Saturday, February 23, 2013

I Am Still Here! Update And More....

I am still here and alive... 
Emotionally beat up, but here... It's been a long month...sigh...oh so many sighs... 
But this is life, and it is what it is...
Good News is dad is coming home a week from tomorrow! I am concerned with his return home... But I have done all I can...beat my head against the wall... Hoped against hope the sister..AKA, the fruit loop would do the right thing, oh silly of me!  She is much too selfish and lacks common sense to do the right thing... The right thing being... My parents house is a split level.. but there is a bedroom on the main floor with a bathroom where she lives with her husband... Right after dad fell she told me they would move rooms around so he won't have to do the stairs....  So I have been telling rehab he will be able to live on the main floor.. NOPE!  She now "claims" she was told she didn't have to move rooms & he would come home doing stairs... DUH!  Of course he will come home doing stairs, but should he? if he doesn't have to?  Is it worth the risk of a fall? Apparently her comfort and my nephews not sharing rooms is more important then safety.... How stupid of me to think otherwise... I have done all I can, now I just hope I don't get another call about another fall...sigh....sorry for venting..me bad!

Needless to say I am still looking for my MOJO... LOL... I have started back creating slowly... Here is my little pile ready for grungy work... I am a having a hard time focusing...
 Almost embarrassing how little is done... shame on me....
I did manage to get to a fun estate sale over a week ago.... Oh my whomever lived there was a pack rat!  HEHE... Never threw anything away.....
 So I did get some fun old child's baking dishes for Ms. Joey to play with... and these great old Christmas cards...
 No way to show them all, but what fun they are!  All are from about 1919 to 1928 based on the post mark of some of the envelopes.....

Then slowly oh so slowly... I cleaned up my old China cabinet... This cabinet has been in the hubby's family since it was given as a wedding gift around 1878 I believe...
 Everything was becoming 'junkie' I think... see me hiding in the picture?  So I took everything out... dusted, thinned a bit.. etc.. over the last week...
 I was starting to just toss things in there... no good!
 So out everything came...

This picture is for Linda.. see we have the same salt & pepper shakers!  These were my Grandmother's.  My mom gave them to me when I was married... She pasted away at 46 of cancer, I never knew her... Wish I did.....anyway....
 Here is my work in progess... Top shelf is some of my favorite vintage Christmas and Halloween.  I just can't bring myself to put them away.... Second shelf is all family keepsakes.. Picture is of hubby's Grandmother's family... My mom's Stieff  lions from her childhood....
 still "tweaking" the bottom shelf....
Here is a close up... Everything on the 2nd shelf tells a story in our family....

See you haven't been missing much...Sorry I haven't been around much... Hopefully after dad comes home things will settle in..Then Spring is just around the corner... Usually I take each season in stride... but I am soo looking forward to some color, birds chirping... etc...  So that is all I have... I better get back to work, or at the rate I am going I will finish bunnies in July!

Thanks for visiting and everyone kind words for dad!  I so appreciate it!  OLM

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

26 Years Ago......

I wasn't going to do a post... But it's been awhile... Thought I would give everyone a quick update on my dad... 
BUT.... 
First....
I thought I would give a shout out to my wonderful hubby!  Tomorrow is our anniversary, Yes, we were married on Valentine's Day... I have always joked Hallmark will never let him forget the day! LOL
But, I am blessed!!  I am married to a man who gets me, puts up with my CRAZY family issues.  Loves me unconditionally, we laugh together, yes fight from time to time.  It' hasn't always been perfect, what marriage is?  But we have done it together and I am blessed, tomorrow is 26 years together.  I am sure many thought it wouldn't last, we married within 9 months of meeting.... Didn't mean to start a family right away, but everything happens for a reason and I wouldn't change a thing!
 So here we are oh so long ago......
 Then here I am with my dad... I always loved this picture of us together... My dad a little off beat, just like me...he didn't want to dance to Daddy's Little Girl, nope, we danced to Bad Moon Arisen by CCR...

So dad... he is doing well.. Tomorrow marks 2 weeks in rehab, I would think he has one more week... Then he should go home with therapy at home.  he has work ahead of him, and he needs to do it... Will he? HMMM... Time will tell... He is to young at 73 to be like this, so I have crossed everything....

Then, I took these last week after we got about 6 inches of snow.. that is now almost all gone.... It was a pretty snow.. Knuckle's was enjoying his walk... Love this picture.. Need to print it...


Here is Knuckle's ready to play!  Ready to go, and he did...LOL... ran around in circles.. cracks me up!

Tomorrow I should be updating my early works page... BUT... with my dad's fall, and I haven't been feeling that great lately...ugh.. and it seems I have misplaced my creative MOJO since the fall, sadly I have nothing... So I will be taking a break this month.  I do have a few bunnies planned, not a lot, but some.  I will keep you posted and will put them on my selling blog, very soon! OLM

Saturday, February 2, 2013

It's Been A Week.. Wanting A Reset Button For 2013, ALREADY!

Oh Where to begin?  How much should I tell?  If you have been following my blog since my mom was ill and pasted away...you know my family has "issues."...sigh....I am hoping this not what our 2013 is shaping up to be....sigh....
So, last Sunday we were going to go out as a family ( hubby, the boys & I) to celebrate my Birthday a day early... BUT, the rain came, and it froze!  UGH!  Freezing rain... So we ordered in no big deal.....
Then.....The call came about 10 PM, it was my sister... aka ...fruit loop telling me my dad had a heart attack..I won't go into all the particulars here... Just let me say he fell on the ice, when they went to move him he pasted out from the pain.... sigh... SO long story short, No heart attack, BUT a broken hip!
And, because of how he broke his hip, he was going to need a partial hip replacement...
Though at first dad was fighting surgery, sigh, again... by Monday morning the pain was so great that he realized he had no choice but surgery.... So sadly my birthday begin and ended in the hospital, since he had surgery about 10:30 Monday night, finished up about midnight... It is what it is, as I say.  I can't change my dad....he is a stubborn man that does NOT take care of himself and there was a whole list of 'issues' and concerns about putting him under... Thankfully he came through it and is now in a rehab facility and hopefully on the mend... 
Then yesterday my brother had surgery to have what we are hoping is a fatty tumor removed from his side... yikes, it was about the size of a tangerine...he had a small one removed about a year and a half ago, I think it's time to call him LUMPY!  Sorry need to find a little humor in all of this.... 
So this has been a week... AND so soon after the new year, I so hope this isn't what is in store for the rest of the year... sigh.... all things crossed.. So I haven't been around much... haven't visited blogs...sigh... I miss you all... I have posted on FB, mainly because it's quick......
I don't have anything new to tell... Need to go get my taxes in order for the business by Monday...YIKES!  But at least then it's all DONE!
BUT... quickly and I haven't even had a chance to "play" yet.... Right before my birthday the QUEEN sent me a little birthday cash... it came right before all of this happened, and just in time for a little wall cabinet on  eBay that was coming to a end.... So I won that... hehe... and it came on Tuesday I think....
Hubby hung it for me on Thursday.... Remember I have been moving things around... making a bigger mess...lol... 
 So I had moved my little dry sink back up into the dining area of our kitchen... Then I decided I wanted a bit of change with the tobacco cloth curtains... see one thing leads to another..... So this is before the wall cabinet....
 Here is the cabinet... sweet little prim thing!!!  love the bread board ends on the door! Then I changed out the curtains sometime last week, before the "fall".....
 Decided to use a linen family heirloom shower curtain for the patio door... This way in the summer when the sun is strong & hot, I can pull this across some, as needed...
There it sits... sigh... no time to play... but it is what it is.... I will get back to it soon enough.  I went and visited with my dad a couple of hours ago... He's not crazy about all the therapy... He is more of a couch potato... so this is going to kick him in the butt, for a little awhile anyway... Hopefully he will be home in a couple of weeks...  OLM