Saturday, July 2, 2016

Happy Holiday Weekend!

It looks like it's going to be a quiet weekend here at Chez Nana. DD and her family have plans with their friends, so DH and I will be on our own this weekend. And honestly? While I'll miss them, it will be nice to just take it easy this weekend as this last week was a fairly busy one.


I got the results of Monday's bloodwork, and all my counts are good. In fact, my WBC was a little high, but my nurse told me that wasn't unexpected since I'd had the Neulasta injector last week. The great news is that I am free to get out and about as desired ... no more extraordinary precautions. Yay! I will have bloodwork again on Tuesday, but after that, I'm done until later this month when I'll have my scan and meet with Dr. Powell.


More good news, health wise, is that the muscle pain in my legs is resolving ... I was even able to walk a third lap through the neighborhood last night! As recently as Wednesday, I struggled to make one lap. And the sluggishness that I was feeling seems to be resolving as well. Now if I could just get my sleep habits straightened out.


Tuesday and Thursday nights we watched our grands swim. Thursday's meet was especially exciting ... not only did their team continue their unbeaten streak, but they broke 7 team records. And forgive this grandma's bragging, but 3 of those records were broken by my Ts. T#3 broke a long-standing record in the 25-yd breast stroke.


T#1 broke his own record in the 50-yd butterfly.


And T#2 helps her relay team break a record in the 200-yd freestyle relay. It was too dark to get a good photo of that event, so here she is swimming the butterfly portion of her 100-yd IM.


And of course T#4 swam, too. She's got a long ways to go before she'll be even close to breaking any records, but hey, 6 months ago, she couldn't even swim, so we're not complaining. ;-)

Thanks for letting me brag on my grands.


I also spent a couple of days in the sewing room. I was able to get 3 of my Twinkle Twinkle blocks together ... I've trimmed one to 9"x9".


I've got the pieces for the 4th block cut and ready to sew. After I complete that block and trim the last 3, I'll cut out the sashing, cornerstones and borders. It looks like I should get this little mini finished before the weekend is over ... oops, I don't have anything in mind for my next project, let alone pulling fabrics. I still haven't had time to get to Homestead Hearth to get fabric for the cake stand quilt I want to do, and I don't think we'll get there next week either. So, I'll be making another project using my stash. Now, what block do I want to use? Decisions, decisions.


I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy ... have a great weekend!




  1. Grandma's have the right to brag and we all expect it LOL !! looks like the team did great. We are having a quite weekend here too after spending last night with 40 of the family - it is always so fun to get together with as many of my many brothers and sisters as I can - times I wish I was nearing to visit more but I know they do not all together all that often anyhow. Love your quilt blocks and so glad you are getting your energy back

  2. Looks fabulous Kathy. Glad you are doing so well and your mini will be so cute. I have just conducted a mystery on my blog and you might like to check out the reveal which was Friday. Maybe you will like that block to try out for your next stash quilt! And of course your allowed to brag about your Ts! Have a great day

  3. So glad to hear about the improving numbers and the improved feeling.

    Yeah for the swimmers! It must be so exciting to watch them

    Love your blocks. I have no doubt that whatever you decide for the next project will be just as fabulous.

  4. Yea, for good blood work,that's awesome! And, way to go T#4, good job! Hope you have an enjoyable 4th.

  5. Wow! Your grands are really something else. Enjoy your quiet weekend, and congrats on the good bloodwork results.

  6. Great news on your health! So glad that you can get out without precautions. Praying for even more good news later this month. Our holiday will also be quiet this year - not a bad thing at all. Your grands are great swimmers - no wonder they are so much fun to watch! Happy 4th! ~Jeanne

  7. Such good news on the health front, Kathy.
    And brag on the Ts all you want. That is what Grandmas do best, I think. : )
    Loving your little quilt--great progress!

  8. I enjoy hearing about your grands. I've never known swimmers before, so it's fun hearing about their meets.

    Great news on your blood counts. Glad your getting your strength back. Hope mine comes back soon. I was on my way into work Friday and my leg gave out on me and unfortunately I fell. So now I'm using a cane for a little more security. I knew I was weak, but had no idea it was that bad. Just ordered a stretch band to exercise with to see if that helps.

  9. So happy to hear you're feeling better!! It won't be long before we'll be seeing those T's in the Olympic trials.

  10. Your Ts are very impressive in their swimming accomplishments. Hooray for them! And that little T, she's a gem.

    That's great news on the health front. I hope your sleep schedule has resolved itself. We can't go long without good sleep -- or at least I can't.

    --Nancy. (ndmessier @

  11. That is great news on your numbers. That is also good news on the muscle pain in your legs. If had some grands I would be bragging too...go right ahead. It is so awesome that they swim, such great exercise for them!


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