Things I like:
I love to read – some of my favorite authors are: Kelley Armstrong, George R.R. Michael, Christine Feehan, E.L. James, Rachel Vincent…I love the book “The Good House” by Tananarive Due…with my children so busy and active, reading has become more difficult, so I now use my ipod and audiobooks to get my ‘fix’.
Some series shows I love to watch are: The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, True Blood, Ripper Street…
My favorite movie of all time is Aliens and my favorite movie ‘series’ is Lord of the Rings.
You may have noticed a bit of a trend there…I love series…above stand-alone books/movies 🙂
Peanut butter, cheese and chocolate….not necessarily together!
Favorite hobbies (not yarn related):
Photography, Scrapbooking, Cardmaking, Gardening, Baking…
I love genealogy and I have been actively researching my family tree for more than 15-years. I love to research…that is probably why I enjoy searching for patterns for you all, so much!
|My Wedding 2003 – Dad, Caitlin, Becca, Me, Kelley, Alanna
(all the lovely ladies are my sisters).
Some photos of my Dad and Me:
|Me and Dad, October 2003.|
My family is, and always will be, my first priority.
|Nana and Darla (2009)|
|Gramps and Darla (2009)|
|Gramps and Nana, 65 years married. (2008)|
|Gramps and my Mom, 2012|
Her death had been expected – she had an inoperable heart condition – the Doctors had told us this just before we were forced to put Gramps into the nursing home. The strain on her heart, to continue caring for him (even with the help of CCAC and the other agencies) was too much. The Doctors insisted, for her health and because of how far advanced the Alzheimer’s was, that Gramps be moved to the Nursing Home.
Once the ambulance arrived the Attendant informed me they needed to have the DNR “in-hand” (which totally makes sense in hindsight) in order not to begin resuscitation.
I had to run upstairs to grab it and by the time I had returned, they had already begun resuscitation (the machine had read a very low level of ‘life’ so had commenced resuscitation). She was placed on life-support and taken to the hospital.
The Doctors examined her and said she had extensive brain damage and was not responsive to any stimuli – the Doctors felt there was no hope for physical or mental recovery. We had to have her removed from Life Support (as was her wish). It was a terrible process – I only pray that she was unaware and not in any pain.
Even when you know it is only a matter of time, you are never really prepared for death to claim someone you love. I miss her desperately every day – she was my friend and companion – and my Nana.
|Nana and Drew (2011)|