Monday, November 8, 2010

welcome to my world.

i find it quite amusing when you "assume" things will always end up the way your hopeless romantic heart wants them too... only to find yourself, face down in a heaping pile of poop! this week... that's where my head, heart and goals have been laying! period! my goal when getting back from quilt market was to have this terribly fun give-a-way post, work on some swap items, and maybe... just maybe sew a little for my house, only to find out that... an immediate family member has terminal cancer, my son has contracted strep throat, my sewing machine is skipping stitches ( 3rd time in the 1 year i've owned it ) & had to go get a new one, and i'm thoroughly late on all my commitments! aarrgG! what's a girl to do... i am struggling, and i'm a big enough girl to put it out there... because, i'm a real person and this is my real world. Now... my new goal will simply be... a happier post! Somebody please call me a whambulance STAT! xo, heather

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  1. Ok, first things first.... find the chocolate fast! Have some and when you feel a bit better, prioritize. You'll find what is the most important thing(s) to worry about and let the small stuff fall away.... and keep sharing! I find that the more I talk about what's bothering me, the less power that "thing" or fear has over me.... Ok, off my soapbox now. Thinking of you and sending cyber hugs....

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  2. Sorry to hear about your family member. That is always crushing news. I really like your quilt saying. I wish my sister could have one just like it ( she is a breast cancer survivor).

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  3. You hang in there girl! I am thinking about you. I will call soon.

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  4. That sucks. I will try and send some happy thoughts to you. Hang in there, and hopefully happier times are on their way.

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  5. Oh Heather, I'm so sorry you're going through so much turmoil right now. Just know you have a ton of friends to get you through this!!

    You know how to reach me if you need anything, k?

    Hugs!!

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  6. It's on the way! just kidding. Girl we've all been through it. Hang in there! :-)

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  7. I guess it's true what they say...when it rains, it pours. So sorry to hear about your ill family member.....

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  8. I'm so sorry to read that you've got so many stressors going on right now.
    Wishing you the very best,
    Heather =)

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  9. If it helps any...I really like your hoop picture!
    And I hope your week gets better!

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  10. Sorry to hear..I hope this week is better for u! Take care

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  11. So sorry heather (hugs) Life does have a way to putting everything in its place in its own time. But i attitude and love makes a big difference in how we go day to day.

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  12. Awww . . . sucky week. Hope it's getting better already!

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  13. i hate it when life hands you a big pile o'crap. hang in there, lady. a nice margarita and some cookies are good to take the edge off. big hugs headed your way!! XO

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  14. Mrow :( So sorry to hear that news! I'll be thinking of you and your family! Sending hugs and bunny kisses :)

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  15. I'm sorry you've been having such a sucky week Heather darling! I'm here for you if you need me and frankly I don't mind if you bitch at all! Sending lots of hugs and love you way!

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  16. oh my dear friend!! sorry life is getting so bumpy right now. my thoughts are with you, and keep your chin up, brighter days are right around the corner.

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  17. Sounds like this week calls for alcohol and chocolate, STAT! So sorry about your family member. Hope next week shows some positive improvments on all fronts!

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  18. big hug!
    so sorry about the news :( it is so rough to go through it-my husbands stepfather had terminal lung cancer-but the years after his diagnosis were the best his family ever had together.
    Will you FM me your address ? :)
    xoxo
    alexia

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  19. I like REAL people so much better than the "perfect" ones because we are all real, no matter what we share on our blogs.
    I'm so sorry about your loved one with cancer.

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  20. Sounds like you need:
    - A handful of friends
    - Booze
    - Bread pudding
    - Fabric
    - Lots of hugs

    You know we can be dispatched and in place in a moments notice, right? Send a bat signal when you're ready, k.

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  21. I'm so sorry to hear about your family member! Best wishes to you and yours. I hope things look up soon!

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  22. If anyone can pull through this, it's you Heather. Hang.

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  23. I always find the harder I try to keep up and stay on target the more things (like real life) seem to get in the way.
    Sorry to hear about the family member! :.(
    Its rare that we can actually live out our sew life verses real life.

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  24. Hang in there, Heather! That is serious stuff. Keeping your family in my thoughts.

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  25. Hugs...take those lemons life is throwing at you and make some lemonade. Hope your family has time to make some great memories and that your son makes a speedy recovery.

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  26. Oh my goodness! Those are all such overwhelming and stressful news! My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family! Hang in there, Heather!

    And I really love your hoop! :)

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  27. sending ((hugs)) your way
    x mandy

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  28. Sorry to hear about the illnesses. Hope tomorrow brings good things!!

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  29. Oh Heather, so sorry you are going through such a rough time. hang in there and don't forget to take care of yourself.

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  30. Hi Heather, So sorry to hear about your family member.
    You hang in there!

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  31. Oh girl I wish I could bring a big ol' glass of my hubby's delicious wine and my homemade cheesecake over right now. Food and booze cures most ailments! And remember, this too shall pass. Big hugs:)

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  32. I am so sorry about your family member and your little guy! It sounds like this has been an overwhelming week and I hope you are able to take care everyone, including yourself!

    Hope this next week brings happier news!

