Thursday, November 17, 2011


Well, one week until Thalnksgiving! Since I've had Fibromyalgia for two years, my house slowly started looking I am slowly starting to clean things in the nooks and crannys, and get this house looking like a home again. Of course it hasn't helped that our oldest and her son moved in, then a few years later #2 moved in with her daughter....then the oldest and son moved out, and bedrooms got rearranged...LOL...YES! this is my life....5 Kids, two Grandkids and a wonderful husband who works his tail off and I am Thankful and Blessed and Love it all.

But, back to Thanksgiving! It is one of my favorite holidays (Christmas is #1) because it is a time for family and friends to gather and give thanks for all that they have. This year, my brother Rob and his family (Wife Joann) and their four children are coming to stay for a few days and my in-laws, who we haven't seen in several years are coming from California ( they'll be staying at a hotel). So #2, and myself have been working on putting the house back together and nudging the teens to do their part. It is coming together and the house is looking pretty good again....and that means the house will be ready for Christmas AND I'll get to focus on my crafts and vintage repurposing and bringing pictures to this site!

P.S. I have been searching for blogs of lovely vintage "stuff" and fibromyalgia, I'm following 23, but they don't appear on my page. I am working on getting them to show because I want to share all of the good stuff I find.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Slowly but surely I am updating my blog. That's the most important speed....and little by little it gets done. I just have to remember that the first "little" things I do don't show the big picture! Like cleaning the house for Thanksgiving; It took five days of "little" things to finally begin to show progress in that direction. One of the "blessings" of having Fibromyalgia, it has taught me that it's "ok" not to do it "All" - "At Once"; the most important thing is to have faith that it will be accomplished. So today, I added to my Blog a list of Blogs I am following. Please visit these Blogs. They inspire me and make me feel good. I am sure you will enjoy them too!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Back to Blogging!

It's been a while since I've been onthis blog because I've been on the “Fibromyalgia Journey”--Andwhat a strange and (wonderful?) journey it has been. I won't boreyou with all the details; suffice it enough to say it has altered mylife and my families life in ways I never thought imaginable. Forthose that know me, they know I don't back down on too much of anything too often, and that I like to live a varied and busy life,and this Fibromyalgia was not going to change that! Ahahaahha....but it did.

I had to quit almost everything I loveto do. What remains in my life are the most important things – myfamily and teaching Sunday School. If there is energy after that itis spent on crafting and repurposing vintage finds and castaways. Iam going to fit this blog in somehow because I love to write, and I'dlike to share my journey with others.

For those that love to repurpose or have a passion for vintage things and a time gone by, I hope youenjoy checking out the before and after pictures of my repurposing;for those of you who have fibromyalgia or know someone who does, Ihope you find understanding and comfort; and for anyone else, I hopeyou find my spiritual journey and my new way of living mindfullyrewarding and helpful in your life too.

Restarting this blog has been on mymind for over a year. One step at a time! And here we go into thewonderful word of Everything Vintage!