Missing My Clique
All my sewing buddies went to the Houston Quilt Market this past weekend. I was teary-eyed when I received a call from Mary, Lady M™ (pictured above next to a DIVA license plate…LOL) and Sheree. I’ll definitely be joining up with them at the next market!
I even missed my buddy, Diana’s, wedding the weekend before. While she and Anthony exchanged vows on a boat cruising the New York Harbor, I was sitting outside the Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia hoping the helicopters landing on the hospital roof might be the kidney my daughter so desperately needs.
I Can See Clearly Now
We made it back home early Tuesday night. We drove about 100 miles back to our home in Staten Island, NY. We started off at Exit 3 of the NJ Turnpike where there was a torrential downpour. I got off at Exit 4 wondering how in the world I was going to drive in the terrible rain. Marielle convinced me to get back on the Turnpike to beat the rush hour traffic. When we got to Exit 5, I noticed the lighted driving advisory–CAUTION – SNOW AHEAD. WTH? Yep! Here was heavy SNOW driving through PA and NJ. Finally when we made it to our Exit (#10), the snow had turned back into rain. What a LONG drive!
Still No Match
Yesterday we got the results of my youngest sister’s kidney donor testing–NOT a match. To say we were all disappointed is an understatement. I’m so proud of my sister as I know she was terrified at the thought of donating her kidney, but still was willing to do so.
My nephew is the next to be tested. He should have his blood test tubes arrive by Monday. Would you believe he just received his kidney donor evaluation package TODAY?! He had requested it on October 9th!!! The hospital admitted to sending it on October 17th. Really? You’d think they would speed the process along considering my daughter is in the final stage of kidney failure (she has just a mere 6% function left!!!). Don’t they know how to use Federal Express? Heck, what about USPS Priority Mail? Guess not.
Moving along to happier things…When I returned home, I found a big box from Traci of Bloom Design filled with treasures of our BOO Swap! YOU ROCK TRACI! She sent all of my favorite things…
My first love….PEEPS and my 2nd favorite, DOTS!
Check out this awesome EYEBALL Truffle Lollipop! ROTFL!
She even sent me a beautiful Halloween coffee mug…
and the coolest Skeleton Brew (aka Hot Chocolate)!
I laughed so hard when I saw the Potion Powders in 3 frightful flavors-Crushed Toads, Potion #13 and Eye of Newt!
But oh my! The Lindt Chocolate Truffles filled with White Chocolate are too delicious to share!
Speaking of Halloween, because my daughter was hospitalized for a good part of this month, I never got around to putting out all my handmade ceramic Halloween decorations. Not a single thing.
Mr. Diva™ offered to take the 5 huge Rubbermaid crates out of the attic and unwrap all of my precious decorations. However, I’d cry if he broke any of them, so I passed on his offer (see last year’s disaster below). This will ensure I will still have my complete collection of Halloween decorations next year, KWIM? And the other good thing is I don’t have to pack them all back up tomorrow! Perhaps I can get an early start of Christmas decorating…LOL!
Hope everyone gets plenty of sweets for Halloween!