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  33. Good grief! You have your hands full. Hope you son recovers quickly. And I'm so sorry to hear that cancer has invaded your family. I know from experience it's more than tough. Hang in there!

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  34. Life seems quite full for you these days Heather- I like Mary's suggestion to find some chocolate-VBG
    We all need things that distract us - whether its patting fabric, taking a run, painting a picture,talking to a good friend on the telephone or drinking a favorite drink when we are feeling overwhelmed or challenged by life.
    I hope that your family finds themselves surrounded by the support and laughter of loved ones as you cope with your family member's serious illness. Hope your little one gets better quickly.
    You will find your way through all the jobs you are facing just now- Be kind to yourself - everything will get done...
    Sending you warm thoughts and a cyber hug,
    Regards,
    Anna

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  35. So sorry to hear about your family member having terminal cancer =( Hope your son is feeling better soon! You know what they say 'things can only go up from here' =) I'll keep you in my thoughts =)

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  36. You are so much fun even with the whine of the whambulance! :) Real life step in your path day ... it'll soon move, after you kick butt, and routine will happen again. My sincerest sympathy for your cancer news, thoughts and prayers! Goodness gracious with the strep throat son ... hugs and mommy kisses will help! When life returns to the somewhat straight and fun ... we'll be here for you! Take care and thank you for sharing!!

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  37. Wow. I'm so sorry to hear about your loved one with cancer. We have had some life and death situations in my family recently and I also struggle with how much to share. I think it's right to be honest and not pretend. And sounds like you are focusing in the important stuff first. It's ok to be sad when sad things happen. How frustrating that your "therapy" is acting up too! Best wishes in the days and weeks ahead Heather.

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  38. Well, crap! That's a brutal welcome home from Market. I hope that your son is feeling better soon and that you can carve out some sewing time so you feel better too. So sorry about your family's devastating news Heather. Hugs your way.

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  39. The good news! It will pass! At least that's my thoughts when life gets all sucky like that. Sending you big hugs, and virtual choclate!

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  40. So sorry to hear about your family member. Cancer sucks! I hope your week gets better (it's Monday again, time for a better week!) Thanks for sharing your life with us, sometimes it's just good to know that others are real too.

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  41. Little steps..little steps.
    And ssslllooowww down.

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  42. So sorry to hear you and your family are having such a crappy time. Find time for you in the madness and although you seem super feisty, a quality I recognize, don't be afraid to ask others for help, after all you are human :-) love across the miles xx

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  43. Oh Heather what a rotten week! So sorry for you and your family, thinking of you all. Take care.

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  44. That stinks. I am sorry to hear of your bad week. But I have to say, you certainly have a way of making people smile with your upbeat attitude!

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  45. I've been where you are now - sending peace, love, and hope your way.

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  46. Sorry about the drama and I hope everything works out. The hoop is awesome and I totally understand the sentiment.

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  47. Not a good week by anyone's standards but you still put a smile on everyone's face with that post!!!
    You're definitely a-sunny-side-up-my- empty-glass-is-always-full-kind-of-girl! Good for you :)

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  48. For what it is worth, I love that hoop!

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  49. Hang in there! I am very sorry to hear about your family member with cancer. That's so sad and it sounds very sudden as well. These things are so much more important than blogging and swaps. I think we all know that.

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  50. i agree with Mary...find the chocolate, put in a girly movie with some manly eye candy like Johnny Depp or Hugh Jackman, and take a few deep breaths.

    i've been dealing with some crushing family issues the past few months as well, so i know how it can feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders sometimes :(

    and i hope my saying this doesn't offend you, because i don't know if you're religious or not, but i'll add you to my prayers tonight :)

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  51. My thoughts are with you.
    Do take care of yourself.

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  52. Hey you, feel better! Things can be in the pitts, but there's always something to be happy for, ya know?

    Such as that super cute little hoop up there. For Real! Go grab some hot chocolate, yummylicious ice cream, and some of your fav movies and rest out and relax. Some things are out of your control, and you need to keep yourself healthy.

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  53. Gosh, I'm so sorry to hear about all that! I guess the brigt side is that if karma is any type of indicator, then you're due for a windfall of good things to come :) Hang in there!

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  54. sorry you are feeling down. Life does suck sometimes, but a problem shared is a problem halfed or so they say. I email my best friend in the UK every week and we always have a good moan....you need some one to moan to every now and then. Hugs Linda

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  55. Darn it anyway ... sorry to hear about your family member. I will keep them in my thoughts ...
    Don't be hard on yourself Heather ... a silly swap can wait and so can everything else. Family is much more important and so is your well-being.

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  56. Your quilt message is right on! I am so very sorry to hear about your family member. Hugs are a great way to cope with difficult times. Give and receive many. A little chocolate never hurts either. Hang in there, Heather. You ROCK!

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  57. So sorry to here about your week. Here is a big (Hug) from me to you!

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  58. UGH It's times like this when you just want to turn that clok back and make it all go away. I'm sorry. I've dealt with the worst of your list with both of my parents now and it is ROUGH getting through that and dealing with your emotions too. HUGS!Just breathe.

