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In the meantime, relax and make yourselves at home... you're family here!!!

I'll be seeing you!

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Hello my blog family!!!  I miss you all and your creativeness so very much!!!  I hope all's well!

Edit:  If you tried to get in this posta bit earlier and couldn't, it's probably because of this edit.  I guess I'm more tired than I thought because I almost forgot my manners.  I should have and want to say thank you for all the wonderful comments you've left me concerning my aunt.  I very much appreciate that you have kept us in your thoughts and prayers -- Thank you!!!

I am fine but very tired.  My aunt is recovering -- physically -- very well; however, the last 2 days she has been confused and hallucinating.  The doctor says it may be the medication, however, I think it's a rapid progression of alzheimer's.  The symptoms are so eerily familiar to me as those of my grandmother, grandfather, and my mother-in-law.  I've been spending all day and evening with her, and they have a nurse sitting with her during the night to keep her from pulling out her tubes and/or trying to leave the hospital.  Most of the time, she's lucid and can hold a normal conversation.  She remembers people, events, dates, but then there are those awful  and sad moments in between.

I did come in this evening and relaxed by working on a couple of projects, and chatting with the hubby.  He had even prepared my dinner!!!  I was so tense and stressed, and crafting did me so much good; so I will have something to share with you as soon as my projects are dry and I get back from the hospital tomorrow to post.  Hopefully, another family member will relief me so I won't have to spend the entire day there and I'll be able to post fairly early.

I am going to try to visit as many of you as I can during the available time I have, but considering my schedule right now, it willl be slow going.  However, please know you are all in my thoughts!

I'll be seeing you!


GabyCreates.com said...

I think my post disappeared?
anyway, I was saying that your aunt is so lucky to have you... nice to be close to an aunt (mine are all in a different country).
And hopefully she recovers soon or you get a family member to replace you so you can go home, rest and create. Nice hubby!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I am so sorry to hear that your sweet aunt is having such a hard time. :-( I am afraid you will get run down it you are not careful.. sending hugs to you and your aunt.
How sweet of your hubby, he sounds like he is a keeper... sleep well my friend.

Ohhh Snap said...

Isn't it amazing how doing a little crafting can restore us to ourselves. That and a good meal and a caring soul :D. I'm glad to hear your aunt is doing better physically anyway. Praying for you both, and thinking of you often :D.

Love That Bug said...

Hey sweetie,
Even though I miss you, I understand! Your Aunt is so lucky to have you by her side, and wow for your hubby cooking you dinner.
You & your family our in my prayers.
Many many hugs

Melissa said...

God bless you and your Aunt Audrey. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers....

Kingston's Kreations said...

Hi Audrey! It is so nice to hear from you. I sure hope your aunt continues to recover well. We had the same thing quite a few years ago with my grandmother. I am thinking of you and sending hugs your way.

The Cropping Canuck said...

I am thinking of you Audrey.

Thank goodness for the stress relief crafting provides! Take care. Thank you for your kind comments on my blog.

- - Sheryl - - said...

Hi Audrey - forgive me for not stopping by - been a hectic week at work and I have over 500 blog entries to read being away from the blogs since Sunday.
I am just reading about your Aunt. My thoughts are with you. Take care of yourself!
Your friend Sheryl

Jen said...

Audrey, I'm so glad to hear about your Aunt. I'm sorry she is having a hard time through some of this. You can only be there for her and love her. You are such a kind woman and she is so lucky to have you by her side. You take care of yourself too. I will keep praying for her speedy recovery..
hugs to you and your family,

Sherri said...

Prays for you at this time Audrey!~

Brens Designs said...

Oh my Audrey! I'm so sorry to read this about your dear aunt. I'm glad she is physically getting better, but am so sad about the memory problems. I pray she gets better. God be with you and your family. Sending you a huge hug!!!

just2ducky said...

Bless you for spending so much time with her. Glad your okay. What a fab hubby to cook you dinner. Now go run a hot bath and relax. Take care, Kris

Jean said...

Hope your aunt continues to feel better. My grandmother is in the early stages of alzheimer's and she had to move in with my mother earlier this year. So I now how tough that can be. Hope she is in good spirits and continues to get better. Get some rest and take care of yourself as well. Hugs.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Oh Audry, I hope it is the meds and the doctors can adjust as the alternative is so difficult. Thinking and praying for your aunt and your family. HUGS

Angi @ CokiePop said...

I'm praying for your Aunt. And you take care of yourself too :)
Sending Hugs your way!!!

Carol's Sweet Creations! said...

Hi Audrey! I'm glad to hear your aunt is doing so much better. I can't wait to see your new project ;0). It was so nice of your hubby to have cooked for you. Have a blessed day!

Carol L

CraftyGirl said...

It's good that you are there for your aunt.. but be sure to take care of yourself!! I will continue to say a few prayers for you and your family!
Barb :)

Enfys said...

Hi Audrey, so sorry to hear about your aunt, it sounds as though she is a fighter, and with all your wonderful support is pulling through. You take care of yourself as well now.
Sending big hugs
En xx

Staying Crafty said...

I am so sorry that she's having so much trouble with her memory :( I'm glad that she is doing well on her physical recovery. We look forward to seeing more from you when you're able to!

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Hi Audrey, Just stopping to say Hi. I hope your aunt is doing well:)\

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Hey Audrey, take care of yourself...praying for you guys.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I am getting just a little worried about you.. I pray your aunt is doing well and you are ok. Sending lots of prayers and love to you.

Rhonda Emery said...

just wanted to let you know I got your gift today and all I can say is wow. I love it. It is so cool and pretty, even my son commented on it. Thank you so much for all the sweet compliments and yes I hung it on my refrig. so I can enjoy it all the time. so sweet and kind. hugs and hope your aunt is feeling better. miss you.

Curt in Carmel said...

I'm catching up with all your posts, so I'm starting here. So as I go through, I'll be commenting on all the updates. I was so sorry to hear the problems your aunt is experiencing. Honestly, she is so very lucky to have someone like you to be by her side. I so admire you. Best, Curt