Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy New Year!



I hope your New Year is off to a wonderful start!!  It's been rather chaotic around here.  It actually started Christmas Day.  Art was horribly sick and went to the emergency room Christmas morning.  I stayed home, waiting for Liz and her boyfriend to arrive.  Art was admitted to the hospital because they wanted to rule out heart issues (which they did, thank goodness!).  Liz arrived home, then we were off to the hospital to see Art.


Art was released from the hospital on Monday (my birthday).  Turns out he had severe acid reflux and a terrible flu.  He still has the flu.  Everyone around me has the flu.  I'm isolating myself as much as possible!!

(Edited to add:)  I almost forgot!   I went to the dentist on my birthday because I was having a tooth ache and learned I need to have not one, but TWO root canals.  I've put that special joy off for another week.  Thank goodness antibiotics make the pain go away. 



In the meantime, we've been dealing with house issues.  The plasterer came and finished the living room and the laundry room.  Turns out plastering creates dust.  LOTS of dust!  The downstairs is pretty much covered with dust.  Since everything from the laundry room is now in the room with no name and everything from the living room is in the dining room, it's utter chaos.  We also put a new floor down in the laundry room.  And we had to buy a new washing machine cause the old one died.  The heat people came today and installed the heating units in the living room.  But they don't work cause the circulator (whatever that is) in the basement isn't working.  They'll be happy to fix it for $600.  I'm waiting for Art to get better so he can decide if he'd rather fix that himself.



The painter is coming tomorrow to start painting the living room and dining room.  YAY!!  Once that is done, we can get this house put back together again and I can clean like crazy.  I don't think I've ever looked forward to cleaning so much!


I didn't intend for this to turn into a whining post, but it seems it has.  There have been good things too!  My family Christmas celebration was postponed until New Year's Day and that was wonderful.  I've been making jewelry and that's been great fun.  I still love working at the antique mall.  My sister Marty is enjoying being the new owner and designer of Carriage House Samplings.  She has wonderful new designs in the works!

Wishing you all a happy, healthy and joyful New Year!!

P.S.  All jewelry shown can be found on my Etsy Site:  www.FrenchSentiments.Etsy.comwww.FrenchSentiments.Etsy.com

2 comments:

The Joy of Nesting said...

EEE Gads, I'm almost sure you have the makings for a "made for TV movie" on the Everywoman Holiday Fun!! (huge<> )!! Hopefully life will slow down to a more reasonable pace soon! I'll send what good chi I can rustle up in hopes the flu by passes you. I hope Art is on the mend and feeling more human!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Sarah said...

Oh my gosh! Love the carved little shoe on the necklace! Where can I find it?

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