Friday, July 16, 2010

Give-Away Winner!

The winner for The Pull of the Shore give-away is;

Yay for winning!
Greer, can you email me and let me know your address? I will have this shipped off to you on Monday!

I hope you all are able to visit a shore this summer, we are making our own plans for next year.
I figured if I set aside $3 a day, we would have over $1,000 to go on vacation with. That should get us to the shore! California or Florida?

I think I am going to take a break from blogging for a bit. Sickness, hospitals, stupid doctors (not all of them) and financial woes have drained my creative battery. I'm struggling to be excited about stuff that used to shoot me out of bed in the morning.
Thank you to everybody who asks about Mike.
He is doing okay, his blood counts are still low but they aren't going any lower. He needed a bone marrow biopsy so his new slew of doctors could more accurately assess where he is. It was hard to be there and be supportive, the procedure is horrible. Thankfully he took something this time and the pain wasn't as severe. He is having trouble clotting and making a mess of the bedspread but I think I'll keep him anyway. 
After all he is helping me make headpins!


  1. my thoughts are with you often. I hope that you can get recharged soon (that was the selfish me coming out since I enjoy your posts) but you need the time to focus on your family and their needs.
    Take care...

  2. I am glad the bx. was not as bad, he is in my thoughts and prayers. What a cutie he is!

    You know you where suppose to pick my name for the drawing...what happenend? LOL..have a great day with Mike.

  3. My heart is with you and I am feeling for you. There is a time for every Season under Heaven. So youll be only what you can be right now. I will take my prayers to He who "Never slumbers nor does He sleep" and pray for you and Mike your whole family. Take time..and take good care...some huggs xxx for you! You will be missed but rest..

  4. Thinking of you and I wish you the best! I will miss your posts but take the time you need!

    Congrats Greer (lucky dog!!)

  5. Take all the time you need-family comes first (but I'll miss you).

  6. I think about you guys all the time, but didn't want to pester you with inquiries. Glad to hear the chief headpin helper is okay after the procedure (if a bit messy). Oh, and can I put in a vote for California? If nothing else, you've got a built in tour guide right here (AND I know where all the good bead shops are)! Hang in there!!

  7. Please take time for you. Be good to yourself.

  8. congrats greer... yes, sounds like it is time to regroup and take a break... the things you have listed can sap all of the energy and enthusiasm out of you... ennui has set in here too...
    be well - love and get loved by your family... all of the best...

  9. I will be thinking of you and your family. Be strong!

  10. I wish you the best, regroup and renew. Take great care. Seems like a lot of us are renewing right now, must be just timing. Good luck to your sweetie. Riki

  11. Congrats Greer!!

    $3 a day seems very'll be smelling that wonderful salty air before you know it ;-)

    As I have only just discovered the amazingness that is you and your work and your blog, I'm not sure exactly what's going on with your beloved Mike. But I'm wishing you all smooth sailing through any nasty stuff ahead (hospitals are never fun, are they) and a rainbow to greet you at journey's end. Oh, and tell Mike that his headpins are beeeautiful! :-)

  12. I send my love and warmest hopes for wellness and happiness to and you and yours. Remember this is supposed to be fun. If it's not, that means it's time to relax and refocus. (I sometimes have to tell myself that. )

  13. Don't be gone too long, we will miss you! My thoughts and prayers are with you and I send warm healthy hugs your way whenever you need them.

  14. Mike is so wonderful. I love your headpins. They are outstanding and beautiful. He is great, just like you. with love, jean xox

  15. Sorry to hear about Mike's illness but glad he isn't as bad as you both thought it would be, plaese let him know he and your family are in my prayers.

    Hope to catch up on the blogging front this August, I have kept the upcoming month wide open so to be free to reconnect with the blogging community, I miss all the interaction immensley.

  16. I hope you feel better soon. I know all too well how illness can just sap you of everything.

    Best wishes and lots of healing!


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