Dec 26, 2017

Wishing Everyone a Merry Christmas

I hope everyone reading this had a very Merry Christmas. We sure did. My mom insisted on us going to my dad's for our Christmas traditions. I made sure Betty (a family friend) had all the instructions needed for her care and I was only going to be a phone call away. So we went down to my Dad and Step Mom's Saturday afternoon. We spent the evening watching movies together and just enjoying our time together. Sunday we woke up to do presents with them. We were spoiled rotten. We got money to use toward our cabin for the campground. We also got fun dollar store toys and had a blast goofing around a few hours.

We all loaded up and went over to a community building where my Dad's side all gathers. Just too many for my grandparent's house anymore. There were 15 great grand children there. We had so much fun and lots of laughs. We also got a beautiful snow storm. So we took our time getting home. I don't think we were able to go above 40mph most the time. I think we ended up with 5 inches of beautiful snow. We finally got a white Christmas! So beautiful. Yesterday morning we woke up and were surrounded by gifts to open. It was a very wonderful day and we were all spoiled rotten.

Mom is doing okay. It's a week today since her stroke and I'm surprised and yet devastated. I keep reminding myself it's a week today. To just hang in there. She gets confused very easy. Which is exactly what they said would happen. She did great during our Christmas morning though. Just breaks my heart to see her so confused. She will figure it out. She will. I know she will. We are working on it. Playing memory games together. Going through pictures and asking her questions. She is answering faster. Getting it slowly back. The hardest part right now is she keeps forgetting her parents are past away. So every time she has to remind herself of that it's like losing them again. Breaks my heart. But...It's a week today.

I got so many new stitching patterns. My brain is going to explode because I want to start them all. I know I will start something new soon. I don't know what though...yet. Fred and I also got some fantastic decorations for our cabin. We all got clothes, books, some movies, some toys haha, and Jeremiah of course got some new Xbox games. So he's busy playing and smiling about all the stuff he got. I'm going to try to catch up on my email and blog reading. Hopefully I can stitch later today too.

Hope everyone reading this has a fantastic week ahead. 


Justine said...

Merry Chrustmas to you all! It sounds like you had fun despite your mum's stroke. Glad to hear she is on the mend.

Brigitte said...

It sounds like a great Christmas season for you, Katie. And the best thing to read is that your mom is healing. It will certainly take some time but she is healing and that's what counts.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I am glad that you managed to have some fun and Mum was well looked after. A lot of Christmas noise would probably have been too much for her anyway.
Does your Mum follow a soap opera at all? They can be really useful for people in recovery as they have to follow the storyline but there are lots of clues and repetition to help.

Julie said...

I'm catching up with evveryones news, i'm so saddened to read that mom has been so unwell. Sending (healing hugs) your way.
The jars you have stitched are so sweet and the December snapshot is very cute.
It sounds like you had a fun time with the family over over the Christmastime.
{{{hugest of hugs}}} xx

Renee said...

Katie, it sounds like a wonderful Christmas! Sending more hugs to you and your family.

Faith... said...

Glad you guys managed to have a great Christmas with your Dad and Stepmom and that you had someone to look after your Mom while you got away for a bit. Sounds like your family had an awesome holiday full of lots of family and love!