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A Room with A View

by | Jul 19, 2009 | Bedrooms, Decorating Inspiration

A Room with A View

A Room with A View

A Room with A View

A Room with A View

A Room with A View

A Room with A View

A Room with A View

A Room with A View

A Room with A View

T his room, bath and patio is where I will be spending a lot of time in the coming days! It is sure nice being able to look outside and see the sunshine! Beats looking at a hospital parking lot.

You might recognize these as rooms from my old house. How observant of you! I am not in Washington. I was back in Portland so my son could go to his favorite day camp when the emergency room visit occurred. So, now I am confined to this house at least until my follow up visit at OHSU hospital next weekend. This is the only room in the house with a bed (since the house is for sale) so thank goodness I have at least one comfy spot to recuperate!

The rest of the house only has a random chair or two, but the rest of our belongings were moved out when we thought the house was sold in May. That means all of our kitchen utensils and other necessities of daily life are gone! It is strange being here without my things, but strangely familiar and comfortable.

My husband and kids will be back in Washington all week but my parents are staying with me (sleeping on a blow up bed — now that is a big sacrifice!) to watch over me and bring me food. I like being waited on hand and foot so I could get used to this!

As promised in the previous post, if you’d like to read more behind the scenes details, you can now click right here on the word INSPIRED! to read more! I didn’t make a button yet, but eventually there will be a button in the sidebar to read my random snippets of life. You can also find a link right now to the category at the top of my banner, the last button says “INSPIRED!”

Thanks again for all your well wishes! It means a lot to me.


  1. angie

    They don’t make “I’m really sorry about your angry gallbladder” cards.

    I checked.

    So, I wanted to send you a little note and let you know I am praying for you…


    Much love,

  2. Melissa

    That is too funny, Angie. Someone needs to make those cards, they’d sell like crazy! Thanks sweetie!


  3. Sheryl

    So sorry to hear about your health!

    My mouth fell open when I saw those pictures of your room. Simply beautiful. I’d never leave my bedroom if it had that view. Stunning! I hope your house sells soon. I know the market here isn’t very strong. I’m sure you are appreciating the A/C since our Portland weather has been hot lately!

    Sheryl from Portland

    Sheryls inspiring blog post..What’s Most Important?

    • Melissa

      No A/C for us! But I am on the lower level which is nice and cool! Thanks so much!

  4. meg duerksen

    well my goodness…i miss a few days of inspired room and look what happens. you go and get your self hospitalized!
    i was crying reading your story!!!
    i hate thinking of people being scared or nervous. i was feeling all that for you.
    i hope everything goes smooth from here on out.
    i am ordering you to stop eating at DQ. :)
    mcflurries are just as yummy.
    get better.
    feel better.

    meg duerksens inspiring blog post..a promise

  5. janice

    Glad I didn’t send you a squishy hug, then! My mum had her gall bladder removed and went on to feel ten times better. Turns out a lot of the times she’d been ‘under par’ had been caused by it.

    Can’t send you chocolate and your garden view is so beautiful you don’t need flowers, so here’s a wee cyber basket of bleached white sea shells for the spirit…

    janice | Sharing the Journeys inspiring blog post..Holidaying at Home: The East Neuk of Fife

    • Melissa

      You are so sweet, thank you!!! xoxo

  6. Richella

    I’m so glad you have such a beautiful place to rest for a bit so that you can fully recover. It must be bittersweet to be in your old house, but what a blessing that it’s available to you for this time when you need it. And that your parents are staying there with you–now that’s a double blessing. They must love you so much. That’s the kind of love and support I want to show my kids when they’re adults–a reminder that I’ll always be there for them if they need me.

    I pray that your recovery will be swift and complete. You are so dear to so many of us who know you through your blog!

    Richellas inspiring blog post..Easy summertime treat

  7. Lisa

    What a beautiful and cheery view! How lovely that wicker plant stand is in front of the window.

    Wishing you better days!


    Lisas inspiring blog post..Please, Please Tell Me…

  8. Susan

    I hope you’re up and about asap. Your view is lovely.

  9. Karla

    Best wishes to you for a full and complete recovery. I fell in my home last year, and ended up in the ICU. I can understand the shock you have going from completely healthy to being waited on. I was never frightened until afterwards, when I thought about what I could have missed. I think these things remind us to take care of ourselves and appreciate our family and friends. Everything else can wait. Sending love and health to you!

    Karla @ Mom’s Potlucks inspiring blog post..The secret ingredient to the best ever playdough recipe is…

  10. Melissa

    You all make me smile.

  11. joni webb

    I love that you are “home” again – it must be very very comforting to you! feel better soon. now I understand – it wasn’t lapro – ouch. that’s painful, I’ve heard! you are a trooper.


    joni webbs inspiring blog post..What’s In Store?

  12. Debbie

    I love the photos of this home. At least it’s familiar while you’re recuperating. I click on the Inspired link to read the full info. I’m just glad that you’re home from the hospital and maybe having the opportunity to say good bye to your home too.

    Debbies inspiring blog post..40th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

  13. Pearl Maple

    My goodness that is a story and half, hope you are on the mend quickly.

    Amazing how the body can go off that quickly but isn’t it wonderful that we live in an era when the doctors can do something to help us mend quickly too.

    Pearl Maples inspiring blog post..Festival of Postcards

  14. Ianny

    That room alone is quite enough for me… I have no problem indulging hours after hours in a room surrounded by lush greenery like this.

  15. Carey

    Love the greenery outside. Wish some day I’ll be able to afford a house with similar views – trees, flowers, ponds etc. I love flowers!

    Careys inspiring blog post..Needle in a Haystack: A Guide to Proofread Copies for Foolproof Results

  16. Renae

    The room is lovely…..I hope you heal in record speed, don’t try to push it though and try to enjoy “permission” to take a break. I am glad your folks are with you.

    Renaes inspiring blog post..I Like This! Lake Home.

  17. Gregg

    Wow sorry to hear about your health and our prayers go out to you for a speedy recovery. I absolutely love the room. And I agree if my room looked like this I’d never leave. Guess Ill have to hire staff or make the rest of the house as beautiful as this.

    Gregg @ Oil Painting For Beginnerss inspiring blog post..Claybord


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