Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Life for what it is. Fragile.

OK. I'm sitting for the first time in weeks. Not true. I sat for three days straight while doing all the paperwork that comes with the end of a fundraiser. Proudly I can say, since we gave the 10-yr-long, same Yankee candle fundraiser the boot, and went with something different and diverse, we made over $13,000.00. We get a great portion of that and are using the money to plan a (HOPEFULLY) awesome Fall Festival, on Halloween day. We had "take the Halloween, out of Halloween" as the Principal requested, and planned all fall themed things. We have a large group of Cherokee Nation Native Americans and a Chief coming in to do a show, a huge pumpkin patch, made by us, Scarecrow contest, parties, and really nice safety goody bags for the kids for Halloween night. I'm happy to pat myself on the back, because we've all worked really hard, and it's coming together pretty well. I will be BEYOND relieved when it's over.

The Fundraiser explained in great detail to me why I will never have a desk job. TOO. MUCH. PAPER. And a whole lot of other work to go with it. I told the Pres. I did my time and don't even ask for help on the next one. (I know she saw the sucker tattoo on my forehead). I could go on for days about all this crap so here's the gist of it all...Yadda, yadda, yadda, Oh and I'm so happy I took on the Terracycle, wash-out-the-nasty-smelling-Juice-pouches and recycle them program. Just a Tip: You might want to snatch up some stock, from the heavy duty yellow rubber glove company. I just might bring the economy back with that. Nahh...That will take a miracle. Or a man named Obama.

On to sadder news. I'm not going to get into great detail, for the privacy of my sister, but I'll give you the basics.
Monday October 13th, her boyfriend we in to the hospital to have hip replacement surgery. (this was the second try...the first time they realized he was a diabetic and postponed the surgery.) Round 2: He goes in that Monday, they give him a spinal, and twilight sleep anesthesia, rolled him to his side and he flat lined. They had to perform CPR for about a minute and he went right in to ICU in Critical condition, no surgery. That was 9 days ago and he is still in a coma. Not breathing on his own, and when the sedative wears off, there's no response. So, Keep him in your thoughts and prayers. We're really not sure what's going to happen....
We have surrounded my sister with love support and best of all, comfort food. Sometimes, there are just certain foods that make you feel SO. MUCH. BETTER. Mine are my grandmother's macaroni and cheese, Her Codfish and potato balls, scalloped potatoes, and as of this past week, Eggplant Parm. has been added to the list. What makes your heart and body all warm, fuzzy and comforted??


AndreAnna said...

Ugh, sorry things have been so busy/ sucky.

My thoughts are with your sister.

chefmom said...

Andreanna: Thanks. She's only 29 and this was THE ONE. We're really hoping he comes out of it.

meleah rebeccah said...

Oh My God. I am sooooooooooooo sorry to hear this very sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

*yeah, never get a day job, there is way too much paper work and it never ends*

PS: I am SO GLAD you posted. I missed you So.Very.Much. I thought you left us!


Momo Fali said...

Wow. Life can get really crazy sometimes. I hope things turn for the better...soon.

chefmom said...

Meleah: Thanks! I've missed not having the time to just sit and catch up or get my laughter for the day. Let's cath up!

Momo: I hope things take a good turn too. Life is crazy right?! And throw into the mix, all of us having the flu for a weekend, dog sitting for 2 crazy dogs, with the end result being that I need some of your Yodka.

meleah rebeccah said...

Yeah. Lets catch up soon!

meleah rebeccah said...

any news on how he is doing? Getting any better?


chefmom said...

Mel: no change at all. They have put in a trach, instead of the ventilator tube, since he had gotten an infection in his mouth. Nothing else otherwise...

meleah rebeccah said...

That sooo damn sad. Im still praying over here....


meleah rebeccah said...

I miss you.

If I don't hear from you....here's hoping you have a fabulous holiday season.

May 2009 be an amazing year for you and yours.


Last Place Finisher said...

Stuffed cabbage - Hungarian style.
Sauerbraten and spaetzle.
Good ole homemade spaghetti and meatballs. Real Schwabian kartofelsalad.

There are the things that comfort me, making my heart all warm and fuzzy.

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