Friday, April 24, 2009

Short check-in

Long day yesterday! As I was about to leave school to go to a meeting I got a call from my mother- she needed to go to the hospital. From school to her house to the hospital ate up an hour and a half and then there was the 7 hours in ER. Lots of tests. It was pretty obvious that she was going to be admitted but her doctor had left instructions for testing and they did all that before moving her up to a room around midnight. She has pneumonia but there are also a few quirks in her condition, so she's going to be in there for a while.

I am, needless to say, exhausted. Combine a full day of teaching with another full day of dealing with medical bureaucracy and both physically and mentally I am drained. I'll be going back to the hospital shortly, but I really need to spend a lot of time in bed the next few days to recuperate enough to be able to do what will need to be done when she goes home.

I hope to spend some quiet time in the recliner with Aury's sampler. I am gridding the fabric so I have not actually started any "real" stitching yet. Part one of the design was given to us on Wednesday and it convinced me that at my age with my eyes, gridding really was a good idea. I hope to get the first "real" stitches in by the end of the weekend.

I also hope to finish completely my first motif on Beatrix Potter for the update on that SAL at the end of the month, now less than a week away.

Lots of schoolwork to do also, so I am going to have to figure out how to rest while working- should be interesting.

OK- time to get going- will post again later.


Yoyo said...

Hope you mom will be ok soon. I know how you feel, so get some rest, you'll need it and we don't want you getting ill too.

I'm gridding a big piece now, not fun, but with my eyes it helps sooooo much. Very little frogging when I take the time to do it.

Anonymous said...

I wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you! take good care of yourself...
Dancingly denise

Shirley said...

Sorry to hear about your mom. Relieved in a later post to see she had greatly improved.