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Friday, August 10, 2012

sorry to be AWOL...

this has been an UGLY week...

on Monday we found out that Rick's brother got a BAD pet scan report...

he has had chemo, with not good results...

followed by radiation...with not good results...

Monday he starts a very aggressive chemo which will prepare him for a stem cell transplant...

we are dealing with this...
helping where we can...

we are just out of sync here...

art & blogging have been on the back burner for this week...

I hope to be back on Monday with our regularly scheduled programming...

thanks for understanding...

have a good weekend...

make art!
wendy


63 comments:

JPScraps said...

I'm so very sorry your family is going through this. Family is #1 so don't worry about anything else. Praying for you and your family.

Hetty said...

I will send positive vibes to Rick's brother and big hugs to you and your family!
Be strong.

Redanne said...

So sorry to hear about Rick's brother, hope this latest treatment works for him. Great big crafty hugs to you all. A x

marilyn said...

Sending prayers and hugs your way.

Ana K. said...

I am so sorry to hear bad news. Dont`t worry about blog posts. All the best for Rick`s brother!

Elaine A said...

Wendy -

No need to explain, family comes first. I will keep Rick's brother in my prayers.

Elaine Allen

Laura said...

Family comes first. Take care of things on that front. Sending a prayer.

Debby L. said...

Family is priority. Will keep Rick's brother in my prayers.

Hels Sheridan said...

Aw Wendy I am so sad to hear this bad news.... sending you and Rick lots of hugs and healing prayers for his bro. Lotsa love xxx

Helen said...

Sorry you are having to go this this tough time - sending you all and especially Rick's brother all the very best, take as long as you need, obviously!!

Myrto said...

No need to explain! Be strong and everything will be OK!

SusanK said...

May you all find the strength to get you through this difficult time. Family comes first, but don't forget to take care of yourselves as well.

Renee said...

Wendy - thanks for the update; thoughts and prayers coming your way.

michelle said...

I am so sorry to hear about Rick's brother. What a blessing to him to have such a wonderful support group it makes a difference it really does!

I shall pray that this new plan works for him and just do what you have to do the world can wait.

Please remember that you and Rick need to take care of yourselves too it will do him nor you any good if you get to tired and burned out to help.

Yours Artfully said...

Dearest Wendy, so sorry to hear this awful news. Sending much love and a big hug to all of you.

Lin x

ellen vargo said...

Oh my... I'm so sorry Rick's brother isn't doing well. Cancer is just NO fun, to put it mildly. Sending best wishes to you and your family. Looking forward to art-filled days again, when possible. Hang in.

Ellen xxx

Disco Queen said...

All my best wishes to Rick's brother. Take care of yourselves.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Sorry to hear your sad news, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sending you healing hugs. Tracy x

Dorothy said...

So sorry Wendy. I am praying hard.

Linda said...

My prayers are with you and your family Wendy.

Vic said...

Hugs!

Theresa said...

sorry to hear the bad news regarding Rick's brother. I will keep you all in my prayers.

BethW said...

Prayers and best wishes coming your way.

Linda R said...

NO WORRIES - of course you know that we all can wait - however long you need! I am very sad by the news and will be praying for you all.

finnella03 said...

Don't worry, family should always comes first. Hope all works out and that things improve, sometimes the most horrible things happen to the nicest of people. Our thought and prayers are with you all.

Debby said...

So sorry to hear your news. Family is way more important than a blog right now. Hope all will get better. I have a friend with cancer now and it is not fun. My best to your family and you and Rick.

Therese said...

Oh sweetie, I was worried about ya, thought maybe you had takened a few days off for all your hard work...... OMG, it had to be devastating for his brother and all of ya's...... I am sure with you guys being there for him and the family is a blessing...... My prayers are with all of you...... Don't worry about your blog, We'll still be here when you come back. Love and big hugs, Therese

Kathy Eddy said...

Hang in there guys. I;m sure it is really tough right now, but he needs you two to be his rock right now. Sending my prayers and cyber hugs to you all.

Suzan VonEssen said...

Wendy, so sorry to hear about Rick's brother--sending my thoughts and prayers your way. I have a close friend going through the same thing and although it isn't easy, try to stay positive :-)
Love and hugs,
Suzan

Tracey-B said...

So sorry to hear your sad news! My thoughts and best wishes go out to you and your family! x

Julie said...

I'm praying for you and your loved ones.

Wanda H said...

I'm so sorry, Wendy!!! Hugs to you and Rick and prayers for his brother's healing!!

Mallrat said...

Take all the time you need, family first ! My thoughts are with you and Rick .. I'll send all my positive energy to his brother.

Wilma said...

Family first!!! You are in my thoughts!!

pixiedust61 said...

I am sorry to hear this news. Only positive thoughts coming your way. Hoping for a good turn around. Take care of your family.

Eileen Bellomo said...

So sorry to hear this. But I know with the support you have you will all get though this. You are loved and we are all sending positive thoughts and prayers to you.

Erin Glee said...

Loving Blessings to you and your family. I hope that old saying is true for Rick's brother: "the third time is the charm".

Tona said...

~keeping your bil in my thoughts & prayers.

Sharon Y said...

Sending positive, healing thoughts.

Nancy Wethington said...

Sending prayers my friend.

Cheri Reed said...

So sorry about the sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Kaz said...

Sending prayers and thoughts to you all xxx

isisimaginings.com said...

Very sorry to read this, sending all of you love & best wishes.

Wendance Designs said...

I am so sorry, Wendy. Keep strong. Thinking of you and your family during these difficult times.

Claudine C. said...

Keeping you and your family in my prayers this week. So sorry to hear this. Take care Wendy.

Winnie said...

I am saying prayers for all of you. I know firsthand how difficult this is. Keep doing what you are doing. One day ata time is really a truthful statemment. Take care.

sue said...

Prayers for your family

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family at this extremely difficult time. Having been through it all, i know how tough it can be on everyone concerned.x

Margie H said...

Oh, my...that is an UGLY week! So sorry to hear this. Will have Rick's brother in my thoughts and in prayers. Saying one of strength for you both!!

Candy Spiegel said...

So sorry, Wendy. May everything get better for your family soon.

Angie said...

Wendy, blessings and peace to you as you help tend to your family. Family is where we begin and end, isn't it? Take care and know that we are praying for you all. Consider yourself hugged.

Theresa said...

My heart is with you and your family. I am a ten year survivor myself but it's been rough all the way through. Sending prayers your way.

Chris Arlington said...

Wishing EVERYONE in your family happiness and good health. There is always hope.

P.S no need to apologize.

Marijane said...

Peace and strength to your entire family. Take all the time you need...we understand.

Dawn B. said...

Family always tops everything else! Sending good thoughts and prayers your way. We'll be here when you are ready and able. :-)

jan said...

God Bless!

Gabrielle said...

So very sorry to read you are all going through such a difficult time. Much, much love to you both and the family x

Stephanie Rodgers said...

My prayers are with you, Rick and your family. Hopefully, this round gets him going in the right direction.

Carol Gibson said...

Wishing your family the best. Will
keep Rick's brother in my prayers.

Lori said...

Well, there's just no good way to say "that sucks". My thoughts and prayers are with your family! Take care of yourselves, too!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

I am so very sorry to hear this Wendy! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Please remember to take care of yourselves and rest. Hugs!!!

Diane Swanson said...

Prayers and good happy healing thoughts!

Sandra said...

So sorry to heat about Rick's brother. Prayers are with you all.
Sandra ltb