Sunday, January 12, 2014
Hello Friends Old and New! It has been a while since I was here and it feels good to be back. My husband was in an ATV accident in 2011. He injured his left leg horribly and had a pulmonary embolism from a blood clot in his injured leg. It was a long year of recovery. I was his primary caregiver and things just had to be put on the back burner. Home Healthcare and physical therapy took up our hours. The boys and school activities had the rest. Very little room was left for anything else but sleep when you could grab it:) During this time I was also the primary caregiver for my father-in-law who was in a nursing home nearby. He passed away in May of 2013. My husband is walking and has healed nicely. Still daily pain, but hopefully it won't be that way forever. And I feel like I can finally get back to Arting and Blogging and I even have a Facebook page! LOL!! Never thought that would happen, but it was easier and quicker in the beginning.
Oh, how I have missed you so. I can't wait to be creating again full time. I've lost 76 pounds over the last year and I am exercising! Can you believe it?!? I hate to exercise, but after my husband's accident it really hit home how this is the only body I get. I have this one chance to take care of it. I gained so much weight over the last two years. I felt horrible all the time. I was tired all the time. I hated myself. So I cut out all diet drinks and alcohol. I started drinking only water. I lost 20 pounds in 3 weeks just from that one change. It was exciting so I switched to Organic food and started walking every week day after I dropped off the kids at school. And I feel better than I have in years. Physically and Mentally. And I NEED to Art again on a daily basis. That is what I missed the most. So here I am. Starting all over again. But that's Ok. Sometimes life throws you several curve balls. You just catch them as best you can and keep trying.
PS-While looking around the blog I noticed some photo links are not working. Will get those fixed as fast as I can!
Quote of the Day:
“But there was a special kind of gift that came with embracing the chaos, even if I cursed most of the way. I'm convinced that, when everything is wiped blank, it's life's way of forcing you to become acquainted with and aware of who you are now, who you can become. What is the fulfillment of your soul?”
― Jennifer DeLucy