Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Hey, Remember me?

I am so sorry about the lack of posting here, Peeps! I hope you haven't all given up on me :o)

It has been a dang nightmare around here for the last few weeks and I have a hard time when I am under stress--I can't seem to focus on any one thing for any length of time. SO, basically, I just either wandering around aimlessly or running around like a chicken with my head cut off! LOL

WARNING: total lack of cheerfulness coming up

I'll just give you abit of a rundown of the fun we've been having around here.

1) Step-daughter almost kills my new grandbaby, brings her into the bathtub with her in the middle of the night and accidently dropped her (at least this is the story she is telling?? she lies so much we don't know what to believe). Baby stopped breathing--Luckily SD's grandmother was staying there with her and got the baby breathing again. Baby was in NICU for 5 days. The day they were going to move the baby out of ICU, SD was supposed to call me because she had her meeting with Social Services, but didn't because she was afraid I would tattle about her leechy boyfriend living in her apartment (he's not supposed to be there) and get her in trouble with housing and Social Security. Social Services took the baby and won't tell where she is. They also threw SD into the psych ward and have had her in lock-up for the past week. She was also supposed to call this morning as she had a court hearing about all this--but she never called. Now I have no idea who has the baby, if they are going to give her back the baby, and what is going to happen to either them. Argghh!

2) Chemo didn't work for my brother. They did another PET scan and determined that it didn't work so they weren't going to put him through any more. Yale Univ. has some new experimental treatment, and the docs submitted him for the trials---we just heard that they decided to accept him. We have our fingers crossed and the prayers keep on flowing up! Sadly, he has to keep going down to the Univ. Hospital in MPLS for all his treatments and tests and doc visits, which means a bunch of driving for him and his wife (it's about a 2.5 hour drive from here).

Yup. Sigh.

The bright spot is I get to spend some time with this little fella when they head down there.
I said 'Honey, your hat is a little big, would you like me to sew it a little so it fits better?" and he replied "I can just fix my ears and it will work!" Then he flopped down his little ears and snuggled the hat in there--Wah lah! Cracked me up!

Oh, and I got 2 weeks of Jury duty tossed in there too! LOL It was actually kind of interesting, I'd never done jury duty before. I was put on the jury for a rather juicy case involving drugs and thugs from Detroit and a loaded pistol.

On a brighter note, I started on Twitter--which has been a rather fun distraction. If you are on and would like to follow me, here's my TWITTER.

I finished up a new collage yesterday, which I'm very happy with! I originally was making it to represent pregnancy, with the bird on the nest and the flower representing the baby....but I think it can just represent Love. period.

Thanks for listening--it feels good just to get it all off my chest! Hugs to you!


jillian said...

Awww! I wish I could just give you a great big HUG and tell you everything is going to be alright! Hang in there.
Your artwork is beautiful and I agree, it could just stand for love.


This too shall pass. Prayers for your family. Keep your chin up!


Lucy said...

Oh dear Ms. Kwitty--I, too, wish I could give you a great big hug, I can't imagine what you've been going through! It helps to talk about it though. I hope your brother is comfortable and makes headway in the treatment. I hope you hear news about your grandbaby soon...I'm sure she'd be better off with you or another family member rather than a stranger, it sounds like though your SD has some growing up to do before she can care for the child again.

Thoughts and prayers.

xoxo jodi

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Love and Prayers for you and your family. Twyla

starrynightimpressions said...

I just wanted you to know that through all of your stress, you're art work is still bringing joy to us all.
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers,

Robyn said...

It breaks my heart that your family is going through such a rough time. *hugs* to you and all those involved. Your birdies are gorgeous.

Sal said...

I'm thinking of you big cyber hugs from

Kathy-Catnip Studio said...

Sweetie, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope, in time, things will improve for all concerned.

She'sSewPretty said...

Karen! Oh my gosh! I was feeling sorry for myself with all the sick guys in my house but that is nothing to what you've been going through. Hang in there!! Hugs!

Lori said...

Karen, oh my!!! what a huge load you have on your plate right now...i am so sorry about everything you are going through right now...esp with the poor babe and your brother...that breaks my heart...i will be praying for you and yours...i love your new collage...your little birds always make me smile:)

iSew said...

Oh dear!! I'm sending you big hugs and lots of good thoughts. What a terrible mess.

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Karen, bless your heart! What a heaping load that is on you and your family right now. Especially with your sweet, precious grandbaby and your brother. Prayers lifted for you all. I know you are looking forward to spending time with that cute little fella! What a sweetie!! I'm glad that he brought a smile to you in this difficult time!

MichellesCharmWorld said...

Oh noooo, that's awful :( So sorry you have to go through all that. Hugs to you!!! On a lighter not that collage is fantastic!

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Oh that is just terrible.. my heart goes out to you and your family ..(:(
I'll be praying all works out ..
big hugs, Patty

Debbie said...

I'm so sorry to read of all the troubles you have right now. Just hang in there. I know it's really hard to be the stable rock for everyone. You and your family will be in my prayers.
Your art is lovely. It shows you tenderness, and ability to see beauty.

Anonymous said...

Awww..Karen so sorry to hear about everything.Every day is a new day.Hope things turn around real soon!Thinking of you.

Arlene said...

Sorry you have all those worries, hopefully things will settle down. God be with you. I love all your work, beautiful!!!

Arlene said...

I'm trying to get this right, I am computer illerate!! I want to know what I have done wrong. I don't know, but I want you to be able to click on my name and go to my blog. I'll try again.

arlene said...

I think I've got it!!! By the way your picture looks great.

Illustratorsam said...

Oh my GOD! I hope things turn around very soon!


Jenn Maruska said...

Oh dear.

I'm so sorry, Mrs. Kwitty.

I am thinking of you often and wishing for you strength and peace during all of this.


Charmingdesigns said...

Thanks for coming by.I am so sorry to hear your news...Hang in there, we're all here for you!! Your artwork is beautiful. Take care and keep us posted. laurie

Alison Boon said...

I wish I could just wave a magic wand and make it all better for you. Sending you loads of happy thoughts and good wishes.

Sharon said...

Oh, man. What a mess of troubles. But, please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Keep working on your projects whenever you can. It will save your sanity.

Dinah said...

I am praying for you and your family Karen. You've got so much on you right now and my heart just hurts for you. Hang on though...hang on.

Lallee said...

Life can really throw us trouble in bundles sometimes and you've had quite a load. I'm praying for God to give you abundant strength for them and for him to work out all the problems for your family members. You are still managing to create beautifully. I love the bird. I've spent a good part of the week doing jigsaw puzzles on the computer 'cause I can't think clearly!

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