Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!
Unfortunately I have some sad news to share. As many of you know I have been taking care of my ex-husband since he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last August. I told him he was welcome to stay with us until he was not well enough to stay home alone and then we would have to put him in a nursing home.
Last week that time came...actually it came the Tuesday before Thanksgiving when he fell getting out of bed. I started looking for a nursing home at that time but there wasn't any available around here! Actually I wasn't looking...our wonderful hospice social worker, Brian did all the work! Finally after a week he was able to find a place and Joe was taken to the nursing home on Friday, Dec 4th.
I would have let him stay here but I have to go to work and after 3 falls it was time that he needed more care than I could give him. He seemed to be doing really well there and then last Tuesday (Dec 8th), only after being there 4 days and a day after our daughter Lauren's 23 birthday he took a turn for the worse and passed away that evening. I knew that day was coming but I didn't think it would happen that suddenly.
We were there at his bedside along with other family and friends. My daughter held his hand as he passed away peacefully.
He had told me a couple weeks before this that he wanted to make it until Lauren's birthday. I really thought he would make it until after the holidays so I think he must have known it was getting close.
I'm thankful that he made it past her birthday because I think that would be really hard if it had happened on that day. It's been hard for Lauren but she's doing much better now and each day gets a little easier. Sorry for the bad news but since I shared his illness with you all earlier I wanted to let you all know.
I posted a sweepstakes last week and luckily I submitted that post way before Thanksgiving and although the timing wasn't great it was easy enough to just post it when they told me.
Now on to Show and Tell Friday...
A few weeks ago I started glittering some seashells. I took pics of the process and then I accidentally deleted them from the camera! I just watered down some white glue with a little water and brushed it on the seashell and sprinkled it with glitter. I used lots of different colors and then I blended some colors together to make my own glitter colors.
I wish the sparkle showed up in photos but it doesn't! The photos don't do them justice.
I put them in my tiered dish and put that in my bedroom. I usually keep this tiered dish on my dining room table but I did something different there this year. I'll share that next week!
I also added some strands of pearls and some ornaments that I made using clear bulbs that I dropped watered-down white glue in and then glitter and swirled around to coat the inside of the bulb. They came out so beautiful! I also deleted the photos of that tutorial by mistake!
Thanks to all of you that join in on Show and Tell Friday every week and thanks to all of you who leave such nice comments!
This week I'm linking up to French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday