Monday, September 19, 2011

ER visit, the invasion, Elizabeth and more

Good Morning!

I hope everyone had a great weekend full of lots of stitchy stuff!  We had an exciting weekend here and not in the good way.  For some reason I thought that once the kids were of a certain age...they would be responsible and mature enough that I would no longer have to worry about middle of the night trips to the ER.  Asthma has been a part of our lives almost as long as the kids have been a part of our lives.  So I thought that at some point they would be intelligent enough to avoid those situations that they know will lead to trouble.  Or at the very least, figure out the early warning signs that they are headed for trouble and get the hell outta dodge.  I now know I was completely delusional.  Last year at Christmas we had almost the exact same scenario.  Abby went someplace she knows is going to cause her problems (boxer dogs and her don't mix) and ended up in the ER.  Fast forward to this weekend and she is back at the same place and guess what??  She landed herself and her father in the ER during the wee hours of Sunday morning.  Not only that but she drove herself home in the middle of this major asthma attack rather than having the boyfriend bring her home or take her to the ER.  Then she woke me up to ask if I thought she should even go!!  Yes Abby, your lips are blue and you have no air with which to breathe...might be a good idea to go see a Doctor!   3 hours later, having received oxygen, nebulizer treatments x3 and IV steroids and they finally let her come home.  She is still not breathing well and I am hoping she will take herself off to the Dr. like she is supposed to do but apparently, common sense is not her forte.  Someone please tell me she'll wise up at some point??

We had fog here last night and this morning when I let the dogs outside I just about lost it.  EVERY spider web was highlighted by moisture and clearly visible to the naked eye!  They are everywhere!  Every surface, tree, play set, blade of grass is covered by webs.  We've been invaded and we don't even know it until a little fog happens!  How would you like to be the little kid swinging on this swing?

Did some stitching on Elizabeth this weekend.  She's coming along nicely but since I am sticking to my weekends only vow, not as nicely as I would like her to.

I haven't shown you the Double Dutch stitch along for a while now.  That's cuz none of us have really been working hard on it.  Well, maybe Mary Ann has but Mary and I...not so much.  But I really want to finish it so I have put down Tuscan Rose for the moment and am working on DD during the week.  Here's mine as of Friday night.

Sorry no pics of Mary's or Mary Ann's.  I'll do better next time!

The drywaller has started the patching of the wall at the shop.  He should finish up tomorrow and then we'll start the paining process.  I took pictures of the shop as promised but you have to remember, it still looks empty since we didn't want to bring in the new display pieces and spread things out too much until the wall was fixed.  Just that much more to get dirty and to move around.  So far everyone that has come in has said it already looks 100 times better.  Not quite sure how to take that.  Must have really looked like crap before!!

I'm running out of time before I have to leave for Physical Therapy so I am going to call it good for now.  Have a great week everyone! And thanks for all the comments!

Take care till next time!



Virpi said...

I'm really sorry to hear about your daughter. Good to hear that she is getting better and I hope this learned her something...

Our kids doesn't have asthma but allergies that causes breathing problem if they eat wrong food. I have been scared of their life couple of times and that's not something you would like to experience very often.

Your stitching looks great and that shops even a bit empty one looks like a paradise to me. I have never visited a shop that is completely dedicated to stitching... I have visited few (only in Norway) which had also knitting yarns and needlepoint stuff but those were a joy to see =D. Oh, I did a short stop at cross-stitch shop in Estonia that had only cross-stitch kits and yarns but it was really small one and my sister and mom were busy to visit other places so I quickly picked some DMC and browsed few kits (which were too expensive for my travel budjet).

FrustratedSue said...

Julie I've never been to your shop, but all my Omaha friends who do go love it. I don't think it looked like crap before. But "you-all" have wanted to improve it; as you do so, your customers approve (I know you know this, but do you BELIEVE it?) Just take their compliments as a sign of approval for doing a great job.

(AKA Sally's mom)

Susan said...

Hope your daughter is feeling better today. I was fortunate that I didn't have to deal with asthma or allergies, but I did find other things to worry about.

The spider webs are beautiful!. The one on the swing reminds me of a Far Side cartoon - two spiders were spinning a web at the bottom of a slide and one says, "If we pull this off, we'll eat for years!" or something like that.

Really like the colors in both pieces. I think the shop looks very nice, can't wait to see finished finished pictures.

Nancy said...

Sorry your daughter had a bad attack but glad she is getting better...hopefully she learned something this time!

DD is gorgeous, beautiful colors!

Your shop looks so nice! I so miss having a local LNS :(

marly said...

DD is an amazing piece of lots'a'stitching. The shop looks great, even as is! Hope your daughter is doing well.

Melody said...

Sorry to hear about your daughter's asthma attack. I know what you mean, about the grown-up kids.... You hope they learn.

The pics of your shop are great. It looks very nice.

Jennifer M. said...

Eeeekkk! Spider Webs! Out with the broom I say to get rid of those cob webs. Yuck! Or you can just leave them until Halloween. A very authentic decoration. :)

Your stitching looks amazing. It is nice to see your progress on your projects.

Your shop looks great. Don't take any semi-negative comments to heart. They probably just translate to mean "Thank God the ugly vacuums are gone". LOL


Beauty Bonnet said...

Glad to hear your daughter is well. Your shop looks very lovely, would someday like to visit it - looks like a great place for stash!

Mouse said...

mmm kids eh ???? hope DD is feeling much better and wises up soon ... though knowing how mine are .. don't think it will be that soon (they somehow think they have to have us there even if it causes more bother getting to us)... stitching is gorgeous as usual ... absolutely fab spiders webs ... love going for a walk when the weathers like that here :) (I know mad shop looks bril and its nice the customers approve :) take care and happy stitching :) love mouse xxxx

mbroider said...

So scary... Hope your daughter is feeling much better now...

I have had a tough time myself. Today is the SEVENTH day my son is having fever. It is a viral infection, and we were against giving him (3.5 years) antibiotics. We met the doctor today - we were advised to get a mild dosage of antibiotics as the fever had not gone even after 3-4 days:(

He has now got his first dosage of antibiotics. As i am typing this, he is sleeping next to me. I am working from home at the moment.

Your shop is looking fabulous. How i wish i could be visiting, LOL.

Thanks for the spiderweb pic:)

Meari said...

I think the shop looks nice, even if it does look a little bare right now.

Nice stitching. I think you should share on your blog ALL those WIPs/UFOs. LOL

Kids... what can ya do?

Catherine said...

I hope your daughter is all recovered by now. Asthma can be such a scary thing.

Love the pictures of the webs - the spiders have been very active here in the mists of the morning. Some have even tried to make their way inside - not to keen on that!

Love your stitches - the colors in both pieces are wonderful.

The shop is looking great - would love to visit someday!

Peg said...

I hope Abby is feeling better, and NO, they never learn! lol.

YUK on the spidey webs!

Your stitching is beautiful, and I think the shop looks great.

Siobhan said...

Sorry to hear about your daughter's asthma attack! I hope she's better. It has been my experience with my oldest (21) daughter that if I am available for her to ask me questions or get help from or whatever, she will come to me rather than thinking for herself on a lot of things. I realized this summer when she worked away from home for 4 months that she CAN handle things herself... I'm just the crutch she uses if I am here. Oy.

I'd love to visit the shop one day! It looks amazing.

Beautiful stitching progress!