Saturday, November 19, 2011

Everything on hold- family emergency

I am putting everything on hold. I am in Connecticut indefinitely because my Dad is having a serious health crisis. I'd like to be able to tell the whole story soon but it feels a bit too overwhelming right now. I can say that on Wednesday, I thought I was saying goodbye to him but today has given me reason to feel optimistic. No matter what, we have a long road ahead of us and I need to focus on being with my family.


Obviously, I am unable to run my online shop during the holiday rush while all this is going on. I am returning to Massachusetts on Monday to pack and tie up loose ends and then closing my Argyle Whale shop. Shipping the last orders on Tuesday so if you wanted something, make sure you order it by Monday because then I am closing for a month or a year... I honestly have no idea how long I will be living in Connecticut with Mom.

In case some of you were wondering, the bunnies and hedgehog are being taken care of by Justin who is "holding down the fort" in Massachusetts.

I expect lots of slow and quiet days at the hospital are in my future. The internet connection is awful here and even worse at my parent's house so while I may not be posting much, I will probably still be drawing. There is not much to do here except wait for a finger wiggle or opening eyes. Patience and strength and amazing medical staff and family and friends and love are working wonders right now.

6 comments:

O'Reilly Ink said...

I am so very sorry to hear this. I love my parents more than anyone in the world and would feel the same way. I'll be thinking of you and your family and I hope your dad improves. I know this must be so stressful and heartbreaking, especially during the holidays...
I'm not a praying person, but I will definitely be sending good and optimistic thoughts your way. Take care.

Elise said...

I am so, so sorry that you have to go through this - my heart goes out to you and your family. I am a fan and follower of your work (we met once at a Mass Market, I believe - I'm a fellow Elise) and as silly as it seems to offer, please let me know if you need help with holiday markets (bizarre bazaar?) or anything. I live in Davis Square and would be happy to volunteer.

Sending positive thoughts your way.

Elise of Argyle Whale said...

Thanks so much Maggy, I am also one of those lucky kids who has amazing parents that I love like crazy. This is one of the few times when it is hard to be an only child. Thank you for the thoughts, I am not a praying person either but I do believe in the power of hope and community so thank you for being a part of that and giving me strength.

Elise of Argyle Whale said...

Elise! Hi! I definitely remember you.

I am extremely touched by the offer. I don't think it is silly, I think you are amazing to be willing to help. I am basically moving back to CT but I still haven't decided if I will do the fairs or not. I know I need to figure it out soon. It all depends on Dad. We had really good progress today that makes me think that going to MA on the weekends for fairs may be a possibility. I know he would want me to since he is a very practical man and will want me to go out and make money when I have the opportunity.

Thanks again. I feel very lucky to have care coming in from all over the place.

summer picnic said...

I just found your blog after spotting (and loving!) your hedgehog pieces at Porter Mills open house. So sweet. But I'm sorry to hear of your recent news. Keep creating during this difficult time and be well.

Wilma said...

I'm sorry for your loss, a big hug for you and your family