Monday, July 2, 2012


Friends, thank you for the sweet emails and comments I have received in my absence for the past few months.  I didn't really know I would be missed, but I do appreciate your kindness!!

Life for me has been crazy, to say the least.  One major thing ---  My 80 year old mother was living with us for quite awhile, and after the holidays she started having some major problems with falling and needing 24 hour a day care. Even though we tried to keep her here with help coming in and out, we just could not meet her needs.  Me quitting my job is certainly not feasible, so we all agreed that assisted living would be best for her. She is loving her new place and enjoys the many activities that the home offers, especially the bingo and three wonderful meals a day!  Needless to say, this was quite the move, and another topsy turvy turnover of my house yet once again.  Her constant care did not allow me time to do any projects, go thrift shopping, or anything outside of work, much less time to do the things I enjoyed such as crafting, decorating or blogging.  Slowly but surely, I am getting back where I need to be.  (Just had a pedicure today for the first time in MONTHS, and I sure forgot how AWESOME that is!!)  I haven't been to Kirkland's or Hobby Lobby since right after Christmas if that tells you how crazy my life has been!!!!

Other than the situation with my mother, I have been very busy at work with multiple graduation activities, closing out the school year, and tons of end of the school year activities.  I even had a week long conference to attend in Orlando. 

Finally in the last three days, I can start to feel myself breathing again!!!

We did have a vacation booked for several months, and I am looking forward to staying in a magnificent log cabin for a week!!!!

I will be sure to take lots of pictures as I know it will be beautifully decorated.  We have been locally to the beach for several years in a row now, and it's funny that the mountain trip actually costs less than the local beach house visits have.  We do the beach thing all the time, so it will be nice to soak up some different scenery!!!

Promise to be back m ore regularly after the vacay!!!!!!!!

 Happy 4th of July!


  1. Farica I'm so glad that you are doing well we have missed you dearly. I miss your post at k's .com and can't wait for to you start blogging again I send my blessing and hugs Maggie

  2. Good for you--sounds like a wonderful va-ca; enjoy and don't forget pictures, pictures, pictures! See you soon.

  3. Miss you, girl! Glad you are getting back to your routine. Life ebbs and flows, indeed. Where are you heading to the mountains? It looks awesome!

  4. Farica, I am so glad you are back!! I really missed you. I can't wait to see your posts again! Please be well and know that many are thinking of you!

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