Feb 12, 2013

THREE THINGS

1.  Thank you, dear friends.  Your love and support are just what the doctor ordered.  In the lobby of our hotel is a big dispenser of this special water that's supposed to make everything all better. (Well, maybe it's just regular old water with a bunch of stuff in it like fruits and herbs and such, but I've got it in my head that it has magical healing powers, and I make poor Aunt Chrissy take a sip every time we pass it.)  "You do realize that we're in Cleveland and not at Lourdes, right?" she says every time I hand her a cup.  Well, your comments are like that damn water, kids, so I'm drenching her in them every chance I get.

2.  A few moments ago I got a really good chuckle out of her.  We were watching the TeeVee and a commercial came on for Kourtney and Kim take Miami.  So I put on my very best pouty kissy face and said..."Kourtney and Kim take Miami?  How about Crys and Coni take Cleveland!?"  And then we started cutting up about what that might look like and how we'd finally have enough money to do all of the things we'd like to do, like send Stewey to charm school, get Bosco a motorbike, and finally open up that needlework shop.   Look out, Bravo , here we come!

3.  At one point last night I got so frustrated that I am of no help whatsoever that I said (right in the middle of a snotty ugly cry)...."Oh, sissy.  You would have been better of with a labradoodle."  Thank God my sister is my sister and she knows that no matter how bad the circumstances might be....I will find a way to turn it all around and make it all about MEEEEEEE, because she just smiled and patted my hand and made me feel much better.

We headed off to yet another procedure.  This one will involve anesthesia, so at least I know Aunt Chrissy will be able to get a minute of peace and quiet.

Thanks again for all of your love and support!  We're hoping to return to our regularly scheduled programming real soon!


44 comments:

  1. Hang in there, we'll all be thinking of you.

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  2. Now Coni, make sure they don't put you under the anesthesia too. ;) Praying for you and your sister. So I gather Stewey didn't hide out in the suitcase? Have you and your sister seen that show Hot in Cleveland about three past-their-prime entertainment industry veterans (Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick) from Los Angeles who find a more welcoming and less shallow and youth-obsessed community in Cleveland, Ohio. Watch out you two!!! lol

    hugs

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  3. Good thoughts coming your way for you and your sweet sister Chrissy.

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  4. I'm wishing the experts can help Aunt Chrissy as soon as possible and you can both return home soon. Good thing you have each other - keep the faith.

    hugs
    Jeanne

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  5. Sending healing thoughts across the big pond for Aunt Chrissy! Hugs to you all!

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  6. Your sense of humor and love for your sister are so evident in your writing. I hope you have some small piece of needlework to pass the time in the waiting room. My hospital stitching pieces have strong memories of where I was, who was in the hospital, and what we were doing and these memories comfort me when I remember those days.
    May God guide the hearts, hands, and minds of Chrissy's medical team, and bring you both the profound peace that only He can bring. I pray that He rains grace and mercy on you both.
    Love & Hugs,
    ~Judy in Critter Cove

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  7. Anesthesia = peace + quiet ... I never thought of it that way, but you're exactly right!

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  8. Good thoughts and wishes for Aunt Chrissy. I too have a little sister and I know exactly how you feel. No matter how old they get, we still want to protect them from the bad stuff and make it all better. She's lucky to have you by her side!

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  9. Come on doctors - get Chrissy an answer to her ailment! Hugs to you both. Too bad the pups aren't with you to liven up your hotel room. Take care.

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  10. Hoping today is the last of the testing and the docs patch up Aunt Chrissy good as new and send you both home to Hoosierville asap! I shudder to think what the boys are up to...

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  11. Thinking of you two. Whatever it is, I hope it gets fixed fast....and painlessly. Safe home.

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  12. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and Chrissy. Thankful you have such a good sense of humor, that will get you through a lot and ease things a little for Chrissy. Hope there is an all clear sign soon.

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  13. Still praying!

    There is a Shrine here in the Cleveland area!

    Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine
    21281 Chardon Rd
    Cleveland, OH 44117
    Phone: (216) 481-8232

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  14. Coni, one thing I know, the body has a miraculous capacity for healing itself. Sending a prayer for you and Aunt Chrissy.
    Lancy in Idaho
    P.S. I so enjoy your blog. And I would love a tee vee show about your adventures.

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  15. Bless you for sticking right by your sister's side. Will keep all in prayer here.
    LindaLee from
    CrossN' My Stitches

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  16. Sending good thoughts, wishes and prayers for you and Chrissy. I have included Master Stewey Angus Willowswamp and Bosco and as well in all those good things!

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  17. Coni, you and Chrissy are in my prayers. I pray for healing and a speedy recovery! You are a wonderful sister!

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  18. Thinking of you both and hoping that you'll have good news soon.

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  19. Hugs and prayers to both of you.

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  20. I'd say fill the tub with that water! Can't hurt, right?
    Many positive vibes and prayers being sent your way.
    ~hugs

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  21. Well, anesthesia can be a GOOD thing. Maybe you can charm the doctor and get a bit for you too!! Lol both of you just drink up the water and I am praying for both of you. Hope the procedures continue to go well and you have answers soon. I'm sure Stewey and Bosco are up to mischief while you are away!!

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  22. Here is my prayer for your sister for good health and for you, for strength.

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  23. Positive thoughts and prayers for Aunt Chrissy!

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  24. I'll be thinking good thoughts for both of you!!

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  25. Praying for peace and for answers. You are a great sister.

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  26. Still praying for y'all gals!! Hope you hear something soon.

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  27. Coni,
    I would so watch you and Aunt Chrissy on the teeeveee before I'd ever watch Kim and Kourtney. I can see Master Stewey directing the show now and rolling his eyes because his mother just can't hit her marks like she's been told to a million times before.
    Sending lots of healing thoughts to Aunt Chrissy and remember to take car of yourself as well.
    Donna

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  28. I'm sure all of these tests will lead to a happy resolution for Chrissy. I have a really lovely sister, but I wouldn't mind at all if you were my sister too. Chrissy must be so glad to have you there with her - however sniffly you are !! Irene xxx

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  29. Keeping you both in my thoughts.

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  30. Sending lots of positive thoughts, prayers, and two giant hugs your way.

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  31. Sending more prayers and lots of love & hugs. Cathryn

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  32. Continued prayers for both of you.

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  33. Coni, you and your sister are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Maelyse

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  34. Coni and Crissy, I've read your blog for several years. Even though you have no idea who I am, you feel like friends to me. You'll be in my prayers for everything to work out, and Chrissy to be well soon. Take care.

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  35. Sending healing and fond thoughts and prayers to Aunt Chrissy, and to you.

    Sally, and Sam the Terrier, inSt. petersburg

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  36. Keeping the prayers going up for both of you!
    Amy from Oklahoma

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  37. Sending good thoughts and as a sister, I know there's no better medicine than you being right there for her. I can't wait to see your reality show - definitely a must see!

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  38. Much love and luck to Aunt Chrissy and you. You bring me such joy when I need a laugh. I wish I could do the same for you. I'm sending lots of positive thoughts and prayers your way. Get well soon, Chrissy.

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  39. I'm a younger sister myself. Wishing you and your younger sister lots of peace and joyful stitching.

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  40. You are both in my thoughts and prayers. Take good care! Hugs to both of you and the little fur babies too.
    Judy in Kansas

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  41. Prayers still coming from Cleveland. Hugs.

    Denise

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  42. You are both in my thoughts and prayers and I pray that Chrissy will be ok. Your blog has brought me great joy even though I don't comment often (its because I can't stop laughing). Thank you and I will pray that all will be ok.
    Hugs
    Rose

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