A Win & Apology

by Sherry
I was recently the lucky winner of a $100 gift certificate to Gallery Direct sponsored by
Courtney at French Country Cottage.  I knew right away I wanted an enlargement on canvas
of a photo taken by my husband on our recent trip to the Greek islands.
Steve and I are both thrilled with this piece and the colors are absolutely amazing!
This beautiful art will hang in our home for many years as a constant reminder of
a wonderful trip.
Thank you Courtney and Gallery Direct for this wonderful gift.


An apology…
I have received several emails from blogger friends asking why I haven’t been around
as much.  I want to apologize to those of you that haven’t received a reply 
to the comments you have left me and for not visiting your blogs as often as I would like.
I have been dealing with health issues the last few months that have left me very tired
and stressed.  Five doctors, and numerous test,  and they still don’t know what is wrong
with me.  I do have a long list of diseases that test have ruled out…that is a good thing!
I hope you will bear with me during this time and know that I read and TRULY appreciate
every single comment I receive and each time you link to my party. 
I can not begin to tell you how much your support and friendship means to me.

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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper January 4, 2012 - 8:42 pm

wishing you a diagnosis and much health in 2012, sherry! take care of YOU!

Gina January 4, 2012 - 8:57 pm

I hope you're feeling better soon Sherry! Take care…wishing you good health.

Pam January 4, 2012 - 8:57 pm

No apology needed! Hope they get you figured out and that all the scary possible diagnoses are ruled out.

Barb and Dell January 4, 2012 - 8:58 pm

I hope they will soon diagnose the problem and you return to good health.
Take care of yourself.

At The Picket Fence January 4, 2012 - 9:04 pm

Sherry, you don't need to apologize for taking care of yourself!! We are all hear to support you and we pray for answers to your health issues very soon! 🙂

Debra @ Common Ground January 4, 2012 - 9:04 pm

Sherry, don't you worry one little bit. Your health and well being come before everything else. It's just impossible to get back with everyone. You take care of yourself. Keeping you in my prayers, xoxo

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style January 4, 2012 - 9:07 pm

So sorry you haven't been feeling well. Hope the diagnosis is found soon so a treatment plan can be made.

Sherry January 4, 2012 - 9:11 pm

Sherry, congrats on your win; hopefully 2012 will be better for you and your health. Take Care

Something Nice and Pretty January 4, 2012 - 9:13 pm

I pray that you will find out in this new year, wishing you good health in 2012!


Ceekay- Thinkin of Home January 4, 2012 - 9:16 pm

Oh Sherry, I hope they get the answer soon…those tests are aggravating and time eating!!

adventuresindinner January 4, 2012 - 9:26 pm

Hope you feel better really soon. I have chron's/colitis and it took forever to finally get diagnosed. It gets better.

Katie @ Wildwood Creek January 4, 2012 - 9:30 pm

Wish you well, Sherry, and may you have a better year in 2012!

Calypso In The Country January 4, 2012 - 9:38 pm

I hope you are feeling better! Take care of yourself and don't worry about getting back to people…they will understand!
Take care!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR January 4, 2012 - 9:38 pm

Sherry, I pray that you will start to feel a lot better soon. Only thinking good thoughts for you, for 2012!!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. January 4, 2012 - 9:40 pm

No apologies Sherry! Taking care of yourself is your top priority! Wishing you health and all good things!

Sarah January 4, 2012 - 9:48 pm

Sherry, sorry to hear you are dealing with health issues. I hope they find some answers for you soon. Thinking about you! ~ Sarah

Gina January 4, 2012 - 9:53 pm

Dear Sherry, I am so sorry that you are not feeling well.
This is probably a very silly question: Have you had your electrolites checked and if so, were they carefully studied? You were in Venice recently. Have you been checked for h.pylori?
Please take care of yourself and we will be here when you feel better. All the best to you, Gina.

Acquired Objects January 4, 2012 - 9:53 pm

Your canvas is wonderful and congratulations on your win!

I wish a quick diagnois and speedy recovery and good health for the New Year!


