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Friday, August 28, 2009

So Much News!

I have been missing for a few weeks. Not that I didn't think about everyone, just wasn't able to pull together a block of time to get the blogging done. So, I am trying the draft feature and we will see if this works or not.
Everything is fine here, just my work schedule, hubby's doctor and dialysis appointments, usual day to day errands, studying for my aromatherapy course at www.aromahead.com just became overwhelming and I was paralyzed by it for a bit. Have a handle on everything again and hope to get back to normal starting today!
Do you notice the cute new widget off to the right? The Pink Slipper Project is an absolutely amazing new project the boutiques at Make Mine Pink are undertaking. Shabby Lane Boutiques and Nashville Boutiques have recently joined in. The brainchild of Joyce Lucas in cooperation with Enchanted Makeovers is to make slippers for the women and children who are forced to live in shelters to avoid abuse. In addition to the other pledges we have made to Enchanted Makeovers, we are now pledging over 100 pairs of slippers which will be needed in November. Joyce has been kind enough to draft a pattern for the most amazing slippers - only 1 seam per slipper. If you would like to be a part of this program, please contact Joyce through the Pink Slipper Project Blog. Fabric donations, batting donations, monetary donations or slippers will all be gratefully accepted. http://www.pinkslipperproject.org/

How cute are these slippers??

Speaking of feet, my family and I will be participating for the seventh year in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk For The Cure in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey on October 18, 2009. We started participating in the very next walk after my grandson was diagnosed with Type I diabetes (Juvenile Diabetes) several days before his first day of Kindergarten. He was rushed to the hospital with a blood sugar of 904 after playing outside. He missed his first day of Kindergarten but made the second day! Several weeks ago Justin made a comment that about broke all our hearts. He can't remember not having diabetes. For the first few years, this little guy had to be injected four times a day with insulin and have his blood sugar tested four or five times a day. He has been very lucky in that he was eligible for the insulin pump and the past year has been a bit easier for him. He still must test his sugar, but he has learned to program in the numbers and the pump just gives him the insulin he needs.

To put into perspective what these children go through, with 4 blood sugar tests a day for the past 7 years is 10,220 sticks, 6 years of 4 insulin shots a day is 8,760 injections. Another thing that threw me into a tail spin is the fact that the children are taught to take their blood samples from their forearms. The reasoning behind this is the not uncommon side effect of diabetes is blindness and they don't want the children to loose feeling in their fingers in case they need to learn to read Braille. Mind boggling, isn't it? He's only 12 years old right now. So, I am shamelessly begging you to donate even $1 for the cure. Visit my page at the JDRF Walk Site to hear from the pros and hopefully give a donation. http://walk.jdrf.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=extranet.personalpage&confirmid=87421573 Patricia Rose will again be donating 25% of all sales between now and then. Here's a picture of our team from last year--

And so dear friends, that is the news for today. I will try my hardest to be back on Mondays with the fun Show and Tell which the Make Mine Pink boutiques participate in. Hugs to all, I've missed chatting with you all.



Brown Bee Studio said...

Hi Pat! There's a LOT of good info in this post and I'm glad you were able to write it. You are a SHEro for certain! xoxo AndieBee

pickleberries said...

Whew, busy lady! I too have an interest in aromatherapy and have taken many classes. I use it primarily in making my family and friends cold process soap, but dabble a bit in the many other used too.

Lynette Larson - Campbell said...

Sounds like you have been in a whirlwind for sure!!! Hang in there and it was great to see you back!

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Pat,

Nice to see you, and looks like you had been very busy! Thanks for all the info on the pink slipper project! It's so meaningful!

Take care!

Pei Li

gail said...

hi pat,,, how busy you are! I hope your Diabetes walk is a huge success. I hope there will someday very soon be a cure for these children! I am glad the aroma therapy classes are getting back on track. Hang in there! Have a pretty week...hugs, gail

Carolee Crafts said...

Pat you have been whizzing around and doing so much but I am glad you are still enjoying your Aroma course.
Your grandson is a hero to have to cope with all that at such a young age, good luck with the walk.

Anonymous said...

Best of luck with the aromatherapy class.

I just love the Pink Slipper Project.

I hope that you raise oodles of money this year!


Marie said...

Hi Pat,
You sure have been busy. Thanks for all the information in your post. Your aromatherapy course sounds really interesting. Good to see you blogging again.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Soooo good to hear from you...you are in my thoughts and prayers.

...and I am waiting for someone else to test out the lettuce recipe LOL.


Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Dear Pat, thank you so much for visiting today and leaving such warm comment. I wish you the best of luck and I'll make sure to spread the word about the slippers and stop by your donation page.

Cottage Flair said...

Great post Pat. You are involved in two amazing projects. Sounds like you have been way too busy with life. I hope it slows down for you.

SoCal Helene said...

Hi Pat,
I hope you reach your goal, I just made an itty bitty donation……can’t imagine what your grandson has to go through every day, I sure hope for a cure soon.

Hugs, Helene

Susie said...

Wow Pat! You have been one busy pinkie! All good! Have a wonderful week.
The Polka Dot Rose

Unknown said...

Pat., I am in awe of what you do and know how draining it can become. You have a alot of true friends that will always be here for you!
Hugs, Tedi

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Such a great project. Hope you are doing good my friend. Hang in there.
bunny hugs,

Anonymous said...

Pat~ I loe the new Pumkin and Spice potpourri~ yumm~ feels like fall~S

The Pink Rose Cottage said...

Blessings to Justin! My 15 year old daughter is also a Type 1 diabetic. It's a tough road for these kids. But thank goodness for modern medicine!

Hope you have a beautiful day for your JDRF walk!

All the best,