It's been a stressful year and stress makes me (somewhat stubbornly) productive. This is our Giving Tree. We (me and the poodles) made a lot of gifts for the patients at the Hospice that Seamus and I volunteer at:
Yeh it's over 100 different items and that is good. It's important to make something positive out of challenges. Tomorrow we have our volunteer breakfast and my coordinator asked me to bring these then so that the volunteers could take things for their patients. I'll take a breather for a few weeks and then start all over again for valentines and the regular (birthdays, hugs, thanks to veterans, etc) for the patients.
In other news, Mom is home again from the hospital and still requires a lot of care. My brother and I share responsibilities and it has been working out very well. We are both bushed though and Mom is very weak yet. It'll be a long haul for her, I'm afraid.