Happy Thursday from the front porch, you guys! How was your week? We hope you’re well on your way to having an “eggsciting” April and that your week has been all that you’ve needed it to be.
If you’ve been following along for any length of time, you’ve probably already figured out I can be kind of wordy. I almost always have an answer or an opinion or an idea for the most random things at any given time.
But I can honestly say that when my baby sister called Friday around lunch to tell me our parents were headed in an ambulance to the hospital because my Dad was having a heart attack – I was all but rendered speechless.
My first thought was of the day I was “helping” him repair the screen on our playhouse and he cut his leg open with a rotary tool. Even though blood was clearly running down his leg, he calmly asked me to go inside the house, grab some towels and one of my Mom’s belts.
I was too nervous to look for the belt, so I brought a pair of my Mom’s pantyhose instead. As he was fashioning his tourniquet, Mr. No Nonsense looked at me and said, “There’s not that much left to finish here, we can knock this out in no time.”
So, there I was hanging out with my bleeding battle buddy, diy-ing long before I knew it was going to be a thing, finishing up the last seam on the screen of our playhouse like it was a non-event at the ripe old age of 10.
It wasn’t until I caught my sister say, “CoCo, you heard what I said, right? I’ll let you know more as soon as I get to the hospital.”
Less than 30 minutes later she called back to say my Dad was getting a stent and having a few things repaired. All things considered though he was going to be ok.
It’s hard to believe almost two years to the week, we were in a similar situation although there was no stent involved that time. It was also during the Spring One Room Challenge when the stress of my grandparent’s death had all but enveloped our family. We rallied in the following weeks that time and he believes we’ll be able to rally again this time too.
But I don’t know. We’ve never attempted a comeback from this far behind, ever.
Obviously, my Dad’s health is front and center in my mind. Not only that two members of Team Crowned Goat are currently wearing braces and on crutches from knee and ankle surgeries so then there’s that.
It’s really not looking good to be honest.
Still, we know that miracles happen every day.
All I can say for sure right now is that we’ll be moving forward at a much slower pace though whether we finish the ORC or not. Thanks so much for keeping us in your prayers as we navigate all the changes.
Watching this week…
As you guys know, I don’t really watch very much TV but after coming home from the hospital one day I just needed to veg out so I watchedThe Kindness Diaries on Netflix and it was exactly what I needed to lift my spirits. I highly recommend it!
Scenes from our week…
I meant to share this peek at the celebration moment my Mom surprised us with after finishing the lanai makeover at Bliss Barracks at the end of March.
I met S for dinner the other night to celebrate getting our taxes finished and stopped by the garden center. All the spring plants and flowers have arrived in our area and it’s such a colorful sight. We’re giving S a garden themed birthday party this weekend which should be a lot of fun.
I’ve been so focused on Easter and the ORC I haven’t been out shopping very much lately. The last time I ran into Hobby Lobby though I saw this crazy business. While I appreciate being able to shop early sometimes, I just want to say, “For the love, let me enjoy the warmth of Spring for 5 minutes!” 😊
A few of our favorite posts from around the web this week…
*Lake house living is no joke, especially in a house like this one from Atlanta Homes Magazine.
*If you need me, I’ll be hanging out here .
*Eloquence is a new to me company, have you guys ever heard of it? I seriously got lost on their website for an hour. Their furniture is stunning!
*A gentle reminder on Feeling Grateful for the Small Things
*This post on serving sizes was helpful and eye opening all at the same time.
*Sign me up for this Lowcountry farmhouse any day of the week!
Quote of the week & Free Printable…
On the Menu this Week…
**(Just as a sweet reminder the person that makes the menu doesn’t eat beef or pork so keep that in mind when you see this feature each week, wink wink)**
*Week of April 15 – April 21
Monday–Satay Chicken Noodle Salad
Tuesday– Baja Fish Tacos
Thursday– Creamy Spinach Stuffed Salmon
Sunday– Use these recipes to plan your Easter lunch and dinner menu
Sweet Treat to Try this Week…
This Easter Egg Nest Cake is almost too pretty to eat!
Here are a few Earth Day inspired finds we spotted on Amazon this week…
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If you’ve missed anything on the blog lately, here’s a peek at what we’ve been up to…
52 Weeks to a Simplified & Organized Home Challenge
If you’re part of our 52 Weeks to a Simplified and Organized Home Challenge, we’re completing Week 15, Laundry Room and looking forward to working on Week 16, the Entry.
I hope you all have a peace filled and happy weekend. This weekend is a big birthday weekend for us as we’ll be traveling to celebrate my nephew’s birthday on Saturday and then hosting S’s garden themed birthday party on Sunday. There’s going to be a lot of family togetherness which is a good thing so we can keep an eye on my Dad. I hear he’s already getting tired of eating salads 😊
Just a bit of housekeeping before I go, the next two weeks will both be short weeks on the blog as we take a bit of a break for the Easter holiday. I’ll see you here next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and the following week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. After that we’ll resume our regular posting schedule.