Friday, December 05, 2008

What astute readers you are!'s been a looooooooooong week for me and I apologize for not blogging about what's been going on. I've actually had a lot of great blog ideas too - so I'll post about those next week when I have a chance.

Some of you already know my news - and I am SO SO SO grateful for "friends" like you. Your support has been incredible and your words of advice have helped me more than you'll ever know! For those unaware, my paternal grandmother passed away on Monday. She was 92 (I finally did the math). She had been battling Alzheimer's for the past 5 - 7 years but her body never gave up on her. She led a long and wonderful life: she and my grandfather traveled all over the US in a Winnebago, she collected Hummel's (at it's peak it was the largest collection I've ever seen), and she was very involved in the Presbyterian ministry. My father is an only child and my grandmother was his last living immediate family (besides my mom, sister and I, of course). Please keep my father, and my family, in your thoughts. We have made a donation to my grandmother's favorite charity, Thornwell's Home for Children. They assist children and teens that have been abused and/or orphaned. Please consider them if you are looking for a worthwhile charity this holiday season.

As with any family-involved event there comes some drama. As a precaution, I won't go into any specifics, but from conversations with many of you all I can say is this: we're not alone, everyone has "crazy" in their bloodline, and we can't choose our relatives.

And seeing as my brain is completely fried (seriously, I misplaced a gift card I bought last night - I have NO idea where it is and that is SO uncharacteristic of me!!!) I'm looking forward to: making Casey's birthday cake and knitting tonight; decorating our Christmas tree tomorrow morning; meeting our friends at the Great Escape Lodge tomorrow afternoon; slipping and sliding at the waterpark tomorrow night; and celebrating Casey's 3rd birthday ALL weekend! My brain needs some recovery time - knitting and cocktails required! :o)

Enjoy your weekend!


LillyZoo said...

Happy Birthday Casey!!!!

Unknown said...

Yes we all DO have crazies in our bloodlines. Enjoy your weekend and RELAX

Nicola said...

Sorry to hear about your grandmother. I can understand how getting the family together can result in crazy times!

Unknown said...

Sorry this has been a tough time for you. Hope the holidays are brighter.

Elaine said...

Happy birthday to Casey and lots of fun to you all. We've had e-mail about things, but I needed to get another bonus point - I am getting so competitive (or really I just want to win :-) )

MoniqueB. said...

I'm sorry to hear that your grandmother has passed away. Alzheimer is a horrible disease, also to watch it in someone you love so dearly.
My husbands aunt has it right now, and only last saturday we went out for dinner and she got up and sat at the table of another family. It would be funny if it was only this time. It's very disturbing to the lovedones to see it happening and not be able to do anything about it.
Lots of love to you and your parents.

Karen said...

I'm sending good thouights to you and your family.

And happy birthday wishes to Casey. :)

squiggi said...

I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother. I went through the same thing just this last july.
My grandmother was 96, and my father was also an only child.

I also know about family crazy.