Saturday, July 22, 2017


Hello my crafty friends, I came on to give an update on why I haven't been blogging. It's been a challenging summer thus far and I can't believe summer will soon be over. I have been elderly sitting and babysitting an 11 year (almost 12) old girl. The end of June I got some kind of virus and passed out in my bathroom. Woke on the floor, spent the day in bed and on the toilet and the girl that I babysit took care of Savannah for me. Then Bret came home from work and took care of me giving me a pill that he was given for vomiting and diarrhea. I didn't vomit, just had the dry heaves, but was really sick the other way. Then after I was better I was playing outside with Savannah and we came in but she wouldn't give up her frisbee. So instead of waiting until she dropped it, I fought her for it like a dummy. She lost grip and bit to get a hold of it again and bit me. So had a nasty bit on my finger in three places. Was afraid she did nerve damage, but there wasn't. Doctored that, the nail is peeling back and has to grow out but all is good there. Got over that and then on the  6th of July I took Savannah out around 7:30 pm to go potty and thought while I was out I would empty the skimmer basket on the pool. Well as we rounded the pool there sat a bunny. Yep, Savannah and I both saw it at the same time, only Savannah is much quicker than me and she took off slamming me to the ground really hard as the leash left my hand. Broke ribs on both sides. Took a good while to get my breath back and finally got myself up off the ground. Emptied the skimmer basket and got the mail and came in and sat down in a lot of pain. So now I'm on my third week of healing and finally can move without a lot of pain. Can sleep in bed now too, just can't sleep on my sides. Driving is ok, but uncomfortable and Bret is doing the mowing for me. So in the meantime my elderly lady had a heart attack the end of June. Now she is back home, but the family wanted me to take a month to heal before coming back. I just hope she lasts until I get back there! So that has been my summer-not a good one at all. So no crafting going on here except for a few birthday cards I made. I am also late in getting out some birthday cards, but plan to still get them out. I didn't have my car for two weeks as Bret was using it while his was getting worked on, didn't matter as when I broke the ribs I couldn't drive anyway. But need to get out to the post office now and get my cards mailed. Not sure when I will get back to crafting as I also bit the bullet and cleaned out all of Dwayne's clothing and donated it to the Purple Heart. They came and picked up everything on the 5th of July. I am gathering more stuff up to donate as well. But on a cleaning out mission when I broke my ribs and want to get back to it as soon as I'm able. So if you don't see me on here, this will be why. Will be back when I have it all together! lol Then maybe I can get back to normal here with posting and commenting. Please know that I miss you all very much!!!!!

Crafty hugs,

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