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Friday, December 16, 2011

7 Quick Takes

Oh my it has been a long time since I have done a 7 Quick Takes post. Maybe because I am busier now or just because I have fallen into a rhythm and pattern I am not posting as much as I used to. My first month blogging I posted something like 50 posts. Seriously.
So much has happened since my last 7 quick takes. We went on a impromptu road trip to see the Nina and the PintaIMG_9552  and the Cherokee National Museum, Christmas plays were had as well as a High School Theater Production, at which I got no gooIMG_9554d pictures.

Maybe Santa will bring me a new camera for Christmas? IMG_9639

Advent started and we celebrated this year with a new wreath made by my sweet 7 year old son with his very own hands. Shopping was done, presents made and sent and delivered IMG_9544-1

But all that seems small after the phone call we got yesterday. It was one of those phone calls. You know the type we hate to get. It was from a friend of the family. My mother in law had been hit by a pickup truck. She was walking, he was driving 35 mph. She has sustained many injuries and is in critical condition in the ICU. She has had one 5 hour surgery and goes back in tomorrow for more. Now all the sudden the decisions about when and where to meet up with her for Christmas seem trivial. All has changed in the blink of an eye. I am thankful however for the support of everyone who has offered, offered to watch kids, feed dogs, and simply pray.
One thing I do ask for though is that you pray for the man who hit her. See he was a co-worker of hers, He knew her and I can only imagine the anguish he is going through right now knowing he caused so much pain.
So we watch and wait, wait and watch. We wait for the doctors and wait and watch for planes to arrive.  I am ever vigilant watching my children in parking lots, knowing that people this time of year are in more of a hurry and less attentive in their driving. Please keep an eye on your kids and cars. My father always made sure I did, I remind my own kids that parked cars can't and don't always see you so you much watch them. 
IMG_9696On a lighter note my daughters have taken up some interesting hobbies. Pi received a crochet kit for St. Nicholas day and was crocheted everything from head bands to coffee cup cozies( or at least I have an order in for one.). Peanut has taken up bow making to curtail the cost of her bows. It is much easier than we ever dreamed. We are currently just taking care of her but who know both girls may be offering items for sale in the near future. One can hope that they are budding entrepreneurs.

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Summer said...

I've said a prayer for both your mother-in-law and her co-worker. May God bless them both during this difficult time.


Lisa - the Granola Catholic said...

Thank you so much Summer. They need all the prayers they can get. As my husband sits in the ICU he is being touched by so many families that are getting the VISIT from the Doctors. It has touched him. I am sure when he goes back to visit he will take his Deacon bag with him but he can still say a prayer for them.

Imelda said...

I will pray for your MIL and her co-worker. May God bless all of you.

Lisa - the Granola Catholic said...

Thanks so much Imelda, yours and everyone else's prayers mean a lot.

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