May 18, 2009

by English Muse

Hello everyone! Happy Monday. I hope your week is off to a good start. I find the colors in this photo by Alexandra Cameron very soothing this morning. The sky is the color of the Caribbean Sea. I had a very stressful weekend at the hospital where my dad is now in ICU. He has another important surgery today. Please keep your fingers crossed that all goes well. I’ll keep you posted!

In the meantime, please tell me about all the lovely things you did this weekend! I love to hear your stories!

By the way, I have a very special giveaway for this week!



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30 Responses to “Monday”

  1. Sarah says:

    Oh Tina, I am desperately sorry to hear about your weekend and your Dad. We will be thinking of you both this week and hoping everything is ok.


  2. Char says:

    a prayer for your father and you honey. ((hugs))

    my weekend was quiet as I was sick Saturday. yesterday was Star Trek and dinner with my family. it was perfect.

  3. JGregg says:

    Took my sons to see IMAX version of Star Trek, where I heard my 9 yr-old say to his older brother (11), “that was as good as Star Wars!” Sacrilege? I’m not sure, but a tremor in the force to be sure; maybe that’s what that caused that earthquake last night!

    Tina, all the best to your dad today.


  4. Jen says:

    Dear Tina,
    Oh no, sorry to hear about your Dad.
    Fingers crossed. good thoughts on their way. we were in san francisco yesterday for a lovely lunch and stroll with friends. the weather was glorious.and the bay to breakers had people out in hilarious gear. I love the photo you posted- reminds me of dreaming. Best wishes & thinking of you.

  5. Beatriz Kim says:

    Dear Tina,

    I am so sorry to hear about your father! Over the last couple weeks of wishing him well, I feel attached to his plight. I wish there was something I could do.

    This weekend the importance of family in our lives was reinforced to me. My loving sister rented a convertible sports car for me.

    Then we went to Sausalito, ate dinner in a restaurant above the water, and took pictures of the beautiful town. My sister sacrificed her time, though she desperately needed to work.

    The excitement and happiness, lowered my pain and I was able to drive! Not only was I happy about the things we did, I was happy to be so loved!

    I am sure that you have similar loving memories with your father and this time must be difficult for you both. However, be assured that your love is helping to make him better.

    My heart goes out to you both and your whole family! I will think of you all day and wish for good news soon!


  6. P. says:

    Keeping you and your dad in my thoughts and my fingers crossed for a speedy recovery.


  7. Berenice says:

    I hope your fathers surgery turns out okay. Best of luck!

  8. Kirti says:

    Lovely pic…I am very sorry to hear about your dad…hang in there! Life doesn’t make sense sometimes, but I assure you that you have better days ahead of you…*hugs*

  9. Brian Miller says:

    hope dad has a better week…
    took at great walk at BlackWater creek with the fam. Amzing place, all the greenery and flowers in bloom.
    beautiful pic

  10. La Belle Lumière says:

    Oh no. I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. I’ll be thinking good thoughts for his surgery and a speedy recovery.

  11. Tina Tarnoff says:

    Be strong for your dad, dearest Tina, today will be a good day!

    I spent most of my weekend in front of the fan, to damn hot, and trying to finish Revolutionary Road (I know, discusting, I’m still reading it:).

    Hugs and good thoughts!


  12. Dream Sequins says:

    Keeping my fingers crossed for your dad. Thinking positive thoughts!

  13. lauragrace7 says:

    Very best of thoughts for you and your father! I truly hope all goes well.
    This weekend was warm and sunny. It was absolutely lovely. I spent most of Sunday in a park looking much like the girl in your picture only with text books instead of balloons. If one has to study on a sunny day, thats the way to do it. I also watched the clouds, it was very peaceful. I will send some of it your way!

  14. blorange dice says:

    Beautiful, beautiful photo! I spent the weekend resting up after a long semester and enjoying the nice weather; luckily, the highs have only been in the 70’s lately, which is a huge relief for me..

    Love your blog! (:

  15. giulia says:

    xoxo to gazillion power.

    no good story to tell…fever, mint tea, bed, old travel articles, worrying.

    Thinking of you, your family, & your dad.

    Will check in later. xo susan

  16. Micaela says:

    gorgeous picture.

    my prayers are with your precious precious father!!! please let him know.

  17. Mary says:

    prayers for you and your family

  18. Mrs.French says:

    this photograph takes my breath away…I hope everything turns out well with your father…xo t

  19. avant garde says:

    dreamy photo. hope it is soothing you to blog and get supportive responses. hospitals in May are not the place i’m sure you or your dad want to be! we are all throwing hugs your dads way ok! πŸ™‚
    here’s one for you…..(xo)

  20. Mary says:

    Sorry to read your Dad this weekend and I hope and pray all goes well for his surgery. My weekend was spent in town with friends enjoying the weather.Sending Hugs to you and yours


    It’s been a rough couple of weeks for you …just so you know that many people are praying for your dear dad… ~XO*

  22. Ali says:

    Thinking about you and your father! Fingers (and toes) crossed.

    Went out for my birthday this weekend – dinner and drinks. Was lovely!

  23. SHOKOOFEH says:

    lovely things…? let me think! aah tonight was my mother’s birthday! after a whole day looking for the perfect present and making a delicious dinner… I feel so good now!
    and I’m thinking about you and your father. and I pray. in my own way…
    ok. I said too much. ha?!
    Tina, please take care of yourself.


  24. Cassie says:

    Beautiful blog. A great place to visit! My weekend entailed, BBQ's, a run at the lake, sweet babies & strawberry pie. Overall, delightful. Hope yours was, too!

  25. lbwDESIGN says:

    i am so sorry. my fingers are crossed for you…and I am thinking positive thoughts for your father. i have been there!!!!
    thanks for the lovely photo!

  26. parlezvouskiwi says:

    Oh Im so very sorry to hear about your Dad Tina… am sending lots of good vibes and thoughts your way.

    That is a truly sweet photo.

    May you truly find peace right now in amongst the stress and worry x

  27. Joanna Goddard says:

    i hope your father is feeling ok. he must be so happy taht you’re there with him. thinking of you and your family xoxo

  28. The King Family says:

    I’m really glad that the surgery went well, and look at you-blogging all the while! I love the last one with the mountains πŸ™‚

  29. emily says:

    such a cheery photo! thanks for this.

  30. Alexandra Cameron says:

    Thank you for featuring me πŸ™‚

    My fingers are indeed crossed for you.

    Please don’t hesitate to feature my work again here or in the Los Angeles Times, i’m still trying to climb the publicity ladder πŸ™‚

    Smiles to you


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