Wednesday, March 5, 2014


    I have seen Robins so it must be closer to Spring when we can look at the pretty flowers instead of the snow again. It makes you wish for a fireplace with a nice warm fire where you can curl up with something hot to drink, maybe a good book, or one of your projects that you are working on. At least we are warmer then we started the week off with a minus 21.
   We were blessed with sunshine on Tuesday when when we went to the city to see the Liver Doctor. We will go back for an ultra sound in a couple of weeks. He got the blood work done yesterday and I felt sorry for him. They had to stick him twice to find a vein and then you wondered if they were going to get enough. I didn't really care for what she said mainly because I don't want to accept it yet. Basically we are at the point where they are trying to maintain him. How I hate the word maintain, but then we have had a lot longer then we expected. We know we are living on borrow time, but you keep praying for a miracle and each day you are given. He is trying his best to walk, he just doesn't want to have to stay in the wheel chair all day. 
     I went to the nursing home today because he was talking about a paper they wanted him to sign. I told him to sign nothing until I could check into it. I am not trusting anymore because you get lip service so much anymore and nothing happens. I am so glad that he moved to another room. They take better care of him. I do have copies of the doctor's orders so if they don't follow instructions I know what I can do about it. I just want them to do their job.
    I ran into snow between here and the nursing home which was really light. Coming home it was more then snow flurries, but we didn't get that much. I was glad for that. People must be staying home because I haven't heard the traffic tonight. 
    I am working on a new tea towel pattern for  me. I may have it sold it will depend on whether she likes it or not after I get it done. I can't complain because somebody will buy it. I have to keep the hands busy. The boys are marking the days off the calendar until the end of the month. They can't wait for their Uncle John to get home. He was having freezing rain down there yesterday and today.  People don't know how to drive in it for sure. I am glad we haven't got that although they say we could have rain Friday and Saturday. I don't think they really know what we are going to have. 
    The first week of March is almost gone. Where has it gone??  It seems as though you blink your eyes a day passes by. Maybe it is just a sign we are getting older. We are just a  little over two months from the first horse show for the boys. I have missed being able to visit you all as much as I would have liked, I am hoping to do better. Take care, stay warm and safe.


Beth said...

Shirley I know the anguish that you are going through with your husband's health. My heart goes out to you. HUGS!!

NanaDiana said...

Shirley- That is a harsh sentence,isn't it? That your life is being "maintained". I am so sorry that you don't get better news about his medical condition. Poor man had to be stuck twice-not good!

I am glad that the new room seems to be working out better. What was the paper they wanted him to sign?

God bless you, Shirley. I think of you and know that you have your plate full with everything going on around you. Wish I lived closer- I would bring you a coffee cake and sit and chat with you for a bit.

Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week- xo Diana

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Blessing's to you and your husband. Happy, Spring is closer each and every day. We all need to see some sunshine and feel the warmth of sun. Enjoy your stitching.

Susie said...

Shirley, Sorry the news wasn't good. I say cling to your husband . Love him and let him know it. It's good he has a new room, maybe that can be cheering for him. Stay safe in this snow. blessings to you and yours, xoxo,Susie

Vickie said...

I am praying for you both Shirley.

Vicki Boster said...

Shirley I'm so sorry that your husbands health is not improving- I can only imagine how hard this must be for you. Prayers continue for you both-- you have been such a strong advocate for his health care. He is so lucky to have you:)

Charlotte Huffman said...

Praying for you and your family. Sorry to hear about your husband. Stay warm and keep blogging.