April 15, 2008

Brief Hiatus


I won't be blogging for a few days - our daughter, Molly Kate has just returned from the hospital and she's fighting an infection that we sure hope doesn't go much further...she has hydrocephalus and it would be very bad if it was in her shunt (a system that drains cerebral fluid from her brain). She has very bravely and graciously gone through 53 brain surgeries in her 20 years and we believe that the infection has been "caught". But I'm so distracted and behind in everything, that I need to focus on other things - so just felt I needed to put this "out there", because you all are so wonderfully supportive of my blog. I"ll be back with a vengenence soon, (I'm thinking of beating the living daylights out of some chicken and chopped the crap out of some unsuspecting vegetables - and then maybe punching some freakin' bread dough!) so stay tuned! And thanks in advance for what I know will be very nice and kind comments.

18 comments:

Candy said...

You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Candy

Catalyst said...

Best wishes for Molly Kate (what a great name!)

Catherine, SWMBO just made jerk chicken on the grill accompanied by ginger sauced green(ish) bananas on the stovetop. Absolutely terrific aroma and great taste.

Deborah said...

I hope everything is ok! We'll be thinking about you and waiting for your return!

RecipeGirl said...

Sending you and your family lots of hugs and good wishes to get through it all. Hope she recovers quickly...

Emiline said...

I hope your daughter feels better soon. She is so brave!
I feel for you and your family at this time.

We Are Never Full said...

Although I just linked to your blog for the first time and this is the first post I read (I'm had to comment before digging deeper at other posts), I want to say that it seems like you've got a pretty kick-a$$ daughter there. She seems very strong and I'm sure things will be ok, but I hope she is doing ok and you'll be back to hacking chickens apart in no time.

i'm off to poke more around your blog. BEST WISHES!

amy @ we are never full

Birdie said...

All good thoughts coming your way!!

Julie said...

Enjoy your family, my best to Molly Kate and we'll blogtalk when you return.

Jenny said...

Catherine, I knew you must be busy lately. What a brave young woman your daughter is. My best wishes and prayers to you and your family. Love that picture of you two.

Can't wait to see what you do with that chicken!!

Heather said...

Holy shit I hope she turns around quickly! I'm taking a break too, but not for anything other than that I feel "meh" lately. Best wishes and happy vibes to the little missy.

Zen Chef said...

Best wishes to your daughter. Hope she recovers quickly and comes to help you in the kitchen soon. She's so brave!

Bellini Valli said...

Family is always the most important Catherine. I am sure that all will be well and you will not be taking it out on the chicken.Cooking is so therapeutic isn't it:D

Toni said...

Catherine - I've just come back to this blog, and found this entry. It's been a couple of weeks since your last post - I hope everything's OK. I'll be keeping you and Molly Kate in my thoughts.

Dhanggit said...

just dropping by dear to greet you

happy mother's day!!

and to send you my warm hugs and kisses!!

Heather said...

I also wanted to wish you a happy Mother's Day. I hope everything is okay with you guys!

toontz said...

Catherine-
First time here, and just wanted to say that I will send some prayers your way. I, too, have a daughter with a serious disease and know all about wanting to beat up anything that crosses my path sometimes. Hopefully, it’s not one of the kids! Husband, ok, he can take it. Seriously, though, take care of yourself and family, it really is what’s important.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Catherine! I am so sorry it has taken me so long to get over to your blog, and then to read this post! Just want to send you and yours my best thought and well-wishes! We love you!

(oh and I am featuring your blog in FFF).

Deborah Dowd said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you for your Molly Kate(I have a Molly and a Kate in my brood)! Love you blog (found you through Jen's FFF) and I will be back- I love your style of humor!

 
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