BEEing Patient

First a big shout out to D L Hammons and his Blitz Blogging Crew, you guys spread sunshine!!   Thank you, so much for all your kind comments-I will return them, but I might be a bit slow.   I was on vacation in Maine and didn't see I was blitzed-Thank you, all so much!!!  You filled my world with hope~

This month my husband  went out of town and while he was away-we learned his mother had passed away.   It was unexpected and so, sad!   So, he came home and we drove back to Maine.  Life has been difficult.

If I had to share in a few words what the pass few months have been like-I would say dizzy.  A lot of drama, sickness and sadness.   I am tired and want to return to my normal routine.  Then I think-normal doesn't exist for me.  I just want some sweetness to balance life's stings.  Enduring the bitter in life is what makes the honey so sweet.

It is still a struggle in my world, there has been bouts of Poison Oak and the flu.  Exhaustion lingers, but we have to find moments to smile, laugh and feel random moments of joy or we crack.

I have missed being part of the blogging world-such a joyful community of lives shared-like bees we visit the flowers-other blogs and find ways to express our worlds.  We share the happy, the sad and our lives-I miss you, I miss blogging,  I miss the sweetness~

I have been in a storm of emotions-yes kind of like a hive.  

So, my blog will likely be a mishmash of art, poems and anything that attracts my poetic eye.  I am sorry, I have not been online much, but I have been busy writing essays and creating.

I have missed you and the magic of blogging!  There is so much goodness in sharing our hopes and dreams online.  Most everyone I have encountered is uplifting and encouraging!   I look forward to being back online and seeing all that I have missed-I imagine a lot.

* I am trying to be patient with myself and if you are here because of GreenCraft-I am working on my Etsy shoppe.  I hope you are well and find some sweetness in your day~  


Ella! Good to hear from you.
So sorry about your mother-in-law. Prayers for you.
We have missed you and hope you can leave the dizzy behind.
Kerry O'Connor said…
I love the photo of the bumble bee, Ella. It is always good to hear from you. Take care.
Suzanne Furness said…
Sorry things have been difficult, condolences to you and the family. Take care.
Susan Kane said…
So sorry to hear of your mother-in-law passing. Praying for you.

Hope you can take the time to heal.
Someone once said that heaven is a place of constant reunions. I was sorry to hear about your mother-in-law.

Glad to see you back, my friend. Rest and heal and create and enjoy. Sending love and blessings.
Michael Di Gesu said…
Hi, Ella!

I am so sorry to hear about all your sickness and sadness.... but you are back now, and we will CHEER YOU UP! Missed the BLitz... I guess I have gotten off the list because I had missed a few.

Life had been INSANE for me, too...... My dream of moving south seems to have taken a back seat. I ended up buying a very cool loft in Printers Row in the South Loop of Chicago. You would LOVE IT!!! It was built in 1883... there's exposed brick, and 130 yr old maple floors. Eleven ft. ceiling and four 4x7ft. windows.... But the best of all, it was a former CHILDREN'S BOOK PUBLISHER. Printed millions of copies of kid's book up until the 1970's.

So now I am in the REHAB from hell. LOL. In two weeks it HAS to be ready because my lease runs out and I HAVE TO MOVE. So a bit STRESSED at the moment. Thankfully, the tile guy starts tomorrow. Once I have the bath done, I will RELAX. I can't move in without a bathroom. The rest doesn't really matter. But I have it choreographed to the letter. But if there is one glitch...... I will FREAK! LOL..

Never easy for us, is it?


Get better and drop by when you get the chance. Scroll down a few posts and see the before and rehab pics. The final reveal will be sometime in December when I have it all done. UGH! LOL.
Arlee Bird said…
Sorry to hear of all of your woes. I was wondering where you'd been. My mother passed last year and I still miss her a lot. Just got word today that it looks like her house is going to be sold. Hate to see it leave the family, but I can use the money. If I could afford it I'd buy it and keep it so I could go there and stay now and then. But that's a dream.

Hope things are falling back into place for you. I'll be keeping an eye out for your posts.

Arlee Bird
Tossing It Out
L. Diane Wolfe said…
Hi Ella! I feel ya on the Poison Oak. I just look at the plant and I break out. I hope that you are through the drama and sickness now.

Did you make the string of leaves in your header? They're beautiful.
Yolanda Renee said…
Welcome back Ella, so sorry to hear of your loss, health issues, and all the drama! I'm sure things will reach balance again. Take your time and do what you have to do, we all have to step away once in a while, but it's wonderful to reconnect when life allows.
Be well,
Happy Halloween!
Ella said…
Hi Yolanda! Thank you, yes, I have over done it on the drama~ It is wonderful to reconnect. I did miss being part of the big picture. It is great to be back~ I missed that magic of camaraderie that only blogging shares~ I hope you had a spooktacular Halloween~

L.Diane-We are finally back on track! Thank you-yes, I punched out my Chai tea pouches. The garland smells just like the tea-spicy sweet!
Thank you~

Arlee-Thank you~ I am sorry to hear about selling the home~ Your memories though will allow you to visit! My childhood home was sold four years ago. When I was home I drove by and saw the changes, but thankful it still reminds me of all the good times. Thank you~

Michael-I had to go look-it is amazing! I see you are going to live in such an inspired place, the bones are stunning! Dare I say you should give the children books a try?! I mean you are an artist and write-I can only imagine what you could do!!! I am thrilled for you and can't wait to see your personal touches and the magical transformation!! I am happy for you~ @>-------------

Mary Ann-Oh, how beautiful~ Thank you! It was lovely to visit your blog and be on your farm-so peaceful~ Congrats on being published in SStudios! I love that publication-I will likely go to the bookstore later this week. I do hope I can find a copy~ :D

Susan-Thank you! Yes, it is an adjustment~ You are very kind~
It looks like you have been very busy! I enjoyed your bewitching looked yummy~

Sherry Blue Sky said…
It is always good to see your name pop up on my bloglist, kiddo. We are always here waiting for whatever you wish to share. I LOVE that cool white pumpkin on your banner - and the bee and flower, of course. There is always something beautiful to admire when I come to your blog. Sorry about all the challenges - when we pour ourselves into our creative life, it sustains us through all the hard I am glad you are writing and doing your art.
Ella said…
Suzanne-Thank you and Congrats on your first draft~ I enjoyed seeing what you are reading and I am happy you were able to visit your daughter~

Kerry-Thank you! Yes, it is nice to see someone enjoy the Basil's flowers. I like watching bees enjoy their breakfast from a distance~ Thank you! I have a new favorite poem of yours-go visit your blogs~

Alex-Thank you! I am working on it~ I missed all of your exciting news and posts~ You still have the amazing ability to build a wonderful community on your blog~ Bravo, Captain
Ella said…
Sherry-Wow, I was just thinking about you and wondered if you were back from your trip! Thank you, so much! I have been sad and needed to come back to the land of kindness and joy! Blogging really does keep us inspired, delighted and respectful of others. I wish the real world could be more like that~ I missed you! Thank you~