Then life happened.
Some of you know and some of you may not (mainly because it's not one of the things I talk about a lot on the blog here) that my son has cerebral palsy and a few other health issues and is dependent on my husband and I for just about everything. OK, everything.
We love him to the moon and back!
But last Monday I had to rush him to the ER. And next thing you know we're spending a lot of time in ICU with a bad case of pneumonia that threw his entire body into a tailspin.
When last I saw you I was talking about my home office and how I would be back in a few days to show you what was in all those cute baskets and tins and stuff. At that point I had the post half-written and was patting myself on the back for being ahead of the game.
He is fine now. Thank God.
But it was a pretty scary time and something I do not wish to ever experience again.
Today is the first day I actually felt I could sit down and write anything about it. My brain was fried and the whole idea of sitting down at my computer to think and to type was so overwhelming.
So why am I telling you all this? Just to let you know that . . .
I don't know.
But what I do know is that I am a one woman show here. Some bloggers have a staff of writers who ghost-write articles for them (gasp). But it's just me here. I want my blog to be MY voice writing about MY ideas.
So when something big happens that takes precedent over writing a pretty post about a DIY project or home decor, then I will drop y'all like a hot potato.
Sorry, but even though I love you to death and even though this is my job now, my son is my number 1 priority.
My home is still stuck in winter-land!!! I have paper snowflakes in my entryway, my winter porch pots are still on my front porch drying out as we speak and I may have a winter vignette still setting on my coffee table.
Although I'm seeing Easter bunnies, spring wreaths and gardening posts smacking me in the face on other blogs, I'm just not there yet. I mean, it's March (I just realized that this morning) so it's not odd to see spring posts, but I'm already feeling behind before I have eaten my first Cadbury Egg.
Anyhow, I wanted to thank everyone who sent me emails asking if everything was OK. And I wanted to explain where I've been. And I wanted to tell you to hug your babies and grandbabies!
Oh heck, hug your furbabies while you're at it.
I'll see you this weekend with the post about the rest of my office. I pinkie swear.
Psst - that's totally not my photo up above. I bought it on Canva. I don't even know any lambs. Or sheep.
Glad to hear that your son I doing better.
It is sooooo scary when a loved one is in the hospital.
No need to apologize either.
Try to enjoy your weekend.
M : )
Glad your son is on the mend. Don't apologize. We are with you 100%. Your blog gives us hope.
Glad your son is doing better. I enjoy your blog and decorating style. Look forward to Easter and Spring decorating blogs.
Glad to hear that everyone in your household are doing great.
I really don't think that anyone who reads your blog would want you to do anything but focus on your son and yourself. Sun beaming down on a bed of moss with a robin's egg next to a daffodil makes us all happy...but what makes me more happy? Hearing your son is on the mend and you have a moment to breathe. And hey, if you miss the spring trend...then there'll be picnic season..,sunflower season and so on. All good Sista!
I'm so sorry to read what you've been through the past week, Pam. I'm relieved to know your son is okay now, but it must have been a frightening ordeal for your family. The blog world tends to do everything too big and too early, so I'm with you on living in the moment and celebrating seasons when they happen. Life comes first and I'm all for celebrating spring when it actually arrives! Glad to have you back and take care. Sending you a great big hug!
SO glad your son is okay, Hey, things happen and we just can't be in more than one place at a time. So, you did what you had to do, so don't worry about being "away" at all.
I was on vacation, so I'm catching up. I went to a place in Asheboro, NC called Flea Musketeers. I spent 4.5 hours there. I have problems with mobility plus my hip decided to join my knees in that department. But, there is a silver lining...I moved so slowly that I noticed much more than if I were being pushed along by my lovely, but not-as-into-it-as-I-am wife. She was at a conference. Yee-Haw! AND, I spent more. I thought of you, though, when I spied two red plaid thermoses. I didn't buy them for you, but I THOUGHT of you.
I'm sorry you were having a tough time, and I'm glad it's over. I enjoy your blog. You keep it real, and I love your style. I have unsubbed from so many fake-y blogs recently or the kind of blogs that show the same thing over and over again in a different form and color. I am looking for quality over quantity. Stay real, and I'm with you. Fake it up, and I'm gone.
So, even when you aren't writing or doing a show-and-tell, I'm thinking of you. I think it's because you live in Ohio, which is where I'm from. We will be visiting in a little over two weeks from now. I'll be in Columbus, but I'll be thinking of you anyway! Take care...Fonda
Pam thank goodness your son is over the hump. How scary, I'm so terribly sorry to hear about his pneumonia I can only imagine how stressful it was for you guys. Of course it makes sense that your blogging would be put on the back burner, no apologies needed. If it makes you feel better, I still have my little Valentine hearts and white lights hanging over my dining room window just because it's pretty. I also take so many long breaks I'm guaranteed that no one would ever wonder where I am. Also. house projects? I finally uploaded my farmhouse door DIY project the other day--- FROM LAST FALL!! hahaha Am I making you feel better yet?
hugs to you and your sweet son!
Just glad your son is doing better. Also glad you're back.
Happy your son is doing well now. I would give you a 'crushing' hug if I were there! Take care of yourselves, you 3.
I'm not going to be able to comment individually on each of your comments, but wanted to say a big THANK YOU all for your comments, prayers and thoughts! I really can't tell you how much it means to me 🙂