Monday, May 04, 2015

Playing Catch Up

I have been trying to get my Year of Jewelry blog posts caught up today. I took a lot of pictures of work that I have done... and try to match them to the weeks that I made them for. It has been hard, and I didn't realize that I was so far behind. I feel like I have lost a whole month... and pretty much have. Mom was in the hospital for three different problems... and now... well... between that and my son... I haven't been home much in just over a month. I really hadn't realized it had been that long until after I blogged about the Bead Peeps Swap 'n' Hop... I thought it had been a few weeks... and today, while I was taking pictures, I thought... Wow! that's a lot of jewelry... and then I started trying to catch up with the blogs... and man... I did a bunch and didn't get caught up. I looked and thought, yes... I am done... nope... only in April!
How time flies... and don't let anyone lie to you... it isn't just while you are having fun!
 I looked at my son today and realized that he has grown another inch in the past month! How?
How on earth can he grow so fast?
His voice is starting to change! How funny is that?
No, it isn't funny... it means that he is going to be hitting puberty soon... ergh!!!

Well, if you get a chance, take a look at the Year of Jewelry page. Not great work, but it is mine. I'll try to get more posted... and if you get a chance, look at the blog hop page as well. Now, there are a couple of pieces on there that are pretty nice!

Sunday, May 03, 2015

When you are in the midst of crisis...

When you find yourself in the midst of crisis... whether it is personal, familial, financial or... well... one of those huge disasters that effects millions, what do you do?

We found ourselves... my whole family, in the midst of medical crisis several times this year alone. My dear mother, who is the rock of the family I guess... has had numerous battles thus far in 2015.  I suppose over the past 60+ years she has had one after the other, and she has always bounced back, each and every time... but with less quickness as time has passed.
This time, it is going to be a slow and painful process... as she is not really ever going to be the same.
Right now, I thought I could write about the ordeal, but I guess it is for more private writing. It is still too fresh and painful to be able to write where anyone else could read about the long and drawn out affair...

Well, in good news, we are handling it. as a family, I suppose. It can't be all horrid and painful news without some spark of light, can it?

How do you handle a crisis? How do you keep your sanity when all around you seems to be insane?


Saturday, May 02, 2015

Blog Hop Reveal Day!

Today is the day of the big reveal for the Bead Peeps Swap 'n' Hop! I've been excited about showing the items that I made,but I have been even more excited to see what my partner Alicia made!
the blog is  under the tab  "Jewelry Bloghops"
Please click on it and see the pieces that I made and visit my bead partner, Alicia, at her blog All the Pretty Things and be sure to scroll down the page and use the link to find the other participants in this blog. There is some really beautiful work out there!!!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Keeping your hands busy-Again

While mom was in the hospital this time, I tried to keep busy crocheting again, I tried to do as many butterflies as I could, and I did a few more white with smaller thread, and a multi-colored and a hot pink one... but I was interrupted so often that I kind of gave up... one day I took my beads with me, thinking that there was the possibility of getting some of my swap n hop projects done... nope... the only time that there would have been enough time at a stretch to work on them was during the night... the first few nights after surgery, the nurses were in the room every half hour after that, they were in every hour, and the last night it was two hours in between!! YES! Honestly, I wasn't able to sleep much but I couldn't really work either. The lights needed to be low because Mom was so tired, she needed every bit of rest that she could get... so I sat in the dark or semi-dark and either crocheted or just sat.
It is so hard for me to just sit...