Thursday, January 16, 2014

From mary Jo G

We are being very quiet, Sara. Would love to hear from more of the group. Our snow is gone! We wake to freezing fog each morning sculpting all in white frost. Driving is worse than when there is ice, we need visibility. It burns off by noon or so making all sunny and bright. Temps are in the low 40s then, warm enough to take the cat out on his leash. He is a much nicer cat after a bit of time outside. ;>) Brooke's (grand daughter) calendar quilt (10 separate small ones for each month of Aug - May) will become 2 quilts. One for my daughter will follow completion of this one. It should be much easier to make now that I have patterns. DD has often said she doesn't understand why I don't make the patterns first. Guess it is the difference between right and left brained people. I don't know what it will be until it is done and then can make a pattern. Since I don't like to make the same thing twice, a pattern is not often needed. Things are changing daily here. Not in a good way, sad to say. DH is failing and I suspect Hospice is the next move. Will talk with his primary about it next week. Coping is interesting to say the least. Some changes are OK. Whatever I serve for dinner is 'the best he's had in a long time' matter if it is leftovers. Wish I were as optimistic. It is very difficult to watch him disappear bit by bit. The long goodbye is an apt name for dementia. On a brighter note, Saving Mr. Banks is a wonderful movie. Tom Hanks could have been the center of it all as Walt Disney. Instead, he stepped back and let the story unfold using many characters. Colin Farrel and the child who played Emma Thompson's part as a girl deserve big awards. As the daughter of an alcoholic, I saw many truths in this film and a resolution not often found. Shed a few tears but thought it was the best. Have already broken my NY resolution to finish a UFO before starting anything new. A good diversion is on the design wall, growing daily. Blessings, MaryJo


At January 17, 2014 at 10:37 AM , Blogger Doris W. in TN said...

MaryJo - Sending hugs and prayers your way for you and your DH. I am so sorry to read that his condition has declined.

In "Saving Mr. Banks" I thought about alcoholism, too, but started to wonder if her father's primary illness was bi-polar because of his highs. Many people who suffer bi-polar turn to drugs and/or alcohol to help with the pain. He may have suffered both.


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