November 4, 2010

Checking in .....

Hello all ... after a few inquiries on where I've been lately and concerns if I'm okay ... the answers are ... I'm here, at home ... and yes, I'm fine ... and WOW, thank YOU for caring!!

I had been sick for a few weeks and then the family caught it, but we are all on the mend.

More importantly though ... my stepfather has been very ill for a long time and has spent many months in the hospital. This past week he was added to the waiting list for a liver transplant. Mom and I had a meeting with the Doctor who heads the transplant department this week .... needless to say, it's pretty 'heavy' stuff ... but we are dealing. Please, if you will, keep him in your prayers.

I thank you for your notes and concerns, I'll be fully back up to speed shortly and will be in touch.

I have NOT forgotten about the Lil' ol' Shabby giveaway !! I've only delayed picking a winner.
I will tally all entries over the weekend when I have help and announce the winner asap !!


  1. Don't you dare worry your pretty head about us and picking a winner. You just take care of yourself and those around you. I'll be here praying in the meantime.

  2. Hi Jill, I'm so sorry to hear about your stepfather, I will definitely be praying for him... and don't worry at all about picking a winner that can always wait, everyone will understand! I'm glad to hear that you and your family are better though.. Blessing to you all~~~ Daphne

  3. So sorry to hear what you are going thru....prayers are being sent your way.



  4. Hello Jill,
    I will certainly keep your stepfather in my prayers and understand how difficult it is to have serious illness in your family.
    Glad that the rest of you are all feeling better!
    Take care, Laura

  5. First sorry to hear about your stepfather. Glad you and your family are doing better.
    My daughter has been sick with the "crud" for 4 days now. Told her I loved her, but just don't want to be around her right now. :D

  6. Hi Jill, I am very sorry about your stepfather's illness. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    xoxo, Sherry

  7. Wishing you well, happy to hear you're all feeling better - blessings from a blissful blogger to you .... Jenn jennsthreegraces

  8. I have missed you! But, I think about you almost daily when I put on the necklace you created. Seriously! Look at the recent pics of me. I'm always wearing that! Thank you! Glad to hear all is well. Will say a prayer for your step dad. Hugs. ~Mindy

  9. Take care, my friend. Your plate sounds pretty full at the moment. I'll send healing thoughts to your stepfather.


  10. Prayers for Your Step Father & Family... Get back to blogging when You are Able, We'll all be here when you do~

  11. Hello Jill... so sorry to hear things have not been going too well lately... my prayers are being sent to all of you... xoxo Julie Marie

  12. Jill, Several Months ago, a Dear Blog friend with a "Bazillion" followers just dropped off the map,,which worried me, and I thought, How do we keep track of blogfriends if they are not posting........??

    And,,,,,you may think this a bit corny, but I created an "EBC".....and Emergency Blog Contact.
    There is a Button on my sidebar. It's pretty and eye catching and my friend Lulu of Coastal Sisters created it.....BUT.....IF you post it somewhere on your blog, And by allowing your followers to click on it, they KNOW who to contact-Blog Friend/Hubby, etc. WHOM to contact IF you are unavailable......Illness, emergency, etc.

    Saves a lot of worry and headaches......Button is on my sidebar...and YOU choose Whom you want to list as a Contact. Just a Thought. Several of my blog friends have shared this........If you care to promote, as some have, all the better!

    Hugs, Love and a "Bus"

  13. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Hope everything goes well for your step-father.

  14. Hi Jill~Glad to hear you're feeling better and I will keep your stepdad in prayer. I'll pray for you and your Mom and the rest of your family too as you deal with all that's going on in your lives.
    Many blessings!

  15. Keeping your stepfather, mother and family in prayer.
    Hope you will soon be 110%, this is just the time of year for "stuff".

  16. Glad to know you are ok girl! Sorry bout your stepdad, know it's hard on your mom! Miss ya! Have a great weekend!

  17. Prayers are going up for your stepfather and for the rest of your family. I know you are facing some tough days ahead, but please remember that you have a big, support team here. Let us know if there is anything we can do!


  18. Glad you are feeling better and hope the meeting with the doctors goes well, prayers for a successful transplant soon.

  19. praying for ALL of you -
    comfort and peace..

  20. Glad you are on the mend & best wishes on the liver transplant. YIKES that's major stuff. HUGS!

  21. Hang in there sweet sorry to hear of your troubles. Hope everything gets sorted soon.


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