|BBD Anniversaries of the Heart, stitched on 36 count linen|
with assorted overdyed silk floss
|BBD Pins and Needles Reward of Merit, stitched on 38 count|
Gander linen with assorted overdyed cotton floss
Right now I'm working on another smallish BBD chart, but have so little stitched its not even worth a picture, and its meant to be a gift. I can thank the lack of progress on it to a tiny mistake on the first night's stitching which meant I spent the second night frogging. Usually I'll just adapt and work around my mistakes, but this is one that was going to annoy me and make the rest of the chart just slightly off. Out it came.
I caught a very un-ladylike picture of Annie the other night. This is just one more of her "rub my belly" poses. She was also sound asleep like this, until the flash went off on my camera phone.
Grandma is hanging in there. She was moved to a rehab facility last weekend, and has her good days and bad days. One thing I've learned is you need to really keep on top of those facilities and make your presence known. I think every employee there know's I'm 31C's granddaughter, and to watch out for me. I know for a fact the Physical Therapy department is going to be giving her good care, and there's a chance I got one employee fired. Don't you dare log you gave my grandmother PT when you didn't, and don't be so stupid as to log the time right when I was visiting and can prove you didn't do your job. Better the PT department fire one person than get turned into Medicare for fraud. Enough about that, Mom and I have decided we have them whipped into shape enough that we can back off the twice a day visits to just once a day.
Dad and I went for a visit yesterday and enjoyed some nice time with her outside, for an al fresco lunch. It was such a nice time I decided to ignore her not touching any of her food, except for the ice cream. Right now I'm just trying to do anything to keep her happy and comfortable. We're all a bit concerned since her blood pressure and pulse have really been dropping very low, and there's a strong suspicion her kidneys are failing. At 91, almost 92, we're not going to pursue the dialysis option. Hospice will be the priority, when the time comes.
I'm trying to get caught back up with school, but me writing this blog post is really just me procrastinating. I finally got back to a spin class on Thursday after missing a whole week, and OMG, it was painful! I went to a Saturday class to try and make up for so much missed the week prior. It must have paid off since my weekly weigh-in this morning showed a loss (finally!) instead of just holding steady.
Thank you to everyone for all your kind thoughts and well-wishes, its really meant a lot to my family and I. I'm not always perfect about responding to all the comments left, but I'm really trying to get better about it.