Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Somewhere in my Youth or Childhood, I Must Have Done Something Good

This dark. cold Carolina winter's day...brings more and more blessings for our family.
Michael...you are amazing to have walked into a JoAnn's fabric store for the first time in your life...ever..and buy me a gift certificate for fabric...Such an unbelievable gift of friendship.
And from the anonymous Women's Monday  Bible study group...a gift cert to Walmart.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
My  cup runneth over with gratitude.
My heart is so warmed by such caring.

 Love...Just the three of us...lol

From Michelle Bilyeu, these wonderful posts..thank you Michelle.
Bringing Forth the Light

I recovered Lynsey's IKEA doll bedding with Frozen flannel.  Made a Cowboy pillowcase for a gift...

A sneak peak binding audition.....
Himself looks good...but as he says..looking good is irrelevant,  He has not been out of bed for days.  Maybe it is the Irish weather that has descended upon us.
So looking forward to a visit...Cousin Ann...We cannot wait.

Bye bye Joe Cocker...Did you know you have been singing to me?
I Get By With A LIttle Help From My Friends


Rachaeldaisy said...

Stay warm and cosy and wrapped in love and friendship.

ES said...

Merry Christmas :)

smazoochie said...

It looks so warm, loving & Christmas-y at the O'Quils' home. My best wishes to all of you.

p.s. My Mom left this world to the tunes of the Sound of Music.

Mary said...

Have a blessed Christmas.

Ellen Guerrant said...

Love you, dear friend. Take good care.


Alcea Rosea 31 said...

Merry Christmas to you all.

Mary Jerz said...

Diane, Merry Christmas to you and your family! Hope to see you soon. Mary

Michele Bilyeu said...

Thank you dear Diane. Sending love and hugs and a large beer glass of New Years Courage and Bravery. I can tell you this. When there is no one but you to do something and it feels like life or death. You go into flight or fight. You run for help or you do it quick yourself. Next time, forget feeling dizzy, heck..some of us are always dizzy..oh, wait,maybe I just get ditzy. But in the end, I did what I needed to do ..for my mom and dad when I was caregiving them in Alaska. And for my brother, Doug when he was on the ventilator in care hospitals and would start choking. One dr. showed me how to use the vacuum cleaner, as I called it and told me if I didn't do it when he needed me to. He might choke and die. I did it praying the entire time yet knowing that whatever I did was better than not trying. Its that simple and that hard. I couldn't carry my mom to the bathroom. But darn it I learned to clean the blankety blank off of her..over and over and over. Never got used to it but I can now hold my breathe for much longer periods of time. And after my mom and dad both died I was glad I had done all that I had done and had no regrets about me. Just regrets about the huge empty places in my heart. But not about me and trying. Just try a bit more each day. Fight or Flight. Choose to fight.