Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Another "where the heck have I been" type post

I know if has been ages since I have posted anything other than a book review. Life has been busy to say the least.

Currently, my mother in-law is living with us because of some health concerns & because she has early stage Alzheimer's and needs daily care. This has not been an easy thing for me to adjust to. My mother in-law & I never much liked each other to begin with and now I am with her 24/7 in a care giver role that I am really not cut out for. We are managing ok I guess. We are both somewhat stressed. She is overwhelmed with all the new things happening to her & doesn't remember most of what she is told about these new ailments. I am doing my best to be patient with her, and most days that works. Although I could really use a break.

She is going home to her daughter's house for the holidays while her daughter is off work to care for her, so I will get a bit of a break. But then she will be back here indefinitely until her other health concerns are worked out.

I haven't been looking for work as I really need to be home with her right now, so applying for anything would not be a good idea - she cannot be left alone for long.

I have had 3 craft shows this fall/winter. I did progressively better at each one. The last one with the Durham Region Community Crafters Guild was the best - I will be sure to enroll in their next sale. I like that it is all hand crafted items and no "gift" type booths such as Scentsy, Tupperware or Pampered Chef.

Otherwise, we are all doing well. Christmas has snuck up on me & I haven't even started shopping, not that I have many people to buy for.

Here are a couple pics from my most recent craft show.