Trying to Catch Up Slice of Life

I thought life would get back to normal a bit. Trying to catch up…but this slice of life is not quite there yet :)

The funeral & wake were all in one day.

The next morning ( late ) my oldest and his GF came by for a last goodbye prior to traveling back to St. Louis. By that time I had the grandkids back from who had been babysitting them for the latter part of the wake,  and there was some cuddling time between Brent and his Uncle Shawn:

The situation is there was no will, no one on his checking or deeds or titles…I will be the executrix …I was joking with my oldest that executor sounds quite normal but Executrix sounds like a super heroine wearing a suit of armor with bat-wings or something :)

It’s okay; on the first day of wading through paperwork Kanga offered to help.

The estate attorney is a friend of my middle son and when you go to visit an attorney and she has two huge friendly Labradoodles in her office you know that you are in good hands:)

Speaking of dogs, the youngest had been living with his dad for the last two months and at the moment he can’t handle being there. So he and Koopa are here with me for awhile.

The cat is not happy and this is what goes on outside. ( Koopa is a young pit bull and they love to jump )

I have two dogs here, and now Koopa for awhile and in the above photo Merle, my middle sons’ dog was visiting too.

Then it is Easter break for the kids and they were all down here for awhile as well on Wednesday and when they took off on their scooters, Kate fell and fractured her arm.  This is not a good month for us!

Meanwhile, Stars and Spools sits awaiting me to finish the binding but every time that I pick it up or the Scrappy Granny quilt, something else happens …I just think that life is going to be messy and family-focused for awhile and if I can even get a few stitches in here and there I will be happy.

The leg wound is not fully healed, either. It was the size of my palm or larger. Skin ripped off stretched back over and stitched. My DIL took the stitches out a day or two after the funeral but the middle is not great ( looks so gross, lol! :)  and so I still want it covered and bandaged as it is so tender. If I do too much I get swelling.  “WHY?” I ask her. “Well you are old” she honestly says.

Meanwhile while it was just awful when Kate fell off of the scooter and was in so much pain by the next day she was happily having me sign her purple cast. An in-between photo that my DIL took :

Well I think no more posts until I am actually able to get back to some sewing :) Have a nice Easter, everyone. We are going to a big get-together that my DILs’  family has at a hall with a playground next to it for the children. More food than one could imagine and it looks as if our weather will be great.

I hope to get back soon to visiting everyone…

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27 Responses to Trying to Catch Up Slice of Life

  1. Juliana says:

    So sorry so many messy things are happening in your life. Take as good care of yourself as possible as you are also taking care of so many others.

  2. Lorrie says:

    Oh my. You have been through so much in such a short time. I pray that you will heal quickly, physically and emotionally, and that you will be a strength to your family and they to you. And I pray that you will all find comfort in our God who loves you.

  3. Take your time – tend to your family and be sure to take care of yourself in the process. The blogs will wait.

  4. Margie Miller says:

    Just try to take it easy. It sounds to me like you are trying to do too much.

  5. Kathleen says:

    My prayers are with you and your family

  6. Emily says:

    I hope you can laugh at those cute dogs. Sorry that you’re chill seems father has as passed away. Sorry also about the scooter fall and broken arm. Look after yourself.

  7. Karen says:

    take time to finish things and get organized, it will take time but you can do it – the blog can be on a back burner for a little bit while you help your family find an even footing again – take care and have a good Easter

  8. Kim says:

    Happy Easter, Deb. Sending prayers to you all.

  9. I’m glad you have your family around you at these difficult times. I’m sending you good thoughts, a big hug and Happy Easter wishes.

  10. Eileen says:

    Wow, I hope things calm down for you and the family. Sending healing prayers for you all, so sorry about Kate’s fall. I love all the furbabies. {{HUGS}}

    Happy Friday! Enjoy your day! Happy Easter to you and your family.

  11. Joyce says:

    I’m just glad you have so much family support during this time. Things go easier when the burden is shared. Think ahead to a year from now. All will be well. These troubles will be a distant memory but David’s presence will still be among you. Just take a look at Kanga’s picture. She’s signaling the same to you: “Life is just a pile of boring old papers from the attorney’s office. Somedays there’s good ones, other days, bad. You just keep on rolling in the sun and purring through it all!”

    • Joyce says:

      PS I’d hate to be the burgler who tries to break into YOUR house with that pack of guard dogs on duty! – especially the one who eats trees for fun!

  12. gail says:

    So sorry that this is such a stressful time. Breathe, hold onto each other, and trust that you will all come out on the other side. Hugs.

  13. Oh my goodness. When it rains it pours. Unfortunately that has always been my case. I wonder why that is or maybe it’s a test. Just so you know- I feel your pain dealing with the Executrix issue. I have been divorced from my children’s father for 39 years but I know i’ll be required to settle issues for them and heaven forbid his hoarder home. Oh well. I do hope you have a peaceful blessed weekend. mary in Az

  14. BillieBee says:

    Executrix sounds like a super heroine wearing a suit of armor with bat-wings or something :) You will need those powers!

    My nieces took care of all of my Mom’s funeral, visitation, etc. I was so happy to let the next generation handle everything.

  15. Deb, you poor thing, you have all been through so much. Wishing you peace on Easter. xo

  16. I love the first photo. The rest of the stuff will fall into place, and I hope that legs gets to healing faster so you can avoid the swelling. It’s good to have a DIL who tells it like it is, but she used the three letter word that starts with ‘o’. :-)

  17. FlowerLady says:

    Grieving and healing, both take time.

    Have a lovely Easter celebration with your family.

    Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

  18. A few months ago during a regular exam, I asked my doctor why I was having leg cramps and she said: “Well, you’re getting old.” So I know how that feels!

  19. Shirley says:

    Thoughts and prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.

  20. Kyle says:

    Life can get very mess, but eventually gets straightened back out. Just take it slow and easy.

  21. Oh, I am so sorry that you’re dealing with all these things. You are a wonderful person to be taking care of everything and everyone in the midst of it all. I’m sure they are blessed by you. I do pray for healing and strength for you all. xo Deborah

  22. Judy says:

    Oh My Gosh! I’m glad you have an attorney to help and that you trust. The paperwork alone can drive you over the edge. You two were still legally married? That “might” make the paperwork a bit easier. Plus you are taking care of dogs and kids and grandkids? You won’t even feel like doing any hand work–all of this will make you distracted for months. But–eventually, it will all get done and be settled and then–you can quilt and blog and rest easy. I promise to keep you in my prayers!!!

  23. Grandma Kc says:

    Happy Easter tomorrow! I hope it is boring and uneventful because you could sure use that about now. As for this month — I’d like to throw out the whole year. Hugs!

  24. Debby Ray says:

    I am pretty sure that many of us will not have all of our affairs in order when we go. We always think we have more time or we’ll just put it off another day. I hope you had an enjoyable Easter in the midst of all of this and that life will soon resume a bit of normalcy. I love the picture of Kanga in the sun rays :) Have a blessed week, Deb!

  25. Susan Nixon says:

    Children and animals, can’t do better than that! =) So sorry for Kate’s arm!

  26. Deb – you are amazing with all that going on in your life. Here’s to a new week ahead.
    Wren x

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