Since the end of August my head has been spinning with all that has to be done. My Mother was hospitalized twice and went into rehab. My Dad is not doing well with her absence. She was supposed to be discharged yesterday on my Dad's 88th Birthday, but is instead going to be placed in the nursing home portion of the facility. She is declining, and it is hard to see from every angle. My sons started school and now my youngest is now in a home bound school program as he has been ill. Everyday when I say, "What could possibly happen now?" Something does. So today is a day to find things to be grateful for.
Max is always available for a belly rub, a paw holding, or a nice walk.
Beautiful flowers to remind me a Autumn. I usually decorate for Autumn and Halloween, Halloween being my favorite holiday, but this year decorating has been put on hold because we are finally starting a kitchen renovation next week. It is 6 weeks late, but it is starting.
My friend Lynda who lives in North Carolina presses fall leaves for me every year. She keeps them until the next Fall then mails them to me. These beauties arrived the day after my last post, when Max and I went looking for Autumn. Who knew we had to look in my mailbox?
Family changes as your kids get older. You know less and less about what your kids are up to, you just hope they are making the right decisions. This little angel hangs in my family room, she reminds me everyday to be thankful for my family, whatever shape we are in.
I have been so busy that crochet and knit time is hard to find. So when I am able to even get one row of my son's Chocolate Yarn Sucking Blanket done I am so grateful. We are at a whopping 48 inches long, I get so excited until I hold it up to him and realize I have at least 24 inches to go.
My oldest was in his high school conference swim meet this past Saturday. At the meet there were 7 records broken and he was involved in 4 of them. Two relay records and 2 individual for him. His 100 breast stroke, broke an 18 year old record! He is looking strong, healthy and swimming well for this point in the season. But best of all after breaking his last record, his coach ran to him and they hugged right on deck, the biggest hug you have ever seen. That is worth all the grief has has had to put up with in the past from his previous coach. He is off to LSU this weekend for his second recruiting trip, send him positive thoughts if you have any to spare.
I think I am going to try and find some more positive things to blog about, I think it really helps. Hope your Thursday is calm and full of love.