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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Update and More Immediate Plans

It has now been three months since hospice became a way of life in our home. Howard is a real trooper, demanding in every way quality of life and refusing to be bedridden regardless of so very much loss of independence. Care must be constant, but already there have been multiple gems in moments of struggle. And laughter continues to play a key role in our lives.

There is no time or energy to paint, not yet. But I have decided, beginning next week, to resume my tutorials on this blog even though Bagatelles and Meanderings will remain on hold for a while. I have relinquished my writer's position on Empty Easel, at least for the time being. Dan has graciously offered for me to resume those tutorials whenever I can, but I won't be doing that any time soon.

Meanwhile, I look forward to getting my thought processes artward. Stay tuned.


Casey Klahn said...

I (among many I am sure) have missed your Compose posts.

Take care of yourself,Diane. I look forward to reading here.

Marianne said...

It is so good to hear that you both still exercise your laughter muscles. They are so important to keep in shape in the day to day way of life! Thinking of you

Cindi said...

i have joined you recently, but i have read and enjoyed all your previous works.. am looking forward to seeing more... your positive additude is contagious and helps, as i go thru a similar struggle.. right now art is my lifesaver.. thank you for sharing your knowledge.. wishing you many days, with special memories!!

Caroline Roberts said...

I've missed you and your posts and I'm glad to see you back. I hope that writing for us is a support for you.

Take care of yourself and Howard, I'm thinking of you both.

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janabouc said...

I'm sorry for this most difficult of passages. I've experienced the blessings of hospice and the way it made living possible in the midst of dying. I hope there is still some laughter possible.

Vonnie Kohn said...

Diane: My soul mate & lifelong partner is in a similar position. Art has been a digression into a place of survival. My prayers are with you..continue to laugh, it's is another key to survival. God be with you. The art will still be there when you pick up your brush. Blessings, Vonnie Kohn

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