Central Plateau, North Island

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

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Season’s Greetings to All


As 2016 comes to a close, I wish you all every happiness, much love, lots of laughter, and days filled with good health.

I have been so thankful for all your lovely caring words, comments, emails and prayers over the past few weeks.

Did you know that Santa has headlights on his sleigh? They shone down through the sky, onto the ambulance, as it whisked me  off to hospital, and as midnight struck in clock  towers, he travelled overhead. But on the way across the world, he stopped off with some goodies. Red batiks, for the “ 150 Canadian Women Quilt-along”.There they were, waiting when I came home this morning. This was another visit with the yet undiagnosed chest pain, I have been moved up  the list and now should see  a specialist very soon, and then have a  visit to another larger hospital for tests. Staff  wore  Santa hats, Reindeer antlers, and the breakfast was wonderful. For one wonderful nurse, this was the first time she had been in ED on Christmas Day, and ditto for me.  As we drove back though the front gate, home  looked truly wonderful.


Santa dropped these off this morning

More goodies were waiting, among them this fabulous piece. I can see something wonderful to be made with all those words, from round and about the far south . Thanks so much, Ann and Russell.

Another Christmas gift from the Far South

My video failed badly, so here are a few pics from the year.Whakapapa slopes with Josh

Dani  on Joey Oct 2016,

Hugh and his plane October 2016

sunrise  in December 2014


last sunrise

Quotation, author unknown

“ Happiness always comes from within,

and it is found in the present moment

by making peace with the past

and looking forward to the future”

Greetings from Jean


Susan Heather said...

So sorry to hear you have had yet another trip in the ambulance with the chest pain. I do hope they get it sorted soon.

Doug's granddaughter, who qualified as a nurse this year, is working today. She is in Orthopaedics (her second choice the first being A. & E. but they weren't taking new intakes.)

I hope you feel well enough to have a Merry Christmas and wish you health and happiness for 2017.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Dear sweet Jean ~ I am sorry to hear more chest pains sent you to the ER, especially at this time of year. Glad you are back home and hope your day is lovely, and that the cause of these pains will soon be found so that you can have some relief.

Love, hugs & prayers ~ FlowerLady

Out To Pasture said...

Gosh, not another ambulance trip, Jean! Sure hope the source of your chest pain is diagnosed and cured soon! You've got too much fun planned with those lovely fabrics to be sidelined. My toast to you is for better health, peace and happiness in the New Year. And thank you so much for taking time to send your so welcome blog comments. Much appreciated!

The Furry Gnome said...

Merry Christmas Jean. Thinking of you these days, take care.

Kate said...

I am thankful for all the emergency personnel who are working on Christmas. Two young people who are dear to my heart are at work right now. They volunteer to work so the ones with young families can be at home with their little ones.

I hope you enjoy your lovely batiks, and all the other goodies.

Paige said...

Merry Christmas! And I hope they get to the bottom of these episodes and you will soon be on the mend!

Jenn Jilks said...

I am so glad you are home for Christmas! Merry Christmas, my dear! xx

Jane said...

Oh no! Not again! Praying that they soon find the source of your chest pains, Jean. In spite of it all, I hope that you had a pleasant Christmas and the New Year will start on a better note for you.


Jenny said...

So sorry to read that you have had yet another trip in the ambulance. Christmas greetings to you both, and wishes that 2017 brings better health to your household.

Mystic Quilter said...

I can't believe you were back in hospital again - I had hoped after we spoke a few days ago that things would settle down for you. I'm sure you will be seeing a specialist pretty quickly now! Rest, take things slowly and I hope the remainder of 2016 is hospital free!

Carol Mattingly said...

The merriest of holidays to you Jean and I will pray for you. I'm just glad your ER stay was at least somewhat pleasant on Christmas. God Bless. Carol

QuiltinLibraryLady said...

Hospital isn't the place to be on Christmas. Glad to hear you're back home and relaxing. Merry Christmas!

KB said...

Oh, Jean - that wasn't what I wanted to hear. I'm so sorry that your chest pain is continuing. I'm glad, though, that you're higher on the specialist's list.

I am thinking of you - sending warm and loving thoughts from afar. I hope that 2017 brings better health to you.

camp and cottage living said...

Jean I'm so sorry to hear of another heart scare. It will be good to see that specialist soon.
I wish you and Hugh a very Merry Christmas and will keep you in our prayers.

Nancy J said...

Thank you all so much for your words, thoughts , prayers and emails and phone calls. I cannot tell you enough times how these words from across the oceans, are so like a quilt, comforting, giving warmth, and are full of love. The 25th was a very quiet day, what remained of it, and today much the same. Red fabrics are washed, ironed and ready for some catch up sewing. The ham is still waiting, a friend delivered some yummy Christmas cake, with icing!!! I am hoping that no updates will be needed, until the next tests happen.