Monday, January 19, 2015

The Good The Bad and Oh Lordy

Oh Lordy.... I think the boys put my dad up to this.. Then again I wouldn't put it pass my sisters. LOL
Good news bad news kinda. Great news is that Dad finished up with his 2 weeks of 4 days maintenance treatment and the cancer is gone. Amen. Bad news is his white blood count was critically low which meant Jerri Lynn my little sister will be keeping dad under house arrest to keep him safe from infections. Mask is a must. 
And now they'll only have to make a that 100 mile trip down once every for 4 weeks for the next year instead of every week. This will give Dad a chance to feel better and everyone can relax and not spend all that time in a car.
 Dad I guess escaped one day and just drove around to escape the boredom of being in the house. Later Jerri Lynn had him in the car to run errands.  My little sister gives great updates and I try to shorten them and still make sense to keep from overwhelming everyone with all the details. While on the elevator at the doctors office she to listen to a patient and her daughter throw a fit about having to go to another floor for labs and back down to see the doctor. Then this woman shows up in the doctors office and continues her bitching (sorry but that's what she was doing) about having to wait and how she hurt here and there and they should take her back now and how long she drove to get there. Really lady my Dad and little sister just drove a 100 miles and your complaining about you 20 minute drive. (I adlibbed that but I know my sister drove further).  90% of the people in that waiting room felt bad and hurt but this woman felt special and privileged. My little sister maintained great restraint from telling this woman off     Old age has made Jerri Lynn wiser and more mellow. LOL Finally my little sister couldn't take it any longer and walked up quietly to the receptionist and told her to give that woman Dad's slot so that this woman would shut up.
Now you would have thought this woman could have said Thank you or moved on but nope. Jerri Lynn said you could hear this woman still bitching. Best part when Jerri Lynn heard the woman say "I knew if I griped and complained I would get in early".  It takes all kinds of people to make the world go round.

Good news and kinda bad news for Pamela. Her blood work came back with the diagnois that she has a rare blood diease where she can form clots fairly easy without treatment. Lucky for her, her doctor had already suspected essential thrombocytosis and had already started her on low dosage of aspirin. The doctor is going to run a couple of other genetic trackers and other labs to determine if Pamela needs to take a higher dosage or any other type of medication. While this is serious it's not as bad as it could have been.
And went to my doctor and got a you better do better the next 3 month. My cholesterol went down but my A1C went up a little but the doctor wasn't ready to box my ears for it.

Okay got all that medical stuff out of the way. 

Do y'all watch home improvement shows? I swear our TV doesn't have any other channel unless you go in my office/sewing room. We have a new favorite called Fixer Upper that's based in Waco. I love their style and everything they do. I was disappointed to read that they don't travel much anymore to do remodels because they're so busy in the Waco area and the show. I wonder if they think 77 miles is out of the Waco area. 
Joanna and Chip via HGTV web
David did find a house built in 1898 that needs to be moved. It might look nice on the property if we get the property. We would love to have Chip and Joanna Gaines come fix us up. They're so cute on the show and down home. Dang just read they have a 30 mile radius. So disappointed. If you click on Fixer Upper above it will take you to Joanna's blog. It would have been cool but most likely we couldn't afford to have them do it anyway.
Talking about property... yes we made an offer on some land and it was accepted but only hang up right now is the appraisal. Seems the appraisers are having a hard time finding comparable s. Cross your fingers that it all works out. Until it's ours I won't share pictures.
 Last Wednesday we did our thing and headed to Puffabelly's in Old Town Spring to see and listen to Jesse Dayton and Davin James. I know talk about them all the time but I really like these guys. They don't just strum the guitar they REALLY play it. They are great performers. What can I say?

Also our little Lilley was spayed. Poor little thing did great though.
The drugs did tend to make her a little loopy and we had to sedate her because Pamela and Sophie came home for an unexpected visit. She was so loopy she almost ran into the porch pillar. We've tried to keep her quiet but some moments she had a mind of her own.
The only thing she thought was cool for a while was her wrap where the IV was.

She only had to spend about 30 minutes in the code of shame to keep her from licking. She was not so impressed with it at all.
In fact Pamela and I had an errand to run so we put her and Sophie in the back hall with the puppy gate up and when David got home about 20 minutes after we left he called to ask why I took the cone off. Uuuhh I didn't. Lilley had actually wiggled her head out of the cone. Guess what she hasn't licked. Sweet girl. 
I had taken a day off to be with her just in case there was any complications but Thankfully there was none. I went to my sewing room to work on some quilting and was all excited I had another
finished project only to discover I had sewn up the borders upside down. DAMN IT.
So guess what I had to do... I had to rip it all out. GRRRR  I looked at several times before sewing but still did it wrong. Okay my task tomorrow is to re-sew it so it can go to the quilters and then make it's way to the intended recipient. 

Project Completions for 2014
All four quilts for the quards
My Step Mother Carolyn's Quilt
Cut out Pamela's quilt for her guest room when the house is complete
Re Covered a throw pillow for Pamela's bed
Quilt top for Jaxon
Quilt top for a baby girl...
My Bow-Tuck Purse
Tool Pouch for David's Motorcycle
Helped Pamela make 2 wreaths and Made 2 more for myself

I guess that's not so bad compared to years past but hopefully I cross more off my list in 2015
My new 2015 project list to work on
my last 2 handmade gift items from a Facebook post. Did 3 but have 2 more to create
Jaxon's quilt - putting on last sashing and at the quilters
a couple of flannel baby quilts - heading to the quilters
Sandy's quilt - printed photo blocks need to chose quilt pattern
Flag quilt  - complete cutting the blue blocks of Texas flag
get my antique sue bonnet sue quilt backed and quilted
Pamela's quilt 1 n 2 - #1 in process. all cut out and 3 rows sewn
Pamela's tshirt quilt
2 aggie baby quilts - One was done until I had to rip out the borders.
Nickie's Tshirt quilt
Mom's flannel quilt
Mom's fleece quilt
postcards are an ongoing project - x
Allan's quilt
phi mu auction quilt
valence for den
valence for dining room
valence for breakfast room
create more book marks
create some mug rugs
new pillow covering for pam - 1
pillow cases for guest room
valence for master bath
hobo quilt
Bible Quilt
A surprise quilt for someone special JLK
open a pattern I bought and actually make it.
start reading again  then stopped. Lost my reading mojo... grrrr

Well that's it for now folks.
Until Next Blog ... May your bobbin always be full


Linda said...

It was great catching up with you!!!
That last sentence made me laugh!!! I took my Bernina sewing machine in for repairs one Friday and picked it up this Friday. When I sat down to sew - the bobbin case was empty!!! Now I have to wait until THIS Friday to go get it when I am in Fort Worth!!!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

So glad your Dad is doing better. I'm thinking the hat was his idea. Maybe it was his desquise for the escape plan. :))

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Carla. I'm so glad you dad is doing better and your sis must be thrilled about that and not having to make such a long trip. Thinking good thoughts for you all.I love the Gaines and I love their show. Am so glad they finally have some new episodes. Have you ever be to her shop. Sounds like you are not too far away. Hope the property works out and Lilley is so beautiful. Glad she did well with her surgery..Happy Weekend..Judy

Karen said...

So glad that your father is feeling better. He looks like he has a wonderful sense of humor. Your sweet dog's face looks like my best friend's shelti. Blessings for a happy and peaceful year!