Thursday, February 05, 2009

Lots of stuff going on...

It has been an interesting week, some of it is hard to share. I rarely write about the tougher goings on because it is far more interesting to read about inspiring ideas or fun events. But this last week my dad has found himself in a tough depression combined with compulsive anxiety. I have spent time everyday going and visiting with him at the hospital he is in, and while it is tough to do, I feel that it is important to make sure that my dad knows how I feel about him and to keep my priorities in line. I am so grateful for my wonderful kids, my mom, who is really amazing, and the kind friends who have lent me their shoulders for support. Dave has been really strong and I am reminded about how lucky I am in this way with him.
Because of the way my time has been spent this week, I haven't had the opportunity to get into my craft room. So I thought I would share my altered notebook that I use to keep track of my work stuff for CHF. When I was prepping my Ranger house project, I painted a sheet of Claudine's Studio Line Sticky back canvas to create the shutters. I had a fairly large chunk of it left over and didn't want it to go to waste, so re-purposed it to cover a notebook that I had picked up at Target. Some American Craft Thickers, Creative Cafe buttons and a super cute Maya Road flower add those extra details that make me smile every time I pick it up to get some work done.
Taking time to appreciate the small things and letting the things go that I can't control is my plan for the weekend. And the gratitude attitude is my mantra.
B-

10 comments:

Houston said...

Amen to that last bit! Have a great weekend. You are all in my prayers.

AK2CO Girl said...

Oh Beks, I'm glad you shared the tough stuff, I'm a firm believer that we can carry our 'burdens' much easier when shared. Your dad is lucky to have you! as we all are. ;)

TheLegacyLady said...

Hugs to you! Your dad is lucky to have you. So glad you are taking time...we are all human! Hope you have a very nice weekend.

Rachel Carlson said...

HUGE hugs to you sweet girl. you are in my thoughts. stand tall, shoulders back, chin up - you are strong for all. your dad is very lucky to have you in his life! loves, rachel

KathyN said...

I feel for your dad Becky. I have severe anxiety and some depression and it is difficult. I am glad that you are spending time with him. Stamping and your blog will always be here. Spend the precious time with your dad and it will help him. Hugs to you and your dad and family.

Mary Kay said...

So sorry to hear your dad is struggling. My thoughts are with you all.

Aly D said...

so sorry to hear about your dad. those are some difficult things to be going through. i'm glad you are able to be there for him. best wishes to you and your family right now.

celeste said...

goodness girl, i hope you are holding up okay. your dad is blessed to have you, as are we all. you've got the hugest heart. take care of yourself.

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Hi Beck. I'm sending you a cyber hug. Sometimes we just cruze through life at a clip, and then 'boom'! Our safe little worlds are turned upside down... But, it seems it all works out.. As much as these types of days seem longer than years, they pass...

xo

Julie said...

I was very sad to hear about your dad. I hope things are looking up for him.