Friday, October 20, 2017

October reflections.........

This is such a beautiful time of year. It's my favorite time of year, cool crisp mornings, the beautiful colors of the leaves.

This weekend is MEA weekend. The kids are off from school Thursday and Friday. When I was young, that meant that my mom and I traveled to Illinois to see my Grandma. She lived in a tiny, tiny home, but it was her home and I loved it. I loved traveling down there because the trees were so pretty. My mom and I would stop halfway and eat lunch, then make it to grandma's by mid afternoon.

When I had my daughter I stopped going for a while, then the three of us started going to Grandma's. It was still as special as always.  Unfortunately my son never got the chance to visit Great Grandma's house.

While we were down there, my moms cousin would bring us boxes of chocolates for Sweetest Day. I had never heard of it until he started bringing chocolates when we were there!

Grandma's house was always such a special place to be. There were a couple family reunions there.

Sometimes it's fun to have the memories, and to think about the visits.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A year later............

Well, it's been a year now that my mom has died. Still so much to do. I miss her everyday.
I closed out her estate on Saturday. That is done now, and I am thankful for that.
I still have half a garage of her belongings to go through. I will do that this spring and summer. My
daughter will help me with that. But it's still hard to go through her belongings. I feel as though I am
intruding on her privacy. It makes me sad.

My arm is almost fully healed. It still hurts sometimes.
My husbands knees are doing well!
My boy is doing well in his new school.
My daughter is doing well.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

An update

I haven't posted for so long. I'm still so sad about my mom. It's been almost a year. Her belongings take up half of my garage. My daughter and I tried to sort through her stuff, but it was too hard, maybe this summer I'll be able to do it.

My husband had both his knees replaced in December. He had them done one week apart. He is back to work this week!! He's done very well with the recovery.

In between his surgeries, I broke my arm. It was just awful. We both felt helpless to help eachother. My daughter came out for a short visit and she brought my son back to her place for a visit over Christmas time.

My daughter had surgery in December too!! She is finally feeling better and is back in school. I recently went to visit her and had a wonderful time.

My son has changed schools. He is going to a public school. He went through months of testing and there are services he needs that his private school couldn't accommodate. He's adjusted well, he's been there about a month. He will be a teenager on March 4th! Hard to believe.

I couldn't crochet for 5 long weeks, but I've been able to pick it back up with only occasional pain. But my arm is not fully healed yet. It will come. I can finally use my hand for most things now. I have a lot of crochet to post, but I'll do that later!