Friday, December 2, 2011

Where did the time go?

Good Grief and Gravy!
I cannot believe an entire year has passed since my last post!
I’ve kept up with all of your posts and while I have, many a time, begun a post, I somehow have not been able to complete one and get it posted!
This has been a hard but busy time for us. My caregiver role has become long-term. Though George is cancer free, his ability to care for himself has lessened. He no longer drives or leaves the house and is, at times, unable to complete routine tasks.
We experienced our first earthquake (such a weird thing to feel my house move on its own) and lived through a hurricane that created havoc for more than a week.
I have attended 11 funerals for friends and family this year and will be attending one again this weekend. My closest friend has just passed and her memorial service will be the week before Christmas. Oh- how I cannot wait for this year to come to an end.
There have been positive sides to these past months. We were able to finally get new attic stairs, some much needed routine home maintenance done and my grandson passed his driver’s test! It was so much more fun than when I taught his mother and uncle!! Now I have my own chauffeur!!!! What a hoot!!!!!!
I’ve started crafting and painting again. It’s been a great way for me to be close by for hubby but still have something to do that is just for me! I put my brushes and saws away after he became ill so it feels really great to be creating again.
We are now blessed with two more cousins in our family – Landon and Kaelynn - and are expecting another one next summer. How wonderful it is to see them grow.
This has definitely been a roller coaster year. I’m hoping that the year ends on a higher note and that the new one brings me time to blog more, paint more and live more.


  1. Hello my friend, so good to know you are well and now have time for your hobbies. I am glad to hear George is cancer free, perhaps with more time he will become more independent. So sorry to hear of all the deaths, I went through a similar spell. So happy to hear your grandson now has his driver's license, he will be able to give you a hand. Sending big hugs.....:-)

  2. Dear Quieten
    I'm sorry I did not see this post earlier or I would have come to visit you!
    Not online so much so I miss a lot of posts!
    It was a pleasant surprise to have you visit me and I thank you for the kind words!

    It's good to know George is cancer free, that is a blessing!

    It's very hard to experience so many losses, so many funerals, that is so sad!

    Wonderful that you now have a chauffeur in your grandson. Yay on him getting his license!

    Merry Christmas and may the New Year bring you peace and joy!



  3. Thinking of you and sending hugs
    I hope all is well.

    Thanks for the visit :)


  4. Just popped in to say hello and let you know I think of you, George and your family and pray that all is going well for you. I am fine, lets talk soon okay, big hugs, xo

  5. Had you on my mind as I get ready for sleep.
    I hope you and your family are doing well.
    All is great here, Rose keeps me very busy and very happy, so blessed.

  6. And there is my friend Bernie, she's wonderful. xo

  7. Sending my good thoughts to you.
    Was so nice to have a visit from you.
    How is George, how are you?
    May life bless you both of you!


  8. Thinking of you today and sending you good thoughts and prayers and love.
    Hope you are doing well.

    Hard to believe another year is coming to an end.
    It's been a busy one for me taking care of my precious granddaughter, she will be two in Jan.

    I am on a little blogging break but will be back in Dec.

    God bless you always.


  9. Have had you on my mind lately.
    Hope you are doing well.


  10. Another year is upon us and I am thinking of you and wondering you are doing.
    Hope all is well.
    Happy New Year