Wednesday, February 4, 2009

"Into Each Life A Little Rain Must Fall"


Missed you.

Where to begin? The easiest explanation is that while I was away, life just kept on happening. The most difficult part is that my mom has been in the hospital for 10 days. That sweet little thing began to bleed internally, wound up getting four units of blood and enduring a 2 hour procedure. Mom is currently on the Rehab floor, trying to build up her strength. She is much changed, but I am hoping she'll be more herself once she is home.

During the long days at the hospital I developed a cold that I can't seem to shake yet. I have returned to work for the time being......I am being conservatively optimistic as to whether I will stay working.

Not too much has gotten accomplished here at the 'Acre or on the craft front. I did, however, try something new to snack on and it's very easy.

Pop some lite popcorn (microwave is fine), shake out the unpopped kernels and set aside. Next, melt 12 oz. of good quality white chocolate over a double boiler. Pour over popcorn, mixing thoroughly. Spread popcorn out on waxed or parchment paper, sprinkle with fine colored "sprinkles" and allow to set. Store in an airtight container and enjoy. It's delicious!

Sweet Susan tagged me for a picture meme....but it was a while ago and I've forgotten all the particulars. So sorry to bungle this, Susan. Despite my ineptness, I want to here's a picture of my two favorite girls.

Emily Margaret with Grandma Margaret

I may have mentioned how much I enjoy Valentine's Day. Earlier plans had me making some sweet cards and delicate never know. I may surprise myself.

, until next time, I'm going to be here keeping it real and saying my prayers...with a little rain here and there to remind me that life is rolling on......and I better keep up.

"They will be like a well-watered garden, and they will sorrow no more."
Jeremiah 31:13


GlorV1 said...

I'll pray for your mom's speedy recovery. We've missed you but your mom is more important than anything else. How sweet of you to come online for a post for all of us here, even though your heart is with your mom. You have a lot of strength and please take care of yourself.

Susan said...

Amy, I had a feeling that your absence was your mom's health. I am glad to hear she's in rehab. Now I know how best to pray for you both. A beautiful picture of Emily with her grandmother and namesake.
Take care of yourself and try to rest.

Tracy Batchelder said...

I'm sorry to hear about your mother. I pray that she will regain her strength and feel better soon.

The combo of lite popcorn and white chocolate had me giggling. I think chocolate cancels out the lite part.

Susie Homemaker said...

Hello my friend,
So sorry to hear the news about your Mom...make sure you take some time for need to keep up your strength...please keep me updated...I am here for you anytime you need to talk...


YayaOrchid said...

Keeping your Mom in my prayers for a speedy recovery! That is such a sweet photo of your Mom and Daughter. Your optimistic spirit will certainly help during this difficult time. I'll be rootin' for ya!