Can you imagine that just in a couple of days we will be celebrating Christmas?
Days are rushing and flying by at the moment.
But, we will be ready in time. Yes, lots of things have been done that were on my to do list, but a few are left. So that will be for today and tomorrow.
Yesterday Jan got his phonecall from his doctor, about the reust of the latest bloodtest, for B12 and folium and some other things, and no shocking things found. In one way that´s a good thing, but on the other hand his doctor doesn+t understand, why he still is retaining his fluid in the belly)although it is a little bit less' and why he is feeling sooo tired. She keeps him under close control, he has to go on with medication she gave him, and in a 3 or 4 weeks he has to come back again. She had talks with the team, if it was nevessary or useful to send him to Leidenm for more check ups, but for the moment it wasn+t an option.
What to say? He is a mystery case!! As I said before, we just have to be patient, and it will be solved some day. At least we are pretty sure, there is no shocking disease going on, his heart works well, blood mirror is good enough, etc.
So let´s not get depressed, we can celebrate Christmas in good mood, I´ll send a tiny little prayer upstairs and may be it can help for a quicker recovery, you´ll never know!
The weather here is quite amazing! We have some rain, every now and then and it will fall during the days to come, but there are also long periods of even sunshine and not too much wind, and temperatures in our region are around 50 F, amazing!
Oh, nice thing happened. I don+t know if it had anything to do with a mail I received some days ago and had to be sent forward, and if you did, you might have some financial surprise. I really don+t believe in those things, but ......it bever can hurt to just forward it, and voila, on Wednesday I checked my bankaccount and was surprised by the amount. Hmm, some money received from unknown source. I went to the bank to let them check out from where it came( I have no internet banking yet)
and it was money from Jan´s agency. They paid him his vacation money and days, which normally is done around May. At first Jan wasn+t real happy about it, because he thinks they wrote him out of their database, but I know he always can go back there. And we could do with a bit extra. I immediately put a part of it on a second account, because next year there will be some serious bills to pay)all kind of council taxes and such more), but now we have a little backdoor so to say.
This last week I am a bit low on production of kits, hmmmmm, perhaps not an all good thing, but sometimes there are other things to do. As is the same with Arlene, the poor soul is very busy for Christmas, but more with her sister, who isn+t doing very well. And that is a sad thing to hear.
She told me that her sister is still under chemo, but it looks as if her sister has given up fighting against it. And as family, you cannot do much, just being there, supporting her, praying, and hoping for the best. In those cases we are so helpless. Well, I told her to take all the time she needs and that the designing can wait! But it also is a distraction for her, so that she can forget for a moment all the sadness. Perhaps a little prayer for her and specially for her sister can help, so keep her in your thoughts, together with all people who need a bit of extra support.
And sadly enough there are lots of people who can do with that, if only you look in your near surroundings.
Then a little smile, or a card, or just a few words, may be a kind gesture in whatever shape can make a big difference to somebody.
Time now to finish the post, things have to be done like some last shopping(better doing it today than on Monday, ), a few household things to be done too and then I can relax, do some designing and continue on my knitting LOL.
Here another Christmaskit( I have more to post next week) , named Christmas Blessings. And Arlene did a real great job for the clusters, so much that I had to make 3 previews, wow!
Have a wonderful day and weekend, and see you on Monday.