Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A Rough Week

Last Tuesday my Mom became ill and after a day in the ER, it was decided to put her in the hospital until she got better. Needless to say, it was a very stressful week. The good news is that she is better and back at home this week.


I worry about my Mom … a lot. She is 82 years old and very independent. She lives alone and does very well for herself. But I worry. I can’t help it.

I guess what happens, is that our roles do reverse as we age. I have become the Mom. And when things don’t go as they should, I take the responsibility on myself.


I spent almost every waking minute at the hospital, and it was a good thing I did. Many elderly people just don’t know how to ask for what they need. Even the most basic things.

My little teddy bear life has been on hold for a bit. And that is as it should be. As hard as it is for my Mom to accept, she is my priority. I would do anything for her.

I feel very blessed to have her in my life and to be able to share “old age” with my “little Mom.”

I love you, Mom!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Bears of 2011 (Part 2)

Here’s part two of all the bears I made in 2011.

AudreyFingers1000     MollyShoulders1000

PrescottlHand1000     MartinSitting1000

SmittyFingers1000     JunoSitting(2)1000

CrosbyCloseUp1000     NashvilleSitting1000

MoLi&PingKiss(c)1000     WaltShoulders1000

AbeleneSitting1000     GrahamCloseUp1000

LandauStanding(3)1000     006

BrewerSitting1000     WolfsonSitting1000

JasmineStanding1000     GracieSitting(4)

Mink#1Sitting1000     005_edited

Morton (3)     WhipperHP1000

Thank you all for joining me here in 2011. Hopefully, we’ll have a lot more faces to post here in 2012.

Many hugs from Vicki and the 2011 Bears!

The Bears of 2011 (Part 1)

I  thought it would be great fun to remember the faces of 2011 by posting pictures of all the teddy bears I made last year… perhaps as inspiration to create another parade in 2012. Here they are, in order of date created!

SergeSide1000      SergeShake1000

ElsaSitting1000     AlbertSitting1000

CharlesSittingSide1000     ArthurSittingCOff1000

AmberlyLeaning1000     BusterSitting1000

AnthonyStandingCoat1000     RascallHand1000

HoneycombSitting1000     LinkSittingC1000

CarmellaSitting1000     MetroSittingSide1000

MellowSitting1000     JoJoCloseUpHood1000

MadsenSitting1000     SrgIIFingers1000

ReinholdStanding1000     LostSitting

RhapsodySitting1000     AngeloSitting1000

LighteningHand1000     JasperSideSitting1000

TinkSitting1000     TimSitting(2)1000

ChingSitting(3)1000     MorrisHand1000

LamborghiniHand(2)1000     BeniSitting(1)1000

Thought it would be better to post this in two separate blog posts.

Thanks! Vicki