Sunday, December 18, 2011

What a year it has been!?

What a year it has been from record snow to record heat wave and then earthquakes  all in one year. In Oklahoma we rarely get more then 15 inches of snow all winter long, we had that much in one day this last winter. Then we had record rains and then no rain when we really needed it. The temps in the summer can go up to 102 for a few days and then drop back down into the 90's. This summer we had temps for up to 115 degrees and stay in those 100 degree temps for weeks. We had very little rain and we saw drought conditions as bad or worse then in the dust bowl days of the 1930's. Then we had record setting earthquakes, now I have felt a jiggle or two in my time but not the shaking that this produced and the noise and it was only a 5.1 earthquake small by most standards.

Then to top it off I had to have a hernia removed in February and then while recovering, I dealt with my 80 year old mother who had to have thyroid surgery. To make matters worse they found a blockage in her carotid artery and we had to have extensive testing done for that. Mom lives 2 hours from us in a very small town. Her doctors are all in Tulsa, 12 miles from us, so she stayed with us for nearly 3 months while all the testing and finally the surgery was done.

Things began to smooth out and we began planning on doing some remodeling in and around the house. We got the roof done and we are waiting our turn after the earthquakes to get the floor jacked back up. It had actually been falling before the earthquake but I'm sure it didn't help it any. Then we got the rug pulled out from under our feet........I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer. I am in stage one or so the doctors tell me, we won't really know until I have surgery the end of January. Seems like during the holidays the doctors like to take vacations and spend time with their families. On the flip side I just want the thing out of there and for this to all be over with.......

We will be closing the etsy shop for a week from December 22nd though to about the 27th to spend time with family. We will again close the shop the end of January when I have surgery for about 2 weeks while I recover from surgery.

We want to wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukkah, and  Feliz Navidad.
Thank You for supporting us through this last year and we look forward to visiting with all of you this next year. We have opened a group in  Ravelry called funny enough ThreadsthruTime, come join us for a chat and to see shop updates.

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass;
its about learning to dance in the rain.


  1. Oh Barbara, I just logged on at my MIL's home in AZ and read the news on Ravelry and here! My heart goes out to you for having yet another trial to deal with. We will add you to our prayer list and lift you up to God faithfully. Your attitude is admirable and inspirational!

    Michelle at Boulderneigh

  2. Thank You Michelle....everything is going to work out just fine. I love all my prayer warriors......have a wonderful holiday and safe trip home.