Thursday, July 28, 2022
Friday, July 22, 2022
Today is the day. Our Aoife is two years old. Here we are, Grandma and her Aoife saying goodbye on Facetime!!
Our Aoife's birthday surprise...Rhino cast hip brace!! See, when Emily tripped down several stairs with baby in arms, even though Aoife did not fall, evidently the leg muscle weight was heavier than her bone and her femur cracked. The pediatric ortho said the crack is probably all the way up to the end, hidden by the muscle. Therefore: Her new brace. Doc said it will be fine and heal itself, the brace is just to be sure that it does not get worse. Six weeks I think, but do not know for sure. The girl is not in pain, so all is as good as it gets TBTG
Friday, July 15, 2022
I am frightened I will fall again, so I minded my friends and used my walkers. I cannot wait until this old house is sold and I am safely nestled in my new apartment.
Today, the roofer came. Insurance will not pay for the leak, but will pay for the inside damage. He was sooo nice and helpful. I met someone whose husband died of ALS two years ago. Was happy to hook her up to our online support group that has saved my life and has given me lovely new friends all over the country.
I am blessed with special friends with different talents to help me...So lucky to have smart and capable ones...so grateful. A few at home fixes, then back to lunch for the fifth day in a row to Le Peeps, eating with the same friend and eating the same choices. Such comfort in consistency, right now, especially. A nice nap after and zoom meetings on my Ipad...because my computer has sound but no video.. I have little flying flour bugs all over the house. There is nothing in my pantry...jeeze louise. The exterminator came with spray yesterday...but there are still a few bugs left, probably laying more eggs...UGH.
After my nap, I must have talked with 5 friends.. Such comfort. News...one friend had a bad car accident. Aoife and Emily had a fall down the stairs and now Aoife is in ER to see if she has anything broken...
Tonight during zoom, I used my awesome and trusty electric Accuquilter to cut triangles...Tomorrow I will use the 2.5 inch die to cut the rest of the small scraps into usable bits...I so love that cutter!!
If we cannot go, it sure is nice to have a friend like Suzette to share the link xoxoxoxo
Helps me feel like I am part of the universe and it is not all about me.
Humbling...Thank you Sherry xoxoox
ps Charlotte, Thank you for your encouragement. I lost your email xoxo
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
David and Heather..who came to the rescue with their friends, fixing my rotten deck boards and facilitating the ceiling leak from getting worse. They came right over to save my day.
Friday, July 8, 2022
I need so much help for my move. I have always had great orgainizational weakness. Monday, the cleaners come. Wednesday, the photographer comes, Friday, the house is listed. The lovely home we have had for 28 years, our family home is going.
My house has been neglected for 10 years due to raising grandchildren and my husband's ALS and death.The house is being sold as is. I want a million dollars for my house and a great appreciation for Great Aunt Carl's huge Gardenia bush that I grew from a slip from Greenville, Alabama.
My realtor is not impressed.
I am indeed grateful for my friends who have gathered round to help me. I just might live through this as others have done. My room reservation at Broughton may have to be cancelled which would be a very good thing. Guess this too will pass. I know I posted about this yesterday , but I guess I just have to post it again!!
Aoife brightens. Our girl in the box...really getting into the packing!! She does not like her picture being taken.