Thursday, September 17, 2009

Welcome Distractions

First, thank you all so much for all of your kind comments and most of all your prayers for my mother. Please keep them coming. She has gotten a little movement back in her left foot, but still cannot move the rest of her left leg and still has a fever. I have learned more about West Nile Virus in the last few days, and let me tell you, it is scary. It can last days, weeks or months, it just depends. Well you can imagine how much that unknown is to my control freak, science always has an answer medical mother. I might get grounded for some of the stuff I pulled today, but she is in a hospital in Dallas and I am in D.C., what is she going to do ground me? She is so focused on not asking for anything special, because she is the boss, that she is miserable. So I got her hospital food menu changed, and before you think she is getting filet and everyone is getting mush, relax. Iced tea instead of coffee, no gravy and cheerios instead of cornflakes. Seriously, minor things, that I know will make a big difference. Unfortunately, my list of names of people who feel that this is the perfect time for them to plead their case before her since she is trapped, well I have news for them....just as soon as they tell me I can be in the same room with her, watch out. If you are not nice to my mother, then you will deal with me.

I cannot believe tomorrow is Friday. Thank you to all of our fabulous clients that have kept me busy with orders. I have loved the distraction of focusing on smiling babies, happy couples, new houses, birthday parties. I started this business as a creative outlet, but this week it has become a welcomed distraction, that constantly makes me stop and think how many special, talented and kind women I have met.

One of my favorite designers just finished a birth announcement for a dear friend and I promise to share it with you tomorrow. And yes we carry invites and holiday cards, but no they are not on the website. There is a reason to this madness. When you need these, it is a special time, and Grove Gal E and I are a small, okay really small, company and we love to give our clients personal attention. SO we like working with each of you one on one. You tell us what you need and we email you options, once we have found that perfect one, you are all set. Plus if everything was on the website, I would have spent the last 3 days thinking, okay worrying, about my mother nonstop.

If you are on twitter than you know that the fabulously chic KEP Designs is offering their followers 20% off through Saturday. I am thinking I will order mom a little pick me up.

Please do me one last favor, since I cannot hug my mother or hold her hand, I have to think of her sayings and how much she teaches through her words and actions everyday. So I leave you with this:

Remember that when you fight with someone you love, you love them regardless of how you feel about their actions. And when the fight is over, it is over, unless you want to be reminded of your worst hair moment forever.

See why I love her? I have chosen not to discuss how horrified that I am by the fact that I am pretty sure I caught her talking back to Fox News today, and she emailed me an update on the injury status of Dancing With The Stars contestants.

So go be with your loved ones, dear readers, and sleep tight.


Anonymous said...

Glad you are getting some much needed happy distractions!! You and your family are still in my prayers!

Anonymous said...

So happy things are going well. Worrying about a parent, their health and how they are being treated in the hospital is such big thing to deal with. I will pray for you and yours.

Maggie said...

Hope you all stay strong through the experience- I'll be sending positive energy and happy thoughts to your and your mom!

Kappa Prep said...

Oh my, oh my! I have been SO busy and am just cathcing up on blogs to read the news on your mother. I hope things have continued to improve since this post. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for her as I am in Dallas. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family K!