Monday, January 05, 2009

The Year in Review

Citizen of the World strung the first sentence of the first post of each month together in a paragraph. I rather liked the disjointed prose that produced so I am stealing the idea.

As you know, I have been sharing various Pennsylvania German traditions lately. Well, the house is clean. Arrived safe and sound today. It's recipe time again. I don't have any ideas for today that wow me. Tired of all of those surveys made up by high school kids? As we near our Independence Day celebration I have a confession to make. No, I did not fall off the face of the earth. It is 6:21am and Diana and Calypso are already on the bus. Not that long ago I had 32 teaspoons. The circus will be pulling out of town soon. Today is opening day of deer season in Pennsylvania.

Kinda makes your head spin doesn't it?

Not to make your heads spin any worse but....The new year has started off rather dramatically. As you know, my dear friend had her baby. That's the really happy news. I was hoping to go visit her and meet Sweet Pea on Sunday. Unfortunately, I spent the afternoon in another hospital with different friends. On New Year's night the couple's 11 yer old daughter found her mother unresponsive. When she tired to rouse her mother the woman began vomiting and convulsing. As it turns out a brain aneurysm had just burst. In addition to the severity of the aneurysm, she has suffered severe trauma to her heart and has pneumonia due to aspirating vomit. She is in extremely critical condition. The couple also has 15 year old twins. Prayers, good thoughts, positive energy....whatever you'd like to direct toward this woman and her family would be truly appreciated. No matter the outcome, things are going to be very difficult.

23 comments:

Desmond Jones said...

So sorry to hear about your friend's health troubles. I will pray for her.

Suldog said...

Prayer said. Please keep us updated.

Balou said...

I'm so sorry about your friend. I hope she pulls through.

G-Man said...

Lime....?

Grrrrrrrr....

(sorry though)

barman said...

I will send prayers their way. When all else seems a loss, that really can make a difference. Best wishes to your friends in this very trying time.

Craver Vii said...

Those kids are so young. What a tough break to find their mother that way. Praying.

Cocotte said...

Aneurysms are scary indeed....praying for a full recovery and for the family.

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S said...

Sending the good thoughts

Love
Susie

lecram said...

Yes, things will be a challenge either way. Thoughts and prayers to your friend and family.

Sheri said...

Many prayers and strength vibes to your friend and her family.

Logophile said...

Ohhh man, Limey.
That is rough.

I love your summary sentence of the year, cool idea.

citizen of the world said...

Oh how frightening. Good thoughts for your friend and her family.

mssolitaire said...

wow! prayers are definitely going out my friend! I hope the rest of your new year gets better!

Cooper said...

Drumming up what good mojo I can...you never know.

Mona said...

O dear, That is sad. I wish and pray that she may recover and be well soon. may God grant her good health !

(M)ary said...

ohhh. that is tragic. i hope she survives and recovers fully.

Tommy said...

Prayers for her and nothing but love for you ... All my love. Miss you sweetie. **Muwah**

Hilary said...

So sorry to hear of your friend's troubles. Sending best thoughts her way for a full recovery. Please keep us posted.

Palm Springs Savant said...

Oh my gosh, what a dramatic turn of events. Sending prayers out your way...

Maddy said...

Now that's real life drama indeed. How horrific for the family. My knowledge, medical knowledge is pretty limited but as you say, the outcome, now matter what happens will be very difficult indeed. Beaming positive energy.
Best wishes

Ella said...

oh my word, this is awful. i will definately keep her and her family in my prayers. i'm sure they are thankful that she survived the first few moments as it burst - not many do.

Jocelyn said...

Oh, the aneurysm. So scary. So uncertain. Such terror for them/you all.

Crud.