Hey Peeps! I know I’ve been MIA (again) but it’s been a rough week around here and I’ve been quite distracted. Let me start by telling you that the initial reason for this post is to remind you that TODAY, Friday, May 22 is the last day to enter the May Who Takes the Cake? Contest where you could win CASH!!
If you have a water-themed cake… please, please, pretty-please enter it here… here are a few cake themes that “count”:
- Under the Sea
- etc… you get the idea. I’d say even my (blurry) Dr. Seuss cake up there would qualify seeings how it’s got water and all… right?!
So…what’s been going on with me? I’m going to tell you all the things… from bad to worse to worst. It’s about to get down right depressing when I tell you so if you’d rather not keep reading… I understand.
Last week I had new granite counter-tops installed and it was a surreal how BAD of a job the installers did. I’ve never, ever, EVER seen such a terrible job done on something like this.
So last weekend and all this week, I dealt with the most-unlevel-countertops-ever while trying to cook, bake, decorate, etc. This wedding cake right here? Built on a crooked counter. I kept moving it to the other side of the kitchen just to check for level while building it… so annoying!!
Praise the Lord, they came back last night (a full WEEK later) and RE-installed them and now we’re all good. Actually – they’re fantastic now… I can’t wait to get to work on them!
In addition, I waited more than 2 weeks for my new laptop to arrive (the one that died on me), and in the meantime, my website was hacked and I was locked out of it for nearly 24 hours. I was in the process of changing hosts at the time and again… it was a nightmare.
If you’ve ever owned a website or blog – one that you built from the ground up… you’ll know what I’m talking about. This blog is my baby – my blood, sweat and tears – its all my hard work… and for awhile… I had zero control over it. I was in full-blown panic mode and it was awful.
I’m still trying to get everything back to “normal” on the back-end but thankfully, I haven’t seen any major problems that were caused for my readers.
After all that – the really bad stuff started happening. On Monday I was almost in a head-on collision which shook me to my core. I’ve never had my life flash before me like that. Thank God I was not hurt, but unfortunately, later that day, a teenage girl in our community died in a head-on collision on that very road.
I’ve known her Mama and her family since elementary school and I’m heartbroken for her. More than heartbroken… I can hardly breath when I think about what she’s going through. Her 10 year old son is still hospitalized and in critical condition and well… I just cannot bear to think of how she’s suffering.
That accident really brought our little community to it’s knees… and then there were two more tragedies here within days. I was told of a fatal motorcycle accident on one end of the county and then one of my high school classmates (I had not personally seen or talked to him since high school) was killed in the highway. Even though I didn’t know him now – it’s still so, so sad.
On a much more personal level, the same day that those things happened my uncle, who had been sick for some months, took a turn for the worse and late Wednesday night, he passed away.
To say that we’re all a little broken right now would be an understatement. It feels like we’re walking in a fog – like it can’t be real. If you live in a community as tiny as the one I do – this many deaths and tragedies within a few days is just too much.
Because of all of that, I’ve been unplugged. Not intentionally, but just because there are more important things at hand. When things like this happen, you just want to hold your babies a little tighter, spend more time listening to them and loving on your family and not so much time plugging away at the not-so-precious things. Ya know what I mean?
All I can ask is that you please keep us in your prayers. There are still funerals to be had and healing to take place and we all need some comforting right now from each other and from Jesus Himself.
Thank you for reading here… and always coming back.