Oct 6, 2010

I'm ready,

to come back. I think I'm ready to be inspired again, ready to create and ready to dream.

*Thank you all so much for the well wishes!*

My surgery went well and the recovery is going well. My margins were clear, which is exactly what we wanted! I do need to go in for follow up treatments starting this month, but like I told Peter, it doesn't matter. I'm perfectly ready to do whatever I need to, in order to be healthy again. I'm just ready to be a normal healthy mommy again!

It's been 4 weeks today. I've had alot of breakdowns, which as I've been told, is most likely due to my 'sleeping ovaries'. The overall fatigue and hormonal fluxes kind of wear me out, but again it's normal given how big of a surgery this was. I've tried so many things to lift my spirits! I've listened to the Hawaiian music I loved so much while I lived over there. I had Peter rearrange some of the furniture for me. I tried making a few things...... and... nothing.

So last Saturday afternoon, while I sat on the couch resting, for the second or third time that day, the phone rang. I picked it up and I heard a familiar little voice on the other end.
"Hi Tara." our little next door neighbor
"Hi sweetie, what are you doing?"
"You know when you said I should be sushi for Halloween? Well, I'm wondering if you can help me make my costume?"
"Sure, give me an hour and come on over."

I got up, grabbed a piece of paper, and just like that, the ideas started flowing and I was excited to be making something again! I think that's one of the great things about kids. Nap times and hormone issues don't matter to them. Who knew that a sushi costume would be my saving grace!!



I can't wait to show everyone the finished costumed!! I've made all of the sesame seeds, the front part of the costume (imitation crab meat, cucumbers, avocado and rice) the seaweed is all glued and sewn into place, and I made a little headband with sushi grass, ginger and wasabi. I want to do one more 'fitting' before I finish the costume and then I'll be taking lots of photos!

21 comments:

Patty said...

Yay for being back in the game again. Happy to hear that you are starting to feel better. I am excited to see that sushi costume:)

RachelG said...

I've been thinking about you, sending positive thoughts your way. I'm glad your back and on the mend.:) Looking forward to seeing the finished costume.

Dawn McVey (dawnsing) said...

So glad to see you again, Tara! You've definitely been missed! And even better to hear that you're feeling better and doing well. So happy for you!

Smooches, Dearie!

Michelle Wooderson said...

Tara, have been thinking of you while I miss your beautiful posts. Take care and welcome back!

Alicia said...

I am so happy to have seen a new blog post from you! I have been thinking about you hoping you were doing well and checking every couple of days on your blog.
Glad to know you are getting better!

Cant wait to see the sushi costume. Sounds so cute!

Elisa1 said...

Glad your feeling better. Can't wait to see what your hands create.
I have been missing your posts and admiring your work. Take it easy and get your rest.

Have a blessed day.

Danielle said...

YOUPPIE, I am sooooooooooooooooooo glad that you are feeling better sweetie and OMG that's too cute that the Sushi costume is what you needed to uplift your spirts <3 ADORABLE!!!!

I cannot wait to see your finished creation <3 It's going to be amazing!!!!

Didee said...

It's wonderful to hear that you are feeling a little better. I can't wait to see what this costume looks like, I bet it's a wonderful distraction!! Thinking of you xox

Contact Me said...

I'm so happy to see this. You have definitely been missed here in blog land. Such great news!

Creativity is so good for our health. Looking forward to all of your inspiration (I need it lately).

Take care of yourself. I'm so happy for you and your family;)

Meghann said...

How cute! Can't wait to see how it turns out. Glad you've got your mojo back!

Heather said...

Glad your surgery went well and you are recovering. Yay for the the innocence of kids and sushi costumes, can't wait to see!!

anai said...

sometimes kids can help, when nobody can :) It's harder to say "no" to them ;)
Good to see that you're coming back. I still hold my fingers crossed for your full recovery. Take care!

Bonnie said...

Glad the surgery went well, was wondering how you have been and anxiously checking your blog for the next update! Hope you find your strength and mojo again, but most importantly to just rest and take it easy and get slowly back into the swing of things!

Kim H. said...

It is so great to see you back! I am glad your surgery went well. So glad!

And this costume sounds amazing! I can't wait to see it!

Welcome back!

Amy said...

So happy to see you posting again Tara!!! You have been in my thoughts and prayers and I am so happy to see you back!! Take care!!:)

Ania said...

What a joyful and happy little tale :) Best wishes :)

jul said...

Yipee, Yippee, Yipee, Tara your back!!!! As you know from my emails I missed you!!!!! I wish I could call you and have you whip up a costume....lol!!! Glad to have you back but please take care of yourself first......Julie

Gladys said...

Hope you recover fast! Love your work!

anya said...

Glad that you're back and I hope things continue to get better for you! Can't wait to see the sushi costume, what a fantastic idea!

Anonymous said...

Tara, I had been checking in regularly to see a blog post with healthy news!!! So glad to finally see it and that you're doing well! Hope you're feeling better and better with more energy and desire to create with each passing day! Welcome back!! ;) xo Kendle

Merissa Cherie said...

Aloha Tara!
So good to hear that you are doing well! And hope that you will be creating and crafting as much as you want to. I've been waiting for your blog posts and was so glad to see that you're back! You are a wonderful creative talent and I am in love with your work (^•^)
Hope you will be dancing the hula to your Hawaiian music today, heehee. Wishing you a speedy recovery! xo, Merissa.