Back in a Routine

After my last post I got the house cleaned and the cooking done and people started arriving. First my entire family for a Sunday picnic and then a few days later My father in law and cousin Cate stayed for a few days. The day they left our good friend Swasti came for two days. Between the heat and the company I was wiped out when they left!

After that my dad let me know that my mom had been having some difficult days. She is struggling with a hard disease, Lewy Body Dimentia, which is a combination of Alzheimer's and Parkinsons all thrown into one but with a few twists of its own. I went to stay with them for a few days and help with her care and be supportive for my dad.

I'm back now, and although I really enjoyed all of the visiting and was glad I'm living close enough to be able to help my parents, I'm really glad to get back into my routines. I'm planning on spending a lot of time in the studio so you can expect some work-in-progress photos. For now I'll leave you with a photo of a couple of my dolls who are telling me to get in my studio and make stuff!


Yvonne said...

I'm in Dallas still, but checking in now and then. I love your dolls. Love the faces. So glad to know your dolls talk to you too. LOL

Bea said...

I look forward to company, enjoy them, in the moment but when they leave, oh my, I'm just exhausted, so I know how you feel. Sorry to hear about your Mom. It's hard on your Dad, I know. They are fortunate that you are close by.
The dolls are wonderful. :)Bea

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I am sending you hugs and strength...I lost my mother from dementia and Parkinsons and it is not a very easy journey. I miss her terribly and still want to pick up the phone to call her. Susan the art will save your life. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Yvonne said...

Been thinking of you a lot ever since I read your post the first time. Just thinking fo your mom and dad and all of your family. Just know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers a lot. Being a retired nurse I know how hard this is for you and eveyone who it touches. Wish I was closer so I could give you a big hug.

Anonymous said...

Aww.... your dolls are so lovely ! I love their expressions and amazing blend of colors, you're very talented ! Thank you so much for your comment on my blog, it makes my day ! Keep strong and enjoy your beautiful garden, your photos are wonderful