Monday, February 8, 2010

Roller Coaster Ride of a Day

My day started out so exciting.  I turned on the computer about 8:00 a.m. and there was an email from Etsy that I sold something.  Now it was just a little something, but I'm sure any of you that have an Etsy shop know how exciting that e-mail makes you feel.  When I consider the thousands upon thousands of sellers on Etsy it amazes me that anyone even finds me, let alone then like something and buy it.   My Bob teases me about getting so excited over a little bit of money.  That's not what it's about.  It's almost like an internet game and the goal to win points is to see how many people notice you and then buy from you.  It's fun.  Here's what I sold.
It's a little quilted angel change purse or anything else you want to put in it.  It's velcroed at the top.  I always put a charm on everything I make.

Then we got a text message from Austin and Melissa.  They were having the sex determination sonogram done today.  So their text said, "The name of the new baby is Leanna Rene'."  It's a girl! 
 We're very excited.  This is their third and we think final.  They have two boys and so a girl is what we were all hoping for.  We all had already discussed that nobody would be disappointed if it was a boy.  We wanted to discuss this and be prepared for it.  But now we can say that we're very excited that it's a girl.  My middle name is Lee and Melissa's mother's middle name is Anna.  More pink yarn is now on my shopping list.
Right after that exciting phone call we received a call from Bob's sister telling us that their mother seems to have taken another small turn for the worse.  She is in so much pain and the pain medication that she is taking is no longer helping.  She's still living at home and being cared for by her long time man friend and at least one of Bob's five sisters is with her all the time.  Tomorrow they are meeting with Hospice to see what the next step should be.  The sister's want Bob to come down now, but that is a six hour drive to Cincinnati.  We'll wait to hear the outcome of tomorrow's Hospice meeting before we decide what we should do at this point. 
After that phone call Bob and I went to visit Grandma and Grandpa at the Nursing Home.  Pretty much the same there.
Then we went to the City Building to pick up papers to apply for a commercial variance for Austin and Melissa's house they are selling.  We think there may be a buyer if the guest house can be approved for a flower shop. 
Too much of a roller coaster ride today.  I'm really looking forward to the next snow storm they're calling for tonight so that I will have a real good reason to stay home tomorrow. 


Rae said...

Your angel is adorable. You really put a lot of detail into it. Congrats on the baby girl. She will be a spoiled little thing. A bit of pink after all that blue will be nice.

Theresa said...

Congrats on getting a baby granddaughter:) I know that having grandsons is great but now their family will be complete with a little girl. Hugs to you and your husband and prayers sent for all of your family. God bless you all!

DJan said...

First, Nina, congratulations on the girl on the way! Great news. And yes, it seems an amazing roller coaster of a day. Hope you do get your snow so you can get some more rest. And oh yes, it's a lovely little purse! You are so incredibly talented. BTW, just one more sleeve and my sweater is finished!

Manuela@TPOH said...

It does seem like you've had your high and lows all in one day! Congrats on the new grandbaby!


Darlene said...

How exciting to have sold something on Etsy!! Congratulations on the baby girl and I know after two boys they are looking forward to her.

Sorry about your hubby's mother and I will hold her in my prayers.

Hope you are enjoying your day.♥

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Nina!.. Congratulations on your sale, and more importantly for the news of little Miss Leanna Rene!! Oh I can only imagine your joy in having a little granddaughter soon! My heart and prayers go out for your husband's mother, and all the family... As for the snow, I believe we have about 3 to 6" on the way, starting in the wee early hours, tomorrow morning. Dear Son is hoping for a snowday, but I don't think it's going to happen! ~tina

Lily Robinson said...

Congrats on another sale! I think I understand how thrilling it must be.

Congrats again on the girl!


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