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  59. oh Heather- sorry for the bad news... things just happen at any moment! Cakes, pies, ice cream, chocolate... that always works for me!

    Feel better soon sweets! It'll all be alright!

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  60. oh dear! I'm sorry to hear things haven't been going well. I'm very sorry to hear about the family member with cancer! Hope you know that I'm thinking of you and better times are right around the corner! ~Jessica

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  61. so sorry you've had such sad news Heather - on top of all the other niggles - wishing you love and light

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  62. I'm sorry to hear about your family member : (

    But as I scrolled further and further down to post a comment :D it's clear that you're admired and loved by many!! We've all had those days, weeks, months...


    ; ) Are you sure you're not just trying to keep that Creamsicle Pip fabric to your self ; D hee hee.

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  63. did someone say Creamsicle??

    Clearly I meant *Sherbet!!

    ; D

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  64. Just wanted to send some warm thoughts your way -- if enough of us do it, maybe things will improve!!! But when all else fails, listen to those who recommended chocolate and booze... :)

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  65. I'm so sorry to hear about your family member. Having gone through a cancer journey with my best friend in the last year, it totally zapped my creative energy for a really long time. Hugs from CA.

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  66. Aw so sorry Heather. I say "deep breaths, and do one little manageable baby step at a time"! HUGS

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  67. ughhh. Life is not always a bowl of cherries and terminal cancer is for sure the pits. The one thing I know from losing my dad to cancer is that you have to take it day by day, treasure time together and find some humor and positive even in bad situations. You are one of the most positive people I have met in this virtual world and it is clear you surround yourself with loving, positive people . . . rally together and enjoy the little victories. Great quilt saying and I do think bitching helps!

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  68. I'm so sorry you're having a hard time. Maybe if you do exactly what your stitchery says, you'll feel better. :-) I do hope you feel better soon, and I'm so sorry about your family member.

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  69. gezzzz that is the pits... winging massive good thought to you and your family

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  70. Oh my that's just dreadful news, and I think you are quite entitled to a pity-party post! I have been told that bad things happen in 3's, you've had your 3 now so it's all up from here!

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  71. I'm sorry you're going through such a tough time, and I'm glad you know where to turn when that happens--to the world of quilters who care about you and are cheering you on and commiserating. Wouldn't it be terrible to feel like you're the only one who experiences such a string of downright crappy things? The only way we know we're not alone in that is to hear about it when other people go through it. So, thanks.

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  72. Bumma- take a big breath, and make sure you remember to have some quiet time for you cos when life is sucky it's so important that strong people like you still get some care and attention:) Sending sunshine and smiles from my side of the world and hoping your week has been more positive. Ciao

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  73. I am so sorry to hear about your family member. I don't have that going on, but the rest I can relate to. I'm not sure I even remember how to turn my sewing machine on! I feel like my life is so busy right now I'm racing to get through it instead of looking around to enjoy it. Well, at least we're not alone. I'll send happy thoughts and sewing mojo your way and maybe catch my breath one of these days!
    Hang in there...

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  74. take a deep breath and then....go on . Don't loose your head...... Look after yourself, that's the most important thing!!!

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  75. Such a cool way to say "had a bad day" - I need more of your mojo!

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  76. Sorry to hear about your family member I will keep them in my prayers. Life happens unfortunately the good as well as the bad, hang in there. Hope your son is feeling better.

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  77. crap. That's one poop week. I like your motto though. Hang in there. I'll send fabric (and chocolate).
    Keep going real person!
    ~ Wendy @ www.ShopTheFabricQuarter.com

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  78. Wow, that is a lot of insanity you are dealing with right now! My only solution would be to curl up on the coulc with a comfy quilt, some tea, and some chocolate. I hope there is some good news in the future concerning the cancer and your son feels better! Until then just do what you need to do to feel better yourself!

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  79. I totally know what you mean. Terminal cancer is a buzz-kill, for sure! ;) Even when events take a turn in our lives, the grief and sadness can be beautiful. My father in law was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma 11 years ago - they gave him a max of 10 to live. It has not been a smooth ride, but I know he has (and we have) been thankful for every minute. You are in my prayers! BIG HUG!!!

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  80. So sorry to hear about all the recent junk, Heather!!! Glad you were able to do some retail therapy (fabric is such a fabulous way to feel better)!! Praying the next week brings some extra blessings. And we all have obligations and aspirations that temporarily need to be moved to the side from time to time. Take care of what's important!

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  81. Gurlll,
    I'm loving your stamina!!! Just hang in there and keep on "bitching" is right!!! I love your quilts and will follow you as your writings are very appealing. We can't all be happy and smiling ALL THE TIME! I look forward to seeing your Houston acquisitions! Oh and about being a hopeless romantic, I'm one too and all too often find myself side-stepping poop as well. The side-stepping is from observance of others. I guess you could call me a synical romantic...hoping for the best, but always prepared for the other shoe to drop. Crazy, isn't it?

    Sending you positive vibes and cyber hugzzies as you cope and deal with your family member and son. Good luck with the new machine!
    WHAMBULANCE enroute...great!

    hugz
    Pam

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