Archive for November, 2009
Bugsy demonstrates what he thinks his Daddy, his Uncle, both Granddads, etc (males) will look like after the meal…
So dear friends in blogland, know that I have missed you greatly and am looking forward to getting back in the groove with you and catching up on all that has gone on while I’ve been trekking back and forth to the hospitals.
Have a safe and satisfying Happy Thanksgiving, I am grateful for each and every one of you!
UPDATE : Mom is still in the hospital, but has started her chemo. The doctors are very happy with her progress and how she is responding to it. She seems to have less of the side effects than she did back in 2005, so far. She’s a trooper, my mama. I am very proud of her.
It is looking like she will be able to come home this weekend, after almost three weeks. This is great news since they had moved her to a hospital that was about 20 miles further away earlier this week which made it about an 80 mile round trip visit. I try to keep her company almost every day so this extra drive has been taking its toll both physically and financially. So please continue your great thoughts and prayers and know that our family really appreciates it.
Also, thank you all for the great comments on Dad’s birthday post. He was really getting a kick out of the response (after I got in trouble for calling him crotchety…)
Part 2 of my greedy, giveaway gluttony continues. But first, I’d like to apologize to all of the lovely gift-givers for the delay in posting about their wonderful prizes. I have been very lax in showing my appreciation for what they’ve given me. Thank you ladies, so very much! Now on to some lovelies….
Morgaine du Mer is the artist behind this awesome print:
Halloween Party Dressthat I won during the Ghoul’s Guild “Trick or Treat” event. Isn’t she gorgeous? Check out some of Morgaine’s other pretties that I am adoring like Black Cat Halloween Original ACEO below. It reminds me of my Porkchop here at home! ~~~~~After winning these great earrings from Mad Science Creations, I checked out the great things up for grabs on her site, including this luscious corset. Lots of crafty goodness to be found. ~~~~~
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness (which we all know is an issue I’m passionate about), SewCalGal held a giveaway for this gorgeous fabric. My lucky number was drawn for this: It is a beautiful cotton print that Mom and I will be making a quilt from. She really likes pink so I think it will be perfect for her room. The fact that we can make it together will make it all the more special. SewCalGal has another great site here where she lists lots of giveaways and contests among other things. In fact, I just read her post on what is now going to be one of Mom’s Christmas gifts . Go visit her sites and say Hi for me!Part 2 of this giveaway goodness post will continue tomorrow….
Thank you all so much for the best wishes and prayers. Mom is really touched by all of the good thoughts being sent her way from the blogosphere! When she gets settled back here at home, she asked if she could write something to thank everyone for thinking of her. I told her she could do a guest post any time she wants!!!
She is feeling so much better. They have done a few procedures in the last few days that have really eased her breathing. It sounds like they’re going to let her come home on Wednesday. Her nursing staff is the bomb! She has some extremely sweet & caring people taking very good care of her. I am thankful for and impressed by them. She will be starting her chemo next week if all goes according to plan (like that ever seems to happen around here..) But her spirits are way up and she’s regaining some of her strength.
I, on the other hand, have succumbed to the crud. I’m hoping it’s just a cold and not the dreaded flu, but I couldn’t go see her today at the hospital as I was running a fever and have a sore throat. Thank goodness for cell phones as we chatted several times during the day. The Ant has been wonderful in keeping her company as well. She actually spent the night with her on Thursday. She has much more stamina than I do! I think they were really having a slumber party and just trying to keep the annoying man in the room next door up all night. They do tend to giggle a lot when they’re together..
I am working on a post for tomorrow to show off some of the giveaway goodies I’ve been the super lucky recipient of as of late. Between Blogtoberfest and the Ghoul’s Guild, I was pretty well spoiled rotten with prizes. Major fun… (I’m going to host another one myself very soon, so keep tuning in!)
And just so I won’t be boring you yet again with a “no photo post”, here’s a shot of Chandler. He seems to be confused as to which end is supposed to be on the pillow….
Dogie’s opinion on Mom being in the hospital I’ll be back with an update and a post when I can. Take care all!
I will probably be off the grid for a few days and take a blogging break. We have several doctor appointments lined up for Mom and it looks like possibly for Dad now too. So I’ll be back in a few days with pictures of all of the giveaway goodness that has come my way and some new giveaway news of my own.
For now, here’s a photo of Bugsy guarding (also known as napping on) some of my fabric stash.