My newlywed parents Mom and Lyle on their visit here in August
I can tell you, being 1,500 miles away is soooo painful! I want to be there. I want to be holding her hand. I want to be soothing the worry from her forehead. I want to make her smile. I want to touch her. I want to be strong for her.
She is trying to keep up a good attitude and do what is told of her and follow the directions of the doctors and nurses. We have all been in contact with her and trying not to bother her too much so the team of doctors can do their jobs. She is in good hands and prayers are appreciated.
I am thankful for the ease of communication with the network of family that we have nowadays. Between texting, cell phones, messages, and sharing information from the doctors, we can all keep in touch. They even have a password that the family members need to have in order to connect with the nurses station to get information.
Tomorrow are more tests and hopefully some results and answers!
My sister Linda, Mom and myself
While waiting in between updates,
of course I'm waiting on pins and needles.
Butch, Umpee, Mom, me and Linda
We are trying to keep busy.....
Steve noticed some beautiful cement planters and pedestals on the local Facebook buy sell trade page. The price was extremely reasonable, $40 for all. I have found pedestals like these online for well over $100 each, and the large planter urns in the $70 to $90 range each.
Did I really need them? Not really. But I think I'm going to put them on each side of the garage door next spring. The current plant stands I have now are quite lightweight plastic pots on metal frames, and blow over on windy days.
These pedestals probably weigh in the 50 to 60 pound range and Steve really had to ooomph to get them loaded up into the car. The pots probably are in the 30 pound range, and I could barely lift one to help.
Steve took out the pressure washer and gave them a good cleaning this morning before he went to work. That pressure washer sure gets a workout around here, doesn't it?
Steve did all the heavy lifting to put them up on the sawhorses...
and then he relaxed in the lawn chair while I painted and he took these pics!
Seeing as I had the paint out, Steve started finding other projects for me to do! Pretty soon I was painting the window sills of the garage that had been flaking. He did the grinding and I did the painting.
Did I mention that Steve hates painting?
But it was a good way to keep me occupied...
I also started weaving another towel on my table loom... this is an 8 harness pattern in a fractured twill weave pattern. I am really liking it, and it appears to look like little pine trees!
I've got one of my rug looms ready to start a new batch. My Loom Room is so sun-shiny and pretty to hang out in. Some days I can not believe I have such a nice place, with the sunshine coming in through the leaded glass windows and making rainbows all over the floor. It's a great retreat to hide away, turn on the celtic music and lose myself in my weaving. Especially when times are trying and my mind is full of worry.
Oh, one more thing:
If you remember, a few blogs back I posted that weeks ago I entered a contest at the Twin Turtle Quilt Shop down in Clinton Wisconsin near Beloit. I had reported two blogs ago that I had won!
Teresa, the owner of the shop, helped me "long-distance-shop" to pick out some fabrics to use up my gift certificate. She took photos and sent them to me so I could approve of the color combinations that she was picking out for me. I got three panels of this adorable coffee themed print fabric. I will cut them all apart into little 4" squares and then build around each one with a log cabin theme. She picked out beautiful coordinating Fabrics that will go along with the panels.
I will construct the blocks somewhat like this idea.... put the coffee square in the middle and build the log cabin blocks with lights on 2 sides and darks on the other 2 sides. I think it will make a great quilt to curl up in and sip a cup of coffee!
We hope to get some more answers from future tests being done tomorrow, and see where we go from here. For now, I am NOT frantically flying down there or trying to get connections and air fare and car rentals etc. Instead, I am staying put with my laptop, tablet, cell phone and knowing that my Mom is in good hands. Here I am in her good hands.
I love you, Mommy!