Sunday, November 08, 2015

Sunday Solace and a Sincere and Heartfelt Thank you!

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all! 

I had asked for your prayers and thoughts on my behalf yesterday because I was pretty sick last night. After having a chance to get some much needed rest and a good night's sleep, I awoke this morning feeling refreshed and much better.  So I thought over everything that I had done and eaten yesterday, and how I did it, to see if I could find out why I was sick like that.  I very rarely vomit and hadn't vomited for years so this was a shock to me.  Anyway, I discovered what happened, at least I am pretty sure. It was a very silly mistake that I plan to not repeat, so I have learned a valuable lesson.  I am very meticulous about things, and this includes any medications that I take, making certain that I read any labels and warnings on them.  I am on a few medications and I have been on all of them for more than a year, so after having established that I hadn't eaten any bad food, and I know that I keep everything clean and disinfect my kitchen, I realized what I had done.  See, I hadn't slept much the night before, and I was very tired, so I took my meds yesterday morning, with a glass of water (or two), as I always do, however, what was different this time was I didn't take them with any food!  Big mistake! In fact, I was so worn yesterday that I ate nothing until supper time (around 5:30 p.m.), at the time I usually eat my supper.  It was just one to two hours after eating supper that I noticed my stomach was not good, and then I realized what was about to happen.  And it did.  So basically, I took my meds in the morning with no food, had my dinner, at 5:30 p.m., which was the only food I had eaten all day, and my stomach was telling me, "No, no!"  The meds I had taken that morning were still in my stomach, two of which have "Eat with breakfast" on the labels, and now the food I ate was sitting on top of an empty stomach with the meds underneath.  My stomach reacted and tried to clear out the mess, which it did successfully.  Had I not been so tired I would have eaten something.  Anyway, I learned my lesson.  Do not take medications on an empty stomach!!!  Thank you all so much for your prayers and thoughts on my behalf.  Love and hugs to you all! :)

The videos I have selected for this post are:

A Just for Laughs Gag/Juste pour Rire

Spartacus the Incredible Therapy Dog Lifts Spirits

Sugar Plum Fairy by Tchaikovsky - Glass Harp

Do Tarantulas Make Good Pets?  (for those of you who watch this video...he speaks a lot about female tarantulas and the reason for this is because they have a much longer life span than their male counterparts.  The males only live about 3-15 years whereas the female can live up to 20-25 years.)

For the following, I am providing the link sources beneath each photo.  

Trust the current to carry knows of pathways your plans have never dreamed of.

Sometimes life is hard, but you have to be strong and keep moving on.  Don't let anything hold you back from what you want.

If your sense of self-worth always comes from others, you'll always be searching for approval. Believe in yourself.  Yourself!

If only takes one person to change your!

We cannot tell what may happen to us in the strange medley of life.  But we can decide what happens in us, how we can take it, what we do with it...and that is what really counts in the end. - Joseph Fort Newton

The journey begins in baby steps.  Just move forward.

Live your life to be happy.  Never mind what others say.  Because you're going to be judged any which way.

Your cellphone has replaced your watch, camera, calendar and alarm clock.  Don't let it replace your friends and family.

Shout out to everyone who's trying to get their life together!  Working on yourself is the hardest part of life.  Keep going, it gets easier.

My favorite people are those I can think out loud in front of.

Worrying won't stop the bad stuff from happening. It just stops you from enjoying the good.

We are all imperfectly perfect.  Our imperfections is what creates our uniqueness, and our uniqueness is the best contribution we can give to the planet. - Shari Alyse

Always believe something wonderful is going to happen.  Even with all the ups and downs, never take a day for granted.  Cherish the little things and hug the ones you love.

Just keep swimming.

Thank you all so much for visiting me here!  I always appreciate and enjoy reading your kind thoughts, which you are always welcome to share!


  1. Good morning, dear Linda! Your new post didn't show up in my feed yet but I know your publishing habit and came to see you once again. As we already discussed, you need to protect the lining of your stomach from irritation. Queasiness can sneak up on you as the day progresses. I have been in that situation many times. I am very happy to know you are rested and feeling better. I was touched by the report on Spartacus, the gentle giant therapy dog. The unspeakable tragedy of Sandy Hook is still fresh in my mind and ranks up there with the 9-11 terror attacks, the Oklahoma City bombings of 1995, assassinations and other horrible events in our nation's history. One of my earliest childhood memories was hearing "The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" used as the opening theme music of a children's show I used to watch. It was so long ago, the very early 50s, that I can't even remember its name. I don't know of many people who would want a tarantula for a pet. I'd much rather cuddle with a dog! :) It amazes me that the female can live up to a quarter century and that full size spiders can be raised from tiny hatchlings.

