Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Greetings from Far Far Away..

Hey everybody! 

Thought I'd take advantage of a few moments of "stolen" internet at a local Denny's near my Dad's place.  I never realized just how dependant we are on our tech and gadgets until we got out here and didn't have an internet connection, or any of our usual "toys".  I can now confirm that I will not die without my internet connection, but I sure don't like it much!!  ;) 

As several of you know I am currently out in the Vancouver BC area taking care of things while my Dad is in the hospital.  I'd expected to be home this week, but it looks as though I'll be extending a week or so, and likely coming back in a couple of weeks.  

I'd like to take a moment here and thank everyone who has taken the time to e-mail, text and call to see how we're doing and to let us know that you're thinking of us, and that we are missed.  It has been a wonderful calming force in the midst of the craziness that has been the last couple of weeks.  

You might be amazed at the whackos and craziness that crawl out of the woodwork when someone in your family becomes critically ill.  Seems everyone wants to stake some kind of claim to knowledge and a piece of the proverbial pie.  Some days it's a simple annoyed headshake and other days I just want to scream obscenities from the rooftops that end with - he's not dead, he's not dying.. so (BEEP!)   At last count my Dad now had 3 fellows that claim to be just like the son he never had, and many more that seem to be hosting a fan club I'm sure he's not aware he had.  It boggles my mind.  To be fair, some of them have actually been rather entertaining - LOL.   

It's the ones demanding intimate details, and individual emails, phone calls and what not that get to me.  Many long days, and restless, sleepless nights later - all with no internet I might add - and apparently I'm supposed to be sitting at the bedside tweeting personally each new breath or bowel movement.  Sorry folks, that's just not my style.  Knowing how unappreciating Dad would be of a gossip festival in his honour, I have respected his wishes.  Few in his own circles even know what's going on - that's the way he wanted it.  And so it is done.  

So I'm a bitch.. ah well..  it's ok, I can handle it.  I'm just the way my Daddy made me. From today, until the day they cart me away what will be a colorfully decorated (maybe stamped.. LOL) box..   I will tend to and care for my family and friends to the best of my ability..   and protect them til the end.  <3 

Have been trying to post regularly to facebook via my phone - but for some weird reason that's not working so well - longer messages seem to cause the phone to glitch and they vanish and I just don't have the patience to do them again.  I'm also noticing that I cannot post on my business pages for Epicure Selections, or Stampin' Up!  though I can tag them.  So very weird.. 

Thought I'd throw out a quick special..   From now until I return to Cardinal,  I will be offering a FREE SHIPPING special for all orders placed through my website.  That's a 10% savings for you.  The savings will be returned to you on your next order however, as I have no way to give a coupon code for the demo web site.  That gives you a couple of weeks to save a little bit on all that you fancy..  

My new catalogs are in, and by the time we get home my Holiday Minis will be in also..  I cannot wait to catch up with all of you!  

Will try to pop in, in a few days..   If you need to reach me in the meantime, please send me an email to iscrapnstamp@gmail.com  which I can view on my phone, or text if you have the number.  I'll get back to you as soon as possible.  

Cheers and Inky Hugz coming your way! 

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