Well, since my last blog where I showed everyone what I was working on - the Snowman Quilt, things have come to a screeching halt. DD was going to be moving, so DH and I went over to help her pack. We also helped her out on the day the movers came in. Then the next day, we headed out to Moncton to go visit my MIL who is still in the hospital.
While in Moncton, we were asked to meet with the Hospital Staff - 14 of us at that meeting. This also included my MIL as she was not ready to go to a Special Care Home. However, the doctors, nurses, specialists, etc. all informed her that going back to her apartment without help was not going to happen. Only then, did she give in and agreed to go to a Special Care Home. She is quite concerned as to what is going to happen to some of her possessions. We understand how she feels and we are trying to alleviate her fears. So we have been visiting Special Care Homes and we believe we may have found the right one for her. They are full at this time but she is number one on their list.
We are still trying to do the renovations. As a result, all my dishes are in boxes and I presently have no cupboards. DH and a friend are supposed to build my cupboards between Christmas and New Year. Can't wait. We are spending Christmas with DH's brother in Moncton. As a result, we are not putting up a Christmas tree this year. Hopefully, we will make up for it next year.
My brother and his wife have been kind enough to have a Christmas Day on December 21st, before we go to Moncton. We have agreed to get the disability bus from the nursing home where my Mother is to bring her over to my brother's house. My own Mother is an Alzheimer patient and is now at the stage where she still recognizes her immediate family but forgets other. Some days, she can put small sentences together but most of the time, she does not say much.
So as you can see, no time for quilting! I still have to buy some gifts, so will try to do that on Saturday. DD has been sick and so I picked Brie from her and DH and I are taking care of her. She is such a cute dog.
I don't know if I will get a chance to write another blog before Christmas, so just in case I want to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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