"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

Hello Friends!

Friends, Romans, countrymen...y'all. Foodies, gardeners, artists and collectors - let's gather together to share and possibly learn a thing or two in the mix.

Donna Baker

Saturday, January 21, 2023

And So It Doesn't Go

I just had to come back to tell all how happy it made me to hear from each of you. I feel like I've known you for so long. I am not able to reply to your comments no matter what I try and I can't comment on your posts. I appreciate each of you for different reasons and will try to stay in touch. I am still lacking skills on the technological front and daily have some sort of trouble on my phone and/or Mac. Just know I think of you fondly and wish only the best. It is heartening to know that you are still out there carrying on in the midst of this crazy time. Love you!

What a difference time makes. I am caring for my husband. After 6 months in the hospital, he came home again yesterday. The trick is keeping him home and out of the hospital. He has recurring pneumonias from old cancer treatments in 2001. It's very sad a he has contracted pseudomonas bacterial  pneumonia which is rampant in hospital situations and it is becoming resistant to antibiotics. This is such a terrible time so I have to take it a day at a time. This isn't going to end well. How does one say goodbye? 


Bea said...

Oh, hello! I was wondering how you were holding up during quarantine, Donna. -good to know that you're still poking around Blogland. xx

Rachel Phillips said...

Donna, I just read your comment on Weave's blog. The reason you can leave comments there is because she does not use the Embedded setting. Most of us do. For your own blog, go to settings and comments and change embedded to one of the other settings, eg pop up, or full page. I don't remember the other setting but that would be ok too. Just don't use embedded. Hope that helps. Then at least you can respond to your own comments here if you want to. Rachel

angryparsnip said...

I am so happy I saw your blog pop up. Yo have been on my mind a lot.
We have been fighting a wildfire that was just a few miles from my home.
iwinston goes into leg surgery soon and I haven't gone anywhere.
Be well and safe, parsnip

Elephant's Child said...

I hope that Rachel's suggestion works for you.
While you may not be able to comment on our posts it is lovely to see you posting again.
Stay well, stay safe.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Good luck Donna. My skills are patchy but keep trying.

Mary said...

Just knowing you are 'keeping calm and carrying on' is good news.
Most of us seem to be doing the same as each day seems just like the last one and nothing is really pressing because we can't go far.
I hope you can get your blog problems sorted and, like me, you won't have too much trouble changing over to new Blogger by the end of July when the old 'Legacy Version' comes to an end.
Chin up, hang in there. . . . . and all that dear Donna!
Hugs - Mary

ellen abbott said...

I hope you manage to figure it all out. as for blogger, at least for commenting, have you tried opening another account?

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Hi Donna and so good to hear from you .... I always look to see if you have posted anything. I miss you and your posts. Hope that you and your family are doing OK in these strange times ..... none of us have much exciting news to report as we can't do much can we ?!! Hope you sort your computing troubles out and that we hear from you soon... take care and keep safe ... sending love from across the pond. XXXX

Joanne Noragon said...

One day it will all come together. I promise.

donna baker said...

Love you guys so much! Rachel solved my problem.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Donna sweet friend !
Such an unexpected but welcomed surprise to see your name on my blog comments. I checked your blog around Christmas but didn't see anything new, and figured you had just thrown in the towel.
So sorry to read that your husband has been poorly, hopefully now he is back home, and will stay there, I'm sure he will be waited on hand and foot.
Times they are a'changing new great-grandchildren to keep us busy, health issues, yet still plodding along. I still have the painting you so kindly gifted me of your horse, I treasure it.
Take good care of yourself and husband, I pray you will both make it through this health problem and life will be easier for you.
Much love,
Jo xx

Dixie said...

Dear blogging buddy Donna… yes, it is I. It is Dixie, rising from the ashes like the proverbial Phoenix. Since 2017, life has handed me one crisis, illness, disaster and tragedy after another. There have truly been days when I wondered how I could go on, and what else could be thrown at me. Breast cancer, 2nd knee replacement, Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) which left me permanently disabled from nerve damage and forced early retirement, the pandemic (yeah we all got that one!), my youngest daughter murdered by her boyfriend in a act of domestic violence (that one nearly killed me), and most recently, my younger sister diagnosed with Alzheimer’s… so there you go, blogs by the wayside. I think about blogging again, but my hearts just not in it… My last few posts have landed in the mailbox of no one. For the last few years of my blogging, yours were the only comments ever left. Seems if you’re not writing about mommying, cooking, decorating or setting a pretty table, no one is interested. Not to mention my lack of fabulous photos… I can’t even figure out HOW to post on a blog anymore. I am on Instagram under dixiedylla… and I do occasionally post pretty pictures there… and a little about my life with my Ricky. My instagram is private, but just send me a follow request… and maybe I’ll see you there…
and to answer… how do you let go… my answer is… sometimes you don’t get a choice, you just have to. God Bless. Prayers for your journey…
And btw… I know where “new normal” is now. I’ve come out on the other side where the sun shines most of the time…