Wednesday, November 02, 2011

yes, hello?

Hi! Remember me? I am the blogger everyone forgot? So I have been on an unexpected bloggy break apparently. I know it's inexcusable but have much to tell you. First, it was my birthday yesterday and I got some lovely presents! Dad and oldest daughter got me the lovely mugs and teapot from you-know-who. I am drinking my Keurig coffee from one right now!
And second little surprise is Marmalade. Mother knew I wanted a ginger cat since Pumpkin, our previous ginger, that had been given to my by one of my mother's neighbours as a "stray" turned out to be someone else's cat! I had him for many months under false pretenses! How hilarious is that? Anyhow, this bundle of sweetness is not overly found of overweight, snoring, snuffly pugs and has had quite a few hissy fits. But we are working on that. I fear there may be some kind of intervention needed in the future however they seem to be tolerating eachother at the moment.
Next order of business. A close family member was critically injured in a devastating construction accident and quite nearly lost his life. My husband and I are very close to this cousin and his wife so I have been at the hospital almost daily for the last three weeks. He has suffered numerous injuries but the other worker was killed in the accident so we are eternally thankful he is alive. We are lucky he is being treated at one of the best hospitals in the country and has come a very long way since he was admitted.
DN2 is safely ensconced at school and doing well in both hockey and her pre-med program. DN1 is in her fifth year, taking a PR grad program and working like a fiend when she isn't in school. She broke up with her boyfriend of 4 years in early September and I cannot express to you how devastated she was! It was not pleasant around her for those first couple of weeks! And if you can believe it, my youngest is now in grade 8. Highschool next year!


Elizabeth said...

Hey, Lisa! Nice to hear from you again.

koralee said...

I was just thinking of you yesterday my glad you are back and all is well! Yahooooo...hugs to you

Vee said...

No, my darling girl, you are not old! Oh dear, you've had a lot of drama in your world. I'm so glad to know that your cousin is on the mend. You are a wonderful support to be at the hospital so often. And your poor daughter...yes, devastating but do share with her a quote I recently found and love and share all over the place these days: Do you not know that one day someone will show up and you will realize why it didn't work out with anyone else?

Enjoy your sweet kitty! (How sad and funny, too, that you had another kitty under false pretenses. Still not easy to let him go, I'm sure.)

Now don't be gone so long again!

delia hornbook said...

Good to see you back. I am so sorry to hear of your cousins accident i wish him a full and quick recovery. Children bless their hearts they really do grow up very quickly. Happy belated birthday wishes to. Take care, dee x

delia hornbook said...

ps i meant to say what a gorgeous cat i have a ginger boy called Timmy he is a right character and i love him dearly. Enjoy yours, dee x

Callies Cottage said...

Happy Birthday!Welcome Back!Get Well Soon to your friend! Gorgeous meowikins!
Warm Wishes,

Frances said...

Welcome back to the land of blog, and forget about that Old bit. It just won't be received by your readers!

I am sure that those folks in hospital are very grateful for all that you have contributed.

The gifts are lovely, and I think that time will have that new kitty accepted by the pugs.

Amanda said...

No wonder you needed a break, thats a lot of life going on. Hope your cousin continues to improve.

bellaboo said...

Goodness me! wonder you had a bloggy break with all that going on.I hope your friend continues to do do well on the road to recovery,and that your daughter is now coming to terms with the loss of her boyfriend.Belated happy birthday...I see you are a CK fan too! :0)

notes of sincerity said...

Welcome back!! I have missed you. :o) I have checked daily to see if you have posted.
Love your newest addition! Too cute!
And a very Happy Birthday to you.
hugs. Trish

This Horsey Life said...

You think you're the blogger everyone forgot! Haha at least you kept yours going, I deleted mine - Willow House. But I've just started blogging again and am trying to catch up with old friends. Belated Birthday Greetings.

MelMel said...

Happy Birthday....!
Lovely gifts...just my kind of thing!

Hope that your family member is back to good health soon....