Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Blogging Withdrawal and Teaser Tuesday!

Well it has been over a week since I have posted an entry on my blog. It's been crazy here with everything going on! I mentioned about a week ago that my sister was going to be receiving hospice care once she left the hospital. Well last Monday I got a call informing me that she didn't have as much time as they thought. Actually they told us it would be hours or days. So in my state of panic I hopped on a plane to Denver last Tuesday morning and I have been here since.


Last Wednesday we had a meeting with her doctor who informed us that Brenda would probably not last more than seven days. So at that time she helped us transfer Brenda to a hospice facility here in Denver and that is where I have been spending my free time. Brenda and some other family members are from Colorado Springs so I have been able to go and spend a couple of nights down there to get some laundry and stuff done.


I must say that I am amazed at this woman though! Last week when I got here Brenda has been only able to drink clear liquids, but since we have been at the hospice she has been eating solid foods. For someone that has hardly any colon left in her body I was amazed watching her eat that huge breakfast burrito yesterday smothered in green chile! Boy, that just made me laugh... Her pain has been controllable, but I am just on edge wondering if she is suddenly going to make a turn for the worst. She has two young kids and her daughter's 9th birthday is tomorrow, so I wonder if somehow that has an influence on her good condition at this time.


But boy do I miss posting my blog entries! Although there is a computer available here for me to use that allows me to check email and go blog surfing a little bit, it doesn't allow me to copy and paste. So needless to say I am still out of the loop a little bit.


I also wanted to let you know that I haven't forgotten about my contest for This Side of Heaven by Karen Kingsbury. I will draw for a winner as soon as I get home. I also have to post a review of The View from Mount Joy by Lorna Landvik that will get done next week.


Since today is Teaser Tuesday I'm still going to share a teaser with you. Since I don't have the capability to cut and paste all you get is the teaser sentence today from Shanghai Girls by Lisa See:


"She must hope for a son-and what mother doesn't wish for this thing?-because then their deeper positions will be clear. Every mother must obey her son, even if she is a Dragon."
pg. 108

25 comments:

Julie P. said...

I'll be keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers!

Lezlie said...

Take your time, Jo-Jo. We'll be here for you!

Lezlie

bermudaonion said...

We understand and have you in our thoughts and prayers.

avisannschild said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your sister, Jo-Jo. (I'm obviously behind in my blog reading.) As others have said, we'll still be here! I'll be thinking of you and your family.

Debbie said...

Your whole family in our thoughts and prayers.

Dar said...

I was wondering how things were going Jo-Jo. I'm thinking about you all and praying. You take care, don't worry about stuff here. It'll be here when you get back. Hugs.

Toni said...

Hi there... we miss you when you are gone.. but totally understand and send prayers and thoughts. Dar is right.. it will always be here waiting for you! :)

Missy said...

You and your family are in my prayers....

Janel said...

Hang in there and enjoy your time with your sister. Your whole family is in my thoughts and prayers.

ANovelMenagerie said...

You're in my thoughts and prayers.

The Bumbles said...

Thanks for sharing. I hope you are able to enjoy all the time that you have - don't worry about all of us in the blog world. But glad you were able to enjoy your post - I like that Teaser.

The Lawver's said...

Hey Jo Jo - I've been thinking so much about you lately and really hoping you are holding up. NO worries about work..it's all been just fine!! I'm praying now for you and your family and praying that God gives you the strength and courage that you will need to help get through this. Sending you many hugs your way.
Love you,
Miranda

TexasRed said...

So sorry to hear about your sister. Sounds like you're doing everything you can to take care of your family.

Serena said...

OMG...I'm sorry to hear about your family's trials. I hope that all gets better soon. There's no rush to get back to us...though I'm sure that would ease your mind. we're thinking of you.

jlshall said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your sister. I'd noticed you hadn't been blogging as much lately. It's good that you're able to be with her. All of your blogging friends will be keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Lisa said...

You, Brenda and your entire family are in my thoughts. While looking after your sister, don't forget to take care of yourself as well. I'm sending you a big hug!

stacybuckeye said...

I am so sorry about your sister. Don't forget to take of yourself too!

Anna said...

You and your family is in my thoughts and prayers. ((HUGS))

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Kaye said...

Jo-Jo I am sorry I missed your previous post. I feel so bad for you and your family. I just went through this with my best friend Barbara -I loved her like a sister but she was not blood so I can't imagine your pain. You and all your family are in my prayers. Take care of what you need to do. We'll all be here for you. Cyber hug!

Jo-Jo said...

Thanks everyone! I appreciate all of your comments...I am actually overwhelmed by all of the comments, since I haven't been able to use the computer at the hospice center since yesterday morning, that it really is uplifting.

Luanne said...

Jo-Jo enjoy your time with your sister, thinking of both of you.

Red lady-Bonnie said...

Prayers for your sister, treasure these moments.

Marg said...

Thinking of you and your family at this time! And hopefully your neice gets to have a lovely birthday with her mum still around to celebrate with her.

lilly said...

I had no idea that your sister is suffering so. And you must be too. It is an awful ordeal and I havebeen putting you, your sister and her family in my prayers since I read your post. I know it's not a lot but that's something I can do and I hope it helps.

Jennsbookshelf said...

Jo-Jo-
I'm so sorry..I'm behind in my blog reading and I'm just reading this. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. What an amazing and strong woman!