Breakfast, Two Love Poems and Bliss

14 Feb

I send love to all my Readers on this Valentine’s Day. May your day be full of grace, peace, love and fun. Our breakfast set the tone for the day.

French toast hearts with blueberries, creme fraiche and Maple syrup

I couldn’t choose today between these two favourites so an e e Cummings for you which have we both loved for the 52 and a bit years we have been together and one from Wendy Cope

I carry your heart

To My Husband by Wendy Cope

In fact, today was a day I was not looking forward to as I was to go to St Michael’s Hospital for steroid injections in both ankles in a bid to wipe out the arthritic pain.  I could not have been better looked after by each member of staff I came across, cared for with grace, made to feel peaceful and sharing fun! It was strange to be in the operating theatre fully awake, but being so, I could enjoy, honestly, the banter and the care that I was receiving. Our NHS staff are remarkable. A special note of thanks to Amy. 🙂

It was not the most comfortable procedure but I have walked out in a state of bliss being completely pain free until the local anaesthetic wears off! I’ve walked up the hill in our little town and up and down stairs many times and cannot stop smiling! I have been told to make the best of the next few hours and to be prepared for some discomfort later but we will be able to enjoy our Valentine’s dinner.

Here are my feet, all prepped, just before I was taken down!

Blue suede shoes – not quite!



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17 responses to “Breakfast, Two Love Poems and Bliss

  1. utesmile

    February 17, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Hope you are painless for a long time!

  2. calvin

    February 16, 2018 at 1:06 am

    Oh you kids, still standing together.

    I too hope the injections work. At least you had the time of blissful drugs. My valentine to you two is some street music that develops into something a little larger.

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 16, 2018 at 9:52 am

      Thank you, that was a delight and introduced us to the Song Around the World Series. We have watched several already, thanks to you.
      The injections are still working. It is a revelation to me to move so easily again. What joy! 🙂

      • calvin

        February 17, 2018 at 4:48 am

        Glad to hear the injections are still working. A good thing if your listening and swaying to the poetic rhythms of life and song in ‘playing for change’. I thought you might follow the bread crumb and listen to more. When I need a lift I play them.

        • mybeautfulthings

          February 17, 2018 at 8:05 am

          We will certainly be going back to them, thanks for the breadcrumb trail. 🙂

  3. Patricia Van Tuyl

    February 14, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    Love your blueberry French toast, both of your poems, and the relief you are feeling from your pain. You find so much good in every day. xoxoxo

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 14, 2018 at 8:39 pm

      I am still walking on sunshine 8 hours later! Always look on the bright side! 🙂

  4. Our Growing Paynes

    February 14, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    What a great break from the pain. May long it last!

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 14, 2018 at 6:35 pm

      Yes, I am still walking on sunshine 5 hours later so I live in hope for the future! 🙂

  5. Arkenaten

    February 14, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    Well it’s one for the money ….


    It is refreshing to hear such glowing praise for the hospital staff when they so often come in for lot of stick.
    One of my best mates underwent heart surgery last year and could hardly keep quiet for all the good things he had to say about his experience.

    Happy ”Valentimes” Day.

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 14, 2018 at 6:35 pm

      You are right, they do get a lots of stick – the problem is a lack of funding not the NHS itself. 🙂

  6. nrhatch

    February 14, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    Love that you are walking on sunshine . . . in pain free bliss.
    Hope the shots do the trick.

    Your breakfast looks FAB.
    Happy Valentine’s Day!

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 14, 2018 at 5:46 pm

      It’s brilliant right now! Just been down to the local shop, 2000 steps, completely pain free! Yippee! 🙂

  7. john zande

    February 14, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Here’s hoping it does the trick… and hoping the come down isn’t too horrid.

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 14, 2018 at 5:47 pm

      Thank you, John. Very happy right now; long may it last! 🙂


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