There’s always a reason why it happened. You never never did anything wrong.
But it It just seemed to fall apart. You’re taking it all too hard.
Mr. Diva™ did the right thing for Valentine’s Day (even though they were delivered a day late).
He surprised Marielle with beautiful flowers, too!
Yes, I’ve been busy. Busy doing NOTHING. Seriously. Ever since I returned from Marielle’s kidney transplant hospitalization, I am useless. My life as I knew it has been sucked out of me. I rarely return phone calls and emails. I am numb. Not particularly sad, but not giggling as usual.
Friends think I’m suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or something along those lines. I don’t think that’s the case. It’s more like I disappeared for a few months and the world kept moving. Now I need to catch up with all that has been neglected since my daughter got sick last May. Only problem is I don’t know where to start. Perhaps it’s all just too much pressure I put on myself.
To add to all this, the CPSIA has been a bad dream for me. This post from Polkadot Patch Kids really sums up my feelings lately. I’ve got a lot to say about the CPSIA, but don’t have the energy at this very moment to post it. Stay tuned.
So I’m taking baby steps. It’s all I can do at this point.
Speaking of babies, my dear friend, Diana (you know, the one who made all the delicious caramels apples for the big BBQ) has a baby shower a few weeks ago. As I had no motivation to sew/embroider baby gifts, I took her shopping at our local children’s boutique instead. We got lots of beautiful baby clothes and accessories.
Notice the heelarioius heels? Oh and I’m delighted to announce the arrival of Sophia Antoinella Diaco this past Tuesday! She’s beyond precious! Congratulations to Diana and Anthony!
I’m preparing to redecorate Marielle’s room in zebra and hot pink. Her bedroom walls will be painted hot pink and I thought one of these neat Vinyl Dress Form on Etsy would be perfect. I was going to add a decorative dress form, but I didn’t want to add to the clutter in her room. That child has too much stuff!
There’s also this Vinyl Dress Form on Etsy
and this one
oh wait…what about this one? So many choices!
OMG! Check out this Zebra Lamp! I love it, but it’s more than I want to spend. Anyway it’s light pink, not hot pink…LOL!
I bought her this bedding and had custom zebra window cushions made for her room. It’s going to be awesome if I ever start painting her walls.
In an effort to get back to my sewing machines (which haven’t been touched in ages), I volunteered to help my non-sewing friend, Lynn, make a table skirt. It took me several days as I’d only do one step and then get distracted with other stuff. Silly me…it is something I’d usually finish in less than an hour. If only I could focus.
If only Lynn knew how necessary this project was for me. It forced me to do what I love most…sew!
And now onto the most important thing…Marielle continues to do GREAT after her kidney transplant two months ago!
You’d never know she is the same child who was clinging to life in an ICU for months! Miracles do happen!
Oh and check out my new favorite song by The Fray!