Monday, December 17, 2012

around here

It's been a yucky week.
I am stating the obvious when I say that the school shooting in CT has affected us all.
I'm not going to rehash the subject or offer my opinions on gun control and this
country's stance on mental health ~ I think we've all heard enough.
If you're anything like me, you need a break from this horrendous stuff for awhile.
We've been saturated enough by every media source.

On top of it, a friend of mine passed away on Saturday from Triple Negative breast cancer.
She left behind her parents, sister, husband, and three small children.

In my own little corner of the world, my bathrooms were remodeled last week.
I cleaned up that gross, fine contractor dust in the entire house.
I put the bathrooms back together.
 I've been baking Christmas cookies and putting them in the freezer.
I deep-cleaned my son's bedroom while he was out of town doing a wedding shoot.
I organized my bookcases.
I got my Christmas shopping done.
My hubby installed a closet organizer in our master bedroom closet and I
reorganized all our clothes and shoes.
I watched most of Season 1 of Parenthood on Netflix to "zone out" at night.
I ate too much chocolate.

I could write individual blog posts about most of these subjects
and post pictures, too ~ but I'm just not in the mood right now.
I'm so thankful I have my yoga class tonight.
I need to stretch my limbs, find my center, meditate on what's good,
and let go of the bad.

May peace, love, and healing be with us all.


  1. Every time I hear or read about one more woman that has died from breast cancer it just breaks my heart, especially those leaving behind small children.

    When I was having my cancer treatments I saw it all - young, old, weak, strong. I have a haunting memory of a young, young man. A skeleton walking with a cane as I went into a treatment. Came out and he was laying on the floor, probably too weak to stand. That picture will never leave me because I could see, almost feel, his pain.

    I'm very sorry for the loss of your friend and the loss for her family.

  2. It has been a rough time for all. I agree I feel overwhelmed by the media coverage and I am ready to heal. I will continue to pray for those lost and their families but they need time to grieve in peace.
    hugs, Linda

  3. Well said. Mel. They have covered this sad and horrific event from every angle and will continue to do so. I lost sleep over it last night. All I want to do is pray for these families and then focus on the good in this world. I am SO sorry about your friend. Cancer doesn't discriminate...we can only hope and pray for better treatments, I just don't believe in a "cure".

    You have gotten a lot done and that's a good distraction. It's great to have one whole night to just chill with a movie. I think I am going to do that tonite. The Husband is home and getting around quite well. He's in pain but getting used to it and taking each day as it comes until he is pain free. I have been running around like a squirrel, shopping for certain foods for him, Christmas shopping, loading up on boxes and wrapping paper. I even went to my posts from last December to remember how I decorated for the holidays. Tomorrow I am going to do it til I drop! ;-D


    1. So glad to hear your hubby is home, Jane. Please don't wear yourself too thin; you need to stay well!

  4. Perfectly stated post. Thank you for visiting today. I hope you weather your mid-week storm. Sounds like you're going to have what we did, but with the addition of snow.

    I wish I had half your ambition. You accomplished so much... all things that I need to tend to. Enjoy those new bathrooms :)

    Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage

  5. I am so sorry about the loss of your friend! I have a friend who is grasping life as her breast cancer returned in her bones. She is such a dear lady and continues to be creative to focus on life.

    I love the little glimpse in your Christmas house and even though you feel numb from all the events, it will get better. We live life for those like the little children and your friend. I look at things all the time and think I want to soak it in for my lost sister as she cannot for example. By remembering, she remains alive.

    Hugs from Holland ~


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