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A Pink Gerbera from a  bouquet of flowers #1 Grandson had Baby Girl buy for me a few days ago since I’ve been a bit under the weather the past 2 weeks.  I had to break out my LensBaby to take a few images of the flowers.

Pink Gerbera

Here he is with the bouquet at the store.  Baby Girl said it was his idea and was totally floored.

Jaxon with Bouquet for Grandma

Image used with permission

He wished me to feel better the second the front door opened then ran to me with this huge bouquet. He’s so sweet, and wonderful!

I came down with a mild case of Shingles. I thank God it’s a mild case! I can imagine how horrific a bad case is now because it’s been pretty awful, but I’m a big baby. 🙂

I’m too young to have been offered the vaccine, but I’m going to get it when I’m over this; the Dr. said it can’t hurt.

I am getting better everyday, and hope to be right as rain soon.

I hope you all are having a lovely Sunday!

Purple Flower

Nikon Df| Lensbaby Composer with Soft focus Optic & 8mm macro converter| PS CC 2015 & Nik Suite.

More to come…

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40 Comments

  1. Reblogged this on PuffPink.

  2. So sorry to hear about the shingles. They can be so awful. Glad yours was a mild case. Be well and have a wonderful Mother’s Day.

  3. What a sweetie your grandson is! He chose a gorgeous bouquet. I am so sorry to hear you had shingles…has it passed? Thank goodness it is a mild one. I’m a baby about these things too….think I’ll get that vaccine today if I can!

    • Thank you so much Melissa! He is a sweet boy.

      I’m almost completely healed. It seems to be taking forever! I wonder if it’s because I’m fair skinned? Chicken pox didn’t take this long to heal!

      Yes, I recommend getting the vaccine! I’m going to email my Dr. this week to see if I’m healed enough to get it now too.

  4. Sorry to hear you’re not well Deb – My grandmother had the shingles years ago and I remember she felt awful! Your grandson is a cutie pie!! Seeing him and having him visit must put a huge smile on your face 🙂 🙂 🙂 Hope you feel better real soon…

    • Thank you Linda! I’m much, much better!

      Oh yes, he’s a joy and I’m very thankful that I get to see him nearly everyday.

  5. Oh Deb, I hope you’re feeling a lot better. I’ve heard how bad shingles can be. Despite the setback, you photography is still as beautiful as ever!

  6. Very nice ! I especially love the last shot with the extra colors in the background.

  7. Hope you feel better very soon. Sweet gift!

    • Thank you so much Belinda! Those flowers are among the best bouquets I’ve ever had in my lifetime. I’m working to keep them going as long as I can! 🙂
      I’m feeling better than I was 2 days ago. I just hope there’s no lasting nerve damage. Time will tell.

  8. Beautiful captures and what a handsome grandson! I’m sure he melts your heart quite often! So sorry to hear you’re not well, hugs & prayers for a quick recovery, Deborah!

    • Thank you so much Donna! I think he’s very handsome…but I’m a bit biased. 🙂
      I’m on the mend and speaking about it in the blogosphere which is a BIG step for me. For good or bad time will tell. Sometimes it’s not a good thing to cross too far into one’s real life if the blog isn’t based on that but, it’s where I’m at right now.
      I’m just rollin’ with the punches.

      My spirits are high. Thank God I’m not one that gets depressed easily!!

      I see in my inbox you were soarin’ with Eagles! I off to go check that out. I know it will be AMAZING, and from your deck. If it is…Woman I’m going to be a little bit jealous. 🙂 Yet, thankful that I found you and your blog so I can see what you see through your viewfinder. BIG XX

      • It is awesome to be on opposite coasts and yet so close in blogosphere! We can’t help but ‘feel’ for others when we interact in conversation. 🙂 Keep on rollin’ with the punches, Spring is really trying to get here, that’ll perk us all up! And, of course, you have every right to be biased, it’s our Grandma right! ❤

  9. That is no fun, I hope you feel better! How sweet of grandson! Love these photos!

    • Thank you so much Lynn! He’s a keeper! 🙂 I am healing…not fast enough to suit me, but I’m healing.

