Getting back to Myself 

Two days before Christmas I experienced one of the most frightening things ever. I was diagnosed with a blood clot in my jugular vein and several in my lungs. I spent a few days in the hospital and I have been taking injections and bloof thinner since the event.

I am having such a hard time getting back to myself. I feel like this body is not mine. I am only 36 years old and just can’t get it in my head that I am gonna be on these medication for a year. Possibly longer due to test results and there being a possibility of a clotting disorder. It’s the strangest feeling ever. I don’t have any energy and I am not motivated to do much of anything. I plan to return to work in 2 weeks and I am so stressed out about it because I am having these weird feelings of fatigue and no motivation. Just a trip to the store wears me out and I wanna go to bed when I get home and sleep for 2 hours. 

I most definitely have taken my health for granted and I hope to make my body stronger and healthier in time. I just can’t get the motivation and wheel power back. I’m most grateful and blessed to be here and I know that. I definitely don’t want to take life for granted and it’s made me have another point of view about living life to the fullest because you never know what tomorrow will bring. 

I just wanna be me again, 

Mekeshia

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Take Time Out For Adventures 

The husband and I set out for an adventure today. We hadn’t got out much since I got sick before Christmas. We decided I needed to get out and try to slowly get my stamina and strength back so we took off to the creek. I would have never thought in January we would be out creek wading looking for treasure but we did. Considering it was 65 degrees outside we put on our rubber boots and hoped right on in.

We walked up the creek for a while until it started getting to deep. We couldn’t risk getting in the water up past our boots. The water was a little chilly. We turned back and walked back down the creek. It’s alot harder to see the rocks when you walk downstream due to when you step down in the creek it makes a little muck but it goes behind you when your walking upstream. 
We waded for about 2 total hours and didn’t find much. We picked up a few unique things, a couple fossils, some driftwood, and a few banded crystals but no agate today. I got tired a few times and sat down on a dry rock here and there for a break. It was a good chance to get a few pics in while I listened to the water flowing over the rocks. One of the most relaxing beautiful songs in the Appalachian Mountains. The mountain air felt so clean and refreshing.

It didn’t matter that we didn’t find any big treasures because it felt so good to get out. It made me feel alive again. I havent felt like myself at all since I got the blood clots. I think the medications is one of the main reasons. Ive been so tired and weak since I was in thr hospital. This whole trip reassured me that I am strong and I will get stronger. We are so blessed to be living well in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky. 

Here’s a few pics of our beautiful adventure today. 



The Creekside Collection is Making Memories for Special People

​This very special order turned out to be one of my all time favorites! If you look real close there is a tiny little dark brown snail shell in the center. 

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What makes this so precious it that the sweet person that ask me to make these brought me the creek rocks from a place where her grandfather took her when she was a child. She plans to give them to her children and nieces and nephews for a cherished gift. When I told her they where finished she cried with excitement. This is what its about. Making memories forever. I just think this would make a great memory for anyone to have close to their hearts.❤❤❤

Kindness is like Snow

​Kindness is like snow, it makes everything it touches beautiful! 

Spread it around as much as you can! 

Back in the old days when people weren’t so rushed and had so many things to do, people actually visited their family and spent time with each other. I remember when my Granny was still living every Sunday after church everyone when to her house and spent the afternoon and had a big supper. Us kids played and had a great time while the older adults played horsehoes, worked a puzzle, played cards or sat around and drank and shared what had been going on the week before. Our family was so much closer back then.  I decided since my health issue that my I needed to see them more. So my husband and I went on a little adventure yesterday to spread a little cheer.

 We visited my uncle that just recently got out of the hospital strangely enough because he had a blood clot. We also went and ate dinner with my momma and stopped to visit my sweet Aunt Marandi. This is the most I have done since my hospital visit and it wore me out, but it was so worth it.  I plan to do a lot more of this in 2017. Life is really short and we only have a few moments to be here. Family is precious. 

During our little kindness road trip we also had got to enjoy some gorgeous views and scenery. We live in such a beautifulplace. It’s amazing what God had created for us to explore and enjoy.