I’m Back!

Well hello there, bloggity friends!  Do you remember me?  It’s been way too long that I have been here with ya’ll!  The couple months have been quite a whirlwind, to say the least.  When I realized how long it has been that I haven’t been here “chatting” with you, I was sad.  So, I’ve decided to kick it into gear and get back into the saddle so to speak.  (Literally, so to speak – because me and horses don’t do well!)

I do want to thank all of you who sent us prayers and well wishes through April and May when my hubby’s father took a turn downward in his health and then passed away on May 15th.  It was a sad time of course, but my hubby is at great peace knowing that his dad is out of pain and discomfort and resting with Jesus in Heaven.  I shared all of your kind words with him and he was touched.  From our family to you, thank you, thank you!

Though I have been gone from here a tad too long, as is usual for me I have been laughing myself through that absence!  You that have followed along with me for a while know that I can always find something to laugh about even when it seems there is nothing to laugh at.

For instance, here’s just one example of a laughingly good time had through a most sad time.  I decided to make a photo board to have at the graveside service since we did not do calling hours for my father-in-law.  I told my husband that he needed to come help me.  His comment was, “No, you’re the one into the scrapbook stuff, you do it.”

To which I replied, “Nope, it’s your dad and I want you to pick out the pictures.”  However, what I was up to is that I knew going through the pictures would be so good for him and I wanted him to have the choice in the photos that would be on the board.  Well, in no time we were sitting downstairs with photos all over the table and digging through more and more!  We were laughing and remembering some really funny times with his dad.  My hubby always says he doesn’t have a good memory, but those photos sure helped prove him a little wrong.  Quickly, he was able to recall some pretty hilarious stories about his dad or things  his dad has said.  We were laughing.  And laughing hard!

Are you a photo taker?  Do you find that having those photos help to bring back memories for you as well?  What do you do with your photos – hang them up, scrapbook them, put in boxes?

It’s good to be back here with you.  In case you thought that I’ve flew the coup, I haven’t.  I’ve been here, laughing my way through life and collecting some more stories to share with you to cause YOU to become “Tickled Pink” right along with me!

…and that’s all I have to say about that!

But wait…one more thing – what have all of you been up to lately, besides cooking in this heat?  Please share, you know I love hearing from you!


4 thoughts on “I’m Back!

  1. What a sad but bittersweet time. I can relate to how you coped with getting hubby through it. You’re a good woman.
    We took on the two little nieces again who always spend summer with us. They won’t be going home this fall, they will start going to school here. I pay such huge taxes for the district, I might as well get my money’s worth in child education. Some times you just gotta do what you gotta do. Did anyone think to tell me what mother hood at 58 was going to do to me??? Thank goodness there are two more adults in the house so it can all get done.

  2. I thought the girlies might be there, that’s why I brought that bag of scraps with the other loot. Thought they might be able to find something in there to use. Could you use those quilt tops I brought?? Janice – you’ll be a great Auntie/Mom…but then you already have been for many years to those girls. You are right – those taxes are huge in that district, you should get some benefit from them. I remember when we lived there – I thought they were outrageous. That was until I bought a huge condo in the district I’m in now! No land and bigger taxes than my house in your town with 1.2 acres. Somethin’ ain’t right!

  3. I did forget to thank you properly for the beautiful quilts and the load of scraps went right in the scrap bin to be added to the numerous string projects that we are working on. The girls are settling in and we sign them both up for school on Friday

  4. You are quite welcome! I knew you would appreciate them more than anybody else I know and figured you would know what could be done with them. Whether you want to play with them or pass them on – they are yours, now!

    Exciting times for all of you!

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