Day 471: It’s always some/the same thing!

Regular readers of this blog will know that:

  • I like to invite people to read my previous posts (as well as other things), if I think it might help expand on the current topic,
  • I believe that our growth through life looks like an upward spiral (rather than a perfectionistic, linear progression), so that certain experiences recur (with us learning more, each time),
  • I subscribe to the belief that the healthiest time for us all is in the here and now (despite the human mind’s tendency to be everywhere but there),
  • despite my striving to be in the here and now, there are certain seasons of the year that I prefer over others,
  • I enjoy showing photos I’ve taken recently, and prefer to present them in chronological order,
  • I fancy the use of wordplay, especially in the title of posts, and
  • I like to believe there are regular readers of this blog.

In keeping with all that, I shall now present today’s blog post, documenting my journey home from the hospital.

Now, this post will be unusual, in that it will not link to previous posts.  Why?  Because in order to truly “get” all the nuances in this particular post, a reader may need to read all 470 previous friggin’ entries. And we all know THAT is NOT going to happen this morning. So we’ll just have to do the best we can, with this post.

Without further ado, ladies and gentlemen ….

(drum roll)

It’s always some/the same thing!

A Journey Home from the Hospital

by Ann


I promise you that this is the grossest photo in today’s post.  The treatment for my pneumonia was Intravenous antibiotics (of which I have had an ocean, over my lifetime).  Another experience I am very familiar with: things hurting and my asking the people in control for help, with varying results. Yesterday morning, I suspected there was something wrong with this IV. I was correct.  The nurse I told of my suspicions responded quickly, respectfully, and humanely.

Let’s move on to more pleasant images, shall we?


My last meal!  At the hospital, that is. Note that I got better, the more practice I had at this.


This was outside, on the way to my car (which had been patiently waiting in the parking lot since Saturday). It was so warm outside, yesterday, I didn’t need a coat.  When I had entered the hospital, for my unexpected four-day stay, the flowers were few and far between. So this caught my eye for many reasons.


Eeeek!  The engine light has come on (and at least one tire needs more air).


Yay!!!  The flowering trees have appeared!!!  Geesh!  Have I missed too much of my favorite season?  Nah.  There’s plenty left.


I’m home!






Okay.  One more snapshot, taken this morning, to end this post.


Here it is!



If you share my feelings about winter, perhaps the first photo in this photo essay was NOT the grossest.

Well, there’s no way I’m friggin’ rewriting this post, people.  It’s breakfast time!

Thanks to all my readers, regular and otherwise, for whatever portion of my journey you’ve joined before. And thanks to you — of course! — for visiting today.

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41 thoughts on “Day 471: It’s always some/the same thing!

  1. Home Sweet Home is the “Bestest.” Happy to know your wish for a discharge from hospital yesterday was granted.

  2. EEeek! Hope you get well soon! the drip doesn’t look pleasant 😦

    • Thanks for “Eeek”-ing back at me! I really dislike drips, for sure. They are very uncomfortable, even when they’re working correctly; that’s why I’m never really sure that something is going wrong with one of them. I am very happy (1) I am now on oral medication and (2) you commented.

      • hmmmm, I can’t imagine drips to possibly be comfortable, ever! Good that it was just that time and that you are just on oral medication. I dislike going to hospitals, let alone drips!

  3. Indianapolis set a record. 72 degrees on the same day as measurable snowfall. And they are just an hour away from me. We had over an inch but I think it was only 67 degrees earlier in the day. Ugh. Hopefully spring finally got the memo now that it is the middle of April

    • Ugh is right. I really hope spring reads the memos it gets, because it must be getting a lot of those today. Thanks so much for the visit!

  4. It is so great getting to know you!

  5. Get better! I’ve been there on drips of all kinds including antibiotics. No fun. Nice set of photos.

  6. So glad you’re back home Ann and what a lovely home it is!
    Diana xo

  7. I can tell how excited you are to be home. Love the pic with the one purple sock in it (so Ann!) and your cat. My heart just wrapped itself around him and OOOOOO just felt his glorious energy. Now if he is a she, I do apologize. Welcome home, Ann!!! Love, Amy

    • Oscar is a he, Amy, so you were right, as usual. Thank you for the glorious welcome, lovely Amy.

      • (((HUGS))) and a very happy heart within me, that you are HOME!!! There is no place like home, now is there! I am sure as well, Oscar was very glad to see you! (((HUGS))) Amy

  8. Beautiful post…my favorite line easily was “My last meal! At the hospital, that is.” And to have the flowers waiting for you as you left for home, Boston Strong and all. Take care Ann.

  9. Glad you’re home, snow not withstanding!

  10. Yay for being home!! My astonishment at the snow brought a loud shout from my throat💨💨and I love you! So gladyou r home and will call later



  11. From blossoms to snow. Here, too, Ann, although I wish it had not happened to you on the first morning of opening your eyes at home following that unexpected four-day hospital stay.

    I know you’ve written about your abundance of sunflower seeds before, but today’s photo of the sack has me wondering.

    Just what qualifications are needed to land a job at the Superior Nut Company? I may be a candidate. Sorry, feeling a little crazy …

  12. What a wonderful post! I’m so glad that you’re home with cats and sunflower seeds to greet you. And, how considerate of the weather to answer your question — “Have I missed too much of my favourite season?” — with a definitive no that you could photograph and post.

  13. At last, you’re home! Your adorable cat is there to welcome you. I’m glad you’re out of the hospital and back on your home turf. Take care and stay well.

  14. Mags Corner

    Oh, my!! You got snow after that beautiful warm day…so sorry! Happy to hear you are home from the hospital and hope you are well on the way to total recovery. Hopefully it will get warm and stay warm soon and you can take pictures of lots of beautiful flowers. I bet your sweet cat was happy to have you back home. Hugs

  15. Professions for PEACE

    Welcome back home Ann! And all the best for a complete recovery, and may the snow stop soon for heaven’s sake. Really! Gentle hugs, Gina

  16. Gene Phillips

    Great that you are home!

  17. Great news. Welcome home, Ann, even if the welcome is a little belated 🙂

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