Monday, December 1, 2008

Crazy times

So, I've been a little MIA lately. A lot of really stressful stuff has been going on and I haven't had a chance to catch up. My dad's wife had a stroke on Wednesday morning and I have basically been at the hospital every day since then. She is partially paralyzed but the recovery is looking good. Okay, so that's the first stressor. The second, they found a "lump" on my dad's prostrate and he has to go in on Friday for a biopsy. He is very healthy and should be okay but he is the only parent I have left and so I'm a little nervous. Okay, third stressor-yesterday would have been my mom's birthday. She passed away 7 years ago from a head injury which brings me back to be stressed about the stroke. What, there can't be any more...oh but there is...the anniversary of my mom's death is next week. Yepppers....good times. Did I mention that I am also starting a new part time job? No..well, I am. So-lots of crap going on but I am trying to stay positive.

In the note of staying positive, I have been embroidering like a mad woman and decorating my house.I love Christmas and decorating really put me in a better mood. Here are a few pictures of the house. We are getting our tree tomorrow or Wednesday.

Thanks to everyone who has been so wonderful to me and checking in. I love my friends and family.


Eva said...

Holy hell if that don't knock you on your butt I don't know what will? What is it with lumps this time of year... I'm sure your dad will be fine! Good vibes heading to Portland from Wenatchee.
Your decoractions make me want to do Christmas this year. My new goal is to find vintage Chanukah decorations :)

Lily said...

Sorry to hear about all that stressful stuff going on! I hope your family is okay and that the new job goes okay! Your house looks really good! I love those freaky little elf/boys on your mantle!

Tikimama said...

I'm sorry to hear things have been so stressy! Your dad is so awesome I am irritated that things happen to him. Why can't George Bush get butt cancer instead!?

Rachel said...

whoa. i am so so sorry about the loss of your mother. i cannot even imagine how hard that is. i hope every thing is going to be ok with your family & i'll keep them in my thoughts.

i'm glad you're remaining positive though. :)

TheMistressT said...

Damn. I'm so sorry to hear about all that big ugly shit happening all at once. I've been though some of that stuff and sometimes stuff all at once and I know it can be a really hard road to walk. I'm glad you're finding solace in your creativity and in something you love - I know you're finding in someone you love, too. Take care. I'll be thinking about you from just up the road and sending my best.

sewitsforyou said...


I hope you are hanging in. We just got back in town. I left a message and hope we can catch up. I am here if you need a shoulder or an ear. I miss you...Hope things are better.
j and d

Brook said...

I am glad I get the elves!!! :) Do you need my address? Social Security # ??? How do wills work? hahahahha