I wanted to thank you all so much for your thoughts and prayers for my BIL.
He is still in the hospital but getting better. They have started to try to get him of the ventilator and hopefully he can come home some time this week.
I don't know if I have shared much about my BIL with you and his situation.
16 years ago he was in a car accident that left him what they call an incomplete quadriplegic. He has no feeling from about mid chest down and he can only move his arms some, his right more than his left, and has limited movement in his wrists and fingers.
Basically he has no fine motor skills.
He has adapted to life very well, works on a computer, NOOK operates his chair and so on. He is the most patient guy I have ever met and has taken all of this with great attitude and determination.
Anyway, when he gets a cold that you and I can just take medicine for, it is a bit more complicated for him. It usually turns into pneumonia and a hospital stay is normally in his near future. He has had so much done to him over the years, it breaks my heart. It seems like being in the hospital sometimes causes more issues and things can snowball pretty quickly.
Anyway, this stay brought on some new issues and we just weren't quite sure what was going on for a while. My MIL does not leave his side and takes care of him like no other could. She is amazing!
I would love to tell you more about him, maybe in another post one day.
But please know that your prayers meant so much and they are being answered.
I tried to keep busy last week and it was nice that the weather here was summer-like so we were able to go outside and do a bit of gardening, sit on the deck and just play in the grass.
Things are green around here and it feels so good!
We had a few days where the clouds were amazing!
Distant storms and beautiful sunsets that casts amazing colors on them.
Below is a shot that I took coming home from the hospital one night.
I actually captured a lightening bolt with my Iphone!
I also found myself painting quite a bit, it relaxes me and keeps my mind busy.
I finished the painting that I shared my frustrations with earlier,
and I also started and finished another painting.
This one was fun with the splatter painting, although I am still finding paint all over. :)
The splash over the rock took me a few tries but I got a chance to learn how to use some different brushes and see which ones that I like the most.
I started yet another painting on Friday, but I just started the sky so I will share that one later.
(These are all paintings from the step by step book I am still working from by Jacqualine Penney)
I am sorry that I haven't shared any home projects with you, I honestly haven't done any.
I hope to paint my entry way soon and now that it is nice out we have turned our attention to the yard and garden.
I hope you have had a wonderful weekend and the week ahead is beautiful for you.
I miss visiting and hopefully this week I can have some time to come see you. :)