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post #1 of 39
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I knew when I woke up this morning today was not going to be a good day... I have all these cakes to get out and nothing is going right.. NOTHING... icon_cry.gif My chocolate bc is grainy... my ac doesn't seem to be working properly and my last cake I finished looks like a dog decorated it... On top of all this.. I get a bad phone call.. my cousin was rushed to the hospital last night... she had been sick apparently.. they thought she had a stomach flu (while she was at home) .. Something happened.. don't know what yet but it sent her DH into a frenzy and they got her to the hospital. She's on life support... apparently a tick has bitten her and all of her organs are shutting down. icon_sad.gif Now what do I do... I have orders.. my family says to wait here at the house but what if she passes? WHAT DO I DO??? Besides crying I don't know what to do or what NOT to do. These two are due tomorrow. No they aren't paid but they are for my DS's sports banquet. But I do have a huge order due on Saturday that IS paid.. and I can't get out of that one.

HELP ME!!! What do I do??? Stop? Drive 100 miles to Louisville where my cousin is? I don't even know if I should drive or not, I really think my BP is up.


I'm sorry... but it was either here or scream at the top of my lungs
Christi
(NO I am not a goat farmer LOL)


I get enough excercise just pushing my luck
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Christi
(NO I am not a goat farmer LOL)


I get enough excercise just pushing my luck
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post #2 of 39
ok first thing take a deep breath and calm yourself down. You cant be driving upset. you should wait to hear from your family to see whats going on. There is n othing you can do where you are or if you were there. Keep making your cakes try to take your mind off of whats going on. I know thats hard but you need to do it for your customers. Get done what you can just in case you need to leave.
No Cake is too pretty to eat!

Paula M Surrette
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No Cake is too pretty to eat!

Paula M Surrette
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post #3 of 39
((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))) Sometimes you have to put your family first. Cakes can wait. If you stay.. and she passes.. will you be okay with it? I will keep your family in my thoughts Christi. ((((((HUGS))))))

Could you possibly scale back on the decoration and just call it a day? Especially for the banquet since it's not a paid cake.
post #4 of 39
Oh, how horrible! If I was closer I'd do my best to come help you. I completely understand the dilemma between responsibility. It's not easy.

If your cousin is expected not to pull through, then I would definitely try and either reassign the cakes or go ahead and cancel. But if the doctors think she'll be fine once the meds are working, then I'd just hold off until you get the last one done.

I pray that she get's better and you make the decision that is right for you.
post #5 of 39
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Ok.. I on my "lunch break " now and I put a call into my mom. Apparently they left to go to Louisville... Since she was supposed to pick them up from school and keep them tonight so I could finish.. I will be home.. Nobody around to pick the kids up sooo...I will just hurry up and wait for a phone call. I think if I just take a little break and gather my senses (SORRY guys to have bothered you all with this) I will have a clearer head.. I'll speed up my pace and just hope for the best!

Thank you all for your support icon_smile.gif I do appreciate ALL of it!!!
Christi
(NO I am not a goat farmer LOL)


I get enough excercise just pushing my luck
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Christi
(NO I am not a goat farmer LOL)


I get enough excercise just pushing my luck
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post #6 of 39
Christi, I don't have an advice for you, just wanted to say - hang in there - and I hope your cousin gets better real soon.

As far as cakes, I know you will be OK. ((((HUGS))))
post #7 of 39
Christi,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I don't know what to tell you. I think ultimately it's got to be whatever's in your heart. It's a hard decision.

~Jen
I'm fully aware that I abuse exclamation marks! It's better than abusing my husband, right? Cake decorating is exciting, periods are not!
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I'm fully aware that I abuse exclamation marks! It's better than abusing my husband, right? Cake decorating is exciting, periods are not!
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post #8 of 39
Bless your heart. First we need you to take a deep breath, so you can calm down. Now evaluate your situation: the donated cakes are great for the banquet organizers, but I am pretty sure they would understand why you can't do them. I think you said they are already baked, tell them you have them baked but someone else will need to ice them. As for the one that is paid I would get it decorated and make arrangements for this person to pick it up, even if you they have to pick it up today, its better than nothing. Good Luck I pray that she is ok!!!
You gotta have faith!!!
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You gotta have faith!!!
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post #9 of 39
Christi,

Where at in KY are you? I would come help if your close. I was just on the phone with my cousin and she had a ceasare (sp). I don't have any cakes to do until Saturday, but I'm like you I don't know what to do. Just try to stay calm. Since your giong to have to stay home, just try to work on the cakes, ease your mind a little (I know its hard). ((((((((HUG))))))))
~Ashley~

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~Ashley~

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post #10 of 39
i'm sure i'm repeating what's been said but you're in our prayers...i hope everything works out. i had to take my daughter to the ER once then i first moved to Collingwood because she had a tick imbedded in her head-it completely freaked me out but they got it out and she was fine...doctor's can really do a lot today and even when it seems like the worst it can still turn around
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wisdom is knowledge put into action
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post #11 of 39
All I can add is this: You need to keep working to keep your mind occupied, it's hard yes, but it's better then sitting and chewing the fingernails down to the bone worrying. If the situation gets worse and you have to go to the hospital obviously all clients should understand. You and your family are in our prayers. Take a deep breath and relax. Doctors have become miracle workers better then we can ever think of sometimes. Keep us posted....HUGS!!
Jen

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile.
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Jen

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post #12 of 39
. . . sorry to hear of your struggles . . . if you are anything like me, since you have to stay home anyway - I would have to try to keep myself busy doing the cakes . . . help to pass the time . . . as far a your cousin goes, my thoughts and prayers are all I can offer . . . lifting her up in prayer . . . and asking that God be very close to all of your family at this difficult time . . . ((big hugs))
. . . Think of things not as they are . . . but as they might be . . . Don't merely dream . . . but create!!!
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. . . Think of things not as they are . . . but as they might be . . . Don't merely dream . . . but create!!!
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post #13 of 39
You definately need to sit and take a deep breath and relax, we all have our bad days and sometimes more than usual things go horrible and the time when we need it to go well. you should definately wait for a call from your family you shouldnt be driving like that and as far as the cakes they will fall into place, god willing your cousin will be fine.
Being creative, one cake at a time.
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Being creative, one cake at a time.
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post #14 of 39
hi Christi
head held up high , its true what others have said about what can u do there (nothing) but sometimes comfort helps in so many ways . cake orders can wait CUSTOMERS will understand . if their cakes arent finish, things happen . while u wait keep focus on yourself and try and finish one cake at a time . until ur hear good news , my prayers with u and family. ( i was once in ur shoes but it was with my mother RIP) when u get a chance head to the hospital . just to show support.
my hobbies CAKE decorating , mother of 1 with a full life lol . never a dull moment when im around lol.
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my hobbies CAKE decorating , mother of 1 with a full life lol . never a dull moment when im around lol.
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post #15 of 39
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I sit down for my break and get on CC to find such wonderful comments and advice!! Thank you.. I haven't heard anything yet.. All I know is that she isn't doing well. Bleeding internally... SO .. PLEASE keep a watch on the ticks guys cause they are dangerous.. I had never heard of people getting DEATHLY ill over them ...

I did get two cakes done.. and that helped alot.. I have 2 cakes in the oven and I'll be waiting for some news ..

(((((hugs)))))))) to you all!
Christi
(NO I am not a goat farmer LOL)


I get enough excercise just pushing my luck
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Christi
(NO I am not a goat farmer LOL)


I get enough excercise just pushing my luck
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