Tuesday Turn About #133 January Joy

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Let’s party, shall we? With Tuesday Turn About #133 January Joy!


The first party of the year was a little bit of this and a little bit of that!

Well, the first week of January was filled with lots here in our family!

My siblings and I made the decision to move our mom to memory care. It was a difficult decision, and we had decided last Tuesday to wait. However, the next day the Lord opened a plethora of doors that we walked through (He obviously had other plans for Mom), and Mom will be moving to “Traditions” on Thursday of this week. She will be in the same community and it is the best possible situation.

We would so appreciate your prayers, as moving a loved one with dementia is always a challenge. And, we are finding that it is different with every loved one and their family.

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Now… Onto some January hi-jinx. Well, more like some projects that will hopefully bring you some January joy!

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This Week’s Features:

A REAL Bucket List!

Want a SUPER cute idea for a family bucket list? Creatively Beth is sharing her family’s special and easy way to ‘fill your bucket’. (And you can even customize the colors!)

tuesday turn about 133 january joy bucket with colored popsicle sticks and wording

Cutie-Patootie Beanie

Okay… I know we all can’t take our eyes of this darling little model… but the beanie is ALMOST as cute! AND, Tomiko from Kiku’s Corner is sharing how YOU can create this sweet little hat, too!

toddler in orange shirt with yellow crocheted beanie

A Nod to Mom

Not only is this buffalo check coaster so pretty, it also reminds me of my mom. Before dementia hit, Mom was an extremely smart lady and a wonderful seamstress and crafter. She loved making plastic canvas coasters to gift to her family and friends, and she always made each set special. Alex from Eye Love Knots is sharing how YOU can make these cute little coasters in a snap!

tuesday turn about 133 january joy plastic canvas coaster on wood surface with red berries

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  1. I know how difficult it is to move a loved one with dementia from one space into another. It’s challenging for them and for those who are trying to do the best they can for their loved one. Sending prayers for strength for your family. Thanks for hosting the party, Julie. It’s appreciated.

  2. I’m so sorry about your mom. My husband and I are dealing with the same issue. Both of his parents recently went into a memory care unit! It’s so hard to see them deteriorating, but we are praying and putting it in God’s hands! I’ll add your family to my prayers! Have a good week! Donna

    1. Thanks, Donna! We see how the Lord is taking care of Mom… and we are SO thankful to Him. She seems to be adjusting quite well!

  3. Julie, placing your mom in memory care was a hard call to make. I hope/pray she is able to handle this new transition and settles into the new place and routine.

    1. Thank you, Rachelle… she seems to be adjusting really well, and she has made new friends. Looks like her new roommate might be coming soon, too!

  4. I’m so glad you were able to get your mom in a great place closeby. We’ve been thru this with my MIL, but has been so much better for her. Thanks for hosting, Julie. take care.

  5. Oh Julie – my heart goes out to you and your siblings! What a hard decision to make! I hope it turns out to be a good situation for everyone.

    And it’s so sweet of you to continue with this party in the midst of everything. Take care my friend, and you’ll be in my thoughts for sure!

    1. Well, the link party is about the ONLY post I’m doing the last few months, with an exception here and there! Hoping this move will help me be able to have a lighter heart, and feel like sharing more! When you are dealing with a parent with dementia, it’s quite draining! She seems to be enjoying it there. There are a couple things we need to ‘squeak’ about, but hopefully will get better soon!

  6. Thanks for all the tips!
    You and your family will be in my prayers as you transition your mom to memory care. This is never easy, but the Lord will give you and your mom His perfect peace.

    1. Thank you SO much, Suzanne! The Lord is indeed giving us peace, and we are looking to Him to be faithful, as He ALWAYS is! 😉

  7. Juli, I can’t imagine. Thiis must be difficult but I am sure your mom is better off. I prays it’s the best for her and all of you.

    Thanks for hosting!

    1. It seems like a good move so far… she is actually liking it there and sharing how she is meeting new friends!

  8. I’m so sorry Julie. Such a tough decision to have to make! But.. it sounds like you have been given a clear path forward and I just know it will be the best thing for all of you. I am keeping you and your family in my prayers. Thanks so much for hosting today but please remember to take care of yourself through all of this too!

    1. Thank you for the prayers, Denise. God is showing Himself faithful, as always! He is so good, and Mom is doing well!

  9. Julie, I am keeping you and your dear Mom in my prayers. This is a difficult time for all of you. We are happy that she has a place in the memory care facility that will be able to give your dear Mom the care she needs. Bless you in these next few days. May you feel God’s arms around you as you go through this process.

    1. She is acclimating well, Mary-Ann. She actually moved from assisted living to the memory care in the same building. I think that helped!

  10. Julie,
    Continued prayers for your Mom and you and your family…
    Thanks again for hosting this lovely party every week! I know how much time goes into doing so and I want you to know that it is greatly appreciated!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  11. Julie, I’ll say a prayer that your mother’s transition will be one that she will quickly adjust to and that your family will take comfort in the decision.
    Kiku’s baby is so adorable, and that little hat is too!
    So happy to be back in my home groove again now that the holidays are over. I’m starting to find fun ways to decorate our new home while keeping it simple. Thanks for the party and allowing us to share.

    1. Thank you, Rita! She actually seems to be adjusting well so far. She is lighter hearted, and being kept busier, which is good. She needed that. We have a meeting with the director this week, and that will be good. 🙂 Looking forward to seeing your home evolve into your style!

  12. Continuing to keep you and your family in my thoughts. I can only imagine what you’re going through, and how much strength it takes to make a decision like this, but I think it will be good for her to be in a facility where she can get 24 hour care with nurses and specialist. Fingers crossed for a smooth move.

    Secondly, thank you so much for featuring my plastic canvas coaster! I love what you have shared. Your mom sounds like a wonderful woman that put a lot of love into her gifts making beautiful things that will bring back such great memories when they’re pulled out. My aunt taught me plastic canvas nearly 15 years ago. I think of her every time I work a project.

    1. You are so welcome for the feature, Alexandra! And thank you for the kind words. The Lord is being so faithful. Mom is doing quite well! She was in assisted living in the same community before this, so it’s been helpful!

  13. Blessings to you and all your family, may the loving relationship be maintained while your mom receives the care and oversight she needs at this time. In our own family, we had a seven-year journey of care for our Mom. Be sure to use some time and energy for yourselves as well, take care.

    1. Thanks, Melynda. Yes, I am trying to get rest. Sometimes it’s hard has I also work outside of the home full-time, have 5 grandchildren, and the blog to run! 😉 But, God is good, and I’m trusting Him through it all!

  14. Holding you and your family in my thoughts and prayers as you navigate this challenging time. I remember all too well how emotional and stressful this decision is. I hope your mom settles in well. Hugs from Canada xoxo

    1. She is doing well, Sandra, thank you! She was in assisted living in the same community, so this was a good move for her. She seems happier already!

  15. That “beanie baby” is just the cutest! I learned to knit over the Christmas holidays, so I might just have to check out her tutorial. Praying for your mom, Julie! I know this has been a big decision.

    1. Is that little toddler adorable? Well, I bet you will have some wonderful posts on a new hobby soon! 😉 Thanks for prayers, BB!

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