Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Happy New Year, a little late


My creation
Originally uploaded by katiejeanbags
Well, here I am a few days after the New Year. I am a little behind on blogging about the reflection of last year and the renewal that a new month brings. All for good reasons though. John should be coming home today! We have been preparing for this for the past week, hoping that he'd be coming home sooner, but today looks like the day. While I am excited for him to come home, this brings about new challenges. Although John's counts are great and he's feeling pretty good, we still don't know how the cancer has been responding to this transplant. Plus, John cannot drive for the next 80 or so days, which means I will be his chauffeur. I am worried and anxious about our finances and how John's health progresses, but at the same time I am extremely hopeful. It is after all, a new year.

I am not sad to see 2008 go. It has been hectic, busy, crazy, creative,and at times, fun. In January of last year, we were finding out that John was in remission. We enjoyed a beautiful spring in our garden, the most wonderful trip to Oregon in the summer, and I got a new sewing machine (squeal!!). The last half of the year we spent getting John through chemo and prepared for a bone marrow transplant. So, to you 2008, I say good riddance!!

Believe it or not, I am still trying to finish up some handmade Christmas presents. Luckily the recipients are all happy to receive a belated handmade gift. I've been working on a major one for John, but I ran out of white thread last night. Grr, I hate when that happens! Hopefully I'll have something to show sometime soon.

Anyway, if you made it to the end of all this rambling, I hope you had a great holiday and new year!

11 comments:

Karyn said...

Happy New Year to you!

It's such good news that John is coming home...let's keep our fingers crossed for a much much better 2009!

Sandy said...

Glad things are turning around! And, don't worry, you aren't the only one still working on Christmas presents!

Philigry said...

love all your creations. i hope 2009 is a great year for you guys!

Lindsey said...

Good for you and your positive attitude. You as the caregiver will have a lot on you and for that I'll pray for as well as good health for John. I hope your projects give you a rest when you need it most.

henny said...

Katie,
hi...hope all the best for you and John in this year. Glad to hear he'll be home soon. Take care :)

iSew said...

Hooray for John!!!!! I'm pulling for him to continue to feel better.

Anina said...

Hi Katie! Happy New Year to you as well!
My thoughts are still with you.

Needled Mom said...

A new year with new beginnings. I pray that John continues to improve and that all this will be a page in your past very soon.

Tricia said...

With all you have going on in your life I am amazed that you find time to blog...but I am glad that you do!
I wish you strength and courage and health in this new year!
Tricia

Kathy said...

Welcome back. I hope 2009 has nothing but happy things for you all.

jacquie said...

continued prayers for you and your family! wishing you a wonderful 2009.