It feels good to be home. No, we didn’t take a trip … I got a phone call from DD Wednesday morning, asking me to come up to watch the Ts as soon as possible as her former step mom (who’d been diagnosed with lymphoma in January) was being rushed to the hospital. She’s suffering from methotrexate toxicity, but on top of that, it turns out that she was septic and dealing with a few other issues. DD rushed over to the hospital to be with her (her former step mom was very involved in DD’s life from the time she was 2 until she was in her late 20s, so they’re still very close). Thankfully her FSM (former step mom) is doing better … she’s still got a looong ways to go, but she’s doing well enough that DD could come home last night. After 3 days at DD’s from 6:30AM to 6:30PM (10:00PM Thursday night as DSIL had a swim team board meeting), it feels wonderful to have a couple of days “off”. I’ll be back on Nana duty on Monday, but I’m going to enjoy a couple of days of peace and quiet … please don’t get me wrong, I love, love, love my time with my Ts and am so thankful that I’m available to help DD. But by the same token, it was wonderful to wake up this morning, sitting out on the deck, knowing that the only thing I “had” to do was to go walking with Lois, and enjoying this view. I’ll be more than ready to spend Monday with my Ts after a couple of days to recharge my batteries.
I mentioned Wednesday that I’d started to organize my stash … until I ran out of cardboards. I ordered more and they were delivered Thursday. I really “ought” to get back in there and finish up that job, but I haven’t had time with my needle and thread since very early Wednesday morning … stitching is going to win out today … and tomorrow, too! I started quilting my Kiss quilt on March 23 … who knew that now nearly 5 months later, I’d still be quilting that? I wish I could say that it’ll be done by August 23, but I don’t think that’s a realistic expectation (especially if FSM stays in the hospital as long as anticipated right now). And if not, then I’m sure it won’t be done by September 23 since we’ll be in Hilton Head in most of September. I guess I can try for October 23? 7 months? Yikes! But life has been so busy (DD’s been quite involved in FSM’s treatments, she started back to school this summer, there’s been summer swim, and our travels) … and it is a generous king-sized quilt. But I’ll admit that walking past the sewing room, seeing this certainly makes me think that I ought to get myself back in there. Instead, I’ll just shut the door. ha!
And while I have some time “off”, I need to restock my EPP travel case so I can take it with me when I’m back on Nana duty next week. Something tells me that when I’ve got it out, I’ll be unable to resist working on my bow ties.
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that will bring some joy!