3.21.2011

Spring is springing.

The grass is turning green and it rains instead of snows. I wouldn't complain about seeing the sun a bit more, but the slowly rising thermometer is encouraging.  I can't tell you what this does for my spirits!

Nothing new to tell you about 'cept for a trip to IKEA (which I won't tell you about actually) where I procurred a scratch and dent desk for my homeschool/living room.  Nothing like a new piece of furniture to get the decorating cogs creaking again.  So my focus is reorganizing and switching up some stuff in my school room.  And yes, that will prolly mean a new paint job.  Love the green, but don't love that it doesn't flow with the rest of my house.  Not sure what direction to go colorwise, but it will need to be happy and go with my aqua couch.  Don't breath a word of this to my hubs.  Thanks.

The boys' rooms definitely need some attention as well.  Need to finish up one, and haven't really started the other.  Bathrooms.  Ugh.  Need to be taken down to the studs, IMO, but I don't foresee that happening in the near future.  Just some cosmetic flourishes for now I 'spose.

Many of you ask about my mama, so here's an update for ya.  She continues to heal from the surgery, and is beginning to actually take short shopping trips with Dad.  She still tires very easily, though, having lost somewhere around 15 pounds of muscle weight.  She's attempting 5 minute stints on an stationary bike.  They found 'residual disease' in the tiny part of her remaining sternum that connects to the collar bones, which was discouraging, but so far those stinkers aren't growing or doing anything.  We take things day by day, focus on a fun summer, and she's already redecorating her sunroom.....:)  I promise to take pics!

Time has become a precious thing, days are a gift.  Stuff that isn't important has fallen by the wayside to make room for peace and love and hope and goodness.  I'm not farting rainbows or anything, but dogonnit, life is a beautiful thing.  I'm continuing in my journey toward wholeness, learning to focus on the change, not the results...though they have been good.  Slow and steady and all that.

Sorry no pics today.  I hope to document the school room refresh though.  It's actually getting warm enough to begin some painting projects in the garage now.  Woot!  I also will fire up Make it 4 Monday beginning in April.  I miss seeing all your awesome projects and inspiration!

22 comments:

The White Farmhouse said...

So glad that everything is ok with you. I was thinking about you the other day and wondering what you were up to. Ikea?! Really?! You didn't call?! Hmmmph! Next time ok?

Tami / Maddie Lumpkin said...

So happy to hear your beautiful mother is healing. Will continue to pray for her and all of you too. Yeah for Spring!!!!

Maureen said...

It's good to hear from you and see that your attitude is positive. After all, life is all about attitude.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so glad to hear your mom is in such good spirits, and in great company!

Kate said...

Sending love & hugs and praises on how well your mama is doing. Stay strong and positive like you always do.

Love ya girl
xoxo
Kate

hilary @ sweet as june ~ home of the upcycle furniture co. ~ said...

we miss you Cindy!

oldgreymare said...

Farting rainbows..wouldn't that be delightful? We must all try that. : D

Wonderful news about your mama.

xx
z

Marilyn Holeman said...

Glad to hear your mama's doing well. Yes, time is precious, and days are a gift. We just don't realize it most of the time. Thanks for the reminder.

Blessings to you and yours,
Marilyn

Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

We miss youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!

:)

gina3 said...

So glad to see a post from you and that your mom is doing okay. A trip to Ikea can be so fun or so overwhelming so hope it was fun for you. Spring is definitely a welcome change.

NanaDiana said...

Cindy- I am at work tonight but thrilled to open up here and see your post! I have missed your sweet face around blogland...and your "realness". Hurry up and get yoahself back heah! xxoo Diana

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

it's great to hear an update. Thanks for taking the time to let us know.

Polly said...

Nice to see you on here! I totally understand the need / desire to step back and focus on life, especially with what you've had going on. Been there. Done that.

Glad to hear your mom is healing and getting out and about!

Take care,

Polly

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I am so happy to hear that your mom is healing. i will continue to pray that she gains strength.

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

You're not farting rainbows! HAHA! That's too funny. But I know what you're saying. Life is a beautiful thing. I saw my parents this weekend, and it really hurts to see them age.

I'm glad to hear your mom is doing OK. If she's decorating, that's a good thing!

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hometown girl said...

wonderful thoughts, life is such a gift! susan

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Sending lots of love and hugs to you and your mommy!!

abby jenkins said...

Sending good vibes and prayers to your mom! Like a tree budding in spring, hope abounds....

Carol Look EFT said...

Glad to hear the everything is turning out very well for your mom. Just keep your hopes up!

Panic Away Review said...

Keep on praying for your mom and everything would turn out just fine. We'll send prayers for her too. May you both enjoy your spring!

Sheri said...

Hi. Just happened upon your blog today. awesome. Sending prayers your way for your mom :) Be blessed.

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