Sunday, 21 October 2007

Bits and Pieces

Good morning everyone.
Jim is home from the hospital. After some discussion with my sister and the hospital, it was decided that his rehabilitation could continue at home. After delivery of a wheelchair and a few other necessities, my sister bundled him into their van and took him home. She says the smile on his face is worth a million dollars. She had to have a few adjustments made to their home but nothing major. She says the greetings from the dogs, cats, horses and baby pig all made him grin from ear to ear. Starting the first of the week, he will get physical and speech therapy at home. He can maneuver around the house, in and out of bed and into the bathroom with minimal help. The kids are glad to have him home but he finds their high energy a bit much. I am sure he will adjust.
I have a lousy, stinking miserable cold that is not getting any better. As a matter of fact, it seems to be getting worse. When I cough, it seems to start in my toes. While we were visiting the grandsons, they had eye infections. Well, DH caught the infection and this morning I woke up with the infection. DH gave me the cold too. Needless to say, I am cranky, cranky, cranky and DH is not my favorite person. I will be off to the doctor's on Monday.
I had a lovely dinner and visit with Dani last Thursday. Dani has continued her enabling ways. She is doing a Christmas ornament exchange over at her Needle and Thread Board (link on her blog). She asked if I would like to join. I had to decline since all my supplies are packed in boxes ready for the trip to Arizona. Well, at dinner, she presented me with pattern, thread and fabric to do an ornament. What a girl!!! Thanks Dani. I will get stitching on it right away.
Dani and I went to see "Elizabeth - The Golden Age". It was excellent - visually stunning and the costumes were spectacular. Sometimes, the acting was a little over the top, but, all in all, a movie I would highly recommend.
I have been slowly working on a gift and also on my Book of Stitches. Progress however has been very slow due to my not feeling well. Hopefully, I will have something to show you soon.

13 comments:

Cheryl said...

Im glad to hear Jim is home. But sorry to hear you are feeling so unwell. Ive just got over the cold so i know how you feel. Get well soon!

Barbara said...

That cold sounds awful! Lemon tea with honey is our family remedy. Might not actually get you better any faster, but it sure tastes good!

Little Cat said...

Sorry to hear you're feeling so grotty Kathy. I hope you manage to shake it off soon.

What great news that Jim is home :o) That will be so good for his rehabilitation. Nothing like your own place to aid recovery.

Linen Stitcher said...

That's good news about Jim's return home. Hope he continues to improve. Hope you feel better soon as well.

Anonymous said...

Add some whiskey to that boiled honey and lemon and you'll get there Sis. Come On Ill add you to the list at bath time and scrub your back whats one more!!!

Little Sis Sherry

Wendy said...

Sorry to hear about the nasty cold! I hope you feel better soon. But very good news from your sister. I hope Jim's recovery continues to go as well as it has!

Ranae said...

That is great news... Jim is home.
Hope that cold gets better.

AnnMcD said...

I'll add to what your sister said...add some rye to the lemon and honey and hot water. That is what I do. I don't know the cold improves but you'll be asleep and you won't know the difference anyway!

Beatrice said...

Hey girl get well I need to see you before you go...sniff boohoo...
I'm so happy Jim is home. They are right about recovery at home it is definitely better being with your children and wife.
It sounds like they will do fine Sherry is a great woman and will manage.
Good for Dani she is such a sneak. Maybe I will be your partner who knows!!!
By the way Buckleys with honey works for me!!

Anonymous said...

I think she needs bottles of BUCKLEYS too!!!!!
Home is a good thing yes. Days are long but we are figuring it all out.

Love Sherry

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Yucky!! But at least you got to see "Elizabeth!" I go just to see the costumes! Feel better soon... Hugs, Deb

Lauren said...

Oh my, I hope you're feeling much better by now! It sounds like you caught everything going around.

tkdchick said...

Glad Jim is home!

It was nice to see you one last time!