Sunday, March 13, 2011

Catch Up

Well, daylight savings gave us an extra hour of light today. It was nice but what a drag for the moms trying to get their kids to go to bed on time; especially special needs kids who have issues with melatonin. Oy.

The annual walk for Autism Speaks is coming up soon. I am overwhelmed with even thinking about putting it all together again: sponsors, contributors, walkers, t-shirts - ugh! Will anyone else step up to be Team Isabella's team leader? Nah ah. Double oy.

My mother-in-love is not doing well. Having my father-in-law around until he was nearly 95 makes me think Mom's 85 years is young but that is not the truth. Congestive heart failure and bad arthritis make her so uncomfortable. We all want her around for as long as possible but have to accept reality; life is frail. Oy, oy, oy. At least my parents are in great health. Phew.

I am pleased to report that Isabella is still progressing more than she is regressing. She actually recited the eleven months of the year whilst clapping! (She left out November.) It is thrilling to see that she is learning things that neurotypical children her age are learning. We had a phone conversation earlier that made more sense than any other we have ever had. She was able to relate to the fact that tomorrow is a school day. Me: "Tomorrow is Monday, Boo." Bells: "I know that." Hooray!

Yesterday was about the 28th year (less the three they moved out of state) I celebrated St. Patrick's Day with my bff and her husband. The corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and soda bread were good but the company was great. I have been blessed with a number of people I can call "friend." So many of them are around for only a season. However, L is the one who I know will always be in my life. Another hooray!

Living in this part of the great Atlantic northeast is very expensive. Himself wants us to make plans to move to a state we can afford to live in. Leaving my grandbaby behind is not an option as far as I am concerned. The Girl doesn't want to move. What to do? Hope God gives us perfect wisdom on this. It's so hard.

Well, that's about it for now. What's up in your life?

blessings, g


  1. Your little darling is coming along just fine Gail. Your a very very busy lady. I think that its going to be expensive anyplace now that we have a world disaster. I will be keeping you in my Prayers and Heart. Your Mom in Law is fragile and I know in good hands. Yours and from above. Prayers Blessings and Hugs
    Much Love my Heart Sister.

  2. Yes,it is so nice to have the longer hours of of daylight, and Spring is right on its heals. Won't be long now.
    I am sorry your mother-inlaw is not doing well, Gail. I know it is hard to see our loved ones in this way. My dad had chronic heart failure, and suffered with bad arthritis. You, and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    My mom isn't doing all that well either, and it is hard to watch all that she is going through.
    I will pray for wisdoms and God's Will concerning whether you move or stay. We are kind of in the same boat.
    We had an open house today, but so far no offers on the house. All in God's Will, and Timing. It will all work out.
    Well you take care, and have a good week.
    xx's Dianne :)

  3. Hey G, so glad to know your little Bells is progressing well! that is truly good news. :)
    daylight savings..long time since i've done that..forgotten what the reason is. Anyways..enjoy the coming warmer weather, although i know you prefer the ccold. :)

    my space's moved to The other has too much spam.
    love ya