Monday, July 9, 2012

Did you miss me?

Wow...six weeks have FLOWN by!  It's been crazy, and I've missed getting to do some creative stuff!  It may take me a bit to get back into the swing of things, but I thought I'd pop in and let you know where I was at least!  (All of the photos were taken and edited on my phone.)

For Memorial Day Weekend, Eldon and I traveled to my hometown.  

We helped my mom put flags on the graves (her 24th year doing so!), put out flowers, and visited with family.  When it came time to leave, Eldon and I made the decision that I would stay behind for a while to spend some time with my grandma and mom.  "A while" turned out to be a full month.

During that month, I got a wild idea, and wound up chopping off my hair.


I donated the length to Locks of Love in my grandson Matthew's name.  His hair finally started falling out due to treatments.

About halfway through my stay, I got a phone call from my husband telling me about some family issues going on.  So, while I was gone, my niece and her son moved into our house.  I hadn't seen mini-E (her son) since he was only a few days old, so I wasn't sure how that would go, but he has apparently decided that Aunt Sara is pretty cool and wants to go everywhere with me right now.  (We'll see how long that lasts!)

On June 23rd, I finally made my way back home.  I spent several days cleaning and reorganizing my house.  I made cookies, I enjoyed some YUMMY strawberries, and I packed yet again.

I spent last week in the passenger seat of the truck Eldon drives for work.  His company wants the vehicles shut down for holidays, which meant he was going to be stuck in a hotel for the fourth of July.  So I got to ride along with him.  Luckily, we got it timed right that we actually spent the holiday in HIS hometown and we were able to see his family and distribute the cookies I made.

This is "Bennington Lake"....which is not the town name.
 I grew up near a town named Bennington and hearing the name always makes me chuckle,
because, to me, the lake is in the wrong state!
While gone for the week, my puppies decided to Houdini their way out of the yard, and went missing for several hours

Luckily they were found, still together, by a very nice young woman, and my stepdaughter was able to go get them and bring them home.  

I'm home now, the fence is fixed, I have a ton of housekeeping to do (not to mention laundry and grocery shopping), but I'm working on getting back to a creative point!

Also, while I was gone, I passed my 100th post, so I'm working on getting some things together for a small giveaway.  Keep your eyes open for that one!


  1. Oh my must be psychic.....I only just emailed you to see where you were hidin'....haaaa! Looks like you've had a lot of, pack it in, and get back to posting....I missed ya!!

  2. You've been missed! Glad to have you back. I cut off 16 inches of my hair last November and donated it to Locks of Love. I'm going on my 3rd donation, but it'll probably be another 1.5 years before it's long enough.


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