Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Life in Kansas City

It's been almost 3 months now since my husband had his aortic dissection. He's doing very well, and has just gone back to work full time. I do think we still have a long road ahead with recovery, but hopefully everything will be grand by next summer.

I also want to send our heartfelt thanks to Regretsy, April and all the CF4L members who have been so awesome to us through this difficult time. YOU ROCK!

I'm currently planning a trip to California. Actually, planning 2 trips, one by myself and one with the family. My son really misses his friends and can't wait til summer to visit them. Until then he gets to experience a whole different life than we had in California. He met Father Christmas over the weekend...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Scary times..

As I stated in my last blog post, this move has not been easy.

It got worse.

Much worse.

On August 21st, my husband and son went to a cub scout info meeting. On the way home, my husband began to experience possible heart attack symptoms. I rushed him to the hospital, where they determined it wasn't a heart attack.

Instead it was something uncommon - a dissected aorta. He had to have immediate surgery, as a dissected aorta can be fatal - in fact it is most of the time. He was very lucky.

He is currently recovering at the hospital. He's had a couple of setbacks this week, but continues to work towards the goal of coming home and getting back to work.

Since he just started work, he has no vacation or sick pay built up, and we have no income for a while. I had planned to reopen my shop when I had time to retake my photos, change up descriptions and play with SEO stuff. I've decided now is a good time, in case I can make gas or grocery money from my shop. Please share this post with others to help me provide for my son during this very stressful time.

And remember to give extra hugs to your loved ones - you never know what's going to happen.

p.s. I apologize if I don't make much sense - I'm in a state of perpetual exhaustion right now.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


So lots has happened since my last post...

We will be moving back to the Kansas City area in June. Big change for us, since we've been in the Los Angeles area for 11 years now. My son was born here and other than visiting family back there, he has no idea what it will be like. I think he's stressing a bit (not unlike his parents) and I hope I can get him through the last month of school with some sense of normality. Of course, how normal is it to have boxes stacked all over the apartment... ;)

My shop will be deactivated June 1st, so until then I am offering all inventory at half off! Just use coupon code MOVING when you check out. My shop will reopen probably in August, after we get settled. Colin will be starting school mid-August, so I'll have lots of time to create new items! I have lots of ideas.. can't wait to share them with you!