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Well, I thought this Senior was going to stay put at my daughter's home..forever!!!....well, life has a way of changing everything!..since my DH has Alzheimer's and Dementia, my daughter realized, she couldn't handle having Father living there too..SO!...we had to move on!..Senior Apartments, here we come!...and of course, the Seniors were waiting to greet us!..ready or not!!..
....I was not ready to give up my big bedroom/sewingroom for a Postage Stamp space!..and then to be shared by 2..I told my daughter to please leave my sewingroom, the way I left it, at her big house!..in case I ever want to run away from this Nest!..and that is just what it is!..complete with quilted birds on the walls!...I figured DH would make friends here, and that would help his Alzheimer's...well, it is not happening!..but I am having a better time of it!!..in fact, I have to write all the new names I have met here, so I don't forget!..
....tomorrow, I am going to take my sewing machine and quilt things to a Hideaway Room I found!!..it is the home of the
Game Room, that no one uses!..the table that I will be using is the Poker Table...it is going to be interesting what response I get...that is, if they find me!...I am hoping some other ladies join me...it sure would make this more fun!
Well, we will see what tomorrow brings...of Kathy, In Wonderland!!...I am still trying to find the bottle.."Drink Me", to make this "Nest"..Bigger!!

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Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm on October 7, 2014 at 9:20am
Thank you ladies for your support!...it is all working out great..Big John loves the peace and quiet of the Nest!..and it is really making his Alzheimer/Dementia problems better...he is content!
Comment by Roxann on August 30, 2014 at 6:00am

My heart goes out to your daughter, you, and your husband. I can't imagine as a daughter having to make that decision, and watching my father go through the horrible stages of Alzheimer's. My heart goes out to you having to move and you having to deal with all the stress.

On a lighter note, my ex step mothers parents are living in a senior apartment and they love it.  They are in short walking distance from a grocery store, clothing store, and a couple of restaurants. He still walks every morning to the grocery store to get the paper. They have a card club that plays weekly, and there is always some kind of event in their dining hall. I'm sure no one will mind you sewing in the secret hideaway, and I almost bet it will spark a group of ladies to join you! 

Stay positive, everything happens for a reason! Keeping you and your family in my prayers!

Comment by Jodi Cramer on August 29, 2014 at 7:47pm

You have my prayers and blessings too. Stay strong and close to God.

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm on August 29, 2014 at 3:10pm
Thanks Ladies!..I appreciate your support so much!!..it has been a whirl wind for me!..and hopefully. We had our last boxes of stuff delivered to us today!!..I am so tired! but John is going strong!..the apartment can't hold much more!..the hardest part in all this..is feeling sad!..sad for my daughter seeing her father go through this terrible disease, and sad because I can't spend much time with her working, teaching school......i am hoping the doctor will give me a pill to help with the Fibro!..I was planning on being the Story Lady at her school...so I have to get my health together!...thank you for listening and all your love and comfort!...Kathy
Comment by B J Elder/WA on August 28, 2014 at 8:15pm

I do hope this will be a great move for you, in many ways my friend.  HUGS

Comment by June Johnson/Wi on August 28, 2014 at 7:49pm

As stated below, I, too, admire your positive and upbeat attitude and hope you find a quilt group in your new home.  If not, maybe you can inspire others to form a group; remember, a group can be 2 or more.  Until then, enjoy your Hideaway time or back to daughter's home getaways.

Comment by Barbara Graham on August 28, 2014 at 7:32pm

Enjoy your hideaway. Quilting can be classified (loosely) as a game. Sadly, I understand your situation. You must remember that people with Alzheimer's are not really capable of making real friendships--hopefully he will become accustomed to the AD group and enjoy spending time with them and allow you to enjoy your space and quilting.

Comment by Pam/NY on August 28, 2014 at 7:32pm

Kathy, I too hope things settle down into a comfortable routine. My MIL moved into a similar place and made wonderful friends. I'm sure you're going to find women who share your passion. Get ready for a lot of compliments. Stay strong...

Comment by Barb/WI on August 28, 2014 at 6:42pm

Gosh, life sure takes us in unexpected directions sometimes.  I do hope that you find other quilters to join you in the Hideaway room! 

Comment by Janet/MO on August 28, 2014 at 6:34pm

Kathy, I'm sorry to hear you have been uprooted, but I agree with the others that you seem to be handling all this with lots of grace.  That is such a horrible disease for not only the person who has it to deal with, but the family members.  Hopefully no one will mind you taking over the game room to have some peace & quiet for sewing. 

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