Monday, December 27, 2010

Update on my Dad

I thought I would give an update on my dad and explain why, again, I haven't been posting.  Dad is going back downhill fast.  They now give him 2 weeks-1 or 2 months at the most to live.  He can't eat or drink, his heart is working now at only 30%.  Add renal failure and copd that is horrible and increasingly worse there is no longer any hope.  He will be moved to hospice to die.  All I can do now is pray for his peace and dignity and for him to be as pain free as possible.  Please pray for him, too.  Love, Elle

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Where have I been?

Where have I been?  Well, it is like this.  My dad almost died last week.  Do you believe in miracles?  The priest read him his Last Rites (a Catholic thing) and the doctor's told us to expect the worse.  He wouldn't make it through the night.  He as on life support and I have never ever seen him look so bad.  Grey.  We gathered together as a family to give him our love and support.  He did, indeed, make it throught the night.  And the next night.  And the next.  He was never alone.  With 5 kids we rotated and took turns being at his bedside.  If love could make him live, then he will live to be 100.  He is 82 years old.  I was not ready to say goodbye.  You see, I love my father.  With everything I am.  He is nos out of ICU and I am back home frantically getting ready for Christmas morning.  All of the presents are made and wrapped.  Baking is being done as I type.  Christmas is good this year.  My father is alive!  lOVE, eLLE

Thursday, December 9, 2010

What I'm up to

I haven't posted any pictures in a few days because I have been CRAZY busy.  How about you?  Here is a short list of what is happening in my life:
1.  Painting 9 presents
2.  Making 16 ____ (it is a secret!)
3.  Preparing for my Cookie Exchange party.
4.  Decorating cookie boxes for said party
5.  Making gingerbread sugar cookie ornaments as party favors.
6.  Cleaning my house.  (yes, I said cleaning) lol
7.  Planning my annual Christmas breakfast.
8.  Cleaning and decorating my bff's house for the party.
9.  Preparing the craft class we are doing at the party.
10.  Baking and cooking for my house.
11.  Making whoppie pies.
12.  Making 4-6 dozen cookies for the party using a recipe that grandma used every Christmas.
13.  Not sleeping in order to get things done.
14.  Working out at the swimming pool.
15,.  Making 2 scraplings for a swap with Art For The Creative Mind-a wonderful online group.
16.  Getting something made and ready for my blog post tomarrow or the day after.
HELP!  So much to do and so little time!  Love, Elle

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas is in the Air!

Every year, even though I put up my Christmas Tree the weekend after Thanksgiving (in the US), the Christmas season doesn't start for me until I have watched "Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer" on television.  (for the 100th time!).  Gosh, I love that show.  I am busy working on some last minute Christmas cards that I wanted to share with you today.  Of course you already know how much I love the images from Magnolisious!  Today is no exception.  Without further adue let me present Tilda in all her wintry glory!  Love, Elle

I've been practicing my Copic Marker skills!