Saturday, October 10, 2015

Magnolias

Magnolias look so pretty in bloom

The last month has been a tough one for me. I came down with the flu about 3 weeks ago that I managed to shake off quite quickly and then it came back a week later which I also managed to shake off.

Last week however it came back with a vengeance and knocked me out - unable to eat, no appetite, no energy, no strength. Thank goodness the meds took effect and I'm feeling much better today.

I also finished up at work last week as my contract came to an end. Contrary to what I thought that I would feel anxious about finding more work and work myself into a state of panic, I actually felt relief. I had worked at this place for 3 years and loved every moment of it. One of the best places I ever worked and my managers were some of the best I've had. It was a sad moment saying goodbye. But I think I was just tired and the Universe thought I needed a rest. So a rest I will take for a couple of months. Looking forward to more blogging, catching up with friends, catching up on reading, taking a yoga class, going for walks and spending time with my family.

Anyway, as I was feeling better today and the sun was shining, I went for a stroll in my garden, fed the birds with leftover bread and rice and was thrilled to see the magnolias in bloom. They are such a pretty pink colour and they make me feel happy.  Don't know why but these magnolias always make me think of flamingos.


Pink magnolias symbolise youth, innocence and joy.

Looking forward to embracing my inner child and enjoying my time off.

I hope you had a great week.

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30 comments:

  1. Enjoy the rest, and when you're ready, good luck with finding the next job. Magnolias in bloom shout Spring to me, so you must be in the Southern hemisphere.

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    1. Thanks Viv. Yes I'm in the Southern Hemisphere.

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  2. Sorry you've been unwell with Flu, it can be very nasty and does have a habit of re-appearing, so take care.
    I do love magnolias, my next door neighbour has some that trail over into our garden, so pretty.
    best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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    1. Thanks Trubes. I'm much better now and will venture out of the house later this week. Pink magnolias are especially pretty.

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  3. Happy to read you're feeling better!

    And for all the plans you've made and will make in the future... all the luck needed but most of all JOY!!

    Have a nice abc-weekend / - day
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

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    1. Thanks Melody. Yes joy in all things is what I am looking forward to and living.

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  4. Happy for your recovery, too. I never used to get flu shots but, now that I'm of a certain age & health status, a couple of years ago the doc said, "Y'know Ron, considering your condition, the flu could kill you." Shot, please..

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    1. Thanks Ron. I used to take the flu shot each year and then stopped a few years ago. Got the flu after a long long time. Perhaps I will consider it next year.

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  5. I am glad this illness is coming to an end for you. The magnolias always make me happy, too.

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    1. Thanks Mlissabeth. I'm glad too. Magnolias are just so pretty.

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  6. Glad you are out of the thick clouds, Suzy!
    Wishing you well and a speedy recovery to be back to your inner child :)

    The magnolia shot is beautiful amidst the sunset.

    Pleasure to have you on board!
    xoxo

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    1. Thanks Ruchira. I'm enjoying my time off. I'm glad you could tell the pic was taken just before sunset.

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  7. The magnolias are beautiful! Glad you are feeling better.

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    1. Thanks Tonya. Glad you like my magnolias.

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  8. Enjoy your rest! Sometimes the Universe does take care of us when we need it.
    The magnolias are beautiful!
    :-)
    Traci

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    1. Thanks Traci. Thank Goodness the Universe looks after us. It's such a reassuring thought. Glad you like my magnolias.

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  9. they blossom at the mention of your name!

    ROG, ABCW

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  10. it seems the health issues are plaguing NZ too. A lot of people here were sick because of cold and rain. Hope you are feeling a lot better now. Take care. The magnolias look gorgeous :) Can brighten up anyone's day.

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    1. They sure are Rajlakshmi. So many falling sick. But hopefully the warmer weather will bring better health to all. Feeling good now - I've had a good 2 weeks rest. Thank you.

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  11. Hope the blooming Magnolias bring the best days for you and give you lots of good health. Lovely post Suzy and take care! hugs!

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    1. Thanks Parul I am much better now and will be venturing out soon.

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  12. Glad that you are feeling better now. Take care of yourself, Suzy and enjoy the break. The magnolias look magnificent!

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    1. Thanks Shilpa. I am much better now and looking forward to venturing out soon.

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  13. I am sorry you got sick. These flowers are so pretty!

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    1. Thanks Rebeckah. Much better now and my magnolias are still looking pretty. :)

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  14. You definitely deserve good rest! May the next couple of months be deeply restuful and rejuvenating for you - body, mind and spirit. Wishing you the best.
    And the flowers are so pretty, thanks for sharing those with us.

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    1. Thanks Beloo I am really enjoying the break.

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  15. Glad to see you back in the blogging circuit Suzy :-) They are Beautiful and refreshing flowers .
    Have a great day .
    Hugs <3.

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    1. Thanks Sweety. Glad you like my flowers.

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