Thursday, December 18, 2008

Have Been Away

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.


~Tammy said...

You certainly have a lot on your plate at the moment. I hope things settle down some so you can enjoy the wonder of the holidays.

Sorry to hear Cathey has been ill. Send her hugs from me, if you will.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too.

Suzanne said...

Sounds like you are a busy lady!

Spoil Miss Brie for me!

Merry Christmas to you too...


brokenfairy said...

Busy,busy,busy!! Wow you certainly are, I hope you get your cupboards up soon, and I hope Cathey is ok
Merry Christmas to you and your Family!!

Karen said...

I hope you have a lovely day on the 21st Dec
we won't be having our Christmas day Meal until the 30th Dec or as DH says just wait a few more days and I can have Christmas dinner on my birthday lol
Happy Christmas to you both

Kathy said...

Good grief! You certainly have had a lot of problems and stuff to deal with lately. It must seems as if everything is happening at once. I'm glad you will have time to celebrate the Holidays, even if some of it will be done early. The date isn't as important as the spirit.

Hopefully, after all the meetings and Christmas celebrations, your remodeling will be a priority and be finished. I cannot imagine living without a proper kitchen as long as you have. I was without my cabinets for a couple of days, once, and that was bad enough!

Take care of yourselves and have a Happy Christmas.

Alberta said...

It's so nice that the family rallies around when circumstances throws us for a loop. So glad that your MIL is going to be well cared for. I hope your Mom has a wonderful day at early Christmas. I am hoping to pop in and see Dad but his home has been closed for a few days due to colds/flu in the residence/area.

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas! Thanks for the friendship and good thoughts.

Marion said...

Have yourself a very Merry Christmas!!! I didn't realize your mom is an alzheimers patient...that is what my mom had.

Anyway, take care...oh yes, your DD is a bit far from me, but Nova Scotia overall isn't that big...
Take care
enjoy your Christmas!!! Hoping for a safe transition for your MIL when that happens!!


Pumpkin said...

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to you and Dad for all your help :o)