We have had so much going on lately. My sister in law recently passed away. She was only 33. It has been so hard to think about decorating a house or finding yard sale jewels. So, I went off the grid. I even deleted my blog. Thank goodness for the undelete button.
I have been suffering from major depressive disorder for some time (years...) and have finally found a medication that appears to be helping. It took a week in the hospital but we did it. I was too depressed to start taking it at home since they can apparently affect you to where you can commit suicide if it isn't the right one. Lucky for me, it was. But I still had to spend a week in the hospital.
So, as you can see.... we have had a crazy amount of stuff going on over at the Cottage Around the Corner. Now that I am feeling better, my yard is a disaster!! And the heat index has been over 100 degrees. And I get sun poisoning. Before, this would have left me feeling overwhelmed as to how to complete this task. Now, I feel better equipped to handle it. Yeah, me!! It may take a while, but I keep seeing these beautiful porches and gardens and yards on blogs. Now that I am feeling better, it makes me feel inspired. Come on, you know how it can get. If you have a not so green thumb and you are reading the blog of a master gardener... you can feel a little overwhelmed. Green with envy even. But I won't do it this time. I will let it inspire me to make my yard, porch and gardens the way I want to. During my depression, I forgot what it is like to truly take pride in your home. The chores are less chores and more of an expression of love to your family. A joy to be a caretaker to the home that your family resides in. I lost all of that. But I got it back!! And I am excited!
I may not post all the time, but I do plan on making the posts more meaningful. At least to me. Hey, it is my blog!! ;0) I also plan on starting to point out the blogs that are inspiring me to do something to my home and for my family. And I plan on removing the followers bar. If no one ever reads this blog, I am ok with that. I will enjoy the bliss of ignorance. I don't want to compete with the big designers blogs. I just want to be me.
So, if you actually read all of this, feel free to drop me a line and let me know what you would be most interested in hearing about. You just might be my inspiration!!

The photo from the top is not my porch, although I wish it was. I found it on landscapeliving.com. If it happens to be your porch, please let me know. I would love to give you credit!!!

2 comments: to “ Crazy (but not lazy!!) days of summer

  • Cindy (Applestone Cottage)
    June 24, 2010 at 4:12 AM  

    Hi Kelly,
    I am so sorry about your sil and the depression you've had to deal with. You really have had a lot to deal with. Take care and reach out to the blogger community.
    Cindy

  • Anonymous
    July 19, 2010 at 3:06 PM  

    I am new to your blog. It is very nice. I will be back. I am sorry to hear of your famlies loss and your health problem. Mental health is no different than any other health problem. We all have problems. I am glad you feel at ease with talking about it. You should. Hope you feel more sunshine in your life from now on. Beth