books)

And we both have played Gummy drop a ‘few times’ this week.

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How can you feel bad when you look at this big smile.

I’ll have to wait to smile that big though.

My face needs to heal some more.

I’m joining the Vintage Inspiration Link party HERE,

and Roses of Inspiration.

63 comments:

Montanagirl said...

That's so sweet! And I hope you're all healed up very soon my friend!!

Mildred said...

Such a sweet and adorable doll. Hope you begin to feel better soon. Thinking of you and praying you heal.

Arlene said...

So glad you have some sweet company while you recover!!

Susie said...

Diane, You will heal up and be your beautiful self soon. But girl, I truly sympathize. We hate when unexpected things pop up. It is not always easy to go with the flow. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Kimberly~Nutbrown Cottage said...

She has excellent taste in books! I hope she is good company for you as you heal, Diane. Take care and rest!

magnoliasntea said...

That was a nasty fall - praying for a swift recovery for you. Your company is just the cutest, and I'm glad she's a smart reader, too. Enjoy your Tuesday!
p.s. I love my free backgammon app by AI Factory and use it a lot when I'm having to wait. It's a fun game... just in case you might be interested. ;)

Linda Kay said...

At least you have found something to do to entertain yourself! She's very cute.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Keep resting and healing with your good company, sweet friend. xoxo Laura

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

So thankful you are feeling better!
Warm Hugs,
Jemma

Nancy's Notes said...

Aww, that little sweetie is playing with her bestest friend! Take it easy for awhile longer, and like I said yesterday, I'll not tell you a joke today either! Terrible when you smile it hurts...sigh...

Hugs,
Nancy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a sweet doll! She does look like good company! Continued healing my dear Sis! I got a call late last night that my oldest was riding her bike home from work and got hit by a car. She is OK, thank God, but it is so scary. She will be here this weekend and I can't wait to hug her(gently of course). She is bruised and banged up a bit but it could have been so much worse.
Hugs,
Linda

It's me said...

What a Nice doll !!...have a lovely week love Ria...x!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my what a terrible accident you had, so happy there were people around to help you and your hubby through this. Hope the healing goes quickly for you.
Trixie is just adorable, how nice of her to keep you company during your healing process :)

Pamela Gordon said...

Aw, Trixie is cute and I'm sure good company for you as you recuperate. I like the vintage Pooh books too. Take care. Hugs. Pam

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Dear Diane,
I'm sure you new friend is a good company through the healing process. She is cute, a good reader and she can handle a game of candy crush :-)
Your big smile and your cheerful self will shine amazingly again. I know how annoying it can be not to be able to do everything you used to do but for now rest and heal well.

Hugs,

Arlette
Thinking of you and of your husband

Musings from Kim K. said...

I'm glad you have company during your healing. Trixie is adorable. Get better very soon!!

Debby Ray said...

Well, Trixie is an adorable addition to your sweet collection. I hope you are feeling better...just posted over on the other post since I missed it over the weekend. Blessings :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

She is sweet! I tried to visit the etsy site where she came from but I couldn't get there for some reason.
It's nice to know you are getting well!
:) Mona

Terra said...

What a little sweetie and the ideal companion for you as you heal.

Beth said...

Hope you feel better soon, Diane. Trixie is very cute!

Linda H said...

Glad to hear you are coming along. Looks like you are in good company! Take good care of yourself.. Hugs!

Carla from The River said...

She is a sweetheart and a perfect buddy to curl up with.
Get Well Soon!
Carla

Art and Sand said...

So nice that you have Trixie to keep you company.

ann said...

Oh Diane. I am so sorry that I missed your last post. I did not know that you had fallen. I have taken some bad falls, too. Broke my ankle very badly. I cannot image the pain you must be going through with your face all banged up. We do fall and seldom is it pretty. You do have a sweet little companion there to help you feel better as you heal. I hope you heal quickly and get back to your routine soon.

Red Rose Alley said...

I'm sorry to hear that you took a fall, Diane. What an awful experience that must have been for you. So thankful there are good people in the world to help out when needed.

