Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Mrs. Abbott, I need what???, and the Hospital

So... long time no post, eh? Things have been busy here... I'll write a bit more about my MIL and her condition at the bottom of this post, but I do want to thank Tanya, Jacque, and Terri for your kind comments and encouragement!

Below is my progress on Mrs. Abbott. Stitching time has been scarce lately, but here's where I am.

I haven't worked on the Little Wheels Announcement at all since my last post. I'll pick it up again soon, but for the moment this will be my focus. Lots of stress = Robin works on what she loves. :)

I do need to give a special shout out to Tanya... for simultaneously helping and horrifying me. Hehe... Let me splain. I have been doing the "half arm extension" maneuver without even noticing for a while now (especially when my lil punkin shoves something in my face and says "Mommy, look at this!!"), however, I have been living in a state of denial for at least the past 6 months. Denial of what you ask? Denial that a person of my tender years (I haven't even hit the mid thirties, people!) could possibly need... reading glasses. Tanya helped me step out of my state of denial, however, when she suggested in a comment that using readers might make it easier to see my 40 ct. project. I happened to mention this to my step mom while I was at my dad's last weekend, and she disappeared then returned a few minutes later with the most obnoxious pair of readers you've ever seen (she got them as a gag gift for her 40th b'day). I put them on, and... Oh dear LORD... I could see!!! Nooooooo!!!!! LOL! Thank you, Tanya! I will probably work on 40ct. again in the future thanks to you. That's a good thing. Not loving so much, though, the admission I've had to make as a result that my truly horrible eyesight has taken yet another step toward true blindness. I am comforting myself with the fact that, currently, I only "need" them for stitching.

My MIL is still in the hospital... She's been there 3 weeks today. Communication with the medical team has improved - I think my husband and his sister have gotten better about proactively asking questions of nurses, doctors, and the various specialists. Things are still very uncertain... she has had some bad days, and a couple pretty good days, and a truly horrible day yesterday. Today was a much better day. They've run just about every test they can think to run and everything comes back "normal", so we're pretty much in a holding pattern right now, taking it day by day. That's the way it's supposed to be though, I suppose. The Bible does warn us against borrowing trouble from tomorrow...

Again thanks for your kind words, ladies. Those, and reading your posts (but not commenting much, sorry!!) have been a comfort to me these past few weeks.

Until next time - take care and happy stitching! ~Robin


Siobhan said...

Mrs. Abbott is coming along well! YGG.

LOL about the readers in a 'misery loves company' sort of way. I don't have to wear readers only because my vision for distances is the one that causes me to have to pat down surfaces looking for my glasses, etc. They have so many cool, funky readers, though--you could be seriously stylin' in them!

I hope your MIL is doing better soon.

The Scarlett House said...

I'm very glad you took my advice. I feel kinda dorky in them, too. But hey, who cares? It helps me do what I love.
You and your family are still in my thoughts..take care.