Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Thank you everyone for your kind words and thoughts for Grandma and Dad.  As an update, Grandma is hanging in there, no real change, and no real update.  She's being treated for fluid retention and being given oxygen so she can breathe.  We're still waiting on testing for her kidneys and to see if she'll need dialysis or not.

It seems Dad didn't have food poisoning.  About 6 months ago he was poorly, and got yelled at by his Doctor for not getting treatment sooner.  His kidneys had started to shutdown due to some medication he was on.  Monday morning he was saying he felt the same way, so I insisted on us going to the emergency room.  Mom got hospital duty with Grandma, I got ER duty with Dad.  She got the better deal.  Dad and I were there from 9:45 am to 4 pm.  Good news - it wasn't kidneys, just a viral bug.  Bad news - I was handling all his stuff, so I'll probably come down with it.  At least he was a good sport and let me take his picture and said I could post it.

Needless to say, Monday evening I felt like I deserved a treat, and didn't feel like doing over 1 stitching, so I started something.
BBD Christmas Garden stitched on 35 ct Weeks Sheep's Straw
linen with Shepherd's Bush silk conversion

Recognize it?  Christmas Garden by BBD, with the Shepherd's Bush conversion to silk they did for me.  A few people have asked me what this conversion is, and I'm sorry, I might be going overboard, but it isn't mine to give out.  Please give Shepherd's Bush a call if you're interested.  They're really nice, and will more than likely tell you what it is over the phone.  I know its only 4 colors, but its the same principle as if it were 30 colors.  I'm trying to respect the intellectual property of designers and LNS's.

Today I seemed to spend hours on the phone with the school I'm trying to enroll in for my MBA, and I'm getting pretty frustrated with them.  Hopefully it gets better once I'm actually enrolled.  I also managed to get to the gym - the first time since I joined a week ago.  Maybe tomorrow I'll actually get a chance make the time to respond to the comments and emails sitting in my inbox giving me a guilt complex.  Right now I'm going to treat myself and work some more on Christmas Garden, and ignore the screaming Poinsettia House.

22 comments:

Cathy B said...

Mindi -

So many things going on in your world - oh my! Hope Grandma improves and I'm glad your Dad is on the mend. Your start on Christmas Garden is beautiful; I hope it will help to calm your nerves during this stressful time!

Margaret said...

Oh my goodness! I hope there's good news for your grandmother's health. And your dad -- hope he's feeling better really fast. I sure hope you don't get it either!!! Love your new start -- the conversion looks really nice! You deserve a treat with no over ones. Funny -- I just started my over ones on my piece. lol!

Peggy Lee said...

Oh gosh what a time for everyone there! Hope everyone is soon on the mend.
Very nice start. I wouldn't want to do over one either!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

What a great start on your Christmas Garden piece! It really looks lovely! Glad to hear your dad is on the mend and I'm hoping that you stay germ free. Keeping your grandmother in my thoughts.
Linda

Melanie said...

I'm so glad that it didn't turn out serious for your Dad, but fingers crossed you don't come down with it. You obviously deserved a new start and the conversion looks lovely.

Lesleyanne said...

Hope your Grandma improves and your Dad continues on the mend. Lovely new start.

cucki said...

oh dear, i hope your grandma health improves too..so happy that you dad is feeling better now..
beautiful stitching..love your new start..
sending you big hugs xxx

Lois said...

Goodness, that's not a good start to 2012. Hope everyone is improving. Love your Christmas Garden start!

Giovanna said...

I hope your gran and father both get well soon. Great start to Christmas Garden!

Siobhán said...

I hope your grandmother and dad are both on the mend! And that you don't catch the viral bug that your dad has.

Christmas Garden looks great!

Gabi said...

Hopefully your dad and grandma are better soon and that you're lucky and won't come down with the same bug as your dad.
Love your Christmas Garden. Your conversion looks lovely.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Oh my goodness, you are dealing with a lot. Praying for your grandma and for your Daddy. Hope both recover soon.

Chris said...

Glad that your Dad is doing better. You definitely needed that lovely new stitchy start.
Congrats on getting to the gym. The school stuff will get worked out too.

Carol said...

Lots of hospital time for you lately, Mindi! I'm glad your dad is doing better, but I hate the idea that you'll probably be dealing with the virus yourself... Maybe it will pass you by...

I love your new start--such pretty colors...

Take extra good care of yourself, Mindi, and maybe you can avoid that nasty virus :)

Shari said...

so happy to hear your dad is ok & will pray you don't get the virus....your new start is gorgeous!!!!! Take some YOU TIME...is sounds you deserve it...will also continue to pray for your grandma...

Sally said...

Glad to hear that your Dad is getting better. Sorry to hear about your grandma too. I hope her health improves.

Gorgeous start on Christmas Garden. You definitely deserved a treat.

BrendaS said...

Great start on Christmas Garden!

Hope your Dad starts to feel better soon and that your Grandma is getting better too:)

Penny said...

Wishing the best for your grandma and dad!
Your start on Christmas Garden is looking pretty! I can't wait to see what it will look like using the conversion. I'm not very adventuresome and usually just use what is called for. :)

Theresa said...

I hope your grandma and dad will feel better soon!!! Take care!!!!

Laura said...

Hi! Just saw this post. Hope your Dad is all better and that you are not sick. Also hope your Grandma is doing better. You totally needed a new start on the Christmas Garden!!! Can't wait to follow along and see how your conversion turns out!!!

Sending good thoughts your way!

Lynn said...

I hope your Grandmother is improving by now and that your Dad is well again. I love your Christmas garden start! Last week I ordered a silk conversion from Shakespeares Peddler and I can hardly wait unitl it arrives. This is such a gorgeous design.

stitcheranon said...

I think since you have so much going on, people will not mind the lack of email replys. I hope grandma gets better soon and well done to day for letting you take a piccie..that is actually a great idea and am going to do the same next chemo session so people can see it is not scary. Lovely stitching..and yes, you certainly deserved a treat!