Wednesday, March 28, 2007
dad is getting ready to go home either today or tomorrow. They thought he might have to take oxygen with him, but he won't have to do that. The pneumonia has cleared up, they gave him 2 units of blood over the weekend and he is ok from that and his appetite is back. They did do the bone marrow yesterday and he was not a happy camper over that. I don't know what the results were from that. They are going to have a nurse stop in once a week to check his heart and lungs. He does look better and says he feels better. They took out his staples and his incision has healed well. The pacemaker is working well and he wants to go home now.
Will keep you posted on the bone marrow outcome.
Then I got this one:
I just had a call from mom and she brought dad home this morning. He is a very happy camper and so is she. He is doing well. They did not get the report from the bone marrow and one the meds one of the docs wants him on they forgot to write a prescription for. Let's hope this is all his sick time for a long time.
My DH is still gone, he keeps running into little problems that come up after others are fixed. He's not sure if he will be home Thursday or not.
I haven't stitched much lately but I have been working on my April Easter Sampler.
Sunday, March 25, 2007
When I finished that, I started my April Easter Sampler by The Monkey Works.
Saturday, March 24, 2007
There were pretty scary sounds the other night. DH was on the couch watching tv and I was on the computer. I heard a very LOUD BANG, I looked over at DH and he asked if that came through the speakers on the computer and I told him no. He went out on the patio and I followed him out. We could hear "popping" noises, he told me to get back in the house now. I froze. He went around to the front of the house and saw the guy across the street looking around too. He then came inside and went upstairs on the balcony and looked around. He came back and said he didn't hear any sirens so it must have not been much. We heard another loud bang and he went back outside. The guy across the street said he went up to security and asked what the noise was and they said it was "kids playing with fireworks". I kept hearing those loud bangs a couple more times. So far we haven't heard just what it was but kids do play with all kinds of fireworks here. It was pretty scary for a few mintues though.
I didn't do any stitching at all Friday. I just didn't feel like it. Still trying to figure out this XP & IE 7 thing.
DH leaves tonight for a business trip for a few days so maybe I'll get some serious house cleaning done.
Friday, March 23, 2007
This picture shows a line of little girls holding hands facing the immensity of ocean waves.
Alone they might be washed away, but together they stand strong.
Thank you for holding my hand somewhere along the way when I was facing a wave of my own. I hope you will reach for my hand when your own wave threatens.
All of us girls...
Old and young...
Near and far...
Hold special memories of good times we've shared.
We've had our share of hard times when our friends were there to make us feel better.
and our dreams.
Let us never break the chain of friends!
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Dad did not have as good a day yesterday. He is still coughing up blood.but not as much or as often. They are going to do an endoscopy sometime today to see if it coming from the upper GI tract. A lung specialist saw him yesterday while we were there and they are going to start some respiratory therapy on him. He still has no appetite. The chocolate I left him Mon. night was still there yesterday. It didn't appeal to him. He must be sick. He is still getting 2 different antibiotics intravenously every 6 hours. Hopefully the tests today will give us some answers.
Then my DH says he's gotta go away for a couple of days on business, leaving Saturday evening. So I guess I have to go to the grocery store this weekend. Anyone want to come over and keep me company? 3 days of not having to worry about cooking, WOOOO HOOOO!
My sinuses still hurt, but not as bad as yesterday, that attack just came out of nowhere and hit me like a truck. At least the kids have been quiet today.
I finished another project this morning. It's a flip flop ornament by The Cross-Eyed Cricket, there is a whole series of them. I stitched this with Terry on the Needle Nook board. She sent me the lovely fabric to stitch it on. Now I just need to finish the ornament.
Tracy's surgery did not go well, he is worse off than they thought. I am so heartbroken over this.
No more news on my father yet.
(Edited to take out the vent)
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
I started another project yesterday, a Flip Flop ornament that I am doing with a SAL on one of my boards.
I went to the ER desk and made my displeasure known and am writing a
letter to the Administrator and Public Relations Dept. No lunch ever
appeared so mom went to the kitchenette across the hall and got him graham
crax and coffee He will be there until Thurs. because they are giving him IV
antibiotics because they can give heavier doses over a longer period of
time. He is looking and feeling much better and has stopped coughing and
spitting up blood. The reason they had him on respiratory precautions is
because they thought he might have TB. He is going to be fine. He did ask
the nurse if she could change the channel on his TV in the ER as he was
tired of looking at all those wavy lines. She looked at him like he was
nuts. I said he was just kidding that he knew it was the monitor.
One more week for the month long stitchathons
Tracy from San Man originals is having his surgery today and I really hope everything goes well, I will keep him and Sandy in my prayers.
Monday, March 19, 2007
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Thursday, March 15, 2007
And another surprise this morning. He went to the grocery store early this morning to buy stuff for the corned beef & cabbage dinner tomorrow and brought home 4 HUGE, gooey, sticky YUMMY buns from Cinnabon and coffee for breakfast. What a sweetheart he is!
