Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Busy Spring!

The past couple of weeks have been up and down for me.

I have stitched a decent amount. I have made a lot of progress on "Rough Day" Cat as you can see. I have been concentrating all my stitching time on "Rough Day" Cat. I will probably be done with this project within a couple of weeks, not sure. What I have left to stitch on this project is the face, tail, left edge  of the cat and the phrase.

I have not stitched on my elephant project at all, so I have no pictures to show you on him.  

Since my last post, I was able to purchase the material, DMC threads, and needles to get started on my first HAED. I do so want to start this project, but I really feel like I need to finish "Rough Day" cat since it is the third project of the three that I was hired to stitch. I do not think it would be fair to the people who hired me for me to stitch a different project until what they hired me to do is done, you know what I mean?

I don't have a picture of them, but the tulips that I planted last fall, hoping I was doing them correctly, came up and were beautiful. I planted 50 of the 100 bulbs I purchased last year. I was not sure I was planting them correctly, so I didn't want to plant all 100 in case I was wrong. Also didn't want to possibly lose all those bulbs to my neighborhood squirrels. The tulips looked beautiful for at least two, if not three weeks. This fall I will plant the other 50 so next spring we may have as many as 100 tulips come awake. I have mowed the yard a couple of times already this year. We have used the rototiller in a couple of areas because we want to have a more level yard and we really would like to have a garden of some vegetables this year. Jack would definitely like tomatoes. I don't know what else we are planting for sure, but various things are being discussed.

I got the girls signed up for softball. It was confirmed that Rachel will be put in the draft, even though she doesn't want to be, because a coach who has poor sportsmanship last year is insisting that everyone goes through the draft this year. Rachel's coach last year is going to do everything he can to get Rachel back. It is a quite long story and I honestly cannot remember all the sordid details, but trust me this coach is acting very immature. I just hope that Rachel doesn't end up on the team that she left a couple of years ago. There is a team where the coach was cussing out the kids because he felt they were not giving it their all. You know, honestly, if I had a coach cuss me out when I was 11 years old I don't know if I'd give it my all either.

Jack has been doing alot of bar-be-quing already this year. He has done up ribs, chicken, a pork roast and I cannot remember what else. He has "smoked" a couple different pieces of meat. It has been very good. I am so glad that I bought him this smoker/bbq for Father's Day last summer. He is going to get alot of use out of it, I can tell.

Jack has a pacemaker/ICD unit that was put in in January 2009. I am very glad it was there. Monday of last week at 5:30 in the morning it jolted Jack's heart. By the time the paramedics arrived, Jack was fine, so he stayed home, but he did go to the doctor on Wednesday and had the unit tested and was given the results Friday. His heart rate went up to 262 and then spiked at 400. The gal told Jack those numbers are not compatible with life.

I had a seizure last week. I am becoming quite frightened about these seizures. I am still somewhat confused. Usually after a seizure I am confused until I get some sleep, but I have slept and I am still confused. I am not sure what is going on, why all of the sudden I am having seizures with more frequency. Please pray for me. I have gone, in recent months and years, to having 1 seizure every seven years to having couple of years to now every few months. I had a seizure here at the house Friday night. I was getting the dinner dishes done when I went into it. Rachel and Jack were able to get me in bed before it really hit. That means I have had three separate days since September where I have had seizures.

Well I need to be going. I need to start dinner and get the groceries put away. Until next time everyone! How do tostadas sound for dinner?


  1. Rough Day is looking good. I understand you need to finish it before starting your HAED. I hope they find out what is causing the seizures and Rachel gets on a good team this year
    Your tulips sounds lovely.

  2. Lyn, Your Rough Day kitty is looking great. I am also glad that Jack has his ICD/pacemaker. I have a friend that has one also and although it has never actually shocked him, just the knowledge that he does have it is comforting. If Rachel ends up with the team in which the coach swears at them, I would complain to the powers of the organization and let them know that is why she left that team before. I also hope that she doesn't get the team in which the coach is insisting that everyone go through the draft. You know he is probably only doing it so that he can get some of the other good players. I hope they find out soon what is going on with your seizures. Are you following it closely to see if there have been any similar factors that have gone on in the days prior to the seizures? It could be foods, and although I know most people would say that foods wouldn't cause seizures, they still can. Could it be major stress, such as Jack's incident several days prior. Your body could be trying to reset from the fight or flight stage and when it finally does it causes the spike reaction of a seizure. And tostados sound great for dinner. Will you send some my way?

  3. Your stitching progress is very good but I can imagine how much you want this finished so you can start something of your own. Sorry to hear about your's and your husband's health problems and I hope you both get better soon. As to the coach who cusses well I think that is just wrong I hated one lecturer at college because he swore and shout in class and eventually left his classes as it made it impossible to concentrate.

  4. Rough Day looks great Lyn.
    I hope both you and your hubby both get better soon!

  5. Keeping your family in my thoughts, and hoping for wisdom for the doctors who treat you. I hope you finish your cat really soon and can get started on your HAED!

  6. I hope they figure out something about the seizures, Lyn.

    Your stitching looks great. Congrats on getting geared up with the HAED. I agree with you, finish the 3rd cat. Then you can go full force with the HAED. :)

    I've used the grill a couple of times, too.

    I bet your tulips looks wonderful. There really isn't a wrong way to plant them just so long as you put the root part down and the stem part up.

  7. Your stitching looks great! And good luck with your HAED, can't wait for your updates on it.
    Good luck also with the gardening, the tulips will be beautiful.

    I love it when DBF B-B-Q, we have smoked a turkey but a pork roast sounds good! I will have to tell him about that. :)

    I will keep you and your hubby in my prayers.

  8. You're making great progress on your stitching. Wishing you and your family well.

  9. Your cat is looking good. Hope your DD gets on a good team, can you complain to the club if the coach is abusive? Kids playing sport need to be encouraged, not put down. I hope your health problems are resolved soon.