Thursday, October 14, 2010

Real Life Halts my Creativity...


I have to tell you that the start to my week has been
'unusual', to say the least, so I am behind on a variety
of deadlines...including my own challenge  : (

These are the terrific colors for this week based on,
what I think, is a very unique photo.
Sarah is your color host this week
and
Creative Cuts & More 
is sponsoring with a wonderful 50-piece kit
which would be a perfect prize in time for 
the coming holidays.

I will do my best to get my project completed
and posted sometime later today.

I will share that I have been extremely distracted
by a number of 'real life' things, which has
caused my creative flow to come to a near standstill.
My daughter and her two boys were in a horrible
car accident on Sunday, just two days after
purchasing her new Toyota Camry.
She was at a stop light when she was rear-ended by
a 17 year-old in a large SUV, going 37 mph.
The description of her car is, well...
indescribable.
Nearly eight thousand dollars worth of damage
may give you some idea.


The fact that my grandsons, who were in the
back seat and within inches of the impact,
were not hurt is truly a miracle from God.

I just shared that photo of her oldest after he lost
his tooth here on Saturday night....he was going
back home with his mom and brother.

So I appreciate your understanding that I don't have my
PDCC project ready...but I will.
Needless to say there are many other daily things that
just pile up and I know it happens to you as well.

So get on over to The Play Date Cafe to see this
week's challenge and
don't forget....
there is a current design team call happening right now!
Could you be the next designer for The Play Date Cafe?


19 comments:

Rufus said...

I'm so sorry to read about the accident, THANK HEAVEN that they are alright!
R/

Helen said...

Sounds like a truly lucky escape your daughter and grandsons had!

Sarah Anderson said...

sending you love and hugs wherever I can xxxxx

Suzanne C said...

Glad that everyone is okay and am sure the inspiration will start flowing again when things settle down.

Jaclyn Miller said...

Oh, I'm so glad that everyone came out without being hurt. I know how scary that must've been for you. Thank God or guardian angels...and we understand the busyness of life...we forgive you, this time. ;)

Chrissy D said...

Praise GOD there were no serious injuries. Saying a prayer for you and your loved ones. First time here - hope they recover from the trauma quickly!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

I'm happy to hear all is well with your family Julie!

Tracy Evans said...

Sorry to hear about the accident but wonderful news that your family are ok and hopefully the shock eases quickly. Take care, Tracy Evans x

Lorraine said...

My best wishes to your family. Hope they can resume some normalcy soon.

Tante K├Ąthe said...

Many, many hugs to you my dear friend! I'm glad nothing serious happened to your loved ones. A car can be replaced or repaired. Thank God for the Guardian Angel.

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Sending you best wishes,,,,,so very very happy that your precious ones are not hurt! They are irreplaceable and yes sometimes other things have to wait.....

Suzanne

Lynn said...

Oh Julie, I am so sorry to hear about the accident, but am so thankful they are all okay. I'm sure they will be soar for a while. I'll be sure to keep them in my thoughts and prayers. Lynn

Andrea M said...

Oh-my-goodness!!!! I'm soooo happy that despite such a serious accident everyone is OK! Best wishes for a speedy recovery!!! It truly is wonderful that they were able to come away from such a bad accident with relatively minor injuries! You need to focus on your family - other things in life can wait :)

Michele Gross said...

Oh Julie!! I'm so behind on my google that I just now saw this! Thank God your grandsons weren't hurt!! Is Mallory o.k?? I can only imagine the adrenaline that must still be coursing through your veins.
Mom and Grandma first-the paper and ink will wait :)
Hugs!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SOOOOOOOOOO glad that everyone is ok--Praise GOD for his loving hand protecting us!! No worries about not posting!! You are an amazing leader who inspires us!!! THANKS for all you do!! Hugs to all:)

Sharli said...

Oh Julie Ranae! (keep breathing)
I'm so thankful that they are all right. Sometimes you just know that God is watching over us. I know that you'll be back to posting when you can - and you definitely have your priorities right - so don't worry!
Hugs!

Katrina said...

oh goodness....how scary, but how lucky.....and yeah...it's really OK that you are behind...really. :) just breathe.....hugs, Katrina

Maria said...

Oh my...so sorry to hear about your daughter's/grandsons car accident. I'm so glad they are ok. Your posting of projects can certainly wait for now! Hugssss and warm thoughts to you and your family!

Jan said...

Julie,
I'm so sorry to hear this and am thankful your daughter and her sons are OK!!!! MIRACLES happen!!