I can't exactly say things have been marvelous, but my siblings and I are hanging in there.
The four of us have met at my parent's house and decided on things we want to keep. Most of the grandkids have been allowed to pick out a couple keepsakes to remember grandma and grandpa... It's amazing how some have displayed respectful behavior in picking out their keepsakes, and others had total disregard of their grandparent's property... standing on furniture and rifling through drawers and closets. Even the four year old took me by the hand and pointed to and asked if she could take "babies" home (My Mom has a small doll collection).
I've spent weekends at my Mom and Dad's cleaning, organizing, and discarding things that are clearly trash. I've also raked leaves off the driveway and steps, as well as burn trash. By the end of each day, I get so sore and feel like an old lady. My 22-year old niece told me that when she gets to be my age, she's going to be able to do 100 jumping jacks. When I told her I'd like to see that, she said "You'll be in a nursing home and I'd have to come back every day to do them because you won't remember what I did the day before." Wow...
I'd like to send out a big heart-felt thank you to all of you who have sent me cards, emails, and commented on my blog over the loss of my Mom. She would be touched, and I certainly am. I have had overwhelming moments at this time in my life and it has helped to know you care enough to reach out. Thank you very much!
::Happy Dance:: I have a finish of sorts to show. Last week, I finished the stitching on Heart of America. Woo Hoo! I still have to sew the buttons on and frame it. So, all you get to see is this:
Yep, it's the back. I'm a stinker, aren't I? As soon as I get the buttons on and frame, I'll reveal it in all it's glory. ::big grin::
A while back, I won a giveaway hosted by my SM Sue. Thank you, SM! She sent me a Halloween chart by Blackbird Designs, some fabric, and floss. I'm not a big fan of BBD, but I really like this one.
If you haven't guessed, this is my newest "start". I'm stitching it on 32ct darker Wichelt linen with a combination of CC, GAST, WDW, and DMC threads. Here's my progress so far:
Until Next Time,