Monday, October 15, 2007

Working through it

So I didn't get a chance to create many files this weekend. Spent the day at the Horse Sale Saturday and then we actually go out dancing. We danced and danced and danced and had a wonderful time. We saw some friends because it was rodeo weekend and they were all in town. This was wonderful because it all came together because we got the diagnose on my grandfatherthat afternoon. NonHodgkins Lymphoma. And he is mostly sleeping right now. So I spent all of Sunday at my grandparents house. Soaking up whatever he had to tell me. I will try to get some files out, but my grandfather's time is very limited and truly I am having a hard time concentrating on it. I took my laptop on Sunday to play with some files, but it was hard to get focused. So this is where I am at. I wanted to let everyone know.

The card challenge is still on. I offered a file for the 4th entrant. and yes I am a Packers Fan! I think those who have posted to the thread at the paperthreads forum and expressed interest in it. I hope it ends up being a great challenge.

Lori is back in town and I have to go through emails and see which one of her files to steal for the second entrant in the challenge. I think she was amused I would steal one of her files to give to the second entrant. :)

I went through some thoughts this weekend on life and work, as this type of situation I think makes you do. There will be some big changes coming up and I am anxious to announce, but want everything in order before I do. So that is what is on the horizon.. and if I can get some files together, test cut and up. I will be posting TRFs this week.

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!



Cindy said...

So sorry about the diagnosis for your grandfather. My dad had nonhodgkins lymphoma.
Take care.

Debbi (no 'e' on the end) said...

Oh Chris I am so sorry for this will all be in our prayers here for sure.

Anonymous said...

I will keep your grand dad in my prayers.. I am in remission right now with hodgkins lymphoma... I think we can all do without any files spend the time with your family--they should alwasy come first and I am sure they do..
Diane aka grandmastoy in ks.

Anonymous said...

Take care of your yourself and take all the time you can with your Grandfather. When someone in your family is ill everything else just had to wait a little. you'll never regret any of the time you share with a loved one :) My dad has been ill for a year now and although somedays he drives me crazy because he is so hardheaded about taking care of himself I am thankful that he is here to drive me crazy!


Anonymous said...

Oh, Chris, you and your family are in my prayers. We have been dealing with the same diagnosis for my 54-year-old mom (stage IV) for a year and a half. It's a rough road, but God will keep you strong, if you believe. May God be with you!
Sending you a hug,
Jessica in Kansas

katydid said...

Don't even worry about files right now!!! Be where you need to be....Life IS precious!!!!

Anonymous said...

You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers. It is not an easy road to travel.

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris,

I'll keep you in my prayers. I know exactly what you are going through. My husband parents and brother all died of cancer and my grandfather and uncle died of cancer too.

Laura from Nashua, NH

Christy said...


Is your grandfather well enough to do an interview with him? Or, how about him telling you about a stack of family photos?

Please place your family first.......we can wait.

God Speed- Christy

jsyeager said...

My father passed away of ALL. It was very hard to lose him so early in his life. I pray for you. I know you are not focusing right now, as it should be, but when you are back to it I would love a file on loving a male realitive that passed away - not sure exactly what I am looking for - I design some of my own stuff but love your designs too. Maybe Leukemeia written out with a heart behind it...or something. I would love something masculinie but loving for my dad's pages.

sussann said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandfather. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.