01 July 2010

gold.

i cannot thank you enough for the mounds of email and thoughtful comments concerning my sad situation. you are pure gold. so many have been so kind. it has meant so much to come back to my dear gmail and read dozens of lovely sentiments from friends i can only hope to meet someday. and of course the messages from those i do know have been incredible too. like bouquets delivered to my inbox. merci.

i am slowly feeling like myself again. which is easy with benji grinning, running through sprinklers, playing trains and learning new words. i am counting my blessings. even though this has been hard on us, we can still see sparkling moments within this trial. when i am back home and am in my favorite spot, i'll explain a bit more. this week, i've been completely unplugged; surrounded by family, recovering in my hometown, in my favorite familiar places. everyone is taking good care of me and life is looking sunny again. we are excited to just relax and recoup this holiday weekend and celebrate our independence with homemade ice cream, cousins and campfires. and perhaps a new camera will finally make its debut. wishing you a happy fourth of july, everyone.

tune in tomorrow morning for a taste of my upcoming new blog series; a collection of how-to's. last night my mom and i made her famous red velvet cake for the big family camp out, the same recipe i have never attempted to replicate. i thought it would be the perfect how-to to start this series off with a bang. this cake is whipped up from scratch, with precise steps, creating a deliciously unique flavor. the frosting is the best, unlike any you've tried before. and just wait to see how she decorates it with coconut. a traditional family favorite.

19 comments:

The Mighty RandR said...

Keep your chin up! Everything happens for a reason. Can't wait for the cake how-to!

Eeny said...

I am glad you are feeling better. Family and friends are always the best things if you are feeling blue. They know what you need without even asking - if it is a big hug, just some company or a bowl of ice cream.

Erica said...

dear, dear marta:
i wish you peace right now. although i am not sure what your trial is i know you will come out on top, because that is who you are!

sending my best wishes & blog-friend love!

erica

KaylaDanielle said...

So glad you're back! I have missed your posts so much!! Keep your chin up :)

Erin said...

Hey Mart,

Glad to see you're back to the land of the blogging. You've been in my thoughts the last few days and I hope you're doing okay.

Sending my love all the way from Texas.

Erin O. Shaha

Megan Kossove said...

Marta, it makes me soo sad to hear you are going through a difficult time. Just know we're here for you as much as you are here for us on our blue days. Sending you thoughts of peace and prayers for healing your sadness.

BL and mine,
(Blog love)
Megan

al + sar said...

Mart I am so so sorry! I love you SOO much and you are such an inspiration to me! Everything happens for a reason whether we know the reason or not, I have to remind myself of that all day every day! I feel so honored to call you my cousin! Hope you have a fun weekend with friends and fam. Love you guys!
Sar

{natalie} said...

somehow i missed your blue post. i am sorry things are amiss and hope that you can enjoy your weekend. i can't wait to see the how to on the red velvet, it sounds wonderful.

happy 4th.

Megan said...

Marta,
When times are hard and sad, I always know that good things are right around the corner waiting for me. That helps me look forward with renewed hope. I've been through many trials over the last few years and that's the one nugget of advice I can share. Getting excited about what is to come is a good place to put energy that is tempted to be sad instead. Many hugs to you!

Megan of Me and Wee and Megan Creates.

Misti said...

Hi marta, I'm not sure what is going on in your life right now as I've been on the AT for the past 3.5 months and finally had a smidge of time to drop by a few blogs, but I hope things pick up and life treats you well again. Chin up...!

Plus, when I return I know I have a plethora of craft and home inspiration to read!

Everton Terrace said...

I'm so sorry to hear you've had some bad news. I'm on vacation and haven't been able to keep in touch with all my blogs. Very glad you are able to be surrounded by family right now. Prayers for continued healing.

Katie H said...

we've missed you. keep on surrounding yourself with loved ones. and take time to heal, however you need to. we'll still be here when you get back. :)

hmm. velvet cake. yes, please.

Hil said...

You are constantly in my thoughts and prayers. I can't wait for your mom's red velvet cake! I have a feeling it will be another dangerous recipe for me to have, just like your soft ginger snaps! :)

Tiffany said...

I have been unplugged as well and therefore missed your last post. I'm sorry you were blue. Please accept my virtual hugs and my real-life well-wishes and adoration. Keep that little Marta light shining. ;)

dragonflydreamer said...

I am new to your blog, but it has found it's way to the top of my favorites. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. It's wonderful that you are able to be in a comforting place surrounded by people who love and nurture you.

xo Susi xo

Nessa said...

so glad to know that you are feeling better and can't wait to red your how-to's!

lindsalita said...

you are a daily inspiration, thank you.

{amy k.} said...

glad to hear things are looking a little brigher! i love how real and honest you are. it's refreshing to know that amazing people like you feel blue sometimes too! i hope the sun keeps shining bright for you and your family!

Ronda said...

Marta: so glad you are back blogging - Hope you and Benji are doing well. You are in our thoughts and prayers every day. We know that you have a family here that loves you and hope you are back soon. Thanks so much for the recipe.

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