Monday, March 30, 2009

A wee bit miserable.

Hello Blog-o-Sphere...

Life's not so great these days...

You may think it is, but it's SNOT!!

...I guess it's funnier when you actually hear it...

I don't know...not much to report. My dad is very sick and in a lot of pain. I sleep a lot to try and forget that. My cat keeps puking and I only half-heartedly try to stop the dog from eating it before I can clean it up...

But life is not ALL bad.

Not even close.

I just don't feel like elaborating on anything at the moment...


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Benefit for my dad - * Saturday, March 21 from 4 to 9 PM *

I sent out this email today, but I think a lot of email programs rejected it because it looked like spam...Kinda funny that Spam is my dad's favorite food. Anyway, thought I'd post it here as well:


First, sorry if you get multiple copies of this email - I have several email addresses for a lot of people and I don't know what is still valid and what you primarily check.

Anyway, if you haven't heard, my dad got sick last summer and it ended up being cancer. He underwent chemotherapy, but unfortunately it was not successful and the cancer has spread. His doctors don't think anything else can be done at this point...

He has not been able to work since last fall and does not have health insurance so, needless to say, his debt is substantial. So, his cousin and my aunt are having a benefit for him.

I know many of you have not met my dad and I hate asking for help or charity, but this is a very difficult time for me. So, I would appreciate your emotional support - and would also love to see you!

Here are the details:

Benefit for Patrick Gustafson
Saturday, March 21, 2009
4:00 - 9:00 PM

Elk's Lodge 44
2875 Brookdale Dr
Brooklyn Park, MN 55444

Cost: $10 (payable at the door)
Children are welcome!

Despite the circumstances, I think it will be fun. I have not been involved with the planning, but the Lodge has pool, darts, and a bar and there will be prizes and food. Feel free to bring your family or friends and forward this message to anybody else who may be interested.

Please do not feel bad if you are unable to attend - I know this is very short notice for many of you!

If you would cannot attend, but would still like to make a donation (and PLEASE do not feel obligated), you can send it to my house (I'm not sure how much longer my dad will be at his current address and because he has been in the hospital a lot this past month, he has not been receiving his mail regularly). Please contact me for my address!

Again, PLEASE do NOT feel at ALL compelled to attend or make a contribution - if you simply take a few moments to send some happy thoughts our way, it would mean a lot to me!


Amy Jane

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

At least there's that...

I can make cute stuff even when I feel sad and scared. That cheers me up. :)

Stupid Cancer

My dad had tests last Friday to determine whether or not his chemotherapy worked.

The doctors are not positive, but it's not looking good...

It could just be an inflammation.

My dad's in a lot of pain.

I hate cancer.