Monday, March 19, 2012

V and Co: winners

from my iphone archives

first and foremost: winners:
winner of book and magazine:
heather D who said:
I've finished a number of medium sized projects in the last few weeks and things are pretty quiet right now for me! I'm working on small baby quilts for our local hospital foundation, and not much else at the moment.

Thanks for the giveaway.

winner of magazine:
ginny jenny who said:
My hubby and I have been LOVING this wonderful weather! Our way to celebrate is to go hiking during the weekends. And it's inspiring us to keep the house nice and tidy and clean.

I think my next project I'm planning on doing is sewing some curtains for the front room. It'll make the room feel a lot more completed and less empty. I'm excited!

winner of magazine:
ELNM  who said... I've actually been sewing some quilt blocks - I'm new to quilting so this is exciting. Got my space organized so it's easier to work. Thanks for the chance to win.

thanks for all who entered, i've got some more books to giveaway (some not mine!) so watch as the month progresses for that!
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 our spring break took a little sour note at the end there, right after i wrote how awesome our spring break was going, our oldest son, was admitted to the hospital.
 literally i wrote the post and that son started throwing up and the pain in his stomach was a little too much to bear. so we took him in and sure enough the kiddo had a kidney infection. yikes. he didn't complain about anything the day prior, and as a matter of fact he was playing and goofing around running with some boys at the park.
but when i took him to the doctor and they ran some tests, we didn't even get to come home, we went straight to the hospital, and stayed there for two days and a night.
come to find out he has a duplicated collecting system in his left kidney, which makes it easier to have kidney infections. we were able to leave the hospital and go home once his fever got down to a normal range for at least 12 hours.
i have some great neighbors and friends that made it that i could stay with the kiddo. and i got to use my bus load of chocolate chips to make a few dozen cookies as thank yous. we took them around last night.

and well even though he's doing so much better today, and went to school, we still have doctor appointments, and decisions to make on what to do. i'm just grateful of how awesome the doctors were and that we went in when we did.

so for now we rest.
 it sure makes you grateful for those very uneventful days where the complaining your kids do is just about folding laundry, and how bored they are. sometimes we take those days for granted, and it takes a pretty sick little boy to make you realize just how blessed you are with all the non complaining of scary things on a daily basis you don't have to deal with.

22 comments:

Heather D. said...

Just saw that I won! YAY!! I've sent you an email with my address. :)

bdaiss said...

Oh goodness! That's a bummer way to end a great Spring Break. :( Glad the boy is better. Here's hoping the doc's give you good news and their is smoother sailing ahead.

Charlotte said...

Oh my goodness - how scary! My husband had a kidney infectino over Christmas - worst time of the year! To see this great big guy reduced to a quivering wreck was so scary. Kidney infections SUCK! Glad he is on the mend xx

notes of sincerity said...

So glad you were able to stay with your son and also that you are home again. Bless his (and your) hearts! I know what you mean about a turn of events, boom! I will be praying as you make those tough choices.
I smiled when I read about your chocolate chip cookies. :o) I did the very same thing for the nurses in neurology at the hospital. :o) I posted a picture too. They were angels in the flesh, both stays.
Have a great week. love, Trish

Kim said...

So happy he is home and seems to be okay for now! My thought and prayers will be with you.You are amazing to have found the time to make cookies!!!!!

Congratulations to the winners!

Angela {fussycut} said...

First of all- love that picture. You crack me up!
Second- so sorry to hear about your son. :(

Erin said...

That's kinda scary news. I had a similar issue when I was very young, although for me, I would get really really sick and no one could figure out what the problem was. When they finally figured out it was the plumbing between my bladder and kidneys, they were able to fix it surgically. That was 25 years ago and I haven't had a problem since! I'll keep my fingers crossed that whatever you guys decide to do, he stays healthy and happy.

Gale, Ky quilter said...

Congratulations to the winners!!!!

SLO Rober said...

I hope you get things are figured out!

Esch House Quilts said...

So glad your son is feeling better!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

So glad the oldest noisemaker is feeling better! Love the CHIP pic! Jenn

CrazyOldLadies@gmail.com said...

It's the WORST when our babies are sick! I've had the same scary Mom moments sitting in the ER with my kids. There've been times when nothing was wrong, and time when something is wrong. And it definitly gets you counting your blessings. Glad he's doing better. :o)
And at least you didn't have to eat all those chocolate chips yourself and REALLY have them go to your butt!
Love Ya'!

elizabeth said...

Glad he (and you) are both home. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. Great pic with the chic chips-in all this you still have your sense of humor-very important!!!

SuzyMcQ said...

So relieved to hear that your son is on the mend and that working with the good docs that got him well that he will be tip top in no time.

We worry about our kiddos all the time, whether they are 6 or 16, don't we?

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for what you had to go through. I don't think there is anything worst than a sick child and you can't do anything about it. I will pray for you.

Tiphaine said...

ouch...I hope he's getting back on his feet smoothly....

Tamie said...

It is so hard with kids when they seem absolutely fine and then, out of the blue, end up really sick. You feel like you must have missed something. I'm glad that he is back home and that you found something to do with all those chocolate chips.

Annalia said...

Are you saying those chocolate chips are going to go straight to your rear?

pamela said...

That's a tough guy you have! You are right about having something like this happen making you appreciate the boring days.

mascanlon said...

So glad your son is feeling better. I am trying to be grateful everyday for the "normal" as you said it changes in an instant!

Patty said...

Hope your boy is feeling better and the treatment for the long run will make things better, or at least manageable for him and you too.

V and Co. said...

thank you everyone, he's doing sooo much better! and we have follow up appointments soon, so all is going well. thank you for all your concern and love!

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