Friday, January 21, 2011

My day in pictures

Yesterday (Thursday, 1/20/11) was the date of my daughters Tonsillectomy. As per the norm the animals all woke me up at 5:45 am because they wanted to eat. I came out in the kitchen, started the coffee, and let the dogs out, only to see the moon sinking low in the sky.


If only I could drive down to the bay, or to a field, to photograph it. Instead I stood on my back deck and watched it sink rapidly out of sight below the tree line.


We had to be at the hospital by 8:15, and I had yet to take a shower. In the mean time my husband was driving my younger daughter to school when she starts texting me . . .

her: you should see the moon!
me: I know it's beautiful
her: go photograph it!
me: I can't. We have to go to the hospital
her: go, go go!!!
me: I really wish I could but I have to get ready. There will be other moons. Maybe next month

(Speaking of texting, have you seen this site? When Parents Text Love it!)

It was such an incredible morning for photography, with fresh snow and a beautiful blue sky and a brilliant sun. Some things are more important than others though.

The surgery went well. It was quick and the doctor was pleased with how the tonsils looked. He said they were large, but spongy, and they didn't appear suspect. However, he sent them off to be tested anyway. We'll know the results in about a week.

We were only at the hospital a few hours before they sent us home. Andria was anxious to get into her own bed.



I had been eying the Hydrangeas, wanting to photograph them early in the morning with the sun shining on the snow. They still looked pretty in the early afternoon so I grabbed a few shots. This was my favorite.



Shortly after we arrived home I had to go pick up meds. Here we are at the grocery store parking lot. Seriously. I tell you, you just never know where your next shots will come from! These tree's sticking up out of the snowbanks were to pretty not to photograph.



Our regular pharmacy didn't have enough Roxicet (liquid percocet) so I had to go someplace else. The other pharmacy had the meds but wouldn't take our insurance so I ended up paying cash. My daughter couldn't wait any longer while I ran to yet a 3rd pharmacy. Needless to say my husband was a little ticked off after he had already called our insurance co and was told the second place WOULD take our insurance.


Looking out from our back deck once again at the end of the day.

My daughter seemed to be doing really well, but around 8:30 she became very sick to her stomach and felt awful the rest of the night into this morning. Finally, this afternoon she is showing signs of improvement. Hopefully she is almost through the worst of it.

And that was my day in pictures! I appreciate all the incredibly kind words you all left for me and my older daughter on the last post. It was of great encouragement for this nervous mom!

Today we had another big snow storm. Again, no time for photography as I had to take care of things in the house. Maybe tomorrow I'll get out and about if I can leave the girls alone for a bit. It's supposed to bitter cold though, which does not exactly inspire the photographer inside of me.

*I can't lie, I did take pictures of my daughter at the hospital. It wasn't pretty. We'll leave those out for now, okay? Especially since she's being so nice to me, and with a teenager you don't want to rock that boat ; )

47 comments:

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

first off..get well wishes to your daughter...

and the photographs are beautiful...winter is so pretty there

kary and teddy

Donna said...

So glad your daughter is on the upswing now. Poor thing.

The moon was awesome! It was HUGE at certain angles.

STay warm, it is COLD COLD COLD! ... Donna

Country Girl said...

No, don't rock the boat. So if you didn't have time to do the moon photos, did you in the end? Because these are gorgeous. I love your photography, Sharon. Love coming here.
Get well quick wishes to your #1 girl.

Kerri said...

Sending get well vibes to your daughter ..... AND your images are awesome as always Sharon!

Robin said...

Sharon, lovely shots!
Sounds like you had quite a day!
Glad everything went well for you all!

Anonymous said...

De-lurking to say your photos are beautiful. I have admired them for a long while.
No fun being under the weather. Hope your daughter gets well soon.
Bridgemor

Carol Mattingly said...

Sharon, sounds like things went pretty well. I'll pray for good news from the lab. You take a deep breath and hang in there. The photos of the trees with the snow are absolutely gorgeous. Carol

La said...

Glad she is doing well. Have a wonderful weekend! La

Mary said...

Sharon,

Glad she is improving. Her surgery is a tough one, the older you get! Very tough.

Where do you find such glorious snow photos? Oh, that's right. You can get around because you have more than one piece of snow removal equipment in your town. Duh. They're call for another storm on here on Monday night. I dread it for the reason being "I'm stuck in the house..."

Stock up on ice cream and ginger ale for
Andria.

Mary

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sounds like your daughter did really well. Hope she feels better real soon ! I can relate to the available prescription issues. My daughter had an issue with a pharmacy here when my Granddaughter had her tonsils/adenoids out over a year ago. She had the prescription transferred to another pharmacy, got it filled and they told her the first one should NOT have handled it the way they did. Ins. co. and 2nd pharmacy suggested she file a complaint, but don't think she ever did.
Sad that people don't do their job properly, but expect to be paid.
Tell her to enjoy lots of popsicles.
:-D
You did good on your pictures.
Enjoy your weekend!
Glenda

Custom Comforts said...

Even on the busiest of days, you manage to get very incredible pictures. I'm so glad the tonsils didn't look suspect and everything went well. That's a very good sign.
Keeping you both in my prayers.
Cindy

Shelley said...

HOpe your daughter feels better soon - and that she gets lots of ice cream! Your photos were magnificent - so dreamy!!

Snappy Di said...

I'm happy for you that things have gone so well with the surgery. Three places to get the meds? Sheesh... that would so tick me off.

We don't need to see the hospital photos... as a 56 year old woman I would not want my boat rocked either... not in a hospital gown... bleh.

