Thursday, August 21, 2008

GASP

Pssst, anyone out there? Greetings from beyond the grave! Ok, so not the grave but there is definitely dirt involved. LOL So it has been 8 weeks or so since I've been able to blog and now that I have the chance, I don't know where to start!

The house.....coming along but we hit some road bumps and had to take a break. We STILL don't have internet or cable at our new home but we're getting by just fine. Installation is scheduled for Aug 30th so, fingers crossed, I'll be able to check email, blog, post pics and get back in the swing of things.

Stamping.....I've been trying to get things organized enough to sit down for some good ol' stamp time and by this weekend I'm sure I'll do just that. My new Stampers Club starts this Saturday and I just can't wait to see everyone. Plus I've gone through all of my old stamps & accessories and have tons of goodies that will be looking for new homes!

Health.....getting better. For those that know me, I'm not the average bear. And this bear got hit with a large bolt of stress + heat = flare up. I have MS, Multiple Sclerosis and when the magic bolt hits, my body just lays down until it's over. I lost my vision for 5 weeks and I swear I was going to lose my mind if I had to lay in bed one more day. Shortly after that, my vision started to return and I began to lose use of my hands. Well as any stamp addict knows you CAN'T lose your hands!!!! So the doc pumped me up with magic pills and now my hands are listening to me again and doing what I say. ;)

So there is my update, I'm sure there are only about 3 people left reading this blog but I assure you once my stamp groove is back, you'll be checkin' back more often and loving this blog once more. Plus I'll post some killer blog candy just to bribe you into reading for a while. LOL

XOXO

32 comments:

Lorie said...

My goodness! A new home and your health are much more important than this blog! That said...I have missed your creations. I'll be patient until you create again!

jonisart said...

I'm so glad to hear you're finally feeling better!! That must have been so rough, take your time and take care of yourself!

Basement Stamper said...

Welcome back and glad to see you are feeling better! Can't wait to see some works of art once you get in the stamping groove!

Kathleen said...

I've missed your creations---I just assumed you were busy with the house. I had no idea you had MS----so sorry for the flair up. I know how to pray for you now! I often say a prayer as I read people's blogs---so it's nice when people open up so I can get specific with my prayers---not the the Lord doesn't know! I'm glad you are feeling better! I'm looking forward to seeing some new goodies soon~

Dottie K. said...

So glad to hear your feeling better. On top of everything you have going on with the house. You need to just take care of yourself and not worry about the blog. Well be here when you feel up to creating. Miss seeing your beautiful work but your health is the most imporatant thing to concentrate on. Take care! :)

salusa63 said...

I've been checking and checking waiting for you to come back, but don't worry - other things are more important and we will be patient!! :) Take care of yourself and your home first!

Anonymous said...

Yes we are out here and waiting for you to return when your body lets it return. You take care of yourself first and stamping will comeafter it. MS is not easy, but your are in the Lord's hands and in my prayers. Love your blog and not a blogger myself just a reader. Sandy in MD

Julie Masse said...

So glad you are going better Jillian!!! we missed you so much! Please take care of yourself!! :)

Pegg S said...

Hey good to see your post! Maybe it's good to have a break from tv/internet/etc!! Enjoy it while you can. I am excited to see you play with the new SU! goodies! Be well and see you soon!!

Carissa said...

I have been checking faithfully during the "drought". In fact, I have been here daily to try and catch a glimpse of what's going on there! Sorry to hear you were not well.

Shannon Roberts said...

So glad you are back & feelin better ! Also, good to hear the house is coming along. I have no idea how you handled 5 weeks of blindness, ugh! Now at my house I could go for 5 weeks of deafness; LOL! I know it is not funny & I am glad to hera you are pluggin along!

Lisa said...

glad your back!!! Can't wait to see you saturday and if you have any wedding stamps set those babies aside!

Laurie in MN said...

I hadn't known the challenges you are facing. Moving into a house is hard enough without adding the flare up of M.S, causing more stress.

I am glad you have your sight back and use of hands. You must have a very good doctor.

