Archive for November, 2009

postheadericon Happy Thanksgiving

Our family has quite a bit to be thankful for this year. We really have so much to be thankful for EVERY year and ALL year long, but it seems this year has been very trying with job loss, moving, and Mom’s illness. So we’re especially grateful to all have each other right now.
Mom is finally home from the hospital. Took them three weeks to get her to the point where she could come home and get her “doctoring” on an outpatient basis. It’s been a verrrrry long three weeks for us all. She’s home and doing quite well. Looking forward to a real turkey dinner (made by moi of course). She is also amazed and touched by all of the lovely comments and good thoughts sent by so many of you. It’s so nice to feel the care and concern that is still out there in this world of ours.
Another very bright spot for us right now is that my sister and her family will be rolling in from the state of Washington tomorrow. While Mom goes up to see them about every 6 months or so (via Amtrak – hate it..), Dad & I along with the rest of the clan haven’t seen them in 3 years! I can’t wait any longer… Our new home will be filled with family, friends, and lots of furry critters all vying for some of that turkey with all the fixings.

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!

postheadericon Mom Update & New Etsy Note Cards

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…)

I’ve found a few minutes again to list more of my note cards on my Etsy shop . I am slowly getting them added a couple at a time. Check them out and let me know what you think. I’d really love some feedback. You can click the link above or on each photo to take you to that page.

postheadericon Jessicurl Review & Giveaway

Karissa at Prissy Green invited the Hubby, now aka Mr. Mooncat, and I to review hair care products from Jessicurl. We did a his and hers perspective on the product line designed for those of us with naturally curly hair. It was a great way for us learn about this product line and share our findings with other curlyheads.

Please click HERE to check out our very first (and hopefully not the last) guest post/review and sign up for the generous giveaway being offered. While you’re there, enjoy the many different things that Prissy Green has going on. Let her know you came her way from MoonCat Farms!