Tuesday, June 30, 2009
He was very disoriented after coming out of the anesthesia, but he said one nurse did a good job at bringing him back to reality. It's not like him though. He usually comes out of it relativey easy and is cracking jokes. I waited until they gave him something for the pain and then I left. I will go back early tomorrow to see him.
The doctor gave me a glossy colored picture of the bleb on the lung but I won't share that here. It's a little too graphic for some stomachs, but I certainly find it facinating lol.
Well, I am tired and hungry, but I wanted to come on here and thank each of you for your thoughts and prayers. We all thank you! He will be in for a few more days to make sure there aren't any more leaks. I will let you know how he does.
I certainly hope everyone is having a great week! I want to see some updates on all your blogs of things you have been making!
Monday, June 29, 2009
I started with making what I thought was going to be a mat, but ended up to be a pillow. I seem to always make pillows. Need to venture out to different things. My friend Pat said she will show me how to needle turn applique sometime soon, and I just wanted to try my hand at it. I didn't have matching thread but did the best I could for the first try. I enjoyed it very much even if I was doing things wrong lol. I backed it with a piece of muslin and aged it with Betty's walnut stain formula that she offers with some of her purchased patterns. I'm happy with it and was really happy to finally use one of those leather buttons from a man's jacket in the center!
Then I decided to do a punch needle. This one came together relatively quickly. Just took time to paint the board to go along with it.
Oh, I forgot. On Friday, Nicole and I painted her brothers bedroom which will now be hers. It's just a little bit bigger than hers. Definitely a bigger closet than what she had which is good too. She had chosen two colors to paint it and I really like the results. Here's just a shot of her painting.
We still haven't picked out carpet yet. That is going to be a little while yet. I did pick up some paint chips for her room that will be my new wool room. Am really looking forward to that!
Ok, now for the Awful Monday part. My mil had a doctor's appointment today (just a checkup), but I had to have her cancel it. George has been battling a cold for about 3 weeks now. Coughing a lot, and last night he did some major coughing. This morning he got up went into the bathroom, but never made it into the shower at that point. He was having trouble breathing. Wasn't sure if it was his heart or lung. Being a "man", he just wanted to go to the doctors. He had a 12:00 appointment and got in the shower around 10:00. When he got out of the shower, even with the window and door wide open, his breathing got worse. So after a very long day of taking him to the doctors and having a chest xray, George had a tension pneumothorax. Which is a completely collapsed lung, and the pressure from the air that was building up inside, it was pushing to the other side and on his esophagus and heart. So I took him to the emergency room and they put in a chest tube. This is the second time it has happened and on the same side. We talked with a doctor and have agreed to have it operated on. And that will take place sometime tomorrow.
After the tube was put in, he is feeling much more comfortable. I watched them put the tube in. I had to stand my ground with the emergency room doctor that I was staying there. I've been through this before with George and watched the whole procedure before. This doctor did it a little differently, but George was just fine. I know they were worried that I'd be on the floor passed out. But he's my husband and I wasn't leaving. I know a lot of people wouldn't watch, but I am intrigued but it all. The nurses said I should be a nurse lol. They gave me a copy of his chest xray, and it's the only thing I have from today to show you. I teased George about not having my camera with me to update my blog of his adventure. I didn't want to get him laughing because he couldn't breathe right. But it was funny! Now the picture isn't gory, so don't worry. Just a shot of a collapsed lung. The one on the right has all these squiggly lines going through the lung. that is normal and full. The one on the left (which is his right lung) is totally collapsed and I drew a circle around his lung deflated. The solid black area is all air, and was pushing everything to the other side. Very dangerous. Some of you might find it interesting, some may not. I'm ready to chill out the rest of the night. Haven't called Nicole yet. She is in Ocean City, MD for a week, and there really isn't anything she can do. And we don't want to worry her. I'll know when it's the right time to call her if I need to at all. Craig did come and visit his dad this afternoon. He works at the hospital in the IT department.
I'm just asking for prayer for George. I believe in prayer and I KNOW it helps. It helped him last time this happened. That's why he didnt' need the surgery. God answered. But we dont' want this to happen again, and that is why he's agreed to it. I just ask that God be with George and the Doctor's hands tomorrow. Thank you for your prayers.
Have a wonderful week everyone! I hope the sun is shining and the hands are busy in whatever you choose to do...
