Sunday, March 1, 2015

March Arrived

    March has arrived with snow on the ground. We only have about 20 days until the first day of Spring. Are you ready?? I know that I am more than ready. I am tired of dressing in layers. I want to be able to wear something besides jeans and long johns. We had snow yesterday that started earlier then they said, but we didn't get what they thought we would so far. A possibility of more today, but I hope not. I haven't decided if I want to try to go see hubby or not. I am playing it by ear that is what I like telling him. He is fine with that. 
   Do celebrate St. Patrick's? We would have our Corn Beef and cabbage. I still will have that, but I won't fix it here at home. Do you wear your green on that day. I have my shamrock pin that I like to wear.
   Candles are lit for those in need of prayers today. We always read about people who are worse than we are or goint through troubling times in their lives. At Christmas time, the gentleman who brought communion to the nursing home gave me a battery operated candle. I use it when I say prayers for those on my list which seems to keep growing. I know that prayer is what has kept me going and gives me strength to do what is necessary. Making decisions for other peoples lives is not easy because you always second guess yourself. I just keep reminding myself that he is still alive even though he will be living in a wheel chair. 
   My next project that I am working on is a baby quilt called Baby Blocks which I hope will look like the picture. It is getting close to being done. I have worked on it and then laid it aside while I made tea towels and other items that I needed worse especially if there was a craft show coming up that I thought I might go to.
 just finished a custom order of three horses tea towel that will be going to a new home on Monday hopefully. I decided I am going to try to finish some of the things that I have laying around the house partially done.   
    We have a doctor appointment with the liver doctor a week from Monday. To see if they are going to change anything with his medications. He keeps telling me he is tire of taking all of the meds. They have to be sure he is eating before they give them to him or he gets sick.
   They let him sleep in late this morning. They must have thought he needed it. He said that he was late to breakfast. 
   I just wanted to check in with you and try to catch up with a few more friends before I go back to my needle and thread. Take care, stay warm, and please be safe if you have to get out. 


NanaDiana said...

Don't go out, Shirley, if the roads are too miserable and/or slippery.
I am ready for spring, too, but it won't happen here for a couple of months yet.

Glad your hubby doesn't get upset if you aren't able to make it for a day. I know you are dealing with him being in a wheelchair now and the angst that must cause you. It IS hard to be the keeper of someone else's health, isn't it?

God bless you - you are such a good soul to pray for others like you do. xo Diana

Linda said...

Please stay in if you don't have to go out if the roads are slippery.

Great post, and you have a lovely blog.
Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada.

Susie said...

Shirley, I loved your kittens and bird quilt. You are amazing. That baby quilt will be a keepsake. Love it. Take care out there. We just had a terrible snow. I am thinking 19 more days till spring. :):) Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Vickie said...

ha! I KNOW it will not seem like spring in 20 days at all. Nope! It is nothing but cold and snow around here.

I am praying for you both.
My pain has increased in the last 6 months. If you want to pray with me, I appreciate it greatly.

Debby said...

Your husband must be a patient man. You are such a loving wife. I don't blame him about the medicine.
What a good idea about the candle. I love those candles that look like they are flickering.
We have had a lot of snow in the last 24 hours. I am ready for spring as well.
Is the baby blanket one that is already put together and you do the needlework. I have one that a older clown lady made for me. I just love it. They are really nice blankets too.
You stay warm and safe.

Cindy said...

You do a great job of balancing all that you have going on. My mom has been in a wheelchair since June, and I don't think I will ever get used to it or know for sure if I have been doing the right thing. We are forced to make very difficult decisions, but in the end you are keeping your husband safe. I hope you stay safe, too, and avoid the roads when the weather isn't good! Take Care!

Quinn said...

I hope the Dr visit is helpful. I don't like taking a lot of pills, either...but if it makes your life better, it's worth it, isn;t it? And I'm the same way about eating and pills and getting nauseated; I can't take an Excedrin or even vitamins if I haven't eaten something first then waited a few minutes.
Stay safe, Shirley! It's snowing again here, and I have to go to the dentist tomorrow so my fingers crossed the driving will be good by then.

bj said...

Dearest Shirley, I do hope the weather gets better where you are.
Hoping the doctor visit brings good news...I,too, take a lot of meds and sometimes, get sooo tired of it. However, my thankfulness for HAVING the meds I need outweighs the tiredness.
Stay in, stay safe and warm.

Charlotte Huffman said...

I love corned beef and cabbage but my husband doesn't! What? It seems the kids don't celebrate St.Patricks day like we did when we were kids. Hope everyone is doing well.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Your new needlework project will be very pretty. How long does it take to do one this size?
I take quite a few pills, too, and the doctor just put me on another one for diabetes. I don't like taking them because I think they all make me tired and sometimes I have zero energy. But, I know they help keep me healthy. (I hope!)
Take care, Shirley. It may not look like it right now, but spring is on the way!

Beth said...

Hi Shirley, This is my first visit to your blog. I kept seeing your photo and comment on other blogs I read and I thought I should come visit! We like corned beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes and onions cooked in the crockpot on St. Patrick's Day...this year we will be traveling, though, so I need to purchase my corned beef and make it another day. Glad to meet you!

LV said...

If it makes you feel better, there are some that truly understands your situation. I lost my husband in 1995 and now my sister is going through a lot of what you are doing. Except, her husband is still at home. Trust me no matter what anyone says, it is much harder on the care taker than the patient. I love your hand work.. Quilts are my weakness. Hang in there.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Shirley, It sounds like a day to play it by ear and stay in. Too slippery and don't take the chance on falling. We had 4 inches overnight which is rare for us. Snow day here from school and some businesses.
Love your new quilt. Someone will have a treasured keepsake.
Love the candle graphic and the beautiful meaning behind it.
Yes the power of prayers are strong. I know you have a lot to deal with and keeping you in my prayers.

Stay warm and safe.
Think Spring my friend.
Hugs and Blessings to you and your dear hubby.