Sunday, May 23, 2010

A Pleasant Sunday

Last summer I had planters in front of my home, which included Vinca vine. I always thought Vinca Vine was an annual that had to to be replanted each year. To my surprise, a piece must have fallen to the stones last summer and came up this summer. It was only one small vine but I left it alone and to my surprise it bloomed. I was shocked. I never knew that Vinca Vine blossomed. It is a small light purple flower and so delicate. There was three flowers altogether on it. Her is a picture. Isn't it pretty ???

This a picture of my double blossom Clamatis. My Mother used to have this trailing all along the porch each year. Since she died it seems like the plant doesn't want to bloom anymore. Last year I didn't have anything on it. This year there is maybe 10 buds -- this is the first one to open. I also have a single blossom in a purple, but I guess it misses Mama, there are no blooms on it this year. Too bad, they are so pretty.
Yesterday was a fun day, the local LNS had a needlepoint class as part of a trunk show. I don't do very much needlepoint, I like the look of it but it is so expensive to buy the hand painted canvases. This little one I just couldn't resist. Most of the stitches I have used in my cross stitch but there are a couple that are new to me. The stitch for the sky -- Nabuko stitch -- is giving me fits as well as Reverse Diagonal Mosaic. But I know if I mess up too bad Judie at the LNS is not far away. I actually accomplished quite a bit after I got home yesterday. I did a lot of swearing as my DH will attest to. LOL He said ," if it bothers you that much why don't you just put it away " he just doesn't understand the stitcher's mentality. LOL the designer of this little sailboat has a lot of lovely designs. There was a beautiful canvas of poppies that caught my eye. The "CANVAS" was only $68.00 . I almost swallowed my tongue !!!! I very slowly put it down and turned my back. I can get into enough trouble with cross stitch. I can't afford to get too caught up with that hobby. I had fun anyway. I still have quite a bit to do.

This is a Mini Quaker Mystery through the Marquoir German Group. It is an enjoyable stitch with still 2 more parts to go. I am stitching on 32 ct Floba with WDW threads. I just love stitching on Floba.

Well I have taken up enough of your time today. I am back to work tomorrow for the next three days. Since I have to work, I love my schedule. I never work more than three days in a row before I have a day off. I hope everyone has a great week and enjoy the pretty weather.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

More on DH

The CT Scan shows that he has fluid in his heart muscles known as Congested Heart Failure. That is what is causing most of his breathing problems as well as his Emphysema. We saw a new Cardiologist last Tuesday and his Primary MD on Thursday. The Cardiologist is going to do an Echo Cardiogram next week to see if any of his numbers have changed before he starts to change any of his meds. He is on major diuretics now and we have to watch him for renal problems. He is just a very unwell person. My whole social life revolves around doctor visits and work. What a life !!! LOL
I also received some bad news. My aunt and best friend was diagnoses with breast cancer last week. She is going for a lumpectomy on the 24th. She is a very special person and my dearest friend. their is only 5 years difference in our ages and we have always been close. She is 68. Please say a prayer for her.

On a better note. Little Ella is doing great. She will be 3 months old on the 21st and is 7 1/2 pounds. She is still a little peanut but a little cutie. I received pictures for Mother's Day of both my "Little Girls", what a couple of sweeties. Here they are , see what you think. Emma is 19 months now.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Big Day Tomorrow

DH is still not doing well. He started with the same thing again about a week ago. So he is back on Prednisone and just finished a week of Antibiotics. He goes for a CT Scan of his chest in the morning. Wednesday is an appointment with the pulmonologist and then Friday is an appointment with a new Cardiologist. Hopefully they will come up with a plan of action for his care. We just go day by day at this rate.