It has been a week filled with emotions everywhere.....thankful grateful stressful worry surprises and relief are just a few we have had over the past week. As I was busy finishing up things for the vendor show I received a call from our daughter....she was sick and wanted to know what to do....after a round of questions I sent her to the campus nurse and from there she was sent to the ER....back to the dorm 4 hrs later with a round of meds. Instead of getting better she was getting worse and in less than 24 hrs my excitement for the upcoming show went to worry and a feeling of helpless. Steve called to check on her around 9:30 Wednesday night.....she sounded worse and after getting her to check her temp and finding out it was 103+ he told her to call one of her friends to take her to the ER and we would be on her way up......after many phone calls, questions and answers Steve was headed west 3 hrs as he was working in northeast Georgia and I headed northwest 6 hrs. She was released to Steve 5 hrs later with the flu.....the hospital was filled and other than this she was a very healthy young girl. I made it up and we stayed in a hotel with her overnight then I brought her home Friday.....There was no way I was bringing her home that sick and then leave for anything....I called the convention headquarters and explained the situation.....being a parent also they understood.....it was a long weekend that lasted 6 days....but she is back on campus today feeling better. The door to the art convention was closed, but over the past several days several others were opened. I will be adding some of the things I had packed and ready to go to my Etsy shop over the next few days. Need to take tons of pics.
Now on to good news......Seth picked up the mail while I was gone to get KC and I came back to find a letter inviting me to exhibit in an upcoming Art Festival over on Jekyll Island....now I just need to decide on which pieces. Yesterday I received an email with another invitation to be a part of another exhibit in April......so it is true when one door closes another opens....and I am a big believer things happen for a reason.
I had received an email from my friend Amy the day KC was so sick....while visiting her blog either Monday or yesterday....can't remember....imagine my surprise when I was reading along and see my name listed as one of her inspirations.....then when I read what she had written...."She has to be one of the most generous people on the planet!" I was speechless....I know some of you find that hard to believe. I have always tried to live by the Golden Rule.....Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. I have known Amy for several years and she is always the sweetest kindest soul....always offering to help....I believe she would do most anything for you if she was given the chance.....and she is so funny....always has something funny to share....about herself usually. She is such a joy to know....almost makes me wish I lived in Texas sometimes just to be closer to her!
And there is more......
Monday I ran to the post office and found a little manila envelope addressed to me....a week or so ago I received an email from another art friend, Kathy....she drew my name from her mailing list for her monthly drawing. Inside was this sweet little collage created on an old book cover. If you are looking for something special you really should check out Kathy's Etsy shop and her blog is always filled with lots of eye candy. If everything is as sweet and well made as my little collage you will not be disappointed. Thanks Kathy for drawing my name!
Thankful and grateful for all the things mentioned above....I am back in worry mode. Colby called us last night.....his girlfriend had come over and could not wake him. She called for an ambulance....he spent last night in the hospital and is back at his apartment this afternoon. He was treated for low blood sugar and potassium with a follow up in the morning with his doctor.
I have been unboxing some things and taking photos. Will post here when I get some things listed in my Etsy shop.
Thanks for visiting.....