Days & Nights Mixed Up - Oh Boy!!

Published Mon, Nov 7 2011 6:06 PM

Since I've been bouncing off the walls from all the albuterol/nebulizer treatments, I haven't been sleeping well....except when I sit down in front of the tv to do some hand sewing. Then I'm out for an hour or two at time!! The doctors took me off those treatments so I can come back to earth, but now I'm back to coughing again. Still can't sleep nights, but doing pretty good during the day. Yesterday it was 8:00 PM, yes I said PM, before I was awake enough to sit down and do any type of sewing. I had dozed all day long. It was 4:00 am this morning before I went back to bed.  The upside to all of this would be that I'm not being interrupted and I'm getting more Christmas projects finished in time before our very early Christmas party. I only have about 2 more presents to complete. Yahoo!!!! Finished Cora's quilt this morning. Will try to post it tomorrow. But Shhhhh, don't tell who it's for. I don't want her mommy seeing it before the Christmas party. Oh and I finished my friend Lynda's apron with these hunks of cowboys on it. Is she ever going to be surprised! And her daughter and daughter-in-law are going to be sooooo jealous!! Take a look! I don't remember who suggested the 10 minute table runner, but thank you!!! What a fantastic gift! I've made 2 so far and plan to make 1 or 2 more.

It was hard to explain to my 2 oldest grandsons, Christopher and Noel, that I had to leave for Arizona before Christmas this year. I could hear Christopher (14) start to tear up. His first question was if I had to move back to Arizona. It took a while to assure him that I was NOT moving back to Arizona and that I just  had to spend an extra month this winter because of the weather here in Ohio. He was not going to let HIS grandma go back to that Arizona place!! As for Noel, he's off in his own world, but said he was sad because he missed coming to my house when I wasn't here. Awwww! He doesn't fool me. He misses the cookies and brownies!!!!!! I miss him too. He's still willing to give lots of hugs at the age of 9. He's also my birthday buddy so we have a special bond there.

So to compensate for my leaving early, I am having a Christmas party on November 19. The boys are coming with their Mom and their great step-dad Nate. My youngest son Mark and his family are coming. Oh heart be still...I've only seen them...let's see 3 times in the last year I think. They only live 1 hour away. I'll get to see my new granddaughter, Cora. Maybe even get to hold her! And hopefully, Hanna and Quinn won't act like they are afraid of me. I never get to see them so they don't know who I am really. Then my best friend Jan who I've known forever and has known my family forever is joining us for the weekend. And recently, I found my 3 brothers from my dad's second wife. One of them happens to live here in Ohio and he is also going to join us. I wish my Mom would join us, but at 80+ she doesn't like to travel especially at night. Christopher and Noel seemed quite happy to have an extra Christmas!

So here it is not even Thanksgiving and I'm planning Christmas! But I'm ever so thankful that I'm on this side of the grass and I can celebrate holidays with my chosen family even if they aren't inorder! Thank you Lord Jesus.


# Pamela said on Monday, November 7, 2011 8:29 PM

Hope you feel better soon. And I thought you were going to say something about Daylight Savings Time.

# Gayle Decker said on Monday, November 7, 2011 9:43 PM

You have my deepest sympathy as I have to use my nebulizer anywhere from once a day to three times a day, depending on how bad the coughing gets. Also take prednisone most of the time so between the two I either have the jitters or just the restlessness hot flashes. What a deal! I thought that COPD was just for smokers, but asthmatics get it too. I have four projects going and seem to have a problem focusing my attention well enough to finish any of then. At least i was able to finish 4 projects this summer so maybe the fall and winter will prove as productive. Just goes to show that even lousey stuff can have good side effects. Aren't you glad your a quilter and not a trumpet player? At least the neighbors don't complain when you work after midnight.  I wish you easy breathing and no coughing for the holidays.

# Linda said on Monday, November 7, 2011 10:29 PM

Thanks Pam and Gayle. And yes I'm glad I'm not a trumpet player! Actually once I'm in Arizona for a few days, I'll feel a whole lot better. I've been off the nebulizer since last Thursday, but still can't focus. Some of that is from the brain trauma from my car accident too. Nothing like complications. Doing this blog is an exercise in getting the functioning part of my brain to do what the non-functioning part isn't doing anymore. I do crossword puzzles on-line too. It feels like an empty space in there sometimes and I need to fill it and put a cork in it!!!!! I try to keep a sense of humor. Beats crying. You seem to have a real good sense of humor to Gayle. And Pam you thought I was going to talk about time change. You know I almost forgotten what that was after living in Arizona for 10 years where they don't change time. Thanks again for your well wishes. You both have safe and happy holidays. God blessings to you both.

# halewilson said on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 11:44 PM

very creative design.