Monday, February 26, 2007

Time flies.. hearts warm

Wow, can't believe it's been nearly a week since I last posted! Ok, since my last post on Tuesday, I've had Dad in the hospital for a few days. On Wednesday afternoon, my son and I took him in because we couldn't get his blood sugar back up. By the time they checked it in the ER it was 38! Thank goodness we didn't wait any longer. After two days, things were somewhat back to normal and I got him home on Friday afternoon. Then it was time to re-do the meds box and get him settled. I thought I'd do some blog reading while sitting at the hospital with him those two days, but the server apparently wouldn't let me into any of the pages, mine included. So, my reading is way behind as well.

Then, this past weekend finds my oldest son moving in, temporarily, with my dad and youngest son. I'm glad we have room for him there and I think he'll play a big part in helping out with Dad. Joe has been having some issues in OKC and needed to come home for a respite.

I did take time out yesterday to work on some comfort blocks for a couple of girls in QOR - one for her mother's passing and the other for her dad's. We usually all make a "hug" block to send to the person in honor of the deceased. I remember when all of my "hugs" started arriving right after Mom died. It's heartwarming.

I also finished two more Midget blocks.
Don't look too closely or you'll see where I was shy just a bit of the sky fabric at the top of the airplane block. I misjudged the size of blue fabric I needed, but I think I'll be able to catch it in the 1/4" seam. Since I won't be taking Dad in for rehab today - waiting to hear back from the doc because I'm worried about his low heart rate, now! - I plan on doing a little quilting on another comfort/thank you quilt that's been sitting here, waiting patiently.

I have to admit, I've been a little out of sorts the last few days. I finally admitted to my husband last night that I think I may be a bit depressed and that is not like me at all. But, I have had no desire to really get into my sewing room and I have all but abandoned the gym. So, I'm pulling myself out of it right now and will do some sewing and plan on hitting the weights and treadmill tonight as soon as Judy gets off work.


gwen said...

What a week, no wonder you couldn´t concentrate on sewing. I hope the best for your Dad. The plane block is just so cute. Take care.

cher said...

these parents issues/child issues can really sidetrack us..good to churn out a few blocks at any rate

Mary said...

It sounds like a lot is going on in your life - take time for yourself when it can - it helps. I just got back from being at my Mom's for 10 days and am looking forward to getting back to work on my projects and getting out and doing some walking. I'm used to following my own schedule!

Carol said...

YOu've had a heck of a week...don't beat yourself up...take some time for you. This is a difficult are truly sandwiched between your parent and your child. Take care...Carol

Laurie Ann said...

I hope you are able to dig in and dig out of your funk.

Shelina said...

{{{hugs}}} Veronica. You've had a stressful week, so it is absolutely normal for you to feel stressed. And friend's parents dying. Hopefully with your Dad back home, and your son where you can watch him, things will be easier. Be sure to take care of yourself.

Linda_J said...

38!? oh, my Veronica---it is a wonder you could get him in and out of the car. Sure hope that situation is resolving. Joe can certainly be a help to all of you right now.

I recognize that heart block--the one from WWQP? we use it for our memorial heart quilts. I keep meaning to ask you what QOR stands for though.