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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Interesting Times

I totally thought that with summer being here I would be back to my normal blog stalking, joining linky parties, participating in giveaways, attempting to make school related and fun pinterest ideas, while spending lots of time reading and relaxing.  Well, things don't always go as expected.  The day school got out, May 31, mom started showing some more struggles with her health.  She is requiring more assistance from me.  So, I haven't been able to get on here much or do some of the other things either lately, which makes me sad!  I really enjoy reading your blogs and I want to get to know everyone better.  But some things can't be helped.  My aunt came to visit last week, which meant that I had to do the entertaining since mom really can't anymore.  Then mom was in the hospital for a few days, so my aunt and I were there all day with her, except for the little getaways I would take to take the dog out or head to church on Sunday.  She was OK, by the way, all the tests came back negative.  I think she gets a little dehydrated and weak.  I have seen it before, but my aunt hasn't and she was worried, so we decided to do the hospital to just check to make sure all was OK.  It was a busy week, and now we have visiting nurses and physical therapists and social workers coming.  It has been a bit crazy!  Very thankful for all the help, though!
But today was such a neat day, because early this morning I got a message on Facebook from a friend telling me she was thinking of me and praying for me today.  Then another friend sent me a text message later that morning telling me she thought of me and prayed for me this morning, then one of my former kids who just finished her Junior year of college texted me to let me know she was thinking of me today!  Wow, could I feel more blessed?!  Mom was a little worse today than she had been the past couple of days and struggled more with getting around and taking care of herself properly, so it was a busy day for me.  But what a blessing to remember people had been thinking and praying for me today...it helped so much!  Today was also super hot here.  It was in the upper 90's, but felt like it was in the 100's!!  I don't do well with heat! :)  There was a heat advisory, the weather man said it felt like 102 outside, and boy did I feel that when I took Bella out!  We didn't stay out for long today.  I finally was able to get on the computer, and I finally got over here to my blog to see what...if anything was going on.  Well, I was blessed again to see that I now have 100 followers!!     It had been in the 90's for a while, so that was super encouraging, even though I have been MIA for a while. So, on this super hot first day of summer, with random people sending me sweet thoughts, and mom struggling, and the excitement of 100 followers, I think it's time for a giveaway!!!! :)  I was thinking earlier that maybe I would do an Amazon gift certificate.  Do you think that will interest people?  I hope so!  Not sure when I will get it all together, if I get the chance it will be this week...so stay tuned!  And thank you to those who have stayed with me, and for my new friends.  Sorry this blog has been a bust so far this summer, but hope to do better when things are more settled with mom.  Happy Summer!

5 comments:

Ms.Smith

Sending some prayers up for you and your mom tonight! =) Looking forward to your giveaway!

Ms. Smith
Adventures of Ms. Smith

Stephanie @ 3rd Grade Thoughts

You are such an amazing daughter!! I am keeping your mom in my thoughts and congrats on the follower milestone :)

~Stephanie
3rd Grade Thoughts

Stacey

Thank you so much!! I truly appreciate that! :) Oh good, I'm glad you think that would be good for a giveaway! I don't have much of a TpT store or TN store, so just thought that might work nicely! Hopefully it will be really soon! :)

Stacey

Thanks so much for the sweet encouragement, Stephanie!!! Truly appreciate it! Don't forget to stay tuned for the giveaway! :) Thanks again!

luckeyfrog

Hoping things are doing better now! You're a good daughter to help your mom out :)

Jenny
Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

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