Arizona or Bust Count Down - 3

Published Mon, Nov 28 2011 4:15 AM

First things first have to thank the man upstairs. Thank you Lord Jesus! Praises, praises, praises. Finally I'm in count down mode with 3 days to go. Spent the weekend packing and shipping. Shipped all the Christmas presents to my grandchildren in California. Shipped Mom's present and called her on Thanksgiving. I sounded wonderful as I coughed thru the whole conversation...not! Had the last of my quilting projects to go to Arizona so I put all my shoes in because I was running out of room in the suitcase. Hope to come back in the spring with at least a couple completed quilt tops and maybe a few other projects. I also want to help my little quilt group, RWYS,  at Holy Cross get more quilts done this year.

My last 3 days in Ohio are busy ones. Today I'm having a luncheon for my friend Lynda and the 2 girls in her shop, Edye and Bea. And Pastor will be joining us since I haven't been able to go to church because I don't want to cough throughout the service and be disruptive (and expose myself to potentially more germs as my doctor puts it from other people who have colds, etc.). Pastor will be giving communion today. Our menu for today is fruited chicken salad on pretzel bread buns, frozen cranberry salad, and/or fruit medley, brownies, assorted muffins and to drink there is diet peach ice tea or assorted sodas. Everyone will be receiving their Christmas presents at lunch today. The girls and I often have show and tell when we get together and today is no different. Their presents are my show and tell  plus my pumpkin table runner that I posted the other day. Over the weekend I also made a dress clothes pin bag. I don't have the proper hanger so it doesn't hang right. The girls were asked to bring whatever they've been working on since I haven't been able to go to the shop for a couple months now. The shop is at the end of my street.

Yesterday I started a wallhanging of the 23rd Psalm for my Pastor in Arizona. He often repeats the Psalm before communion. I love when he does that. It gives more meaning to communion. This wallhanging is like making a miniature quilt. I have done more ripping than any other project I have ever done before. I have one more border to put on and I'm done. Yipee!!!! Then I just  have to find a backing fabric and quilt it. I just might get it done before I leave. I've had this project since before my accident and finally I'm getting it done to give to Pastor. Praise to God. It goes with me done or not. I'll finish it when I get to AZ.

Tomorrow I have 2 doctor appointments. One of them is to get the results of the ct scan and hopefully some meds for this cough. All of my doctors have been out of town for the holiday weekend. I cannot take OTC cough medicine because there is corn syrup in it and I have a corn intolerance. Oh whoa is me, I had to give up corn on the cob, kettle corn, popcorn, and anything else with corn in it.  Besides the doctor appointments, my favorite cousin Deb and her neighbor Gina are coming over  because Gina sells jewelry and my massage therapist also a Deb agreed to have a jewelry party. For convenience sake I agreed they could have it at my house but they have to do all the clean up and everything. I'm doing nothing where this party is concerned. And sometime between doctors and the party, I need to go to the bank and CVS to pick up meds. Cousin Deb said she could take me.

And finally on Wednesday, my last day at home, I have to prepare the house for the winter. I've already closed up my sewing room in the sunroom. I've called everyone that I need to including the police and security alarm people. The cleaning lady is coming to help me cover furniture after she cleans the house. I don't like to come home to a dirty house. I also want to do the laundry so there's nothing sitting dirty for 4 months. Uncle Skip will come over and drain the washing machine pipes over the weekend.  My ride to the Amtrak station fell thru, but I think my cousin Gary is going to take me. I told him to come earlier in the evening and we can go out to dinner and then watch a movie. He can then go to sleep if he wants since we don't have to leave until 2:00 AM. I'm just going to relax around the house. Probably play my crosswords on the computer, double check my bags,  reweigh my large suitcase, make sure I have my ticket in my purse, make sure I emailed some files off my computer to myself that I will need for tax time. Far too many things to remember and I'm far too excited to remember everything. I'd better start making a list.

Oh, and at some point in the next 3 days, my 2 oldest grandsons are suppose to come over to say "goodbye, see you in the spring, grandma." and have dinner. Haven't heard when that is happening yet. I think probably Tuesday....that's my guess. It's usually the guys that come.

Lord, Heavenly Father, thank you and I sing your praises. Three more days and I leave for a warmer climate and soon will feel better if it is Your will. Still the  need to find a pulmonary doctor as soon as I  can when I arrive is necessary. Guidance to a good doctor is needed. Lord also the swelling in my ankles and legs I need to get under control. Help me to rest more and elevate more so I can quit the medication. Your will be done. Thank you for all the friends on QCA who have been so encouraging as I've been fighting the asthma and coughing. I'm looking forward to meeting some of them in Phoenix this winter. You have given me such wonderful treasures over the years - those of friends. Thank you. I praise Your holy name in which I pray. Amen.

3 More Day! YIPEE!!!!!!!!! But who's counting???? I'm getting antsy now.


# Barbara said on Monday, November 28, 2011 7:31 AM

Your background is really very pretty ,but it makes it very difficult to read your messages,Just wanted you to be aware.Barbara

# CaliforniaGal said on Monday, November 28, 2011 10:58 AM

I've found that to be true also,  but just tried "highlighting" all the text,  and it makes it MUCH easier to read.    Cheryl

# Linda said on Monday, November 28, 2011 12:43 PM

Thanks Barbara and Cheryl for the tips. Does it look better now?

# CaliforniaGal said on Monday, November 28, 2011 1:05 PM

Hi Linda --  Yes,  this is better,  still harder to read thru the bit of yellow color there in the middle,  but much better than it was... thanks.  Praying that your trip & stay in Arizona is a good one for you & all goes super.  Merry Christmas & Happy Quilting New Year..  Cheryl