Sunday, April 29, 2012

An Update....

Hi Everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I promised you an update on things earlier this week so now seemed like the best time to do that.  As you all know, I have been busy getting ready for the craft fair.  Well, that was this weekend and now I'm sitting here, dog tired and relieved that it's all over.  It went well.
I really didn't know what to expect since I had never been to this fair before.  It was a two day fair which I had never done before either.  I'm happy with how I did.  I learned a lot and now know what I would do differently.  I promise to share pictures with you soon. I met a lot of really wonderful people (especially Lynett and Heather) and made some contacts that may result in some orders.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed on that one.  I will share more of the details soon.  I have a lot of things to share with you!
So now on to the other news.  It has been a really long week and we (my family and I) have several more long weeks a head.  My dad hasn't been feeling like himself for a while.  He went to the doctor this week thinking that his bad back was getting worse and they discovered he has an abdominal aortic aneurysm (they call it a triple A).  Which if it would rupture...well, let's not go there.  So my dad is having surgery on May 8th to repair it.  And we are all on pins and needles until then and waiting.  It's been pretty stressful around here but the distraction of the craft fair was good.  He goes tomorrow (Monday) to have a CT scan so they can determine which type of surgery they will be able to do.  We are all praying for the easy surgery (through the groin area) instead of the major surgery.   In case you don't know what an AAA is, it's what the actor John Ritter had, only his ruptured and they didn't diagnose it until it was too late.  We are VERY thankful that my dad's doctor discovered it in time to do something about it.  So if you could all say a prayer for my dad, I would really appreciate it.  I will keep you updated.  But now I really need to go to bed.  It's been a long week and weekend.  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hoping your dad is able to rest comfortably until his surgery. Thinking of you!

  2. Will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers! Can't wait to hear all about your craft fair experience when you are ready.

  3. ditto what Korrie says. Thinking of you and both your folks as y'all go through this waiting game. I'm hoping for the best outcome. Would you mind sharing how this was discovered? I mean what should WE be on the lookout for?
    take care, get some rest

    1. Thanks so much ladies for your kind words. I will definitely do a follow up post on it.


  4. Holly,
    I will keep you and your family especially your Dad in my prayers.. Hang in there gal... we're all thinking of you and your family..make sure to take care of you too...

    God Bless,