Sunday, April 10, 2011

Crazy, Busy!

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to let you know that I won't be around, here in blogland, or on Flickr, as much as I normally am, for the next two weeks. It's a crazy time of year in the floral department with Easter coming up. Not only that, but I am also having my whole family here for Easter, which means lots of spring cleaning and preparing for about 26 people.

I do want to find some time to photograph the store in all it's springtime glory! So hopefully I will have a post up soon, for you to see that!

I'm excited about something fun coming up, shortly after Easter, and will let you know when that happens.

I've also been thinking about my mom so much lately. She adored this time of year when the warmer weather came and she could buy flowers for her cute, little deck. I was trying to figure out the menu for Easter and thought to myself, "I need to call mom to see. . . ." then I stopped myself. . . .that's the first time that's happened since she's been gone. Such a strange feeling.

I'll be popping in and out, here and there, whenever I get the chance.

Thanks for stopping by! :)

28 comments:

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Good morning sweet Barb!!!!
We have clouds and snow in the forecast.. I would love to see your flower photos - if you have time! Your blog header is stunning!

Happy Easter to you and your family and I look forward to your announcement!

Hugs to you, on thinking of your mother... Holidays are harder when we have lost a parent!!

xo

Lynn said...

Barb,Happy Easter to you and your family. What a wonderful time you'll have with having so much family together. Thinking of you as I am sure it is so hard to not have your mom with you...I am positive she is smiling down on you...although she's not with you in person, she's definitely in your heart! Take care. Lynn

CinnamonSally said...

Hope the next two weeks arn't too stressful Barb, but its good to hear you are having some family time soon. Enjoy your time together!!

Nancy said...

What a sweet post, Barb. I know it must be difficult not to have your Mother at this time. You must know that I totally understand. Spring is always so colorful and bursting with new life that I think it only natural to miss your loved ones. My Mother has good days and bad days, and I am often sad that she will not be seeing her home again as well. Don't work to hard and enjoy your family dinner!

walchowDesign said...

Wishing you a nice Easter in advance and hope that the planning will not too stressful for you! Although your mum is not around, she's definitely in your heart! Take care and looking forward to seeing more flowers.

alexandra s.m. said...

I have been thinking about you Barb...please know that I'm sending you love and big Hugs!

Brenda said...

Hi Barb! We will definitely miss you, but I wish you a wonderful time with your family! Sending you huge warm hugs!

Suzanne C said...

Been wondering what you have been up to... :) Can't wait until you start sharing again!

Dawn said...

take it nice and easy Barb. You need to take care of yourself. And this will be hard for you missing your Mom. But it will be lovely to have your family all together. See you when we see you my friend.

Joy said...

Sweetie I am so thinking of you, know that we will be hear when you return...sending my love your way! Don't stress too much!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Have fun with family, Barb. I know exactly how you feel. When you think of calling and your mom (or in my case my dad) is not there. It's been 9 years since my dad passed away and I still miss him and wanting to share stuff with him. Please know you're not alone and I pray for comfort for you. Sending you hugs, Barb! xoxo

Linda said...

I'll be thinking about you, Barb. I know my Dad passed away 13 years ago this month. It was the day after Easter so I always think of him. Glad you will be surrounded by family on Easter.

Kathy (krolski) said...

Barb, can't wait to see your flower photos when you get a chance. Also, good luck with having your family over. It's a lot of preparation when you have such a big group. I'm sure it's so hard to not have your Mom around, but also so nice that you have such sweet memories of her.

Don't worry about your blogger friends, we'll still be here when life slows down a bit.

Mitt said...

Well, you can always call ME! I'll answer your call! AND I can give you lots of cooking advice. Top on my list is: "GO OUT TO EAT"! Hope I made you smile...I know I am just thinking of you! Love, ~m

Nancy said...

What a lovely moment you had...wanting to share your preparations with your mom. It's a sign of the wonderful relationship that you two shared. I hope you felt the sweetness along with the longing in that moment. Have a wonderful time with your family as you celebrate Easter. Don't stress, everything will be wonderful!
bless you, sweet friend~

Tiffany said...

Hope you have a joyous celebration with your family, wow, 26 is a lot of people in one household! Can't wait to see more pics of your flowers!

Nat said...

Hi Barb, looking forward to seeing the spring time flowers in the shop. Things have been crazy busy here too and I wanted to thank you for all your kind comments and support.
You will always have your Mom in your heart and thoughts I can only imagine how diffucult that moment was. Sending you huge hugs.

Anette H said...

We will be right here waiting for you, Barb!

Rosemary said...

hi barb!! looking forward to seeing your photos! have a wonderful time with your family! thank you for always stopping by my blog to leave a cheery comment! you always help to make my day!! Happy Easter!! hugs, my friend!

susanne said...

Hi Barb, wishing you a very Happy Easter! I'm looking forward to seeing your photos of the spring flowers in your shop. I know what you mean Barb ... about calling your mom ... I do the same ... it's a difficult moment. It sounds like you have many special memories of your mom, those happy times will always be in your heart. A big hug for you!

sheila said...

Hi Barb, I hope you have a nice Easter...it is always so hard especially that first year. It sounds like you had a special bond with your mom...I had that too and know how hard it is when that sweet face is no longer there to turn to. Looking forward to your return to blogland...and esp to pics of your lovely flowers. Take care....

Anne said...

Hi, Barb! I love the picture in your header of the pretty fruit trees in blossom. I cannot imagine having 26 people over at once! My hat's off to you! Best wishes and enjoy the visiting! Hope you all have a wonderful time! :-)

Tina said...

You will be missed, Barb. But enjoy the time and let the memories of your mum, warm your heart.

paula said...

Barb your mum will be with you in spirit, I know that isn't as good as being there in person. I also wanted to thank you for your kind words of encouragement, they meant a lot. I hope that you get some time to relax & enjoy everything over the easter break. I can't wait to see what you come up with next xoxoxoxoxoxo

Jacqueline said...

Will miss you Barb. Wishing you lots of strength and inspiration for the Easter preparations!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb, I just wanted to tell you that I enjoyed your blog post. I am wishing you a happy Easter and that you have a wonderful time with your family. I know what you mean about missing your Mom. My Mom died 35 years ago in July and I still miss her. You take care and God bless. Hugs to you.

mimijudy1975 said...

Barb, I know this is a difficult time with your mom not here. She raised a wonderful daughter,you are so caring. It is so normal to think "Oh, I need to tell her something. " It does catch you off guard and is sad. I've been doing that since my best friend passed away just before Christmas. She was always calling or sending some sweet picture she had just seen. I made a folder on the computer and called it '"things I would have shared with Pat. Now when I see something that I would have shared with her,I put it into my folder.
I'm glad you have your family coming for Easter.It will be nice to get together. It's hard work trying to get ready for company,but in the end it's so worth it. Hope your family can help you.

Maureen Morton said...

Dear Barb - thanks for this update! I can't wait to see your floral fantasies. I, too, miss my Mom every single day - when I became an adult, we were the best of pals. How lovely that you are having family to share this blessed holiday......know it is lots of work, but such a blessing to be together. Take some time for yourself! I'll be thinking of you.