I will continue checking your blog. And you continue to improve and take care of yourself.

WhimsicalThoughts said...

Hey Jillian, I'm glad that you are feeling better, I've missed your ceations, but your health is way more important.

Anonymous said...

So glad to see you back, have missed you. Hey,YOU are way more important than the blog, and we all can wait until you are ready. Good luck with your group on Sat, happy stmping. Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne

wsdanielson said...

07It was so good to hear from you again. I have wondered about the house and assumed you still didn't have internet. I am glad you are feeling better too! Now the perfect weekend - feeling good and stamping! YEAH!!! ENjoy!!

Debra said...

Glad to hear that you're feeling better .. had no idea you were ill, just thought you were busy working on the house! Look forward to your return!

Barb W said...

I'm so glad to see that you are back. I really missed checking out your blog every day, getting new ideas. I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better, and hopefully getting back into the groove is just what you need to make everything 100%.

Joanne B. said...

I look for you every day sweets. I' so sorry to hear that your recent flare up was so bad. I miss you so badly. Was at CHA thinking of you yelling "CUPPYCAKE!"

I need your new address so I can send you some love!

(((hugs)))))

jen del muro said...

I'm reading!! Glad to see you are back! Can't wait to see pics of the house all done up! Be sure you stay healthy girl!! Hugs-Jd

Debbie Schneider said...

Your blog was one of the first ones I found and became a regular visitor to. I was so happy to hear that you will be back soon! Oh my gosh - I can't imagine what you have gone through with your health. No vision!! No hands!! - you poor soul. I am so so glad to hear that you have both your vision and hands back. You MUST take time for yourself and relax more!!! Your health is the most important thing of all!!

Jana Weaver said...

Hey Jillian...can't wait to see your creations again, and I'm so glad to hear you are doing better!! Hope to see you in person sometime soon too!!

Many huggs!!!
-Jana

Ida P. Krause said...

Of course you have more then 3 readers out there. I too have missed your creations but I fully understand why you've been absent. I also did not know you had MS and I am happy to hear that you are doing better. Take things easy and ease back into the swing of things. Hugs & Prayers, Ida

kelly said...

Your blog is one of my favorites, but I can wait while you get back on your feet. I'm so glad to hear that you are feeling better. Please know your creativity has touched me. Thanks.

Michele K said...

I've been checking in daily to see what is going on! I was shocked to see your post tonight! Welcome back- you've been missed! Glad you are feeling better-- that is scarey! Take care of yourself- and please keep ALL of your senses!

Michele K.

Anonymous said...

You don't know how much you was missed...thought maybe you had just skipped completely out. Just glad you are back and hope you are feeling better soon. We'll be watching for your creations!!!! Take care! --lacee

Carolina said...

As you can tell there's more than just three of us awaiting your creations, but you come first and so glad you're getting better!

jeannine said...

So glad to hear you are feeling better! I love your blog and have missed your updates, but they are not half as important as your health! Rest up and take care of yourself!

Kari C said...

Well, as everyone else has stated-your health is more important. We will wait while you heal-and look forward to before and after pictures of your new home. Take your time....we aren't going anywhere!!

Ellen said...

Have missed you but so glad you're feeling better. You sure have been through a lot. Take care of yourself and much happiness in your new home.

Anonymous said...

I have missed your blogging but figured it was new house stuff. I am so sorry to hear about your health, take care of yourself the loyal definately understand.

Jenn G

Janin said...

I am glad you are feeling better. Your Blog is one of my favs. But believe me I would much rather you feel good and take care of yourself. I commend you for being a strong woman. I suffer a disease as well and when I have a flare up I know my body is telling me to slow down and take care of myself. Take your time getting back into it. Remember The heart grows fonder when someone goes away for awhile. So in stamping language we will admire your work a lot more when we don't get to see it all the time. :) Not that we would not admire it every day if you had time to do it. :)


I am praying you don't have another flare up for awhile.

Don't you just hate when your body turns on you!

Many Blessings to you!