Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Catching up



Is anyone still out there?? It is obvious that I haven’t posted in quite a while. If you are still out there and reading, I will attempt to catch up and then be more regular in posting.
This past year was  quite …interesting. I haven’t done any quilting and little knitting. I just haven’t had the inclination to do anything when I had any free time.
About this time last year, MOTH (Man of the House) wound up in the ER with a problem that could have gone very, very bad. It required surgery and a number of weeks of post-surgical care (by me, at home, thank goodness not in hospital) and a very restricted diet.

Just about the time that MOTH was given the go-ahead to resume normal living, our youngest grandson turned one. He and grandfather warmed up for the birthday party by.....taking a nap! Such party animals.
 
That led us into the fall, whereupon our youngest son had some alarming symptoms which required tests before he was issued a clean bill of health. That was just behind him when he was car-jacked at gunpoint.  The thief also took his phone, wallet and keys, so that left his home at risk while we scurried to change locks and ask the police to patrol the neighborhood for a few days. His car became a celebrity of sorts when it was noticed by the police and led them on a chase through the city before coming to an abrupt stop and making the nightly news. Good news, car was recovered after about a week, bad news, it needed repairs. A few months later, same son was laid off from work. He found and started a new job just before his unemployment ran out.

During all this time, I have had a few health issues of my own to work on. I am grateful that following the directives worked for me and one issue has greatly improved. The second will require some surgery next week, and I am hopeful that I will be given an all clear shortly.

The year wasn’t all bad, we had some very good family times. It was heartwarming to see the way our sons rushed in to help when MOTH was hospitalized.  We also had a lot of time with the grandchildren.

more to follow......

1 comment:

Jack Nimble said...

I'm here!!! :) You have a wonderful "MOTH" and three wonderful sons. I'm so glad to have you in my life and to call you friend. I am here if you need me though I know all your heroes are "circling the wagons" as they always do.