Monday, September 1, 2008

Gone Too Long

Every day I think I need to post on my blog. Then the day slips away and I didn't get it done. The last time I posted was 8/22! That's way too long to be away.

I've been making a little soap - Blue Bonnet and Cottage Rose. I got my order of fragrance oils this past week so I'll be doing more soaping soon. Including Pumpkin Spice for Fall. It smells so good! And it's time to start making lotion bars again. I don't do them in the summer because they don't ship well in the heat - they would be a puddle by the time they got to their destination.

School starts for Stephany next Wednesday. She's a freshman in high school this year. She had her orientation last Thursday. When she came home I asked her what she thought. All she could talk about was how big the school was - 500 kids in her class and over 2000 in the school. The town I grew up in IL only had 3200 people. Her school is almost as big as my hometown. When I told her there were 80 kids in my graduating class she just laughed.

We've put off school shopping due to finances but will be able to do some shopping on Tuesday. I love school shopping and so does Steph. Luckily we're past the "clothes wars" years so it really is a pleasant experience.

I'm still looking for work. With the economy like it is the jobs are not as plentiful as they were. I've been on several interviews but no offers. Luckily I'm still getting unemployment and can get a 13 week extension. That will help greatly. And I'll just keep plugging away - there's not much else I can do. God has a plan!!!

My brother lives in IL and is 9 years older than me. He called me today to tell me that he has MS. His hands have been numb for about 3 months and they were treating him for carpal tunnel. Then he started having some problems walking so the doctor ordered further tests. He has an MRI on Wednesday to confirm the diagnosis. There are medications out there that can help with the symptoms so hopefully he can get on something soon.

I would sure appreciate your prayers for my brother and his family as they travel this journey. We don't know what the future will bring but we do know that God is leading. I'm praying that he will regain the feeling in his hands - that seems to be the symptom that is bothering him the most right now.

I've also been watching the TV on and off today about Gustav. I have lots of online friends that live in the area that will be hardest hit. Some of them have left but a few are staying to ride it out. I've been praying for them, for the other people who live there, and for the emergency crews. It sounds like this is going to be a really nasty hurricane.


LINDA said...

I have a gal pal that is 45 and has been diagnosed with lupusfor 15 years. It is very similar to MS. My other gal pal has MS and she is always going to the dr. Hers affects her brain mostly and causes migraines. She has 2 boys under 6 and it is very hard for her. I will pray for your brother as there are troubled times ahead.
Happy for Stephany to be getting back to school. As much as they say they hate it, they really love it. She is going to be with her galpals. Can't beat that!
You have such a positive attitude. I love that. Things have a way of working out. Let go and let God....

The Vintage Kitten said...

Hi, I just came across your blog and would like to say that I hope everybody is safe and well and not too affected by the hurricane. It must be very scary

Darlene said...

I am sorry to hear of your brother's illness. I've had family and friends with MS. Life has a way of throwing more than one curve at us at a time. You are in my prayers always.

Every time you tell us you are making new soap fragrances I WANT them!!! BUT I am still using the first bar you sent me, lol. It's still fragrant and lathers like no tomorrow! Can you tell how much I love your soaps??

Take care, my friend :)

Anonymous said...

You are in my favorites

CathyJean said...

Glad to see you are writing again, Kay. Still praying about your job situation. Keep trusting, my friend :)

Mandie said...

Hi Kay,

I found your post through another blog and I LOVE your blog. I have always wanted to make soap. I have all of the supplies but have yet to do it. I will pray for your friend and your brother. You are right, God has a plan for us all. Have a great day!