View out the plane window on the 11 minute flight from Seattle to Victoria.
Yes, after 3 months in the hospital and just before discharge the decision was made that Mom could not return to assisted living and needed a nursing home. So, off I flew to Victoria, BC to get that done. Way too much pressure! I'm not sure how long it will take to recover and I still have so much to do. I'm anticipating a trip back in early June. Meanwhile, a lot of details to take care of. I lost Mom's good jewelry, not much but it was a consequence of my rushing and trying to get things done. Sigh!
Oh, well. She is in a safe and good place with lovely gardens.
I'm behind in my classes and my pain level has gone up a notch. Still, life is pretty good.
The newest grandbaby seems to be thriving, the second oldest one turned 21 today and we are going to a ballet performance tomorrow that the eldest grandchld is in. She's graduating from college. Hard to believe that much time has gone by! All the grandkids seem to be healthy - and that makes us happy!
Victoria was lovely as usual and I got to spend some time with several family members - always fun.
At the last minute dashed to Berkeley to Scrapbook Territory for National Scrapbook Day. Had a lovely time, Daniela Costa was a great hostess, as usual.
I'm participating in Lain Ehmann's Layout a Day scrapbook challenge for May. All my LO's are in my photostream on Flickr. You can link here
So, a little late for NSD but just in time for Memorial Day I think it's time for a give away.
How about a $25 gift certificate to Just make a comment on this post to enter. If you do not provide an e-mail address with your comment you will not be entered into the drawing. Too hard to find winners without that info. Prize winner will be determined on Memorial Day, May 27th. Good Luck!


Gail said...

Whirlwind trip for you!
Glad you had safe travels.
My son is stationed in Victoria, he's in the Navy!
I wish I'd be organized enought to do a layout a day!

BethW said...

Lovely picture. So sorry to hear about the problems with your Mother's health.But glad to hear she is in a lovely place with good care.Maybe you'll have a chance to catch up and unwind soon. LOL-not sure how you do both at the same time,but you understand what I was trying to say.

Cindy deRosier said...

An 11 minute flight? I'd be far more tolerant of flying if all trips were only 11 minutes long!

Sounds like you had a great NSD. I still have never been to Scrapbook Territory. I really should plan a trip one of these days. Off to check out your LOAD projects!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

hey Karen,

What a beautiful view you had out your window. so sorry to hear about your mom. Maybe the misplaced jewelry will appear.

resatwo at sbcglobal dot net

Karen Poirier-Brode said...

Cindy, you won! I'll arrange this tomorrow. Today has been too busy. Congrats!

Cindy deRosier said...

Thank you very much!! The timing was awesome - my husband and I were away celebrating our 9th anniversary (a 24 hour getaway while Grandma stayed with our son) and I came home to an email from saying you'd given me a gift certificate! What a fun anniversary gift, since my husband I had decided our night at the B&B was our gift to each other. :) Thanks again for your generosity!

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