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I'm Feeling the Burnout

Tuesday, June 30, 2015      8 comments

I can feel the burnout from giving so much care to daughter and hubby. I have been neglecting myself and proper rest time and "ME" time. It is showing in my physical strength, my mental capabilities and my emotional being. I go to my ... Read more

Most Admired Woman

Thursday, May 21, 2015      23 comments

Hello Sparkies, I am back from a very difficult trip to Massachusetts. I was visiting with my DD, otherwise known as Bossy Daughter. She has a very rare type of brain cancer. I met a woman there I never knew existed. My daughter. ... Read more

Getting all ready to go

Friday, May 08, 2015      2 comments

Today I am getting the house, laundry and some of the yard all ready for me to be gone. I leave on May 12 for Massachusetts to visit my Darling Daughter who has brain cancer. She and I will (her healthier and strength permitting) take a pa... Read more

Busy Days Ahead

Wednesday, May 06, 2015      1 comments

today I go to Quilt Club. That's a good thing. Today I am working on getting Benny's air transportation so he arrives on May 22 or May 23. That's a good thing. today I work on the plan for while I am in Massachusetts, visiting my DD... Read more


Tuesday, April 07, 2015      5 comments

This morning I learned some sad news about Bossy Daughter's treatment modalities. She begins radiation and chemo therapy on April 14, and is really frightened about it. I wish I could do the "Mommy will kiss it and make it better" thing, b... Read more

I'm getting Stronger

Monday, March 09, 2015      3 comments

This morning after my walk, I showered, dressed and did my hair all by myself. It took a lot of patience, huffing and puffing, and blowing out the pain messages, but I did it. Now I am all ready for my care giver to come take me to see t... Read more

Crocuses and Daffodils are blooming!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015      1 comments

Take heart, those of you covered with snow! On my walks today, and in my yard, I saw crocuses and daffodils in bloom. The trees are budding. SPRING WILL COME TO YOU!!!! Read more

I'm on my way Back!!!

Monday, February 23, 2015      6 comments

Ok. So the surgery was a bit more intense than we expected. But today I can actually wiggle my fingers enough to try to let you know how I am doing. Than answer? TERRIFIC!!! THAT's how I am doing. Today DH helped me get a shower ... Read more

Things to Make on a Monday Afternoon

Monday, January 26, 2015      5 comments

Here is the first insulated bowl that I made today. It will be terrific for when putting something into the microwave, but the dish or bowl gets too darned hot to get out. Just put the bowl into the insulated bowl holder, pop it into the micro... Read more

My Latest Creations

Sunday, January 25, 2015      5 comments

As a lot of you know, I am having shoulder replacement surgery Feb. 10. I can't lift anything heavy, so can't work on the full size quilts. DH is acting out his Alzheimer's the past couple of days by laying corpse-like in his bed, wanting ... Read more

Making Adaptable clothing

Saturday, January 03, 2015      5 comments

As most of you know, I am having a total shoulder replacement January 27, and of course, it is on my right side. It HAS to be my RIGHT side, of course, because I AM RIGHT HANDED! This will be a whole new learning curve, that's for sure. ... Read more

New Stocking Photos to See

Thursday, December 18, 2014      2 comments

I hope you will take a look at my photo page. I updated it with a FEW of the Christmas stockings I made for others this year. If you look at the photo of the cutting table, you will see in the background a big box that is filled with stockings... Read more

Can I Leave Yet???

Sunday, November 30, 2014      0 comments

Well, it happened. Yesterday Ted insisted on going to Sequim "to get some oil", despite all of my misgivings and argument against him driving. He made it down the hill, got on 101 and right after the Dungeness River Bridge hit black ice and wr... Read more

Got My Appointments Scheduled!!

Thursday, November 13, 2014      0 comments

HA! Today I got the appointment for my MRI on my shoulder set for Monday, November 17. Then got my appointment with the surgeon for Dec. 3. By then the surgeon will have the results from the MRI and we will know the extent of my shoulder ... Read more

Walking for MYSELF

Saturday, November 01, 2014      2 comments

For years, I had convinced myself that I was walking for Winnie. Now that he has crossed the Rainbow Bridge, walking has seemed so futile and lonely. On today's walk, I noticed a change in thinking. Yes, Winnie is physically gone from... Read more

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