Howdy! No I promise I haven't fallen off the face of the earth but things have been hitting us left and right around here. I think our faith is being tested but we are standing firm :) Oh where do I begin..... well I'll try to condense it as to not bore you out of your minds.
December 24th we received a call from my youngest that her Dad (my ex) had been taken to the hospital with severe chest pains and couldn't breath so I called my two other kids and let them know and off we went to the hospital ER. They ended up admitting him and we found out that he would have to get a triple bypass so then the emotions started flowing so into "Mom mode" I went. Christmas Eve is the time we have all the kids and grandbabies to the house and my ex (Ron) always is invited also. So when our plans got thrown to the side my hubby and I told the kids no worries, whenever he is out of the hospital, we will have Christmas then. We found out he would have to get surgery in January to we ended up getting to have our Christmas December 26th. Everyone felt very blessed to have everyone together and OK.
So you think OK, so things will settle down now right? Nope...then we got hit with the hardest snow storm that the Seattle area has encountered since 1986, and on top of that an ice storm right after it. Stuck in the house, working from home and power through all of it but 1 hours, we made it through with flying colors.
So what have I learned through all this? Be thankful for all that is around you and don't things for granite. Enjoy your life, keep the stress level down and stay healthy.