Trixie will certainly keep you company. She is just darling. I have a soft spot for raggedy ann dolls. :~)

Take care and rest,
~Sheri

Trace4J said...

What a perfect friend to kelp you company.
I too love Pooh and oh my Beatrix Potter is good for healing smiles too.
Hugs love and prayers Sweet Friend

Debbie said...

raggedy ann and andy were my favorites growing up!! i hope you are feeling better, it sounds like a terrible spill!!!

Christine said...

Oh Diane! So sorry to hear of your nasty fall. I've been away from the computer last weekend and am catching up! My mom did the same thing last year and a kind stranger helped her too! There are great folk around too!
I love your new Annie and she chose the best vintage literature!
Hugs and lots of well wishes!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Glad you have a new cute friend to make you smile, she's adorable!! Hope you're healing extra fast, sending hugs over!! xo Holly

eileeninmd said...

Hello Diane, I love your see doll and Winnie the Pooh was always a favorite of mine too.. I hope you heal quickly, so sorry about your accident.. You deserve some "me" time.. Take care and enjoy your week!

Vee said...

It is probably good to practice smiling a wee bit. Glad that you have so many friends to help keep your spirits up.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Diane, Oh I am so sorry to read the post about your fall, but also thankful it was not worse with broken bones etc. How wonderful the nice lady and daughter helped you. Truly God has his angels all around when they are needed.
Trixie is so cute and I am glad she is keeping you good company as you recover. Take your time and rest. It will do you so good and give prompt healing.
Sending you well wishes and gentle hugs my friend.
Blessings to you.
CM

PatC - All is Bright said...

Oh Diane - I'm so sorry to hear about your mishap. I'm so glad you didn't break anything. I haven't had a chance to read many blogs for the last two weeks since the passing of my Mom. As you might imagine there was so many things to do with the services and helping Dad with finalizing any paper work that needed to be done.

Prayers to you my friend for quick healing. Take it easy and take care.

Sweet hugs
Pat

Happy@Home said...

Oh gosh, Diane. I'm late in finding out about your "unfortunate event". How scary that must have been for all of you. I am so sorry to hear about it and especially to learn that you are still suffering from your injuries.
Annie's sweet and smiling face is sure to help you feel better. I hope it won't be much longer until you are able to smile as big as she is.
Take good care.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Trixie is adorable and the perfect friend to keep you company. Stay off your feet and rest. xo

Scrappy quilter said...

So sorry to hear about your mishap too. Annie is adorable.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Look at that face! How can you NOT feel better with her nearby. I hope your feeling better soon Diane. Hugs to you!!

Diane said...

Very cute! Gotta tell you-- my grandmother once said her MIL told her she liked having dolls around (when she was older) because they kept her from feeling so alone. My grandma thought that sounded kind of silly at the time. Then she said, "Now that I'm her age, I know what she meant."

Gina said...

Diane, I hope you are able to rest and feel better soon! The picture of Trixie with the iPad is too cute!

Shug said...

you have such a sweet spirit about the healing process. This is wonderful. I do hope that the bruising is going away and that you are healing quickly...

Susan said...

Oh my GOODNESS, that was quite a fall. Soooo sorry. But also glad it wasn't worse. Take care. Susan

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Well isn't she the cutest thing - and so smart to be able to read and to play gummy drop. I'm glad you have such a sweet friend to keep you company. Don't get too rambunctious playing games. Hee Hee

cynthia lee designs said...

Trixie is adorable!! Hope you continue to heal and feel all better real soon.
hugs,
Cindy

Kathy said...

What a little sweetie to keep you company! Take good care of yourself my friend.

Ana said...

What a sweet little face. I am glad cute litte Trixie is keeping you company. Please rest Diane. It will take time to fully recover and getting plenty of rest will help the process. Sending you a great big hug.

❤️Ana

Maureen Wyatt said...

Hope you are healing up nicely!

