Sunday, April 13, 2008

I'm still here

first illness - seven months old
Originally uploaded by m.Lee
We're still here, getting by each day. Little blee is sick for the first time and it has been hard on all of us. Especially at night. Saturday night was rough and I am really hoping that today goes better. Since her big problem is congestion and a cough she needs to be upright as much as possible so that means an extra lot of me wearing her. I'm very glad that I got this carrier back from the friend I loaned it from because it is simply the best for long snuggly carries. It has structure combined with long soft wrap straps. Perfection.

My friend is getting out of the hospital tomorrow afternoon, a day later than scheduled but we are just happy he is coming home. He was able to eat for the first time in a week! They removed all the cancer that they could see and we are praying that the chemotherapy will take care of the rest. It is going to be a rough ride and I am hoping to do as much to help them as possible. One thing is for sure is I won't let them near blee until she is 100% well because he can't afford to get sick right now.

On a more positive note I have a show lined up at a local cafe. Not just a local cafe, but my favorite cafe. mmmmm curried hummus and veggie sandwich... mmm popovers, yes the place where the popover obsession came from. I will be hanging my collages and some framed prints the beginning of May for a month. I'm going to try and arrange some sort of opening with them. I'm also thinking about doing a large print and a large canvas collage to draw attention to the whole shebang. Break up all the smaller works with something big(ish) and bold. We'll see if I can actually pull it off. Regardless I've been a productive gal over the years and have a lot of work to pick from but will be focusing on more recent stuff.

A great thing about these mixed-media pieces on canvas is that I don't need to frame them and this saves me hassle and more importantly money.

First Snow


Time to wind down, eat dinner and hopefully go to bed early. We have There Will be Blood with Daniel Day Lewis rented, but I am not sure if I am in a good head space for that right now.

Goodnight and good morning.


Andrea Q said...

Congratulations on your upcoming show. I hope blee feels better very soon.

jodie nicholson said...

Hope bLee is on the mend quickly!
And well done on booking the show, I hope it does really well for you.

Now I want a sandwich....

pk fairaday said...

Wow- you sure have a lot on your plate! Hope baby is better soon, and your gallery show will be so cool! Oh- and I'm sure you did get to bed early if you tried to watch There Will Be Blood- I thought it was the most boring movie ever!

stilettoheights said...

hope blee is feeling better, I have a had a dreadfully sick puppy and I was a mess, I cannot imagine a child being sick, I would lose my mind.

congrats on the cafe show!

Marissa L. Swinghammer said...

She doesn't have a fever, she's just super congested and teething at the same time. At least I don't think there is any danger.

And over seven months without getting sick is pretty good for a baby!

RainbowMom said...

I sure hope your little blee is better very soon and your friend is well on his path to a full recovery! And, congrats on your show in your favorite cafe? It doesn't get any better then that. :)

Tina Mammoser said...

Yah, I get to see YOU! :) Cool, I never knew what you looked like. Hope blee is very well soon, and that you get to rest soon.

There Will be Blood is *very* good, whenever you get around to watching it.

UniqueNurseGranny said...

You are a string woman which is necessary right now.Good health to all.