Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I'm On a Roll!

Yay! I finally seem to be out of the funk I've been in - my creativity has been at low tide as of late. But I finished FIVE pieces yesterday that had been in various stages of needing work - I'm so excited to be getting back in the swing of things! I'll be listing over the next few days, so keep an eye on the Junkyard!

To update my past posts, Mom is doing well - she finally began her chemo this week, and we are excited for her that treatment is finally happening.

It's been mightily cold around here, at least by North Carolina standards - the mountains here get cold and snow a lot, but right here in the Piedmont, it's usually pretty mild. We've had a few threats of snow/ice, but so far nothing's happened much. Keeping our fingers crossed for at least a LITTLE snow!

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Happy New Year!

Well, heavens to betsy......I just realized it's been over a month since I posted to my blog. Between my Mom's illness and the Christmas holidays, I've been paddling hard trying to keep my head above the water. Many of you have asked about my Mom, and I appreciate your prayers and well wishes. She's hanging in there, hoping to start chemo soon. I just returned from visiting her today.

The Christmas season was a good one in the Junkyard - a few sales, some good creative juices flowing....look for more Junkyard Gypsy creations to be born right after the new year.

And here New Year's Eve is upon you make resolutions? I'm still working on mine. Growing the Junkyard Gypsy line will be near the top of the list! Here's hoping you all have a happy, healthy, blessed New Year.......check back soon, OK?

Friday, November 23, 2007

From the Hospital Room....

Well, it's nearly midnight, and I'm here in my Mom's hospital room. She had surgery 2 days ago, and they removed the tumor. It will take a week or two to get all the pathology reports back to see if it has spread, and to determine if chemo is on the docket. She's been given a mix of painkillers and sedatives that reacted badly, and has been asleep or talking incoherently most of the day.

This time with my Mom and the rest of the family is giving me plenty of time to think about the importance of family, and how easy it is to take important things (like your health) for granted. Thanksgiving has been difficult for my family the last two years - last year we lost my beloved grandmother on Thanksgiving Day, and this year Mom's in the hospital fighting cancer at Thanksgiving. But still, the fact that my family is pulling together around my Mom, and we're closer than usual is giving me a thankful spirit, and the belief that something good always comes out of the bad times.

Still wanting to get up pics of my workshop and my antique booths, but as you can see, there are more important things going on in my life at present. I hope you'll keep checking back.