Thursday, June 25, 2009
I remember my mom would always call me at the time I was born which was 11:02 a.m. No matter where I was, and she would sing Happy Birthday to me on the phone. I loved it. And ohh, how I miss it. Hope Craig enjoyed hearing my voice. Although he did tell me at dinner time that I wasn't the first one on his message machine. NationWide Insurance called him to wish him a Happy Birthday LOL. Guess I'm number 2....
So we met Craig and his girlfriend Lake at a resaurant in MD. It wasn't far from where my husand works, so he went there straight from work. Nicole and I drove together. We had a nice meal, and good conversation. I was happy Nicole remembered her camera. I forgot mine. Left it in my bag from this morning when I was at Linda's shop. I started whipping my rug. So Nicole took some shots for me, and I was able to snap one of her and her brother. Craig and Lake
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Here is Genny's rug that she is working on. I love her enthusiasm and how she just jumps right in to hook. I think it's turning out great.
Tomorrow is our son Craig's 22nd Birthday. We will either be going out to dinner as a family or they will come here. Haven't figured that out yet. Looking forward to spending some time with him and his girlfriend Lake.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful Wednesday!!
Monday, June 22, 2009
Nicole really out did herself for her Dad yesterday. Saturday we were still running around trying to figure out something to get him and came up empty handed. She didn't want to get him another pair of shorts or a tee shirt. So I said how about some of his favorite candy and she can take him out to lunch. So that's what we decided. I picked up the bag of peanut chews and gave them to her. I just expected her to wrap them, but what she did brought a smile to my heart. I had no idea she was going to do this. I went to bed Saturday night and on Sunday morning this is what her Dad woke up too. This was on our bedroom door as we walked out.
Then going down the hall......
There was one on each step going down, but it was too dark for a picture. This was at the bottom of the stairs lol
Then into the foyer...
This led into the kitchen where he had a personalized menu waiting for him, along with his Father's Day card. Inside the card she said she was taking him out to lunch, and that SHE was driving lol. I had to take a picture of the menu. She stayed up making this the night before. I have a hard time believing that we didn't hear a thing. Especially when she came into our room to put the sign on. Our door squeeks. Scary to think anyone could have come in! We were probably just snoring away. That would have scared anyone off anyway lol. So here's the menu.
And the final bow handing him his candy LOL.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
It rained pretty much the entire day. But that didn't stop us from having some fun. I took Beth to see Linda's shop, and was very surprised to see that Linda was back from Hawaii. It was a nice visit, and we talked for quite a while. Didn't mean to keep Linda from her work!
From there we went to Red Robin for a delicious lunch, and then to Kohl's (I had to return a couple items), and the to Michael's and Joanne's. Came back to my house and had pizza for dinner and then she talked me into making one of the pin cushions like I made her for her birthday. Joanne had given me some of these boxes a while back, and I've been wanting to make something with them. I still have to make one for her for her generosity. She has to tell me what design she wants though. Anyway, I had fun using one of Betty's free patterns of her cat. I can't draw, so I used one of hers. She has some awesome patterns, check them out! I bought the sheep pattern from her and punched that up for Beth too.
Hope everyone is enjoying their day....
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Janice and Joe have such a lovely piece of property.
Katie ran out of her strips that she brought with her, and you can see on the left hand side of the border (that little tiny white spot), how much more she has to go! I took a picture of this last week and I was amazed at how much she accomplished.
Janice too! Same thing. I took a picture of it last week, and see how much she got done?
Her dog Milly had to come and join us too. She's too cute, and is such a sweet dog.
Directly across the stree from Janice is a field where there are some of these... I had to go take a look. The guy who owns them was feeding them some grain.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Saturday was a busy day with running. Nicole had a dress fitting for the wedding she is in next month. The dress is very simple and very pretty. An ice blue in color. I also got to see the bride in her gown which was just beautiful, and the Vicki, the mom of the bride had her dress on to be altered too. Oooh, the color is like a teal blue and she was being teased for the "bling" it had on it. Very elegantly beaded. Me? I have no idea yet what I will wear for the wedding. It's something I will have to go out and buy. Hmm, will have to start looking soon! Nicole drove us to Walmart to develop some pictures of her prom for Brandon's parents, and then to Lowe's for some paint chips for painting her room. She is getting Craig's room and I'd really like to get the ball rolling on that. George seems to think he fixed the floor problem. And before we get the new carpet in there, we will paint the walls. so hopefully in the next week we will have it painted. THEN, I get to start planning on making her old bedroom my new wool room. I really want to take everything piece by piece and get it organized.
The rest of the day I spent on making a few birthday gifts. I know she is reading my blog, so I can't post any pic's. Beth will be coming out on Wednesday to spend the day so we can celebrate her birthday which is the 26th. I'm looking forward to it. I'm sure we will stop at Linda's, go out for lunch, and then who knows what. Can't wait!
