Friday, February 5, 2010

Stitching, migraine and dog updates

Just a quickie post today (yeah right) since I have errands, laundry and packing to do before we leave this afternoon. Can't remember if I mentioned it or not but we are headed to Des Moines this afternoon so Amy can compete for a scholarship to Drake. Of course it would have to be snowing and the roads are in crappy condition but I'm hoping that by this afternoon they will be okay. Dan is staying home as he teaches on Saturdays so Adam volunteered to drive us. I don't drive the interstate if I can possibly avoid it.

Had to take Amy to a chiropractor this week in an effort to get her relief from her migraine and I'm happy to report it worked! I was skeptical but she started feeling better within hours and today has no pain. Even her back which normally gives her a lot of grief after piano lessons was feeling good yesterday, first time in years that has happened.

Missy pup is not doing so well. Do they make doggy chiropractors? Last night as I was watching her trying to get through the snow and continually falling down I cried. She's not in a lot of pain but it really hurts me to see her struggling like that. We will be trying a new steroid to see if she can tolerate that and if not I don't know what I will do. If you don't mind, could you send up a little prayer that she tolerates the new steroid? I would really appreciate it.

No stitchy updates today as I have been spending most of my stitchy time removing stitches instead of putting them in. I hope to have and update on Quaker Diamonds on Sunday. I have however, decided I have no choice but to add this

to my ever growing pile of stash that will never get stitched. I actually wrote to the artist Randall Spangler, begging him to allow HAED to chart this masterpiece and never received a reply but I'm happy to say someone must have listened because it is now available. I want it, I want it now and I need to start stitching on it now. Wouldn't it look awesome in my Library? I have a feeling it is another of those 30 year projects!!

Have a great weekend everyone! I'll check back in on Sunday! Thanks for stopping in and special thanks for the comments.

Monday, February 1, 2010

The Princess Problem

How was everyone's weekend? Mine was busy but good. We had Last Saturday Stitching on Saturday (duh!). Over my very loud objections, certain people disregarded my wish to not have a birthday party and they went ahead and managed to pull off a surprise party in my honor. I'm not a birthday party person but I have to admit, the ladies outdid themselves! The gifts were wonderful, thoughtful, funny and some will add to my already ample hips, stomach and thighs! The cards were hilarious and the company was the best! Thanks Everyone for making my 50th so memorable! I'll never forget what you did.

I am really pizzed with myself. Last night as I was stitching along on the princesses, I discovered that about 9 hours of stitching ago.....I duplicated a line of stitching. I'm hoping this is not going to be a huge problem that requires me to rip out 9 hours of over one stitching, but there is always the chance that it will be. If I had stayed with just stitching 10 stitches wide I'd be positive it wouldn't be a problem but since I oozed a bit over in a couple of places......grrrrrrrrrr!

last update:


Amy is on day 5 of a migraine. I took her in to the Dr. yesterday. Our appt. was at 10:10. We weren't even called back until 11:15. Then we had to sit through the nurse asking questions, the Med Student Exam, then another 20 minute delay until the Dr. actually showed his face. He then asked all the same questions, barely examined her and headed out the door telling us he would fax some scripts over to the pharmacy. Didn't tell us what he was faxing over, didn't say what to do if the headache didn't get better, nothing. We headed to the pharmacy before going home, a 25 minute drive, to pick up the scripts and I am informed it will be a 15-30 minute wait as they need to call the Dr. office to confirm the faxed scripts did indeed come from the Dr. He prescribed steroids and a narcotic pain killer. Nothing for her stomach in case of stomach upset from the steroids or pain killer. Had I known what he prescribed, I would have asked for some phenergan. But in this new age of computerized everything, you don't get a hard copy and by the time I made it to the exam room door, he was already in the next room. So now.....not only does her head hurt but her stomach is a mess too. We've been going to the same Dr for 23 years. I think it's time to find a new one, don't you?

Dan is off having the taxes done tonight. I keep getting calls from him with questions like how much is Abby's tuition? How much did Abby make last year, what is Amy's birthdate? This happens every year. Got a new one tonight though. Would I like to put $2000.00 in an IRA account for my retirement? Sure I replied, sounds like a great idea! Who's giving us the $2000.00? Apparently, we're supposed to provide it!! Imagine that! No thanks, I'll pass.

I'm going to head on over to my stitching chair now and work on the Quaker Diamonds, so everyone have a wonderful evening and thanks for stopping by and commenting!