Well I am officially back (not organized, not unpacked, not caught up) just back. I am came home from Canada last week but was only here for 4 days before I left with my mom for Time Out for Women in Oklahoma.
We had planned the trip long before my dad was diagnosed with cancer and were both in a great need for a Time Out so even though things were crazy it was wonderful to go. If you have a Time Out for Women in your area I super suggest you go. It is so fantastic and wonderful and enriching. I learned so many new things about myself and about being a wife and mother. It is a 2 day event sponsored by Deseret Book with speakers and music all for women. FABULOUS!!! I hope we can do it every year (wink wink mom and hubby). Did I mention my husband stayed home with the girls so I could go? I haven't heard so much quiet in 3 years. Anyway now we are all back to reality-me especially as I see all there is to do after such a long absence from home. My husband did not at all slip back into his bachelor ways while I was gone and got a lot of his "LIST" of things to do, done, which was fantastic. But I have been out of my pretty structured routine (which keeps me sane) for about a month, not to mention I haven't blogged a thing for that time either so I am feeling a bit overwhelmed. I was usually ahead by 2 weeks on posts and now I have nothing so please bear with me as I pick up some momentum again. And on top of getting caught up on blogging I have this in the works (my garden which I managed to plant in a hurry one afternoon on my 4 days at home)
My new flower bed in our backyard that needs planting
These hideous weeds (which are in too many places) that need chopping
And there is the little issue of this (my craft room) which has fallen into major disarray.
I have gotta do some major straightening up before I can make a single thing.
And just a brief update for anyone that might be wondering, my dad is home from the hospital for a couple of weeks. After 3 weeks of being there they let him come home the day before my mom and I left for Oklahoma. I think he has eaten nearly everything he could get his hands on. He will go back in a little over a week for another round of chemo at which time they will see if he has to stay or can come home after. He has to do these really intense rounds each time (he gets 2 rounds of chemo and then 10 days later has a really intense round for the cancer that is creeping it's way towards his brain) and for those he has to be hospitalized. We are just glad he is home. It felt so depressing wondering if he would ever get out of the hospital in the first place. Having him at home is like a ray of sunshine in an otherwise hard and cloudy place. Thanks again for everyones thoughts and prayers.
And one last thing-I seem to have lost comments somehow. Like I had posts that had comments and now they are gone without me having done anything-has that ever happened to anyone else? Strange.