Monday, October 03, 2011


September has been a stressful month.  I haven't been on here much, and I'm sorry about that.  My mother fell and broke her hip on her birthday of all days.  Not that it's good any time, but on your birthday?  That's terrible.  She had surgery the next day and they put screws in and by the second day she was already transported to rehab.  This is her second week there and she's making pretty good progress.  She's not confined to the bed anymore and she doesn't stay in the bed unless it's at night and she's sleeping.  She is spending most of her time in a wheelchair so she can roll herself around the rehab facility and also so she can roll herself to the dining room for her meals.  She's getting therapy 2 times a day and it's really helping.

But ... and I feel so guilty for saying this ... I'm exhausted.  I'm her only child, so I'm the one doing all the running around errands, doing things for her that she can't do herself right now.  It's hard because I work a full time job and after work, instead of going home, I go to my mom's apartment and then to the rehab place.  It puts me getting home usually no earlier than 6 p.m. and by that time I'm not in the mood to cook.  My husband, Eddie, helps when he can, but he's out of town right now and I really miss him.  Plus, his mother is not doing well, and he's been helping out alot with her too.  His mother has had 2 heart attacks in the last 3 years.  Her arteries are almost completed blocked and she elected not to have the open heart surgery because of her age and the risks involved.  So, the sad truth is that she will never get better.

Well, on a more upbeat note.  I decided, for some reason, to start a latch hook project.  I was in Hobby Lobby the other day and I saw this cute Santa Claus and since I had a 40% coupon, I bought it. It looks like this:

It's really cute and so far pretty easy. I thought I'd better get a fairly easy one since it's been years since I did latch hook.

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