Monday, June 27, 2016

My Mom Passed

She left this earth at 8:30am on Sunday the 26th.
It has been a difficult day even though we knew it was going to happen.
My brother was unable to be here, but arrived later in the morning. We have arrangements to make today with the funeral home.
I am still battling my respiratory virus. Seems like when it rains it pours you know.
Anyhow, I am glad she is no longer suffering. 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Friday, June 24, 2016

It Is A Perfect Day For Ice Cream!

My Son, the Princess and I headed out of town for an ice cream at Baskin Robbins, because where we live there is no Baskin Robbins. (I know how rude is that!)
B&R has always been our favorite ice cream!
Since the one closed in our town several years ago we have to take the drive south.
Fun times! We brought several packages back for later.(-:
It is going to be a long hot Summer. Ice cream is a must have!
I think it is safe to say she enjoyed the trip!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Mid Week Thoughts

While I was busy pruning hedges yesterday I these words popped into my head. It sums up my Mom.
A wise woman once told me working in the garden would solve all my problems. It does help that is for sure. I got a lot done yesterday.
This is the wise woman's Daylily. These are so pretty and hardy. I dug a start of these 30 some years ago and they have spread out in my garden. They bloom every June and remind me of my Great Aunt. We use to have a lot of fun chatting about the garden. She was like a plant encyclopedia. I could always call her up and ask her what I should do about whatever it was. 

I repainted this gnome and mushrooms to add to this new planter I bought recently for the butterfly/gnome garden. I tried several colors for his hat but decided on the gold. I think it makes him look so charming.  It took me a couple days to do this and in the end I gave up and bought some daubers at Michaels to do the dots. They worked perfect.
It is suppose to heat up here today. It was so nice last week it is hard to get use to the warmer weather.
Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

My Mom

Supposedly the procedure did not work. Although I have read online it could take two weeks. So maybe they should wait a little longer before deciding. At the least, she is in worse shape. They don't expect her to make it, each day goes by and she is still here. Quite amazing that someone could survive as long as she has.
I reminds me of that old story she use to tell my brother and I.
She had to walk up hill to school. The wind was blowing and it was -30 degrees. The snow was piled high. There was no polar fleece or Gor Tex  to wear. She wore a dress with shoes/socks and a coat. Yup it is a true story. She was born and raised in Canada. I am pretty sure that is why she is so tough. She had a pretty rough childhood amongst other things. I think she was lucky to survive it all.
It is sad watching her suffer and wither away. I guess that is her price to pay to get out of this life and on to the next. She says she is not in pain, although I do wonder. How can she not be? While people are dropping like flies around her at the place she is at, she continues to survive. Amazing.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Happy First Day Of Summer

I tried to plant some sunflowers but the snails ate them. This morning I noticed some squirrel had planted me some. How sweet.
Now I get to take a bucket of water out to the north 40 to water them. Can't wait till they bloom!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Father's Day 2016

If only I could just have one more day to spend with my Dad.
I miss him so much. I don't think I will ever get over the loss.
Even though I know he is in a better place.
He was one of a kind.
He was my Dad.
One of the last projects my Dad did before he died was help repair the bridge. I think basically he was the supervisor to the younger men, but a much needed position.  Good memories. He was a great teacher. Thanks Dad for all your wisdom and guidance over the years.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Yet Another Update On My Mom

It amazes me actually. Here is someone who is 84 years old and deathly ill with c-diff and still continues to live. The new plan is a fecal transplant scheduled for Wednesday. I can't believe that is real but it is. I looked it up online. Supposedly has a good chance of working. The whole case is totally amazing. I swear she could live to be 100! The problem will be getting her to regain some weight because she is having trouble swallowing. It sucks to be old. I will update after the procedure.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

As The Days Tick Away

It is hard to believe over a week has gone by and my Mom is still in this world. She continues to hang on. Each day I go see her and each day she is the same. I wonder what it is that makes a person cling to life when they are clearly dying. It is something that is a mystery to me. Knowing you are dying yet holding on for what? Obviously if she were to recover from her C-Diff infection she would not have any quality of life. Bedridden and almost 85 years old is not a way to live. It is hard to understand. I guess some people are o.k. with being bedridden and incapacitated. I am not one of those people. If I am unable to care for myself I wish to leave this world behind and fly with the butterflies.
Since it is Fathers Day I would like to wish all Fathers a happy day! I sure wish My Dad was here to wish him one in person.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Slidin' Through Life

So yesterday my Mom was much better and seemed to be totally at peace. It was so nice to be able to witness that. I felt so much better and at peace with this whole process myself.
We had a Priest come to visit her the night before, so I truly believe that helped her a lot.
The Princess has been hanging out with me keeping me busy. We got her a slide, climbing thing on Craigs List to play on. She loves it. I am so lucky to have her.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

The End Is Near

As I write this it may be over and done. I have been expecting a call all night. I was at the home with my Mom and she is checking out of this life. I am babysitting today so am unable to be there but my brother is. The whole process is just to much to take. I wish it could be easier. Do people who are dying feel the pain? I feel like they do on some level. It is hard to watch. Hopefully when I die it is sudden and fast. I don't want my family to see me that way. All I can say is enjoy each day you have on Earth. Don't sweat the small stuff and do what you really want to do.  It can all be gone in an instant! Seriously, I know you have heard that a lot over your life time and I have too, but it is a very true statement. It is also hard to do each day, but maybe just try.(-: Life goes on whether you are participating or not, so jump in and do something! Don't just sit on the sidelines.
So if you want that crazy boat in your yard just do it! You will get a laugh each time you see it and that in itself is good for your health! I am glad I put that boat in the garden. I am enjoying it so much.
DH built a little bridge over the fake creek. It looks pretty good so far. It is not done yet. I think it ties it all together for that area.
I haven't had a lot of time to sit and enjoy it with my Mom in the Convalescent hospital. Hopefully I will be able to soon. The plants have grown up and filled around it pretty well. It has been a good year for plants due to all the rain we had over the winter months.
Well that is about it from me. Hope everyone is well and enjoying their life!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

All Done

39 feet of 1/2" rope. Happy with this project(-: