This past month has been rocky as my mom fell at the end of January and broke several ribs and badly bruised a lung. It spiralled into pneumonia and multiple UTI’s. This is compounded by her having Lewey Body Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease. She spent a month in the hospital and has moved now to an assisted living facility.
My sister and I have had full plates while we work, worry about kids, visit our mom, meet with drs, physiotherapists, social workers, arrange movers to vacate her apartment, find an open bed in a full care facility (not an easy task based on multiple factors) and remember what day it is ( garbage, groceries, school trips, hockey, ringette, soccer, part time jobs, dentist, hair cuts, and my usual “who am I today?” #substituteteacherhumour)
I have bought a few beads that remind me of my mom and to help me to remember to breathe.
Ohm beads Sip Happens is a limited edition bead that is still available at some retailers that makes me think of my mom and her girlfriends. God only knows what we would do without girlfriends
I bought the latest Trollbeads Mamma Mia too
I have a thing for flowers. I like daises more than roses, it’s that open face that I find cheery and happy and uplifting.
Flowers are why I started collecting the Trollbeads flower of the month beads
I started with April for my dad after he passed away and then I got July and September for my boys as a Mother’s Day gift. I bought October with Mamma Mia to act as a focal point when I was stressing over all the worry and decisions that had to be made with my mom. This is one bracelet that stays together. I want to add 2 more pearls and beads for my husband and me. I just keep getting distracted by new beads and life.
Sometimes I think maybe I should make a few more bracelets that stay together
These are a few that I could put on a bracelet for my mom but then I think Mamma Mia looks good on copper
So I should maybe start from here?
This is why people must buy multiples, so they have options or balance. I’m more of a single bead person or a group of beads that are sort of similar person 🤔 I’m definitely a make a bracelet to match what I’m wearing person. Also I’m an extremely distracted all over the place person as I reread this blog post 🤣
Here’s to March being a month of calm where only the weather goes nuts and lots of bead mail arrives and my mom continues to improve and adjust to her new surroundings.
I hope the sun is shining where you are