Thursday, December 10, 2009

Days aren't long enough

I LOVE the holidays, but let's be honest ....
The Seattle Smith's are overwhelmed!!!!

My tree is still in the garage ...
None of my decorations are up ...
My Christmas cards are still in their box ....

Our minds have been elsewhere trying to stay updated with Mark's condition from the other side of the  country.  We are so thankful that the surgery was successful and they removed 60% of the tumor.  Gamma knife radiation will treat the rest.  He is still in ICU and facing a few complications that I pray will subside quickly.  Thank you all for the sweet comments and prayers for my dear father in law.

To add to the mix, I had two interviews yesterday which have kept me quite busy.  I made it to the final two, and now just waiting for the news.  I am at peace with it either way and better off  because of it.

Who is anxious for December to pass, haha!
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48 comments:

Cee said...

Glad your FIL surgury went well, hope he starts feeling better soon!

Nicole-Lynn said...

I'm glad your FIL surgery went well as well!
I hear ya about being busy this month! I still haven't decorated or bought my tree yet either. I have my small one at work on my desk, but at home nothing! I'll hopefully get to it all this weekend. I hope you get one of the jobs... lots of finger crossing and prayers!

Ashley said...

This December is going by too quickly. I haven't had time for decorating or getting a tree either. Hopefully, I'll get everything done by the 15th.

I hope your FIL feels better soon.

Jenny DB said...

I MISS YOU and girl, you're getting that promotion!!! I can feel it:)

Candice Weeks said...

Glad to hear the surgery went well! I will continue to pray for your family! December is hectic, I completely understand! :)

Courtney said...

cute blog! if it makes you feel any better - I'm in Budapest 'till the 10th and only then do I get to start decorating! My parents are leaving it all to me when I get home (except the lights outside, dad's doing those!) Take a look around my blog if you like, I'm new to this whole blog-world thing :)

Risley and Dylan said...

glad to hear the surgery went well! I hope everything else works out!

Mrs. A said...

I'm glad the surgery went well! and I'll be praying for the job situation.

Llama said...

Thank goodness everything went well with the surgery. I know it is such a tough thing to deal with any illness especially when you are so far away. I hope he has a great recovery. As for everything else...don't worry about the look of christmas it is the thought, the feeling and it seems that you have that.
good luck with the job search.xo

Sarah Wyland said...

I'm happy to hear things went well! I'll say another prayer for him and hopefully he'll be better soon. You're right - days are going by waaaayyyyy too fast!

The Fletchers said...

I agree!! The holiday season is always soo busy!! You guys have been in my prayers!! Glad to hear surgery was sucessful...praying that recovery will be too! :)

Melissa said...

I'm so glad your father-in-law's alright! I hope you all find some time to relax and enjoy the holiday season. Love your blog!

Brittany said...

I'll be praying for your FIL!!!

Teresa said...

Guess What Sweet Kelsey Girl!
I give you permission NOT to even put up decorations this year!
You really can opt out one year you know!
Last year when Greg was living here and I was still in Alabama I didn't put one Christmas decoration up. The year before that...we had two new kitties...we chose not to put up a tree that year!
Now your cards...yes...I would send those out!
But the decorations...can stay boxed up and never missed!
XXOOXX
Living in the Northwest...all you have to do is look into the distance and catch a glimpse of those snow covered mountains...that is decor that some would give anything to have!
Have you heard that song:
Christmas in the Norhtwest &
Walking in Seattle Latte Land!
XXOOXX

Jen said...

I'm glad the surgery went well Kelsey...best of luck to you with the interviews!

Heather said...

Great news!!

I hope your schedule slows down a bit!! Hang in there hun!

Brown Girl said...

Glad the surgery went well, lots of well wishes! Good luck either way on the interview!

Lucy Marie said...

Glad the surgery went well. Hope everything goes okay from here on in. Try not to stress about the holidays - just let it happen. If the decorations go up, then great. If the cards get sent, fantastic. But if not - who cares? Just enjoy!

MCW said...

Good Luck! Have been wondering where you were!

Roxanne said...

yay for successful surgery! will keep praying.

congrats on the interview :) i know it will work out for the best regardless!!

mommywonderland said...

Ugh! I hear you on the craziness of December!!! My blog has been still and lonely for too long! Im glad the surgery went well and praying for fast recovery!!

Ashley @ Ramirez Family said...

Thanks for the update on your FIL. I hope all goes well for him with the rest of it all.

