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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Happy New Year, Merry Christmas...and all that jazz

I will admit the last three years have been more difficult then I realized they could be when I made the decision to move in with my dad and take care of him.  I left my hubby, horse and longarm (as well as most of my quilty things) behind in Washington...750 miles away.  The first year wasn't so bad as I stayed with my dad for 3 weeks a month then went home to Washington for a week, but that changed 2 years ago.  It was a Saturday night and I was supposed to drive home on Monday, but my dad was just beginning to show symptoms of a cold, and for some reason I decided I could not go home.  By Wednesday that week he was in the hospital with double pneumonia.  If I had gone home, I don't think he would have survived until I got home.  *Note to self, listen when your intuition yells at you*

After that, he was on oxygen 24/7.  I didn't realize just how limiting that really is nor did I understand just how out-of-breath someone on oxygen becomes with the slightest physical exertion.  Now I know.  Since January 2017, I have been home once for 4 days in March 2017 and I did get to meet my hubby in Hawaii for the wedding of one of his daughters in December 2017.  I miss my hubby, horse, longarm and all my quilty stuff!!  But I won't be going home until after my dad goes to his heavenly home, so...

Looking back on the past year, the only quilt I pieced was the one for my new granddaughter who was born this past summer.  I think I am stuck somewhere in my head I don't want to be, so...

I have decided I need some help to get sewing again, so I am going to participate in some BOMs that are free.  Marian at Seams to be Sew has a list on her post today of a bunch of free BOMs.  Six of them appealed to me, so I'm going to be giving it a go to try to break out of my funk.  I just might even post more often if I have something to show off!!

Since I really love this man, I don't want him to leave me any time soon!  This is a picture of the two of us celebrating his 95th birthday over two years ago...

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