      • You said a mild case, I hope it has not been too bad! I love the pictures, precious!

        • The Dr. said it was a mild case. I got it on my left side torso. One silver dollar size break out on the front rib cage…a few break outs from there to my spinal cord where there’s another slightly larger than Silver dollar sized break out.
          I have had nearly non stop itching, and stabbing, burning pain in my front rib cage sores, and where the big patch at my spine is. Occasionally there is pain and burning at the smaller sores. Now it’s just itchy and stabbing burning pain at the affected areas, and at my scar tissue where I had a chest tube in 1999, and in my upper shoulder area which is strange because I had no sores, or injury there, and a back ache in the middle of my back that is non stop. Tylenol doesn’t help with middle backache.

          I hope when the sores are completely healed all that pain and sensitivity goes with it!
          However, that’s the hell of this break out… there’s nerve damage. I potentially could have itching and stabbing, burning pain for months, years, or the rest of my life. GET THE VACCINE!
          I had no clue the damage could be so severe until now. The vaccine can help prevent the nerve damage up to 67%. That’s good enough for me!
          Right now I’m having non stop middle back pain and shooting, burning, stabbing pains in my front rib cage, and at the area of where my bra hooks sit. Cotton t-shirts touching any affected area is painful, and at times unbearable. I am hissing a lot when it hits a sensitive area. It really has been awful, and I a mild case!

          I am so much better than I was just two days ago. I slept through the night last night. It’s been 12 days today.
          Get the vaccine! You do not want this if you have had chicken pox. You do not want this on your face!!! Seriously! I’m thanking GOD everyday since I got this I didn’t get it on my face!
          When I’m over it I’m getting the vaccine. I’m writing it down so my children get the vaccine early since I got it before 60.

          I’m sorry I got so graphic, but I’m feeling a bit emotional about it at the moment, and I feel comfortable with you because you’ve shared so much with me…readers. Forgive me, but be aware and prepared! XX

          • Wow thank you so much for telling me! I have seen the ad for the shot many times and thought hmm no problem. It does not sound mild to me at all! I am so sorry to hear you are in this pain! you poor dear! I hope things get better and there is no more pain or itching! I will go and get the shot! I know it is personal but at some point maybe someone can do a post! Please take care and a big hug without touching your sore spots dear friend! xoxoxoxoxo

            • If you get the vaccine or don’t get Shingles I will be so happy! It’s miserable and not something you want a family member or friend to get! The ad is just another commercial. I saw them too and dismissed them or ignored them. DON’T! If you are nearing 60 or there get the vaccine!
              It’s 12 days in and my sores are still red, and angry. Not huge Hive like now but, still on pale skin UGLY!

              Thank you for the HUG! Though my spirit is high and strong it still needs hugs and encouragement! XX 🙂

            • I am sure you need lots of hugs xx I am 54 so didn’t think much about it until now!

            • 🙂 Thank you! xx

            • 🙂

  10. It was really heart touching story. Your photos are really good. I don’t understand some parts of your story because my english is weak but, I really liked to read your story.
    Thanks for sharing with us.

  11. 😦 Shingles is not good; sorry to hear you were afflicted with it and hope you didn’t have much pain. Lucky you had a bright spot with your grandson but hope you weren’t contagious and infected him with the chickenpox virus. Godspeed on your recovery.

    • Thank you Gordon!
      Grandson is current with all his boosters, and Dr thinks it would be rare for him to come down with Chicken pox, but we’ll see.

      I only went to the Dr’s office when I was contagious so hopefully I didn’t expose anyone.
      Juries still out on what kind of nerve damage I’ll have. I hope very minimal!

  12. What a sweet gesture! I hope you are feeling better soon Deborah.

  13. Ugh! I’m so sorry to hear your sick! You’ve got a cute grandson – who picked out some lovely flowers!

  14. What a lovely gift from your sweet little guy! And I’m so sorry to hear about your shingles! Yikes! I’ve heard they are so painful! Take care Deborah! Hugs from Mars.


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