Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Vacation - NOT

Since the bronchitis bug has struck again, I'm on sick leave to the sick bay (home) till improved + news of the Christmas Day death of my half brother has shocked me. According to all accounts he had just received a "clean bill of health" from the VA. I am beginning to think "clean bill of health" just means a person is still breathing.


lakeviewer said...

So sorry to hear about your brother's death. Scary. Just scary!
Take care.

jinksy said...

So sorry to hear you're unwell, for that must make it twice as hard for you to cope with the sad news of your brother's death - a difficult thing to do even when you are feeling tip-top. I do hope you get better soon.

NitWit1 said...

Thanks, Lakeviewer and jinksy.

Further information is he succumbed to a massive unexpected heart attack in bed, writing Christmas checks to his grandchildren.

Since we are both ill, and its over 500 mi. one-way we may not be able to attend the rites, certainly not driving.

Flying is such a hassle and you still are not safe. The attempted attack in Michigan this morning is indelibly etched in my memory.

We are waiting until Mon. a.m. to decide.

Renie Burghardt said...

Oh, I am so sorry about your brother, Carol. My condolances to you and the family. May God comfort them in their great sorrow.

And I hope you will feel better soon. I just got out of the hospital myself. Had to receive 5 pints of blood! According to the doctor, he was surprised I was still among the living, having lost so much blood. So...old age brings some new health problems it seems.

Take good care!


Teacher's Pet said...

My heart is heavy as I read your blog. I am so very sorry about the death of your brother. I am so very, very sorry.
Please, take care of your bronchitis. If there is something that I can do to help you through this difficult time, please, e-mail me or leave a message on my blog. Nothing can prepare us for unexpected tragic news such as you have gotten. My heartfelt prayers for you and your family....

Dimple said...

Sorry to hear of your brother's passing. May God comfort you and bring you peace.

Amber Star said...

I'm so sorry about your brother and the respiratory problems you and your husband are experiencing. I'd replied on my blog under your post. I'm just so sorry, dear.

Lorna said...

You and your brother are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Oh, Carol...I am so very, very sorry...You and your brother's family will be much in my prayers...and I also hope you will be feeling better soon!!! Love you much!!! Janine XO

Silver said...

So sorry to hear that that you are sick and about your half brother.

"According to all accounts he had just received a "clean bill of health" from the VA. I am beginning to think "clean bill of health" just means a person is still breathing."

Isn't that true.


Pat - Arkansas said...

Carol, my heart goes out to you on the loss of your brother. My prayers are with you and his family.

Sorry to hear that you are "poorly." Take good care of yourself and get well soon!

Lisa said...

I am so sorry to hear about your brother...You and his family will be in my prayers.

Also, hope you are feeling better now...

Much Love, Lisa

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Just stopping by to see how you are!! Sending you much love! Janine XO

Arkansas Patti said...

You, hubby and your brother's family are all in my prayers Carol. I am so sorry for your loss.
Do take care of yourselves.
I'm sure Luckie is giving moral support, hope someone else is bringing the soup.
Be well soon, there is a New Year waiting with only good things for you.

Amber Star said...

Hope you are feeling better today, and wishing you a better New Year. My husband has a cold. I thought I did too yesterday, but after checking the pollen...I see it is just allergies.

I guarantee you...I'll be glad to see the end of '09 and hopefully 2010 will be better for all of us. However, we do still have a lot to be grateful for.

Small City Scenes said...

So sorry to hear about your brother. Prayers going out to the family.

I hope you are feeling better soon too. I am sending good vibes to you.

May the New Year bring you happiness and joy. MB

Silver said...

Fireworks just being sent lighting up the skies about 21 min ago.. Happy New Year.. bug hugs and love to you.

faye said...

Sorry to hear about your brother.
Especially tragic at this time of year, which should only be filled
with happiness.
Hope the bronchitis will go away quickly.
Sending you good vibes, prayers and hugs.


Grandma Yellow Hair said...

So sorry to read this about your brother. How sad for all of you on Christmas day. I hate to read that your sick again too. Take care and try to rest as much as you can
Thinking of you
Take care