Jan. 22, 2020

Hello There....Remember Me?

I've been sort of quiet on social media and my webpage lately. A lot of you know that I've been traveling back and fourth to Arizona a lot this past year.  My parents live there FULL TIME...yes, even in the summer! They have for over 20 years! Many of you know that my dad has been sick.  I have been so fortunate to be able to just stop what I'm doing in Minnesota and come down for weeks at a time.  It's been tough, but its so worth it.  Being able to give my mom some respite and spending all this time with them has been a gift.  

That being said, I've had to scramble quite a bit over the past year, getting custom orders and furniture done for the monthly sales at Golly G.  But I love it.  I love everything about it.  When I'm down here, I miss it.  I keep looking at some of my mom's furniture and wondering if I can perhaps paint it.  I'm sort of a wierdo that way.

I'll be back home the first week of February getting custom orders started and completed.  Changing around my room at the shop and getting it ready for February's Golly G sale!  (That lil' room keeps me sane and I love it!) I'm back down here in Arizona the middle of next month.  Its been sort of a blur, all of these trips and I'm starting to get repeat flight attendants and shuttle drivers. The checker at the grocery store knows me by name.  

Last month, I gave the name of a couple furniture painters in the Duluth area to several people, when I thought I wouldn't have time to complete them all.  I was humbled when each and every one of them said they would wait for me.  "You just go be with your dad."  "I'm in no hurry.  Please take all the time you need."  "Just call me when you have time!  I'll wait!"  Seriously, you guys rock.  

So!  Here I sit in Arizona, on my lap top while my dad watches The Price Is Right, with the sound too loud....scheduling nurses, blood test, chemo and transfusions.  And although I miss having that brush in my hand, I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

Thank you. Thank you for supporting me and my passion.  This is just a little speed bump, and I will be back soon.  Thank you for waiting for me.  

You make my heart full.

Family always comes first.