Yellow Roses for the Wounded an Update

It was so nice to log on today, do a skim and see what everyone has been doing. There are new babies on the way- Congrats Paula!  Lots of new babies making moms happy and tired, new business ventures, new products, new art, new jewelry, and more. I've kept busy plugging away:  packing, sorting, shredding, donating, discarding, painting, and planning.

yellow roses in a bud vaseIn the past few weeks I've dropped a ladder on my right foot- ouch, poor toes got bruised, but better now.  I twisted my left foot and couldn't walk for days, all better now.  Sprained my left wrist and arm badly- still not healed, but slowly coming around.  Dealing with allergies, colds, and fever- but hey, no moaning- just keep on keeping on as they say.

Into my shopping cart dropped this- I treated myself to a bouquet of small bud yellow roses.  They were $3.98 and lasted more than a week.  I put one stem in this bud vase and the other stems in a vase for the parlor table.  While sitting on the couch resting my foot I had something pretty to look at!

One of my thrift stores turned me away as they have so many donations they are all backed up.  The Salvation Army couldn't do a pickup for 7 weeks, so I cancelled them and asked Habitat to pickup.  Free things at the end of the driveway disappear shortly after being put there.  A couple of things on Craigslist- ablounge and monitor-  are not getting any interest.  I still have all the big furniture to list and sell, if not, then donate.

The plan is to move in November, but if the house doesn't sell or other things crop up, I will return to stay until it's finalized.  I have had to accept that things aren't going according to my timetable; going with the flow is a tough lesson to learn, but I'm teachable.

THANKS to everyone who played along with our Inspired by Four Letter Words Series, it was fun to see what we all made and to think of words on our Pinterest Group Board. Please add to the Pinterest board, but for the foreseeable future, let's put a pause on the linkups here on the blog, (unless someone wants to add it to their blog, let me know.) When I first suggested the idea, I didn't know if anyone would participate, so once again, THANK YOU for joining in!

I am not able to visit as often as before, but I am keeping all of you in my prayers for your good health and happiness.  I know that some of you are entering the busy season for your shops, and I wish you extraordinary sales and overflowing good business ventures. Whatever you are doing, I hope you have a great time, make happy memories, and that it lasts a long time.

A special birthday shout out to Stacy,  who has a birthday on September 18th and mine is the 19th.  Any other September babies, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, TOO!!

I will update next week, still have to find out about Jury Duty, until then, all the best.


~Rasz~ said...

Fist off, good for you to get a couple roses for yourself! You have really been through the ringer in all this, and still moving forward. I have finally realized that no matter when I "plan" the Universe usually has another date for whatever I am doing. Best to go with it and you are a very strong, loving, encouraging and inspiring woman!!! Meeting you through 4 of 4 was a blessing for me and so happy with you/your blog in my life. I wish I was there to help, well I can't lift but I am great at organizing :) Thanks for the update and PLEASE go slow before you hurt yourself again. Big (soft) hugs, Robin

Craftymoose Crafts said...

My goodness, you have a lot going on! I'm glad that most of your injuries are healed so you can get back to all your packing.

You have such a good attitude about things, Gloria, and I certainly wish you all the best with the move no matter whose timetable it follows!

Magic Love Crow said...

Gloria, you poor girl! I hope you have healed up!! You deserve those beautiful flowers! You should have bought yourself a dozen!!! I wish I could help you out! I wish you all the best and I do hope the move and clearing out, gets all done for you, so that you can move in November!! Happy Birthday!!!! Best wishes and many blessings! Big Hugs ;o)