i thought that during my break from my etsy shop i would be doing a lot more here, on the blog. however, my entire family has been so sick off and on for the last 3 weeks, not much of anything has been happening. i am so grateful that my shop IS closed. there is no way i possibly could have managed it on top of everything else.
hazel has been diagnosed with h1n1. we spent about 4 hours in the emergency room the other night. she's been on tamiflu for 2 days, with very little improvement. we are going back to the doctor today. PLEASE keep her in your thoughts and prayers. so far, june does not have it. the doctors put her on tamiflu as well, as a precaution. she is so wonderful and resilient and full of her usual little spirit.
at this moment, i am SO scared for my family. i have been sick for 3 weeks. i simply cannot fight it off. i don't have any insurance, so i cannot even go to the doctor. glenn has been sick off and on for that whole time. hazel first had a regular cold and now this. i have been trying so hard to somehow be positive about it and the only thing i can come up with is this: this flu is ugly. it is terrible and it is scary. but, the one thing it has done for us is brought us all together. the girls and i have barely left the house for 2 weeks. we are nurturing each other in every way we can. i have such a renewed, deeper sense of appreciation for my family because of this. glenn has been the least sick and he has been quite the hero for the family, the only one well enough to brave the grocery store, returning with soup and popsicles and juice and whatever else might be of some help to us.
i have had a few brief opportunities to sneak out to the studio for some soul-replenishing work.
this piece features a "mountain" of labradorite with a sunrise
i made another maven soul ring