Di

Phyllis said...

Hey Sharon,

I was just getting ready to email you but thought I'd see what you had posted first.

I'm glad the surgery went well and it's over. I'm sure everything will be fine with her.

The moon has been incredible the last few nights, and I've seen some gorgeous sunsets on the way home from work. Always makes me wish for a real camera!

Karin said...

Good news to hear your daughter is feeling improved and will be totally on the mend soon.

I just love all your photography! Just blows me away every time.

Blessings!

Susan said...

Hope your daughter recuperates quickly, Sharon. I remember when I had my tonsils out at age 12. It was not fun.

Loved all your photos,as always. Are you in an Arctic Tundra up there? We sure are here in Massachusetts! Susan

MaggieGem said...

So happy things went well for your daughter... hope the recovery is full and quick!

Great shots as always, I'm love seeing your photos!

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

Hope your daughter has a speedy recovery! Glad to hear that so far everything is looking good.

And hang in there for the cold... We are expecting temps of -30 the next couple of nights! Ugh..

Stacey Dawn said...

Such stunning tree images!! So sorry you had those insurance issues but am very glad your daughter is recovering - will pray for her!

Anna said...

Lovley, amazing and beautiful!!

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in Norway.

Eve said...

Glad to hear Andria is doing better. I hope she is continuing to do so. The pictures are lovely as usual Sharon! The snow is beautiful...where it belongs! Ok it's pretty here in the south too, but....well.....

Jayne said...

You find beauty in so many places my friend! Hope things will start to turn around with some fluids and new medication. Love to you!

Pat said...

Glad your daughter is on the road to recovery. I heard that the older the patient, the harder it is for that surgery. (as far as pain goes.)

I enjoyed your photos, as always. It's true, you don't ever know where you'll find your next photo! We saw the full moon setting in the morning while we were leaving for the hospital for a minor procedure. Unfortunately, I didn't have my camera with me, but it looked like the moon was sitting on the telephone wire!

sheila lynch said...

Fabulous photos, best to your daughter!

Becky said...

Glad all went well with your daughter. These photos are beautiful. Wish I was able to visit the area one more time in the winter. Truly a winter wonderland!

Susannah said...

Hi Sharon...glad things are coming along for your daughter. I wish her well...soon.

Your "morning to night" photos are beautiful. I even love the trees outside of the grocery store....but the hydrangea is my favorite!

Susannah

Chatelaine said...

Wishing your daughter a speedy recovery. I see that you take your camera everywhere, I do too because you just never know when the next great shot might occur.

I was out photographing the snow today and it wasn't as bad as expected. But I think it is supposed to get worse.

A. Jarrett said...

Definitely keeping your daughter in my prayers for a speedy recovery.

Love your images, and you are a master with textures!

Rosie said...

Glad to hear your daughter is doing better. Beautiful photos... I almost like winter better after looking at your pics! I remember looking out my kitchen window and seeing that incredible moon.

Mary said...

So glad everything went well, Sharon! I hope she is feeling better soon. It took my son a few days to recover, but it went pretty quickly...

Beautiful pictures of the moon!

Lisa said...

I hope your daughter is on the mend! I am so happy to come across your blog from Pretties & Posies.....you are such a gifted photographer. I have lived in MA all my life and am really enjoying your lovely representations of New England.

Lynda said...

Beautiful photos, Sharon! Your first moon photo is my favourite. Glad your daughter is on the mend! Have a wonderful week! xo

Char said...

she will come through great but it is a rough time recovering - i hope she has a speedy one.

Cait O'Connor said...

I find pictures always present themselves when I am on a rushed journey somewhere.
Hope your daughter is feeling better now.

Carolynn said...

So glad to hear everything went well, in spite of the nausea, et al. That's gotta be the WORST.

I love all the photos and I think you made the right call re: the last set of images you chose to leave out.

Dianne said...

I'm glad your daughter is improving! I was 19 when I had my tonsils out and it was definitely not a walk in the park! The photographs are so nice. Do you have them framed in your house? You should!

Kristina said...

thank you so much for your sweet comments and visitng my blog. you take lovely pictures yourself.

Ali C said...

Gorgeous images! I hope your daughter is feeling well and recovering quickly!

The Curious Cat said...

I do like these photos...I am guessing the ones from the hospital would not be so scenic! I had my tonsils out as a child. I really cannot remember much except drinking some yucky drinks and not being too happy afterwards. My mum was fearing more than I was because she knew what was coming as I went into surgery. I think it is harder for adults -having tonsils removed - I don't know why but just heard that. I hope your daughter feels much better soon and the results are good. xxx

Thistlebrooms said...

I'm so glad things went well.
Understanding nervous Mom's and your daughter making you take those lovely Moon images...
I totally agree with your Hydrangea photo. One of the loveliest of winter images with freshly fallen snow...
Hope everyone is doing well and wait in anticipation for More of your lovely Winter photo's...

My Best
~Marilyn

Tricia said...

Great images, especially the last, that's my fave! =)

marcia said...

Your photos are breathtakingly beautiful!

(and I know all about teens having their picture taken!)

happy day!

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Adrian LaRoque said...

I like these ones, it encourages me for the season!

Custom Comforts said...

Sharon,
How is your daughter? Did you get the biopsy report back yet? You've both been on my mind all day, so I just had to ask how things are?
Cindy

Judy said...

Ho[e your daughter is back to normal now! Lovely photos! I can't decide whether that first shot of the moon, or the hydrangeas are my favourite!

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