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Monday, September 13, 2010


An Update:

My daughter-in-law had a very rough Labor Day weekend. Tuesday morning she went to her doctor’s office, he said she had to check into the hospital immediately and would have surgery that day. She had an infection and areas that needed repair from the C-section. Recovery has been a slow journey. And can you imagine, just giving birth to a beautiful baby boy only to be separated from him? But, she did get to see him every day by way of her mom taking vacation days.

She was told she might get to go home Friday, but when Friday came the doctor said no because the hospital couldn’t get something she needed to take home that would help with recovery. It hadn't been ordered. She would have to stay in the hospital all weekend. Our hearts sank. Then an Angel (from the hospital) Friday afternoon hurried paperwork through to the medical supply place and by Saturday evening my D-I-L went home. My son and his family are together again. Woo Who!

It has been a very sad and stressful week. But, she is home and (we all hope) on the mend. 


I've needed new chairs in my dining room for a couple of years. Even though I glued and re-glued the old chairs (more than once) they continued to be rickety and frankly scary to sit in. They fell apart constantly and if not they creaked and groaned to make you think they would fall apart.

You know how long it takes me to decide on anything new....

But, a few weeks ago I ordered six new chairs from Overstock.com. The gray/creamy green chair had super great reviews. Two weeks ago they arrived. With all that has been going on, I had to put them together when I found the time. 

I wasn't even sure I could do it, but I did--do it.

They are prettier than the photos. Trust me. They are sturdy chairs and I intend to rate them--five stars. That's how pleased I am.

I hope my family likes them. Don't tell them I put the chairs together myself. It's our little secret. OK?

So that's it for Monday. I am exhausted mentally and emotionally, but very glad to have last week behind us. Again, thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.


  1. What a scary experience! I'm so glad she got to go home from the hospital...the hospital isn't a good place to try to heal! Hope she's 100% soon.

    I like Overstock.com, too. :)

  2. Glad your DIL is home safe and sound! I can't imagine how hard that must have been to be away from her newborn!

    And the chairs look lovely! So does your dining room! Great job! :-)

  3. I am so glad things are looking up for your family...that must have been very scary.

    I really like your new chairs and your dining room.

    I shall keep your secret or they may be calling you every time a box says, "some assembly needed"

  4. What a blessing to have your family back together. Joyful news. :)

    Those old chairs sounded scary but way to go for assembling the new ones. Which by the way, look great.

    Peace and god be with you this week :D
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  5. I am glad she is on the mend:)) I love how well your chairs match your table!:)

  6. Oh I'm so glad she's doing ok and home now. Answer to prayers!

    The chairs...too funny, "Don't tell them I put them together myself" ha ha ha! Let me guess, you'd have a bunch of people standing around then? :-)

  7. So glad to hear your daughter-in-law finally got to come home. I think recovery sometimes goes so much better at home. Wishing her a speedy recovery.

    Love your new chairs. You are a Wonder Woman putting those together with all that was going on. They look great around the table.

    Thoughts in Progress

  8. Thanks for the update. I was really concerned, not being sure of what was going on. I know it had to have been a stressful time! PS-I like the chairs! Reminds me of my grandmothers chairs when I was growing up!

  9. So glad you DIL is home and recovering. How stressful for her to not be there for her baby. How great that she had family to offer support and care.

    The chairs are great!

  10. I'm sorry about your daughter and you grandson, I hope everything turns out.

    And, love the chairs. You're really talented.

  11. I'm so glad your daughter-in-law is at home and recovering! How horrible to have stuff go wrong so soon after having a baby (congrats on the grand-mom thing though--I think this is the first I've seen of that)

    And the chairs are gorgeous! (your secret is safe with me!)

  12. Well girl, I'm not tellin'!!! They look fantastic and I'm sure you'll be so much more comfortable knowin' Aunt Bertha not gonna fall to the floor when she comes for dinner.

    Sweetie, I will still be keepin' that sweet DIL in my prayers as for blessins' on that precious new grandbaby of yours.

    Gog bless ya and have great day!

  13. Crafty woman putting those chairs together!

    Glad your daughter in law is finally home.

  14. How scary! Did she have that strep stuff? Glad she is back home.
    Love the chairs too!

  15. Congratulations on your new grandbaby. I hope your daughter-in-law recovers quickly.

  16. Praying for your Daughter-n-law to heal, and may God watch over the new baby and that little family of yours.

    You are a very talented woman to put together chairs like that! Beautiful is the only word that comes to mind!

    God Bless!

  17. Hospitals can be so scary, lonely, and cold. I am so glad she got to go home to be with family and infant. What a relief and will continue to pray for her recovery.

    Take care & God bless.

  18. Teresa,

    Thank you for visiting by blog and loving my dogs pics too. I am loving your blog! Received alot of inspiration (greatly needed!) today from your posts. Even made notes of Bible verses that I need to add to a letter to one of my sons. Thank you so much for reaching me today when I so greatly needed it!

  19. And I forgot to add before I closed that I pray your DIL is healing very well and congratulations on your new grandson!

  20. Blessings and healing headed her way right now! And nice looking chairs. You should be proud.

    Thanks for the well =wishes. Its going to be a great week for everyone. I'm thinking big thoughts.

    Stephen Tremp

  21. I'm glad DIL is better -- so nice to know a kind person at the hospital helped!

    Your chairs are lovely. It's great to meet someone who is as chair=crazy as I am!

  22. I'm so glad your daughter-in-law is on the mend. That's so scary!

    Your new chairs are lovely and look as if they belong in your dining room. They give it a little color punch. Good job :)

  23. Those chairs are fantastic, love 'em!

    So glad to hear your DIL is home. Thoughts and prayers, with her and the family.

  24. Wow. I am so sorry to hear of the difficulties your daughter in law and, of course, the whole family is experiencing. So glad to hear she's home and reunited more completely with her new bundle of joy. Healing thoughts and wishes being sent her way.

    LOVE the chairs! I won't tell anyone.... I swear. ;-)

  25. Glad that your DIL is home and on the mend.
    Can't imagine how hard must have been to be away from her baby.

    Your chairs are great and fit perfectly to your dinning room.
    You're so crafty!

    Big hugs,

    B xx


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