Hello to you all! Gosh I am so behind on my blog and my posting of pictures. I just took several more of the beautiful cards and goodies sent to mom, and to me as well. I feel so blessed to have so many wonderful people from this community who have become true friends and have been so very supportive. I could never thank you all enough! God Bless You!
One of my favorite and dearest blogger friends, Kathy, from Vintage Snaps & Scraps sent mom this beautiful tin that I had mentioned in an earlier post. I had to pry it from her hands to take pics of it, and understandably so. It is a beautiful piece that emanates such positive love and energy. Thank you again Kathy, mom loves this tin! Kathy makes such beautiful work, and is a great person too.
Mom had her first blast of radiation this week, and all she could do was giggle that it reminded her of the movie "Solent Green". She is a big Sci Fi buff. She will begin her daily treatments next week and we still don't know about the chemo.
And I'll tell you what... that woman is wearing my butt out! She wants to get in as much as possible before her daily treatments and we have been doing so much together, and I have loved every second.
In the past week, we have had an amazing lunch with drinks, then off to the second hand book store where I found some great Parisian delights. Another day, my dad dropped her off and we sat in my studio for a few hours and chatted and discussed our plans for all of our Itty Bitty books (she is addicted and way ahead of me on them all). Then yesterday we did some antiquing with my oldest in tow and then lunch. It was great. And the school calling me right as we were leaving to tell me my daughter's eyes were bothering her didn't stop us at all. Actually, she was very excited when her grandma and I picked her up. I think some of it was just her missing me during her new longer days as a first grader. Plus, we found out that she is allergic to guinea pigs. All she has to do is be in a house with one and her face puffs up. It is VERY scary, and odd, seeing how we have four cats, two dogs, and a bunny. Her little friend next door has one and yesterday, after playing no where near the guinea pig, her eyes swelled up. Poor thing.
So, today mom is off with us for my youngest first dance class. We are really excited and she is going to love it. Mom & I even have plans on Saturday for more shopping.
On another note, I have noticed the past few weeks that mom has been reminiscing A LOT lately. She is constantly telling stories about her childhood, or stories about when my non existing piece of crap brother (yes, I said it), sister and I were kids. She has also been repeating herself a great deal as well. So the other day, I just mentioned it. I said, "Mom, you have really been reminiscing a lot lately and repeating things you told me just a couple of days before". At least it made her get a good cry out and admit that she was scared. She still won't cry in front of dad, which, in a way, I can't blame her. When I mentioned this to my dad after he came to get her (and mind you, he has been with one or both girls during our adventures because he is an awesome baby sitter, dad, grandfather) he put her in the car, shut the door, and stood behind the car weeping. When my dad cries, it is heart breaking and SO hard to be strong for. But I was. I like that I can take care of them both now and be there for them. And mom will tell me that she hates putting it all on me, but I want that. I am so happy we have this relationship and I can be there for her, because that is what your children should do. And then I reminded her that is was okay, because then I can go in and talk to my husband if I need to, and he is an awesome listener, tolerant when I cry hysterically, emotionally, and weepy womanly. He is the best!
So, I will quit babbling for now. I have lots of pics to follow, and lots to catch up on... I need to email Carolyn and we have been in chats for a while now about throwing an 80's blog party. I need to write to Nancy about the round robin book we are doing and her amazing gift to mom, and need to post all of the wonderful things that have been sent to mom. I need to check every one's blogs and touch base with so many of you. But, hopefully you are reading this and know that I am thinking of you and will touch base with you all soon. Today, I need to get some finishing touches on some swaps done, and get a couple of orders out. But, I am blessed and thankful that I have all of these things to do and all of these amazing people in my life.
I hope you are all doing well! Much love and God bless!