Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Life happens FAST! and with it comes changes that we sometimes see coming and others, not so much. My much respected husband Jim and I have aging parents, my Mom and Dad are still alive, traveling between FLA and MI as the weather changes, 6 months here in Michigan, 6 months there in Fla. and his Dad (Bob) is alive living a few miles from us. This week, he, Dad (Bob) informed us that he's decided to take us up on our offer to have him come live with us. He is nearly 90, alone, lonely, funny, capable, delightful, wise, loving, fussy, neat as a pin, and a bunch more stuff, and soon he will be under our roof. We are delighted, and anxious and disrupted and honored. It is a life changing event...and change can be good!
For the past 4 months, I've been working off and on at the task of de-cluttering our home. We have four grown children who use our home as a storage unit, plus both my husband and I run our businesses (yes two businesses from one home) from our home. Do you need more detail? Probably not. So the goal is " a more organized chaos". Our living room will become Dad's apartment for all practical purposes and we are scurrying around trying to move things, get rid of things, reallocate things, all in an effort to give him is own space and allow us ours as well. I need to be three people right now...and one of us seriously could use a nap!
Prior to the phone call from Dad, I was able to make a new hat and a couple of flowers. It may be a bit of time before I can get back to the felting.

That's all for now, got to get back to rearranging my home and then pack up his large, two-bedroom, filled to the brim apartment. He moves in within weeks. Please wish me luck!

Shalom and Happy Felting!


Michelle said...

Good luck!

Chrissieday said...

Oh how blessed you are and what fun you are going to have .
A wise thought 'let him bring his furniture he will need it' and also his bed linen it will have 'home' on it for him until he settles --big changes for him too.
I wish you all love.

WonderWhyGal said...

Wishing you luck, sending you hugs and a wee bit of sanity (I don't have a lot to spare). Your father-in-law is blessed to have you and I know this will be a wonderful time for all of you once the dust settles. Cherish those moments with those you love.

Anonymous said...

Lovely! You are blessed!

Patty Biermans said...

I wish you all the luck you can get! and sleep aswell :))) keep cool... hugzz...peebee

Andrea Meadows said...

Wow. The seasons really go by don't they?
We are not to the point of having to cope with aging parents, actually, my Daddy is the only one we have left and he is in his 50's. I do have two grandmothers, one of which I will likely be the eventual caregiver.
I'll be thinking of your family and wish you all the peace and rest and organizational superbness there is...:)

Laurel's Quill said...

Brve girl!! Good luck!