I'll try to give you a quick run down on life in the past two weeks (seeing as last time I posted was two Sundays ago). Last week we spent Wednesday through Friday (afternoons) over at some new friends house helping them to make dresses for that conference that is coming up. They aren't finished yet and we haven't done anything on them this week because of illness going through their house.
I also, during the past two weeks have been busy sewing. I finally finished my "button-dress" and my sailor suit! I have yet to be fitted/cut out my ball dress (this is assuming we are still going, see the next paragraph and draw your own conclusions).
Granddaddy has been in the hospital until Wednesday afternoon when he was brought home in an ambulance. He is basically tied down with what is called an abductor brace between his legs (both legs strapped to it). This is to keep the left hip from coming of of joint. He is not doing so well, practically completely off his food and drink. He sleeps and hallucinates most of the time. The majority of his hallucinations seem to be from his childhood/young adult life with him working cattle or hollering for his sister. He is even thinner than ever. It requires a certain amount of purposeful practically to do what needs to be done around him. There is nothing pleasant in looking at a naked, emaciated, (and likely) dying old man. (He refuses clothing...and at this point it is easier to care for him without having the hassel of clothes.) He doesn't know any of us most of the time, except for Daddy. The call was made yesterday to put him under (in home) hospice care. He was supposed to go from the hospital into rehab, but none of the rehabs would take him because he probably has Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) (there has been no offical diagonsis, but he has 32 out of 40 some symptoms.) Apparently a large percentage of LBD patients are violent (which Granddaddy is not).
I got my first sunburn of the season yesterday! It was very, very mild--but it still counts.
I got it sitting on the front stoop working on my 1940's hat. I'll do a whole blog post on that when it's done--replete with pictures and just enough words. ;)
I have a huge number of pictures to show you, so I did it slideshow style. Don't ask me how long it took to upload them all...but they are primarily from last Sunday when we took a glorious walk to the property line. We got kind of silly as you will see, but it was a really good time. (Note they aren't in order exactly because both sisters were taking pictures and I wasn't about to go through and rearrange them all in the slideshow...) You will please forgive me if I put up too many...it was too hard to pick (The final group of Katherine makes me think of the squeaky girl [Mary-Elaine?] who was sweet on Newly on Gunsmoke...Sorry Bug!)
So...you may have to wait until next week for another blog post if I decide to go ahead and take this thing offline before the Gateway arrives.
See ya around!