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Tuesday, 8 October 2013

A few days

Sunday was a beautiful Autumn day.  It was so serene and quite around here.. just the birds singing, a light breeze .  Here Shila is enjoying some of the new growth.. her tummy seems to be getting bigger.!

                                 Pascoa not far away.  Still enjoying the pastures and the sun upon their body after the rains.   They look at me, and tell me "life is good"

                                     Always together.    It was 20 degrees on Sunday.  Today its 22.  such a perfect temperature.
This month is check up month.   Yesterday I went for my MRI.. in Lisbon. 

The MRI ... this is what i looked like yesterday. checking my spine .. routine..after 3 spinal operations..it has to be done.

                                   Next week more check ups.   All the usual.   Its time consuming, but must be done.
                          Wouldn't this be great...  ):-      Time does heal a lot of things.
I was happy to be home today.   Caught the 8.45 train back from Lisbon.

 Another beautiful day here at Quintinha das Rosas.... the grass and flowers are loving the Autumn weather.   22º today.

Hope you are all well dear friends.

Wishing you a happy Tuesday.

Val

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  1. Sorry to hear of your back trouble,Val. I do hope you're feeling better and the results from your MRI are good. Love all your photo's. Have a great day.

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    1. Thank you Sylvia..
      My back is ok.. just routine.. had back problems for over 20 years ..
      best wishes..

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  2. your horses are beautiful - even if unexpectedly pregnant. laughed at the doctor comic. :)

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    1. Thanks Tex.. The horses are looking really well. I thought the doctor comic hilarious. There are lots of them..

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  3. Lovely to see the horses enjoying the lower autumn temperatures. Hope all your checks up are ok.
    Sarah x

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    1. Thank you Sarah,
      temp still lovely here.
      yes..routine check ups.. takes time.. its that time of the year.

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  4. I hope all of your check ups come out good. It's important to follow through after all you've been through. And what beautiful weather! It's actually a little cool here tonight, too! Enjoy your week my friend!

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    1. Thank you Di.
      check ups important.. usual routine.
      weather here is really good.. I think our temp is pretty much like yours at the moment. I have friends in Miami. x

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  5. Your new blog header picture is gorgeous, and I love the cheerful red.
    Love your horses--what a paradise you live in.
    Hope all is went well with the MRI.

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    1. Hello Jen,
      Thanks. I thought the header needed a little change and i like the warm of the red.
      I do live in a beautiful place and love it so much..
      MRI..went well.

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  6. Hi Val,
    Glad you are staying current on your medical procedures. Does your insurance cover such tests? They can be so very expensive. Lovely photos. Glad you are enjoying autumn weather. Same here. It's my favorite time of year.

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    1. Hello Sanda.. thank you for your kind comments.. I pay for my MRI..but we have social medical here.. I belong to that. We get well treated.
      our weather is still lovely.
      I think i am becoming a lover of Autumn too. The summers are becoming too hot now for me.

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  7. So what kind of health insurance is over there. Is it expensive? Does it come from the country? Is it easy to get into a doctor? How often do you have these tests?

    I hope everything checks out perfectly.

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    1. We have a national health service here Sandie, I belong to that.
      its good and efficient. I have an excellent family doctor.
      6 monthly check ups.. My MRI.. is yearly.. I pay for that.
      thanks for your comments Sandie. xx

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  8. Perfect weather for you, Val, just the right temperature. So sorry you have to endure spinal problems, and I hope the future is pain-free for you. MRIs are a bit of an ordeal. Do I anticipate the patter of tiny hoofs coming some time soon? So cute...
    Time does indeed heal many wounds - very clever cartoon! Happy days, Val. xx

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    1. Hi Patricia.
      we are having beautiful weather at the moment.
      Well. I have had spinal problems for 20 years.. since a fall from my mare while riding. I was proud of myself in the MRI.. i was a good girl! Yes, lets hope we have two healthy little ones..but still a way to go yet.
      Time does heal all.. you too will know that.. thanks for coming over.. stay well.val