Yesterday I putzed around, worked on finishing up a few things around here, and then just relaxed. Again, another gorgeous day, although it was hot.
How odd it felt this morning not to have to get up super early to get Nicole to school. She's still sleeping! In all honesty, I could have stayed in bed a lot longer than I did. But I knew if I didn't push myself to get up and do my exercising, it wouldn't get done. Glad I did, and I know it's done for the day. The house is very peaceful right now, and I'm just enjoying it. I think I'll grab a cup of coffee and maybe go out on the deck and plan what I have to do today.
Tonight I will be going to EB to hook with the girls again at Janice's. I'm looking forward to that, since I didnt' get to any hooking this weekend.
Sure hope today is a great start to a wonderful week for all of you! Be creative..
Thursday, June 11, 2009
She brought home her clay projects she worked on this year. One of her pieces blew up in the Kiln which was a shame. It was her favorite she said. I did take a shot of her other pieces. She told me I could have the two smaller pieces. I was happy. I really like them. The other piece is her Tikki piece. She wanted them to nest inside each other, and she did a great job! The smaller piece was also supposed to open and she would have a third piece, but it was sealed together. No biggy. On the top of the large one, she etched in one of her favorite Proverbs from the bible. I forget off hand which one it was. And then on the smaller one she has a verse from 1Timothy. Glad the school didn't say anything about it. Sometimes you never know how they will feel. There was a third piece like the 2 I get to have, but it wasn't fired. The teacher said she could bring it back next year. He had to finish up the Seniors pieces before school was out, so time ran out.
So now that school is out, I'm sure tomorrow I will hear "I'm bored", "What can I do"? LOL. I really thought that would stop as they got older, but it hasn't yet~.
Went to a few yard sales this morning before I had to pick her up, but found absolutely nothing. Was bummed in a way. I was able to work more on my rug yesterday and got another section filled in. I'm hoping later to lay some lettering on it for my initials and date to see where I will want to place them and then write it on there. Ooooh, so close to being done!!!! Two things need to be decided. Which way the rug will hang, and what color wool I will use for the lettering. So, do any of you have any suggestions? The way the picture is right now is one way, and the lettering would be on either side in place of those small flower things. Or, imagine it turned counter clockwise and now the lettering would be on top and bottom. I think I like it on the sides, but will play with it. And if you had to pick out a colored wool for the lettering which one would you use? I don't want it to stand out too much. The green in the little leaves that stick out on the left was my first choice. Just thought I'd see what others feel. Would appreciate any opinions. Also, I'm thinking about the flower in the top right hand corner. That light teal is right up against the black. I'm thinking of adding a strip of maybe the brown base of the flower to the outer part. What do you think?
Off to get some things done before I sit down and work on this some more this evening. Thanks for any input you would like to share!
Wow, it's Thursday already. The week is just about over. Hope it has been a good week for you all.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
And these small mats were done by Ann. I hope I didn't get them switched on who hooked what.
Ruth was finishing up her rug for her daughter. She has one lucky daughter!! Each piece that Ruth has done seems to be for her daughter as a gift. I'm waiting for Ruth to hook a piece for herself. Each piece that she has done for a gift she says is "not" her lol. Ruth likes very light backgrounds. She's really not into the primitive stuff.
Margaret is working on a runner that I just love. I love all the colors she used. Very cool pattern!
And this is another of Brenda's pieces. I had posted a pictuare of this a while back, and now she has gone back and took out the purple she had in there. The water lillies are sculpted as well. Love that blue background. Great job!
Janice and her husband Joe have a daughter Krista who is expecting their first child in August. She lives in Florida. Both Janice and Joe love to create things. They are very much into the colonial style and so is their daughter. Joe is gifted in so many areas when it comes to making things. He built this cradle to give to her. It is just beautiful. I asked him if I could share it on my blog and he said yes. He also teased me about signing a piece of paper, but we didn't get that far lol. Isn't it wonderful? What a lucky daughter!! Can't wait to hear what Krista has. A boy or a girl. They didn't want to know. Kim above is also awaiting her first grandchild. Her daughter is due next week! She is going to have a little girl. Praying for a smooth delivery for both of them!!
And here is mine. I am getting there! Closer and closer the background is getting filled in. I am happy now with the all the flowers. I just needed to walk away from it for a while. How about that? Saved me from doing some reverse hooking! I love my background too. It really makes everything pop.