Monday, May 19, 2014

Weekend Glimpses

Attended the Target Beauty Premium Skin Care Launch Garden Party (more on that Thursday)

A little L'oreal pampering at the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Super Saturday event

Some Angels baseball with great (FREE) seats on a summer-like warm evening

Overall, my weekend was pretty great which was a very welcomed change. The last two-and-a-half weeks have been rough in these parts. My mom was bit by a dog and hurt severely. It was a complete accident in that the dog (a dog that my parents rescued) was going after their dog and my mom got in between, and unfortunately her left arm suffered seven torn muscles and two torn tendons. 

I was home when it happened and the whole experience was so scary. I've never seen so much blood in my entire life. *TMI ALERT* The insides of her forearm were literally showing and a tendon was hanging out. She had to be taken by ambulance to the hospital where she stayed for eight days. The bite was infected so that caused complications and she had to have two surgeries to repair the damage. It's going to be at least 12 weeks of recovery but we're thankful she's expected to regain full use of her fingers. There was serious worry that she'd lose some to all of the ability to use her fingers/left hand.

My mom's currently at my grandparents' where they're making sure she doesn't over-exert herself and try to use her arm. Hopefully she'll get to head home this week, though. Thank God I was laid off in February because now I can take care of her!

So that's what's been going on with me. Sorry I've been MIA and scatterbrained. Visiting her at the hospital for sometimes up to 12 hours, almost every day, was mentally exhausting. It's probably going to be just as bad when I start taking care of her, so please be patient with me :)

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Mree of Twin Living

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Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

You get to go to so many cool events!! So sorry about your Mom that sounds so scary. Glad she will make a full recovery!

Nichole @ said...

OOOh, I love the Target event! Well, I love Target in general, lol. Looks like a great weekend!

Tela @ Sweet Southern T said...

Hi Leeann! I hope that your mom recovers quickly and she is in my prayers! The baseball game looks so fun, and with free tickets it is even better. Happy Monday to you and thank you for hosting!

Unknown said...

OH man! That must have been scary. Glad your mom is recovering and glad you're home to take care of her.

The Target event looked great!

Marie said...

That Target party looks like so much fun. Your poor Mother. That is so scary. So happy to hear that she is doing better. Caring for a sick relative is not easy, I have been there. I will say some prayers for your Mom. The poor thing. I'm sure you are a great nurse. I know how hard it is to care for a loved when they are sick. Please make sure to take some time (even 15 mins) for yourself. Big Hugs!!
And thank you for the sweet words!! So happy to be apart of MMG!!

Best, Mree

Lauren said...

glad to see your mom is doing better, she is in my thoughts!! many great events this weekend! your insta was making me JEALOUS

Tiara | a Happy Healthy Home said...

Sounds like an amazing weekend! I'm glad to hear your mom is doing better.

C said...

I'm glad you had a nice change of pace! Your weekend looked awesome!!

C said...

Those are amazing seats, so jealous! I haven't even been to an Angels game yet this season.

KatiePerk said...

Oh no! How scary!! Glad you had a better weekend.

emi said...

baseball, beauty, target, such a great weekend! Xo

Sarah Tucker said...

Can't wait to hear about the Target thing!!

Elegance and Mommyhood said...

Loved your weekend glimpses. All that L'Oreal stuff wow. I bet that Target party was awesome. Always a pleasure stopping by and linking, of course. =)

Enjoy this week!!

<3 Ada.

Diana [Life and Love Spoken Here] said...

Sorry to hear about your mom! Hope she gets better soon!! And I'm excited to hear about Beauty & Target - there's nothing better! :)

awhite said...

Oooh, look at all the makeup goodies! Can't wait to hear about the Target event!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for hosting, Leeann! I'm so sorry to hear about your mom - that is so scary. I love your new haircut!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Looks like you had a great weekend!