President's Day - a holiday for all government employees and no one else - teehee....no trash pick up today ... so have to wait a couple more days to get rid of it... went to bed at about 9:30 last night - decided to just see if I could get a good nights sleep... 5 1/2 hours later wide awake - so got some sleep - so got up and so far have 2 loads of laundry done - another in the washer and have showered - curled my hair - and caught up on all my shows... oh my... this new genie and having TV in the bedroom is not a good idea for me... I am laying in bed with the heated electric blanket underneath me - - easing the pain which I have already taken pain medication for... DH went to see Mom last night as I just couldn't get myself out of the house - she was very tired he said and he helped her into bed - she asked him for a clock so she could tell what time it was so will go buy her one today and get a thingie to hang it on her wall - plus have to make a sign for her room to tell them if she doesn't eat to make her a bowl of potato soup that is there in the rrefrigerator as she can't seem to remember - I feel so sad to see her like this - it is so so hard....
I have 1/2 the parts ready to make Christines month 8 blocks - should get them ready today to sew the 14 blocks together - hard to beleive that a lot of quilts have less pieces then I have already made for this quilt - teehee - 57 pieces in each of the blocks for this month - oh my - there were over 70 in the last month... I am getting there - just wish I had more energy and more time - I should be sewing now but am not up to going out there yet - turned the heat up in all the rooms as am so cold lately and it is warming up outside...
I have crocuses - yep - my yellow crocus are blooming - soon if it keeps up my daffodils will be up with the hyacinths and the tulips... too early... not ready quite for spring flowers... gardens are not ready to be worked... or is it me not ready for the work... yep think it is me...teehee...
Well, Happy Presidents day to all my Christmas people... I hope to post the questionaire for all to fill out this week...
I haven't been on for a week now and am just reporting in and then will be missing again. Just five months to the day after DH Vern passed away our older son followed his dad. So hard to take.
Agnes, I'm so sorry for your loss. DH and DS in the same year is hard to take. It's really tough when it's a child no matter how old they are. My DD died at the age of 33 so I do know how you feel. I lost two of my sisters in the same year and that was hard too. But time does have a way of softing the hurt some. Just take care of yourself. My heart breaks for you.
Oh Agnes~ I am SO sorry that you've lost your son too. I don't know what to say; my heart is aching for you. My biggest fear is to outlive my children and grand children..I don't know how I'd deal with that :(
Sending a big hug to you and your family from Ohio.
~♥~ PEACE- LOVE- PATCHWORK ~♥~
Jackson Co. Ohio
Agnes, saying special prayers for you. Lean on God, he will see you through. So sorry for you.
Bonner Springs, Kansas
Anges , I will keep you in my prayers , Bless your heart. Barbara
EAT!! SLEEP !! QUILT!!
Agnes, sorry to hear this. Prayers are with you and your family.
Sorry for your loss Agnes. You are in my prayers.
Agnes, My heart goes out to you! I can not imagine the grief you are feeling at the loss of both your DH and DS. I send my greatest condolences to you and hope that you will be able to breathe and take it one day at a time. The only way I guess you can take it...I wish I had some wonderful words of wisdom to ease your pain but I am sorry I don't think anyone does. I guess just know that neither are in any pain any more and someday you will be reunited.
I am so sorry for my lack of time on here lately - I keep hoping things will get better but they don't. I got a call today from the NH about an appointment tomorrow with my Mother's care givers for what is happening with her care... while on the phone I found out that she had just been transported back from the hospital and I asked them why she had had to go to the hospital and why I wasn't notified... they said they called me and left a message on my answer machine - I had started skyping with Barbara at 9 a.m. and the only phone call I had rec'd was from the real estate broker in NY - so I was very upset - then I was informed that her doctor had been contacted over the weekend for pain meds as she has more pain in her left hip and it is bruised and swollen - I had been there both Saturday / Sunday and Monday and no one not one person had bothered to inform me of this. I had told them I wouldn't be there today but left a white board up with my phone # on it for a call no matter how minor the problem was... I left on it what to get her to eat since she won't eat the food they prepare for her... I told them she will eat dozens of bowls of potato soup or peanut butter sandwiches - I have told them and told them - DH went up there while I was gone to the doctor today and was furious after Barbara had told him what had happened since I had left her on Skype watching the house and to let DH know what was happening.
I don't know what they want me to do but I can not be at the nursing home with her 24/7... there is not a chair in her room to sit in besides the chair we bought for her use... it is not conducive to company... And if they don't call me what am I supposed to do???
Be frustrated - that is what I am!
Thea, I feel your frustration with the NH. My mom was in a NH for 9 months before she died. She got great care but I know it is because my Dad was there every day and I stopped in every other day. Unfortunately, that is what it takes. On the other hand, I have a friend who is a nurse at a NH and she ways that we (famiy) need to let go of the patient and let them take care of them. They are trained and they will see that they get good care.
My dad has altzheimers and I know we are looking at NH care for him and I just don't know what I'll do. It is so very frustrating. We'll just have to keep praying for all of you.
Thank you for all the prayers and words of condolences.
We've all been a little quiet on here lately. Must be busy making all these little gifts. I know I have been making some of the scrap bags. Thank you so much for showing and sharing these. I have been trying to get my UFO's finished and then proceeded to start the new Bonnie Hunter Mystery, Lazy Sunday. I am also trying to get the top made for my king size bed of an Irish Chain in blues and creams. Want it to be a surprise for DH for out anniversary next week. And on top of that, I'm hosting the Easter fabric swap! Quilting has taken over my life. Can't wait to retire and have more hours in the day!!
Please add my granddaughter to your prayer lists. Alexis is 5 years old and had a spill on her bike yesterday. She possibly may have to have surgery to have 3 upper teeth pulled since she fractured them. She just lost her 2 bottom teeth and is so concerned the "tooth fairy" wouldn't come if she had them pulled :). I appreciate your prayers for her. A little trivial, but worrisome about the surgery. Thanks
Awe, poor thing! If she has to have surgery, make her a tooth fairy pillow and put $10 or $20 in it and give it to her when she comes out of surgery, tell her the tooth fairy left it there so when she came out of surgery she'd have it. Hopefully she won't have to have surgery though, when they are that little it is always scary. Praying for Alexis ♥