Mar 3, 2009

I'M HOME, I'M HOME, I'M HOME!

I got home a couple of hours ago and I cannot tell you how good it feels to be here and how hard it is to be away from my dad. Isn't that the way it works? Nothing is ever perfect. I feel so strange, like I've been on some long far away journey and am having a little difficulty acclimating to it all. It's an example of one of those times in your life when and where everything changed, shifted, and will never be the same and it changed while you blinked, while you looked away, and you can't exactly adjust to it in a snap, like part of you is still a few steps behind and everything moved ahead without you realizing. I don't know how to word it. But, at least I'M HOME!

My family welcomed me with the laundry done and the house clean, so I should be able to jump back into things here tonight and tomorrow. I do have to pay some bills, do our taxes, and on the drive home today we decided this weekend would be a good one to replace our wood fence and have a fence building party for my mom-in-law's bday. So, I won't be back in like gangbusters, but I'm on my way. Hope to list on Etsy early next week and start work on some new pieces tonight.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU . . . . really, THANK YOU for all of your support and encouraging words and love and friendship. YOU saw me through this little detour in life and I am stronger for it. I love you all and I know you will help me get through the next one in a few weeks.

12 comments:

Tace said...

Woooooohoooooo you're hommmmmmme! I know that feeling, when everything seems just a little surreal upon return. Hope your flight back was good. You sound happy so maybe the plane had fairy wings and gave you a nice smooth delivery home. :)

Kim Mailhot said...

Welcome home ! It must feel so good to be back in your little circle and in your stuff. We will keep the prayers going for your Dad so that he continues to get better and strong quickly !

Can't wait to see what your return have in store for that artist in you!
Take good care !

Shelly said...

Welcome home! So glad you got back safely. :)

Terri Kahrs said...

Yaaaaayyyyy! Welcome home! (BIG, Suffocating Hugs!) We've been keeping a candle in the window and have prayed for your safe return. Our prayers have been answered, and now it's time for the color to return to our worlds!
Luv U!
Terri :) xoxo

di from di-did-it said...

YAY, YIPPEE, YAHOOEY! So good to have you back!

BlueRidgeLady said...

There's no place like home!!! So glad you made it safely and things went well with your Dad. He is and will be in my prayers through all of this. Enjoy yourself and the family and have fun this weekend!! x0x Shelly

Cha Cha said...

Welcome back! So glad that you are home safe and sound.

I've had a few of those everything-changed-while-I-blinked detours. Be kind to yourself - they are more taxing than you realize.

aliceinparis said...

Nice to see you are back! Good to settle into the comfort of your own home routine. You've had a very stressful time. Happy fence building:)

roc said...

hey there tumblinamuffinstuf...you were missed terribly but the hub did a good job in your absence. you tell him i might actually want him to make a posting once in a blue moon for old time's sake! so welcome home and be kind to yourself as there are going to be lots of emotions you couldn't show there that you may to let out back at home. i will keep you lifted up in my thoughts and prayers! i'm here if you need me to be. much love to you!

Cathy said...

welcome home, babycakes. hope your dad continues to get better and stronger day by day. can't wait 'til you're back in action! hugs!!!

Hayley Egan said...

You must be happy to be home. I hope you're feeling relaxed and creative. X Hayley

Leslie said...

I'm so glad you're back. I didn't realize reading your blog had become part of my daily routine--until you weren't there! So I'm glad you're back.