Saturday, September 29, 2012

A visit from someone who's been absent

   I have not been on my blog for ever so long.. As many of you knew my sister was in a bad car accident around mid July.  She was transferred to a home for a month after being in the hospital..there she got rehabilitation exercises and this week she was able to come home ...that is she is staying with a sister until she is able to heal more and return to a place of her own and return to her job.  I do want to thank all who sent cards to her. She said they really helped when she had bad days..
             I have been rather lazy this summer when it came to the computer.  I read some and visited children and their families.  We all remember how HOT it was.  ..
working out in the flower garden was unbearable unless you did it in early morning.


    Fall is in the air here and the birds are flocking.  I see lots of robins when I visit my friend in the country..his back yard is often filled with them. Time to put away the summer clothes and bring out something warmer.  The outside furniture must be stored in barn as soon as the son visits and time to plant the new tulip bulbs I bought.
   There is some other sadness in my life at present. My daughters step- daughter has leukemia.  She is only 34 and has three of the nicest  boys.   She has been in the hospital for a month now. She is getting chemo and a pint of blood now and then..
Lots of heartbreak for the whole family.   The other is my friend Nancy whom I have been friends with for forty years has lung cancer and it is terminal.   I visit her most every day..    Waiting and watching someone you care for is hard...she had hospice come this week and got the paper work started.. makes it seem more real now .

     I will catch up some on reading blogs and I hope my friends have all been well.

         Happy pink weekend to all.

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  1. Hello, Elaine: I am viewing your post from Pink Saturday, and although I do not have a blog (yet) (I keep saying that :)), I do look and visit some of the blogs that catch my eye. I love the picture of the young lady reading, and the phrase is so true about being between the pages of a good read. I'm sorry for the health issues that have affected your loved ones. Even though I do not know you, I think you are a kind, good person who cares about those around you. Blessings to you!

  2. I am sending prayers to your friend and family. Fall is here and I have put some of my statues away before winter gets here, as for the clothes in Oklahoma you have to keep all types available. One year it was sunny, rainy and snowing in one day! take care, Darlene

  3. I'm glad to see that you posted again. Sending hugs and blessings to all, Tammy

  4. Sending hugs to you, Elaine. This is not an easy time, and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. I'm glad to hear the good news about your sister and sorry to hear the other news about your step-granddaughter and Nancy. Some very real challenges for everyone involved. I stopped and prayed for you all - for strength and everything needed during this time.

    Love the photo in your header and in your post.

    Take care . . . hugs to you and yours. Jenn

  6. Hello Elaine..

    Glad your sister is okay. Sad for the other people in your life who are struggling. Guess we all go through good and bad times.

    Glad you decided to post again. I think it's good to keep in touch, even when our days don't seem too bright. The lovely people in blogland always seem to know exactly what to say. Susan

  7. Hi Elaine, I am glad to see a post from you. I was wondering how things are going. I am happy that your sister is making progress even though it is slow. Prayers go out to the others. It is sad to watch someone you love go down hill. I can relate to that with being a primary caregiver. Hugs and Prayers to you from Your Missouri Friend.

  8. Elaine~
    From one blogger who hasn't been around as well...
    many hugs and prayers...
    Gypsea Nurse