Wow, it's been so long since I've posted anything, I don't even know where to begin. I think the last time I posted it was June, smack-dab in the middle of our chaotic baseball season and I was wondering how I would ever fit stamping into my schedule again…here we are four months later, things have calmed down in the baseball department, but I still haven't really been stamping.
First and foremost, we lost my mom on September 19th. She struggled with COPD for years and finally gave up her fight to breathe. It's been really hard adjusting to life without her. I don't really know what else to say, other than I'm still struggling with the thought of never seeing her again, and my kids not knowing "Grammy" as they grow up into the young men they're becoming.
On the bright side, my dad had his kidney out this summer, and with his most recent PET scan, there is not a trace of the lymphoma he had before his first two rounds of chemo treatment. He will still have two more very aggressive rounds of chemo (I believe 5 days straight each, a month apart), because the type of lymphoma he has/had can return even more aggressive than it previously was, so the doctors want to take every precaution to prevent that from happening.
Dealing with my parents' health issues, especially over the last, year has been a very trying time. To be honest with you, it really brought the importance of family and the unimportance of everything else to light. Jeff and I have been taking the boys camping every chance we get, working on projects around the house together, and just enjoying our family time.
In a nutshell, I don't know if I'm going to get into stamping again. We'll see what the winter brings, but for now, I just have no urge to be in my stamp room alone. I used to cherish that quiet time by myself, but for right now I don't feel that way.
However! I did have the urge to make a cute little Halloween treat for Connor & Grace (my niece & nephew that came over for a visit recently), and here it is:
Can you tell what it's made out of? It's a little terra cotta pot, painted black and tipped upside down on the bottom, then a bowl in the middle, glued on with Crystal Effects, then the terra cotta dish that would sit under the pot for the top, with a wooden knob for the handle. I saw them on Pinterest and had to make them myself! I guess I haven't completely lost the crafty bug, so we'll see what happens 🙂
Well thanks for stopping by, and also to those who have been loyally checking my blog since I disappeared. Hope to be back soon 🙂