Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day.....

So thankful as we remember all the wonderful times we had with John in our lives.
For those of you that still have your sure to let them know just how much they mean to you.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Where To Go From Here......

The last few days I have been kicking around what to do with this blog.  Continue on....but if that, with what?  I started this blog when my son was graduating from high school, to explore a bit (out loud so to speak...) about how our lives were changing....from his graduation, there was home stuff to share, craft shows and a new store, my husbands illness and passing, moving to start over, school....  A bit of a mixture.

I know there are many blogs that have a grand, books, crafts, cooking and such.  And there are many that I follow when I can.  But I have wondered where I fit.  And I guess I have wondered if I really have anything to say that anyone would want to read.

Finally, I have come to the decision, just to write, where I am, what is going on, regardless of how many or how few followers.  I have so appreciated all of you.....  and thank you for supporting me so far.  And if you continue to follow.....I would love your feedback from time to time.....  And thank you for your "gift" of patience...LOL

Moving on.......

What is going on?  Well, the family joke is that if anyone finds out that I have called the doctor for an appointment, that they should go ahead and order the funeral flowers because the end must be near!!! LOL  Truly, I hate going to the doctor and will do anything to avoid it.  But in the last few months, I have decided that I really need to take better care of myself.  With that in mind, I found a new doctor for our family and went in for a visit.  I really surprised myself, as I love this medical group.  Everyone there is just concerned and helpful and open to alternativel treatments (they offer massage, accupuncture, and other alternative medicine) I really liked them, that was until the blood work and the medical fast!!! LOL  I know, I survived, but I am still on the gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, caffeine free, almost meat free program.  I KNOW....who knew I could survive this for over a week!!!  But I have, and I have a couple of meds I need to take now to balance out my system......and I don't know when I have ever felt better. 

The struggle is to figure out how to live like this.  I have known people with food sensitivities, and have sympathized, but now trying to find new ways of cooking, new foods....I have a whole new outlook on this and appreciation for what they go through.  It is not easy.  Friday, I went to a large grocery with my mom...was looking for a few products and just became so overwhelmed with how hard it was to find the things I wanted.  Trust me, I know this will work out....I will get a handle on is just a lot at one time. 

Moving forward, my life right now is school, massage, and this new lifestyle.......working in my normal daily dealings with faith, family, home, is all a juggling act right now....sadly I am dropping more than a few balls at times.  But this is a work in progress.....and I am at peace with so much of what is going on with us  now. (For everything there is a season....)

And there are some new doors opening ahead, I wish you would just add me to your prayer list about those.  I have found some things that God put in my path  long ago, are now coming together.  Funny how He works like that!!!  You know, from time to time I have tried to share with God how He could handle something better....and then He shows me why He is God and I am

Thanks for hanging with me so far......Hugs to you all.....
Thanks for sharing the journey with me,

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Happy Sunday.....

Yes, I am still around!  Above is a picture of one of my new displays on the front porch...I love birdhouses and I found these on sale at Hobby Lobby this week....
I added them to a baby changing table that I found.  It was white and we spray painted it a darker sage the look.  It is a great piece to place by my front door for packages and such.  I am still looking for some things to add to the other shelves but for now I am happy with how it is coming together.

Finally, I updated the side panels with new books on my to read list and health items.  I saw a new doctor on Friday and I really love the people he has in the practice.  It is all about overall health care and not just waiting for problems to pop up.  So I had alot of blood work done (yes, I am the one that is REALLY scared of you know how much I loved this!!! LOL)  And I am having to fast all weekend to get rid of the sugar, caffiene and other things.  I thought it might be worse than it is, but other than a couple of headaches, it hasn't been to bad.  I have to go gluten free for awhile to see if that is a problem.....and while this will mean some major changes, I am looking forward to having a plan and some answers.  But on the down side, I am so over the whole water only thing!!

Hope you are all off to a great Summer.  June is a hard month for us....John passed away a year ago, his birthday and Father's Day all falls this many reminders....but truly so many are really happy memories.  I thank all of you that have been so supportive and caring to us during this past year.  We are so thankful for dear friends and family.

Have a great week!!!!