My mom began having hip pain and difficulties walking about three months ago, and it progressed so that she could barely stand even with a walker. She was in a LOT of pain. She had me check, and when I pressed where she said it hurt it went 'crunch'. Nothing in your hip should go … Continue reading EDS – Even I Can Tell Something’s Wrong Here
We normally visit our family cemetery earlier in the year, but with some health problems in the immediate family we didn't get a chance until this last week. I went with my dad, and we put in Shepard's hooks and hung baskets of fake flowers we had arranged from them. We did spray the flowers … Continue reading Visiting the Family Cemetery
My aunt passed after a three year battle with cancer. She had lung cancer, we thought it was beat, it returned and spread. They got to a point where further treatment was futile and a struggle for her, and she stopped treatment. We visited her a few times before Christmas, but then Covid came, and … Continue reading Goodbye to My Aunt
Mary has been a very sick dog with what we thought was a herniated disc, and we were struggling to get her to eat. Early last week she stopped eating, and she started not drinking. We got a syringe (NOT one for injections, one for feeding baby birds) and fed her water through it, rubbing … Continue reading Mary Didn’t Make It
Still working on masks! I'm using the pattern from the Deaconess website, found here. These ones are blue on the outside and light blue on the inside, and they're for my husband. Next are a set for my mom. They're pale blue with polka dots on the outside and flowers on the inside: Some for … Continue reading I’m Running Out of Elastic!
I attended the University of Wisconsin - Madison, which was a wonderful and desperate experience. I was so sick during this time period that it was a struggle. But, one semester, I don't remember what year, probably 2005 or 2006, I took an art class. My professor came down on me hard for making everything … Continue reading When Something You Create Becomes Precious
I might have gotten a bit ahead of myself. For Thanksgiving this year I was in charge of Cranberries and making pies for my wheat allergic self. Cranberries, no problem. I make them frequently, often stocking up on cranberries and freezing them after Thanksgiving so I can have them when they aren't in season. Pies, … Continue reading Bake ALL the Pies~!
I've mentioned that my Job Has Been Eliminated, and so I'm looking for work. It's possible, at least for the near future, that I'll be working with my dad and husband in their business. Which is super exciting. And TERRIFYING. See, when I was at my sickest, I worked with my dad. And my work … Continue reading Nerves, All the Nerves
My mom and I celebrated our Birthdays this weekend (not on the actual days because life) and the week was a whirlwind of Birthdays! Both my mom and my father-in-law were born the same day. I was born two days after and share my father-in-law's dad's birthday. Basically I was my mom's birthday present, and … Continue reading I Was My Momma’s Birthday Present
When we were staying at my Uncle's in Minneapolis, they had us stay in the back room of the Mother-in-Law addition, and I thought it was lovely. We had a blow up mattress, and SO MANY windows, and I couldn't resist taking a photo. Nothing else exciting here - hope you have an awesome weekend … Continue reading Where We Stayed This Last Week