Friday, November 20, 2015

Re emerging after a tough year

Hello everyone,
It's been a very long time, and a difficult year, for me physically, mentally, and financially.
My long sabbatical hopefully over. I had my computer die on me, no money to fix or get a new one. I ended up getting a Kindle, that I like and it serves its purpose. I also had lots of trouble with getting access to my blog account, it may have been hacked, but I think that may be fixed.
I lost both of my parents this year. My Mom passed June 25th. My Dad passed October 22nd. I had services for both October 29th, and placed them at our Veterans National Cemetery, Fort McPherson.
I won't go into details, but it was long, and drawn out, and slow for both to die. My only concern was keeping them comfortable, and quiet. It was pitiful for them.
I am now going through the drawn out process of estate closure, and dissolve the guardianship and conservatories. More money that I do not have.
I just can't cover everything, but I have ended up going back into doing seamstress work, and doing more heavy items like car and boat covers, outdoor equipment, and trying to learn how to work on tactical gear. I have had to go back even with a bad left eye. I've had several surgeries on my eye to try to save what sight I have, as I have huge legal fees that have to be paid from the estate according to law, or I will be found in contempt of court, so I will plug along and pay what I can every month until it's paid.
I have missed everyone, and have lost track of all. I will try to catch up with all of you.
Well, I will try to post and keep up again.
Hugs to all


  1. I am SO pleased to see you are able to post again my dear. A horrid year for you, by the sound of things, and much as you must have mourned the loss of both your parents in such a short space of time, I should imagine their passing also brought some relief from worry and responsibility, although you are not off the hook yet with all the legal fees etc.

    I hope that all the sewing work you are having to do to keep afloat won't wreck what sight you have left in your bad eye.

    Thinking of you.

  2. Glad to hear from you again. I wondered and worried. Now you report one source of stress gone, and replaced by another. One day at a time is the only way you'll get through it. Look for something good in every day and take time to breathe. Hang in there, lady.

  3. Dear, dear Vicki ~ What a time you've had. You did what you could for your parents in their final years, in spite of hardships. Hopefully all of the legal stuff will sort itself out and you can get on living a more peace filled life.

    I pray that you'll see some financial relief too. I'm sure your work is good and that by word of mouth you'll get more work.

    I pray for your sight too.

    It is good to see you back here.

    Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

  4. I re-read your last post several days ago wondering how life was going for you and D. Hopefully your responsibilities will now lessen and you can reach a new and calmer 'normal.'

  5. I certainly can't say anything that you don't already know but I'll say this; sorry for your losses.
    I hope things smooth out for you and do it soon. We all deserve to be happy so I hope there are moments for you and that they become much more than that. Keep holding your head high ad remember there are strangers out there pulling for you.

  6. Hoping things get better, such a hard year.--hart

  7. Vicki, it's tough enough when one parent dies but both in one year is terrible. I know the stress of caring for them is gone but still I suspect missing them is taking some time to overcome. I am glad that you have time to return to blogging. I often wondered how things were going for you over the summer months. It just seemed that you were bombarded with one thing after another. I've been in situations where I just had to concentrate on getting through one more day. It's not a fun way to live and my prayers are that your financial problems will be resolved real soon.

    Have the best day that you can have.

  8. I was so happy to see your post. It has been a LONG time and I am sorry to hear about your parents and to lose them so close together. I will be glad to see 2015 end - my sister passed away suddenly at age 56 and now I am the only one left in my birth family. I sure do hope things will work for you financially. Thank God you are able to sew, even with a bad eye. Bless you. Please keep us posted. Hugs, Debby the Coffee Lady

  9. Vicki, I'm sorry that you lost your parents, time will heal and you will get through this difficult time. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other, do things in increments, you will get so you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Prayers going your way. Hugs, Ilene