Hello! I know I've been away for a while, but the last few days have been pretty rough! On Wednesday afternoon (4/18) my 81 y/o Mama was trying to climb into a chair to get a bowl from the top of her cabinet, and slipped and fell, hitting her head on the refrigerator, and fractured her neck ... between the 1 & 2 vertebrae. I have stayed in the hospital with her constantly except for a couple of quick trips home (hers and mine) to get things we needed. She has a lot of pain, and is a neck collar and will be for at least 10 - 12 weeks.
Right now the pain is spiking from time to time ... the result of muscle spasms and the pain of the fracture. She is a trooper, and trying so hard to do well!
She is still in the hospital, where we have been since Wed. night. I have been with her almost 24/7, except for a couple of trips to her home and mine to pick up things we needed. The cot they've given me isn't terribly uncomfortable! The hope is that by tomorrow she will be moved to a rehab facility near my home, where she will be 2-3 weeks to build up her strength and learn to deal with the collar. Then she will probably be at my house for a while and hopefully then go home to her home.
My life won't be the same for a while, but as soon as we get her in rehab I should be able to resume most of my routine, but with daily visits with her. I can't really bring my scrapping supplies into the hospital, although I've really tried to figure out a way! So please be patient with me, and in a few days I should be able to get back to creating and sharing my projects with you!
And if you are a praying person, we would appreciate any prayers you lift up for Mama! Thank you, and Blessings, Becky
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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.
While you are here I hope you will find inspiration and ideas for making your own projects, however any images or projects you find here are my personal property and should not be used for your own monetary gain, or for contests or challenges. Thank You!