Thursday, December 29, 2011

Just checking in!

Hello to all my blogging friends, I hope this post finds you all well and happy!

The news about my brother took my breath away and I totally forgot to post for SFF, I'm very sorry and thanks for stopping by. They did not do the surgery as planned, because more tests came back that showed he now has Stage Four Adeno Carcinoma of the Esophagus and Stomach which has spread into his Lymph Nodes and several of his vital organs (Kidney, Liver, Heart). He will begin radical Radiation and Chemo Therapy ASAP. Please continue to pray it is still touch and go!

On Christmas morning at 3:00am a drunk driver hit our parked cars. We just found out the man's insurance has lapsed and if they can not find him by next Tuesday they will close the case. At least we have uninsured motorist insurance.

You know, I sit here and write this stuff and have to put it into perspective, it is minute considering the scheme of things! A fellow VC Rocker lost her two sons in a car crash on Christmas day! I could not imagine what that must be like. My thoughts and prayers go out to her and her family. I hope and pray that they can find some peace in all this turmoil and that someday Christmas will become a blessed time for them once again.

Life sure is strange and often throws us some painful curve balls from time to time. I hope all my blogging friends you  have a Wonderful New Year and that if this year was too much sometimes I pray for better times for us all for next year!

I did do a lot of stamping prior to all the craziness of this Christmas! I thought I would share some of the gift bags I made with you.  Some were made with my Cricut and some with the SU Ornament Templates from last year.

These were a lot of fun and were well received. Each bag (8 of them) were filled with 10 gift cards each. I was a stamping fool that is for sure. I'll share the cards with you in the next few days.

I have another card for SFF's post for tomorrow. I hope you have time to create something fun. Hug your loved ones!


Susan said... your bags; wish I could barter box with you; hope you know what that is]]

Carey said...

I love each of these. You did a great job. I am thinking of you and your family. It has been a rough year for you. Darn that guy for hitting you. I was in a roll over when I was living in CA. A guy hit me in a a week old truck that was his friend's. Neither one of them had insurance. My truck was totaled. Luckily I too had uninsured driver insurance. Happy New Year my friend and hope it will be a good one for you.

Hugsn and licks
Carey and Roscoe

Ann Schach said...

Your bags are gorgeous, Patrice! I will continue to hold you and your family in my thoughts and prayers!