Friday, January 3, 2014

Can't stay away

I really am missing regular blogging and reading all your antics.  I can't stay away for long.  Although I don't have much to talk about but thought I would let you know what's been going on around here. (Other than the never-ending barrage of crappy weather)


But first I will fill you in on the majority of my time.  Mom continues to fight.  We are taking turns at the hospital. There really isn't much change this week.  There has been no improvement but more importantly, she is holding her own.  As the doctor said, she's just not ready to go yet.  So we continue to do what we can for her and keep her comfortable.  

Friends continue to support us in amazing ways. Visits, phone calls, emails and messages.   Meals and treats are delivered regularly, and yesterday I had a travel coffee mug delivered, full of "special" coffee.  Yumm 

A few nights ago I arrived home from the hospital (tired and stressed) and I just sat down and heard a noise.  I glanced around and then I saw it.....the living room roof was leaking.  Within a few minutes there were 3 different pots on the floor catching drips.  Stupid winter weather!  All the snow and ice had created an ice dam along the eaves and the melting water had nowhere to go but in. 
(Photo courtesy of google. Not my house)

The next morning I was on the phone early and found a man to come and shovel the roof and chisel off all the ice.  Luckily he came right away and solved the issue (for now).  It's one of those un-planned expenses but was necessary.  I don't need one more thing to worry about. 

Last night I decided to make a chicken soup.  Kind of stupid to start at 9pm but I can tell you it was a welcome treat today during the storm.  Nothing more comforting than homemade chicken soup on a frigid, blustery day.   This winter is brutal.  The past few days have been so cold.    There's an expression around here "it's so cold, you'll freeze your arse off" so when I saw this on Facebook it made me laugh

Miss Millie continues to be hopelessly lonely all day.  I can hardly move an inch when I'm home - she is permanently attached to me.  And she is so tiny she minds the cold.  Let's just say she doesn't waste any time "doing her business" outside.   


I'm going to try to blog more regularly.  I soon will have to return to work and I need to begin to try and re-establish a bit of a regular routine, whatever that may be.   I would also like to start hooking again.  I have that new 8.5 cutter which has yet to be broken in.  

21 comments:

  1. You are so right....you don't need anything else on your plate right now....hope the problem does not return. Good luck with everything else....keeping you in my thoughts.

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  2. Dear Kim, I'm glad to get some update on your mom. I've been thinking about you a lot these days.

    You are right about being so cold. My car heater quit on me today and I nearly froze my ass off going to town to get my calf feed and milk replacer. It was excruciatingly cold. My feet were so cold I could hardly bear it. I got some antifreeze and a nice gentleman put it in the radiator and told me no wonder your heater didn't worked, the radiator was empty, even the overflow was empty. Now my heater is working again.

    Poor Millie, she needs some kind of pooping huts like ice fishermen have, poor little thing.

    Take care and try to stay warm.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  3. It must be so hard and tiring I am so glad you are getting the support.
    keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Cathy

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  4. Kim...You are in my thoughts and prayers. I had been away from blogging for a bit and have been catching up on what's going on with your Mom. Take care of yourself and little Millie too.

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  5. hoping the leaks don't return,
    cute photos!
    hugs and prayers for your family.

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  6. Hi Kim,your doing good trying to get to the new normal routines.I continue to pray for you all. You have such nice friends in your town! Hugs cheri poor Millie too

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  7. I think having a normal routine will do you wonders and you have a new cutter blade. I think that would be good too.
    I am so thankful you are surrounded by so many nice people. Yay for the special coffee. Always so nice to see a post from you it makes my day.

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  8. I am sending you hugs...and Fozzie is sending some to Miss Millie!

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  9. I was mentioning tonight how I really don't mind winter..then I realized what I was saying....I really do mind it! I grit my teeth and pray for April to arrive! But it's where we live and I can't change that so when more snow comes our way on Sunday and the temps dip into the minus0 mode I'll keep gritting these teeth and hope I have teeth left come Spring! I'm sorry you have so much on your plate. Hugs to you and prayers still for your Mom. I'm glad to hear you have good friends and special angels to help with meals and welcome surprises. Hang in there Kim.

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  10. Oh my, was hoping you would say Mom was improving, at least she's still fighting, Yes ice can do a number on roof's in the winter.

    Keep encouraged. Hey maybe you should put a doggy sweater on Millie.

    Felicia

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  11. Kim, my thoughts and prayers are with your mother and all of your family!

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  12. When the boys were in the neonatal unit at the hospital we had a saying - "No news is good news". Seems appropriate for your mom as well. No change is better than a change for the worse. Hoping you can find some warmth and comfort as you try to get back into a "normal" schedule.

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  13. Hi Kim, was hoping to hear that your Mom was better, keeping you both in prayers......Chicken soup sounds good on a cold winter night, Keep Warm, Hugs Francine.

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  14. So nice to hear from you, im glad that things have settled just a bit, at least enough so you can catch your breath and isnt the kindness that people show wonderful. Our schools and activities are closed for monday because of the extreme wind and cold expected.. Yuk. My little emma doesnt want to even go out i have to bribe her. Thinking about you Kim and you soup sounds good for the sole too!

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  15. Chicken soup is comforting ~ you're good to come home and make it so late in the evening! Since Miss Millie is alone all day, it makes me wonder where is your Auntie? And how is she faring thru this? You know I'm thinking of you and your mom ~ wishing you peace.

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  16. Hi Kim, glad to hear from you. What great friends you have around you. I know it's been a trying time for you but you always manage to share some humor and make us smile. You are truly an inspiring person. Hugs, Mindy

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  17. I am so glad your friends are coming through for you at this point. I know this is a difficult time for everyone concerned. I send along hugs to you! Stay safe and warm!

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  18. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Kim.

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  19. Kim, you are amazing! With everything going on, you found time to send me a note. And it should have been me sending one to you. So, although I am tardy, I send you positive thinking in this tumultuous time. It is incredible how this time of year seems to be consistently filled with a mixture of joy and strife. Here is to happy outcomes for all of us. My thoughts are with you. Thanks again for being so sweet.

    Wendie

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  20. Thinking of you and sending prayers for you and mom.
    Warm hugs :)
    Lauren

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  21. Kim sending you hugs! I think getting into a normal routine will be good, tough maybe but good. So good to see you blog and great to hear you are ready to start hooking.. : ) Sending prayers to your Mom and you.

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