    Thank you very much, dear friend Linda!

  2. Anonymous12:23 AM

    Bonjour Linda

    J'espère que tu vas mieux maintenant.
    Prendre des médicaments le ventre vide peut effectivement donner des maux. Ma pauvre Linda :-(

    MERCI pour ce post que j'aime beaucoup.

    GROS BISOUS et bon dimanche.

  3. glad you feel better, love you.

  4. Linda, nice to know your well now. A flu has visited me this week too and I'm good now. Btw, from one of the quotes. My celphone will never replace my life. Thanks for sharing!

  5. i'm really glad to hear you're feeling better ... and also that you identified what went wrong, so you won't have to endure this experience again. hope you have a restful sunday, and stay healthy!

  6. Linda, sorry you were so sick and I'm glad to hear your are feeling much better. Hugs. xx

  7. Glad you're feeling better. Take care there.

  8. Anonymous3:54 AM

    Medication on an empty stomach is not good Linda, luckily it goes better with you. I wish you a very good Sunday.

  9. Anonymous4:20 AM

    Oh geez Linda so sorry to hear you weren't well... At least you found the cause. Some meds can be too harsh and definitely need some food for company to protect the stomach. Glad to know you're feeling better now! Have a great week :-)

  10. At least eat some yogurt, Linda..., nice to read that it's oké again.
    Goog gag !

  11. Oh yes that makes sense. Nearly always better to have something in your tummy with medication. Glad you're feeling better.

  12. So good to know that you feel better now!

  13. How good you feel already much better! Thanks for sharing the amzing links.
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  14. It's good you are much improved.
    The glass, it sounds nice.

  15. je te souhaite un doux dimanche , ici on a un ciel gris et pas les 20° annoncé même si le temps reste doux pour novembre


  16. I have to remember to take "baby steps" on my journey! I am so sorry you were so sick! Hope that doesn't happen again!

  17. I'm sorry you were sick, but glad you are feeling better now. And good thing you found out what was the cause.. I did make the same mistake before. I took med without food despite the instruction to "take with food" and got quite sick! Yep I learned the lesson, too :-)

  18. Anonymous7:06 AM

    Eat well and sleep well, Linda. :)

  19. Dear Linda - sorry to read how sick you were. So glad you found out what was wrong. Medications certainly can be tricky when we don't take them on a full tummy. Loved being here today - everything was wonderful as always friend. Hugs!

  20. Très bien pour passer le dimanche avec plein de vidéos.

  21. Tutto è bene ciò che finisce bene!
    Un saluto dal Piemonte,Italia

  22. Glad to hear you figured out what happened. I've got to watch my "meds" too and it's really easy to goof up 'cause I'm often on "automatic" and not paying attention. Got to focus on the Now and be in the Present.

    Love that therapy dog. Too big for a house pet but I'll be it brings great joy to a lot of people!

  23. Do Tarantulas Make Good Pets? Not on your life. Spiders are one of the things scar eme out of my wits. Now the Sugar Plum Fairy by Tchaikovsky - Glass Harp was interesting and very enjoyable. Thanks Linda but not the Tarantulas.
    Have a enjoyable Sunday my friend and I'm glad that you are feeling better.See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  24. Glad you are feeling better and figured out what happened. In college, I was prescribed some antibiotics. I thought the dr said to take on an empty stomach, but the opposite was true. I was sick as a dog all weekend until I figured it out. Now I never take meds on an empty stomach - ever!

  25. Je suis contente de te savoir en meilleure forme.
    Bonne fin de dimanche et merci pour tous tes posts plus jolis les uns que les autres. BisesLinda

  26. The cell phone one is so true. Your quotes are always inspiring.

  27. I'm so happy you figured out why you were sick. That will do it indeed. I'm even more happy that you're feeling better.

    Loved the gag. I linked you to Silly Sunday.

    Have a terrific day Linda. ☺

  28. Great to hear you're feeling better !!
    I love the second film !!

  29. So good to hear you're feeling better, Linda. I've taken meds before without following the instructions, so I totally understand what you went through. Ack! Anyhoo, thank you again for posting these lovely thoughts. Hope you're having a lovely Sunday so far.:)

  30. I'm glad you're feeling better - it is important to follow a routine with medications!

  31. I love the music of Tchaikovsky.
    She is wonderful.
    Have a nice week.

  32. I will remember your advice for the meds, enjoy your Sunday Linda

  33. Bonjour ma belle Linda, je suis contente de savoir que tu vas beaucoup mieux, il faut être tellement prudent avec la médication! Repose-toi bien!, gros bisous!

