I’m excited to share with you a new series I’m starting called, “Talk Till Dawn”, I want this to be about my everyday life, the things I’m reading, eating, my everyday ups and down, along with photos that I’ve taken over the week.
I haven’t decided yet how often this will be, right now I’m just going to get it going and see what comes of it. I encourage you to share with me similar situations and we can all support one another.
My life and home is far from perfect even though I always share with you pretty home decor picture. Now from time to time I’ll give you a look at how things can get out of control like everyone else’s life.
Where has the time gone? I find it hard to believe November is almost over already. It’s been another rough month for me. I still have a daily cry missing my mom and I think of so many things on a daily basis that I want to tell her. I truly feel the void in my life. I have 3 voice mails on my phone that I’ve been keeping and still can’t bear to listen too, but maybe some day that time will come when I’m ready.
You’ve heard me talk about my Grama Red over the years, she’s my 99 year old granny who’s one feisty woman. Well she fell while moving the dining room table and broke her back. I know you’re all wondering why she was moving the table…..she decided to change out the area run underneath it. She moved the table and the chairs, had the old rug up and the new one in place, and put the table back when she tripped over the rug and took a tumble.
She went to the doctor and he scheduled surgery for a week later but she didn’t make it a week. The pain was to bad so she went by ambulance to the hospital where she stayed on pain meds until her surgery date. Our family was very concerned about someone her age going under anesthetic and going through a back surgery but she did pull through.
After a week in the hospital with many days of ups and downs she was released to the rehab facility where she’s back on her feet again doing exercised to strengthen her muscles before she can go home. Since she’s considered blind we’ve all been taking turns staying with here while she was in the hospital and at the rehab. We try and never leave her alone only when she’s sleeping at night.
I tell you, these last few months have been exhausting on me. I’m so thankful my boss has been wonderful at the salon and has given me all the time off that I need. I couldn’t ask for it to be any better than it’s been. Right now I’m working when I’m not with Granny and also trying to keep up with blogging and our own family business.
My plan it to catch up on sleep when this is all over. HA-HA…. I feel like I haven’t even had a proper time to grieve my mom with everything happening so soon after my moms passing. Maybe this is Gods plan, who knows.
I know I say this all the time…..there’s never a dull moment around our house, but it’s true. We had a part catch fire in our furnace and fill the house with smoke the day after Thanksgiving. It wasn’t anything serious and thankfully we were home at the time but we did have to turn the furnace off. Well here in Michigan we have 7 inches of snow on the ground and the temps in the day hit 30 if we’re lucky. Not a good times to have the furnace go down. It’s a specialty part that was needed and no place opened up again until the Monday after Thanksgiving to purchase it from.
Luckily we had a propane heater and an eclectic heater that we used over the long holiday weekend to keep the cabin warm. I just can’t believe one more thing could possible go wrong, but things seem to keep happening.
I did do a mini makeover in our laundry room just to have something to do and keep my mind off everything else going on in my life and I’ll be back to share that with you soon. It’s been on my to do list for a while I just needed a reason to get it done, and my sanity was the reason.
I also waited until after Thanksgiving this year to do my Christmas decorating. I normally am sharing my décor by now but I just didn’t have it in me to go all out this year. I’ll start the tour this weekend in the dining room. My home won’t be like past years I’m going with a natural, easy look this year. It makes me feel better not stressing over having that perfect magazine look. My entire house only took me 2 hours to decorate this year.
Until next time take care and thank you for spending the time talking till dawn with me today!