I'm sorry if I worried anyone last week by not updating. So much has happened and I just felt like life was spinning out of control. Thank heavens for siblings (and in-law siblings) who can share in the emotional and physical challenge of caring for an elderly parent.
Thank you, one and all, who made everything that happened last week, possible!
First of all, these first few pics are from last week. My mom had a little visitor come see her at the Rehabilitation/Nursing Care facility. My wonderful friend, Margie, brought 'Little Bit' down to cheer her up.
My mom was initially very happy to see Little Bit but quickly became exhausted and wasn't able to enjoy her as much as we'd hoped. But thank you so much for your good heart, Margie...always trying to do good in this world. : )
Thank you to family, friends and great grand children who sent their love to my mom!!!
Okay, so it quickly became evident that my mom wasn't going to make much, if any progress, even in the new place. It was SO disheartening. If you remember, this is Sam (below) that has been caring for my Mom since last Summer in her residential Home Care. Sam and her husband visited my mom in the hospital and in the facilities. When Sam observed the same thing we did, she said, "Why don't you just bring your mom back to me and I will bring people in who can help me with physical therapy and such and we will watch over her 'round the clock."
So from there my local brother and sister (Steve and June) got on the phone and went into hyper-drive, making it all happen in a matter of hours instead of several days. They, along with their spouses, made a miracle happen. I still can't believe it all worked out. As they say, "Tender mercies of the Lord". And thank you, sweet, sweet Sam!!!
Above...the beautiful roses Steve and his wife, Cindy, bought as a 'Welcome Home' gift for my mom. They traveled down from up North to oversee the physical move, as my household was in the middle of holding a two- day Garage Sale. BTW...I just remembered why I haven't had one in about seven years...we were 100% exhausted and every bone in our bodies hurt by the end!!
Onto the "Something New Learned"...
Margie has a "Long Arm" in her garage and let me try it one night (about a month ago). We used some fabric I've had lying around since 1991???? and decided to practice on this little quilt that would end up going to a Foundation that gives them to the needy.
She helped me get it set up and away I went...
Oops...just learning! Look at those crooked stars.
Then we came in the house for a break and a snack and to visit with 'Little Bit' and 'Sarge'. Hi Cuties!!!
On the other half (a second small quilt), I tried a different pattern and had much better success. It's SO FUN to do swirls, as opposed to trying to get those lines and points straight on the stars.
Ahhh....much better!!! : )
Thanks, sweet Margie!!!
Okay, I'm going to try to catch up...AGAIN...out there! However, I'm expecting out-of-town Company either Thursday night or Friday morning and you ALL know what that means...
Panic mode!!! But it's always worth it in the end! : )
courage for the week 9.17.17
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