Tuesday, May 14, 2013
When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Well I'm fixing to be tough because I have some stressors that are hard to deal with. My MIL is near death and my son lost his job again. It is just too much for me to bear so I am setting some goals I can deal with.
First, I need to resurrect my business. I've been trying to retire and quilt but that doesn't pay the bills and with my son unemployed again, we will have to help out. So I need another good year under my belt and I need some good clients. I know what to do and I am spending time revamping my adverts and updating my online presence.
Secondly, I'm not giving up quilting, just putting it on the back burner somewhat. You know, pushing that fabric through the machine is sew relaxing when you are an accomplished sewer. However, I am going to spend some time getting more organized in my sewing room, taking stock of the projects I have in the works, and finishing things up instead of starting new things. I had the idea to get those large storage bags from the grocery and put a UFO in each bag, date it and list what needs to be done with it. That will take me sometime but I WILL do it. ANd it will be fun to see what I need to do. We stopped at the dollar store yesterday but they didn't have the extra large Ziploc bags and I came home with the gallon size which I knew wasn't big enough. For smaller projects yes, but not the big ones. So I"ll have to go to the real grocery to get those.
But first I need to resurrect my business and that is top priority. I can do this! I want to thank all of my spark friends for being there when I need them. And I sew need for someone to listen to my woes right now. Crying is good but I also need to smile. But I really feel like this
Have a good day and think of me!
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Its after 8:00 p.m. and we just left the nursing home. It doesn't look good and it can't be long. At least we hope and pray that the Lord takes her home to be with the rest of her family. We have been away for 5 days and got back at 4:00 p.m. The nurse called at 5:00 and said that she hadn't eaten all day, was very unresponsive, wouldn't wear her teeth or her glasses. She wanted to run some tests and/or take her to the ER. We said no to the ER and yes to the tests. However, when we got there, she looked so sad, I called her friend from our church who is an RN and she came right over. They came in to take blood and put in a catheter and Char, the RN said no. What good would it do to put her through that? And we agreed. We are ready for her to take that last trip. It is difficult but part of life. Please pray for our family and for the Lord to do his will. Thank you for our blessings. She has had a good long life and needs to be at peace.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Once again, we have family issues that we are dealing with. I am not going to discuss them here but I am so tired of these things happening to us. They say the Lord gives challenges to people he knows can handle them and I guess we are those people.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Yesterday I visited MIL and took some hand sewing with me. When I got there, she was sitting in the hallway and when she saw me, her first words were, "9 people came to visit me from Canada!" She hates sitting in the hallway and I hate for her to do that as well, but that is what they do, park the residents there, all lined up after lunch.
So I wheeled her into her room and I sat on the bed and listened to her talk for an hour while I finished the binding on a bag I was making. Now, the fact that she thinks 9 people came to visit is something that no one pays any attention to. But I knew better and I sat and listened. My MIL is very spiritual and she has been having angel visitations for many years. She has long thought it is real and we have thought she was crazy or hallucinating. But our pastor told us that she has a special gift and seems to be able to talk with the spirit world. Someone suggested to us that she may even be a medium and I now believe there is some merit to this.
So as she was talking about the 9 visitors, one of whom was her mother, I knew it was real. I believe that her relatives are trying to prepare her to come to them. She said her mother was brought there and put in another room and she so wished she could visit with her. But the Lord told her she couldn't talk with them. She also mentioned seeing Jesus and I believe her.
At any rate, I gave her much comfort just by sitting with her and letting her talk. When I got ready to leave, I helped her get into bed and rest. Back again today.
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