Sunday, October 12, 2008

Thank You All!

It is hard to believe today marks 1 month since I arrived home from work to find my husband dead. I can not begin to thank you all for the love support and condolences received. The cards, emails, comments have meant the world to both Kathy and myself.

This month has been a whirlwind of emotions, thoughts and activities for both myself and Kathy as you can imagine. She came to stay with me for a few weeks and together we accomplished much that needed to be done. It was sad to see her leave and I think that is when it hit hardest. Knowing I am now alone, in a huge house that has many started projects (none completed) that I must somehow get done myself. In addition to the major renovation and normal household items I am also faced with liquidating a huge amount of electronics which is stored in both my 3 car garage and his mother's house. My husband and I had an electronic manufacturering company that we ran for 20 odd years before closing it down in the early 90's much of the larger items wound up here. His dream was to start a small machine shop out of here but because of the amount of stuff brought here he was unable to move or get it together.
Organizing, tossing, and assessing what I must do has kept me busy from morning to night. Things I thought one day we would work out together have now become my responsibly. I am taking it as the next chapter in my life that I must now face alone.

Sure wish I had a STRONG man around here right about now! My body aches from boxing and moving stuff to the point of total exhaustion!

Two nights ago, being a bit depressed I sat down to create a card. This was my first real card attempt since hubby's death. I wanted to make a thank you card to give away with some blog candy for all the amazing love and support shown to my daughter and myself during this most difficult time. I am including those that emailed and sent cards, in addition to those that posted comments and will do a "random" generator later today or early tomorrow. I must email numbers to those that sent cards and emails first.

Here is what is up for grabs

Thank You card
Stampin Up Simple Gardenia stamp
Lasting Impressions assortment of 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 cardstock
Lasting Impressions "Central Park" 6X6 scrap pad
See D's Birdhouses stamp set
Magnetic Poetry word stamp kit "Love and Romance" includes 86 rubber stamps
Spellbinders Nesttabilities "Nest 02" complete set of scallops and squares

Thank you AGAIN you guys are the BEST!


catdidit said...

OH Nettie, it is sooo good to hear from you again! You have been in my thoughts and prayers! I am so tickled to see you back to making a card! It is great therapy I think, most of the time, lol. Wish we lived close and I'd be there to help ya....not that I am strong but I could move a box or two, lol. Remember, if you need to talk, I am only an email away! hugsssss

Sue said...

Welcome back Nellie. I have missed you and have been thinking about you everyday. I have been following Kath's blog. Where can we send you a card? Can you email me your address when you have time? Hugs!

Stampin_Melissa said...

I can't imagine having to deal with what you are dealing with. I'm sure your daughter has been a great source of strength to you and you'll miss her. Hugs to you both!

Colleen said...

I just found your blog today and wanted to say that I'm so very sorry for your loss. I'm glad you're gotten a lot of support when you need it most... You and yours are in my thoughts.

Alison said...

Colleen said what I was going to say -- your story is incredibly touching. I don't know how you're managing to blog with all that's on your plate! You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Oh Nettie, you have been thru a really tough time. It must be so hard for you to have so many things that need to be addressed while you are still struggling with your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and I hope things are beginning to be easier for you.


Primitive Seasons said...

Good to see your're back. I can't imagine what you have been going through and to even be thinking of blog candy and your readers shows you are a strong person. Keep well.


Linda said...

You are so much in my prayers and am delighted to see you back. Bless you as you go thru each day.
You are so wonderful to be sharing with us.
Linda Peterson

Littlekel90 said...

Hi, Nettie! It is great to see you back!! I have been thinking of you often, but as usual, I am behind in my blog surfing again. I have been trying to watch for your return whenever I log into my Google Reader. May the Lord bless you each and every day, ease your pain and surround you with the love of family and friends! God Bless, dear friend. It is so sweet of you to share with others at a time like this in your life. Don't stop crafting!! :) Kelly

Anonymous said...

Nettie, God's blessings on you. My heart is right there with you. You are a very giving person to reach out and touch others when you are going through so much. Here is a hug for you!! You and you daughter will be in my thoughts and most assuredly in my prayers. Remember, the Lord cares about you and is there loving you all the time! Hugs for you and Kathy,
~Amy S.~