Friday ended up being one of those days honestly I just couldn't believe! As I last left off I had told you mom had the seizure on Thursday etc. Well Friday morning she was doing much better, but of course she wasn't back to herself at all. We had a doc appointment for her at 11 so I was running around doing her laundry and trying to get her things together etc. before we left, as I have to have her ready to drop off by 3:30 (at my bil's work) in the afternoon for the week-end. Well, I had helped her select some clothes, told her to go ahead and get dressed (she had already had her shower etc.,) and I went into to use the bathroom. Next thing I knew I heard her let out a shriek and then a giant clump. My heart in my throat I ran to her room and there she laid on the floor having fallen and knocked over the little round table in her room! She usually sits down (I have said it a million times) to put her pants on, but for some reason she didn't do it and ended up on the floor. I could tell she wasn't seriously injured so I was able to get her up and standing in a couple of minutes and then helped her get clothes on and got her settled on the couch so I could get everything else done. She was complaining her arm hurt though (she could move it easily and there was nothing to see) so I figured now we would have to add getting x-rays done onto our day. Sure enough the doc examined her and just to be safe sent us for x-rays. She is going to increase her seizure meds at night as well hoping this will get her through the mornings. She has had every one of her seizures between the hours of 7 and 7:30 am. Really kind of weird. We also got an order to see a new neurologist. I honestly can't take the time to tell you the rest of the day, but if it could go wrong it did. Pharmacy messed up her meds and we had to HASSLE that. (really long, really draining story!) X-rays had to be done a good half hour from here as that is the only one that would take her insurance. Clothes got loaded into dryer, but dryer didn't get turned on. Bumper to bumper traffic it seemed every where we went, and on and on it went. As it turned out her arm was fine and I was grateful, but seriously by the time she got out of my car and into my BIL'S (we meet at his work as it is MUCH closer for me than driving her all the way to their house) I was just completely exhausted. I never took so much as a minutes break (even ate our lunch in the car between appointments) all day long. I rolled into our driveway around 4:45, and I was just done....Then on Sun. morning I heard from my sister that mom had a stomach flu (or so we think it was!) pretty much ALL week-end...sigh. So my poor sister was up with her all night long changing sheets etc., and caring for her. I am sooo hoping she is doing better today and we have a MUCH better week.
I did have a relaxing week-end, though I had to do a lot of errands that I would ordinarily do during the week. I put them off now until the week-end as it is just so much easier without mom. But there was LOTS of "down" time and I took advantage of every moment let me tell you. I did get to the fabric store (my favorite place in case you haven't figured it out, haha) and decided on all the fabrics to make James and Larissa's baby bedding, and quilts for both their baby and Melody's. I was considering ordering the kits to save time, but decided against it when I figured out I could get ALL the fabric for the bedding, (4 sheets, bumper pads, bed skirt) and two quilts for the price it would have cost for one of the kits! And I needed 2! And I would have still had to buy the bedding fabric! Just couldn't justify it. Now of course I don't HAVE to do any of this. But I really WANT to. It is definitely the way I relax and it occupies my hands and mind, and I just flat out enjoy it, so I press on. Then on Sunday we went down to San Diego and church was just wonderful as always. The message lifted my spirits and calmed my heart, and I felt it had been given just for me, haha. Funny how that works sometimes. After church we went to their house for lunch and spent a little time with the grands. We left a little earlier than usual as I still had to stop at the mall and pick up something for my sister for her party this week-end. I have a few things left to do to prepare for that as well, so this week is filling up fast.
Just want to show you a couple of quick pictures of the fabric, and then I am going to get busy with all I must get done before mom gets back here this afternoon. Hope you all enjoy your week and can spend some time reflecting on the wonder of the resurrection of Christ and the power it has in our lives! Blessings to you all! Debbie
|THIS IS FOR MELODY'S NEW BABY' RAG QUILT...COULDN'T RESIST THE COW PRINT!|
|ISN'T THIS DARLING?|
|FOR ALL THE BEDDING AND QUILT. I LOVED THE SWEET SIMPLICITY OF THIS. THE SUNLIGHT IS MAKING THIS LOOK A LITTLE LIGHTER THAN IT ACTUALLY IS...|