Sunday, October 31, 2010

When it rains... pours. Sigh...Just when I think the worst has past, just when I think things can get back to normal...well closer to normal...sigh...another stressor gets added. Mike's Dad is doing a little better, but the outlook is bleak. My Dad is ok, but on constant watch...eventually he will require a risky surgery.

But everything is stable. I thought I could get back to scrapping and get back to blogging. I have calendars and cards and now a project for a client to work on.

Yea...not so much. Now I get to add my Mom to the list...she has been given 30 days notice to find a new home. She lives in a senior center. Her health has deteriorated, but the senior center environment has helped stabilized that. The problem is that she is not complying with the rules. She says she has been complying with the rules (that have been set up for her benefit), they say not. My Aunt is tired of this battle and it has come to me. I need to find her a new home. The problem is that she doesn't want to move and doesn't want to face the reality that she needs help.

The plus side is that I'll be moving her closer to me. No more 3 hour one way trip for visits. I guess I'll focus on the plus. I'm just not sure where I'm going to find the time to get this done. 'Tis the season to be busy and I just got busier!

Thanks to all those that have left well wishes!!! They put a smile on my face every time I read them. Thank you soo much!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Random thoughts...

Sorry...I haven't posted in awhile. It is amazing how life works sometimes. And today, nature reminded me of that. I'm sitting at my computer catching up on email and I notice movement out of the corner of my eye...So I look. Here are the leaves falling from the trees in my back yard. Lots of them. It was absolutely much so I almost cried. For those that know me...I don't cry easily. I don't think I have ever stopped and noticed the leaves falling before. Ya know...time goes so quickly. Fall starts, then all of a sudden the leaves are down and it's snowing.

Today I stopped...and just appreciated this simple moment. It was gorgeous. Leaves falling...ready to give nourishment back to the earth. The ending of a season and start of another.

I think this touched me deeply because of what is going on in my life right now. Mike's Dad has been diagnosed with late stage cancer. We don't know the details yet, but just the term "late stage cancer" is enough. A season ending, a life ending. Maybe the falling leaves are a reminder to notice the bigger picture and find joy with what was and what will be. Thank you nature.

So...everything happens for a reason. Although I was crushed and somewhat bitter with being one of 2 designers that lost their DT spots at ScrapGal, I am now so grateful. Grateful that I don't have those responsibilities right now. My husband has been back home since Tuesday to be with his family while all this was happening. Not having to worry about being on the board, blog posts, contests, monthly projects has been a blessing. Thanks to the higher powers that created this for me!

Last random thought...My new camera should be arriving today! I'm soo excited. I found a great deal on the net for a Canon 50D with a 25-135 mm IS lens. I will be taking some awesome photos of Kelly's gymnastics meet on Sunday. I can't wait! Soon, I'll have photos to post.

Each day is a is up to us to find it everyday!