28 September 2012

Texas Fall 2012

I am back in Texas. I've just downloaded the blogger app in hopes that it will get me to blog more often... And maybe not ramble quite so much.

I am working on stuff for the Doctor Who swap on Craftster. The send out day is Monday, and i do not know if I'm going to make it... I doubt my partner will see this post, but just in case, i can't post anything about what I'm making yet. Let's just say the most important and time-consuming project... is about to send me over the edge. The size is just... off, and i don't know if my heart can handle starting over. Not to mention, i really don't think i have the time. I'm powering on, though, and crossing all my fingers and toes that i can pull this off.

I brought a few more presents for Jack. A camouflage shirt, for example, because my brother-in-law is in the Army.

He's due in 6 days, but we would all be fine if he decided to come out and play now.

18 September 2012

Teal and Dia

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

When i was two and a half years old, my grandma, Dia, lost her battle with ovarian cancer. I was too young to remember her. In fact, my first memory... is of being at her funeral.

But i have always felt close to her. My middle name, Kathryn, was her middle name. I love my middle name, and i love that we share it. I get to hear stories about her, and every time i hear one, it makes me smile. The smile soon fades, though, because i think about how i never got to know her for myself.

I don't know what her hugs felt like. I don't know what her voice sounded like. I don't know what she smelled like.

And all because of some stupid cancer.

Ovarian cancer is called the silent killer. It is the 9th most common cancer in women and the 5th cause of cancer-related death in women.
(Learn more at Ovarian Cancer National Alliance: http://www.ovariancancer.org/ )

This is why teal is such an important color to me. It is the color of ovarian cancer awareness.
And Dia is why i keep making teal things.

September is over half gone now, but i'm holding out hope that i can sell at least one teal item before the month is over, so i can have a little extra something to donate.

Also. I put together a treasury of ovarian cancer/teal items over on Etsy. It's really cool, i think you should all check it out. Teal for Ovarian Cancer.