I think the first thing that comes into my mind every morning as I drag my large buttocks out of bed and attempt to find the bathroom without actually opening my eyes— other than "OW!"— is that this is really supposed to be a quilting blog. Yes, I think about it as I take my morning pee. Such is my dedication.
This has been one of the most awful weeks I have had in a long, long time, and the most sincere and wonderful comfort has come to me from the readers of this blog. People have reached out to me in ways I never expected and I am so touched by this. I don't have a lot of people in my life I can talk to about this situation, so every expression of prayers that are being said and good thoughts that are being sent our way has buoyed me as I try to navigate these rather dark waters.
I need to talk about it more, but I have decided that I need to do that in a separate place, lest the tentacles of that horrid cancer infect this site that is so dear to my heart. To that end I have created a new blog called It's Cherry Pie, in which I will write about my brother and my attempts to come to terms with his diagnosis of brain cancer. You are all more than welcome to read it, but it will be decidedly different than what I usually do here.
Soon, I hope to show you pictures of my new quilting/writing studio and if I can ever get both children out of this house at the same time, perhaps I can also start using it.