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  9. Dear Val, Wishing you well. Even if it is routine, health issues are always difficult. It is wonderful to see your landscape greening up. Can't wait to see more of your beautiful roses. Have a wonderful week. ox, Gina

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    1. Thank you dear Gina, I am ok. just must check on my spine.
      Its beautiful perfect weather at the moment.
      wishing you a good week too. xx

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  10. Your horses are so cute and look adorable together val :)

    Hope your MRI results are ok. Much love xoxo

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  11. I love the pictures of your horses, they look so content and obviously enjoying the sun on their backs. Hope yours is okay and trust your MRI will prove to be a good result. The weather here in Essex, UK has been gloriously sunny for the past week with just the occasional cloudy sky. However that's all about to change in the next day or two for colder climes. Take care Val.
    Patricia x

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    1. Hi Patricia.
      I am pleased you like the photos of my horses.. I always walk to give them some kind words and their water every morning.. I miss not being able to ride them. I see you had good weather. here its changing slowly..

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  12. Echoing every ones thoughts, Val about your check up and glad it's just a routine one....~ Still not easy going through the MRI scanner machine, my friend! LOVE that you captured on camera....Your beautiful horses are always a delight to see...and have such a happy life! Sending kind thoughts your way, Val....Hugs Maria x

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    1. Hello Maria,
      thank you for your comments.. Its not easy going into the machine.. at least now I will know how things are .. xx

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  13. The horses are so beautiful. I did not know you had back problems. My cousin just had back surgery a few months ago.

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    1. Thank you Betty. Yes, i have had back problems for 20 years.
      dont talk about it on the blog.. just had a routine MRI..
      best get well wishes to your cousin.

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  14. Ηallo Val!!!
    You have such beautiful horses!!!
    The weather here is rainy !!
    Oh,i have back problems too!!
    Hope your MRI results are ok!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!
    Dimi...

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    1. Our weather is changing too Dimi
      back problems are tough.
      thank you for your kind comments..

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  15. Hi Val. I am so glad you are getting your regular exams. I didn't know you had spinal surgery. That is quite serious, glad you are doing well. The horses are such beautiful animals. I used to ride with my girl friend when a teenager. I really miss it.I have signed up for your posts to come to me by e-mail. I have been doing that with some of my favorites. That way I am sure not to miss one. Take care and Happy Thursday..Judy

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    1. Thank you Judy.
      we all need our check ups. I miss riding my horses.. but age catches up and all the other things.
      Are you not getting my posts.. !!! you are on my sidebar. and i get your comments.. thank you Judy.

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  16. Always good to read about your lovely farm. So peaceful and relaxing.
    Hope you don't suffer pain now with your back. Good that MRI's and tests are available for us older ladies, and others, these days.
    Hope you will enjoy more mild weather now for a while before it starts to get colder.
    Happy days, Betty

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    1. Hello Betty
      I dont talk on my blog about my pain..but i have had back problems for over 20 years and 3 operations. This MRI is to see how things are going.
      we are having lovely weather..but its changing slowly.
      thank you for coming my way Betty.

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  17. love the horses Val

    I am so sorry I haven't visited you for such a long time.
    There are very different rythmes in my life now, and I hardly have the time to blog.

    I hope everything is alright with you

    all my love all the way from Norway xoxoxox demie

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    1. Hi Dimie..
      How lovely to read your comment.. miss you.
      I think we all have times when life catches up..
      all well. thanks for coming over my way..love val

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  18. Your horses look so peaceful. I would love to see them every day. I'm glad your MRI was routine and not for a new issue. I'm glad all is well.

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  19. Val Hello how are you? We do not feel for a long time! Far so good, only that it's raining for a week. See you soon, Francesca

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  20. My dearest Val , I have not visited you the last days and now I learn about your tests !
    I hope that all be well and your autumn days are pleasant for you ! Your horses are so beautiful !

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  21. Hope all the test results are good ones!

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