I had no idea you were interviewing for other jobs...I thought you LOVED your job? Are you trying to stay in the Seattle area? Fill me in babe. xo

Jamie said...

Wow - a busy few days and weeks. Cancer runs in my family so I'll be thinking about you. This is definitely a time when you need to be strong. Not only for your father-in-law but for yourself as well. Trust in the Lord. He works wonders and always knows what he doing and why he's doing it. I'm headed tomorrow to get one of my cysts/tumors checked out tomorrow w/ an ultrasound so I know the anxiety that comes along with these things. I'm

Bobbi said...

Glad to hear the surgery went well.

And don't worry about not having anything Christmas-y up yet, you've been pre-occupied.

Hugs!

Carol said...

Glad everything went well and I'll continue to keep you all in my prayers! And what is the interview?! New job??

Ashley said...

First of all, let me just say that I agree with the title of your blog 110%! I will be praying for your FIL and your entire family. I am sure the distance makes it extra difficult. I will also be praying about your interviews. =)

Christa said...

Glad your husband's father's surgery went well! Still continuing to keep him in my prayers!

~KS said...

Kelsey... so glad to hear the surgery went well. I will keep your father in law and your family in my prayers still.
And I know what you mean- December is almost half over. How did that happen? Where did this year go... I wish time would slow down!

Melissa G. said...

I know, the holidays can be a bit overwhelming! We're adding a move across the ocean to our list of things to do this year! ugh!
We'll soon be back on your side of the ocean! =)

Candice Pair said...

I was actually thinking about your father in law this morning...glad everything went well! Ill continue to pray for his recovery, too. I know the holidays are hectic, but try to enjoy it as much as possible! It'll be over before we know it. Have a great weekened!

Alicia said...

i'm so glad the surgery went well! i hope he's feeling better quickly!! and i know what you mean, december is just FLYING by!! hope things settle down and you can get that tree up!

Selma said...

So glad to hear everything went well. Hope your FIL feels better soon. December's almost over, hang in there! You're always in my thoughts and prayers.

Cassie said...

December is hectic! I have been behind on posting and commenting because there has just been so much else going on! I hope to catch up on my decorating this weekend!

Elizabeth Marie said...

Hey honey. I am praying for your FIL! And good luck on the interviews...ohhh this December has been crazy!! Looking forward to 2010 for sure. xoxo!

nifer said...

Good luck with the interviews! I know things will pan out for the best.

I'm saying a prayer for your father-in-law, that he has a speedy recovery.

~ Jen

Summer (BisforBrown) said...

i am thinking about you! thoughts and prayers, my love.

Laura and Ryan said...

I'm glad the surgery went well. I am with you on being busy :)

Brittany said...

I passed on an award to you! Go check it out!!

Tracy-Girl said...

Glad the surgury went well... what a relief. I know what you mean, time moves too quickly when we are caught up being busy!

Kimberly said...

I know you & Gabe have been crazy busy... I've been praying for your father-in-law. How is he? What's the latest?? Hope you, Gabe & the rest of your family are at peace. God will work his miracles!

OceanDreams said...

Glad your FIL's surgery went well and so happy for you about the interviews! Please keep us posted. Oh I know how busy it gets during the holidays, hope you get to decorate a bit but at least Christmas is all about family! :) Thanks for your sweet compliment on my blog layout, praying for you hun!

Life at the White House said...

What great news about your FIL! I have been sending up prayers for your family and will continue to do so!!

Hang in there - December will be over before we know it and normal routines will start back up (or that's what I keep telling myself).

We didn't even put up a tree or do Christmas cards this year (gasp!!!)! We're headed to Colorado for X-mas and life has just been too busy!

Wishing you a great week!

Neely said...

Hi, I came across your blog. Its super cute! I have read some of your posts and I just started doing cross fit! I love it. Hope your father in law gets well soon.

Mandie said...

Yay for new bloggy friends!!! Love your blog!! Thanks for stopping by mine! ;)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I'm glad to hear that the surgery went well! And you're right...this month has been flying by!

Neha said...

So glad that the surgery went fine...He will be perfectly fine very soon!
And all the best for your interview results....am sure you'll make it!

sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

Busy time for you, huh! So glad to hear the surgery went well. :)

Perfectly Pleasant said...

So glad to hear the surgery went well! And I hope you hear good news about the interview, to me the waiting is always the worse part!

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