I haven't been around much for the last 10 days or so but my thoughts today are for my friends in Missouri, the devastation I see on the news is horrendous. How do you recover from something so heartbreaking? I don't know if I could! Stay strong, stay safe and stay positive and know that we are thinking of you.
I've been recovering too. From a badly infected leg, yes I know, stupid, stupid. We need to really take care of ourselves, think of self first for a change. We don't do that enough we women do we? We're strong for our sons and daughters, we lend a hand for a friend in need, we're there for aging parents but do we stop and think of us? Not often enough it seems with me..
So two rounds of antibiotics so far, a (very) painful Tetanus shot, dressings now down to daily from two and sometimes three times a day. Yep, serious stuff. The Railway Man did offer to make me a very colourful wooden one if all else failed, bless, I think he offered the same thing when I was bitten by the spider (same leg would you believe), looks like I might have escaped that fate this time but I appreciated the offer.
On Sunday last I had instructions from the doctor to 'rest your leg for four days', so, I did!! Does that surprise you, it did me I can tell you! I've been out once since then, I had to teach my computer class on Monday night but I did it sitting with my leg on a second chair for most of the time. I've been watching DVD's, mostly cooking series, in front of the fire (it's been very cold, wet and windy) and I've been sewing this....
..I can't tell you how excited I am that I've nearly finished the applique. I still have the berries around the border, the little velvet decorations on the tree and the holly leaves on the border to do. I'm hoping to have it sandwiched by the weekend!! I know! How exciting.
The girls (and hopefully youngest son) are coming up on Sunday instead of me going down to Geelong on Friday. I've told Dad (and Mum but she won't remember) that I won't be down, I'm having a week off! They will all come for a late lunch, I'll send the leftovers (always lots of those) down for Mum and Dad with one of the girls so they won't miss out. Tomorrow I'm going to Millrose for a 'Worlds Biggest Morning Tea', (Cancer fundraiser) and hopefully the longest Vanilla Slice!! I'll be sure to get photo's of that before it's all eaten :o) Then we are having a sit and sew in Millrose's great room, sure to be lots of laughing and chatting there, I'm so looking forward to it. I will be a good blogger and take my camera, promise!
From my Window this week....
..cold, wet, windy! Winter next week...sigh...!
I guess there'll be lots more of this then...
..even bigger sigh!! Is she really sticking that little pink tongue out at me? They have both been such good companions this week, sitting with me while I stitch and watch, they knew I wasn't feeling well and were (mostly) content to sit in front of the fire. She's still such a baby, she just had to escape to the garden for a few minutes and create havoc....such fun!!!