Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Bad News; Good News

Bad news first:
My brother is in the hospital. I really don't want to go into details at this point (and I may never go into details). Thank you all for your prayers. He is doing better than any of us could have hoped.
Heck, he grinned at my stupid jokes today. Trust me, they were stupid - threats of Big Nasty Swedish Nurses (why are they always Swedish?) giving him a sponge bath he'll never forget.

I'm doing ok. No worries about me right now. When my dad becomes a mess (which he is right now), I get calm. I really don't know how/why this happens, but it just does. I'll worry about being a mess later.

I'm home in New Brunswick for the rest of the week.

Good news: That sock for my dad? The ones I restarted what seemed like a dozen time? The one I haven't finished 'cause I haven't seen him in ages? He tried on the first one. They're gonna fit. Phew.


  1. hey steph, so sorry to hear about your brother. i don't think there's anything worse than a sick relative. will be thinking of you and your family. hugs katOOXX

  2. I'm thinking of you and wishing all good things for you and yours. XO

  3. *hugs*

    Was worried about you and yours. Glad to hear that you're at least cracking jokes (and eating lots of chocolate, I hope).

  4. Take care, hon, and hugs to your dad and brother. And hey, at least with the food you get in hospital he won't have to worry about the sudden appearance of the ring of fire (the last thing you want when you're flat on your back with a nurse looming, sponge in hand). Hope everything gets better soon, for all of you.

  5. Sending good vibes your brother's way and hug to you and your Dad.
    And hooray sock!

  6. your brother is in my thoughts and prayers, hope he gets better soon!

    That's great that your dad's socks are going to fit!

    What is your favorite cast off for your toe-up socks? I know how to do all the other stuff, but would love a nice stretchy bind off at the cuff edge.

  7. A good by-line for your bog: "When socks are the good news..."

    Hope your brother has a speedy recovery. And if you had just said "Swedish Nurses" to any red-blooded young lad, he likely wouldn't think it a scary thing at all. Good thing you specified "Big Nasty".

  8. Sorry to hear about your Brother. I'm become the the 'calm one' in my family too however after all is said an done I crash hard... so please take care of you too.
    Healing thoughts, comforting vibes and prayers are sent from this part of the East Coast.

  9. Hi Steph,

    You've been in my prayers (and will continue to be), and your family has been in my prayers as well. This too, shall pass, and I know you'll be strong for your dad...but it is okay not to be strong sometimes too, okay?

    Glad to know that you've been able to always helps to have some comic relief during the hard times! Let the "nasty Swedish Nurse" jokes fly as fast as your knitting needles!


  10. *hug* Lots of happy thoughts for your fam!

    About the socks, see the knitting gods and goddesses can be kind. ;)

  11. Hey you!

    Be brave and not so brave if you have to...
    remember in times of trouble - brown cow always helps.
    "if you can't be happy be hyper..."
    You, stephen and your family(Daddy Syd) are in my prayers sessors.
    Take care and call me when things settle down K?

  12. Hi sweetie,
    Thinking of you and your family today. I really haven't stopped praying and will continue to.
    Lots of love to you all!
    kisses and hugs

  13. Adding my well wishes and prayers. Hope it all works out for the best. Love, Lesley

  14. Hi doll... if you need to get away for a bit, come up to St. Andrew's. I'm off work in the afternoons and I'm off work on Sunday.
    I hope you're holding up. Warm fuzzies sent your way.

  15. Anonymous3:41 p.m.

    Sigh, that's terrible, I'm so sorry to hear that. I've been thinking about you since I read your last post. Sending good thoughts and hugs your way.

    If you need/want to call me, I'll be back from my parent's home this weekend...(mom is doing very well).

  16. I am pushing good karma your way from CA!!!