Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday, Monday - Anything Goes

Hello and yes I am back....I should have an evil laugh after that saying so ....just pretend. My mom is slowly getting worse...well she can't get better. Dementia is just sad, nasty and sometimes, humourous-at least I have to find the humour in things so devastating. She can't remember any more that she used to go to Tim Horotn's for coffee and a donought or to Zellers for some lunch. She just wants to stay in bed all day and it is hard to get her out. She is now very close on the list for long term care and I could get a call tomorrow or it could be January so I am a bit on edge. She told the PSW how happy she is here and has it so lucky as so many others do not and she is so happy that she is not in an Old Age home. My heart sank and I just feel I am stabbing her in the back but everyone tells me it is for the best and my logic says they are right. When the day happens when we bring her will be one of the worst days for me because I know she will take it out on me and I will feel I am betraying her. Anyway this is one of the things I have been dealing with along with another cat(yup I am nuts) and Thanksgiving. Let me tell hubby went all out. I did the prep work but he cooked the actual dinner and it was fantastic. His ham was so delicious-whole cloves, salt, pepper, mustard, pineapple and a whole bottle of beer! It was great tasting!! My friend came from BC to spend some time with me and we enjoyed some beautiful walks and he will soon spend a couple of months in Thailand...lucky bugger! Now on to my card for Make it Monday. Actually someone ordered a card for their friend and I was so surprised and happy that they wanted me to make the card. They wanted it in purples and a flower...and no sparkle:( That was hard for me to do. I don't count the bit of sparkle on the ribbon or the crystals I used. I coloured the flowers with prisma pencils and cut each out and mounted them with pop up dots on a white shimmer paper(Yup I don't count the paper either) and then the light shimmer lavender paper I sponged with some purple and aqua colour for depth, added the ribbon around the edges, the crystals and the wording(which I coloured in purple). I am glad to finally make a card. To everyone whom I visit-their blogs, when one goes through difficult times, your humour, creativity and beauty give me strength and it is amazing how we touch so many, so I am just saying thank you!


  1. Beautiful card, and a very touching sorry you have to go through all of it, and I do understand how hard it is...take care...

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  2. Beautiful card Birgit! My heart goes out to you, your mom and family, I know some of what you are going through, my FIL had Dementia and it is a very cruel disease! We used to have him for the day on Sunday and he definately kept me on my toes, lovely man! He was extremely well cared for when he eventually went into a nursing home. The nurses were AMAZING! Keeping you in my thoughts. Popped over from Make it Monday, take careX:)

  3. You've touched my heart with your beautiful card, your touching post and your humor. Have faith that if God takes you to it, he'll lead you through it and you'll know in your heart that you're doing the right thing at the right time.
    You've certainly inspired me today with your creativity, honesty and laughs.
    Thoughts and prayers and virtual hugs to you...
    Lisa xx

    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!

  4. Beautiful card Brigit.. Dementia is a horrible thing for any family to experience..You and your Mother are in my prayers..Saw this on MIM..Loz

  5. Your card turned out beautiful! So sad to hear about your mom's worsening, but I agree - that a facility might be the best option. You can't be there for her 24 hours a day every day. She will be safe in a facility. I watched both my MIL and FIL progress with Alzheimer's and eventually they went into a facility, too. MIL passed away a year and a half ago, but FIL is still there, and seems to have gotten used to his surroundings. He seems happier now. I hope that helps. HUGS.