Monday, September 8, 2008

Where has the time gone?

(Sorry no pictures this post, I have to download them from the camera)

Boy, time has gotten away from me again.  So much has been going on, I don't know where to start.  Let start with the fish pond.  :)  Those pictures were of the fishpond at Michael's folks house.  We flew out to Houston during Labor Day and we had a great trip but it was terribly emotional.  His mom is so weak, she has to have oxygen all the time now, and also one of her girls comes over ever day to drain the fluid off her lungs.  She has lost all her hair so they have to treat her scalp too.  It was hard seeing her that way.  Also, she sat Michael and I both down and told us she wanted us to go out and spent a certain amount of money on something that we wouldn't normally by for ourselves.  She wants that to be our Christmas present from her because she knows she will not be here for the holidays.  While we were there, she went through all her jewelry and started dispersing it.  I have never experienced anything quite like that before, and it made me uncomfortable, but I know Betty wants her things to go to the people she wants to have it.  So she was happy that she got to enjoy seeing people receive her jewelry.  So as you can see it was a emotional trip, and it was hard to leave because we felt like it was probably the last time we would see her.  She is on large doses of morphine and she has a hard time staying awake.  It was just sad.

Let's see, Tori has started her senior year.  They had their first football game on Friday night.  We lost, but it was great seeing her cheer.  Again, it was sad when I realized that this was going to be the last year I would be going to watch her.  I do love watching her.

The last several weeks we have been busy trying to get on a schedule in place.  We are doing pretty good I guess.  Seems like everyone has different schedules. I haven't seen much of my boys because of their working schedules but hoping as fall gets into full swing, I will see more of them.  Usually they are here on Sunday's for football and we have a great day together. 

Speaking of fall, I did get my harvest decorations out this weekend.  I think the time has come to get rid of some of my stuff.  I don't need all the stuff I have.  I only put about half of it out.  I am really limited to space these days.  Michael and I have been doing alot of auctions lately.  I will have to share some of my finds.  As most of you know, when Tori graduates from high school  Michael and I plan to move away from here, and one of our goals is to take some wonderful antiques  with us.  We both love them. And they are much more reasonable here than in most places in the country.  Not to mention, plentiful. 

.....well I need to scoot, got to do a couple of things and then get myself ready for bed.  Hope you have a wonderful week.


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~Pam~ said...

Hi Cindy,
I am praying for Michael's Mom, praying for all you as you go through this difficult time.

I am anxious to get out my autumn decorations. I think I will work on that later this week. :) Autumn is my favorite time of year along with Christmas time.

Take care sweetie.
Love you lots

Tammy said...

Hi Cindy,
I'm sorry that Michael's mom is doing so poorly :( I am sure that had to be a difficult time with her. I hope you are having a great week sweetie. Big hugs!

Danna said...

Hi Cindy,
I went through the same thing when my dad died. He was very practical about the idea that he was dying and wanted us to make sure things were taken care of.

I am not sure were you live. I am guessing PA. Are you starting to get color there in the trees? We are. By the time my mom gets here on October 5, there should be lots of fall color. HUGS

Judy said...

Hi Cindy!

I am so sorry that Michael's Mom isn't doing well. Just reading about it brought tears to my eyes, because it reminded me of last year when I went to stay with Mom in her last weeks with us. She too gave each of us money, & told us to go buy something special from her. I went right out, bought some things, & showed her, so that I would know she knew what I have chosen. I got some neat things, that make me think of her each time I see them. We also divided up things, & it wasn't fun. You all will be in my prayers, as well as her. It's not easy letting our loved ones go. Sending you big hugs!

Susan said...

Hi Cindy, it is sad to see somebody getting ready to die, yet she is able to say goodbye and give you things and know it. It is so hard to see my once super sharp, bright mom struggle to talk or even understand what we say. So what will Tori do when you move?

Sue said...

Hey Cindy,

How heartbreaking for Michael and you visiting his Mom in Houston. It is so hard to watch our parents get so weak and in pain. I pray God's comfort over her in these days. Also praying that God keeps her safe during Ike!

I got some Fall decorations this week and it's beginning to look a lot like Autumn in the ole Nest ;-) Can't wait to see your decorations. I bet you have some GORGEOUS ones, being in the area you're in!

Hope you are able to rest this weekend you busy lady! I get tired just thinking of your busy life!

Hugs xo