Today I am looking for the sun. It IS sunny outside. But I don’t go out there very often.
I have such a HUGE amount of lovely readers and friends who check in on my health.
It’s easiest to just put it all out there….right?
Well…not ALL. But an appropriate amount.
( PS…you DO realize that I am sarcastic frequently…if not…I am. The end.)
(also, if you are unfamiliar with “the sitch”
you are welcome to check out my TMI post. It’ll lay it all out for you.)
Anyway the official update includes:
- Upcoming MRI to image EXACTLY what is going on inside me.
- I have had almost 3 months of testing, and testing, and more testing.
- We now have a FAIRLY good grasp of what’s going on.
- I have started some medications that will tell my nerves to stop firing all the time. Currently it’s making me EXHAUSTED. I took a 4 hour nap on Saturday. Unheard of for a girl with bad insomnia.
- I will be having surgery on May 22nd.
We have been served in more ways that I can EVEN wrap my head around. I am overwhelmed with the love of our friends, neighbors, family and the blogging community. Which, really, is amazing.
The main thing that makes me SAD is the inability to continue doing things I LOVE. Like making stuff, and spray painting, and Mod Podging. It’s that creative side that keeps all my sad feelings at bay.
You cannot IMAGINE how excited I was to be approached about a project that will require way more of my brains than my brawn. (which, let’s face it….is flabby at best)
I am THRILLED to announce that I am joining with the Daybreak Community, Bangerter Homes and Brian Clark, from Brian Clark Designs (an AMAZING award winning interior designer) to build and design a home that will then be a part of the Salt Lake, Utah Parade of Homes in August.
The DIY Blogging team includes:
- Jen Hadfield from Tatertots & Jello
- Char Coester from Crap I’ve Made
- Amy Huntley from The Idea Room
- Shelley Smith from House of Smiths
- Me (do you need a link to me? You are here.)
Friday night we had the privilege of attending a “Stepford Wives” themed dinner party at the Breathing Space Blogger Retreat to make the big announcement. As you can see, Char and I decided to wear hats. Her’s is an AUTHENTIC Kentucky Derby hat. And mine is from the land of Target.
(here’s a hint….two girls, with giant hats, sitting together make for some awkward situations.)
The evening was delightful. Particularly with the addition of Miss Becki Whippy Cake herself.
I’ve made my girl crush on her quite clear.
They made the MOST FUN little debut video to announce the project. Wanna see it? It’s right here…
I’m so excited that even though things look like a rainy day over here a lot….I have a SUPER BRIGHT ray of sunshine coming from this project with Daybreak.
It will be a chance for me to stretch my creative muscles and work on something completely amazing.
It will help me keep my spirits up as I journey into this surgery…that I’m not looking forward to. (for obvious reasons)
It will actually become a home that someone will own! Can you believe that?
I can kind of “put in a request” for a room that I’d like to design. Whaddya think? I’m thinking kids room. But I dunno….
*Disclaimer–I am receiving some compensation to participate in the DIY Blogger House. All opinions regarding the project, and all ideas presented as original content are my own.