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Thank you and update!

First a huge thank you to Tabby Time Cats & Their feline Friends for the lovely honor of the Featured Member this week and for using my image “Mystic Essence” as their Avatar for their group truly an honor and greatly appreciated. Thank you Sheri.

Secondly I have been off site for a little while, about a week a go I had quite an eye opener, I had a stroke. My appologies to those that I follow and friends who I admire that I have not kept up by commenting on your works or replied back on mine. Hopefully I will be back to normal speed soon. For the past almost 3 years I have cared for my husband as well as my 6 year old who has numerous health issues, I have been their caregiver. I have during that time devoted myself to them and their needs but unfortunately let my own health slip. This past week was a wake up call for me to get my life and health back on track. I am fine todate just more tired than usual, further testing will be coming in the following weeks to see why this occured and working on stopping several bad habits I have, LOL.
I feel blessed that this was and is being taken as a warning… fix things or it might be worse next time. I plan on being around to enjoy all my beautiful friends and theirs works for a long time yet to come and to joke around with you all.

I just wanted to update you all and thank you for all you do your encouragement your smiles your laughs and of course your beautiful works! hugs :)Pat


  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 2 years ago

    …that is definitely a sign to slow down, Pat, and look after yourself… looking at the big picture, RB should be the last of your concerns…just take care of yourself and your family responsibilities…we all understand that our lives are busy and we’ll see you when you’re here… Just take that as the warning it was. I wish you a full recovery and will look forward to your visits but not to worry…just take care.

  • Thank you my friend it sure has made me realize whats important ( I could have just been told, might have been easier, LOL, but this way no choice fix it or else! I know RB is the least of my concerns but it also has been a big part of my life being so confined with staying at home and caring for my family this site is my main out let( release of stress and creativity) I have made some wonderful friends miles and miles away and being who I am and putting in a 100% into everything I would hate to leave anyone high and dry without an explaination if I did not return. I appreciate your time to comment you have been extremly support to me and I greatly admire your works, I look forward to commenting on one of your pieces soon all my best Hugs :)Pat

    – PatChristensen

  • Christina Brundage
    Christina Brun...over 2 years ago

    Pat, I am so sorry and had no idea what a heavy load you carry. You and your husband and child are going to be on my daily prayer list. God bless you and take care of yourself!

  • Awwww you are a sweety thank you my friend every little bit helps, LOL. I plan on taking it more easy and enjoying the blessing I have more, thank you for your thoughts and prayers You are one of my newest friends and I always enjoy our chatting thank you for being you! Hugs :)Pat

    – PatChristensen

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindover 2 years ago

    Ohh my goodness! Please just take care of yourself and do not worry about RB! So sorry to read of all you have been through, but happy you are on the road to recovery. Be well, and your family too. My very best wishes ♥♥♥ and warmest hugs sweet friend. XOXOXOXOXXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

  • Thank you Shar no worries what we go through makes us stronger and who we are, LOL.I appreciate your well wishes my friend and don’t worry i plan on being around a long long time soon Ill be up and running like normal just with less bad habits LOL I am fine and getting better as the days go by, thks for the well wishes really appreciated hugs :)Pat

    – PatChristensen

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...over 2 years ago

    Best wishes for the speedy recovery, Pat . . .

  • Thank you both greatly appreciated. hugs :)Pat

    – PatChristensen

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 2 years ago

    Get well soon! Get lots of rest and thank goodness you are on the mend. Many prayers and blessings for good health and healing. :o)

  • Thank you Bunny greatly appreciated for the well wishes and prayers. the rest thing is a no choice at the moment, LOL but it will all get better in time hugs my friend:)Pat

    – PatChristensen

  • Veronica Schultz
    Veronica Schultzover 2 years ago

    So sorry for everything you’ve been dealing with! I hope you’re feeling better soon.

  • No problems Veronica I deal with a lot less than a few others i know, LOL. these things are sent to challenge us and learn from I try to always learn from lifes lesson. I appreciate your well wishes and stopping by thank you and hugs my friend:)Pat

    – PatChristensen

  • Carol Bleasdale
    Carol Bleasdaleover 2 years ago

    A do not personally “know” you Pat, but saw a message in Christina Brundage’s portfolio and had to drop in to wish you God’s speed for a quick and full recovery x

  • How very nice of you Carol thank you for your thoughtfulness greatly appreciated as is your stopping by all my best :)Pat

    – PatChristensen

  • virginian
    virginianover 2 years ago

    Oh, Pat, I’m glad you’re taking the warning seriously. ‘Hope you have a fast recovery and get your health back on track. It’s hard being a caregiver – been there and done that for my brother as you might recall. So glad to hear that you have come thru this and continue to do so.

  • PatChristensen
    PatChristensenover 2 years ago

    Plugging along LOL all we can do thank you my good friend for the lovely well wishes greatly appreciated taking my time enjoying things some more and trying to kick some bad habbits should be back up and running soon hugs :)Pat