June 1, 2015

Good Monday Morning

The excitement of the weekend is over and so begins another week--and it's the 1st of June!

I am getting over the fact that all of the prom photos I took with my camera were overexposed and not as crisp as I would like because I did not double check my settings in the flurry of activity! 

This summer is going to be crazy for me. We are putting our house up for sale, finding and buying a new house in a new town, a complete change in all of my medication that has begun with taking me off everything to detox my system and now to introduce a brand new cocktail. Oh, did I mention that hubby has not been home in 5 weeks! He will be home by the end of this week but the schedule is tight because we are listing hopefully next week, House shopping when he is away? Challenging, but with the power of the Internet and cell phones we are managing.

All that being said, I am going to take a bit of a break. Lack of design focus when my mind is going a hundred different directions and it is finally time I get serious about physiotherapy for my rotator cuff tendinitis. I am spending far too much time in pain. Which is why I am not leaving as many comments as I used to on all of your amazing blogs. So I am not gone just stepping back for a bit.

I had so many qestions about my daughter's prom hair, so here is the process..



I wanted to share this photo that my son took of his girlfriend on Sunday evening. He took it from his bike while he was riding along with her for a 20 km (12 mile) run. When I first saw it I really thought it was a Nike ad.


~hugs

32 comments :

Lynn said...

Take care of yourself Tracey. You definitely have your priorities in the right spot. And I would totally do the same thing with my camera. Uggh! The pictures looked beautiful to me though. What an incredible picture your son took!

Susi Kelly said...

You definitely have your dance card full, Tracey, and it's a good idea to take time for yourself every once in a while. I wish you luck with your house sale & hunt - are you staying within Durham? This area continues to grow SO much! I'm sure everything will work out health-wise too - I'll put in a good word ;-)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow ... you have a lot going on!! good luck with the sale of your home and finding a new place!! And also on the new meds!! LOVING the photos!!!!!!

Rachel Jolley said...

Just wanted to pop along and wish you all the very best in your hectic life, and also with your health, with 3 auto-immune conditions, I have learnt along the way to have to look after my health, it's so important. God Bless you and your family in all that you do.

Kristie Goulet said...

Take care of yourself, Tracey! I will miss seeing your amazing creations but I know you are doing the right thing. Best of luck selling your house and buying a new one. Enjoy!

Stacey Schafer said...

LOVE you bunches! Big hugs to you, Tracey!

Linda said...

Tracey, take care and hope everything goes well with your new meds and house sale and hunt. Wow you have your hands full. We will miss you in blogland...

Marisa said...

Wish I lived closer by so I could come and give you a big hug and help with something! Oh my!! You have a ton on your plate indeed! Can't be fun detoxing from the meds....but hopefully the new mix will more than compensate for it. Best of luck with the house hunting and way to keep your priorities in order - health and family first, always!!

Loved your daughter's hair and seeing the photos from grad :) Just a year away for me and I am already dreading it as I will be a wreck - a proud wreck, but an emotional wreck I am sure LOL! Hugest of ((hugs)) to you!!!

I Card Everyone said...

I wish you only the best, Tracey, and will be thinking of you, praying for you, and sending hugs daily.
Totally fabulous hair, Brooklyn ... which you need before a style like this is even possible.
Fantastic photo, Ben... cute girlfriend, too!
=] Michele

Shannon McComb said...

First off your daughters hair looks AMAZING! Hope she had an amazing prom! & second you certainly have to take care of your self! Take a deserving break and can't wait to see your designs when you get back:)

KayM said...

Oh a break sounds like just what you need. I wish you the best with your house and the new medications. Hope everything goes smoothly for you :) I thought the pictures looked lovely, but I totally understand. I've done the same thing many times ;) Hugs to you my friend! :)

Maria said...

Ah, if only my photo taking skills were as good as yours!:-) Loved seeing all the prom pics...thank you for sharing! House hunting can be stressful and fun, but please do take care of yourself! I'm sure all will understand. I hope the new medications will be of great help to you! I'll be thinking of you and lifting you up in prayer for improved rotator cuff and success with new medications! Take good care, hugs!:-)

Happy Dance said...

So kick back, relax and take good care of yourself. We'll all be here and thinking of/praying for you. New meds can be hard, and especially so combined with stress. I know you'll find the perfect house for yourself. Rest that shoulder as much as you can too...comments can wait till you're feeling better and are settled. Take a deep breath, relax, relax, relax.... : )
Brooklyn's hair was amazing. I'm so glad you have photos of it. I'll bet she's still reliving that special night.
I'll be right here...Bev

Lindsey said...

Ugh. Good luck with the new meds regime — hope the pros get it right the first time. And yep, with all you've got going on, sounds like the perfect time for a break! Enjoy it!

Bobby said...

