Monday, November 8, 2010

thank you...thank you...THANK YOU!!

Whew! What a week it has been! I have to start this post off saying THANK YOU as loud as I can to all of my wonderful blog friends out there. I know all of your well-wishes and prayers for my sweet Mom helped her get through a tough time after her surgery.

I cannot begin to tell you how much it means to me that so many of you left well-wishes for her last week. I just know a 'certain someone' was listening...because she is home. And happy. And on her way to recovery. That, my friends, makes me a happy girl!

We had a scary couple of days right after the surgery, but thankfully all turned out ok thanks to the all her wonderful doctors and nurses. I think I may have a few more gray hairs but things like this really put life in perspective and as strange as it may sound, I think a little reality check like this may be good for a person now and then. I need a little reminder now and then of how quickly time goes by.

(via Country Living)

So today, I am focused. I am going to accomplish some things on my to-do list. I think its going to go something like this.

- Finish painting a white nightstand for a client.

- Finish a black buffet for a client.

- Finish a black bookshelf for a client.

- Finish a white wall mirror for a client.

( you see a trend here?? I am a little behind.)

- Deliver said nightstand, bookshelf and mirror.

- Photograph some more things so I can FINALLY get my Etsy shop open for the season.

- Clean bathrooms.

- Do laundry.

- Figure out what the heck is for dinner.

- Finish building out the bookcase we are installing where a doorway used to be.

- Start priming said bookcase.

- Take my auction finds from the weekend to my warehouse.

- Catch up on all my favorite blogs.

- Finalize details for a giveaway I am going to host this week.

- Breathe.

Happy Monday, all. I am off to get to work! This is what my 'to-do' list looks like every day. It explains the lack of before-and-after photos and the fact that I am yet to get my online selling underway now that show season is over. But, I am working that way...slowly!

And did you catch the part about the giveaway?? Coming this week, so don't miss it! 

Speaking of giveaways...have you seen what Jen Rizzo's blog today? Her new Etsy shop...Found and Made is open and stocked with some of the most gorgeous handmade items I have ever seen! Check it out! She is having a giveaway, too! Go over and take a peek!


  1. sounds like you need to add some more breathing in the mix. glad your mom is doing well.

  2. My list is about that long, too! Hope it's a productive week for you!

  3. Hi Mary,
    Very happy to hear your mum is getting better. Hope you can do all of the things on your list, it's pretty long... Succes with it,
    Maureen x

  4. My day looks like yours. Get busy girl:) So glad your mom is doing good...whew!

  5. Glad to hear your mom is doing okay!! Thats quite the list to tackle!

  6. Happy to hear your Mom is on the mend. Good luck checking off your list!

  7. omg
    her etsy is wonderful!!!

    the santos are calling to me
    so glad mom is doing good!

  8. I am so glad that everything went well and your mom is home and healing!! That is quite a list girl! Good luck!! :)

  9. tell me more, tell me more!
    can I shop in your stash please!!!
    I have a new gig debut-ing next week... email me

  10. I must have missed the post about your Mom, but I'm glad she's ok now. Sounds like you're going to have a busy next couple of weeks. I vote for take out, tami

  11. Thank you so much for letting us know how your mom is doing. Such a blessing with so many prayers offered up through out the week for you and your family...Our GOD is a faithful GOD!

    Sounds like you have a busy week ahead, have a good one.

  12. I am SO very happy that your mom is doing well. I've been watching for an update. Good luck getting caught up. I have zero motivation today.

  13. Lovely to hear good news about your mum. Surgery is so scary for everyone.You must be so glad it is all over now.


  14. Yay for your mama!!!!
    Although as a respiratory therapist, I gotta tell ya that "breathe" needs to be just a bit higher up on that list. ;-)


  15. Glad things are looking SO much better for your Mom :o)

  16. So happy to hear your mommy is doing good. Thank God for answered prayers! Your long list reminds me I better go make mine!

  17. So glad to hear things are alright - I was thinking about 'ya! I love how hardworking & determined you are to get things done!

  18. So glad Mama is A Ok... but as a nurse.. you need to put yourself.. a little higher on that list... YOU need a little break now...

  19. I was gone last week {seeing my mama} and I'm so sorry that I missed what was going on with your glad that she is recovering!!

    Girl...your "to-do" list is a mile sure to ~breathe~ between each task! :)

  20. ~*~*Hugs to you my friend!! Glad to hear all is better!!Happy Monday~*~*Rachel ;)~*~*

  21. Such wonderful news. Relief. Now just don't go overdoing it yourself after all of that :)

  22. So, so happy to hear about your Mom!!!

    Have to tell you...I'm exhausted after reading your list!

  23. I'm so glad to hear your mom is recovering well from her surgery, Mary. :)
    At least you know that your business is doing well if you're busy painting all the time for your clients... it's a good thing!! :)
    Have a wonderful week... and breathe...
    Hugs ~ Jo

  24. I'm so glad your mom is doing nicely after her surgery! And, goodness, you've got a lot going on. Make sure you take some time out for yourself so you can stay healthy!

  25. I am so glad your mom is home and doing well. Great news!!!
    You to-do list makes me exhausted. But it is good to get all the projects written down so you can tackle them in order. Good luck

  26. Hi Mary, I am so glad your mom is doing well and on the way to a full recovery. You are one busy lady! Slow down and take care of yourself so you don't end up sick.
    hugs, Sherry

  27. Oh I am so happy to hear that your mama is recovering nicely! I will continue to keep her healing in my prayers. Good luck with your "to do" list. Whew, I'm tired from reading it! :)

  28. Mary, I am so happy your Mom is on the road to recovery. I hope you get lots done. I can relate to the list! Have a super week! Susan

  29. Oh my goodness, friend! I haven't been blog hoppin' or tweet hoppin' much this past week- I'm so sorry that I'm just now responding to this!
    I'm glad to read your mama is doing alright, and I'll say a belated prayer for you guys tonight!

    LOVE you!


  30. Happy to hear your mom is doing well, I was concerned because you hadn't posted as of last evening. I was very happy to see your post today!
    Keep smiling!

  31. Whoops, I mistakenly posted under hubby's ID "The Political Curmudgeon." I'm very happy all went well for you and your mom and the rest of the family.

  32. Mary, I am so glad you mom is okay! Thank you so much for posting about my giveaway and etsy shop!

  33. PTL! I kept watching for an update and praying!! Go little worker bee!

  34. Breathing is good - I would put that one on top of your list!! The rest will just fall into place. Your work list and mine look pretty similar (did you copy mine?!!) but I'm sure you will finish yours before I do.
    So glad to hear your mum is okay - I am off to see mine in the U.K. on Sunday and just can't wait. Have a very productive week!

  35. I am so glad to hear about your mom! what a blessing :) Good luck with that list - you're an inspiration in many ways !!

  36. I, too, am so glad to hear your Mom is doing better. And yes, breathe. You need to take some time for yourself. You deserve it! :)

  37. Oh, so glad to hear about your Mom! Every day when I checked on your blog and saw you hadn't added anything, I prayed again for you and her.

  38. So glad your Mom is doing better...I've been out of the loop for several days so just getting caught up....but it sounds like you are doing the same