Missing my beading room!

I’m in New York as I write this. My dad, 90 years old, and a post stroke patient (16 mos ago), had an unfortunate fall 12 days ago. He has a cracked rib and a slight pneumonia. I’m here helping coordinate his care at rehab (you HAVE to advocate for your loved ones!), and making sure Mom gets the support she needs, transportation to/from the rehab, etc.
I MISS MY BEADING ROOM, and being able to unwind each night w/ my beads & needle & thread! I’ve certainly enjoyed looking at all the beautiful & creative things that y’all have posted this past week. I’m “itchy” to get back to my tools and all my patterns and beads! Glad I can “bead” and “create” vicariously through all of you! 😀
Looks like I’ll be here a couple more weeks, at least, as my brother just had a total knee replacement, so he’s laid up for the next several weeks, as well!
If it’s not one thing, it’s a dozen! My hubby is @ home, and keeps asking me how much longer I think I’m gonna be away, and my DIL is very, Very sick. OY! I feel like I’m being drawn & quartered! I need some “bead therapy”!
Mostly, I think I just need a nap, then a hug! 😕

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Terrie ... "Love...is a many-Swarovski'd thing!"

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Marta ...

Big hug to you Terrie! I know how hard it can be…last year I took care of my older sister while she was dying of cancer, and I still look after my mom. Hopefully, everyone will be well soon. Do try to get your naps in and maybe being in NY you might be able to slip away and go to one of those big bead warehouses. I will send healing thoughts your way! Good luck and hang in there!

Terrie ...

Thank you so much, Marta! I just re-read that; I don’t mean to sound like I was complaining. I’m not. I’m so blessed to still have both of my parents, and live close enough to them (5-hrs) so I can be here to take care of them. My husband’s not pushing me out the door to work, and we are very blessed that I can have this time away. I spent 6.5 weeks here w/ them last year, right after he had his stroke. I’m fortunate to have a husband who is patient and let’s me stay away this long! He does know, too, that I’d do THE VERY SAME THING for HIS parents. But it does make me weary. I’m not a good sleeper at night, either. So the days tend to be very long when I’m tired and sleepy. Thank you for your compassion and concern. Hugs back at ya!

Terrie ...

Thank you so much, Marta! I just re-read that; I don’t mean to sound like I was complaining. I’m not. I’m so blessed to still have both of my parents, and live close enough to them (5-hrs) so I can be here to take care of them. My husband’s not pushing me out the door to work, and we are very blessed that I can have this time away. I spent 6.5 weeks here w/ them last year, right after he had his stroke. I’m fortunate to have a husband who is patient and let’s me stay away this long! He does know, too, that I’d do THE VERY SAME THING for HIS parents. But it does make me weary. I’m not a good sleeper at night, either. So the days tend to be very long when I’m tired and sleepy. Thank you for your compassion and concern. Hugs back at ya!

Cheryl Lojewski ...

Hang in there Terrie, I know it’s hard. I’ve been taking care of my mother the last three weeks after her knee replacement, but I’ve been lucky enough that she is in a skilled nursing facility. I haven’t had to deal with as much as you’ve been going through. I’ve managed to get it a little beading time, but now my hand is hurting so I’ve had to limit it. I hope your dad gets better soon…prayers your way.

Donna's trinkets, LLC ...

I’m sorry that every one around you is having so many health issues. Believe me, I know what it’s like. I’ll keep you and your family in my prayers. Hopefully, you’ll be able to find a good book that will help relieve your stress in place of your beading. I think escaping into another world through books is a wonderful past time.

Terrie ...

You are so right, Donna, about books being a great way to pass time when caring for a loved one, in the down times. I have books loaded onto my tablet, & I do find a little time in the evenings, when my mom and I get back home. But during the day, while we are sitting with him at rehab, it seems to be one thing after another, constant interruptions. So I do get a little bit of reading in, but I would like to supplement it with some beading, and it’s not happening! Lol! That’s alright. I’ll get there again.
Thanks so much for the encouragement and your kind words. Cheryl, thank you, too, for your support and encouragement. I know a lot of you are going through the same thing with elderly parents, or friends and family that are ailing or failing. So thank you for your encouragement & kind words.

Annah Kay ...

Awww, Terrie. Best wishes to your whole family.

Terrie ...

Thank you, Annah. Appreciate your encouragement.

Madalynne Homme ...

Hang in there and know your parents are so grateful to have you! I lost my beloved parents several years ago and not a day goes by that I don’t think about them and wish they were still here! God Bless, Terrie

Terrie ...

Thank You, Madalynne! Yes, I am very blessed to still have them. My husband and I are the only two people we know, who still have both our parents! I’m 60, he’s 55, our parents are 80s and 90s. We are hanging in there. Trying to get good sleep at night, and that’s a struggle these days. We will get through this. As my mom says: this, too, shall pass! Thank you for your kind words.

Debbie Pribele ...

can’t help with the nap but here’s a cyber-hug! (squeeze)

Terrie ...

Awwwww…Thank you so much, Debbie! I came back home today, for a little bit of a break. Tomorrow, after some much-needed house cleaning , I plan to spoil myself with some bead-room time! I’ll go back to my parent’s in a few days. My sister is with them, now.
Thank you, all, for your kind and caring words.

Madalynne Homme ...

You deserve it Terrie! Gotta take care of yourself in the process! Otherwise your no good to anyone! Take care Friend!

Terrie ...

Thank you, Madalynne. Meanwhile, my plans to go to my meeting room just got usurped. Oh well, it’s not all bad… The plan, instead, is to attend an intermediate crochet class that I had signed up for many weeks ago. Slipped my mind in all this other stuff. Glad I came home for it! Lol!

Madalynne Homme ...

I crochet too! Have fun at your class!