Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Blowin’ In The Wind


My border batik fabrics have been taken out, looked at, and put at the side of the Wiggle me quilt.I am still not sure about the new fern one, but the darker blue mottled one is definitely the very outer edge

A bit windy here today, after overnight rain.

Our motel is almost directly across the road from Wellington Regional Hospital, and the Rescue Helicopter lands on the top landing area often. It goes overhead at all hours. There will be many families who are so very thankful for this wonderful life-saving service.

You can see the wind sock at the very right hand side, and I could hear the rotors a long time before the chopper was visible. Then it turned and flew almost directly overhead, as I was on the footpath.

Wellington  Hospital with rescue chopper hovering

rescue Helicopter leaving Wellington Hospital

Julie, at My Quilt Diary, I thought of you, as one time you cycled down the road to hang your quilt on a fence for the photos. I walked out the door, and here was a suitable fence, at the side of where the cars park.batik fabric Blowin' in the Wind

Breaking news, Hugh has been discharged, 2 days post-surgery!!! We will travel home tomorrow. I have not done much that was on “ The List”, but with batiks, and today a marvellous new “Samsung Smart Phone” a family and friend birthday gift, I am happy.Yesterday when I walked out to the front door after visiting, I met a lady who was there with her husband on Monday morning, there were a lot of people in the  pre-surgery admission room.  We went back inside and talked. How can an instant friendship be there, we hugged, had tears, of relief and togetherness, and shared a bond .I think of them both as they face the future, with hope, faith, and a little uncertainty.

Again, you have  all kept me in your hearts and thoughts, and this has been in my mind  these days. We have seen others in dire situations, wives here alone, men facing surgery complications, young children in wheelchairs going up in the lift, maybe to the theatre floor.

Quotation of the day  from Adam Lindsay Gordon

Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone,
Kindness in another's trouble,
Courage in your own.

Greetings from Jean


Out To Pasture said...

Sounds like the surgery went well if Hugh is to be released so soon. I hope he heals quickly and successfully! Love your quote of the day. So true, so true!
Cheers, Florence.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Jean, I am so glad Hugh was discharged and you are going home. By now you may already be home. I wish Hugh a complete recovery. What a nice story about your new friend at the hospital. I love the quote, it fits perfectly. Have a happy day!

Georgia said...

Great news, Nancy and Hugh! So glad you can be in your own home soon. And a Samsung Smartphone - I have one of those! Take care on your trip home, see you on the other side.

The Furry Gnome said...

So glad to hear Hugh's been discharged already! Hope the recovery at home goes well.

Linda said...

Jean, your photos are lovely, your header is stunning and the quote is inspirational. Thank you so much for sharing.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, that's good news to be going home! hope all will be okay with your new friends. you are a sweet soul to worry about others.

Carol Mattingly said...

OMG! He's going home early. That is such fantastic news. I am so excited for you guys and I will continue to pray he is doing better every day. Congrats on your new phone too. Carol

Susan Heather said...

So pleased to hear Hugh has been discharged so quickly - surely good news.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

What a great idea! We don't have any fence like that around here, there is in town, but a good idea! cheers! xx