Sunday, January 15, 2017

An Apology and My Word for 2017

Hello friends.
Let me start by saying, I am so very sorry I haven't been able to answer all your lovely comments on my last post. Please don't think I didn't appreciate them. Quite the opposite...they brought joy to my heart each time I read one in the midst of what was a very emotional and chaotic week. Let me explain. You may remember I mentioned my mother-in-law being hospitalized week before last. Well, my dad was hospitalized on Monday with what they thought may be pneumonia but turned out to be a reaction to a medicine he had been prescribed the week before. He was released the following day and is doing well now. He is almost back to normal. On Tuesday, Rooster (my dog) had an appointment to be neutered. The procedure went well and I took off work Wednesday to stay home with him and make sure he didn't injure himself. He managed not to despite snatching the leash out of my hand and tearing through the woods after one of my cats with his cone on his neck. He came back out of the woods with it flopping to the side and busted to pieces. He was happy as a lark since he hated the cone anyway. He has been fine without it, so all is well that ends well. 



Wednesday evening, we got the call from my mother-in-law that she does indeed have cancer. We don't know how extensive yet...she goes this week for further testing. We are praying it hasn't spread. Thursday, I got a new student (she's a sweetie) and I found out one of my kinders may be going through sexual abuse. Praying it isn't so,...it breaks my heart and makes me ill. 

Friday was a full moon and believe it or not, it does make a difference with my kids. They are always super loud and more hyper than normal. Luckily, I left early that day since I was helping decorate for my niece's wedding. I didn't get home until around 11 that night only to have to get up at 5:30 and start baking several things for the dessert bar at the wedding which was at 2:00 PM. I managed to get everything done and arrive 2 hours before the wedding. It was such a fun day...albeit another long day and I was exhausted when I finally got home last night. 


And that brings us to today...Sunday. The day intended to be a day of rest. And, it certainly has been for me. I spent a good portion of the day sitting on my yoga mat with a blanket and my laptop on the deck of our porch in progress. It was a beautiful day! I started to reply to all the sweet comments you all left and decided to just write a post to explain to you all at once. Thank you for your loyalty and your understanding.

I also wanted to share my focus word for this year......


I really want to be mindful of everything in my life and devote my focus to whatever I am doing during each moment of my life. Here are some of the areas I am hoping to be more mindful of. This is a vision board I created on PicMonkey. I just found pictures I liked on the web and created a collage using them. I'm planning to print a few and place them where I will see them a lot. One in my planner, one on the fridge, in my craft room, and so on. A couple of the things on my vision board will be shared soon as I am trying to be more mindful of my blogging as well.


I do hope this post wasn't too much of a downer. I am not complaining about my circumstances in life, I just wanted you to understand what an emotion filled week I have had. Life is full of ups and downs but I don't let it keep me down. I am blessed and thankful. Thankful for friends like you all who always have such nice things to say. Hope your week is blessed. I am thankful to have tomorrow off for Martin Luther King Day and plan to be mindful of my time. 
Until next time.....

21 comments:

  1. You have certainly had a full plate and a lot of it emotional issues, bless your heart.
    I will continue to hold your MIL up in prayer and what a praise that your dad is doing fine.
    You
    I loved seeing the photo of you at your neice''s wedding, and such a beautiful bride.
    Enjoy your day of tomorrow from your class.
    We must pray for that precious student who may be going through abuse, so sad.

    Bless you ♡

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  2. You have certainly had a full plate and a lot of it emotional issues, bless your heart.
    I will continue to hold your MIL up in prayer and what a praise that your dad is doing fine.
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    I loved seeing the photo of you at your neice''s wedding, and such a beautiful bride.
    Enjoy your day of tomorrow from your class.
    We must pray for that precious student who may be going through abuse, so sad.

    Bless you ♡

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  3. You have had one crazy week. I imagine you have tomorrow off so you can settle back into your routine.

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  4. Hey Vicky, It's good to have a day off to refresh mentally and physically from so much. Prayers for your Dad and mother-in-law.I also pray for you and the situation with the child that may be facing abuse.

    I think your word about the best word for all of us. It's so easy in this world today to be caught up in just getting through and doing what we have to. I like your mindful collage. What a great way to keep focus.

    Hopes and Blessings, You're a truly caring soul.

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  5. I am so sorry to hear about your MIL. We will be praying that the cancer has not spread and that the Lord will give the doctors the ability to know what treatment will be best. Sometimes it seems things come at us all at once and it can be very overwhelming! Take Care and prayers for a much more calm and quiet week ahead :)

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  6. You've been on a roller coaster my friend! I'm so sorry about your mil and dad. I hope the cancer is manageable and she's not in pain.

    I suppose when you're a teacher you have knowledge that you may at times wish you lacked, but you've been placed their for a reason, and I think you've fulfilled it admirably.

    XXX

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  7. Our lives get so busy and It's OK to live them! I think all bloggers understand and our friendships are lasting. I love your word for the year and your vision board is really great. Inspires me to do more on my goals for the year! Praying for your Mother In Law! Hugs.

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  8. Oh, Vicky. I will continue to pray for your mother in-law and will be sure to include a prayer for your student. I also ask that you are given the strength and guidance you need to deal with all of these circumstances.

    Mindful is a great word and I love the vision board you created. What a great idea.

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  9. Oh my, you said it life has its ups and downs, just like a roller coaster. I will continue to keep your mom in law in my prayers and be praying the cancer doesn't spread. I'll also be praying for that little girl, that is just very upsetting. You are such a sweet and precious teacher to your kinders, she is lucky to have you.
    Mindful is a wonderful word! I think that should be fitting for all of us! Love your vision board, you are so creative!
    Glad Rooster is doing well and hasn't gotten into to much trouble! ;)

    Enjoy your day off!

    Sending hugs your way!
    PS..so Happy to hear your dad is doing better too!

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  10. Everything seems to happen at once. You had some sad and some happy. How nice to have today off. I love your word for the year.

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  11. Dear Sweet Vicky, Life can be pits and blossoms, but know that you and your loved ones are in my prayers. Be strong and God bless you.
    Connie :)

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  12. I have read back and caught up with your Christmas and your family. I have added you to my prayer list and wish strength and healing for you all.

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  13. Wow, I'm very sorry to hear that you've been having such a streak of upsetting things lately :o( I hope things start looking up now for you and those who are close to you.

    Tania

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  14. What a difficult week, you have handled it well and with grace. I hope that things this week look up for you. I hope that things will not be as bad as you fear for your mother in law and that treatment will be straightforward. Hugs and good thoughts to you. xx

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  15. I'm sorry to read the beginning of 2017 is so difficult for you.
    I do think you've found the perfect word for the year to come.

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  16. Oh dear Vicky, I am so very sorry to hear of your MIL diagnosis. My thoughts and prayers are with her and all of you. I will also be praying for healing and justice for your young student. Such an awful horrible thing for a child to endure. Glad to hear the news about your Dad though. Hugs to you.

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  17. Vicki, I'm sorry you had such a difficult week. I'm so sorry to hear about your MIL. I sure hope that's not the situation for your student. I will pray for you and your family and students. Have a restful weekend!

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  18. Hello Vicky, sorry about the difficult situations you are dealing with right now. I hope things will get better. Take care of yourself.
    Julie xo

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  19. Wow, Vicky, you sure have had some things going on in your life. I hope for the best for you and your family and will be thinking of you.Sending hugs to you!

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  20. Hi Vicky, just checking in to see if you are alright and that your family is well. Sending you hugs, love and prayers.
    Connie

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  21. Just checking in to make sure everything is okay.

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