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My name is Kaye and I am 58 years old. Unbelievably to me, at my age, I have now just embarked upon my third career - as a History Education Consultant! I love to cross stitch and quilt, especially with my kittens, Furio and Milo "helping" me. I also love to read, I have a passion for history and I have been cooking since I was about 12 - move over Junior Masterchef! So, this blog, which started out as a cross stitch blog sometimes morphs into a reading journal or a history lesson (sorry, I used to be a secondary teacher before I became a publisher and now a consultant) or a post about my cooking mojo. Whatever it is, this blog is alway about me, my family and my life here in Eaglemont, Victoria. I have been happily married for over 30 years to the most wonderful man and we are blessed with three beautiful grown up children.

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Monday, 12 August 2013

It's all getting a bit much for me...

Hello lovely bloggers,

So sorry that I haven't written a post or read or visited any of your blogs much over the past ten days but I am feeling so wrung out - I feel like my life is on an emotional roller coaster as I lurch from one stressful situation to another!

My Dear Mother is back in hospital after having a fall at 5am in her bathroom and hitting her head.  She  is okay with the head wound - it is healing nicely - but the great concern is her lack of appetite.  She is virtually eating only one or two mouthfuls of food a day and is living on Sustagen.  She has lost so much weight that she looks like a walking skeleton - she is literally skin and bones and her skin is so mottled with bruises as the slightest touch bruises her skin.  Needless to say, my Dear Sisters and I are so worried about her future and we are trying to come to a solution.  It is hard, though, as my Dear Dad (who will be 94 in three weeks) thinks that she will be able to come home any day now.  But, of course, we are all worried that it is all getting too much for him to cope with.

We will be able to work through to a solution but it is just so stressful getting there!

Also, as you might remember, I am going into hospital myself today to have a procedure (this afternoon - currently fasting - oh joy!) so I am getting very nervous about that.  It is over 20 years since my last hospital stay (birth of youngest son) so it is a bit nerve-wracking.  I should by home by Wednesday - so wish me luck.

However, the emotional roller coaster does have its highs!  My DD graduated from Melbourne University on Saturday - I cried with pride, of course.  TraderVic and I are so proud of our gorgeous, confident and oh so clever girl!

So sorry, I have run out of time to post any pics - so please catch up with me later in the week when I can get back online.

Wish me luck,

hugs, Kaye


36 comments:

shez said...

wishing you all the bet Kaye.xx

Barb said...

I will keep both you and your family in my prayers.

Parsley said...

So troubling. Wishing you and your dear family all the best.

Annette-California said...

Wishing you all the best for you and your family and prayers too.
love Annette

sharine said...

How does it go- It never rains only pours. Will keep you in my thoughts and best wishes:)

marly said...

Wishing you well!

Christine M said...

Take care of yourself Kaye. Hugs, Christine

Blu said...

Wishing you and your family all the best.

Monique said...

My thoughts will be with you and your family.

cucki said...

Wishing you and your family all the best.
Big hugs xo

Sarah in Stitches said...

Wishing you and your family all the best, Kaye! Will be holding you in my prayers.

P.J. said...

Best wishes for you and your family!

Annie said...

Sending good luck and best wishes to you all.

Noela said...

All the best Kaye with your hospital visit and with your Mum also. Hugs....

Chris said...

Wishing you and your Mom all the best and keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers.

KimM said...

Sending you cyber hugs -

Vickie said...

Dear Kaye I am praying for you and your mother.♥

Shirlee said...

Many, many prayers continuing to be said for you, your mom, & your dad. {{{Hugs}}}

Jane and Chris said...

Sending you a BIG Canadian hug.
Jane x

Cath said...

Whew ,lots of emotions hitting you right now .,
Congrats to your DD. Hope your Mum can be helped soon and is able to go home to your Dad . Good luck with your own hospital visit . Hope everything goes well. x

Linda said...

Congrats to your daughter. Sending hugs and prayers for you and your mom Kaye.

Linda

meggie said...

Congratulations to your daughter.
Best wishes for your Mum.

retdairyqueen said...

Good luck with it all Kaye Prayers still coming your way

Stitching Noni said...

Oh Kaye, I do so feel for you. I hope that your mum is going to be ok - such a worry for you all.
I hope that your procedure went well yesterday and that you're back home safe and sound tomorrow.
Good to hear that you have some good news in amongst all the sad/bad news :o) Congrats to your daughter!
My thoughts and prayers are with you :o)
I must try and keep up with my blog reading so that I can keep in touch with all your news a lot sooner.
Take care :o)
Hugs xx

Valma said...

I hope everything went well for you sweetie and that we will have good news tomorrow....
I think a lot of you and mum of course, absolutely understanding how stressed and worry you may be
big big hugs
xxxxx

Bernadett Rauski said...

All the best my fear Kaye...After rain there is sunshine.:)

Parsley said...

Emailed you, dear friend...

Linda said...

I am keeping you and your family in my prayers...so hard to see our parents age. We have been having a time with my Mom since she fell in March. Congrats to your daughter!Take care of your self!

ricketyjo said...

Best wishes Kaye, I hope that you came through your surgery ok and that your mum is improving. Congrats to your daughter! Take care :)

Catherine said...

Sending hugs and prayers.....

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

So sorry you are having such a stressful time Kaye, hope your Mom is doing better and that your procedure went smoothly. Congrats to your daughter! Deb

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh dear Kaye what a stressful time for you...thinking of you and sending Prayers your way! Hope all went well at your hospital visit xo

Brigitte said...

These must be really stressful times for you and the whole family. I'll be thinking of you and your family.
Congratulations to your daughter!

Anne said...

Aw Kaye. So sorry to hear about your mom and Dad. Sending you lots of hugs and prayers that things turn for better. Take care of yourself too after your operation. Congrats to your daughter on her graduation. XOXOAnne

Gill - That British Woman said...

just seeing this I hope your mother is doing better and you got over your procedure okay.

♥ Nia said...

I'm behind too, catching up on my blog reading today..
I wish you all the best sweetie! Things will get better!!

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