Thursday, September 23, 2010

So It's Thursday

Tress Flood Dreams
 ...and this has been one of those weeks.

Each day has felt like a bit of a balancing act and at times

like I've been straddling a chasm.

Lots of small annoyances and several larger things that have made the last four days a bit of an adventure.   The two main serious things that happened was that my Dad finally moved to an extended care facility in BC.  He seems to be failing rapidly and this is the best place for him, but it is much more tramatic than I thought it would be.

Closer to home, our daughter Nicole had a suspicious mole removed last week and found out yesterday that it is melanoma.  What stage? We won't know until she has surgery which will be in the next couple of weeks.   If you can, please say a prayer, or send a thought, that this was caught early enough and that it is in the very early stages.   Also, please check your skin (whole body) for any changes to moles or suspicious looking bumps and don't hesitate to get them checked out if you find something.  If caught early, this is very curable, however if not......well, it's not.

On a positive note,  I have five Kindreds ready to paint, wig and costume

I hope to do a couple of these with a hallowe'en theme.

I periodically check out the Blogs of Note section of my dashboard and want to send congrats to my friend Pattee of Odd-Dolls
who recently made this list.  Yaaaay Pattee!
I would also like to make mention of another blog that I recently discovered from Blogs of Note.
I am now following this hilarious, compelling and enchanting blog.  It has been my guilty pleasure the last few nights when I could not sleep to read various entries that the very clever Allie has posted.  Her drawings that illustrate each post are super simplistic but somehow capture just about any emotion that is out there and combined with the text, I often find myself laughing out loud.   And laughter is the best medicine!

Off to work on my Kindreds and hope to catch up on everyone's blogs this evening.

UPDATE:  One of the funniest things I have read yet - if you are a dog lover, you will love this (from Hyperbole and a half)


yoborobo said...

Sue - I will keep your daughter in my prayers. I know you are really going through it right now, with your Dad and now your daughter. Sending you tons of hugs - xoxox! Pam

Healing Woman said... certainly speak my language. I have had so much of the same with my family. I pray for your daughter..just as I constantly pray for mine. Kelly also has cancer. We caught it early and we are celebrating 5 years of her life this month. Life can be pretty challenging can't it? Hang in there!

Pearl said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad sweetie it has to be the hardest thing. I'm glad he has people to look after him and yes I have to people to pray for you. Hope all is well with your daughter, let us know o.k.? I'm glad your keeping busy with your doll thearpy. Hope your wkend is better. Hugs, Pearl

Pearl said...

I can barely write this I'm giggling so bad from the new site with the drawings!! Too funny

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Sue! I will definitely say a prayer for you and your family. And I agree, laughter is the best medicine. Can't wait to see your Kindreds!

Lisa :)

pinkglitterfae said...

oh my goodness, I will definitely send prayers your way. For both your dad, and your sweet daughter.
Laughter is indeed the best medicine, keep hopeful, and happy that things will turn out perfectly.

Anonymous said...

Wishing you the best and sending positive thoughts your way :)

Unknown said...

Hi beautiful lady--I am so sorry that there seem to be so many trials going on with you.

Oddly, this was where I was early this summer, as my father also was failing (eventually and a few medications, and had a catheter permanently placed in his kidney)...and my sister also removed a growth that turned out to be melanoma, but caught it early.

So I know how terrifying everything is for you, and I am sending as many hugs and prayers for you. Please let us know if you need anything, you have a big community of friends who love you :)

Marcie Hart - A Work Of Hart said...

Sue I am so sorry that you have been having so much strife lately.
I am going through similar things with my father. It is so hard and no one really knows how difficult it is until they experience it themselves. Sending a special prayer your way that God will be with you and your family through this difficult time and that He will give you and your family members the strength you all need to get through this time in your lives. Hugs....Marcie ;-)

Anonymous said...

Oh Sue. You are going through a lot. I'm so sorry. You dad and daughter in my prayers. My niece had the same thing your daughter has and she caught it quickly which it sounds like she did. Please keep me informed.

Thanks for mentioning me & my blog :)

I also am following that blog. She absoulty cracks me up!!! I love the tooth story. Had me smiling for days.

I love your kindred spirits. As usual :)

Take care
Hugs ~ pattee

Nun of a Kind! said...

Sorry to hear of your dad's failing health and your daughter's situation. The "Sisters" and I are sending all good thoughts your way and along with those thoughts, a big hug for "Mom" during this very stressful time.

michelleK said...

Bets wishes to your daughter. I hope all ends well with her. Its a horribly stressful time to go through.

<3 Michelle

Evelyn's Wonderland said...

I am sorry that your going through these difficult times. I will keep your father and daughter in my prayers.

I am definitely going to check out Hyperbole and a half. Thank you, because I do agree that laughter is the best medicine and I love nothing more than taking a dose right before going to sleep.

Best wishes and blessings,

julie said...

Sue...I'm holding both you and Nicole in the light....hug, hug

Stephanie said...

Love to you, Nicole and your entire family, Sue. We're all thinking of you.


Kerin said...

Thank goodness you found that Hyperbole site (probably was meant to be). What a great stress reliever it is to be able to laugh especially when things are over the top and so so scary.

I'm posting backwards as I catch up on posts I haven't had a chance to read so as I said in the "future" I'm definitely keeping good thoughts about this situation.

Dorthe said...

Sue, I went back, as I obviously did not read about your daughter before today,dear.
Just want to tell you, that you,and she is in my thoughts, and I will pray she will soon have the surgery, and that it will be succesfull.
Hugs, Dorthe