Sunday, September 19, 2010

*Not Really Here*

It's Sunday.... it's grey.... it's cool.... and I'm still in Regina

We held Mom's memorial a week ago yesterday.  It was, for a Memorial, very nice.  My Uncle and two cousins did a fabulous job of the Eulogy with laughter and tears (and props!).  I know my Mom would have loved it.

Monday my sisters and I filled a dumpster.  In one day.  We thought we wouldn't need another, but we worked hard all week, sent two pick up trucks full of useable stuff to the thrift store, and we have another almost full dumpster on the driveway.

We signed the papers to sell the house around noon on Thursday, had two showings that evening despite the house being full of boxes and mess.... and by Friday morning we had an offer and by lunchtime had a conditional sale.  We are waiting on the building inspection to see if the condition will be lifted and the sale will be final.  If all goes through, the house will no longer be ours at noon on October 4th.

One short month since Mom's passing.

Funny how she struggled and suffered for so long, but the sale of the house is so quick.

We have worked very hard to get the house cleared out.  Heather and I want to go home.  We need a few more trucks to head to the thrift store including a few runs of furniture.  We still need to pack the dishes in the kitchen.  We still have to work on Mom's craft room.  And then there's Dad's workbench and the Christmas boxes.  The craft room, workbench and Christmas boxes are going to be difficult as those are the things that hold the most memories for all of us.

I am doing OK... I miss my husband and kids, I miss my friends, I miss being a part of my own life.  I am exhausted both physically and emotionally.  I need a massage (or three) and I may live at my chiropractors office for a few weeks....  I plan on crawling in to a hot bath as soon as I walk in the door of my home... and I hope my husband and kids will unpack my suitcases and start my laundry while I relax.

Anyway....  I only have a couple of cards on my hard drive to share with you....  and I have no idea when I'll be crafting again.  I plan on heading home on October 2nd....  but who knows when there will be time or mojo.

But for today, a card... to reward you for your patience!
Again, no great details on the card as the book with all the information is on my craft desk at home.....  I can tell you it's Mojo147.  I used Michael's flowers, Stampin' Up! cardstock, Nestabilities, D'vine Swirl Cuttlebug folder, Kaiser Pearls and a sentiment by PaperTreyInk.  I guess I know everything about the card except the colours I used....  I know I got the colour combination from somewhere, but no idea at this point.

Have I told you how much I love those Michael's Bridal flowers???  I love that they keep their shimmer after they've been coloured.  I love that they take the colour so nicely from markers or sponges or ink pads.  I love that I can customize them so easily.  They are probably my most used and most loved embellishment!

Thank you to everyone who has been in touch with condolences.... and a big thank you to everyone who has donated to the Hospice in Mom's name... we really do appreciate your thoughts and generousity!

Thanks for your patience.... I don't know when I'll be back with another card, but I will be.....
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Allison said...

This is a wonderful creation...I really like the sentiment layout esp. with that nesties die (which I keep meaning to order and then forget!). I am happy that you can get through this period so quickly since having it drag on would be so exhausting. I hope you plug on and get home ASAP!

Myrna said...

I understand what you are going through and it is still a tough time.
When you get home you will find your mojo when it is time to find it.
In the meantime, all your friends and cyber friends will understand.

Rhonda said...

beautiful card Nancy.

Merlie said...

We are missing you too! Hope the sale goes through, for that is the big one. We'll see you next month I guess.


Jan Scholl said...

Nancy, I hope you keep some special things that belonged to your mom and dad, as a way to keep them close. When my mom died last year, I got nothing. No coffee cup, no prayer book, it was all taken in the foreclosure. I have a piece of ivy I cut off my dad's casket from 15 years ago and it still grows in my kitchen window. Sometimes the most simple of things is a lifeline to olden happier days. My dad had a green thumb. I hope you get some you time soon. You deserve it.

Tracy.H said...

Nancy...I am so glad that the sale has gone so quickly. I know that it must be a bitter sweet ordeal though. One less stress though for you and your sister(s). You guys deserve a nice long holiday once this is all over...filled with lots of massages, sleep, and drinks!! :0)

The Urban Chic said...

Nancy, sorry I haven't visited your blog recently to know that your mother passed. She was an excellent card maker and I always enjoyed seeing her cards, since I do almost the exact same thing. Many prayers for you and your family. Your card is lovely and I have yet to do anything with my nestability dies. Hoping to get some inspriration. I agree with the one who said you need to keep something as a reminder of your mom and dad. It really does help in the greiving process. Love and hugs, to you, Pat

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Hugs and prayers are with you and I am sure your mom and dad are looking down, happy together and so proud of how you and Heather are going through this tough time. Your card is beautiful and love the flowers never tried coloring before. Take care of yourself.

Jennifer Reynard said...

Hi Nancy, hope you can hang in there! Please try to bring some
things home from your Mom and Dad's house. You may not be thinking about that kind of thing
right now, but you will later for
I wouldn't even be worrying about
posting cards right now... unless
that gives you a bit of normalacy to your unsettled schedule.
Hope the sale of the house goes through and that you are back
with your family and friends soon.
Take care, Jennifer

jeannine said...

i'm so sorry to hear about your mother. i just lost my dad two weeks ago and i know how awful this all is. i wish you peace with all you are going through.

Susan Raihala said...

Hugs. Just hugs.