The grandsons are doing well. They are so fun! The oldest is 4, the one that was a micro premie is going to be 2 in July and is a beefy little guy, and the latest one is 9 months old and walking already. I've been shopping my stash for the baby quilts, and that has been fun. It feels good to use up (or at least make an attempt) what I have. Since I never bought much yardage of any one fabric, it forces me to be creative with patterns and borders. Something that doesn't come easily to me. I love seeing your finished projects. That HAS to feel so good!
Janet, I posted a picture of GS#2 (the preemie who is now 18 months) on the main page under the GS#3 post. He's doing really well. Seems to be on track or ahead developmentally and has no health or learning issues. Just a robust, healthy little guy, for which we are very thankful.
I'm working on making apple butter from applesauce today. It is a crock pot recipe. The apples we use (from a neighbor's tree) seem to be very sweet, so I was glad to find a recipe that doesn't add extra sugar. I'm hoping it turns out well (first time using this method/recipe) so I can use it for gifts.
Janet, I wouldn't be surprised if they dropped the case with Bud. If they did it would be nice to have let me know. In Bud's POA Bud has me as his guardian. But the hold up was or is that his doctor maintains that Bud is capable of making his own decision on whether he wants to go with Barbara. I talked with his doctor the other day when I was visiting Bud and he had to admit Bud's mind is getting worse. This should never have happened. This Barbara had not seen him in the 20 years that he has been with me so all her motive was is to get his money. Bud said to me the other day, "why don't you call your mother and have her watch the kids, so we can go out and have a meal together" My mother has been dead for 11 years and Bud and I never had any kids together so that's and example of how his mind is.
After this last trip to the hospital, I know that the assisted living place is not healthy. They found me to be both anemic and very malnourished, which I'm trying to turn around while I'm in rehab. Too bad this is a nursing home...I would love to stay here.
Janet so sorry to hear about your DIL. I will be praying for her. As we are all aware, cancer is a terrible disease and the treatments have side effects. My sister has lost her taste, and has neuropathy in her hands from it. Plus diarrhea and a bunch of other ailments. I will pray that she will recover from it. Many do.
As for Bud and the phone, they aren't allowed to keep it from him. But he don't call that much if he knows I'm home. He panics when he calls and I'm not here even though I tell him where I'm going. His dementia he can't remember half of what I tell him. Sometimes I just shut off the answering machine. But most of the time I forget to do that.
Bud is about the same. I took a boiled dinner over to my sister's last night and had supper with her and her caretaker. I had 25 calls on the answering machine when I got home. Insanity runs in his mothers family and his actions indicate he inherited it. He panic's if he can't reach me and will keep re-dialing if I don't answer. You can hear the anger and fear in his voice when he is leaving his messages. Even though frustrating for me it must be awful for him to be like that.
Janet tell your friend who is downsizing that you take charity. lol I have the last load of fabric in the dryer. I have been washing since 7:30 this morning. It is now 1:30. My first load the washer sprung a leak. While the men were fixing it I had to go up to the next unit. (4 apartments to each unit) to wash. I hung as much as I could on the line but used the dryer for the fabric. I did bedding, my regular wash and bedroom mats. Now I'm thinking I could have saved some for tomorrow. You know, hind sight.
Thanks, Janet! it felt good to finish that wedding quilt - and the blue china plate quilt. I feel like I can move on to other projects. I've been stalled out for so long, hopefully this will motivate me to finish those other projects that are waiting patiently in bins.
I agree with you Janet that attending things here in the Rec. hall is good for meeting other residents. I met a lady yesterday that lives in back of me. I know the majority of residents here already. But new people are coming in often. There are 90 apartments here. They are having a free fish chowder luncheon here today but it's very cold and blowing snow around so I didn't go. I have to be out tomorrow to do errands and Thursday for a funeral so I'm staying in today.
It certainly breaks our hearts when we see our children struggling, doesn't it Janet ? seems we can do nothing but watch and hope they learn quickly. I'm sure your house is big enough for all of you to stay in....but as a parent you "make do" and sacrifice your privacy for their long term stability.... As frank and I would like to say: "You got to do what you got to do"
So you have your own group of grandchildren...How sweet! I was hoping for more but they think 2 is enough...
Well DH is home...so I do want to spend some time with him as he isn't home very long..He goes in at 12:30-9pm today...
My 2 quilts that I have been working on are almost done,,I got the sashing done on both of them,,which was "white" One quilt is pink,,which is going to some little girl,,(Just 9 blocks that I randomly used for the BOM for the quilting class that I teach). I don't know who it is going to yet...
The other one is The kitty quilt that is going to New York...My cousin bought the fabric and I am making it for her grand daughter...I'll post pictures when I am done.
Here's to hoping to a quiet New Year!
I love your work,,you do such great quilts. Have a great day................