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Comment by Sandy B /AUS on Saturday

That is lovely news Sharon - children can be such a joy.

Not much sewing done here except I have finally completed the dancing skirt for my elder grand daughter. It has been such a long time since I have sewn any lycra and tulle - now to post it up north. I just need to find something for her little brother, a dress up.

Comment by Sharon on Saturday

Finally settled in, computer up and running ang have had a job now for two weeks. Love the job it is a yoga pre school with my class size of 7 with most days 5. The children are as well-behaved as any 2 year old and my co-teachers are lovely people!

So sorry to hear about all the travails of our sandwich generation. caring for your loved ones as they go through ill health is a big responsibility. Try and care for yourselves as much as possible

Comment by linda harriott/UK on October 9, 2018 at 8:58pm

Hope all goes well for you to get away with Dennis for a well deserved break.

Love to everyone else.

Comment by Ally Bryant on October 9, 2018 at 8:22pm

So hot today felt like 28c today. After being a bit cooler and wet last week a bit of a shock to the system!LOL.

Our HK family are in Newfoundland for Thanksgiving and the kids mid term break. Hope to see them on their way home via Toronto,

BJ. That will be lovely for both you and Dennis to have a break after his treatments and to enjoy your family at the ocean and special time together. Praying that Dennis has no side affects so that you can make the journey. 

So glad that you were able to finish your bag and that you had some you time, good to relax doing what you love to do.

Today sandwiched the table runner I started before the summer, just doing binding now. It was a project I started when we had a gals afternoon at my sewing studio, with my favorite fabric, batiks.

Comment by Barbara Blackwell on October 9, 2018 at 7:48pm

Great to look forward to a little break and a countdown to end of treatment and meeting up with your sons. Sending you both our love.  BJ.

Comment by Sandy B /AUS on October 3, 2018 at 7:13pm

What a lovely break to look forward to BJ. I hope DH is well enough to go.

A view of the ocean - how lovely. We here are thinking of you and are hoping for the best. The tote will take as long as it takes - my motto now too.

Comment by B J Elder/WA on October 3, 2018 at 4:31pm

DH is over halfway done now with his radiation treatments. They are going pretty well. We have had to up the dose of steroids he's on, due to dizziness he's been having (apparently a fairly common side effect of the radiation), but otherwise he's handling it all fairly well.  I've been blessed with friends that are taking him on Tuesdays and Fridays for his treatments. What a huge thing that is for me! Feeling blessed. We've made reservations for a room at the Oregon Coast the first of November... about a week after treatment stops. We're praying he feels up to going.  Our sons are also going there, too. What a great time it will be, no matter what the weather. Our room is right across the street from the ocean so we can enjoy it either from inside looking out or going outside! Something to look forward to.  

BB and Cindy - you are often in my thoughts with the caregiving you are doing. BB, I'm happy that your mom and dad will soon be in a care facility. It will take a huge load off your shoulders and you will be able to go there and truly enjoy them without having the load of care to deal with. 

I'm trying to make a tote bag (I need a larger one than I have for all the extras I have to carry around now). I've got it about 3/4 cut out, but my energy is fairly low so far this week, so it is going to be longer in the making than I had hoped. Oh well, it is what it is. :)

I do think of you all often. We've been through a lot over the years. What a blessing to have such a great group of friends.

Comment by Cindy on September 29, 2018 at 2:28pm

BB, sorry to hear of the challenges you're facing with your parents. I pray the best solution is found and that they will adjust to the changes. Hopefully you can get in a bit of time for yourself. Being the one who takes care of all the needs is a very exhausting job. Take care my friend. 

Happy for your good news. Wishing all the best for Lauren and Thomas and congrats on the new baby(s). 

Think of all of you often, just not much time to spend on the computer.

Comment by Sandy B /AUS on September 29, 2018 at 4:51am

Wow life is really trying for so many of you lovely friends at the moment. My DH and I feel for you and do hope things improve in any way to make your lives a wee bit easier.

BB what you are going through with your parents I cannot imagine. Life is so hard and wonderful at the same time.

So far my Mum is still independent but her older sister is not. We went to my Uncle's life celebration last week - not a funeral - but a remembrance. He died peacefully in his sleep and now my Aunt is on the cusp of living without him after a marriage of 61 years. It was lovely to see my mother comfort her younger sister but my sister and I wonder about our Mum now. 

Thinking of you all but trying not to think too deeply. Love to you all.

Comment by Barbara Blackwell on September 28, 2018 at 8:56pm

…….. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times....  Seems to sum up life for us all.  Love to you Cindy and Charlotte as you both deal with the ups and downs of those you love.  

We are experiencing the joys of weddings and new babies in the family (New great niece/nephew in April) and the frustration, guilt and worry of making the decision to find permanent care for dad and mum.  We had stated getting the finances organised before my sister went to UK for 8 weeks and now she is home we were waiting for the right time to tell them that we've been researching their options. Having been up with dad until 3am today while the district nurse came to change his blocked catheter (a result of me taking an afternoon off yesterday and him not drinking anything!!!) He was in a lot of pain and had to wait almost 5 hours to get attention.  I should have taken him to hospital but the district nurse system here means they want input into someone they've treated in the last week and so we had to wait.  Anyway all settled this morning but this  incident on top of last week's chest pain and ambulance call/hospital stay just highlights the fact that I can no longer do a proper job of caring for 3 high needs people 24 hours a day.  So Monday morning we will be applying for assistance to find suitable aged care for dad with mum following when a place is available.  Not sure how long it will take, but need to get the ball rolling.  So this morning we had all talked it though and they agreed it was time and at 2 pm my nephew and his partner arrived to tell us the new baby news while Lauren and Thomas are out choosing wedding reception venues!  Little to no sleep, guilt, anxiety, excitement and joy and lots of tears all wrapped up in one Saturday in September!

Ally I read about the Hong Kong eviction.  Will you still be able to go to them at Christmas?  Perhaps helping them move boat/house?  Great upheaval and anxious times for them all.  I hope a good resolution comes quickly for them. 


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