Friday, October 10, 2008

Just Some Fun

Thought you might like to see some pictures of me and Mom that my sweet hubby took without my knowing... Last Saturday I took my stash of flowers out to the truck bed and thought I would throw together a couple of fall wreaths for me and Mom........ She came out to chat and visit as I worked....... I usually do not do a fall wreath because I decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving but thought this year she would like to do something with me........... Soooooooooo I hauled out what I had and we just had a good visit...............

My sweet hubby took pictures without me knowing
but he got my best side!

Mother was a little chattie sweetheart! We had a wonderful

This is just a hobby so be nice!

Mom loved to sit and watch and she was so
excited to see me put something together for her....

She is moving mentally further away from us each day.. I have seen such a change in the
past few weeks... I am grieved in my heart... I treasure these days...

Here is the one on her deck..... not too bad!

This is on the front of my house......... I will take more pictures tomorrow.
I have some beautiful asters!
Have a beautiful Saturday.......

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Got To Do This!

Just wanted to share with you ladies ....... I am a terrible terrible person! I am, I really am! I do not take care of my self and never have....... I have either been too busy or too tired.... I have made excuses for years! Sooooooooo I have made a commitment to myself and I pray that I can keep it. As most of you know we had a pool put in this summer and it has been a God send to me. I am a water person and have been all my life. I love to swim but over the past 10 years or so there has not been time or that is what I have been telling myself....... We will have to close the pool this week as the weather has turned and winter is headed our way........ so sad, the short 4 weeks that we were able to get in the pool I have noticed a great improvement in my stress level and have lost several inches from my arms and legs............. But, so sad............ pool goes away this week.

BUT ... just 4 miles from my house is the ECU University and it has an indoor pool.......... So beginning tomorrow morning at 9:00 AM I will be diving into a heated pool for one hour open swim and then from 10-11:00 AM I will be in an Adult Aquatic class. That is two hours on Monday and Wednesday and one hour Tuesday and Thursday. I am so excited. I have been praying about this and asking the Lord to help me help myself.

Mom and Dad are fine out here for a few hours each morning and if not they are only a phone call away.

I have gone and done all my life and never took time out for Denise, you know what that is like, there are a lot of you out there just like me. We women are caregivers and we sometimes take that charge to a fault and forget that we too need some TLC. It is so hard to slow down and my sweet hubby is telling me all the time that I need to do that! How in the world do we stop a destructive behavior such as this........ I do not know but I am determined to try...... I have prayed and asked my Father to keep me on track and let me know that it is ok to take time out for me..........I have been reading some articles on line about care givers and how they neglect themselves and that is dangerous. So I shall begin.

Share with me some of the ways that you ladies take time for you....... I would be very interested to know and if you do not take time out for you......... then you need to pray and ask God to give you a window of time just for you! You are so worth it...... you really really are.

Have a blessed week girls.................