Tuesday, October 05, 2010

*I'm Home*

Hi everyone.... wanted to let you all know that I am home, safe and sound, after a long, tiring and emotional 8 weeks in Regina.  It's been a rough 2010 so far and I am hopeful that the rest of the year plays out a little easier for my sisters and their families and my family and I.

Thank you to everyone who has sent cards of condolence and to those who have sent donations to the Hospice in Mom's memory.  We are all truly appreciative of your generosity.  It is heartwarming to learn just how much Mom meant to so many of you.

It was very difficult to leave Regina on Saturday... I was so happy to be heading home to my husband, sons, friends and life but it was so hard to know that I was leaving my childhood home behind.  The house was sold in about 24 hours and the new owners took possession at noon on October 4th.  That house was bought by my parents 47 years ago... they were the original owners of the house.  It's so strange to think that it's someone elses' house now.

I still can't believe that both of my parents are now gone.... I miss them so much....

I hope life will return to normal soon....  at least a new normal.

For now I am playing catch up with my life, trying to remember where I left what, trying to figure out the new fall schedules for the kids and their activities.  Bruce will be back to work at the end of the week (thanks for playing Mr. Mom for the last two months.... and all the other times I was in Regina, babe!) and I will be starting on a new adventure on Tuesday I think.... more about that later!

I hope to spend some time creating in the next few days.... I have some new toys to play with!!  Mostly Nestabilities, but still!!  LOL!

Thank you all for being so patient through the last few months....  I have hated to neglect my blog and my creativity, but it was necessary.  I hope that the creative energy begins to flow again....

I created this card a few months ago.....

Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! Barely Banana, Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turqouise
*Images:  Close To My Heart From Me To You
*Ink:  Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip; Copic Marker (to colour brad)
*Tools:  Big Shot; D'Vine Swirl Cuttlebug embossing folder; Spellbinders Flower Creation
*Embellishments:  Stampin' Up! Decorator Brad
*Challenges:  FTL101


Thanks for stopping by.....
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10 comments:

Shannon said...

I am glad to have you back and yes it will be a new normal. We are all here for you as you cope. Excited to hear more about your new journey starting on Tuesday. (wink, wink)

Dale Anne Potter said...

{{{{{HUGS}}}}} to you & your family Nancy!
Just know that we are all here for you, if you need us.

Tracy.H said...

So glad to have you back in town. Big Hugs and hope this week you can start to feel semi-normal again. :0)

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Welcome home Nancy, it must have been hard leaving your childhood home, but just remember you have everyone thinking about and praying for you.

HappyCrafter said...

Welcome back to blogland! Good luck as you return to "normal" life, I wish you well. And the creativity should come back soon, just being here online and sharing the card that you has is a good thing to get those juices flowing.
Take care!

Elizabeth said...

Sending you love and hugs.

Denise said...

Sorry for your loss. :( Your card is selegant is an easy, simmple way...much like friendships should be!

Susan said...

welcome back; you were missed by so many fans; healing will take time, so, when you have one of those moments, relax & let it take its course; Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family

KER said...

a lovely card...sending good vibes your way...be safe and be well

Anne Marie said...

So very sorry for your loss. :(