Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hey kids!  I wanted to wish all of you and your families a bountiful, relaxing and warm Thanksgiving.

I've been busy with my brothers helping my my Mom pack and move up here to East Tennessee.  I found an amazing condo for her and we got her all moved in last Thursday.  Unfortunately, Saturday evening when I when I picked her up and bring her to my house for dinner and to watch the LSU vs. Ol' Miss game, I wound up taking her to the emergency room.

We knew my Mom's lung cancer had come back last May and she received radiation treatment on two tumors in her upper left lung.  One shrunk and one didn't.  Evidently her disease is progressing since her oxygen level is low and her carbon dioxide level is high.  She's still in the hospital as her doctor is trying to get her O2 level up and her CO2 level down.  She is progressing, but very slowly. 

So I haven't disappeared and I am making an easy but amazing Thanksgiving dinner.

Also, my oldest homegirl works for American Eagle and over the Christmas Season, AE is hiring friends and family.  My baby homegirl, my oldest homegirl's boyfriend and I are working Black Friday.  Yikes!  But, I could pass up a once in a lifetime opportunity to work along side my babies even if one of them will be my boss!  We are working tomorrow evening from 8:45 PM until 5:00 AM Friday morning. 

Love and hugs to all of you! 



10 comments:

gigi said...

Katherine, I'm really sorry to hear about your mom's illness. I do hope things will improve quickly. Will keep all of you in my prayers.

Sounds like fun to work with your kids! Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!

SusanD said...

Thanks for the update on your mom. Will continue to pray for her. Working at AE should be quite the experience. Have fun with that. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Blessings, SusanD

Chris said...

Hey Katherine! Alexis will be there with you on Friday, she's working pt at The Walking Company.

If your mom is at Parkwest, let us know, Alexis works there and will stop in.

HEATHER said...

I'm so sorry about your mom. I'm still praying for her and you. GreatDayInTheMorning I can't believe you are working on Black Friday! You will see the worst of humanity. Be afraid, be very afraid! ;-)

Quirky Jessi said...

What an interesting opportunity to work with family like that! And best of luck with your mom....hope she gets better soon.

Big Dude said...

So sorry to hear about your mom. Looking forward to hearing about your Cajun dinner and hope you have a fun day at work - I believe I'll hole up hear in the campground on Friday.

Debbie said...

Sorry to hear about your mom. Sending positive wishes your way and hope you have a wonderful day with your family. Have fun working at AE...CRAZY hours!!!

David said...

Katherine, Our prayers are with you and your Mom. As for working in a retail store during the holidays, I'd rather pound nails into my forehead! Thirty plus years in retail = total aversion to the business. Hopefully your family's experience at AE was fun or at least interesting. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave & Laurie

MaryBeth said...

We miss you dearly my friend, however we will also keep your mom in our prayers and that she is better soon. See ya when you get back.

msc said...

You and your Mom are in my prayers!