I'm sorry for being MIA for so long...has been a rough few months and have caught myself hibernating quite a bit. Looking back, I probably should have postponed my surgery. Trying to deal with my mother's grief and mine has been hard enough but add in attending therapy and trying physically recover is a bit much. Now add in that we have had an unusually large amount of rain in this area this past month and I have a leak in my basement so have spent quite a bit of time cleaning up water. *sigh* Thank the good Lord for my wet vac!
Thank you so much for all the wonderful and supportive prayers, messages, emails, cards and letters. You will never know how much they have meant to me! 💜
Okay...here is a bit more in the way of updates...my mom is struggling...can't say I know of a mother who wouldn't be. She broke my heart the other day when she informed me that my brother was the first think she thought of when she woke up and the last thing she thought of before going to sleep. I speak with her on a daily basis and can tell how bad a day she's having by how early she starts phoning and how many calls come in that day.
Yes, I am also still struggling with my brother's death. Since we were only 13 months apart in age and my dad was a pure D redneck with a capital R, we were raised more as twins and even though he was over the road so much, he would often call me when he was driving long stretches in western Kansas.
Now to my shoulder...yes it is still painful but I have regained quite a bit of my mobility even though I still have a ways to go. According to my doctor and therapist, it will probably be a year before I am "fully" healed. Unfortunately, I can't take that year off work so am scheduled to go back to work on Tuesday the 5th of September. Will just have to take frequent breaks which will make for longer days but will get through it.
I originally thought I would go back and respond to all the past comments but don't think I can handle that. If there are any specific messages and/or questions you left that you would like me to respond to, please let me know and I will address those. I will be responding to all comments from today moving forward.
I am gonna try to start getting around to visiting everyone but again, am gonna have to take it slow and easy. If you have a particular post you want me to come visit, just email me.
I completed one painting that was almost done prior to my shoulder getting so bad and have completed two other paintings recently. If you want to see them, just click on the "My Artwork" in the sidebar.
Hugs and blessings to all y'all! 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜
Now for your giggle of the day...