Welcome to DevoVamp's cellar!
It's actually more comfortable around here than the name implies, really! I haven't been collecting cels for very long, but please feel free to check out what I do have. I know I'll be adding more and more as time goes by. Pull up a chair, grab some crackers and enjoy!
News & Updates
|2/16/2008||I know, I've been AWOL for ages and ages, but I'm still plugging along! I recently had a scare with my Mother's health, and since it's still less than a year since my Dad passed, I didn't take it well at all. She's fine, but I must have been more scared than I realized because I burst into tears at work on Thursday for no reason at all! I made myself so sick, in fact, that I had to stay home Friday as well! But, I'm feeling better now, and I decided to have a little fun this weekend and update my gallery. I've had quite a lot of this stuff for a while now, but I hadn't managed to get it up. Also, I have a new job that I'm just loving, so thing are certianly starting to look up! And, maybe I'll be able to add some more cels, once I'm caught up with my credit card, that is! LOL!|
|6/9/2007||OK, big update nearly done. I do have a few more things I want to scan in, but this is a good start, right? Finally got my super-cool new Nightwalker cel to upload!! And I've got my eye on 2 rather expensive Bloodlust cels, so I'm trying very hard to save my pennies! LOL! |
As I'm sure most of you remember, I left Japan at the end of July last year because my father had been diagnosed with liver cancer. Since that time, my mother's various falls and illnesses took up a great deal of my energy and time, which is why I haven't felt like talking to anyone since I've been back. I not only didn't have the emmotional will, I didn't have the engery. My mother is doing better now, in fact she's more like she was maybe 7 years ago. It's a shame that it didn't happen sooner.
You see, my father finally passed away on Thursday, April 19. His mental state hadn't been very good in the last few weeks, in that he didn't recognize anyone, not even the little boy that my cousin adopted. Malaki was the only one who could make my father smile in the last month or two, but the week before my father didn't even respond to him. On Wednesday, the nursing home phoned me to tell me that he had a high fever that they couldn't get to go down. Since my mother was coming out of the hospital that day, we took her straight to the nursing home. She and my sister stayed most of the night, with my mother coming home to sleep about 11 pm.
The next day my mother went back again, and by this time my father was labouring to breathe. My mother told me to go home and take care of the dogs, which was fine with me because I really felt that I should take a step back and let my mother and my sister have their time with him. He passed at 6 pm with both of them by his side.
Needless to say, we're all very upset, although my mother is taking it better than I thought she would. He really wasn't himself at the end, his body really was just a prision for his spirit, and I must admit that part of me is happy that he's finally free from all of that.
I'm sorry that I've been out of touch for so long, but I really didn't feel like talking to anyone until now. I guess I've been
waiting for this, and dreading it at the same time. The funeral is
on Tuesday the 24 th, and it will be just family there.
Just wanted to let all of you know.
Much love to you all,
|8/3/2006||I just found out yesterday that my 89 year old father has cancer of the liver. Due to his age, they really aren't willing to put him through kemo and everything, so he's got between 2-6 months.
I'm leaving Japan on Sunday to go back to Canada. I was planning on leaving Japan before my year contract was up anyway, but I was plannning on leaving after Sept. 16.
So, I'm not sure when I'll be reconnected to the 'net, or when I'll get back to the board. It may be sooner, or later, but I wanted all of you to know before I left Japan.|