Friday, February 9, 2018

My week

Hello Everyone! Happy Friday! How are you?  It’s been quite a week for me.  I apologize in advance if this post is going to sound like I’m complaining. I don’t mean for that.  It’s just been such a week and I would like to tell you about it.  Some weeks are better than others.  This one wasn’t that great for me and I’m sure you can all relate.  I usually don’t post things like this, but in an effort to “keeping it real”, I would like to vent a little.  I consider us all friends, so imagine we are sitting together with a cup of coffee catching up.  Lend me your ear….    

Are you ready?

We started the week of with lunch at my mother in laws on Sunday afternoon.   She made us minestrone soup and homemade pizza.  It was delicious! Here’s a picture of her table.  She always does a beautiful job!  John played checkers with my father in law and we had a lovely time visiting with them. 

So far so good. 

We went home later that night to watch the Super Bowl with my parents.  It was a great game and even though the Patriots lost (disappointing)  that was nothing compared to what was to come on Monday.  At least the appitizers were good!

So Monday morning after I dropped John off at school I had a bunch of errands to run.  Off I went to the dry cleaners, Trader Joes, and Walmart. 

Before I give you the bad news and the tipping point of where things started to go wrong I have to add that Trader Joe’s is awesome (one of my favorite places to shop!) I picked up this seasoning and its soooo good!

FYI - Sprinkle it on a plain bagel and cream cheese and it tastes exactly like an everything bagel!  YUM!

Ok, now the bad news.  Are you ready?  Take a look at this….

As I was loading Walmart bags into my car I looked down at my hand and noticed that the diamond out of my ring was gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Oh no!!!!! Haven’t we all had that fear before, to look at your ring and your stone is missing?! Well it happened.  To say I upset would be an understatement.  I tried looking for it but it was no use.  I sat in my car and cried.  Then I called Rob to tell him and he was so sweet and calm and told me not to worry about it.  Accidents happen and it can be replaced.  I know that, but still.  So sad.   I went home, had a bagel, put out some flowers that I bought, and carried on. 

Tuesday I was back at work and I thought the worst was behind me.  We had taco Tuesday that night and it was good. 

After dinner we spent some time with my mom as she prepared for a scheduled surgery Wednesday morning.   My mom has some artery blockages in her legs that need to me taken care of.  They expect her to be in the hospital at least 5 days and the recovery is a long one.  She had a similar procedure done last fall so we had an idea what to expect.  And although that makes it slightly less scary, it’s still no picnic going into the hospital.  I know she was dreading it. 


So Wednesday comes and she has the surgery.  It took over 5 hours!  The procedure was successful (thank God) but she’s currently in ICU in a lot of pain.  The surgery was more invasive than they thought it would be.  They are giving her meds to keep her comfortable and hopefully she’ll be home sometime next week.   It’s sad for me to see her like that.  It breaks my heart.  But I know she’s strong and will be ok.  The worst is now behind her. 

It also snowed this week.  Did I mention that? ugh...

To make matters worse, Rob comes home Tuesday night not feeling well.  He went to the doctors on Wednesday and he has the FLU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lord have mercy!  He’s got a 101 fever, chills, sweats, body aches, you name it, he’s got it! He’s on antibiotics so hopefully he’ll be better soon – but he’s out of work for at least 5 days and literally half dead on the couch.  I feel so bad for him.  In 20 years I’ve never seen him this sick.  I’m Lysoling the heck out of everything because I don’t want John or I to catch it. My paranoia is at an all-time high because I keep thinking I’m “feeling something” like a symptom… but then it passes.  Whew! 


At the office I’ve been training to cover someone who is going on vacation next week (to Disney no less! my happy place!).  It’s been busy but the work days go by fast.  My brain feels like it’s going to explode!  I don’t have the mental power  or desire to learn new things right now, but unfortunately I don’t have a choice.  Thank God for coffee, coffee, and more coffee! 

When stressful weeks like this happen (as I know they do for you too!) I try to consciously make an extra effort to not forget about myself – like I have in the past.  Drink water, wash my face at night, eat good foods, all things I know will help me get through the day.  Last weekend I picked up a new moisturizer at CVS that I’ve been using all week.  I love the way it feels on my skin.  It’s been a soothing treat at night.

I’ve reached that point in my life where I tend to go for beauty products that say things like “age defying” or “age rewind”.  That’s my life now and I’m ok with it.  It’s what works. 

Also this concealer is working magic on my under eye circles!! 
  (Thank you Madison for recommending this : )  

I’m grateful for small miracles!  I’ll talk about this in a later post but I’ve been searching for a concealer for a long time.  I've finally found a good one!

So what happened this week? Was it the full moon?  How could it be, it was so beautiful!  

Did you see it?

So there you have it.  I’m happy to put this week behind me and move forward. I’m praying for better days ahead.  I’m praying my mom will feel better and be home soon.  I’m praying Rob will get over his plague and be back to normal soon because I miss his old self.  And I’m praying that none of us catch what he’s got (I’ve got Lysol and I know how to use it!).  Things can only better.  Am I right?!

Thank you all for listening to my rant (If you’re still with me).  Real life happens sometimes and we all need to lean on each other! I’m happy you are here!  I’ll be back soon with something more upbeat.  

I promise!

Thank you! Xoxoxoxo


  1. Oh, Danielle, what a trying week you've had! I'm so sorry. I will be praying for your mom. Poor thing. I hope she begins to feel better and gets stronger with each passing day. Sending well wishes for Rob, too. Crossing my fingers you and John don't get sick, too. And your ring. Uggghh! Hopefully, you will be able to replace the diamond soon enough. Thankfully, it was just the stone and not the entire ring!!! Sending big love and hugs to you with wishes for a restful weekend and a much more positive week to come!

  2. Bless your soul!!!!
    I am so sorry about your week!
    Praying for your dear mom, and your hubby too!
    Keep that Lysol going...
    And the diamond.
    I'm sorry.
    Wish I lived closer.
    I'd drop off some fresh made brownies.
    Of course, I'd ring the doorbell, and run like heck!!! LOL

  3. Oh dear. What a trying week you've had! I am so sorry to learn about your mom. I am keeping her in my prayers and hoping she gains her strength and returns home soon. Sending get well wishes for Rob. And your diamond. Ugghh! That's just awful. On the bright side, you didn't lose the actual ring, which would have been much worse. Here's hoping your weekend is restful and uneventful. May the coming week bring good news and positive vibes! xoxo

  4. Hi sweet girl...I am sending you hugs and prayers.

  5. Oh my GOODNESS, what a week you had!!! Sending you a virtual hug! Glad you can find joy in the little things like a cup hot cocoa, fresh flowers, and some new makeup. <3 Hope the coming week is better!

    Madison | Breakfast at Madison’s

  6. Hope next week is better! And I like your 'keeping it real' blog posts just as much as your more upbeat ones - I hope you don't feel that you aways have to write the good things

  7. I'm so sorry you've had such a trying week! Hopefully this new week ahead will bring joy back to you and your family! ♥

  8. What a day...I have had that happen wth my diamond ring...but luckily only one of the smaller ones!On a lighter note - do you like the concealer...I may try it too!