Saturday, September 28, 2013

october 21st

So sorry for not updating earlier! I am going at a snails pace these days and not accomplishing much.

On the eighth day of waiting, the surgeon finally called my husband with his MRI results. He said there is something suspicious on one side and that he believes sooner is better than later for the surgery. He also told my husband that he's not in danger but good gosh ... WAH!  So very scary!

So my husband will have his surgery on Monday, October 21st. We won't know until the Friday before, what time the surgery will be --- so frustrating, but I guess that's the way things are at teaching hospitals???

Georgie is doing fine, turns out he has bad reflux and he also had a bladder infection. 

We still haven't received the final results for Gracie - it's been quite a ride this week with her. I came home from my first support group meeting Thursday and found that she had chewed her dew claw off and there was blood all over their doggie bed.  sniffle sniffle SOB. So I had to run her over to the vet's lickety split and since she was there, they moved up the secondary test they give for a definitive Cushing's result, so we wouldn't have to bring her back today for it as planned. 

Rather feel like I'm losing my mind ... trying to remember to breathe ...

Since I am buried underneath a mountain of stuff over here, I have placed myself on a no purchases diet, oh yeah sure bwhahahhahha - but I just ordered myself some fun Halloween crafty stuff, to hopefully lose myself in. 

Miss you all, hope you're doing well! 

Friday, September 20, 2013


We haven't heard from the doctor yet regarding the test results. WAH! My husband called the office and was told that the results have been entered in the system and that the doctor will call him but the office personnel didn't know when that would happen.  So we're waiting ...

And George is a bit under the weather today and has me concerned. He's now been with us nine and a half months longer than they said he had left.

He only ate a little more than half his food this morning and I ended up feeding him by hand for some of it. He's been eating really slowly this week, but eating all of his food though, every day up until today. He's also started a new thing of drinking tons of water this week. (He is wagging his tail and playing catch today.)

So tomorrow we're off to the vet.

Gracie also has a problem ... they ran a test for Cushings last weekend but they didn't take enough of a sample (GRRRRRRRR), so she has to be tested again tomorrow.  

I wanted to stay by Georgie today and have been going through notebooks of craft patterns, templates, etc., that I've clipped or printed out over the years and merrily tossing most of them in the trash.

I am embarrassed to say that I may be personally responsible for the demise of the forests due to all of my printing out of unneeded junk from the internet. 

Good grief. 

My mission is to keep only what fits nicely in our (tiny, egad) home ... I know, I know, but a girl can dream, can't she?! 

Wishing you and yours a lovely weekend! 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

dutch postcards

A wee bit of red for Rednesday ...

two charming postcards from the Netherlands 
that I found in my mom's things - postmarked 1968.

Joining in the celebration of red with Melody,
at Brown Gingham Creations.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

test today

My husband is having a MRI test today. The results will determine how quickly he must have his surgery. Please think a good thought for us this morning. 

Thank you for continuing to show up here and for your kindness and friendship.

Friday, September 13, 2013

cancer support community

Oh my gosh, I just went to Orientation at the most amazing organization, Cancer Support Community. 

I've been plagued with terrible anxiety and panic and migraines since my husbands diagnosis and even though I haven't been to one of the support groups or other phenomenal resources available yet, I left feeling lighter already. Certainly this is one of the places where angels dwell. Everything is free ... support groups, individual counseling, yoga, pilates, zumba classes, art classes, on and on. All free for the cancer patient and family and care givers.

I felt as if my best friend had given me the biggest bestest warmest of hugs, squeezes and smiles.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

party like it's the first official grand opening welcome back Rednesday day!!!

I've got a little bit (alright, a really teeny tiny bit)
of my brothers childhood red to share 
for this weeks first official outing of Rednesday.

Hope you will join in the fun with our hostess Melody
 at the all new and fantabulous home of Rednesday Wednesday,
Brown Gingham Creations!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Rednesday has a new home

Dear Melody, of Brown Gingham Creations, is the new host of Rednesday. Hope you'll welcome her and join in on all the RED fun.

I'm sharing a darling Holly Hobbie plate from 1974, that belonged to my mom. 

Please forgive me for sharing Christmas things with you, I sincerely apologize for doing it hahhaha! When I was at the hair salon on Saturday, my stylist told me that she had seen Christmas decorations at Costco ALREADY!  I nearly fell out of my chair.

Happy Rednesday!