Wednesday, June 28, 2017

There really isn't a whole lot going on in my world.  I am just holding on and trying to keep Jim safe and sound. He has fallen every day since last Friday, but thankfully no broken bones.  He cannot do much of anything on his own.  He eats - sweets!  He will not walk up to the counter or table, but stands back and tries to put something down, and this is what it looks like.......

Therefore, I am mostly cleaning up what falls off.  I think some of the time that he falls is because he reaches out for the counter or door knob or a seat and because he isn't close, he leans and falls.

He stepped up (one step) on the porch yesterday, put his foot just on the edge of the porch and fell.  Thankfully our son was pulling out of his driveway, so he saw his Dad, pulled straight into our driveway and came and lifted him up and into a chair.  I don't know what I would have done if he had not been there.  I am told to call 911, but I hate bothering them for something like that.  Due to my back problem, I cannot left the smallest part of him, so 911 it may be!

I hesitate to leave him even for 30 minutes, for fear he will fall and I will find him down when I get back.  Our son is off work today, so I am going to make a quick trip to Walmart and have him check on his Dad while I am gone.

To remain sane, I am working on my third sleeping mat, and I have started crocheting some new circles.  Jim told me he wished I would make him a smaller version of the previous one I made, so am doing that with leftover yarn! I work on one for a little while, then the other.

Thanks for listening to me about my daily events, and please continue to pray for both of us.  God knows all about it.

Monday, June 26, 2017

"Whenever we use our leaf blower to sweep the front porch, we never have to lift the welcome mat. The tremendous blast of air from the leaf blower is powerful enough to levitate the mat as it blows away all the dust and debris beneath and around it. This always makes us think of how, rather than sweeping our sins under the rug, the Lord Jesus Christ blew them away at the Cross on which He shed His blood!"

The above was included in a post from one of my friends on Facebook this morning, and it spoke to me.

In my Scripture Writing devotion this morning, God gave me this..............
     "Romans 5:3&4
And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also; knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope.........."

I needed that this morning.

I pray you have a hopeful day!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Church day!

Sunshine - Yayyyy

Jim - Weak as water

Me - Tired, but thankful

Daughter #2 - family home from vacation, safe and sound

Daughter #1 - arrived at destination for vacation, safe and sound

Son - happy, safe and sound

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Good rainy Saturday morning!  

No plans here today.  I have finished my second sleeping mat and all that is left is to make the carrying strip.  I talked to the lady at my church and told her I was bringing two to her tomorrow and she said she had more plastic bags for me.  I can begin a third one then.

Enjoy your day, whatever you have planned.

Friday, June 23, 2017

The name of my background today is Caramel Pecan Swirl, and due to that name, I couldn't resist using it!  lol

Some, or most of you are on Facebook, and have seen my post about my loaf of bread, but for those who didn't see, here it is:

I made it last night, using the recipe for the rolls that I did a day or so ago, and it turned out perfect.  I will definitely use it from now on.  The main thing I was looking for in a loaf, was the texture and this is it!  I guess one does have to experiment to find what you are looking for, and bingo!!!

Jim is not bouncing back like he has before. He seems to be headed in the other direction, especially his mind.  He worked with his telephone yesterday for quite a few minutes, and finally asked me to fix it because he couldn't change the channels on the TV.  :(

Bear with me, please......being a retired RN, I should know how to handle, know what to say and do, with someone with the beginning stages of dementia, and/or the weakness of body, but when it comes to someone close, it is a different story.  I try all day long to make sure he is safe, make sure he is eating enough, make sure he has some stimulation for his mind, and all the other little things that are necessary.  By the end of the day, he goes to bed and sleeps and I am so exhausted, I can not relax or go to sleep easily.  I know time away for me would help, but am afraid to leave Jim alone in the house for any length of time........

Have you been where I am?  Give me some suggestions or hints as to what I can do to make it easier for him, and for me.  I am still clinging to Isaiah 41:10 and know in my mind and heart that God will see me through, but my human side is just worn out already and we are just in the beginning.

Two of our daughters are on vacation in Florida, and our son, even though next door, has his hands full with his son, working long hours, etc.!

Guess I should adhere to the picture, huh?

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Good Thursday morning!  It is supposed to be a nasty day, but there is still sunshine in my heart and mind. With so much going on with Jim, I am still so thankful for many things.

1)  I finally gave in and got my hair cut yesterday, and feel like I am back to the 'old' Linda.  I am so thankful for the girl that has cut my hair for years. She and my children went to school together from K-4 all the way through high school, and she lives close by as well.

2)  I am so thankful for my church family.  The devil is definitely out in the world as a roaring lion, but when I enter my church building, it is all shut out and I only feel the presence of God. Our Wednesday night service is basically a prayer time, and there is so much to be praying for these days.

3)  I am thankful that our son lives next door, as he does so much for us on a daily basis.  He cut our yard, his yard, the yard next door to us, a lady's yard about 10 miles from us, and the yard that belongs to the girl that cut my hair -- all yesterday!  He is a worker for sure!

4)  I am very thankful that I am able to take care of Jim, do the housework, some yard work, cook, and still be able to sit on the porch with him, and enjoy God's handiwork!

I wish you a happy, thankful day......

There really isn't a whole lot going on in my world.  I am just holding on and trying to keep Jim safe and sound. He has fallen every da...