Thursday, December 25, 2008

What a Week

What a week it's been... Monday night, I took Kat to the emergency room. Turned out she had acute appendicitis. She was transferred to a hospital about 30 minutes from where we live (the original hospital was only 5 minutes away from home) in order to get in to surgery as soon as possible. Well, after a very long-feeling 2-1/2 days in the hospital (leaving her appendix behind) she came home last night.

We went to Mass this morning and then spent a very quiet Christmas day at home. Which is way better than spending it in the hospital, as far as Kat's concerned! She was determined to get home on Christmas Eve! Praise be to God she made it and her surgery was a success. I'm utterly exhausted... 60 hours with very little sleep and almost no eating wears a person out.

Kat's sleeping now, so I've finally got a free (well, okay, stolen!) moment to update my blog so here are a few of the projects that we've been working on. These are gifts and cello bag toppers that we made for our friends and family. They were a lot of fun!

The hot cocoa gift boxes are tall 2-4-6-8 acetate boxes filled with 3 packets of hot cocoa mix (in 3 little zip lock bags), 3 mini candy canes, and a whole bunch of Hershey's kisses.

The snowman on each topper was assembled piece by piece using the Cold Play stamp set from Stampin' Up! -- I love that set! The sentiment and snowflakes are from Stampin' Up!'s Polar Pals stamp set.

The penguins on the last cello topper are also from the Polar Pals set. I think that penguin stamp is just too cute!

I hope you all had a very blessed and merry Christmas day with your loved ones. Today begins the Christmas season which, for us Roman Catholics, ends with the feast of the Baptism of the Lord on January 11th -- I learned at Mass this morning that Epiphany as the end of the Christmas season is rooted in the Eastern Orthodox church. Well, in either case, the celebration has only just begun! Woohoo!! Merry Christmas to everyone and a very blessed New Year!


Jan said...

Oh Pia, what a week it's been for you! So sorry to hear about Kat but I'm glad that her surgery was a success and that she is back home with her family!

BTW, cute projects!!!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

So sorry about your daughter! I am glad she is home resting with you and your family now!

Anita said...

Glad to hear that Kat is on the mend. I will pray that she heals quickly and you get the rest you need. Cute projects.

Nancy said...

Pia, so glad that everything is ok with your daughter...that's quite an ordeal in this Christmas season. What I'm really amazed is that you were able to create something! Way to go! Merry Christmas!

Louise, that's me!! said...

What a full on Christmas, hope Kat is feeling better now.

Anonymous said...

Well Pia...we got through Xmas Day but my daughter, Magella went into hospital for 3 days on Boxing Day! She pulled a muscle under her disc in her lower been fun and games here too!