Well I really lucked out because one of the ladies was closing down her space and everything was $2.00.
I found this darling little hand painted Nippon tray with sweet little pink roses. I knew right away I wanted it. I'm redoing my office in pinks and greens and this would be perfect to hold paperclips on the desk.
Then I found this pretty little plate with pink roses. This will be going in the office also.
On my way out I saw this vintage plant stand hiding in the corner. So I grabbed it too. I'm going to paint this. Maybe pink or white and it will go outside in my garden.
So for $6.00 I got three great little treasures.
Many of you have emailed and asked about my brother, Gene. So I wanted to give you an update.
For those of you that don't know, my brother, whom I call my Hero (see past posts in May for whole story) had a stroke and has been in the hospital for over a month now.
Gene is slowly progressing a bit each day. He now is able to pull his leg up and move it forward and back. Still no movement in his toes though. He even took 10 steps the other day! We are all thrilled with this because the therapist said he knows he will one day be back to walking like normal.
Gene has just started to get some tiny bit of movement in a few fingers in his right hand. He is also getting some movement back in his arm. Not a lot but we will take it for now!
His speech is getting a lot better. At first we couldn't hardly understand anything but now I would say about 85-90% of the time everyone can understand him. When he gets really tired or lazy and doesn't try as hard then it drops down. However, if you ask him to repeat it he will do so and you will be able to understand him again.
We do not know when he will be going home as the insurance will only give an OK for a week at a time. For now we know he will be there at least through next Friday.
They are working on him transferring from the wheelchair to the car so he can be ready to go home when they release him.
His sprits are still up. He is cracking jokes and making us and the hospital workers laugh. He is eating just fine. I bring him in food at least once a week as the hospital food isn't that great. He says I sneak food to him but I always check with the staff to make sure what I'm bringing is OK. I think he likes to think he is sneaking and being bad though. It makes it more fun. Sort of a game to see if we can away with it.
He wanted me to thank you all again and to let you know your prayers are working.
The cards are still coming in and he has them all up in his room. It really makes him happy to see how people around care about him getting better.
So thank you to each and every one of you from my Hero and from me.
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Hugs to everyone,