Thoughts and prayers go out to you, Tracey, as you handle all these things that life is throwing at you. Take care of yourself and the rest will fall into place. We'll miss your lovely comments and wonderfully creative cards, but we'll have all that to look forward to when you're healthy and settled.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm so pleased to hear that you are putting your health as a priority in your busy life, Tracey! We all know that without it, well ... we all know. You do whatever you can to bring your body into balance and rest your injury. I am keeping you in my prayers and wishing you the best of luck with the sale and the move. That's a major life-stress all by itself, without everything else on your plate. Sending love and a huge fluffy warm hug!! Mwah! Darnell

Lisa said...

You take all the time you need Tracey. You know I will miss you, be keeping you in my prayers and looking forward to any post you feel up to doing. I thought the prom photos looked great. But then again, you had a pretty little subject to work with! Her hair was amazing, what a talented stylist!

Jinny Newlin said...

Take care of yourself, love! We'll be here when you're ready and want to come back. Great shares today ;). Hugs!

Sharron said...

Best of luck to you and your family, Tracey! Sounds like a very hectic summer so just remember that you come first. Hope the house plans go smoothly and that your new meds work great for you. Enjoy your well deserved break! TFS the photos of Brooklyn's hair. I've never seen anything quite so intricate and beautiful!

Kim Heggins said...

Wishing you a wonderful summer and good luck with your house hunting. I can't even imagine all you go through but I am always in awe of what you are able to accomplish and achieve. Love all the photos you shared, Brooklyn's hair was a masterpiece in my opinion. And I have to agree with you about the photo Ben took, it really does look like an ad for Nike!

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Take care of yourself Tracey! Thinking of you and hoping that, at the very least, those meds do what they're supposed to and the physio relieves the pain. Soon. Your daughter looks gorgeous and I am so envious of her beautiful hair! Good luck with the house!! As for the pic your son took, I didn't realise that it wasn't an ad until I read comments others have written! Wow! Talent abounds in your family! Take care!

Shelly said...

Busy, indeed! Though, I hope you still find some time to enjoy Summer! ;) Best wishes with your house hunting!
Take care of yourself, Tracey! I'll miss seeing you around more, but completely understand. Lots of hugs! xo

cm said...

Tracey, you know you'll be missed, but taking time to deal with all the 'newness' coming your way is exponentially important! As always, your ability to 'rise above' challenges is an inspiration! Wishing you all the best; looking forward to seeing you once you're relocated, rested, relaxed and rejuvenated! Mega hugs coming your way!
Hugs~c00

Barb Ghig said...

Well, I'm going to miss you very much, but you have your priorities in order, and that's what counts! Please take good care of yourself and your beautiful family while you go through the next few months of challenges!

Love the photo of your daughter having her hair done...and I think you're right ~ Your son's photo looks like a Nike ad...WTG!!!

Sending you big HUGS and best wishes that all goes well for you!

Nancy said...

You will be missed! Please take care of yourself...you have a lot on your plate! Big Cyber Hugs too! Cool pic!

Joyce said...

Wow--that is some hair!! You know that I am 100% behind your decision to take care of you and your family. What a concept, right?

Monika/Buzsy said...

Take care of yourself Tracey! Take time and heal... and get your house ready. Good luck with the house hunt! Awesome pictures! Your daughter's hair is so pretty!

Anita in France said...

Sending prayers and happy thoughts that all goes well with everything you have going on at the moment, Tracey ... take good care of yourself! Hugs, Anita :)

Jill Norwood said...

Oh my! Your plate is full Tracey! And a move does not sound restful my dear!!!! Hope all goes well! I can so identify with the picture taking and settings! Has happened to me so many times!! Love the photo your son got!! It does look like a NIKE Ad!

Larissa Heskett said...

BEST of WISHES on ALL FRONTS Tracey!! I CAN'T EVEN IMAGINE!!?? Your doing WELL!! =) I KNOW things will come together and when your Life has settled down a bit, we will ALL be right here waiting for you!! =) I DO LOVE the Hair Photos!! One of those FAVORITE Hobbies of Mine!! When I was growing up being the Older Sister of (5-3 of those Sisters)I got GOOD at doing Hair and LOVED it!! Infact on the Bus going to Sporting Events I was the one Braiding Hair!! I also did LOTS of Picture Day and Prom Day Hair and since then I've even done LOTS of Wedding Hair!! If you could have 5 Jobs I would have LOVED to have gone to Cosmetology School too, just so that I could be Trained in the RIGHT Way!! HAHAHAHAHA!! Maybe in my next Life Right!!?? Anyway, BEST of Wishes on EVERYTHING you'll be in my thoughts and Prayers!! Good Luck with your Rotator Cuff too Pain is NEVER FUN!! HUGS!! =)

Larissa Heskett said...

P.S forgot to say that I LOVE the Picture your SON took!! He should submit it to some Contests!! My Cousin has submitted several and has won some AMAZING Prizes and my guess is he could WIN something with Picture as well!!?? THANKS for sharing and Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

Alanna said...

Wow you've been up to a lot. I wish you all the very best with new drugs and looking for the new house!