Thursday, December 4, 2008

It's December the what-th!!!!

Since the day after Thanksgiving my life has been anything but normal. As I was returning home from the Dr. with Fiona my brother called and said our Mama was in the emergency room. This was not a surprise. It actually was a relief because I had seen her the day before and didn't like what I had seen. Thousands of what looked like tiny blood blisters just under the skin on her feet and legs.

Well, there is a medical term for this which has about 58 letters and 12 syllables, but the short of it is that her immune system was eating her platelets and she was just about to die. She had 3,000 platelets when she went into the hospital. We are suppose to have somewhere around 200,000.

The good news is she is home with at least 101,000 platelets now and hopefully on her way to making as making as she needs. Praise God!! Feel free to e-mail if you might need details. There are a lot of folks out there with this condition!

So after a day a baking yesterday for the church bazaar to fund our mission programs I'm back in the real world. "Hello, there!!"

Bake sale items I prepared---
Star of Bethlehem Almond Cookies
Lemon Shortbread
Mini Eggnog Pound Cake with Rum Glaze - (YUM!!)

Well, actually they were all quite yummy! Two sticks of butter in each recipe. Not for the those on a diet!

Thanks for listening!!!