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“life's little bumps”


Description from Helen G aka tea chick: we recently returned from the Vacation To Hell And Back- we were planning to drive to the East Coast to visit family in VT, Boston, NJ, and VA, but hubby came down with appendicitis en route and had to have emergency surgery in Indiana. Later the same day, when driving my daughters (3 and 6) back from the hospital to the motel, the car threw a rod and died! We're home in Colorado now, hubby's on the mend and we have a new(er) car. The nuggets are an ode to life's little bumps and their hidden beauty- I'm so happy we're all safe and my girls were great- they were just thrilled that the motel had a pool and there was a McD's next door!


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  1. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    Very pretty pick. Sorry you had such a bad trip but glad it all turned out okay.

  2. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Oh wow, Helen, what an awful trip!! That must have been so nerve-wracking with your husband and all! :( Well I’m glad everything turned out okay. I’m sure you’ve never been more happy to be at home sweet home.

  3. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    Oh my gosh, Helen! What an experience! Sounds like every family vaca I ever had as a child! But a pool and McNuggets made it tolerable – at least for the girls! Glad your husband was able to get to a hospital and is recovering! How about you – have you recovered or is this more trauma than Calgon can take away? :) Thanks for sharing!!!!

  4. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    I’m glad that you are all back home safe and sound! What a trip! A test to your family’s strength and resources…not the mention the availability McDs and a pool! What more does a child need!?!? lol

  5. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Oh, Helen, I’m so sorry your vacation turned out to be anything but that! So glad to hear your hubby is recovering nicely and that your girls held up well with the bare necessities of life — McD’s and a pool! LOL

    The bright side of all this is it got you to create this beautiful pick and you learned you can handle anything life throw’s your way! :D

  6. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    You know, if you’d played a few more games of “Operation” with your girls, you might have been skilled enough to perform his surgery youself! ROTFLOL ;-)

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    Helen G aka tea chick says:

    thanks ladies! One bright note (literally)- while we were waiting for the AAA truck with our dead car, darkness fell, and the girls saw their very first fireflies! They don’t live in Colorado but I loved them when I was a kid in NJ and it was cool to see the wonder on the girls faces when I pointed them out! the kids were so good through everything, and it was a great learning experience for them in a way- I was telling Emma, “you can’t always control what happens in life, you can only control how you handle it, and we’ll get through all this together as a family”. I think she really took that in, and she’s a bit stronger and braver kid as a result.

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