Friday, February 20, 2009

New Purchase

Oh I came home today and look what arrived. It is the new LL Bean Madras bag. Let me tell you I LOVE IT!!! I got the large one. I couldn't believe it when the catalog came only $29 and better yet I still had a $10 coupon. I got it for $19. This will be perfect to haul things back and forth with us to North Carolina.

Well they are predicting 4-8 inches of snow for us tonight. I am so ready for spring not more snow. I guess at least it is on the weekend so I don't have to drive in it. Yesterday's drive to work was scary. It was like driving on an ice rink. There were so many accidents and cars off the road. I saw not one salt truck it was crazy. I live in Illinois and there are plenty of salt trucks but none seemed to be out yesterday. At least my drive home yesterday was better and today was fine thank heavens. It will be kind of nice to be snowed in though. I hope to get caught up on a lot of things. It is so sad my mother in law is 68 years old and had a severe stroke on 12/26/08 and is now in a nursing home. We are there quite a bit and so most of our stuff has been put on the back burner and shall I say the house is a bit on the messy side. But that is o.k. because being with her is much more important than a neat house right now. She did show signs of improvement last night though we were so happy. She hasn't been able to speak since the stroke and then started to say a few words here and there and last night we walked in and she said, "So, what's new” My husband and I couldn't believe it. We all were VERY excited. She still needs to be fed and still needs to be on pureed food and thickened liquids but we have to all take one day at a time. We just know that not being able to communicate has been so frustrating for her. This is a woman who has been a teacher all her life and has a master’s degree and though she is still very alert, after the stroke could not speak and her right side is paralyzed. I have been praying to God every night that her speech comes back and he is hearing my prayers I am so thankful.

Well I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.


Melanie said...

I just found your blog through Tres Poshe Preppy. Welcome to blog land!

I was struck by our similarities...
My husband and I also struggled with infertility for years and are now blessed with two beautiful adopted little girls...full blooded sisters. I remember that ache... I wish I could hug it away for you right now.

I am from Michigan so I am feeling your Spring Fever. This has been the coldest winter we have had in years. March is just around the corner..yeah!

I am also whispering a prayer for your mother in law. We just lost my dad last month at 61 years young from a battle with diebetes and kidney disease. I will pray that your family enjoys your time together for years to come!

God Bless!

Doodle Bugs Paper said...

What a super cute babg!! Not that I need a new bag in ANY way... but its tempting!

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