Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hello again!

Oh my goodness. I've got to blow the dust off my blog and start connecting. AmIright?

So much has been going on in my life, time to do some catch up. Shall we?

My Mom.
Last I was here, my Mom was going through a pretty major health crisis and I was going through some painful family issues that was concerning the care of my mother. Although, the family issues are still the same( I have created some strong boundaries around myself) my mother has gotten better! She seems to have recovered from the blow she took to the head in a fall and she's home and getting around pretty well. I still have some pretty major concerns with her care, but she's happy and to me? That's all that matters.
Things have been pretty crazy with my new, not so new, additions.
Pippin the wonderful!

Lucy the little dragon.

These two, along with my two cockatiels and my two dogs, keep me really busy. I would love to go on a vacation! I don't see that happening anytime soon. Sad. I really need one.

I started volunteering at a Parrot Sanctuary.

Ended up getting my hand bit and needing stitches. Good times.

But I love it. I get to spend time with around 300 parrots that includes Macaws, African Greys and Timnehs, Amazons and the smaller Macaws. I have such a passion for these creatures. My son has developed a love for them and has come along with me to volunteer.We get to spend some awesome time together.
 One thing I did learn, the hard way, they can repeat what you say from hearing it....ONE TIME. Yeah...remember that parrot lovers.

Let's see.
My husband, the week before Christmas was in a pretty nasty car accident. Totaled his 2014 Camaro with a drive to the hospital in an ambulance. To which he called me from. I freaked out.
He only suffered minor bumps and bruises..THANK YOU GOD!  The car was a loss but it wasn't his fault.  An 18 year old kid trying to avoid hitting a car in front of him, turned into the oncoming traffic. My husband hit him head on. It was a scary day indeed but all walked away with only minor injuries, due to the fact that the kid was driving a Volvo ( a very safe car) and vehicles are made so much safer now. All air bags deployed.
My husband is now waiting on his new car to arrive. A 2015 GT Mustang. Cars aren't my thing, but I sure like this one.

Lets see...

My son is doing really well in school! He has some learning difficulties so seeing him thrive warms this mama's heart!
Unfortunately, he'll have to switch to a new high school in a different district next year. That means he'll be going to a new school knowing no one. I'm praying and praying hoping this will be a good transition. I know God has it all under control and I'm more than hopeful this will be a really good move for him. It wasn't a decision we wanted but we have to trust God. Trust that He has my son and his interest and life in His hands. He loves Jesus so I know, it may be a hard transition and he may go through some tough days, but I keep telling him to have hope. God has his good in mind and He works all things out for good for those who love Him. Trust the process and don't lose vision.

Anyhoo, I plan on trying to be more consistent with my posting. I have a few things that I've been working on, craftwise and I'll be brewing my own beer and making some wine! Strawberry season is almost upon us and I've been so excited to make a strawberry wine. Yum! I'm also excited to start on this new hobby. To be honest, I'm not a big beer drinker or wine drinker for that matter but the process of making it sounds so fun!

Do something you love today.