Friday, November 11, 2011


Since my absence there has been a few new things that have happened, here at our little family farm living.
So let me rewind and grab a cup of coffee and bring you all to date.
First things first Mom is recovering well for the third day in a row. (thank you all so much for your concerns and prayers for my Mother and our family) It really means a lot to me having my blogging friends caring so much. 
Thursday November 3rd they moved my Mother out of ICU to the second floor. She had a terrible day of vomiting and diareea. This had completey drained her and she began to go down hill from there. By Friday afternoon it was terrible and My dad and I spent all Friday evening with her until 10. Saturday morning it was getting worse. She had now did not even have the energy to open her mouth to take her pills. This brought her blood pressure up and she was running a temperture. She went to the OR Saturday afternoon to have a central line put in.(meaning they would now longer have to try to pick her for blood or IV's as she has no veins to begin with) She was not well but did get through it. 
Saturday was also Jill and HB's  Birthday.My baby turned 8. (I felt so bad) I left my Mom for a hour and ran to the general store before it closed at 6 to pick up a store bought cake and got them to mark on it for me. 
I cried all the way home in the jeep feeling so bad for my daughter. Felling terrible for what my Mother was going through. I took a few deep breaths and wiped the tears away when I got home. HB had taken the girls to his Mother's and his sister's as they had not yet gotten there Halloween treat bags and they also had birthday gifts. We all sat and we had cake. Jill cried because of not having a birthday party and it took me everything I had not to cry when I told her how sorry I was. I did not even get any pics of her and Daddy with there little cake. HB had made them fries and pork chops on the BarBque for supper and gave them Dr. Pepper.
Sunday my Mother's Sister came from out of town and she spent the day with her. I got to spend a little time at home cleaning and doing some laundry. The weeones have been great keeping everything pretty tidy and the dishes.
Monday after the weeones went to school I headed back to the hospital for a long day with my Mother, Tuesday was the same and Thank God HB was on his days off as he got the weeones off the bus fed them supper and made sure there homework was done.
Wednesday was the first day of my Mother's improvement. Wednesday was also the day HB brought home our new cow to feed for one month before she will go into the deep freeze.Wednesday was also HB's first night back on night shifts for 5 nights.
 Thursday was even better eating almost all her soup. She has gained a little strength. She even sat up in the chair. Today was a another great day and she is excited for the day she can come home. She has told the DR.'s and nurses that she wants to be out of the hospital in 3 weeks. She has come ahead so good the last few days.
Throughout the weekend and week HB has also worked very hard on our new addition with adding yet another small open room for a small wood stove.
HB has been my saint through all of this. It was so good to know that the weeones were alright with there Daddy home. Mind you they ate a little to much deep fried foods, and not enough veggies but I think they will live.
I must try to get out tomorrow and take some update pics of the new addition and the new cow. Tomorrow the girls are going scrapbooking again. I need to run into town and pick up some staples for the fridge and pantry as well.
With all that has gone on I am needing a little down time,and I figure what better way to do this then Christmas decorating our home for the next week or so,and cannot wait to share that with all of you while I do it.
I also finished a few things while at the hospital. I finished my book I was reading (The Pioneer women a Love story) and my lap blanket that I knitted. I will blog pics of this soon. I think it was what kept me sane throughout all the ordeal.

Again I want to say Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your prayers and cares. miracles really do happen. 


  1. I am so glad that you had a chance to post. I have been praying for you all. Happy Birthday to Jill. Have a wonderful evening with your family.


  2. Oh, your post got me to crying. I can only imagine how it felt to be needed so much in two places at once. I'm sure your sweet daughter understood about her birthday. Husband are gifts from God and I know you're so blessed to have a great one who is such a loving father as well. So glad to hear that your mother is on the mind and hope she continues on with her healing. Sending lots of hugs,
    Cary Ann

  3. Hi, Jessica, I am glad to hear your mom has shown improvement! I hope she continues to get better. I am sorry you missed out on giving Jill a party. It must be so hard keeping up with everything while your mom is in the hospital. Your husband is really nice to be helping out the way he does.

    I hope you are having a nice weekend.