July 15, 2009

Christmas In July

I got a chance to get away and take a card-making class last Saturday, a mini-artist's date. Nice classmates, great teacher and fun all around. I'm not crazy about how the rub-on technique used center bottom turned out so I'll cut out something else to layer over. That is the card-makers credo...when in doubt, layer.

On the home front at the farm, you can almost see pieces of my FIL's memory chipping off and falling away into the abyss that is dementia. It is incredible how quickly this disease of age spreads once it gets it's toehold. He is loosing his ability to connect his thoughts together coherently about anything recent. The real cruelty is he recognizes and knows it. On the other hand we had a couple of good laughs yesterday and those are worth their weight in gold.

Wednesday Thankies
Fresh raspberries and blueberries
North Fork Construction
A job well done, and done


Piecefulafternoon said...

Lovely cards, what a fun get together. So sorry about your FIL - it is wonderful that he has you around to be with him.

Linda B said...

I have been soooooooo remiss in reading your blog, I just caught up. You are so funny. The goldfish story is wonderful. Keep us informed. And those buttons!!!! What an inspiration!
I've never thanked you for the "note" you sent me, and I finally finished reading it. I think we really needed my time to make it work. Thanks for the effort and for sharing.