Thursday, January 31, 2013

Happy to be Back!

Here are a couple of tags that I completed today for the Tag Tuesday blog.  I am so happy to be able to start blogging again!  I have been away for several months.  By way of explanation, last year, unfortunately, was a very rough one for us, and so many things got in the way, I had to put my blog on the back burner.  One of my daughters was in the hospital for 12 days and I was so scared we would lose her; happily, she is doing just fine now.  All the worry and stress, and the trips back and forth to the hospital several times a day, plus taking care of the grandchildren, were hard on me, but I was sure I was strong enough to do it all.  Then my husband's boss closed his business, and so my hubby lost his job and there went our medical and dental insurance, etc., and he was out of work for several months.  We decided to sell our house and move into an apartment so that we would be able to save the equity we'd built up, and we sold our home in just 2 days!  Crazy! Moving was stressful (as it is for everyone!) and I ended up developing stomach problems a few months ago.  THEN I ended up in the ER 2 days before Christmas with severe stomach pain--and was really ill for several days--doing better now, and again, happily, our prayers were answered and my hubby is employed and things are looking up.  So . . . now it's time to begin anew and get back to one of my loves, ART!


alveen said...

Good to see you blogging again Jann. Love the colors in your tags.
Sorry to hear that you have been having a rough time, may only good things come your way from now on.
Hugs Alveen

(2012 was not kind to me either. My partner and my mum both passed away).

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

So glad to hear things are on the upswing, Jann, and you have time to be creative again. Hoping the next year is only filled with good things!

Jacqueline said...

You have been through quite a lot of stress so to hear, Jann - so happy for you that times have changed and the light can be seen at the end of the tunnel!
You certainly created some gorgeous tags!!
God bless you and your family!

Barb said...

Thanks for sharing. ♥

Astrid Maclean said...

Your tags are absolutely beautiful and so glad you found time to create (and blog) again. Wonderful that things are looking up again, may 2013 bring you lots of happiness and many good things!

M@miogée said...

Je suis contente de retrouver ton blog.
Tes tags sont très jolis, j'adore!
Bonne continuation

vicki said...

Jann- what an emotional up and down year you have had-- you win the hero award for NOT giving up!! I'm so glad that most of that is behind you-- I'm praying for better days ahead for you and your family--

Thanks for your visit and comments-- I'm so so grateful!


Lynn Stevens said...

Hi Jann, So glad to see your back. What lovely tags too.
I'm sending you a p.m.
Hugs Lynn

Linda said...

Hi Jann,

Thanks for the comment! I love your tags! My Dad is gone too,I miss him so much everyday and my Mom too! I just used his photo on facebook for his memory this month and put on my blog as I really liked that photo of him, Hope you keep your memories close to your heart!