It has been over a month now since my last post. Hopefully this quick update will reach you all to say, "Yes, I am still around!" I have put off my creative plans to give myself some much needed down time. Here are a few of the major ups and downs of the last month that have kept me away.
1. Mom recently spent some time is the hospital. She had a serious kidney infection which caused a very high fever. This lead to a stress heart attack while she was sleeping. Thankfully, she is recovering and now home. Her spirits are high - she is one tuff chick. I love that about her.
2. My sister's husband was diagnosed with early stages of dementia, and needless to say, the strain has been overwhelming at times for both of them. We are hoping for the best but at at such a young age, they have a long road ahead of them.
3. I had a scare of my own and ended up requiring a breast biopsy. I'm happy to say everything turned out fine. If you are listening out there ladies, don't forget your mammograms. It could save your life!
4. Last but not least...holy cow....I turned 50 in May. Damn! How the heck did that happen!? LOL
Life is testing my strength and perseverance right now in so many way that I am unable to share at the moment, but I hope life is ready for a good fight, because whatever it plans on bringing my way, I am up for the challenge. I may get tired (heck, I am 50 now - LOL) but I have never stumbled for long.
Wishing you all a wonderful upcoming Memorial Day! Enjoy your families, make great memories, and I will repeat myself again....get your mammograms ladies! :)
Hugs to you all,


  1. Welcome to the 50's CLub!!! I hope you had or will have a WONDERFUL 50th BIRTHDAY!!!
    Glad you are fine. Sorry to hear about your BIL, glad your Mom is getting better.
    And so it begins!!!

  2. hey cyndi! glad to see ya here. sounds like lots of "life" going on in your world. Here too. too much I think. Im dying for a beach trip.. but with all thats crazy here, it wont happen other then some day trips for me this year. Its all good though.
    I hope your mom continues to do ok and I'm sorry to hear about your brother in law. that would be a very difficult thing to deal with I'm sure.
    dont be a stranger girlfriend!
    have a nice day.

  3. 50? You're still a young chick. ;) I hear you on Life. Please take care of you, and remember to get sleep. That cortisol stuff is very bad for you. Hang tough, and keep your dukes up, sista! xox

  4. Hi Cyndi!

    So sorry to hear all you've gone through. When it rains it pours. I've gone through a very similar past 3 years and just when I think we can breathe, something else happens. You'll be stronger for all of it.

    Keep the Faith,

  5. Thank you all for your kind words and thoughts. I appreciate you all. It does my heart good. I hope to post more regularly, and have some prettiest to share once the dust settles. Hugs, Cyndi

  6. Hi Cyndi,
    Just checking in and hoping things have gotten better since your last post.


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