Jun 16, 2009

a room with a view. of the ocean.

I'm so sorry for disappearing! Real life is once again taking hold and prohibiting me from blogging and visiting all my favorite reads, and it doesn't look like it'll be letting up anytime soon.

This past week I spent in my soon to be future home of Wilmington, North Carolina. A big move is coming for Andy & I as we trek (literally) halfway across the country for school. We'll be making the move at the very end of July, but we had to get our living arrangements sorted out before hand (mostly just to calm my nerves). We now have a beautiful, roomy new apartment that is about 15 minutes from the beach and I couldn't be more excited about calling it home soon.

For now we are back in Texas and I trying mentally and physically to prepare us for the move coming up. Been cleaning the apartment and starting to get stuff packed away into boxes so when August 1st comes rolling around the actual moving part won't be such a headache.

In between packing, cleaning, & traveling, I've managed to fit a teensy bit of crocheting in. These slippers I added to the Artfire shop last night. I have named them Oceanview - I guess my trip kind of inspired me!

I don't know when I'll get more things added to the shop. Besides the move, there's been a serious development with my dad. He underwent bipass surgery a few months back, but right now things aren't looking as good as could be hoped. A few of the grafted arteries seem to be clogged & the surgeon thinks it's too soon after the first bipass to attempt to perform another one to graft a few more arteries. For now it looks like he'll be getting some stints placed in the bad arteries in an attempt to relieve some of the pain he's been feeling & buy him some time incase he'll need another bipass. Please keep my family in your thoughts as I think we're all still in a bit of shock on how this is turning out. And please think fondly of my dad & hope he gets better soon with no more pain, surgery, and hopefully no heart attacks.

Sorry to leave off on such a sad note, I just wanted to give you all a heads up on why I may not be around as much as I'd like to be. And I'll try to keep updated as things progress with both the move and my dad. Hope everyone enjoys the rest of the week (and may it lead quickly to the weekend!).

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Tracy said...

Hi, Brandy! What a view... gorgeous photo... And what fun news that you will soon be living so near the beach! Very exciting all that's happening and great to hear your news. Although I am so sorry your father is not doing well. Many thoughts and prayer flying his way now. :o) Amazed that you've been able to create and get new items in your shop with all that's going on--you are a wonder! Be taking good care and enjoy your weeks still in TX. Happy Days :o) ((HUGS))

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

Beautiful photos of the flowers and love the color of your dress! Hope your Dad is ding better by now. You will love the Wilmington, NC area - I've been there several times - lots of fun and the "old town" area is really cool - don't miss it! on down the coast a few miles from there is also Carolina Beach - an old hippie beach town that is trying to rejuvenate itself - love having coffee in their cute coffee/espresso shop on the main drag!