Sunday, December 17, 2006

Update on Jon, I'm hermiting

Update on Jon: He's doing about the same. He has a CAT scan scheduled for Wednesday morning the 20th, the pain hasn't lessened much so he's on pain meds to allow him to eat so he's kind of loopy, but at least he isn't losing any more weight. We're supposed to go pick him up for leave sometime Wednesday so he'll be around until after New Years. Thank you again for everyone's wishes and prayers, and I'll keep you posted. As for me, I'm officially hermiting until after the Holidays. I have tons of things to get done and I don't seem to be getting anywhere near what I need to do within each 24 hour period done so I'm dropping out of Society for awhile to at least get the business issues taken care of and to get some house cleaning done prior to Jon coming home for leave. The picture above shows just how deeply I have been sleeping with exhaustion after the days of late are done. Of course, orders are first priority as always and everything is getting out very promptly, I'm just trying to catch up on paperwork, packaging, inventory, ordering, and organization! :)

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Remembrance Day Ball Redux

This is a catch-up post about the Remembrance Day Ball in Gettysburg, November of 2006. The portrait that we had taken at the Ball just came to us in the mail so we thought we'd share it with our family and friends. It uploaded to the blogger very dark, my dress was a light pine green. And notice the brand new Sergant stripes on Mark's uniform after his promotion in October at Cedar Creek. :) Remind me to make the next ball gown out of a lighter fabric (no, I didn't make this one).

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Hard to believe but true

I know it's hard to believe for anyone that has ever seen my office, but I managed to clean my desk off this week. I took a trip off without pay to try to catch up on paperwork with the end of the year coming and orders...I probably should have taken a before picture as well so you'd know the extent of the piles of paperwork waiting to be processed! I was particularly motivated and efficient as I was trying to keep my mind occupied so that I didn't worry as much about Jonathan. His condition hasn't improved much since he was in the hospital and I've been very worried about him. As you can see, I'm also starting on that "favorite" of holiday chores, the cards. I got quite a few done already this morning with many more to go. Now to start on the pile of fiber in my living room that needs to be weighed, measured, bagged, labeled, and put away! With the desk done, there's no excuse, right? Oh yea, I have to go to my "real" work today, I'd better start getting ready...Have a good week everyone!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Update on Jon

I just got home last night from the adventure to Portsmouth and Norfolk. Jennifer and Laura went along as well, we spent a lot of time with Jon who is doing a little bit better than he was on Monday when he was taken from his base to 2 ER's and ended up in the ICU at the Portsmouth Naval Medical Center. He was discharged from the facility yesterday only to go back to his company and end up spending the night in the ER at the local hospital. He has a raging sinus infection, Acute Pancreatitis which is resolving, and something is going on with his lymph nodes in his stomach which is expected to resolve as well. He is on bed rest and trying to keep down enough food to take his medicine for the monster sinus infection he's been fighting for a couple of months. He might be issued leave to come home and be pampered (Mom's chicken soup can work miracles!) but we won't know until Monday. Thank you for all your prayers so far, and in advance for the future, we're all hoping for him to make a speedy recovery. :)