Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hi Guys, Sorry for not being here.

Hi everyone, I am so sorry that I have been awol.  We have been dealing with some issues with my son, and that has taken every once of energy that I have.  Things are still not perfect, but getting better.  I also want to apologize for not having any projects up for the Blog hop.  We also have been busy with my parents 50th Anniversary.  We are taking them on a surprise luncheon cruise around Boston Harbor, and my sister is here from VA with her husband and 3 little girls, and they are staying with my parents.  We also finally got all 16 grandchildren together to take a family portrait for my parents.  Now if anyone is looking for a challenge, Try to get 16 kids with ages that range from 18 months to 23 years, together in the first place, when 2 kids go to College in 2 different States, and 1 is out of college, and working, and 2 more are in College, in this state but 1 of the Colleges was hit by a tornado ( come on people, you know me by now, and if Massachusetts is going to have a tornado in this Century, you know that it hit the 1 College that my daughter goes to!! ) and 4 are in high school, and have jobs, and the ones in between, have hockey, baseball, and dance.and 3 that live out of state in VA are here, but they are staying with my parents, and they are at the age when they like to talk and they were so excited about the pictures that we took,  so we had to almost perform one of those hypnosis acts to erase it from their memory, so they would not bring up the subject at my parents house!!  Then with the whole cruise coming up, and trying not to let it slip with 3 days to go!! We are so hoping that they are going to like the cruise, because my parents are, how should I say, I will use the word weird.  My dad is so dependent of my mom, to the point that we keep threatening my mom, that if she dies before my dad, we won't visit her grave, and we will let the weeds grow all over the place!! (kidding) My father is a Mechanical Engineer, and he is very particular, and everything has to be done his way, but on the other hand, he is clueless, we were at  a cookout, and he is getting a hamburger, his next words are "JuJu, which is what he calls her, (her name is Judy) anyway, he will stand there and ask my mom, "JuJu, what do I like on my hamburger" who does that???? If we go out for the day, my mother will leave a can of soup, with the can opener, the measured amount of water, with the pan, and a bowl , right down to the spoon out on the counter!! I know, it shocks us too!! The man is an Engineer for god sakes, he can design parts for any kind of machine on the planet, but he cannot make a can of soup!!! By now I can see you all agreeing with my sisters and I about the don't die before dad pact that we have with my mother. Now my mother is a whole different disaster waiting to happen.  My mother is great, and my dad also (if I failed to mention that before) anyway, she is great, but having a conversation with her is totally impossible.  She has this way of half listening, this is where she will give the uh hu's in the right places, but she totally doesn't listen.  She has asks my daughter  (who is going to be a junior in college) ,every time that she sees her, "What is your major" and my daughter will tell her, and this information quickly goes in one ear and out the other.  This is how I learned what that phrase actually meant, some people have heard that phrase before, but never have actually witnessed it in action, but while I was growing up, I did witness it, because my mom is a pro, and for that I feel very lucky!! My mother, also has this thing, if she has a drink, and you ask her for a sip, she then proclaims that if someone drinks out of her glass, are you ready for this, if someone drinks out of her glass and then she drinks out of it, Her Lips Will Burn!! I know, I don't get it, but the weirdest part is that she even says that if my Father does it, now this is the man that she had 5 yes 5 children with!! Don't even try to figure it out!!  So as you can see, I have been extremely busy, but I have not forgotten you guys.  Since I missed the blog hop, I will be giving  away a Cricut cartridge, and another gift.  Please become a follower, and leave a comment, and I will pick a winner next week.  Also if you could visit the host Jillian at  I felt so bad for dropping out of the blog hop! I will be back on Monday, to tell you all about the Cruise, and I should have 2 new videos!!! Thanks again for all of you who emailed me to check on me :)  Karen♥  The picture at the top, is my favorite out of all the ones taken that day, it reminded me that we were all stressing way to much over something that was supposed to be fun!! This is the picture that I took, and it is the one that will be going on my wall, cause it shows all the kids as they are!! I think that I might frame and wrap that one and tell my parents that this is the best one that the photographer took!!  We have got to take the time torture our parents when we can!!! Thanks to all of you that emailed me, or left a comment, wondering if I was o.k. You know I would never leave you guys, where else is anyone going to let me rant to keep myself amused!! Karen♥


  1. OMG girl, you have been busy, but it is so good to hear that you are O.K. Your parents sound just like my hubby and me! But we are not quite that bad! LOL! If anything does happen to your Mom, your dad will survive, my hubby was the same way and then I became ill three years ago and he has now had to start doing just about everything for me. But enought of my crying about it. Have a great time with your family...take a few deep breath and life will go on! Glad to see you are back.

  2. Whoo hoo you are back...kinda :)
    I am sure the cruise will be a blast! Can't wait to hear the stories from this adventure!!
    Looking forward to seeing you around here again and giving me my dose of laughter.
    Have a great time this weekend and stay trying to jump overboard :)

  3. I hope things get better with your son. I am sure the cruise will be great. I hope to be able to take one someday. The story about your parents was hilarious. It sure made me chuckle. I am the same as your mom, I won't share drinks with people either. Especially kids. And my hubby and I have 3 kids. LOL Glad to see you back.

  4. Thank goodness you have re-surfaced!
    Hope you have a wonderful & safe time on your cruise. I'm sure we will get some good stories out of it when you get back.

  5. I am so glad to hear that you are doing ok!! I came to visit your blog for the hop and you hadnt posted and I got worried!!! Hope you have fun on your cruise and cant wait to hear about it!!

  6. Oh my goodness...I see I am not the only one dealing with a "son" issue.
    I am sure you will have a terrific getaway.
    I too have been absent from blogland.

  7. Hi Karen, I was wondering what happened to you! Glad you are ok! I of course was thinking the worst.... Bear attack! Glad you are OK! Have a wonderful trip, enjoy yourself! :) Carri

  8. You're finally back!! This story is hilarious. It sounds a lot like my family:) he he. I'm glad I'm not the only one. Have a fabulous time on your cruise!!

  9. My goodness, you have been very busy indeed! Glad to hear an update! And I hope you have fun on the trip! Thanks so much!
    summer_sunset54 at hotmail dot com

  10. Ah, your story made me laugh. Thanks for that! You have been busy and that's understandable. We all get busy sometimes and can't keep up with our blogs or crafts or whatever. Thanks so much for doing an awesome giveaway anyways! Jillian's stamps are awesome and since this amazing hop I just got in on their DT! How cool is that? Thanks for catching us all up. Good to see ya back!

    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  11. Summer tends to be a busy time for us all. Hope you can take a few minutes for yourself soon!! Thanks for the chance.
    shewhodreamz at gmail dot com

  12. Sounds like you have alot on your plate right now. Glad things are getting better with your son. Have a great time on your family cruise.
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

  13. OMG! I almost fell out of my chair laughing so hard. I am just happy nothing is wrong with you (your not in the hospital or something like that). It was a great hop...sorry you missed it but then again with your plate so full no way could you do it. I am dying to hear how all this plays out with the cruise and picture. BTW...I have two words for you...Photoshop Elements. I took pictures of my family at Easter and of course there are some little ones (and big ones) and I took about 5 pictures, all of them had someone with their eyes closed or head turned. No problem, took them into PSE and swapped heads and hands and whatever else and ended up with the perfect portrait....LOL. Any way, glad all is well and gl on that adventure there..LOL.

  14. Well, I'm glad you are OK and hope that all goes well, with your son. Have a fabulous cruise!

  15. Karen, your stories about your parents are hilarious. I can't wait to hear about your cruise.

    Smiles Sher


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