Monday, May 18, 2020

Catching Up During This Crazy Pandemic!

I have SO much to say since my last post way back in March!  
First I hope you are all doing alright and that none of you have become ill with COVID 19. 
 My family and I are good.  
None of us have come down with the virus, YAY!

I have some really amazing news to share and some really sad news to share first.

My daughter and son-in -law that live in NC are going to be parents in October!!!  
They are expecting their first child and we are going to be grandparents!!!  
We have been waiting what seems like forever for this moment.  
Gigi and Papa can hardly wait to meet out new grandchild come October.  
I will be retired by then and we should be able to spend some time with them once the baby arrives.  Gender reveal coming soon. 
 They know, but since they couldn't tell us about the pregnancy in person, they wanted to get us and the other grandparents on a video call and tell us.  
That was the good news.

The sad news is that I had to help Hallie cat cross over to the rainbow bridge last week. 
 She was so very ill. 
 I took her to the vet thinking she had another UTI but it turned out to be so much more.  
Kinder to help her along as clearly she was suffering.  
I was terrified they wouldn't let me be with her when it happened but 
thankfully they said I could hold her. 
 I have VERY strong feelings about this. 
 I know smell is the last thing that goes so it is super important that I am there so the last thing they hear, see, touch and smell is me, not a stranger.  
As hard as this is for me, it's the right thing to do.  
No one wants to die among strangers if they don't have to!

I will miss her but she is joining her friends 
(she was the last of 5) from before we got the boys.

I think most of my time away from work has been spent making masks.  LOTS and LOTS of masks!

 I found a pattern by Tiana's Closet, her simple mask, that I adapted and made masks from.
Here are just a few of the hundreds I have made.

I really don't like making Michigan masks.  
A friend suggested I line them in Appalachian State fabric.
I don't mind making them so much anymore, LOL

Hallie was helping me with all the elastic!

There is so much more but I am at work today trying desperately to catch up so it will have to wait.  
I will write a few more posts if I have time before I go home and then will be back with you all once I am back to work 
(Man I miss my computer, LOL).



Mrs. Goodneedle said...

You've been missed, Pam! Hugs to the future Gigi, there's no time like it-- don't blink. Prayers for healing your fragile, broken heart; I'm so sorry about your precious companion, bless you for having the courage to be there all the way through.

Bettina Groh said...

Great to have you back!! Kept checking but it stayed "caturday" forever!!

Ioleen said...

Nice to hear from you. Hallie is with friends and not in pain. I sat with each of the cats that have crossed the rainbow bridge, it doesn’t get easier but I, like you, feel it’s the thing to do. Hugs to you.

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