Wednesday, February 8, 2017


Not much art making going on at the moment. My grandson has been home sick with the flu for 3 days now. He had the flu shot but I know that it does not always work. Taking him to see his doctor this afternoon. Maybe he needs antibiotics.

We are also still trying to figure out my parents living situation. We know where they will be but we are not sure if they will be together or not. Their needs are so different now. My dad's dementia is worsening rapidly. My mom's mind is sharp as a tack she just has mobility issues. It is so hard to watch my dad's decline. I cry a lot. Especially after I visit. I come home feeling like I have been run over by a truck. Dementia is horrifying.

So it is all ongoing. We are still hoping to go out to Arizona in 10 days for February vacation week. We will play it by ear since so many things are up in the air right now. One day at a time or so they say.

Today is supposed to be rather warm and then tonight we are due for a blizzard. I did just see a robin though......always a nice thing to see.

So that is about all I have for this week. I made this little collage in my sketchbook. My sketchbook is my best friend right now. Just making small little things in it. That makes me feel like I am actually doing something!

Have a good week!


Caterina Giglio said...

Wow, your news changes so fast.. Hoping you get to enjoy a nice vacation.. I am sure you need it! Hugs!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Man I hope you don't get that bug!! We are just getting over it here. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you to be able to take vacation this month. It's so hard to watch your parents decline. I'll keep you in my prayers...really.
xx, Carol

tgarrett said...

Thinking of you Roberta- you have the hard parent stuff now- and along with the sick grandson- that with the constant background of the insane things happening in this country right now- sending you a big hug. I always love seeing your art.

Wendy Watson said...

I feel for your mother . . . and you. A short break with you sketchbook when your grandson is better would be my prescription for your heart right now.

Robbie said...

Your grandson could be worse had he not rec'd the doesn't prevent you from getting the flu...but does help to not get it severe...although, any flu feels severe! Hope you stay well. It is so hard with parents and them requiring assistance later in life. Hope everything works out for you!!!

Charlene O'Rourke said...

My dad died a protracted death from emphysema, the last couple years with only 5% oxygen to the brain. I felt like I lost him years before he died. That protracted loss is so hard to bear, when they’re sitting right in front of you but they’re not themselves anymore. Thank you for continuing to share your art through this challenging time. Seeing your strategies for coping while continuing to produce your beautiful art is helping me with similar challenges.

My name is Erika. said...

I can relate to so much on your post. My hubby is home with the flu. Even though he got a flu shot too. And although I lost my dad several years ago my mom has demensia too. It is sooo sad. Hope your grandson recovers soon and you get down to Arizona for a few days. Thanks for visiting my blog. 🤓 Hugs erika