Sunday, September 7, 2008

Wow! Can you believe that it is September?????

Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner! Can you believe it?! Punkindoodle and BOO are SOOOO excited about the Halloween decorations that are popping up in the stores, I can't even tell you! My son (who is mostly non-verbal) wrapped himself in my yoga mat on Friday and told my husband that he wanted "up". He then proceeded to "chainsawintobat", translation "change into a bat" :). Hubby and I teared up at how cute he was flapping my yoga mat...

Well, I sincerely, sincerely apologize to those of you who were waiting for some exciting new items in this month's PFATT release. The construction crew is STILL not finished with my basement (err!) and all of my art supplies are buried in the mountain of Boo's therapy stuff in the garage. You know, it has been a wonderful summer, but there have been so many things going on with my son's health. To give you an idea, I spent two afternoons this last week seeing doctors. One afternoon in a meeting with the school nurse (we are trying an hour of school a day), and an hour and half waiting at the pharmacy for yet another Rx; Boo hasn't been able to sleep more than an hour or two a night lately. I'm afraid that all of it may be zapping my creativity a little too, as I have several pieces sitting in boxes in different stages. On top of it all, we have a meeting at the Children's Hospital at the end of this month. Several specialists and researchers will give us a final report on all of the testing that has been done in the last three months, and while I am taking it in stride, I think it is weighing on me more than I like to admit. So once again, please accept my apologies! I am very hopeful that things will get back on track and that my new studio space and Boo's new therapy room will be done very soon!

So the "up" side of all of this is that I have been getting out and running more! Mostly to escape that constant hammering and drilling in my house (err!) and to clear my head. As a result, crazy woman that I am, I signed up for Race for the Cure and the Colorado Wild Woman Duathlon! Wish me luck, I am a little nervous!

Hugs!
Katie

4 comments:

~dani~ said...

Katie,
Sending you hugs and lots of energy to keep you going. My youngest (now a teen) had multiple special needs that went undiagnosed properly for many years. I can appreciate the frustrations and the pain of the childrens hospital, doctors & rx drama. We have been lucky (after many years) that with lots of therapies and a few meds that we found a good place for him where he can function at a "normal" (hate that word) level. May your strength be never ending and your lil love bug be healthy & happy.
~Dani~

Unknown said...

Katie,

You are such an amazing person and I am so honored to call you my friend. I can picture Boo wrapped in your yoga mat and flapping...and I could only smile. I love to hear the progress each day brings for you and your family.

I work for for Healthcare again, and my motto, which I bring with me from working at Johnson & Johnson (their credo) is "it is the patients, their families and the doctors that come first". It is families like you that make me want to be the best I can at my job so that the staff at the hospitals have everything they need to make sure it happens.

A day doesn't go by that I don't think of you. When I get a glass of water I see your art, I walk into the kitchen I see your art, I turn to the left in the chair in the living room and I see your art...you truly are such an inspiration to me...not just for the amazing artist that you are but the mother and wife you are to your family.

Keep smiling each day is one day closer to the cure.

Your friend,
Tina

punkindoodleboo said...

Thank you Dani and Tina for your kind words and your support :). It means more to me than I can express...

Hugs,
Katie

punkindoodleboo said...

Thank you Dani and Tina for your kind words and your support :). It means more to me than I can express...

Hugs,
Katie