Sunday, March 23, 2008

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What a year this has been...and it's only March! First to be featured in Romantic Country Magazine was just amazing and now I'm in the Snooty Woman's Club "Blogs of Fame"! You know why this is such a honor? Because Barbara Jacksier ~The Book Blog, Kathryn Bechen Ink Blot, and Kim~Daisy Cottage were the previous bloggers featured. Wow, I feel like I'm playing in the big league now!

Go on over to and check it out and find out what the Snooty Woman's Club is all about. They're not Snooty stands for Social Neighborhood of Outstanding Talented Young Spirited Women.

(that's why I had to update my photo last week)
Easter...we had a strange Easter. Lauren was really sick with a bad cold so we just stayed home. At about 9:00 PM she decided to go to bed. She could barely make it upstairs. I told her to climb in my bed so I could keep an eye on her. She has asthma but it's usually not extreme. She was wheezing and coughing and her chest hurt so bad she could hardly breath. I was getting worried about her so I called urgent care and after answering a ton of questions they told me to call 911. I ran outside when I heard the sirens and I see a huge fire truck and ambulance and next thing I know there are 6 men standing in my bedroom! The good news is she's okay. It wasn't a asthma attack after all, just a panic attack. When she couldn't breathe, she thought she was having an asthma attack and she panicked and started trying to catch her breath and she was hyperventilating, which is why she was clammy and looked like she was about to pass out when I was on the phone with 911. They hooked her up to a machine that showed how many breaths she was taking a minute... I can't remember the numbers but she was WAY over normal. Once they gave her oxygen, and coached her to breathe slowly she was okay. I'm just so thankful she was okay!
I added a link to my furniture painting technique on my sidebar. A lot of people email me asking where to find that post so I've made it easier to find! Thanks to my son, Vince, for helping with that! Vince, I'm very proud to say was just elected into the Phi Beta Kappa Society! He's the brains of the family and I couldn't be any prouder of him!


Lisa said...

How exciting for you, congratulations on the well deserved honor! I so enjoy your blog and decorating ideas.
So sorry to hear about the scare with your daughter. I'm sure it was a real scare for both of you, but glad it ended well.
Also congratulations to your son, what a wonderful family you have!

Debbie from NJ said...


sorry to hear about the scare with your daughter. Glad she is okay. Hope she is feeling better. She has a great mom to take care of her.
Congratulations on your honor. I will have to check out the site. Your son sounds like a wonderful young man! Congrats to you both!

Love your new picture Cindy!


Sue said...

Congrats of the Snooty award. You are having a good year and I am so happy for you.
Hope your daughter is feeling better and congrats to you sons acceptence.

a pink-bee said...

Hope your daughter, is feeling much better~ how scary .
Congrats to your son, and you :)
Hope the rest of your week is nice :)
crystal :)

misskp said...

Well, it's true that there isn't a dull moment with children around! Glad Lauren is okay, and hope she's feeling better today! Great news for the rest of you, too...your son's election into Phi Betta Kappa, and your selection as a SNOOTY woman! You all couldn't be more deserving! Congrats!

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh how scary to have lauren so sick.
Congrats to the brainstrust of the family - Vince.
You are one proud Mom

Beverly said...

I'm glad to read that your daughter is okay. I hope she feels better soon.

Congratulations to you and your son.

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Cindy, I'm so sorry I missed your name on the "Girlfriends List"! I'm going to update that shortly : )

And congratulations on such a gorgeous article. I love that plate collection you have on your wall.


Sondra said...

I'm so glad to hear that your daughter is ok. Congrats to your son and to yourself on such wonderful accomplishments!

Mary said...

Hi Cindy,
I'm so sorry about Lauren -- that must have been so frightening for you both!

Congrats on all your honors -- it couldn't happen to a more talented or a nicer person! :) I was finally able to get a copy of Romantic Country, and I'm so excited about it, I've shown it to everyone I know!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Cindy, congrats on being featured again. I'd love to be featured somewhere too, so maybe it will happen to me! Enjoy the honor, you do have a beautiful blog.



Congrats on being snooty!! ::))) I will have to pop over there and check it out!! I am still on the lookout for The Magazine you are featured in this month!!!!
Thank goodness your daughter is okay. That is very scary!!!
Also congrats to Vince!!!
You are truly talented and blessed!!!
I love the new picture too!!!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

How scary! So glad she is OK. I'd have had a panic attack just watching the whole scene unfold!


Kelli - VintageVavoom said...

How wonderful to be featured like that. What an honor!

Hope your girl is feeling better. Those panic attacks can be very scary.


Anonymous said...

Congrats on the award!

Rue said...

I'm so glad your daughter is okay!! I can't imagine how frightening that was.

Congrats on the SNOOTY award and your son acceptance :)

You've had a heck of a weekend!

Rue :)

Linda's Blue Gate said...

I so glad Lauren is ok ... that must have been horrible for both of you...

Yes Cindy dear ..
you ARE big league.... but we ALL knew that...silly girl

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Oh my, I'm so glad that Lauren was OK. My oldest daughter has asthma too. We have a home breathing machine for her. It's called a Pulmo-Aid. Our insurance paid for her to have one. Maybe you should ask you doctor if this is something she could have. Our daughter would have trouble breathing, this would lead to the panic attacks, breathing even harder. . . and so on. . . and so on.

Congrats on the Snooty award. I do enjoy your blog.



Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Oh, sorry, I forgot. . . congrats to your talented and brainy son too :)



Rosemary said...

Wow Cindy, that must have been scary for you and your daughter.
Glad she is OK.
Congrats on your honor, and for your son's honor as well.

Shari said...

Congratulations to you and your son for the fabulous honors that have been bestowed on you both!

And I'm so glad Lauren is better. But how are YOU doing Mom? When our kids are sick or hurt, it takes a toll on us too, doesn't it? I was just corresponding with "Debbie from NJ" today and telling her about a horse-related accident my daughter was in last year. I received a phone call at work informing me she was hurt and I arrived at the barn just as the paramedics were loading her into the ambulance. Fire/rescue trucks, flashing red lights, paramedics and ambulances are every parent's worst nightmare! Fortunately, my daughter's injuries ended up being minor compared to what they could have been but I don't think I've ever been so scared in my life!

Dianne Wood said...

Hi Cindy,
The article about you in Romantic Country Magazine was fabulous. Congratulations!!!
And thank you for letting up feature you in our BLOGS OF FAME.
You have such lovely things and a gift of putting them all together.

Hugs to you,