Monday, December 31, 2012
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
We were planning on another empty nest through Christmas since our children live in CA and Vegas but Saturday evening Alan's daughter and daughter in law and his grandchildren showed up! It was a surprise and made him very happy. He is not one to show emotion so much but I could tell it made his spirit wake up after such a long illness.
This is Riley and Alix his granddaughters
Their Mother Teri, his daughter in law
They all sat around and visited while Alan cooked his traditional latkes
Alix is going to start college next year in Hawaii studying child development. She is an amazing young lady and we are so proud of her.
Chase is 7 years old and the light of his Mothers eye.
He got a motorized boat for Christmas and just had to get in the tub with it!
The gifts were ready
The latkes cooking in very hot oil
Alan has cooked latkes for his family for many many years as did his Father before him
Cook until golden brown. put on paper towels to absorb the oil and then put them in the oven to keep warm while the rest are being cooked. The first cookie pan is always eaten before he even gets to the second batch but it is fun and they love them and so do I. It is all part of the day.
Alan was pooped but I think it is just what he needed. He is feeling better with each day that passes and he will have a chest Xray on Friday to see if the pneumonia is gone. I am praying. He is still pretty weak and gets tired easy but he tries to do something every day to get stronger.
This has been the wettest year since we have been in Coos Bay, OR. It is so wet and rainy and cold. I can't help but think it may be part of the reason my husband keeps getting pneumonia.
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas day. I missed my kids but got calls from all of them and I am looking forward to a trip out to see them with in the next year.
It was great to see Cathy, Teri, Chase, Alix and Riley. That really was a Christmas surprise.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Bend over honey!
Hopefully they can keep this terrible infection from growing again.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Dec 14th was our 16th wedding anniversary and we spent it in the hospital. The kitchen staff made us a special meal of steak, broccoli, salad, bread and sherbert. They set a table in the dining room with a table cloth, a center piece, Martinelli's Sparkling Apple Cider in an ice bucket and wine glasses. This meant so much to me as my husband wanted to be home on this day. I will forever be grateful for what they did for us on our special day.
6 months ago I designed and ordered a wedding ring quilt for this anniversary. It was down to the wire on completion but it did get finished in time and was on our bed when he was released on Sunday afternoon.
Here it is with the quilter Pamela Quilts and myself.
And here it is on our bed
My husband went to get a chest Xray today to see if the pneumonia is gone and it isn't. He sees the doctor tomorrow. If this doesn't clear up soon she will be transferring him to River Bend in Springfield where there are specialists because she says she has done all she knows to do for him. I am very worried for the simple fact that a body can only take so much and with his immune system being so weak due to his leukemia/lymphoma it is bound to happen over and over.
I am happy to have him home for the holidays and the good news is his daughter and three grandchildren are driving out on Saturday from CA. This will be good for him.
I am also happy to announce that my Etsy Shop Altered State of Tin www.alteredstateoftin.etsy.com , which I opened a year ago in December has done very well in the past year.
My First Great granddaughter turned two years old and I am expecting my first Great grandson in January. I have lots to be thankful for and am blessed in so many ways.
So I just wanted to update you all on what has been going on in my life and wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. My plan for the new year is to get my husband healthy and give my blog a face lift as well as keep it up more often. I so enjoy reading all of my blogger friends blogs .
Sunday, December 9, 2012
I have mixed feelings about deer season and hunting. Some people don't understand my feelings.
I think deer are so beautiful and majestic and it hurts my heart when I hear that one has been shot.
I actually stand out on my back step in the evening just after dark and there are two deer that come and eat the apples that have fallen off of my apple tree. The tree is about 15 feet away and they see me and keep eating. I don't make any sudden loud noises, just talk quietly and tell them that they can come back anytime to eat the apples.
This digital collage was inspired by them.