Monday, August 25, 2008

My sister. My mom. A diagnosis.

Me. My sister, Michelle. My mom, Judy. We went to the auction....and bought stuff!! Now that was fun! The not so fun part of the day was mom's doctor visit. (sigh) The doctor confirmed that mom has Sensory Polyneuropathy. What they don't know, and are still testing for, is the cause. More bloodwork and a possible spinal tap. Doesn't that last one sound like fun? Insert squishy face here. All I know is that my mom isn't the same person she was before all of this and it makes me really very sad. :o(

On a brighter note.....and I'm going for all the brighter notes I can!!....we went to Joe and Jermonne's Barn House event on Saturday morning. Yay!! As always, fabulous eye candy at every turn!!! I bought a couple of wonderful monogrammed linens to make into pillow slips. Since it will be a long holiday weekend, I should be able to sew a few of them up to take in to Monticello. First things first though....I simply must get some bears done!

And last, a picture of my space in Monticello as it looked yesterday. French table gone....a wonderful old two piece cupboard and primitive farm table in it's place. Next weekend I'll start switching out seashells for autumn accents. I'm kinda ready for that, aren't you?
Have yourself a fabulous Monday!! I'm off to the studio to work on bears.....

Warmest bear hugs, Aleta


Adrienne said...

Hi Aleta -
I love visiting your blog and seeing what you're up to. I'm so sorry your mother's diagnosis wasn't the best. I'll continue to pray for her and for you. Thanks for sharing with us so we know how to hold you both up. I love your space at Monticello. It looks like I need to visit there again soon.

Brenda said...

Hi Aleta,
I'm so sorry to hear about your mum's diagnosis - fingers crossed that they will be able to discover the cause quickly.
Your Monticello booth looks fabulous, as always. So many beautiful things! Can't wait to see some new bears, though!



Laura Lynn said...

Aleta I am so sorry about your Mom! Please let her know that hugs come to her from Chicago. HUGE hugs, Laura Lynn

Shantell said...

Insert many hugs (here) :o) Love your booth...can I move in? LOL

You need to check out my blog later today...I snapped a few photos...another big grin... :o)


Nancy said...

Hi Aleta...back from a holiday and ready to start communicating again!
I completely understand your feelings about your Mom has had alhziemer's for ten years now...and the emptiness of not having the talks we used to have can be unbearable at times...all I can tell you is to spend as much quality time as you can with each won't regret a minute of it!

On a happier note...your space looks wonderful Aleta! I agree...I'm thinking fall of my two favorite seasons (the other is winter)...not for the cold, but rather the beauty.

Better run and get a little organized after 2 weeks of R&R.


My Shabby Roses said...

Oh, my heart goes out to you. This is such a hard time in our lives as well as our parents.
We're going through some medical things with my parents right now, and it's not fun, not one bit!!!

Theresa said...

Dearest Aleta,

I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. It's really hard when a loved one isn't doing well. My thoughts are with you both.

Big Bear Hugs,


Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

Hi Aleta, so sorry to hear about your mom. A clear diagnosis is better than not knowing, I hope. It can certainly point you in the right direction, for treatment. xoxox

Your booth looks absolutely lovely!


Barn House said...

Hey Aleta! It was great seeing you last weekend and we hope you are enjoying this long holiday weekend. Congrats on your tremendous success at Monticello!!! It looks like you have been selling out of everything. We are STILL kicking ourselves about not getting that farm table when we had the chance!! :o)

J & J

Folksie Linda said...

Hi Aleta, So sorry to hear about your Mom.. she will be okay sweetie don't worry.. i know it is hard but the medical field is fantastic on things like this... e-mail me privately if you like, i have neuropathy in my legs and can tell you about my treatment..not sure if it is the same thing but if you need to talk, you can always e-mail me.. i am here for you. Hugs, Linda