Friday, March 26, 2010

I'm Outta HERE!!!!!!!!

My bags are packed
the camper is hitched
and I am on my way!!!!!

I can't wait to get to Warrenton and see all of my good
bloggy friends
as well as some dynamic shopping!!!!

I will tell ya'll all about it......

on Monday.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

What Happened???

Do you see my followers?

Did you notice anything different??

I lost four....count 'em....FOUR
followers in one day!!!! I'm not a numbers kinda gal...
I don't measure my blog's worth by how many followers
that I have or how popular I am....

but this kinda hurt...

I will definitely be posting more blogs now that
I'm back in the game...but what did I do?

What Happened????

To my previous followers......
if I did anything to offend you....
I'm sorry.....

I promise that I can be a better blogger.....

Good News!!

I just HAAAAAD to share the good news with ya'll!!!

I will be starting a new chapter in my nursing career
as a clinical research nurse on Monday!!!

I am very excited and nervous all at the same time.
This is a whole new aspect for me.
There is so much to learn and do and room to grow in my new career.

God has something awesome planned for me.
I can't wait to see the end result.

Thank ya'll for praying for me and giving me kind words of encouragement
throughout this whole ordeal that I have had.
It definitely helps when you have good friends by your side!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Look Out World!!!!!!

Here I come!!!

That's right!!!!!
I am headed to Round Top and Warrenton
for the Spring Antique Show!!!

I can't wait!!!!
The Divine Mr. M has the camper all ready to go
and I'm counting down the days until
I get to go back to the greatest show on earth!!!

If you have never been to the antique show in Warrenton,
then let me show you what you're missing...

Country Living

There are some of the most
jaw dropping antiques
and just good junk
for miles and miles!!!!

(insert squealing and clapping)

The best part is all of the great vendors that will be there!
There are some awesome folks that will be out and about like

The amazing Robelyn of Red.neck.chic

My fairy blog mama will be there...
the infamous Debbie of Talking Trash

and the ever so adorable

Adrienne of The Flying Bee
will be there just to name a few.

I am, of course, super excited to announce
that this show is the premiere show for

Anne of

My girl is going to be with the
extraordinary Effie
(I call her E...)

Whatcha waiting for?

Run on down(or up) to Warrenton and Roundtop
and say hi to some really good folks
and get in some really awesome shopping as well!!!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

It's Hip to be Square

Today I buried an old friend.
A friend that has endured sunny days and rough storms.
It was with great sadness that I had to say goodbye....
to my old wreath.

She was a faithful wreath form..
sitting all alone on the clearance aisle at Michael's
I brought her home and made her mind.
She was hardworking and never complained.
She endured whatever came with grace
and then one day....

She started to fall apart.
I don't know why.
Perhaps it was the stress from the demands of her job...
greeting people and standing at the entrance of my humble abode.
Maybe she was just starting to feel her age
as her joints and limbs started to give way.
Mr. M laughed at her...and at me
as I bandaged her up on many occasions.
Alas, the day came when she could no longer be repaired
and I was forced to say "adieu."

I decided to pay homage to my dear wreath form
and create another sqaure in her memory.
I used natural vine garland,
vine wrapped wire,
dowel rods,
and thin green floral wire.
I shoved my dowel rods into the garland and secured them
with the vine wire so it could all blend.
I don't advise cutting your garland until you tie in the dowel rods
or you might come up short.
This is a close up of the back of the wreathform that I made.
It's not very pretty but it won't be seen anyway.

Once I had my form made, I started adding the boxwood
from the first wreath by tying it on with the thin
floral wire.
I preferred the single  wire stems as I didn't feel like cutting wire every few feet.
In little over an hour, I had a new square wreath
for my door.
As you can see I wanted a very full wreath
so I just kept going around the form with my boxwood
until I had a thickness that I was happy with.
The lushness of the wreath against my horse bit
wreath hanger that I purchased from Margo
is simply stunning on my door.

I hope that my old friend can rest in peace now
as I have a great love in my heart for all things
square because of her.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Doing Cartwheels

Hello everyone in Blogland!!!!

I know that most of you have actually thought the worse
since you have not heard from me.

I have actually received emails from a few of my bloggy friends
inquiring to my whereabouts.

I'm still here.
I've been going to a new doctor and she is wonderful.
Her name is Dr. Marx
and she is my new hero.
She has worked VERY hard and diligently to try and fix me.
(Seriously..this lady has burned some midnight oil for lil' ol me....)

I'm on a new regimen of medication
to fix some various problems to get me better
and it has worked by leaps and bounds!!!!

Where have I been?

I've been getting my house back in order.
Washing clothes
(lots of clothes.....sigh.)
Cleaning my house from top to bottom.

I have also been getting me back in order.
I've started interviewing for non-clinical
nursing roles.
That's basically a nurse paper pusher
but I've had several interviews these last few weeks
and have had even some second who knows.

Alas, no one took me up on my offer for Warrenton.

I'm still a little bummed by this...
I really wanted to come and learn...
but 'cest la vie!!!

I am happy to report that I have not had to use my cane
for over two weeks now....YAY!!!!!

I even took my children to the park.
We walked the dogs
slid down the slides,
and did cartwheels!!!

Can you believe it????

I couldn't even walk a few months ago and now I'm doing cartwheels!!!!, I'm not as graceful as I was before the tumor...
but hot damn!!!!!!

(sorry if I offended anyone with the cursing...I was a little excited.)

I am back in my groove and I have
some brand new pretties to list on my etsy shop
this week that I think ya'll are gonna love!!!

I'm so glad to be back.
I don't know if this advancement in my health
is gonna last or not....
I'm gonna stay on the bus
until this bus breaks down.

Thank you for all of
your prayers and support.
I would have completely lost my mind
without all of the love thay ya'll have shown me.

I have to go now....
I have towels to fold.

I'm still open for that Warrenton gig if anybody wants me.
I have my lunches packed and my smile perfected.
I might even dust off my beauty queen crown for ya!!!
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