Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Two Steps Forward, Three Steps Back...

Oh, good intentions. I have them - I really do. I have good intentions to blog at least two or three times a week, and to share DIYs, pretty home interiors, recipes, books and more. And then events happen that move those to-dos to the back burner.

My dad's cancer has spread. After six rounds of one type of chemo, then three rounds of another, we had hoped he would be at the University of Nebraska Medical Center right now undergoing a stem cell transplant. That didn't happen. So last Tuesday, we hit the end of the road. We're hoping and praying for the chance to get him in a Phase II clinical trial at UNMC, which is the last remaining option. But as you can imagine, it's been the worst week ever.

On top of that, Trusty Husband lost his job a few weeks ago, which is stressful enough in itself. I decided against posting the RAGE-FILLED entry I wrote to the Canadians in the spirit of getting past things, and am hoping that we will have a lemons-to-lemonade situation on our hands. I'm married to the smartest, funniest and most talented man ever, so the Canadians clearly lost their minds.

So, as has happened before, the blog is the first thing to go when stuff like this happens...

HOWEVER, remember several posts back when I told you I had some big news? Well, here 'tis: I'm going into the decorating business. I'm taking classes at night, getting officially certified, doing some work on the side, and starting the next chapter in my life. And even if you don't live near me, there's something in it for you! You'll see!

So rest assured, the blog WILL be back, and better than ever. I'm in a low point in life right now, so I'm having a hard time finding the umph to write, but I just finished a great DIY I'll post later this week, and I'm keeping ideas for a little down the road.


  1. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad and trusty husband! I am praying for your family.

  2. Katy, I am just heart broken since hearing that your Dad's cancer has spread. I will continue to keep him, and your family in my prayers. I will add Trusty Husband to the list as well.

  3. I am so sorry to hear of your news. Keep your chin up--things have a way of working themselves out. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!

  4. Katy

    Sorry to hear about your dad's cancer spreading! I hope things work out for Alex. Praying for you!

    Brittany S.

  5. Ugh. I hate to hear that about your dad (and hubby too). Hugs to you.