Monday, September 22, 2008

It has been such a long time..

...since I have had the time or the energy or the inclination to post here. I have received several emails from different people and just wanted to post a note.
We got our two girls settled. One into a new apartment and one into her first apartment. This freed up a room in our house. After much going back and forth it was decided that the boys would each move downstairs into their own rooms and the HUGE upstairs bonus room would become my haven..a place for me to put some of my antiques, my scrapbook stuff and my computer. It is looking great, but so far I have not had time to fully unpack and put everything away. I am still in the process of making it cozy, homey and MINE! I finally got a curtain up and my husband has installed some of my shelving. I am anxiously looking forward to fall and to all the lovely cool weather. Then I will finally be able to start creating again!

On a little bit of a sadder note, my beautiful father who I love with all my heart and soul has not been well. He has been in and out of the hospital the last several months and last week was admitted for congestive heart failure. He is home now but is on oxygen all the time. He has become so frail and I know in my heart that our time with him is limited. There are so many things I want to tell him, but neither of us has ever been the kind of person who shows much emotion. He loves me and I love him and there is no question of that between us but I want so much to tell him how I feel. Another reason for my not taking much time to post here, it seems there are more important things to do right now. So for now, just a "hello" and I hope to be back to blogging soon!


jan said...

As always, in all things, Elaine. Family comes first. It is how it should be. My heart goes out to you and your mum and dad. I am not, as you know, a praying person, but I will be thinking of you all in this very difficult time. Much love to you all. Janet xxx

cindy said...

Dear heart,
Spend as much time with your Dad now as you will never regret that. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Sara said...

Elaine, thanks for your nice comment on my blog. I just popped over hear to "see" you and say hello :) Your artwork and cards are amazing- you're so talented! And I'm sorry to read about your Father. I love that picture of him, even though I don't know him you can just see a sparkle in his eye and tell he is a wonderful, loving man. My thoughts are with you and your family.

(from Our Best Bites- in case you were wondering who the stranger is!)

Colleen said...

Elaine - my thoughts are with you and your Dad. I know how difficult it can be. {{{}}}
Enjoy your new room - I look forward to seeing some of your gorgeous creations.

COlleen (mommycol on CC)

Debbie G said...

My heart goes out to you Elaine! I sure wish I was closer so I could be there for you. Try sitting down and writing a letter from the heart in how much your father means to you and then give it to him. I did this for my MIL and I am sure glad I did!!! Keep me posted when you get a chance. Miss you!!

Micki said...

Sorry about your dad. I was very close to my dad too, so I do know what you are going through. I hope that all goes well, and I will be saying prayers for all of you.
All the best,
In Ireland

DEBBY said...

Hi Elaine,
sorry to hear about your dad not feeling so well.Enjoy the time with him .
Your new room sounds nice .Can't wait to see what you create there.

Pat said...

Hi Elaine, just a quick note to let you know I'm thinking about you. Take care.

Lisa642 said...

Oh Elaine, I am so sad to hear of your dad. I hope he's doing OK. I miss hearing from you and I haven't been blog surfing much either, so it has taken me this long to find this post. I am so sorry. I like Debbie's idea of writing a letter. They are a great way to say all those things we normally would have a hard time with. Take care my friend!

Barbara said...

Hi Elaine, thinking of you and your Dad. :)