Tuesday, 2 October 2007


Good morning everyone. Time for an update. Jim is doing well in the rehabilitation hospital. He receives 3 1/2 hours of therapy each day - physical, occupational and speech. His progress is slow but we are beginning to see some signs of improvement. He can say yes, no, aha, awright. He comprehends almost everything you ask him. He shakes his head most emphatically if he does not like something and he gets a silly grin when he finds something very funny. He rolls his eyes at my sister who is quite the chatterer. He fell out of his wheelchair yesterday. Did not hurt himself but needed to learn he was not ready to be on his own yet. My sister is holding up well and the children have settled down. We have tried to keep their routine as normal as possible. Today is their son's 13th birthday so the whole family is taking dinner, birthday cake and presents and we will have supper with Jim.
I have settled to some stitching. The wreath itself is finished and it matched perfectly when the two ends came together. It is all backstitched and I am working on the lettering in the middle. I am changing the center wording so it takes some work. Will post a photo when I get home.
I am flying home on Thursday to be with my family for Thanksgiving/Christmas. My mom will be arriving on the 9th to help Sherry until we return here on Nov 1st or 2nd to help out. We celebrate Christmas at Thanksgiving every second year since we don't go home for the holidays. We put up the tree, cook the turkey and pass out presents. I am looking forward to watching the grandkids as they rip through the paper. Well, folks back to life.
Sherry and I thank everyone for their kind words and prayers!!


Vonna said...

It is my sincere hope that all continues upward. To have young children to provide for and have a husband gravely ill and all that goes with that...I'm not sure how your sister is holding up. I will continue to pray and keep you all in my thoughts.

P.S. I want to thank you for the most lovely, kind, thoughtful comment you gave me the other day. It is my sincere wish that many think of me the way you do. HUGS :)

tkdchick said...

there's a lot of hard work ahead for everyone in your family but if they're all as stubborn as you are... well no one will give up!

Wendy said...

I'm so glad to hear there has been some positive progress! My thoughts are with your sister and her family. Congrats on getting your wreath finished, Kathy.

Lynn said...

My thoughts continue to be with your sister and family. Rehabilitation is hard work and can be a long process. Glad to hear your sister is hanging in there. It's good that she has such an excellent support network as yourselves.
On another note, I'm really looking forward to seeing your wreath!

Beatrice said...

I'm so glad that things are looking up. It's amazing what prayers will do. I'm looking forward to seeing you and your Wreath.
As you know I have the magazine for you so we will have fun with that.
My love to Sherry and the family

Michelle said...

Glad to hear that he is improving. My continued thoughts to you and your family! Also glad to hear your ends of your wreath matched up, what a relief!

Ranae said...

I am glad there is some progress even it is slow.
Your family will continue to have my prayers as you go thru life's ups and downs.
Hope there will be a quick recovery.
Congrats on the wreath, I bet it is gorgeous.
Take care!!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Any progress is good, my prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

Rob said...

I am glad things are improving for your BIL.

Thanks for dropping by my blog. I would love to join in the Paradigm Lost SAL. It will really motivate me to finish mine!!