Thursday, January 02, 2014

Good Morning and Happy New Year!

First off, I have not abandoned all of you, I read your blogs at least once a week, so I am keeping up.

Crafting really fell off for me in the fall.  I have no idea what I was doing that was keeping me so busy, but I just couldn't get into making anything.

We had a wonderful Christmas and I am loving my newest elf/Pixie that my husband got for me.  He is "Sparkly" and is a 7-Up advertising pixie.  I have looked at him for a couple of years in the antique store but didn't buy him because he was too expensive.  I was so surprised to see him Christmas morning.

My mother in law continues to decline.  Can I just say how much I HATE Alzheimer's!!!  She can still do her daily basic living things like make toast for breakfast, fix a sandwich for lunch, bathe, and watches game shows most all day.  We take her supper every night and make give her her medications and insulin shots each day.  Our neighbor comes over once a day to make sure she is doing okay as well.  The best Christmas present we had was that for 2 hours Christmas morning she was totally lucid and her  usual laughing, funny self.  Then she slowly slipped back into her scared and confused state.  It is so sad.

I am going to try and post to my blog at least once a week.  I have really missed it and want to keep it up.  I have already made a couple of things since Christmas, but I can't show them until after my sister's birthday, in case she sees this post.

I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year!




Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Hi there, Linda! I was just wondering about you yesterday!

So sorry about your MIL. I've never known anyone with the disease. :(

I do love your Pixie, though! What a sweet hubs!

Happy 2014!

Perfectly Printed said...

Happy New Year! Alzheimer's is a terrible disease! My best friends has it and was diagnosed 6 years ago at 54 years young. She is currently in a facility and has no idea who anyone is. I can only imagine how difficult it is to take care of someone on a regular basis. Your Sparkly is pretty darn cute! What a fun Christmas gift!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Welcome back! You've been missed. I'm so sorry to read of your MIL's battle with Alzheimer. My grandmother had that disease and it was horrible to see her in such a confused state.

harriette said...

Welcome back! Sorry to hear about your MIL:( excited to see your crafts!