Monday, October 29, 2012

Weekend Recap {barely}

A good Monday morning to you, dear friends.


For whatever reason, I am on a mission these days. Ever since we've been back from California taking care of things with my mom, I have been on a crazy kick to get things done around this house. I have been cleaning out drawers and cabinets, moving knick-knacks around, rearranging shelves, and digging in the dirt.


Doug was camping/hunting with his brother this past weekend, so I didn't cook one meal. Yesterday morning I had peanut butter and jelly for brunch. I did manage a little baking, and I made a cornbread in preparation for Thanksgiving dinner. I'm making my mom's cornbread dressing to go with our meal, so the base is done and in the freezer until needed.


I was thinking about my busy-state-of-mind and wondering WHY I can't sit still. I suppose I'm still dealing with the loss of my mom ~ I don't know ~ but it does feel good to get some things organized around here. I'm on a crazy mission.


Even Rexy's space got an overhaul this weekend with some old grass being cleared out, and a new plant in the mix. This little shelled boy is moving very slowly these days. He's gearing up for his winter hibernation.

Over the weekend I planted a lot of flowers, took a bunch of photos, and worked on catching up with Project Life. I wasn't on the computer much at all, but I did sit down yesterday morning with a cup of coffee, ready to catch up on friend's blogs. Thanks to Blogger being temperamental, I didn't get very far on that.

This week I'll be helping Carrie finish up the veil she's making for my nephew's bride, and we're getting ready for another trip to California ~ for a wedding this weekend! {Sad note: my mom really wanted to make it to November for her grandson's wedding.} :o(  Anyway! Hate to end on that note, but that's how my mind works these days.

Wishing you all week filled with peace.

16 comments:

humel said...

It's probably to do with wanting to feel like you have some control Deb, and to have organised surroundings while your mind is in turmoil. If it helps, then do it, for sure xx

I hope the wedding is lovely. Your Mom will be there in spirit, and you'll be representing her.

Take care, dear friend xx

Cheri said...

I'm sure keeping yourself crazy busy is just one way of coping, but if it is working for you, what a productive way to deal! Hope your trip to Cali is filled with laughter and love.

Lisa-Jane said...

I agree with Mel, sorting and organising are great ways of trying to gain back some control. Also I think when we lose someone close, it gives us all a sense of our own mortality and we can feel a need to put things in order a bit.

I hope they have a wonderful wedding.

Karen said...

I almost always fall back on organizing and sorting when I'm trying to deal with something I have no control over. Have a great trip, and I hope the wedding is filled with joy!

Irene said...

Well if you run out of things to organize, you are more than welcomed to come organize my household. It would keep you busy for at least a year, if not more. LOL Sending you lots of love dear blog friend.

Robyn said...

Sorry! I posted a comment as Dave! I'm not Dave! ( I just married him….)

Anyway…I say go for it. that's all. :)

so embarrassed...

Robyn said...

oh…and then I posted this twice.

this storm is making me crazy, I think.

Alison said...

I have no doubt that Marti will be with you all at the wedding...and I think the others are right about the cleaning etc.
Alison xx

debs14 said...

I think that keeping physically busy is a great way to keep your mind occupied on other things. Just don't wear yourself out!
Marti will definitely be with you in spirit at the wedding, and whilst it will be emotional, you will have a great time.

scrappyjacky said...

I'm sure keeping busy is your way of coping,Deb....but it's good you're coping in a productive way.
I hope the wedding goes well...and Marti will be there in spirit,I know.
P.S. I wish I could hibernate with Rex for the winter!!

Susan said...

Take care, my dear friend. Do whatever you want to do, whenever you want to do it - I think it's all part of our healing. Your Mom will definitely be at that wedding - she would never miss it! I know you'll feel her presence. xoxo

alexa said...

Hoping you have a lovely time at the wedding, however poignant ... And I am another who will go at things with a furious energy at times! Your photos of the garden are very fresh and green - we're all leaf covered here.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Hugs to you friend.
Rinda

Jimjams said...

It's natural to need to be in control, organise, sort out in the face of powerful events. My only advice is to write (which you are doing with this blog already, but perhaps also elsewhere) because in 6 months, when things are calmer and your pain is receding to a dull ache, this time may be a blurry blank. At least that's been my experience.
Thinking of you all still ♥

Karen said...

Sometimes you just need to keep busy but don't overdo it. x

Sian said...

She'll be there. i'm sure of it.

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