❀ JoAnne January 4, 2012 - 9:54 pm

Sherry ~ Just take care of yourself, that's the most important thing! No apology necessary. Hope you're feeling better very soon! Keeping you in my prayers!

sissie January 4, 2012 - 10:05 pm

No need to apologize sweet Sherry. We all miss you. It's important that you get well and concentrate on your health.

We will see you when you are ready.


[email protected] Charm January 4, 2012 - 10:06 pm

I'm hoping that you start feeling better real soon…take care my friend.


[email protected] Charm January 4, 2012 - 10:07 pm

I'm hoping that you start feeling better real soon…take care my friend.


Hartwood Roses January 4, 2012 - 10:13 pm

Sherry, dear, I hope you're narrowing in on a diagnosis … and that good health is within your reach. (Never apologize for blogging the way you want.)

Deserae January 4, 2012 - 10:36 pm

Your new canvas is so beautiful…the colors are just gorgeous!!!
I'm sorry to hear of your health issues! I hope you get answers soon…nothing is worse than unanswered questions and waiting!!!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ January 4, 2012 - 11:04 pm

Hi lovely lady.
I'am so sorry you have not been feeling good!! I hope you get better soon.. And no apology is needed sweet lady.
XXOO Diane

It's All Connected January 4, 2012 - 11:04 pm

Good friends stay your friends,even if you can't pay attention to them for a time. We are all your good friends. Be well! ~ Maureen

AntiqueChase January 4, 2012 - 11:27 pm

I sent you an email.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) January 5, 2012 - 12:18 am

Oh I always enjoy your posts. Just take care of your health and yourself. I do know how time consuming it is to visit every one and especially those that link to your meme. Don't fret, you are just fine. Visit when you can and don't worry about the rest. Not everyone visits every single person that links to a party, so you don't have to feel bad. Your health is much more important than a comment. Take care. Hugs, Marty

Confessions of a Plate Addict January 5, 2012 - 1:04 am

I am so sorry you have not been yourself, Sherry! I hope you will soon find out what you are dealing with and have a solution! Sending you extra hugs…Debbie

Miss Char January 5, 2012 - 1:28 am

Sherry, I hope you have a clear answer to your health issues soon. I'll keep you in my prayers.

The Tablescaper January 5, 2012 - 3:43 am

Oh Sherry, I do hope you figure out what is wrong and feel better real soon. No apology needed.

– The Tablescaper

[email protected] of Life January 5, 2012 - 4:23 am

Sorry to hear of your ongoing health issues. I hope you can get answers soon and some piece of mind.
Take care,

~Lavender Dreamer~ January 5, 2012 - 9:48 pm

I sure hope they figure out what is wrong so you can work on it! I'll keep you in my prayers, Sherry! ♥

[email protected] Decorating January 5, 2012 - 9:52 pm

Just take care of yourself and let us know how things are going.

Love the gift you sent to Kim @ Savvy Southern Style. Those are awesome!

No apologies required! I haven't been blogging all year due to issues. Health and family have to come first!

Gail January 5, 2012 - 11:33 pm

Sorry to hear you're not feeling well Sherry. Remember what's most important….you! Keeping you in my prayers, Gail

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting January 6, 2012 - 12:37 am

No apologizes needed Sherry! Take care of yourself and your in my prayers. Martina

Heather @CommonplaceBeauty January 6, 2012 - 6:22 am

Though I love all your blog posts, just take care of yourself! We'll all be here when you're better and understand when you can't post or visit everyone's blogs! :-). I know first hand what it's like to not be well – my friends joke that I have two jobs, my day job and my job as a professional patient. 🙂 And I have to have my 5th surgery in 4 years in just a few weeks. Take it easy, take care of yourself. Praying for a diagnosis for you, for wisdom for the doctors and yourself on a course of treatment.

Honey at 2805 January 7, 2012 - 1:10 am

So sorry that you have been having health issues, Sherry! I do hope that a diagnosis is discovered soon so that you can receive proper treatment. Your health is so important, you take care of yourself. You will be in my prayers.


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