Whew!What a crazy past week its been you guys!So much I've wanted to share but as my luck would have it whenever I have found time to blog I couldn't find a reliable internet connection to "borrow".My flight here went smoothly.Traveling with not one but two small children made me nervous but thankfully my kids are awesome and worked with me,the second flight we caught was the longest part of the trip and luckily they slept through most of it.
My mom picked us up from the airport and we spent the first few days at her house.She has a great platonic relationship with her best bud Louie who she is roommates with(anyone that says men and woman can't be just friends I kindly beg to differ and direct them to example A).Louie is a car nut and besides having a pretty sweet 60s Corvette he added this 1950 shoebox Ford that I was drooling over during my whole stay.
On the 31st my little girl turned 3!I can't believe it but she really is this little lady now and not just my baby (but she'll always be my baby).She wanted to see some fish for her birthday so she was obliged.
The rest of the time I've spent feeling overwhelmed and trying to find my routine.Its a little harder than I expected to take care of someone that should have a 24 hours a day nurse AND balance my life but I'm doing the best I can.In case I've been a little vague about my family emergency its because I didn't want to complain since I try to avoid the negatives of life on this blog but just so everyone is clear I came out here to help my dad (technically ex-step father but the closest thing I've ever had to a dad so the dad title he gets).
He had his legs amputated because of his diabetes.He refuses to give himself his insulin and is suffering from a mild case of dementia.Basically if I had to sum up what I'm dealing with when it comes to him its like being stuck in an episode of Hoarders,Scrubs,Clean House and add a dash of family drama but at the end of the hour I do not get to change the channel,its all on repeat.If he lives outside of the time frame of the 6 to 8 months I'm staying here to take care of him I'm worried about what will become of him but as much as I should probably worry about that for now I'm trying to take it one day at a time.
Ah,sorry needed to vent a little there,feel better now.In more upbeat news I'm happy to report my Etsy shop is back up in running.I kept it open during my move and didn't have too many issues getting caught up on orders and everything unpacked quickly but the lack of listing nearly killed me!I did mange to squeeze in one new listing today
and still have a TON more to get to but time is not on my side and neither is a reliable internet connection!I need to shop around and find a cheap provider while I'm staying here.So folks that's what is new and exciting? with me this week.I'm dying to get out there and thrift and see what pretty things southern California has to offer.