Sunday, July 22, 2007


~ Jolly is the word that comes to my mind
as I look at this head with a frog on its face
if my own were the same I wouldn't look so happy
because having an amphibian stuck to my cheek
would really freak me out and I'd be screaming
and that is not how I want my visage
immortalized in stone ~

But, I will say that I did smile when I chose this picture for my post today because I am feeling rather glum at the moment. For whatever reason, I am in an extreme amount of pain and have set myself on the couch and fear moving a muscle, as it causes the ache to increase. I am running that draining low grade fever that comes now and then, lupus having that mind of it's own, that I'll never understand. My plans for this day have been set aside...again...and I find myself swallowing back tears that keep trying to spill out over my cheeks, afraid that I might seem ungrateful for having some recent good days that summer affords. The pain pills have been swallowed and will soon take effect, that dreaded dull dragging of the brain, not really decreasing the pain, just masking it with a kind of pretend tolerance...oh Lord, I sound so depressing, but really, the garden decor actually did make me smile and that is what I'll concentrate on today...silly garden gnomes :)


Anonymous Brian said...

Jolly gnome
In garden home
Frogs roam
in the loam
Messy dome
Needs a comb
Read weighty tome
Breathe an ohm


12:47 PM  
Blogger dreamergirl said...

I've emailed you some gnomes :)

Sending you love & hugs!! xx Silvia

3:07 PM  
Blogger BJ said...

Darlene - feel better soon. I'm sending big (((((hugs))))) your way. Better days are ahead. Hang in there sweetie!

3:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It has been a while sincxe I have visited-I just caught up a bit.

I am so sorry you are in pain.....
I hope you are feeling strong and well again very soon.

I am excited to see your store when it create beautiful treasures.

Love and kisses to you


5:22 PM  
Blogger Shaz said...

Oh the thought of tears on your beautiful cheeks saddens me so much you know I can't express this as well as I would like.
Since the beginning of my blogging you have always given me strength and love and amazing encouragement.
You are a blessing and I pray for you daily my friend and you will be in my heart always.I admire you and love you my friend xx

4:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lately I've been feeling a lot of pain, exhaustion, strange symptoms that don't point to a common cause; went to the doctor for the whole physical, blood tests, everything's "normal." But I sure don't feel normal. And it's not even a percentage of the pain and unexpected bad days you have, but I find myself pleading with God to just take it away, to not make me an invalid at the age of 35! I hate being a mom who sits on the couch or gets grumpy because everything hurts, instead of playing with her kids.

So I will say a prayer for both of us, and thank God for someone who shares the good and bad with strangers like me, who don't feel so alone when they read it.

9:36 AM  
Anonymous twoblueday said...

Hey! I'm still out here reading your blog and thinking of you.
Hope the pain goes away.

1:36 PM  
Blogger Wanda said...

Darlene, now I know why your answering machine came must be "out" from the pills. My heart aches for you as I was sure we were going to be able to visit a little today!!
Rest, my love, as best you can, and I will call you tomorrow!! Hugs, prayers, and Jolly smiles to you my dear. I would wear a frog on my face forever if it would give you good days!!
Wanda Mom

3:31 PM  
Blogger Jack K. said...

Thank goodness for garden gnomes.

Much positive energy coming your way.

4:53 PM  
Blogger amy said...

I have my own gnome. His name is Jobere Lafayette LeFleur. Now before I sound like a crazy woman, a friend sent him to me and the kids and I named him and have taken him on trips to take pictures of him. It is a fun and silly thing.

8:37 AM  
Blogger Mary Timme said...

Your garden face is the Green Man! (I made a beaded mask of him is how I know!) He is associated with Beltane and ripe ovaries and growth of all kinds. I wouldn't want a frog on my face either. Talk about a major shudder factor! Ugh!

Praying for you and hope you are better soon. Drug dulleness is the worst as it lasts so long after the good part is off.

3:19 PM  
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11:44 PM  

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