Announcement #2: My family just found out last week that my dad's cancer is back...with a vengeance. Currently it has consumed the lower part of his body (groin and down). It is aggressive they say. The two treatment options are a stem cell transplant (which they will not consider for him since he is turning 80 and they don't do them for anyone over 65) or intense chemotherapy which they say would probably kill him. They are giving him oral chemo which is basically to maintain quality of life. There is nothing they can do to treat it. They said he has months...not years left. That pretty much means that I have to take the chance to spend as much quality time with him as I possibly can (which involves me packing up my girls to Canada for as many more times as I can). This leads to announcement #3.
Announcement #3: I had already thought of this prior to the news about my dad but that news only solidified for me the decision. Because of my first two announcements this blog will officially come to an end after my last giveaway has closed. I am averaging 2 comments a post and working my tail off to try and post helpful and noteworthy ideas (I know I am not always successful). But with the nausea of pregnancy and the exhaustion, the desire to spend more quality time with my girls and now the urgent need of being with my dad I cannot do it any more. Maybe it will be my time again down the road and I will pick it back up and maybe not. It has kept my creative juices flowing for 3 years, but it just not the right season of life right now. Thanks to everyone who has been a follower. My goal when I started was to have 1000 followers. Now I am just 8 followers away from 800 and I think that is pretty darn fabulous too. Thank you to my few loyal commenters and to everyone who has been a reader (whether you want to admit it or not). I hope you have benefited from Small Fry and Co. I know I surely have.