Saturday, August 29, 2009

Working On It!

Rats, I just wrote an entire post and hit a wrong button. Poof, it was gone. So here goes again!

I have indeed been working in my craft room. The piecing for the front of the sewing machine cover is done and now I have to put the rest of it together. I have also been making cards for a great-niece and great-nephew's birthday party today. They aren't fancy cards, but I like them anyway. I will post them with this entry. Let me know what you think, okay?

My poor mom. In addition to being broken and battered, she developed a horrible sinus infection and can't hear worth beans. If anyone were to listen in on our converstions, they would think we're angry all the time. Sometimes she and I just look at each other and go "hanh?" for giggles. But I know it is very frustrating for her. On Monday she gets her cast reduced from a full arm length to a wrist/forearm one. I know she is looking forward to that!

All the grands will be here later this morning. They are coming to the birthday party. I love it!!!

Okay, 'nough said for now.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Update on Mom

Mom is doing better! She's getting around much better and is no longer swelling so much. They put a full cast on her yesterday so it has stabilized everything so she feels a little more secure. Posted here is a photo I took after we came back from see the orthopedic surgeon. She looks much more comfortable now!

I am still enjoying the craft room and have even started working on the sewing projects for decorating it. Several hours have been spent over the last few days on making "prairie points". They are the decoration on the machine cover etc. and involve cutting 3" squares and folding twice to get smaller triangles. I have over 70 of them ready to go. My plans are to make the sewing machine cover, an organizer, pillow cover for the chair and valances for the windows and all will have the "points" on them.

On Monday of this week DD and her two littles ones arrived for a very short visit. Whew! If only we find a way to bottle the energy of toddlers so we could dose ourselves with it, someone would be a gazillionaire. LOL! Also posted here is a photo of the babes with their beautiful mom spending some time together. Little granddaughter stayed with me while her mom went to get her hair done, (she took the little man with her...thank goodness). She was pretending to use my PC while I was working on my "points". I was using the iron on the burst of steam setting with my back to her. As I let loose a burst of the steam she politely said, "Excuse you, Grandma! At first I didn't understand why she was excusing me; then it hit me that she thought the steam was me sneezing. What a character she is! I had to show her the steam before she would believe that it wasn't me.


Sunday, August 9, 2009


Mom is home from the hospital but she is having a rough time. I feel so bad for her. She hurts and her breathing is not what it was. They sent her home on oxygen for a while, but I can't see that it is helping as much as it should. Her left hand has almost no skin left on the top and it has started swelling again. It worries me so much. She sounds like she is giving up. Ever wish you could turn back the hands of time? Me, too!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Bad News!

I was on my way home from my daughters home on Sunday when I received a call from my husband. My Mom had been badly injured in a fall while they were trying to reach a favorite fishing spot of my husbands. Things got pretty wild as it took the police, emts and fire dept to get her safely up the slope. She is bruised everywhere plus she is in surgery at the moment for repair of her crushed elbow and thumb. Poor Mom, she is trying to keep her spirits up, but absolutely hates being in the hospital.

On a happier note, my visit with DD was wonderful. We spent part of Saturday at the Chicago Botanical Gardens. It was SO beautiful! I also enjoyed spending time with DD's MIL. Everywhere you turned was a new view full of color and harmony. I loved all the beautiful flowers and watching the grandbabies running so fast. Too fast almost. Danny was hard to keep up with. Ashley kept saying, "Take my picture, Grandma!" and of course, I obliged. I couldn't get Danny to stand still long enough to get good individual photos of him.

After the Gardens we went to lunch at another Garden (Olive Garden). Ashley and Danny picked the olives out of their salad and put them on their fingers to wave at us. While I was sitting there, Ashley reached out, grabbed my hand, and put it next to her cheek. "I'm loving you Grandma! Take a picture!" So, I took a left handed/one handed photo with great difficulty. Turned out so cute!

Sure do wish we would hear something about Mom. This waiting is hard.