August Update

This month is turning out to be just plain weird! I’ve had successes with finishing some projects, getting sidetracked with Squirrels and too much time spent on medical stuff!

For those of you who have been following my blog for a while, you might remember my misadventure in June. I had only slept about 4 hours and was up at 6:30 and out the door by 7:30. Headed to Nelson (1 hour away) for my Physiotherapy appointment. Didn’t have time for breakfast so I planned on stopping later for lunch in Trail. I had a cup of coffee with me. Did a couple of errands and left town to head for Castlegar (another hours drive) where I had banking and errands. I left Castlegar and headed for Trail (just over half an hour drive). On the way, I started getting dizzy and had a headache developing. Just outside of Trail there is a rest stop. I pulled in to let my head settle down. It was 38 degrees outside so I had had the ac going in the car, but when I stopped I rolled down the windows in the courtesy car I was on my way to return. I was woken up 16 hours later by the RCMP. An ambulance trip, is fluids, bloodwork, ct scan, ecg, heart monitor and 6 attempts at a Lumbar Puncture (they couldn’t freeze me) and they finally decided DH could spring me from the hospital. I have been restricted from driving and have had trips to Kelowna, Nelson and Trail for further tests and consultations. I saw a neurologist last week and she has determined that (a) I do not have epilepsy, and (b) further EEG and MRI tests are required urgently since there is some abnormal readings in my frontal lobe. So I get my MRI next Friday and am waiting to see where I have to travel to for the EEG. I also see my physician on Wednesday and he is supposed to lift the driving ban because the neurologist has determined that I do not have a seizure disorder. 🥴. Back to the waiting game but they seem to be serious about it all.

In the meantime, my youngest son was en route back to Canada from Saudi Arabia last night and was at the airport in Germany. As was his won’t while waiting we chatted via text. I finally told him about my misadventure in order to explain why I can not be at his 40th birthday party on Thursday. He was a bit upset that I hadn’t told him about everything. Just made sense to not say anything until the doctors had a diagnosis. Now he has decided that his Mama needs to spend a couple of months with them. Their first stop on their several years of travel will be to live in Mexico. My grandkids are really excited about this great adventure and I’m sure they will see some incredible sights and have some grand adventures and experiences. I explained that I have to regretfully pass up the opportunity to spend so much time with them, but DH has MS and is currently dealing with a nasty lung infection. If I am lucky I will be able to visit my quilting buddy for an extra long weekend of quilting fun.

I’m also still waiting for my shoulder surgery to repair the torn ligaments to be scheduled. The surgeon did say last week that he will be getting me in ASAP.

All I can say is “getting old is not for the faint hearted”. The new adventures just keep coming.

So with all of this I am pleased to be able to claim some successes on my August OMG list. I finished testing the wall hanging pattern, the quilt pattern Test is 90% complete and will be done by month end, I’m working on Mosaic Mystery, Ruby’s pattern is chosen, my block design and pattern are complete for the Blog Hop in September, and I have (I think) decided on a pattern for my fabulous blue Ainsley fabric. I think the only thing I haven’t started is my knitted slippers!

Happy 40th to my baby, Darren on August 27th!
Paper Piecing and trimming, Fun Times!
Just loving those scrumptious reds!

Oh! The Squirrels! I almost forgot the Squirrels! Yesterday a friend of mine asked me over to help with a quilting question. I walked the 2 miles to see what I could do to help. We sorted out the dilemma and then put the kettle on for tea. After we had our tea, we went out to her yard to let her dog have her run. While there we passed the pear trees full of fruit that is just ripened now. I mentioned that I was asked to do some canning by my oldest son. His wife is too busy this year so I agreed. Next thing I knew, I was driven home with 6 large boxes of pears. They weren’t doing any canning this year so had been trying to find someone to take it. So Squirrel. Just drop everything and do it! Got one box processed last night. Only 5 more to go!

I do hoe your month is going well, you had a fantastically fun weekend and managed to play with fabric if that is what rings you pleasure, thank you for stopping by to share the update to my crazy life! 🥴 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.

2 thoughts on “August Update

    1. Scary does describe the feeling when you realize you lost most of the day and the “not knowing”, but the rest of it is an adventure in learning! Or so I try to tell myself! I’m happy to report the birthday “boy” is home and will rest up today to help readjust to his time zone just in time for his big day tomorrow! Thanks for hoping……. it WILL be better soon. 😉 Carol


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