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Memory Lane

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Today was a walk down memory lane. Four years ago this week, my mom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She died 2 months later. I have had 6 big black garbage bags full of her clothes under my sewing cutting table. I finally was ready to take care of them. So,today, I brought them all out and washed them. She didn't get rid of any of her clothes. There were clothes from each decade starting with the 50's. As I folded them I remembered her wearing many of the outfits. I have organized them and plan on making quilts. As I worked God brought many wonderful memories of her. I miss her so much, but am glad that she is with the Lord and that I will see her again.

I was able to check off five items on my list. Plus I got a backing ready for a quilt and loaded it onto my frame (which wasn't on my list). A very productive day emoticon

This afternoon I walked on the treadmill for 40 min. Then tonight my daughter and I went to the gym. I did a 45 min strength and 20 min cardio workout.

Daily Goals:
1. Exercise
A. 75 - 120 min a day emoticon 105 min
B. Gym (4-5x's a week): emoticon
C. Home Exercise - emoticon

2. Water
--Drink 10-12 glasses a day (80-96 oz) 12 glasses emoticon

4. Food
--stay within calorie range of 1400-1600 calories a day emoticon
--5 servings Freggies = 5 servings emoticon
--curb mindless snacking, drink water emoticon

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2. Write lists of what I need to do each day -- emoticon
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    What a loving idea to take your beloved mom's clothes to make them a "hug" for your family. That will be a treasured keepsake. It's always a bittersweet time to go down memory lane isn't it? Hugs!
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    3231 days ago
    That's a great idea!! I wish I were a quilter but I'm not. I'm a knitter and when my grandmother died, I inherited her knitting supples and her sewing machine *she taught me to sew on that machine when I was little). Each time I use that machine or the knitting stuff...I am reminded of the great memories we created together!
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    Sweet memories are a gift from God! Glad you spent the day with them! Rest well tonight. You must be tired.
    3231 days ago
    When you are done with this quilt, you must post pics. I am sure it will be a work of art (or should I say work of heart?). All in all, you have had a wonderful day.
    3231 days ago
    Such depth of feeling in your blog & how wonderful you went ahead a seized the day emoticon
    3232 days ago
    That is really neat that you are going to turn her clothes into quilts to snuggle up in and look at and remember. Amazing, actually - great idea! I have a quilt that my grandmother made from leftover fabrics of clothes she made for me as I was growing up, as well as her own clothes. I love that quilt! I look at it and can remember how old I was when I wore that and even some of the feelings I had at the time, and how she looked when she wore her dresses. It's weird how a visual is connected with memories that are long-ago buried (they were good ones). Enjoy the time you spend making it.
    3232 days ago
    That was a productive day! Making quilts from your Mom's clothing is such a great idea, glad you are ready to start putting them together now.

    3232 days ago
  • DESUE55
    What a fantastic way to honor and remember your mother!

    3232 days ago
    I saved three dresses representing three special times when Mom was part of our three kids' lives and hope to make a quilt some day for each of us kids. At least this is a dream I hope to make a reality someday (perhaps in the next ten years). What a beautiful memory you are creating!
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    My mom passed the way three years go and my dad did so three months later. I know how you feel and if we keep the memories, we keep them alive.
    Have a nice day! emoticon
    3232 days ago
    I am very sorry for your loss.

    You sound like you really have it together. emoticon

    I nice walk down memory lane.
    3232 days ago
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