Thank You!…..

All the very nice comments sent to my email by wordpress have drawn me back to write.  Time has flown by these last couple months.  The old adage is true, “The older you get, the faster time flies”.  Never realizing that we (Steven and I) were truly the grownups now, we have had to really take a look at what is important these days.  Our parents don’t take care of us anymore – we take care of them; our children need us now more than ever – daycare for grandchildren, looking after our “grand-canines”  when needed: our nieces/nephew/children are moving on and multiplying – we’d love to share in those events! ; especially, it is time to slow down and seriously enjoy our time together!  We have been taking care of everyone but ourselves. lol.

I recently tried to quit working, I truly didn’t think I would be missed. lol.  Our grandchildren needed me for the summer and holy cow the costs of summer care was totally out of line with the wages this damn state/county dishes out.  (Heck, I won’t go there!  very sore spot lol)  So, I tried to quit, resignation not accepted!  I only work 12-18 hours for pete’s sake.  My boss asked me what it would take for me to stay and I told her.  She made it happen, lol.  So, I am still working, but only 12 hours, no weekends or holidays.  My days are free to be with the grandkids and 3 nights a week I get my job done instead.

Our daughter, who had surgery in December ( I think I told you about that) to battle cancer, had a frightening scare that it had metastasized in late April/May.  So with breath held we all prayed, begged, promised anything to the powers that be for this to be a false positive!  I can breath now, our prayers were answered!  I am sure it paid off to have so many “Angels” watching over her too.  My Pop would definitely say it was way too early for one of his grandchildren to join him yet, lol.

My mom had minor surgery again, Steven’s mom is losing her battle with breast/bone cancer and Myasthenia gravis.  So you see, your kind words over the last month or so have been a balm, thank you from the bottom of my heart.  I am now honored to be the “Pushu-Pullme” that I so loved in Dr. Doolittle, and realize that this is our roll to fulfill at this time in our lives.  Our parents carried that load for us when we were younger, now it is our time.

I have not been idle though, Kacie’s Christmas Stocking is 2/3’s done, I started a new afghan, my yard is happy and healthy and rewarding me with so much in return, and the grandkids will be keeping me company whenever needed!  Who could ask for more?  Steven and I are well and truly blessed in all the ways that are important!  Those are the only blessings we need to thrive.

OOOOOOhhhhh, now that I have started typing again…..  look for me with more of my soirees into whatever strikes my fancy, lol…… Cyn

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About designbycyn

Sonoma County, California ceramic enthusiasts Cyn and Steven Gradek have worked in the clay medium since 1996. They had a retail store where they held classes and provided the essentials for fellow ceramic enthusiasts. The business evolved into producing for other retail outlets and artist. Which quickly grew and they closed the retail storefront and concentrated on the wholesale business. With their 3 children raised and on their own, they had time to pursue their own creativity. Cyn learned how to embroider from her Grandma Cirner at a young age. After that she found sewing, cross stitching, crocheting, well you get the jist, LOL. She hasn't met a craft that she hasn't liked. Blogging was suggested by her youngest daughter, Colleen. At first it was a battle to get her to try it, but eventually Cyn started to enjoy the exercise. The blog on Cyn's website designbycyn.com was limiting, so Colleen got her started with Wordpress. Hope you enjoy her Adventures with Creativity!
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One Response to Thank You!…..

  1. Theresa Boyle says:

    Love you my daughter with all my heart. Just keep holding my hand so I don’t stumble. Mom

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