Thursday, January 13, 2011

Home Sweet Home!

Credits to Nancy Baumiller at Crowabout Studio B @ for left border, bottom border, house, clothes and faces! Some of the other borders came from magazines from my stash
cat face- Becky F
Hello!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! We had a great fun over the holidays being with family and friends. We are for the most part, now snowed in on the mountain. It started snowing Monday night while we were at the hospital. My husband had been having some bad indigestion and his blood pressure had shot up. We didn't know what to do. We didn't want him to get worse, and not be able to get down the mountain to the hospital. We decided to go down before the storm came and let them check him just to be sure everything was okay. Well they did EKG, chest X-ray and blood work. Everything looked good, but the decided to admit him and keep him overnight to test his blood every 6 hours, to rule out a heart attack. So, we spent the night, and finally found out the next day that he was fine. YAY!!!!! They gave him some sort of gastro cocktail and his blood pressure got under control. We were exhausted......but he was released. Only problem was.....all the SNOW!! I was afraid for us to drive in it, but my husband informed me that "we're goin home" we went! The roads were bad, but we crept along and did okay. We tried to come up the mountain but got to the first steep part and the car veered to the left and almost hit a small tree! Visualize the scenerio......coming up a mountain, drop off on left of we are sitting close to the left edge. I was freaking out....I just wanted to walk away and deal with it later! So he kept working at it and now we are sitting cross ways in the road facing the drop off! He finally got us turned around...and we inched down to the bottom and left the car where his truck already was, at a neighbors vacation home. Then we had to walk up the mountain (it's about a mile and a half) in the snow....and it was still snowing......whewwwww.....quite an adventure. By the time we got to the top, our faces were numb and my lungs were hurting from breathing in the artic cold air. Can you even imagine how happy we were to be walking in the door of our little warm cabin with our three kitties greeting us at the door meowing and swirling around us? We were HOME!!!!! I will keep you all posted! Stay warm and have a great day!!


Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Wow, that's quite the hard day you had there! I am so glad that your hubby is okay, what a scary thing to go through, on all accounts.
I love the journal page, so much to look at!
Hugs and stay warm!

Kelly said...

wow - what a great collage!

Terri Kahrs said...

Holy Cow!!! You sure had a time of it all! So good to hear that your husband is ok, and I give you tons of credit for walking up the mountain in a snowstorm to get home. You're a better woman than I, Shelly!!! LOL!!! Great page! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Susan said...

Oh my goodness. I would have been petrified. I HATE driving in the snow. It's a good thing he had a clean bill of health. I'm proud of you both.

indybev said...

Glad hubby is OK. No wonder you did a piece on Home Sweet Home! What an adventure you had. Nothing like topping off an overnight in the hospital like an uphill walk in driving snow! Glad you're both safe and sound!

Holly Loves Art said...

Happy New Year! I love this piece - so fun and so lovely! Yes... we are staying warm here. It's back up to the 70's again and next week as high as the 80's. Crazy! Hope you're enjoying 2011.

Marit said...

Happy 2011... what a way to start the year.. eeckkk.. it sounds like quite a scary adventure, so glad you made it to the house and your hubby is well! Enjoy the warmth and the cats and each other!

Laura Haviland said...

Hi Shelly,
I just adore "Home Sweet Home", so totally screaming artful. I just love your creative art style, fabulous blog.
Thanks for sharing, I love it !!!

Theresa said...

So pleased to hear it all worked out! Trudging the mile together in the snow sounds romantic (and exhausting).

Your art is looking funky fun fantastic as per usual! WTG! Love it!