Monday, August 22, 2016

Monday Selection

Happy Monday, my friends,

Thought I'd share a few random things with you today, linking in with Tamar for Good, Random, Fun. Maybe even "Blue Monday" with Jeanne?

Good:
Daughter Heidi continues to improve from her stroke. She has all feeling back in her hands and face, no speech problems, and only occasionally feels a little tired and stressed. She mentioned a few days ago a feeling of fear she is trying to overcome. I found this website about emotions following a stroke, and thought I'd share it with you, just in case you know someone who has had a stroke, many times more severe than my daughter's. Emotions and Stroke. 

Random:
As we were driving from the Ozarks, I had called ahead to meet up with a former boss and mentor. Peter was instrumental in the direction of my career in banking, and is still working as a financial advisor for Wells Fargo. We met at a country club in St. Louis for lunch. I'll always be grateful for his leadership.
Fun:
We have just about six weeks to wait for the arrival of our great granddaughter. Here's Lexi at the shower I attended in Illinois. She has always been very photogenic with her peaches and cream complexion. The new baby will be Adalyn Beth. 

Have you ever seen a diaper cake? This is a series of rolled up paper diapers around a bottle of baby lotion of baby oil, then tied with a ribbon of some sort. In addition to two "cakes" like this one, Lexi's hubby had a golf outing of about 30 guys, and each brought a case of diapers as an entry fee. Big help for this young couple. He is starting dental school this fall in Chicago.

Have a super Monday, everyone. Keep cool....fall is on the way!

Linda Kay

24 comments:

Tom said...

Busy times for you!

The Furry Gnome said...

Cute cake!

baili said...

great sharing glad she is getting better by time dear

glad you had good trip and blessed meet with great grand daughter

take care

Betsy Adams said...

Great news about your daughter... Hope she continues to improve.

How nice to meet up with a good friend --who was instrumental in your career.

Congrats on the upcoming new great grandbaby... Lexi is a beautiful young lady.

Hugs,
Betsy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That is very good news about your daughter. And I hope she won't get discouraged. It takes a lot of time to feel like yourself again. Enjoy your week sweet lady. Hugs, Diane

Nonnie said...

Oh, so much going on in your life. I am so sorry to read about your daughter but am glad to read she is improving. I'm praying for her and asking God to continue the healing in her and look forward to reading of her improvements and also about your new grandbaby.
God bless your family.

Mike said...

Diaper cakes are the thing now at baby showers.

Gail said...

Many exciting adventures. One of these days I'm gonna have one...not a baby, an adventure.

Kailani said...

Great news on your daughter! I do hope they aren't prescribing any benzo's for her anxiety though. Those can become physically addicting within a mere 9 days. (just a word of caution, because I just broke free after only 2 weeks of occasional, prescribed use.)

May you have a beautiful, healthy granddaughter with an easy birth for your daughter-in-law!

Gosia k said...

great cake. Greetings from Europe

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love the idea of the entry fee for the round of golf!!!
And the 'cake' is genius.
Yes, she's beautiful...but then again, ALL expectant mothers are.

I am soooooooooooo happy to read that your daughter is improving each and every day.

Tamar SB said...

So glad your daughter is imporving! How exciting to becoming great grandparents!!

LV said...

Never saw a diaper cake. However, this day and time, so many people are creative. May your daughter continue to get better.

"E."BethEdwardsVA said...

wow, it really sounds like you are a busy one. i love to hear that your daughter is improving. so positive sounding. i love the cake made of towels, neat idea! ( :

William Kendall said...

Fear is understandable given those conditions. Good that she's getting better.

fishducky said...

Absolutely love the "cake"!!

Revrunner said...

Ugh! A diaper cake? Really? :-)

Jeanne said...

Hi Linda, I am so glad to hear Heidi has improved so well after her stroke. Depression is a side effect after a stroke. I saw my Uncle go through this but his stroke was more severe and his recovery much slower. I am praying for your daughter's continued recovery.

The baby shower photo is so sweet. The diaper idea is so much help for a new baby coming. They use them so quickly. I would like to see a diaper cake. HA! I am sure the shower was a wonderful time for all. Our first 'great' grand baby is almost 6 months old now. I wish we lived closer. So happy for the soon to be birth of Adalyn Beth. A sweet name. You are blessed.

xo,
Jeanne

Janie Junebug said...

Lexi is beautiful. How nice that people pitch in with much-needed gifts.

Love,
Janie

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I am so glad your daughter is doing better after her stroke.

Denise inVA said...

I am happy that your daughter is recovering from her stroke.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

So glad to hear your daughter is recovering well from her stroke, Linda! Lovely Mom to be - busy times for you - take care. Sending hugs xo Karen

Lowcarb team member said...

So, so pleased your daughter is recovering well.

I do love the 'diaper cake' what a lovely idea

All the best Jan

Far Side of Fifty said...

Those diaper cakes are fun to make! That is a beautiful name they have picked for the baby!
I am glad your daughter is going to be okay, scary for sure, luckily she got the right treatment quickly! :)

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