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“Banished from the Kingdom!”


Description from Chicky Red-haired Grammy: Not exactly banished from London forever but my husband is sending me back to our beloved Minnesota north country for the summer to get my lungs fully operational again. Since the second week in December I have been in hospital here in London three times for exacerbation of acute asthma. Nothing cute about it, I might say!
I have been following all your antics and beautiful picks but have just not been up to the task of picking any of my own, although I may also post the pick I did just after my second "incarceration". Unfortunately each hospital visit visit punches a hole in my life as I am in for at least a week and it takes at least another week to get back up to speed. It is just WRONG when all the nursing and cleaning staff welcomes you back with smiles and hellos as you just left a month ago!
I have missed you all and look forward to a productive "picking" summer, but please have patience as I am a little rusty with the picking.


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  1. Deco Chick Elaine
    Deco Chick Elaine says:

    Glad you are better!!! You take care of yourself and stay well :>) I don’t think you’ve lost your touch with your picks – this is very pretty – I love the variety of pieces you picked!!! :>)

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Oh my dear! So that’s where you’ve been!
    My thoughts and prayers are with you for a speedy and full recovery. It’ll be tough being away from Hubby that long, but at least you’ll be HOME! Take care, Merilee and please keep us posted!

    Great pick by the way! Clever title and love those “Minnesota” touches in there!

  3. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Wow, what’s in the London fog? toxic stew? I am so sorry you have been having so many asthma issues. Welcome back to Minnesota, land of clean air and clean living ( ha! ) Enjoy your north woods getaway and I hope hubby can join you for some of it! Take care!! and pick when you are able! Love this!

  4. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    Thank you both for the warm welcome back! My husband will be coming to Minnesota in August for a few weeks home leave. He will be in London for the Olympics; I will not. Our flat overlooks one of the main waterways to the Olympic Stadium and our local overland train provides access to Greenwich, another Olympic venue. It will be crazy!!!

  5. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    Obviously I am rusty at this – “both” when 3 dear friends respond almost immediately??? Thank you all for your wonderful comments. Becky, I have so much enjoyed your terrific picks over the last months. They make me smile and give me inspiration. The air here isn’t so much toxic (pea soup fogs went out with coal burning) but there so many different blooming trees and flowers that I have managed to develop ‘cross-over’ allergies. Go figure. Getting old is certainly not for the faint-of-heart.

  6. Anna C WonderChick
    Anna C WonderChick says:

    :) Glad you are going to come home for the summer. Hope it is a nice one weather wise for you. It has been a weird year so far for weather. Take Care and we will “see” you here when you are able.

  7. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    It has certainly been a strange weather year thus far. We had our summer here in London back in March and now we are having our spring. From what I understand, the ice on Minnesota lakes went out a month early this year, the earliest on record. Very scary.

  8. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    Looking forward to seeing more great picks from you (again). Travel blessings,and hope you are feeling 1000% better really soon. p.s. great pick!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Merilee I’ve missed you and your wofderful pick. Hope for a speedy recvry ay prayers are with you.! Lovely pick!

  10. Stone Treasures
    Stone Treasures says:

    You absence was obvious! Safe travel home and speedy healing. Great pick too!

  11. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Welcome back, Marilee! I was wondering where you had gone to. So sorry you have been sick, but I am happy you’ll be home for the summer. Hospitals are no place to be! Love this pick and look forward to many more!

  12. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    Thank you, dear friends, for the warm welcome back. What a caring, supportive community you all provide. My life is blessed and enriched to be allowed participation in this eccentric world of creativity. Your talents know no bounds.

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