Monday, September 22, 2014

The Short and Sweet of it............

Well hello there!  It's been so long since I've blogged that I would think some of you have forgotten who I am!  Even I need a little reminder every now and then.

To tell you the truth, I haven't looked at even one blog in months. It's been a rough year.

After one year of battling cancer, Mom passed away on August 5th.  I flew to PA and arrived at the hospital just one hour before she took her last breath.  They say she was waiting for me.  I don't know but if that's true, I'm glad she did!  She was 70 years old.






My Aunt Laurie was with us when Mom passed and was a tremendous support.  Her husband, who travels a lot because of his job made time to be there for Mom's service.  Little did either of them know that just over a month later, he would also pass away and Laurie would be attending yet another funeral service...this time of her husbands.  He was in Wisconsin on business and was found laying in the hall of the hotel he was staying in.  He had a stroke but could't be given the med that needs to be administered within a certain amount of time afterward because no one knows how long he was laying there.  He lived about a week after that.  He was 54 years old.




I am still reeling from the loss of my mother and now I feel so badly for my Aunt.  She has two grown boys who I know will be there for her, supporting her as she did us.

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We will be doing our usual outage this Fall but we are going up to Maine to see Masterchief's mother for her 89th birthday first.  All four of her kids will be together.  She will be delighted!


I don't know when, if ever the blogging bug will bite again.  I haven't picked up a needle in ages!  I know it will all return some day....maybe during the Winter when things settle down.


Oh, I almost forgot.  Mom had two miniature schnauzers that she adored like they were her own children (maybe even more) LOL!!!  They are brothers and have always been together but my step father couldn't take care of them both because of his own physical limitations.  Masterchief made the decision that we could bring one of them home with us.  ♥(YAY)♥  It's like having a little bit of Mom right here in Kentucky with me!


He has claimed his chair





This is how he sleeps




He seems quite comfortable here

His name is Gibbs.  Mom named the boys Gibbs and Magee, after two characters on a TV series she liked to watch, NCIS.  It's going to break my heart to have to board him while we go away for work but I feel good about where we are taking him.  That makes all the difference.

As we were going through Mom's things we found these papers.


She took the time to copy pictures of the food she always gave them and where it could be bought.  When I read the last part, I had to swallow the lump in my throat.



So I am.
Honoring one of her strongest last wishes.
I hope she is pleased.

Hug the ones you love! We don't know what tomorrow brings.  Cherish each moment.

~Hugs to YOU
~~Peggy Lee

22 comments:

Vickie said...

Oh Peg. Yes, this has been rough. I am so very glad Gibbs has fit in so well with you and Bob. The boarding facility is very nice. I am so glad you picked it. At least you will not be working so many more years. And Gibbs will be sooooo happy to see you when you return. =)

Lee said...

I'm so sorry for the losses you've had. You are in my thoughts. Your mom must have been a wonderful woman.

Kaisievic said...

Oh Peggy, my sincerest condolences. I know how hard it is to see your mother die slowly over the months as that is how it was with my mother last year. Your mother was so young, relatively and your uncle - younger than me! Oh, I am so sorry and I hope that you can imagine that I am giving you the biggest hug right now. Gibbs is adorable and so great that you can have that little piece of your mother with you. Take care, my dear, love Kaye

111 LaLa Lane said...

Peggy Lee, I am so sorry for your loss. Hoping the good memories of your mother will fill your heart and help you through this difficult time.

marly said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. And to lose an uncle so young and unexpected! What a shock that must have been for your aunt. You have to smile when you see Gibb's sleeping position! I hope Maggee is getting the attention and love too. Take care!

Karen said...

So sorry for your losses but I know that doggie will bring you much pleasure! Hope you have nice fall...

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Oh, Peggy, my heart hurts with you. I lost my Mom this summer as well. Gibbs is adorable and such a schnauzer!! I'm looking for a new food for one of my minis right now. I think I might look into what your mom was feeding hers. I'm thankful you showed the note. She sounds like a precious woman.

{{Hugs}} Tricia

Barb said...

This is so funny because I was thinking about you today and wondering what was going on since you had not posted for so long. I am so sorry to hear of your losses. I don't think it is ever easy to loose a Mother. You are doing a great thing for her by taking care of her dog. Plus, I know you will come to love him. My thoughts are with you.

Mouse said...

((hugs))) you have been through it but look at the gorgeous wee fellow you have got to keep you company and be your stitching companion when the bug bites back again :)
take care and I am always here if you need to squeak :) love mouse xxxxx

cucki said...

My dear friend I am so sorry for your loss..
Sending you lots of love and hugs x

Robin said...

So sorry for your losses. It has been a rough summer for you. I've been wondering where you have been as I always enjoy your posts. The 'bug' will bite you back when the time is right. We always turn to what comforts us and your stitching will be there for you when you are ready. Sending you prayers and hugs.

Robin

PS Gibbs is a cutey!

denise said...

i know exactly how you feel. i lost my mom to cancer on May12th. she was 87 years old and i miss her very much

Syd said...

So sad to hear about your loss. I know that when I lost my mom it took quite a while for me to pick up a needle again. You will. Enjoy Gibbs it's nice that you can have him with you.

valerie said...

Peggy, I am so sorry for your loss. I can imagine how much you miss her. And your uncle as well. My condolences to you and your family. I am glad you are able to give Gibbs a home. He looks very happy in his chair. :)

Jeanne said...

Dear Peggy I am so sorry for your losses. :-( I can imagine the pain and sadness you feel. Your mother and uncle-in-law were both too young to pass. Life seems very unfair at times doesn't it? I have been battling a difficult year also with little time for stitching or blogging. I hope we both can get back to doing the things we love soon. Better times will come eventually.

{{hugs}}

Maggee said...

Oh my! I'm so sorry that your Mom passed. And then your uncle. Know that I am praying for you and your family even more in this difficult time. Hugs!

Thoeria said...

I am so very very sorry for your losses PeggyLee. It certainly has been a rough time that you've been having. One day at a time will get you through this. Gibbs is adorable...now I won't be able to watch NCIS without thinking of your Mum's pooch :)

Carol said...

Oh, Peggy, I'm so very sorry to read this... The pain from losing your mom, especially at such a young age, must be so difficult. I am dreading the day when my mom leaves me--just can't imagine. And for your uncle to die alone and so young--how very tragic. It certainly has been a hard year for you, but I hope the love of your mom's pup help ease some of the pain... He's obviously been well-loved his entire life and is so lucky to now reside with you. Sending a caring hug to you...

Bekca said...

Oh gosh, what a rough time you've been having, I'm so sorry for your loss. Gibbs is certainly a silver lining, he's adorable. I hope you are well and will hopefully find enjoyment in stitching soon.
Best wishes to you and all of your family.

Friendship Crossing said...

OH my goodness, what a very sad summer you've had, I am so very sorry to hear about your mom and uncle.
The doggie is a cutie and I hear they don't shed!! LOL
I'm sure the stitching 'bug' will visit you again soon, maybe when you least expect it.

Hugs to my b'day buddy!
Tanya

Brigitte said...

So sorry to read about what you had to go through. It must have been such a sad time to lose your mom and then right after that your uncle. I hope that your mom's little dog has helped you a bit to cope with your loss.

P.J. said...

Dearest Peggy I send my deepest sympathy. How sweet that you are keeping one of the puppies; he is adorable.she knows you are giving him the kind of love she was. :) be safe and enjoy your family visits. It beautiful up this way.