Thursday, November 29, 2012

RAK and Good Intentions

Whew where does time go? I sure hope that each of you had a terrific Thanksgiving filled with family and good food! Although a bittersweet day ,we had a lot of laughs and plenty of food.My father in law spent the day with us and it was just so nice.

On my last post I hinted about a RAK that I had received and I wanted to share it with you.I am so sorry that it has taken me so long to get it posted but there will be more about that a bit later.Let's get on with the good stuff. As some of you know it has been a rough summer and I haven't been around much ,well when sweet Carol of Firecracker Kid read my story she decided to make me smile.LOL! Boy did she ever do a good job too.Please click the link to check out the wonderful wooden items that she and her husband create! They are a very talented couple.She sent me one of her candle boards and I so wish I was better at photography so I could do the piece justice.It is fantastic the color and the textures on this piece are amazing.Shoot just look at the pic and you will see what I mean.
See what I mean ...Fantastic!Now look at a close up of the top ..

Don't you just love it.Planning on getting it hung this weekend.I am wanting to change some things around and get busy with Christmas decorating.Thank you Carol from the bottom of my heart.Carol is just so talented andkind.

Well there is a saying around here that the road to heck(go ahead and laugh at me for not saying the true word.LOL!)is paved with good intentions.Well if that is the case I am in some deep do winky  cause my intentions were to post the candle board the day after I got it that and I wanted to do a blog  post at least once a week.Well as you see, I have failed miserably. But in my defense I have good reasons excuses, the week before Thanksgiving I spent going to the doctor with my momma and sis.The news on both was not good.Momma has an enlarged heart,two heart murmurs,two valves that are leaking worse than before,blockage in the back side of the heart,suspected blockage in the front left side and the blood pressure in the lungs should be 30 her's is 50.The doctor basically said that with her bleeding disease that there is nothing that can be done for her now.It would be way to risky to do a heart cath for fear of rupturing the heart ,vessels or her hemorrhaging.To be honest this news has me in a tail spin with a lot of emotions.

Reason number 2: The week of Thanksgiving was spent listening to backhoes and the like as our septic system had failed.Oh my gosh what a mess, I am thankful though that it is fixed.It was a long week of not being able to use water while they were here working on it.Next Spring will be spent replacing and rebuilding my flower gardens and berry vines.Seems like the inspector decided I didn't them anymore as they were in the way of where the pipes needed to go. Something to look forward to and plan over the winter,I guess.

Well I apologize for the long post and my absence in blog land.Tomorrow hubby and I are off to Lexington to take my FIL to the VA hospital .He is having some blood pressure issues and such.Maybe I will find some goodies to share. Have a blessed day and remember that there is a smile out there no matter what happens.Friends always seem to  find a  way to remind you of that fact.Hugs,Jen


Margie - Hungry Hook Primitives said...

Oh sweetie, what a time you have had ! You are often in my prayers and I think I will just keep you on my list for awhile...and those things are good reasons not to post ...not excuses ! And wow, what a blessing Carol is ...a truly beautiful piece to a beautifully sweet gal. Our prim friends are just the best arent they ? Hugs to you.

Hillcresthome Prims said...

I did want to say I am so sorry to hear about your MIL and your Momma.
I know you must be hurting because you are so very close to her.
I am praying for her and the whole family.

Also thinking and praying for your hubby's Dad.

BumbleBeeLane said...

Keeping you in prayer not the best news to get.Remember enjoy each day to the fullest and just one day at a time.My dad goes in for his full scan wednesday hoping for good news there Cancer Free! The candle keep is so wonderful.It's great to know your thought of.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Shirlee said...

So sorry to read what is going on in your life right now ... as if you haven't had enough to deal with! You are in my prayers, as always : )

Trace4J said...

Praying for you and your Family Friend.
And sending you a giant hug.

Firecracker Kid said...

Maybe you'll be able to find some candles for your candle board :)

Yes, it is now our turn to take care of our parents. Hubby is helping with his father. Prayers for all of us.

Maybe you can get that fella to come back and help you put in a new flower garden next Spring... lol.


Cindi said...

How sweet of Carol! Isn't it amazing how God takes care of us through special people? Praying for your mom and sister. I can relate to what you are going through somewhat as my sister was just diagnosed with MS. Keep a smile in your hear dear!
Be blessed,

Faye Henry said...

Praying for you, Jen.. Sending blessings your way..

acorn hollow said...

I hope the news has been getting better. thank you so much for your sweet visits to my blog.