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Christmas Blues

Dedicated to all those sick, lonely, destitute…  anyone who feels blue this time of year…
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  1. Dear Ellen, thanks for dedicating this wonderful photo to me, too. I feel dark blue this time of the year. Hope you feel light blue, wish you a wonderful week-end, hope your husband is okay, warmest regards Mitza

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    December 19, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    • Oh, Mitza, I am sorry you are down. Look on the bright side. The days start getting longer after Sunday!! Will write soon. Hugs, Ellen

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      December 19, 2014 at 2:38 PM

  2. Absolutely stunning. Thank you. Wishing you the best. Sending you and your husband my love and best wishes for 2015.

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    December 19, 2014 at 1:19 PM

    • Dear Kitt,

      Thank you so much, Kitt. Been trying to get to your posts to read but with a husband with pneumonia (he is hopefully better and on the mend) and having withdrawal problems from the Zyprexa and doing Christmas things I have had to delay my reading. Hope to get to it this afternoon.

      Wishing you and all your family love and peace and all the best of health and happiness in 2015!!

      xx ellen

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      December 19, 2014 at 2:36 PM

      • Reading my blog is the least of your concerns. Hope that your husband heals soon. Pneumonia can be scary. Hope also that your withdrawal symptoms abate.

        Merry Christmas and Happy 2015.

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        December 19, 2014 at 3:34 PM

      • I have been terrified, especially since my husband’s mother died of a respiratory illness but she had had serious illnesses before. My husband’s health is fragile. I appreciate your good wishes and concern. He seems to be on the mend. I know you have your hands full with parents on both sides in various stages of illness and do not know how you cope with it all. It is admirable but I did read some of your posts and one comment addresses this. Again all the best for the holidays and the new year to you and your dearests! Hugs, Ellen

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        December 19, 2014 at 6:18 PM

      • My sister and I have always feared that my mother would die of pneumonia secondary to lymphoma. Horrible thing living with a compromised immune system. Because of my asthma, when we lived in the Mojave Desert I got scary sick with bronchitis that developed into pneumonia. I could not speak nor sleep, for my coughing went unabated. I hope that your husband heals soon. My allergist here treats me aggressively with very strong antibiotics and a nebulizer when I get upper respiratory infections to prevent complications. My asthma is better controlled now because of my allergist (inhalers and immunotherapy).

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        December 19, 2014 at 7:47 PM

      • Oh, that’s really scary. Yeah, my husband was having asthma with the bronchitis that turned to pneumonia. He was able to sleep fortunately most of the night but in the past that hasn’t been the case. Our doc gave him a nebulizer treatment and said to go to the ER if that happened again. Terrifying in all kinds of ways. We live in New York City and have had trips to the ER. A definite level of hell.

        I am sorry you have a compromised immune system. That was what my doc thought I had until I found out about the Zyprexa interactions with benzodiazepines. Husband is better, thanks be to God. He is on inhaler called Dulera but was on a second run of a stronger antibiotic and Prednisone.

        I am sorry, too, about your Mom. It is all so scary.

        BTW, do you find drinking lowers your immune system. It does with hubbie and I think all the benzodiazepines affect the immune for both of us. I will pray for the health of all of you. xx ellen

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        December 19, 2014 at 10:56 PM

      • My mother and mother-in-law have the compromised immune systems. I have allergies and asthma (immunotherapy to build up resistance to allergens), as does my son (and husband, but he is not treated for such – internist does not treat as aggressively as allergist, and he has not seen allergist yet).

        Thank you for your prayers. I will keep you and your husband in my prayers. Love, Kitt

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        December 21, 2014 at 2:39 PM

      • Thank you, Kitt!!! Most appreciated. Same for you and your family from me. Love, Ellen

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        December 21, 2014 at 2:44 PM

  3. Beautiful!

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    December 19, 2014 at 2:49 PM

  4. Dear Ellen, I’m sorry to hear that your husband is ill, especially while you are dealing with that withdrawal. Christmas is such a bother, to say the least. This year I don’t feel depressed, as I have done many many times in the past and I’ve only had a little anxiety. It’s a difficult time for so many people and I appreciate your good wishes to those who feel something less than the joy that we’re ‘supposed’ to feel. I send you all good wishes, Ellen, not for Christmas, for always. x o x

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    December 19, 2014 at 3:41 PM

    • Thank you so much, Ashley! What a kind and understanding comment. I used to love Christmas but always crashed. Glad you are feeling better this year. Hoping you are loving your new home. And wishing good things for you for always, as you so kindly said to me. With much appreciation, Ellen

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      December 19, 2014 at 6:18 PM

  5. Love the intensity of this, Ellen and the sentiment. Sorry to hear you’ve both been having a tough time – hope you have a better 2015.

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    December 19, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    • Thanks so much, Richard! Good wishes to you for the holidays and always. And hope the new year is good to you! Ellen

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      December 19, 2014 at 6:18 PM

  6. May you find joy in this holiday season, Ellen. You have been wonderfully encouraging and attentive to all of our efforts here on WordPress.

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    December 20, 2014 at 11:10 AM

    • Thank you, Cheyenne, and may I wish you a glorious Christmas and all the best in the new year… Love, health, inspiration and peace!! Not hard to be supportive of such talented and inspirational people such as yourself! Holiday hug, Ellen

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      December 20, 2014 at 3:30 PM

  7. I hope you have a Happy Holiday & Happy New Year. I’ve enjoyed your blog and look forward to what you come up with next year.

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    December 23, 2014 at 7:36 PM

    • Hope that YOU have a blessed Christmas and healthy, happy new year. I have enjoyed the variety of posts on your blog. I deeply appreciate your visits here and, as I said once before, admire your faith. All the very best to you and your family and thank you for your encouragement! God bless, Ellen

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      December 23, 2014 at 9:05 PM

  8. Perfect to lift anyone’s spirits!

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    January 13, 2015 at 12:20 PM

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