Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I'm Still Here

It has been way too long since my last post!  I just wanted to let everyone know that I am still here, and to thank each and everyone of you who have emailed me and contacted me wanting to know how I am doing or just to let me know that you are thinking of me.  I really appreciate each and every one of you!

We finally got moved down here to Stephenville on the 4th of July.  It was soooooo hot - if I remember right, it got up to 105 the day we moved in.  What I didn't count on was the move taking such a toll on me physically.  I have been in and out of the hospital 3 different times since moving down here.  The last visit, I ended up being in the hospital for 3 days because I had gotten a sepsis infection in my intestines caused by another new diagnosis of Chron's disease and diverticulitis.  I am finally getting over it and trying to build myself back up strength wise as much as possible.

Because I have basically been sick since moving down here, I still haven't finished unpacking my studio yet.  I miss it terribly because it is always comforting to do artwork, but I am getting there.  I hope to have it all done soon.  I kept thinking I would get it done so that I could make new things to add to the blog, but I promise I will soon.

Besides all of that, we really do love it here. It is a totally different dynamic than living in the big city area.  Things are slower paced here, and I like it that way.  I was raised in a small town just an hour away from here, and it feels much more like home.  They girls absolutely love their school and are just thriving here. They have made so many new friends that it is like they never missed a beat.  I'm glad we did this move while they are still young, because it is so much easier on them.  Doug really loves working for the University, and is well underway with his Master's. He hopes to have it soon so that he can get his Doctorate started.  I love it as well, and am really happy here.  I am already making some wonderful friends here as well.

My girls are 7 and 8 now and I can't believe it!  Ashlyn's birthday was Sunday, and Megan's is today.  They are growing up way too fast!

I promise to get some pieces of art done soon and get them posted here.  I am having withdraws from not being able to create, so I have to do something soon!   Thank you again everyone for your prayers and concerns, and for checking in on me.  I will be replying to each and everyone of you over the next couple of days.


Mary said...

HI!!! So glad to know you are settled in, well mostly, and are happy. I am so sorry you have not been well - you have had a lot to deal with, will be praying you get your strength fully back - and you are able to get in your studio and play!!


Rose and Raven said...

I love your artwork Stacy. I'm also a Crohn's sufferer! Rachel x

Mary said...

Hi Stacy, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and wishing you a blessed New Year!

Shona Cole said...

Stacy, I tried to email. I wanted to tell you that you won one of my Saturday giveaways a few weeks back. If you want to pick a prize go here:
and then leave me a comment. I see you are in Texas, me too! I hope to hear from you soon.

Shona Cole

Pippa said...

So glad to hear that you're alright! Hope you've been able to create recently. And if not then I hope you'll be creating again very soon!

Mary said...

I don't know wheather or not you even check this anymore, but if you do just wanted to say hi!

Sue Marrazzo Fine Art said...

Please feel well...All the best in the new year!