Friday, January 29, 2010

New Photography Shop

Hi all,
Hope all are doing well. Still trying to get back on track here. Trying to get my strength back after helping with dad. He is doing pretty well. He finally got rid of the feeding tube in his nose and they put a permanent feeding tube directly into his stomach. It was an outpatient surgery and everything seems to be going well so far. I think he feels much better not having that constant irritation in his nose and throat. I think now he will be able to do better with his swallowing exercises and hopefully learn to eat again, in time.

In the meantime, I would really appreciate it if you all would take a look at my friends new Photography and Art shop on etsy. She takes some really great photos and alters some of them into some awesome artistic representations of her original photos. I would really love your feedback on the shop and any ideas or suggestions that you may have. She is considering using her photos on other items that could be multi-functional, but isn't really sure as to what others would find most useful. What would you all suggest? Thanks for your input and for taking a look.

 As for my shop, things are still sort of on pause until I can regain enough strength to start producing again. Please keep me and my family in your thoughts and prayers. Thanks a bunch. Have a wonderful day.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Wow! Its been over a month since my last post. First of all Happy New Year to all. I hope everyone had a great Christmas Holiday. The holiday celebrations were postponed around here because it was just too crazy trying to help take care of dad and everything to do the traveling, cooking, baking, etc. Besides, its sort of hard to cook a big celebration dinner and such when you know how bad dad wants to eat but can't. So we have decided that we will have a big get together and celebrate when he can eat and enjoy everything with us.
I am finally at home for the time being. He and mom are doing pretty good with his care now that all of the surgery sites have healed and the trach is gone. The only thing left now is the feeding tube which is about to drive him nuts. I know that he can't wait to get rid of that thing. Unfortunately, the speech therapist said it would have to stay until he can safely swallow enough to maintain his weight and nutritional needs. Hopefully it won't be too much longer.
I am trying to get motivated enough to get back to the shop and get some jewelry pieces made. The stress and physical demands of caring for dad and being away from home for over a month  has really got me down physically. I am really exhausted and my arthritis and colitis are both flaring up really bad. Maybe I will be able to get back on schedule soon. In the meantime I appreciate everyone's kind wishes and prayers. Hope to talk to you all again soon.