Apr 17, 2016

After the malarkey

Well that was embarrassing.  Watermelon head or not, that was certainly a menomoment, worthy of being added to the list of  "what the hell was that?".  It's the end of it, that's what it is.  I will find my method that works or continue avoiding those projects.  Amen.
 
Being productive with a needle has not been happening but will today now that the floss colors are chosen.  I did get the boxes done for May and this prototype for June.  The remaining sales will be this 4x6 tall oval until my supply is gone.  Can't get this size any longer and the others are always low stock, some have peeling/bubbling paper.


 
 
My cousin in MN sent me a photo of her and her sister (the one with FT dementia in a facility) and it was so very upsetting.  This vibrant world traveler only 3 years older than I am.  Her once shining eyes are empty, her strong frame diminished to a slump, her beautiful face I could no longer recognize, her intelligent speech now unintelligible.  I wasn't expecting such a rapid and drastic deterioration.
 
Enjoy your day.
For 30 minutes, be alone in silence, breathe deeply, stretch your body, observe your surroundings, touch everything, embrace your sadness, feel your pain, cry to cleanse, let it go, smile at the sky, be stunned by the vastness, open your heart, and thank God for being able.
 
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12 comments:

jan said...

So very sorry to hear about your cousins. They are both suffering from dementia in their own ways, as are you. It is absolutely heartbreaking to watch and feel so helpless, and it is so terrifying a fate and dreaded by everyone else. I am so sorry, Marly. ... jan

Barb said...

Your last thought was wonderful and so necessary. I'm very sorry to hear about your cousin. We all know someone who has lost their memories. Very sad. Also, when will the boxes be for sale?

Primitive Stars said...

So sorry to hear about that Marly, must be so heartbreaking. Love the box, very sweet.blessings Francine.

capecodgirl565 said...

Amen, and blessings upon your family dealing with the pain of a loved one slip sliding away.

CalamityJr said...

It's so sad when we lose a loved one before they're gone. Your closing comments will be helpful to many of us; thank you.

Mary A said...

My father suffered from dementia for 30 years brought on by Agent Orange. I feel your pain. It is indeed the long goodbye...

Ms Peppercorn said...

Oh man, my heart hurts for you Marley. I imagine it happening to me and one of my cousins and I think I would want to shake them to wake them up. :^(

debbie haggard said...

I love your 'prayer'. It says it all- and we so often need the reminders.

Shelly said...

Your last paragraph said it all. Thank you! Your boxes are works of art. Dementia is such a devastating illness; I lost a favorite aunt to Alzheimer's 3 years ago. I am now going to pick up my needle and get lost in my stitches.

Truus said...

Thanks Marly for sharing this about your cousin and the prayer.
Enjoy your stitches today and things around you.
Greetings Truus from Holland

Pam in IL said...

I've been away for a bit and now trying to catch up. I missed the "malarkey" regarding the over 1, but I might try Barbara's suggestion if I ever stitch over 1 again. So very sorry to hear about your cousin. Hugs and prayers.

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Thanks Lady, I found some others on Etsy too. Will be fun to see what everyone finds and then creates. I for one LOVE strawberry pin keeps and emery pin cushions.

Gonna give it a try soon...

Thanks for sharing and Peace to all,
Barb

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