Monday, October 15, 2007

Just call me little miss homemaker...

I just have to tell you all what I received in the mail today! I was so excited to open up the wonderful white envelope. It was from Debra from The Bunnies Bungalow. This beautiful vintage half apron with precious poddles on it. Isn't fantastic. She was having a lovely sale in her boutique (online) and I just had to have it. Thank you so much Debra for packaging it so nicely and fast shipping.

Sorry I haven't posted in a while, but lots going on in my life at this moment.

I have a lot of stress at work at this time, where I needed to bring in my union to help me out. I have been a wreck over it. Then to find out my daddy has basal cell cancer (skin cancer) on his shoulder and it is bad (not life threatening, but will require alot of surgery and cosemtic surgery,too) and he also needs to have a bone marrow biopsy to find out why he isn't making enough red blood cells (could be life threatening). And the ones he does have are enlarged. I am freaked, but being strong for my daddy. Like he was for me when I was first diagonised with Thyroid Cancer. I really do need to find a healthy way to deal with know not your run of the mill type of stress but the stress that makes you sit on the bottom of your shower and sob till you don't even notice the water has turned stone cold. Yep, friends that is where I am!

The light at the end of the tunnel is that I got to spend some really great time with my sister today while my husband took the 2 oldest children (4 yrs and 2 1/2) and played with them upstairs. Time where my sister and I could just laugh, that laugh where you end up crying almost peeing your pants kind of laugh. At the end of it all, you both turn to each other and wonder why you started to laugh to begin with. I love my sister, not only am I blessed to have her as my sister, but she is my mentor and bestfriend and is always in my corner rooting for me!

And this is the month that I am planning my bestfriend (Adrien)and I's mystery trip. That will be fun and get my mind of life for a bit! The greatest thing about Adrien is that she is simple, uncomplicated. She takes me for whatever challenges I have. She never passes judgement and she knows me sometimes better than I know my self (as my sister does as well). She is always rooting me on, and sometimes tells me the brutal truth. But when those times happen, it is like taking a spoonful of sugar hearing it from her instead of the world. Her and I have a long history, we have known each other from highschool. Not alot of people can say that, Adrien and I have out lasted some marriages and diffently other friendships. These last troubling weeks have been mentally and phyiscally hard, but its when it gets tough when I truly find out how blessed I truly am! Without my bestfriends, Adrien and my darling sister I would have been lost.

Also, I want to thank all my blog friends for allowing me to visit and escape for a bit on YOUR blogs. I have truly loved visiting each of you and try very hard to leave comments. Thank you for sharing some of your life with me, I have enjoyed the journey.

P.S. Junie has tagged me and I will will play tomorrow and post it all here! Thanks Junie how fun! Hugs to you sweet lady!


Junie Moon said...

The apron is delightful and I'm sure you'll enjoy it while creating wondrous recipes in your kitchen.

I am so sorry about your father's diagnosis. As a fellow skin cancer survivor, I do understand. Mine was squamous cell carcinoma and I have not so nice scars but I do have my life. I've had a few repeat bouts with this but things are under control and I'm doing fine as I'm sure your father will.

Hang in there and remember to just breathe through the bad times so you can relish the good.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Robyn, thanks for stopping by often. I'm so sorry for the problems your dealing with right now. hang in there, my dad has had some pretty severe skin cancers too & he is still doing fine at 80. I hope that you have faith in God during this time, for He is the only one who can see us through our trials.

So happy you got something from Debra's store. She's a real sweetie!


Anne F. said...

Dear Sweet Robyn, you my friend are strong and will continue to be but I know the stress you are dealing with. Just sit down and have a good cry and take a nice long bubble bath and have a cup of tea and that might help. I will be praying for you with your situation at work, your daddy and all that is going on in your life right now.

Remember this to shall pass and the Lord is right there walking with you. Reach out for him my dear and he will be there to listen.

Your friends are just an email or phone call away so rely on them too. Love ya girlie and sending you up many good thoughts and prayers.

Nunnie's Attic said...

I love the little apron. I'm so sorry that you're going through a rough patch right now. Lean on the Lord, honey and He'll get you through it. In the meantime, I'll be praying for you and your family.


Terri and Bob said...

I am so happy to see you back! I missed you! I will now add your dad to my prayer list, as you did for my dad all these years.

Nunnie's Attic said...

This is Julie’s mom leaving this comment. I don’t typically leave comments because Julie and I share this blog and both of our comments would come under the same name of Nunnie's Attic.

But I just had to tell you to be strong. I know what you are going through, I was there.
Only at the time we were told he would be gone by the end of the day. He had colon cancer. He lived another 13yrs. You have a sister, that takes half of the load off of you.
You have God and his mercy, let him have the other half of the load, Be happy and love one another, the rest is up to God.

As for your other stress, take a step back, take a deep breath and do what you have to do.
I will keep you in my prayers.

Love, Margie (mom)

My Paper World said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you are going through such a tough time.
I will be thinking of you.
Thanks for adding me to your blog roll, love your poodle apron, and look forward to visiting again soon. xx

Kristen said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Dad! My father in law was just diagnosed with the same type of cancer and will require many surgeries as well. His is on his face and arms though. The blessing here is that the Lord can carry all of our burdens for us and encourages us to give them to him. What a blessing that is! I will be praying for your family!


Rosemary said...

So sorry to hear about your dad.
My thoughts and prayers will be with you both.

Counting Your Blessings said...

Robyn, I'll add your dad to our prayer list. Stop over and update it when you can. Blessings... Polly