I would like to say Thank You to each and every one of you wonderful people out there in Blogland for leaving me so many wonderful and lovely comments on my recent post The End is Nigh... They touched my heart and soul immensely. This truly is a wonderful and supportive group of Bloggy Friends! And I appreciate each and every one of you for hanging in there with me through all the ups and downs of the past few months!
And Life has definitely been full of its ups and downs. Hubby seeking and finally finding a job; searching for and finding a place to live; moving half way across the country (and we're only half way done! a lot of shop equipment is still in Arkansas); (still) waiting for the house in Arkansas to sell so that we might actually get ahead for a change.
And then there's the family matters - my son-in-law being arrested last Spring on extremely serious charges and still sitting in jail awaiting trial. This was devastating not only for my daughter but the children as well. And the actions of not only my side of the family but my SIL's have both surprised and disappointed me. The family members who are devout Church goers and who proclaim to be most charitable and giving, have been the worst. They turned their backs on my daughter - as if she and the children are pariahs of society.
And then The Rift in my immediate family occurred during The Holidays. This Rift resulted in my daughter, her four children, and Jane (their Kitty which Gomez wrote about on Monday) moving in with me and Hubby. But as Wendy, a dear Bloggy friend, once posted - All Great Changes are Preceded by Chaos. In a very short amount of time I have learned to live with two children who have ADHD (one of which is a 2 yr old!), I have begun to heal the hole which was ripped through me when my daughter was forced to move out of her brother's house, and I have learned to appreciate the weekends as that is the only time I get to see my Bestest and Dearest Friend - My Hubby!
But Life is progressing along. Daughter now has a part-time job which we hope will turn into something full time. Granddaughter Bri is attending preschool at a fantastic Arts-Integration School only a few blocks from the house (click here to learn more about the school) and has begun to really blossom (she was struggling with her language skills). Granddaughter T'beth will be attending the same school next year. My Creative yearnings are slowly returning and I am exploring the possibility of having a booth at some upcoming Art Festivals. My Mojo, My Magick, My Witchyness - something which has been playing hide-n-seek with me for quite some time - has finally begun to return.
And then there is the upcoming Wedding which is rapidly filling my time. My future Daughter-in-Law compared my organizational skills to the legendary Martha. Hhhhhmmmm..... not really sure I'm that good. But having a tendency towards OCD is a plus!
So, I shall keep you posted on my adventures in helping with a most unique style wedding and will share with you some of the creatures (as they take shape) that have been filling my brain lately.
So until next time ... Happy Haunting!