Valentines Week News and Updates

So how was your Valentine’s Day? Happy? Fun? Relaxed? Romantic? I can only hope it was all of those and more!

My day was filled with pictures of some very special granddaughters;

Sweet, sweet Charlotte, and our Ruby,

My Valentines Day was the start of another adventure. I’m sure I might have mentioned my shoulder has been bothering me for awhile. I try not to be a whiny old lady, but it was bad and my doctor has been doing various tests to see what is going on. When I went to the doctor to get the results it wasn’t quite what I had expected. Somehow I managed to tear three ligaments in my shoulder. One is severed and the others have tears 5 and 10 cm long. It required surgery ASAP. Luckily my doctors says I am a “young” old lady and active enough that it’s likely the surgeon will agree to doing the repair.

Of course all of this news started my chest thumping. So I also let the office with a prescription for nitro glycerin spray (which I haven’t had to use for several years) to go to the hospital for X-rays, an ECG and blood work.

Poor DH is having a rough time worrying about me. I’m never sick and never have issues so it’s a switch for us. We think that trying to deal with the fundraising, his treatment, moving and then having to get ready to move again, resettle in and his family that my stress level has just been too high this past 6 or 8 months.

Friday I had a follow up appointment with my doctor. He is concerned that I haven’t heard from the surgeon or cardiologist so if I haven’t had appointments booked by Wednesday then I am to call him. I also have to see a couple of other doctors; gynecologist and possibly oncologist. Something showed in my blood that Dr Murray is concerned about and my yearly checkup shows some issues as well. I left the doctors office and had a cigarette. The first in a week and a half. Here I was getting excited to be able to announce an anniversary (eg 2 weeks no smokes) but then thought that not smoking my 4 cigarettes a day really isn’t a big deal. I asked DH if he is ready to trade me in yet since I seem to be falling apart! Luckily he says he still thinks I’m a keeper.

On another note, we have raised almost $6,000.00 of the $30,000.00 we need for his treatment. That’s really good for a week and a half of fundraising. We also might have the property sale finalized in the next week or so. . In that case, we might have another $10,000.00 of the required funds when all is said and done and the lawyer is paid.

Yesterday was a teaching day at my last Guild. I got there an hour before anybody and had everything set up when people started arriving. All of a sudden my nose started running and I was coughing and wheezing! I have never had a cold come on that suddenly. Since one of my quilters has just completed cancer treatments, I thought it would be best if I left and didn’t pass on any germs. I asked Helen to either teach my class or teach one of her newly learned techniques and just came home. I’ve been in bed ever since and have used a whole box of Kleenex! It’s almost funny how fast this came on! The rest of my long weekend will likely be spent in bed. I might watch some tv, but think it more likely that sleeping and reading will be at the top of my agenda.

Me with my snuffly nose ;

It has been a week of highs and lows for sure! A great grandson arrived, a grandson turned 2, a granddaughter turned 11 and my body has decided I need to slow down a bit and act like a great grandmother; older than dirt my granddaughter says. The weather has changed again to snow melting mode. I can even see blue skies from our bedroom window.

Delaney is growing too fast;

Fynn is such a charmer;

My life is full of moments, both good and sad. I can only believe that tomorrow will be a good day filled with laughter and fun. Who knows, perhaps even some time with a sewing machine and fabric might be managed? Have a great week everyone. Thanks for checking in. 🤪 Carol


Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

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