Not having an enjoyable couple of days. Last evening we attended a wake for a friend's 9-year-old daughter who succumbed to leukemia after a 14-month battle. Very sad.
Today we are in the Twin Cities at the skin surgeon's office for a basal cell excision for DH. This is 5 months after my visit to this same office. Looking around the waiting room, I'm convinced we'll be here off and on for the rest of our lives. Stay out of the sun, people!
On the banks of the Mississippi River in north central Minnesota (Brainerd lakes area)
Marie your DGS is getting big already. He is such a cutie.
Your photos are stunningly beautiful, what a wonderful blaze of colour (as you can tell im green with envy).
lots of love
Marie I showed your picture to my DGD age 2 & almost 5. said " he's so cute. And they are right, lovely picture. Cake looks good too.
Marie, What a precious baby boy, He is adorable ! Susan
Oh Marie, what a sweet precious little bundle! I could scoop him up and nibble little toes all day!
Quilters are people who strip so they won't go topless.
MNnancy:Today we are in the Twin Cities at the skin surgeon's office for a basal cell excision for DH.
Hugs and Prayers, Nancy.
It was a tough day. Un-Dad is at Un-bro's home, on Comfort Measures only. He was a bit doped up but alert. His throat is too swollen, and breathing too shallow, to make communication easy, but he tried. He struggled to ask how long we were there for and I asked "how long do you want us?" He held his arms open wide. Sprout thought he wanted a hug and held his arms wide open in responce.
I was worried that the baby would be put off by the frail and fading figure in the bed (at a strange house), but after a few hesitant moments he was fine. He studied Papa very carefully at first and then he seemed to recognize him, almost like he was saying "Oh! It's you in there, Papa! Gosh, I didn't know that wrecked body. It almost had me fooled!" He snuggled up to him and played the bee game with Papa making buzzing noises and waving his finger in Sprouts tummy area, and Sprout razzing back and giggling. It was good to see them play and I was glad Papa had the strength to interact a little.
When we got home, there was a package waiting for me. My MiL had sent a birthday gift: Years ago she showed me some antique quilt blocks that had been pieced by her grandmother in the 1870-1890's. She decided to make a quilt with them. I advised her not to, but she proceeded anyway. I did manage to prevail on her to use 100% cotton sashing and hand stitch them... My gift was wrapped in the top. The gift was a Margarita set. I appreciate the drink after a long day, and the quilt is a treasure beyond compair.
chocake2:some antique quilt blocks that had been pieced by her grandmother in the 1870-1890's. She decided to make a quilt with them.
CC, I hope we'll get to see a picture of that! What a meaningful gift!
That sounds like an amazing gift. So sorry your Un Dad is doing so poorly. Hugs to you and family.
Chicago - WOW! you have been thru a terrible ordeal. Are there any lasting effects that you have to deal with? Do you get STROKE magazine from the Heart Assoc? Has some really good come back stories from stroke and heart attack victims. I'm a stroke/heart risk and someone put my name in to receive the magazine. There is life afterwards. May God bless you, keep you, and give you peace. Good luck in your recovery.
Chicago singer, I am glad to hear from you and sorry that you had such a world shaking ,for you, experience. I have been thinking of you for a while now, wondering why we haven't heard from you. May God bless you with continuing recovery. If anyone can make itt back, I think it will be you. You have such willpower. Ginny
CC, I am glad you had a special time with your un-Dad, and an even greater treat waiting for you when you got home. How special to receive those quilt squares from MIL. Ginny