Sunday, July 5, 2009

My Rollercoaster Life

Isn't it funny the way life sorta carves its way and you are just going along for the ride? Back in May of this year my mom started having trouble with her hip dislocating. The several nights that we spent in the Emergency Room back then were just the beginning of a crazy rollercoaster ride.

Mom had surgery on that hip in early June. There were days spent running back and forth to the hospital, trying to keep up with the business, taking care of my family, my home, and the dogs. After mom came home and settled in came the business of healing. It was a crazy few weeks around here, but it was a good time. On the heels of that, my sister came up for a visit. Now THAT was a good time, because as many of you know, when we girls get together we end up laughing until we cry! It was so good to see her again and spend those few days together.

But as quickly as that visit was upon us, it was over and my dear sister made her way back to Tennessee. Fortunately she stayed long enough to celebrate my birthday with me, which was extra special. Fast forward 3 days. It's Father's Day and another celebration. But soon we settled back into a routine that would not last long because on June 29 my niece and her hubby came for a visit with their two boys, ages five and one. What a special time that was! By the way, these are my sister's oldest and second youngest grandsons.

Little children are such a blessing...but they sure do know how to exhaust an old gal like me. Now, before you get the wrong idea, I was merely WATCHING them. That's all it took for me to get tired. I do not know where they get such energy. But you know, you just don't mind it when they are good kids and these are two very good kids!

Well, my company left here on Thursday morning for the next leg of their trip. Meantime we are getting down to some serious Independence Day activities....NOT! This weekend was filled with activity alright...but not that kind. We have been catching up. My dear hubby spent a lot of time working around the house. My son spent his weekend working and doing schoolwork for his online college classes. Me? Well, I have been working on getting some special products on my site for your shopping pleasure! Of course, I have more coming! I am in the midst of creating two more pillow and plaque sets which will be coming shortly. And continue to stay tuned. I have lots more product that will be making its way to the pages of my site in the coming weeks.

So, you see...the roller coaster is finally slowing down this week and I will be enjoying a the slightly less wild ride of concentrating on my creative excursions and updating my website. But as I prepare for the fall and winter seasons, I know that it is only a matter of time before the rollercoaster begins to build up speed and I will be along there for the ride once again!


This is a big time for this little Sparrow. As the company grows, I am advertising in some major publications such as Cottages and Bungalows and Romantic Homes among others. Please be sure to keep your eye on my blog, our website, and follow me on Twitter @TheOddSparrow and on Facebook as well.


Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

My Sweetie and I have a theory about little ones and energy...we believe that their energy grows exponentially with each additional adult in the room. It's easy for them to wear them alllll out. :)
They are beautiful boys.
Happy that your Mom is on the mend and you are back at work making shopping fun for all of us.

Anonymous said...


You have been busy chickie. The kids are adorable, look at those faces. Glad things are starting to slow down.


gail said...

Hi Carolyn,,, What a busy time you have had! Its great to see family though. Its the best. I am glad your Mom is doing well now. Your nephews are just too cute. I cant wait to see your new products. Congratulations on the ads.I hope they are a huge success for you! Have a great week. (()) gail

Carolee Crafts said...

You have been busy, busy, busy but had a good time all at the same time. Now you can relax, just a teensy bit, you have earned it.

Patricia said...

Life is about family and building memories. The rest will fall into the schedule when the time is right. Glad you have had such a wonderful time visiting, it's good for the heart and soul!
Glad you Mom is healing and life will resume a more normal pace for you.
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

Carol at Clutter Bug Studio said...

HI Carolyn, you certainly have had a lot on your plate lately.

Looking forward to seeing what you've got in store for us.

Carol at Business In THE Bag

Camellia Cottage said...

Sounds like you have been busy; but I'm sure you've enjoyed having the family around. I hope your mother is doing better.

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Hey dw.
Hope your mom is doing ok. Makes me hurt just thinking about her hip dislocating. Ouch!
I'm right there with you in the roller coaster seat. At least we have friends to enjoy the crazy ride with.
bunny hugs,
shell dw

Shabby Shan said...

Your nephews are adorable! Congratulations on the ads! I hope you have much success!


Susie said...

Hi Carolyn! You had me whizzing by on your rollercoaster too just reading about it! What fun! The children are adorable. If we could only bottle up that energy...
Susie ~ The Polka Dot Rose

Lynette Larson - Campbell said...

Carolyn, I had to laugh because I get worn out just listening and watching my grandkids too! Its like a sonic boom, hahahahahaha! So glad things are finally settling down...take a deep breath in and slowly release it and say p e a c e....

Tedi said...

Well, I'm exhausted just reading about this. Your poor Mom. Darling nephews and at least you can't say life is getting boring! Hugs, Tedi

Marie said...

What a nice family. You sure have been on a roller coaster. It sounds like it is almost non-stop.

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