  34. Hi Linda, how you doin'? Hope you now much better. Try drinking Chinese green tea or Japanese green tea 'Sen Cha''ll help keep you feel good.
    Love your funnies here here, always brings a smile.
    Have a great week and keep a song in your heart.
    Best regards,

  35. It is good that you figured it out.

  36. Medication on an emty stomach is sometime tricky. I also do it sometimes because I rarely have breakfast. Lucky I have a strong stomach.



  37. Yours Lindo . I wish you good humor .

  38. I missed your last post but am glad that you're feeling better now.

  39. Glad to read your feeling bettter loved the first vid pranks like that crack me up :-)

    Have a bettertastic week :-)

  40. Sorry to hear you were sick, Linda! I'm glad you're feeling better and that you figured out the problem.
    I don't care how long tarantulas live, I'll never have one as pet!

  41. Missed your last post - so glad to hear all is clear. We forget how powerful medications really are...

    Loved your selections on this post - Spartacus made my day. Thank you, Linda!

  42. Hello, Sweet Linda - so glad you are feeling improved. Some of us have very sensitive bodies that react to meds, foods, chemicals (etc) that others have no issues with. Please take care of yourself, and know how much your blog deeply touches the lives of so many others! Thank you, Linda! xoxoxox

  43. What a shock to your system! Glad you figured it out and feel better.
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

  44. I'm glad you are feeling better, Linda. I can't even take a vitamin without a bit of food in my stomach. That must have been a scare for you.

    "Your cellphone" quote really got to me because it seems that everyone is either on their phone or ipad these days. I hope you continue to get better, and have a terrific week ahead.


  45. Glad you found out what was wrong and are feeling better today, Linda! The "Live your life to be happy. Never mind what others say. Because you're going to be judged any which way" quote is good. We can never please everyone, so it doesn't really make sense to try. God is my judge, not man.

  46. I'm so glad you are feeling better and figured out what the problem was x

  47. I'm so glad you're feeling better and hope you're right about what caused the problem. Spartacus looks like such a neat dog. And the water harp was absolutely amazing. I'm not going to look at the tarantula video, though. Too close to bedtime. :)

  48. Anonymous10:57 PM

    Bonne soirée à toi Linda


  49. Ya know, I'm a little ashamed to admit how many times I say "just keep swimming" in my mind! I am not a huge fan of "Finding Nemo" but golly, an image of Dory and that phrase is encouraging.

  50. Glad you are better! I can't take any credit, since I wasn't here to read your prior post ;). It's never a good idea to skip meals for any reason, in my opinion! Thanks for all the cute reminders .

  51. Sorry to hear you were sick & glad you're feeling better. Really funny when the juice went all over the salad & the look on the people's faces. I don't know that I'd want a pet tarantula though

  52. sorry to hear that you have been unwell.

    It happened to me too before. Took med on an empty stomach and end up vomitting them out.

  53. Excelente trabalho e belo vídeos.
    Um abraço e boa semana.

  54. Great to hear you are feeling better, Linda!
    Your selections are always great and happy!


  55. Oh, j'espère que ça va mieux ? Bises et merci pour cette adorable sélection :)

  56. I'm glad you are on the mend, Linda! I'm sad to learn that you were feeling badly. Medications can help us so much, but they can also have a miserable effect, especially if we don't follow the directions.

    Ironically I have been down with my medical nemesis too. It hit me late Monday, and I've been flat most of the time since. I tried to stay on top of things, like my blogging, but that fell apart. My wonderful friend Cheri who recently moved to Phoenix came to visit me over the weekend, and spending hours and hours talking with her and laughing (That's all we could do.) did me a world of good.

    Please feel stronger and better with each hour. The only comment I will make on your last couple of posts is that I really enjoyed the Princess Diana video. I thought a great deal of her, and I was deeply saddened by her senseless death and all that she missed by dying so young.

    Take care, my dear friend, and know I hadn't visited because I, too, was under the weather. Here's to a much better week for b both of us!

  57. Thank you, these are beautiful.

  58. Forgive my delay, darling, but I'm so very busy lately, uff !
    I'm so very glad to read that you've recovered an certainly now you're feeling even better !!!
    Every time I come and visit ypu here I'm overjoyed with everything I read and watch, believe me, but don't ask me to choose, everything, just everything is so wonderful, bless you !
    Thank you with all my heart, take care


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