Monday, March 25, 2013

I'm Worn Out

I think it is time for me to stop trying so hard. Being a 24 hour care-giver has nearly worn me out.
No matter how hard I try there always seems to be one more thing I need to do.

It's time to select a book, chose a warm soft blanket and read a while.  I need the book to just "take me away for a little".

I'll be back soon, hopefully with something interesting for you to read.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Getting Better Day by Day

So most of you know my husband Rick has had triple by-pass open heart surgery....on March 11th he became one of the "Zipper Society". The surgery was a complete success and he is now home recuping.  I still can't believe someone opened up his chest and made his unhealthy heart healthy again...I mean how much of a miracle is that?

As soon as it was decided that the surgery was to take place our daughter Jessika packed her bag, packed one for her littlest daughter Natalie as well and they boarded a night flightto "help her Dad" get through this major surgery.

It meant leaving her eldest daughter, Piper Jolie Welcome Levinson, age seven (March 4th) at home with her Dad,  Peter.  Each day Peter made a collage and put it up on Facebook so Jess could see and share their day:

Today's Piper's favorite holiday. What to do? Make a leprechaun trap! The leprechaun didn't fall for it, but he did leave a note. (The pot of gold on top is actually a trap door.)

It's Pizza Friday!! On top of that, P got an awesome lego set from Grammy and set right to work. Quick break to pick up the pizza and then right back to it until it was all done. The little cat in the set is now named Taylor. The bird started off as Chirps, but later became Katie because the bird is a girl. (And Chirps is apparently a well known boy's name in the bird world?)

Now I ask many Dad's would do this?  PT Levinson is a one in a millionhusband, Dad, and son-in-law.

Here is what it looked like when Jess and Natalie arrived home Tuesday, March 19th.

All together now. :)

I loved sharing this lovely story with you all.  I am a very lucky Mom!

See you all shortly.  I have compression stockings to put on, a heart-healthy meal to prepare, and some meds to dispense.  Mouse-making is on hold for now....


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Hub Recuperating in ICU ByPass Surgery Successful

Phew! What a last couple of weeks.  After fighting to rid himself of the C-Diff bacterial infection, Rick had  Triple By Pass Open Heart surgery on Monday, the 11th.  He is still in the ICU but getting stronger each day.  Poor guy has now been in one hospital or another for nineteen days.  That is a long time for anyone.  He is so itching to get home.

Our daughter, Jessika, and her youngest daughter Natalie flew in from San Carlos, California last Wednesday.

 Natalie got to see snow for the FIRST TIME. She was totally delighted:

Her Mommy made her her first snowman:

It's such a good thing that Jess remembered to bring along winter togs. She borrowed a snowjacket and snowpants from Natalie's best bud, Soren, and also borrowed his little sister Rosie's snowboots and mittens so Nattie was all set and really ready to PLAY.

It has been amazing having Jess and Nattie here with me. 

Sending special thanks to each and every one of you who have sent well wishes and spent time praying for us.  We so needed it...and we are so grateful..

Linda and Rick