Back to Normal

Just a quick note to say that it’s all back to normal now.

Son Brian, daughter-in-law Linda (along with one of their dogs, Pancho), and son David (along with this three dogs, Luke, Goldie, and Biscuit) came last week and left today.  I was so sad to see them go.

We were so busy having fun, sightseeing, playing games outside on the back patio, playing with the dogs, Goodwill shopping, church on Easter, movies, eating out, eating in, going to the movies,  BBQing and working around the house.  It’s so good when my kids come and help me do things I can’t do by myself.  I got new shelves in the TV room closet!  Now I can stack all my new treasures on them.  I got a book shelf put together for my office, we hung pictures, decorated hubby’s TV room, fixed the sprinklers, hung the rope lights around the patio, and so much more.  What a productive week.

It didn’t end well though because David woke up yesterday morning with a very bad infection in his leg, cellulitis.  He had a very high fever, a pounding headache and a throbbing leg.  He spent the morning in the ER for IV antibiotics and other meds.  He felt good enough to drive home today, but he’s still not well and his leg is still very swollen and red.  Even when our kids are full blown adults with kids of their own, we still worry about them.  I guess that’s what a mother’s job it, right?

So I’ll be back to blogging soon but first, I have to catch up with all the bloggers I follow.  I have missed everyone so much and can’t wait to see what’s new in everyone’s life.  See you soon!

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  1. janiesporch897

     /  April 12, 2012

    Sounds like a wonderful time with family. So sorry your son had such a problem with his leg….that sounds scary! Don’t you just love having your little chicks back in the nest?!?!? Glad you got so much done and looking forward to photos of your finished projects.

  2. tweedles

     /  April 12, 2012

    Such a good time you had with your family. The time seems to go so fast- doesn’t it?
    I hope your sons leg gets all better, and maybe they can visit again soon!

  3. What a wonderful time you had with your family. It’s always lovely to have your loved ones around and it’s always sad to see them off. Rosie has been home for two weeks and we all enjoy having her around but we are also counting the days now as she is going back to school next Tuesday.

    So sorry to hear that there are some problems with David’s leg, hope his leg gets recovery soon.

    Take care.

  4. Ellen so nice to have you back. Glad you had a wonderful visit with your family and got so much done.

  5. It sounds like you had a wonderful time with your family! Hope your Son is doing much better. And Yes, I think as a Mom, you never stop worrying. It goes with the territory!

  6. Hi Ellen… oh I so hope David gets better soon!… I am sorry about that, but I hope you had a nice Easter otherwise. Your flowers on your header are so pretty!… xoxo Julie Marie

  7. Glad thingS a back to normal….Hopefully your son will be on the mend soon.


  8. Hi Ellen,
    Sounds like you had a very nice Easter. I’m hoping your son’s leg is all better now. Family visits are fantastic, but it also feels good for things to get back to normal. Have a good weekend.

  9. Hi Ellen! I’m so sorry your son has this trouble and pray he’ll get better soon! What a wonderful time you must have had with your family!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  10. Pip

     /  April 13, 2012

    I am so sorry your son got sick at the end of your visit. Hope he arrived home safely!

    We absolutely LOVED Arizona and can’t wait to return. I had been there as a child, but hadn’t been back in a long time. We celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary about a month ago so the trip was to celebrate and to show our daughter a beautiful part of the country. Poor Pip didn’t get to go, but he has a very nice pet sitter that who very good care of him.

    Kristin & Pip

  11. Sorry to hear of your son’s illness. Yes we never stop worring. Glad you had a happy time with family.

  12. bichonpawz

     /  April 14, 2012

    Hi Ellen! So glad to hear that your family visit went well! Not so good that your soon picked up cellulitis. I had it several years ago and it took me forever to get rid of it…very painful! Hope he is doing all right! Look forward to hearing more about what is happening in your life!

  13. Cellulitis is no fun..I hope he recovers soon! But it’s good you had such a great week! Sounds like a lot of fun (and productive, too).

  14. timchildress1

     /  April 14, 2012

    So glad you had a wonderful time with your family. Sorry to hear about your son, hope he gets well very soon! Have a wonderful week 🙂

  15. coopermom71

     /  April 14, 2012

    Yes, mom’s always worry! Hope David is getting better quickly.

    MInnie and Mack

  16. I hope he is doing better! Cellulitis is nothing to ignore.
    You asked about the rules for Let’s Dish! This week is achallenge week, the tablescape has to have something to do with the Good Earth.
    You link up 7. Your post has to include a link back to Let’s Dish. That’s it! 🙂

  17. Sounds like a wonderful visit, Ellen.

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Back Porch!!

  18. debbiedoos

     /  April 17, 2012

    So glad you got to enjoy family! Sounds like a blast. It is always sad to see them go.

  19. Thanks for your sweet comment yesterday about Toby. We’ll sure miss him…he was my best friend for many years.

  20. akalauni

     /  April 18, 2012

    Ooooh, I’m so glad you had a lovely time with your family. We’ll keep David in our prayers and hope that he is well and perfect soon. What a sweet mom your children have. :}

  21. FABBY

     /  April 19, 2012

    Thank you for sharing about David with us, prayers are going his way. The best times in life is when we’re with the family, spending a wonderful time. Thank you for your generous and kind comments. Have a blessed weekend.

  22. Hi Ellen,

    I’m so sorry your son was sick! That’s always scary for the whole family; our sons and daughters are never too old for us to worry about. I’m glad he’s doing better and will pray for his full recovery. I’m glad you got to spend quality time with your family; it sounds like a wonderful visit.

    Thank you for visiting my blog and have a great weekend!




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