BeachGypsy said...

stopping in to see how you're feeling. Hopefully doing better? What a cute little doll! I love Raggedy Anns and hae about 7 of them, the old fashioned kind....Lord have mercy...those are next to impossible to find anymore!! I know because I went looking to get our granddaughter one for her second Christmas...stopped into Toys R Us and they not only didnt have any....they had NO IDEA what I was talking about! The young 'associate' said ragg annie? rag doll? like I was asking for something ancient or alien. HA HA HA HA Dolls today are hard plastic and "do things" electronically. I bought those few and far between for our girls...I wanted them to use their God-given imaginations when playing. Back then those hand held games were just coming in, game boy or something. I guess we were old fashioned parents and we are still old fashioned grand parents! ha! Anyway, little girls these days sure are missing out...not getting their Raggedy Anns and Andys to play with and snuggle with!
Continue to heal up, my friend!

BeachGypsy said...

PS I see you're reading another Diane Chamberlain. Isnt she so good??? Is this one good? I dont think I've read this one, I'll have to check my list

Prims and Annies said...

Hi Diane, I am so glad you are feeling better. I took a swan dive too about 6 years ago on buckled pavement...though not as bad as your fall it still hurt. It's amazing what your brain can process between the short time it takes to see that you are going to fall to the actual contact with pavement. Looks like Trixie is good company - so glad you like her. Thank you for the kind words and link to my Etsy page...you are such a special person. Take care and I know you will be back to normal soon.
Maxie

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Ooh Diane, when I read your Pitiful Pearl post, I gasped and my heart dropped. How easy an accident can happen to any of us. I'm so glad that you didn't lose any teeth! How wonderful of Emilia in being the kind person to offer help and aid to you. I will pray for you that you have a quick recover and you'll be back to your old self soon. Hugs, prayers and blessings are sent to you, my friend.

handmade by amalia said...

I like vintage Winnie the Pooh books as well! Plenty of rest, Diane, take care of yourself.
Amalia
xo

Cranberry Morning said...

Hope you are mending quickly, friend. And if anyone can bring cheer to your day, it would be Trixie. What a cutie! I hope she reads things you enjoy. Glad you're taking it easy so you can heal.

Blessings,
Judy

xo

Beatrice Euphemie said...

A sweet little friend to keep you company! Hope you can smile at her soon! Take care xo K

Deanies Stash said...

Diane, sending you hugs. What a cute companion for you.

Sheila said...

So sorry to hear of your accident. Hope that before too long you will be feeling much better. Best wishes as you recover!

Dayle said...

Dear Diana ... mercy sakes alive! I just read about your accident and what a nasty fall. It's amazing nothing was broken. I pray you will recover speedily and completely.

Marianne said...

Oh my, Diane! I seemed to have missed your news. I am so happy nothing missing/nothing broken, and I know your healing will be swift. I had a similar experience on a walk a couple of years ago. I tripped, was falling as if in slow motion, and though I got my arms out, they gave in. I knew my face would hit the pavement, so I buffered my lips around my teeth. I was cut above my lip and on my nose. But thank God, nothing missing/nothing broken.

Your doll friend is so sweet, and such good company for you. What a nice way to treat yourself to heal faster. Be blessed, my dear,

Marianne xox

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Que bonita muñeca!!!!!

vivian said...

OH I had missed the post about you getting hurt! how scary for you! glad youre healing and taking it easy. And with such good company! Im a huge raggedy ann fan. maybe i'll post pics soon of my work annies! thats were most of them live.. in my office at work! I have several at home too. Including two that were my grandmothers.
have a great weekend my friend! and be well!
xoxo
vivian

Stephanie said...

Oh Diane, your doll is so sweet! She brought a smile to my face :) Thinking of you, sweet friend, and keeping you in my prayers.

Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Oh my Diane, just went to read about your accident, how terrible. Sending you healing energy and positive thoughts that you are better very soon, so glad you have such lovely company on the lanai!

Diane Writes said...

Hi there tribe! Please don't get tired of smiling for my dearest namemate :)

Kelly-Anne said...

Dearest Diane....aww! What an adorable dolly!
She is so cute and I am sure she must bring you a lot of joy!
Get better very soon:)
Much love to you,
Kelly
Xxx