Friday, August 21, 2009

When life gets in the way............


As I sit here at my desk, staring at my blank computer screen, I watch as the little cursor blinks on and off as if to say "Well aren't you going to write something" It has been so long since my last post and I don't really know why except to say sometimes life just gets so busy and overwhelming it is hard to put it into words. I have started to write this post on many occasion however the words were clumsy, awkward and just would not express how I was feeling. With the craziness of life it left me with very little time to spend in my studio creating and very few projects to share with you. Nothing left to do but cancel the post and wait until another day. It is not that I didn't think about my blog or the friends that I have made through my blog it is just that the right words would not come to me and the longer I waited the harder it became. So tonight, as both my husband and my son are out for the evening and the house is so quiet I thought we could catch up for a bit. I will not bore you with all the little details of the past two months just the highlights........

I guess the biggest event occurred at the end of June when my husband underwent gastric bypass surgery. We had been preparing for this event for such a long time and were both quite nervous as the time drew nearer. The fear of the unknown---wondering if this was indeed the right decision for Alex and our family
The morning of the surgery finally arrived and we took our "before" picture.......
The surgery was a difficult one and we did have some frightening moments. Alex's blood pressure became quite high and he remained in the ICU for several days. He was finally able to return home to continue his recovery process, which again was difficult for him. The next several weeks proved to be a very stressful time for our family. It is hard to watch someone you love go through something so difficult. It was a helpless feeling. Alex has been feeling much better these days. His blood pressure and blood sugar have stabilized and he has reached a weight loss of 60 lbs. We are now looking forward to continued success.

This picture was taken this past Friday at Alex's football media day. I will be sharing more pictures of this event in another post soon. It was such a wonderful, special day.

When our sweet and loyal friend, Maggie started to become ill after Lucy passed away we did our best to nurse her back to health but finally had to make the decision not to let her suffer any longer.

We miss her terribly but are so thankful for our little Sassy to bring smiles to our faces. It is fun to watch her grow and develop into a wonderful dog. She does live up to her name however but adds such joy to our family.


Well the last thing I want to do is to turn this post into the lyrics of a country western song. I have had many blessings in the past two months as well.........



Celebrating Father's Day with my husband and my dad. Reminding them just how special they are to me.


Celebrating the accomplishments of a very special young man. Jeremy and Alex grew up together and he spent quite a bit of time with our family . Jeremy joined the Army earlier this year and successfully graduated from boot camp. He came by for a visit before being deployed. We could not be prouder if he were our own son.

Now that things are slowing down a bit I have had time to work in my studio. I have been busy creating new merchandise for my space at SweetPeas. I am happy to report that things have been going well with that venture. I do have several projects that I am excited to share with you all. Perhaps now that I have broken the blog silence the words will come easier for me. I will be back soon to share some of my new creations. Thanks for being patient with me my friends and I look forward to catching up with all of you.

Fondly

Mimi~

6 comments:

The Catnap Cottage said...

Welcome back! It is nice to hear from you and that all is well. I think I still owe you a little surprise package of goodies to craft with. I had the best intentions too, but then life happened to me too!! LOL!!

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

Welcome back, Mimi!! I have checked back often to see if you had posted anything new and began to worry when I saw that you hadn't and your Etsy shop didn't have anything recent either. I'm so glad to read that you're doing well. I took a long hiatus from blogging as well but am back now. We all know how life gets in the way and I'm sure I speak for all of the Dandelion Wishes fans when I say we're so very glad to have you back!! Have a great nite!! By the way, Sassy is so adorable and I can tell that her name fits her very well. You can see it in her eyes!! : )

~ Wendy McDonagh-Valentine
http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Mimi Sue said...

Glad all is well. I was starting to worry about you! I'm glad you've got your priorities in the right order. Blogging should be way down the list. Hope your husband continues to feel better. So sorry to hear about your little Maggie. We had to put our Daisy down and it was one of the hardest things we've ever done. Mimi

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Welcome back! You have been missed! I totally understand everything you said, since I have been very slack in posting this summer. Life happens! I do hope to get back in the swing of things soon. I'm sorry to hear about Maggie, but Sassy looks like a precious little girl!

Scrap for Joy said...

It has been a long summer for you but I'm glad to see you back in the blog saddle. Your little family...Alex, Alex and Sassy all look great! xoxo

mom Panormios said...

Hi Mimi, I know you have been busy as a bee, since we have not seen much of you lately. This is definitely a busy time in your life, and it is so nice to see you have been able to blog and let us know how you are doing. You are definitely gifted with your scrapbooking. It is awesome and it brings back school days to me. How precious. Those should go like hotcakes. The old pictures are great and I can see the difference in Alex's pictures. Thank God all went well for his surgery.

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