Sunday, March 27, 2016

FINALLY, Good News

Yes, I can finally, finally announce good news. We are packing our bags and have a date for my husband's operation (endarterectomy) in Paris. We will soon be leaving.

I must say a heartfelt "Thank You" to all my friends: thank you for your moral and financial support. You have eased my burden considerably and the future is looking less bleak. You have given me the courage to persevere and to help my husband as best I can.




And so my thoughts turn to Paris...last December we were there to see the doctors, yet we managed a short "vacation." We tried to have some fun, which helped relieve some of our underlying anxiety. 
Besides some very slow walks along the Seine and in the Latin Quarter, we ate at some interesting restaurants.







We visited a couple of museums.
       The Fragonard exhibit at the Luxembourg Museum was beautifully set up.

Fragonard (18th century) was pretty race-y. I sketched a drawing that was relatively sedate--if you didn't read the title. Fragonard made the most of dramatic lighting and set nature into wild movement as a background for libertine "activities".





We walked through the gardens at the Rodin Museum where I managed to sketch a bit of one statue. A copy of the Thinker (sideways) was in the metro station (just time for a blind sketch). Rodin's distortions caught my eye--huge hands and feet, off-balance figures. Very daring and surprising.


A logo to encourage tourist spending tickled my funny bone.
















This time around, I'll try to take in a few museums and do some urban sketching. But mostly, I'll be stitching on The Pomegranate Tree Quilt (particularly the wild weeds) while sitting in a hospital waiting room...waiting... 

Yes, there is yet another mountain to climb, but, we face the future with hope.



And at the risk of sounding repetitive, I must finish with a huge...




13 comments:

Connie Rose said...

I'm so glad to hear the good news, Nadia! Have a safe and healthy trip. Keep us posted, please. Hugs!

Mo Crow said...

(((Nadia & your good man))) go well

Radka said...

Dear Nadia,
I haven't been to your blog for a while (not to many others for that matter) and today, trying to catch up, I am reading your news.
All I can do is send you and your husband my good wishes, my thoughts will be with you; I am keeping my fingers crossed.
Take care,
xx

Debbie said...

Prayers, Nadia, for a safe time and healing for your husband and safe travels too.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I'm so happy to hear that your husband will be getting the help he needs. Best wishes to you both - for better health and for your safety while you're away.

Ms. said...

I've been checking in every few days so this post comes as a relief and I wish you both an easy journey, and the best of what can be. Great blessings be upon you and lots of light dear Nadia and your good man.

Elhem Chniti said...

Dear Nadia,
Your Facebook post took me back to your blog. What a wonderful job you're doing! (not only in art but as in everything you undertake)

Linda said...

Sending hugs,best wishes, and lots of luck your way.

rtquilter said...

Thank goodness, nadia! God bless you both . I DO hope it all goes well for both you and your husband. We await the news impatiently! BTW, our DD is just ready to defend her dissertation in Knoxville!! Fingers crossed in MANY directions!

The Idaho Beauty said...

Oh joy - the light is shining brighter! Safe travels & successful medical outcome for your husband. Thanks for sharing a bit from your last Paris visit - that city of light offering you a brighter future. :-)

KhadijaTeri said...

I'm glad to hear you are soon off to France. My thoughts and prayers for you all and a speedy recovery for your husband.

Pilgrim said...

Wishing you safe travels, a successful surgery, and a speedy recovery.

Bouts Choisis said...

Oh that's good news. Please keep in touch and let us all know how things are going. With all best wishes for a successful trip and a speedy recovery. I will be thinking of you in Paris from Normandy. Lynne.