Day 2 update on Spring Awakens, I need to find a darker color blue for the words Spring Awakens.
And of course I hit publish and nothing showed up on my blog. 2 hours later and it still isn't showing up on my blog.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
So far I'm doing good with my March goals, I'll just have to finish up the projects I start this month.
Yesterday I started stitching Spring Awakens by Stitchopolis on 28 count hand dyed fabric called Spring Awakens by Sassy's fabric. I'm using Weeks floss. This will probably be a quick stitch.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Sunday, March 11, 2007
While I'm on the subject of sucks, I can't get to my e-mail today. It was fine earlier today but right now I can't get in. One of my message boards is also messed up again, but there is nothing new about that, it's always messed up for some reason or other. I am about ready to just stay away from that board until things get fixed. As much as I like the ladies there, that Yuku is just so messed up and it gets SO damn frustrating.
I made almost no progress on my anniversary project today. A few stitches here and there and that is about all. I did manage to count and grid to the outside border to make sure I had enough room on the sides of my fabric but that is about it. I did kit up another project called Spring Awakens by Stitchopolis. Maybe I will start that tomorrow.
Saturday, March 10, 2007
WOO HOO!! An update to the order, it's been shipped! I got an e-mail from them this evening. I can't wait to hear what DS says!
After sitting for almost 4 hours on Thursday re-charting my 30th anniversary project I just found the center of the motif I want as my focal point, found the center of the fabric and started stitching. I am going to center all the other motifs over and under the center one and just go from there, it will eventually be made into a bellpull. Here is what it looks like after 2 days of stitching. Not really much progress. I am stitching it on 28 count white opalescent lugana fabric with Anchor brand floss. This was a kit that I bought from an online shop.
My daughter enjoys cross stitching as well. When people post about new designs they see, we both usually look at them. We saw a new design the other day and we both like it so I think I am going to order it and we can stitch it together during the summer. That will be neat to do a mother/daughter project.
Thursday, March 8, 2007
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Ugh, I just don't feel like stitching today. All I have left to do is add the beads to my March blackwork project, about 80 of them, plus I want to start a new project but I don't know what I want to stitch. Here is the progress I made yesterday on it.
Another weekend is starting, basicly it's Friday here. I ordered pizza delivery from Papa John's. Whopee!!
I just hit publish at 1:57PM my time and the post didn't show up, so it must be Wednesday.
Monday, March 5, 2007
Saturday, March 3, 2007
My eye is swolen this morning, it doesn't hurt or sting, it's just swollen. These glasses must be so far off my perscription, they are bifocals but in order to see my computer screen I have to look through a very tiny part of the bottom of my lenses. Really annyoing.
While we're on the subject of annoying, these message board posters are getting on my nerves. They're away from the board for a few days or a week or so, they gotta dig up all the old posts from like 2-3 weeks ago and start posting to them so that all the recent new posts end up at the bottom of the page. I mean news and things that happened 2 weeks ago that is over or resolved and they post to it. Then they have to post to finished project pictures from the middle of last month and all they can post is 2 words, the same two words to EVERY project. So far I've opened up 3 posts that I thought were newly finished projects to find that they are from like the 10th of Feb!! But i suppose that is a great way to run up post counts.
I go to start supper and there's no water. DH gets home from the grocery store after saying he's going to pick up supper, gets home at 6:30 with steaks and vegetables saying let them marinade for a couple hours and we can cook them. 8:30!!! No wonder I can't go to sleep until the wee hours of the morning. I am so tired of eating this late.
I am going to stitch a bit on Scooba Dooba Saturday & Sunday. I got out the floss from the kit for my anniversary piece and put a couple stitches in 2 different pieces of fabric that I had chosen and neither fabric will work with the floss colors so I guess I'll stick with plain old white linen again.
Friday, March 2, 2007
I finished the stitchinng on my March sampler this morning and now I'm trying to do the finishing hemstitching on it. Hopefully I can finish it tonight and be really ahead on my projects for this month.
Despite my eye tearing up and dripping and hurting, I finished my March sampler.
Friday I will finish my March Sampler
It was grey and overcast today, very windy too. If this was anyplace else, I could have said it was going to rain, but not here.
Thursday, March 1, 2007
I started another monthly Sampler project the other day. This one is March Lucky Leprechaun by The Monkey Works. I'm stitching it on 28 count hand dyed fabric with DMC threads. Here is what I have stitched so far. Only 3 more bands and the stitching will be finished.
March 1 starts monthly stitchathons on 2 of my boards so I've got my projects lined up. On the 1st I start a SAL project with another lady on CSC, America Needleroll by Eventide Designs. It is very nice and it looks like it will be a quick stitch.