Hi everyone! It’s been a minute since I last posted! This is just a catch up post to let you all know what’s been happening and what is going on right now. Also, what you can expect to see here in the future.
I moved out of my home and left my sons there because the rent is low and it’s a 3/2 home and there is no way they can afford their own place with the prices the way they are now. (My sons are 26 and 22). So my oldest son, his wife and child and my youngest son all live there together now. 🙂
I found a cute little 2/1 townhouse in downtown Bremerton near the Ferry terminal (Prices are RIDICULOUS) but it is what it is right? Anyway, it’s adorable and quiet and clean and I can live in peace and quiet (did i mention quiet already? LOL). I am absolutely loving it. I haven’t had much time to unpack and decorate yet because things have been non stop since I moved in.
My best friend Mona came for two weeks and so we did more playing than working while she was here, plus she had hurt her back (from the air mattress I think) so we couldn’t do much. But we has so much fun just spending time together and making more memories. I’ll post a few photos that we took while she was here. Our other friend, Rexann spent a lot of time with us and it was just a wonderful two weeks. Here is a recap of our time together:
I also got a new car a few months ago, a 2018 Toyota RAV4 Sport Edition. Then while Mona was here, we got into an accident. Nobody was hurt but it was my fault. Here’s a pic of my poor car’s boo boo.
So, next up…. My new craft room…. It is about 1/4th the size of my old craft room so I had to let go of most of my stuff. Mostly scrapbooking stuff because I haven’t scrap booked in years. I kept all of my card making and art journaling supplies though. I haven’t touched the new craft room because it’s overwhelming and I don’t know where to start or where to put all the “stuff” while I work out where the furniture will go. Waiting for help to tackle that project! I will of course show before and after pics and will update all of my organization posts when it’s done so keep an eye out for that over the next few months. I may take a video of it as well, we will see 🙂 I’m not sure how long it will take for me to get to my craft room but AS I do it, I will post photos before and after….here is a before picture of how it looks now.
Lastly, an update on mom…..this is the hardest thing to write about. Those of you who have been following me over the years know that my mom was diagnosed with Parkinson’s some years back. She has now been diagnosed with something else too. Supranuclear Palsy. She is currently in the hospital fighting an infection and waiting to get a feeding tube (PEG). She can no longer walk, talk, or even swallow. This disease has progressed so quickly in the last six months or so, my dad has gotten to the point that he needs help taking care of her because she is no longer strong enough to “help” when he transfers her from one place to another. She is perfectly “there” in her brain….she just cannot do anything or communicate. It’s like being stuck in a body that won’t do anything but your mind is normal. It’s such a devastating disease and it takes a piece of my heart and soul every time I see her lose another ability to function.
At first she did not want the feeding tube which meant she would need hospice because she can’t live long without nutrition but once she was over the initial shock and depression about it, she finally agreed to it (thank GOD) because that will give us more time with her. My dad has been our ROCK through all of this. He has taken care of her 24/7 with not one complaint. He continues to be there for all of us when we need him, not just my mom. I get teary talking about him because he is such a blessing to us and I’m so grateful to have a dad like him. He is my step dad technically but in my heart he is my DAD plain and simple.
Here is a picture of mom and dad at the hospital a few days ago:
When mom leaves the hospital and comes home, my dad will have some help from Palliative Care (?) I hope I spelled that right. I’m not sure how long it will last or how much help he will get but hopefully things will be easier for him and mom. I help when and how I can but I can’t lift her or anything because I am just not strong enough.
Anyway, your prayers and/or good thoughts would be greatly appreciated that we can have more time with my precious mom. She is the most loving mom I’ve ever met and will always be my life long best friend. I can’t imagine life without her so I just pray for more time, quality time.
That’s my update for now. I will blog more when I have more to share.
I hope you are all well and that everyone in your life is happy and healthy.