Monday, December 29, 2008

So much to blog and so little time

We have had more hectic days lately. Saturday, which was also Day 7 of Hanukkah started out pretty quiet after a lovely evening prior where Marc and I went out on a date. We actually bumped into this friend and she was with this friend from Canada. After catching up for a couple of minutes we decided we would have a mini reunion at our home on Sunday evening. Marc went to work on Saturday night and I just chilled with the DD. I received a phone call from my MIL about my FIL that I will explain later in this post.

Sunday started out with a birthday party for the kiddos to attend. They had a blast. Then we had the last day of Hanukkah to celebrate. I did not want to give the DD their final gifts as they were the big ones and I wanted Marc to be there (he was working). I decided to give them each a set of pajamas that I had purchased for them from the Disney Store that I had not pulled out yet. If you can believe it, those PJ's got the biggest reaction of all of the nights of Hanukkah by far....weird kids.

Later that evening, I had that get together with Viv, Tammie, Candy (private), Dawn (private) and Shari (most with hubbies in tow and of course all of their children. As Dawn reported, it was a mini blogger bash...what fun!! We all laughed our (petite) asses off and the children were either attacking Mr. Myke (also known as Master C by Katie and I have no idea why ;0) or running around like loony tunes!

These women are part of a larger group here locally that are so special to me. Actually, my blogging buddies worldwide are quite special to me not to mention my facebook friends...oh my would think that I have computer addiction or something (smirk)

The low light of the weekend is that my FIL is really struggling. His health is very poor. He went into Congestive heart failure 2 nights ago during an emergency blood transfusion. Now, his Kidneys are failing so he starts dialysis this week. They have to try to transfuse again tomorrow as his white blood platelets are so sparse that he is not clotting at all! At that point they can implant the catheter for the dialysis. All of this to prep him for very risky open heart surgery...not good. It is a very stressful time and my sweet Marc is doing all that he can do to help his folks through this tough time. When he is not working he is either with his folks or advocating for them with the doctors. It is taking it's toll. I thank all of you that have offered support to us and sent prayers on behalf of Big Al. We so appreciate of it all.

We are really wiped tonight and I still have work to get done so I will post pics and video tomorrow so please check back.


Monica said...

Sending all of you prayers, with special ones for Big Al, to help during this rough time.

Beverly said...

so sorry to hear of your father in law. praying for him!

Diana said...

Saying lots of prayers for your FIL. It is hard watching your parents get "older".

Tammie said...

It was truly a wonderful evening at your home the other night. I hope that you introduced Marc to the chocolate beast. That was a killer cake Viv brought along.

Big Al is in our prayers. Let us know if you need anything.

Michelle said...

Prayers being said for Big Al and Marc too!

Shari McConahay said...

Thanks so much for having us over, we had a great time! We are here if you need us for anything, lots of love to you, Marc & especially Big Al!

Teresa said...

I know what you mean about the blogosphere. It's wonderful having friends around the world and bloggy get-togethers, however impromptu they may be. My husband said it well we he said, "Meeting good friends for the first time."

I'm sorry about your father in law. I have lost both of my parents to cancer and the stress of watching a parent struggle through medical issues is extremely difficult. My prayers go out to you, Marc, and his parents.

Vivian M said...

Sorry this is so late, I finally have a decent internet connection.

Thank you so very much for the invite and a wonderful evening, I had the best time and I think Kerri enjoyed herself the most! You are so gracious and considerate, and a dear, dear friend. I hope someday you can come visit us!

Big Al is in our thoughts and prayers. I hope he gets better soon so he can start to heal. Please give Marc hugs from us, we wish there was more we could do.

And if you ever need to chat, you know where I am - I will call you right back since I have free long distance to the States!

Love and hugs from the crazy Canucks!