Saturday, May 01, 2010

I heard it on Monday afternoon when my little girl woke from her nap, "Mommy, HOT!". Her brother had just had a fever two days before so I knew what she meant right away. 3 days later she was fever free. Very exhausted and still so sick. It spread to me and my husband. It has been wearing us down but now I believe we are on the down slope of the cold. My little girl is still so sick but is getting better every day. So we have been sort of laying low. As much as you can with two little ones. :)

Last evening we lost a family member. My husbands grandfather. It was expected. He was 98 and up until just very recently he led a truly wonderful life in good health. We should all be so lucky. Still there is sadness of course.

So the services will begin in a few days and end on the evening before of our 10th wedding anniversary. So many ups and downs. Which is what life always is right?

So I did want to leave on a positive note by announcing the winners of my little giveaway.

The ABC collage goes to Kolleen
The Coneflower collage goes to Beverly
And the Strawberry and Butterfly collage goes to Amy.

Thank you all who left me a kind word. It is appreciated! Winners can you please contact me with your addresses and I will get your art out to you shortly.



Fruitful Fusion said...

Sorry for yor loss Dana.

I hope your little girls is doing better now.

Kate England said...

So sorry for your loss! What a lot of contrasts going on in your life just now. Hope you all feel better soon! Congratulations to the lucky winners!

Kolleen said...

i am so sorry for your loss and the sickness that is surrounding your family.

sending big get well wishes and much comfort to you.

i am SO happy i won the giveaway!!!! YAY!!!!

i am hopeful today will be one of rest and relaxtion as you all battle getting through your sickness.

love and hugs

Michele at A House Called Nut said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's grandfather, Dana. Here's wishing you and your family the very best.

And I don't know how I missed your giveaway, but I did. Darn! Those are lovely collages and some lucky winners!

Mousy Brown said...

So sorry to hear what a tough week you have had - hope things are looking up a bit now! Take care em x

Wini said...

Hi Dana, Sorry to hear about your husbands grandfather and thinking of you and your family. Sorry to hear that your family are sick and hope you get well soon! Congrats to the winners of the competition. take care! xo

AG Ambroult said...

Dana, when you are feeling better, the services are over, and you've celebrated your big TEN, send me an email so I can give you my address (I don't see your email address anywhere)

So very excited to own an original by you!

Louise Gale said...

Oh honey, had no idea so much was going on, so sorry for your loss and the sickness in the household too. Wishing you all feel better soon. Better times are ahead. :-) xxx

Concetta said...

Oh dear Dana, I was thinking its been a bit quiet and then popped in a read this. So sorry. Love, warmth and goodness to you all. xx

jacqueline said...

Dearest Dana, so sorry to hear that you and your family are unwell! And i am so so sorry for your loss too! I hope you and your love ones feel better soon. Will be thinking of you and sending you healing love your way! Have a lovely merry day and rest of the week! Love to you!