Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A Tuesday update

I figured it was time for a midget update. I have all the papers off the back of the blocks and just need to  make a few fixes where the fabric was not quite big enough and pulled apart a bit when I tore the papers off the back. I still need to trim down the applique blocks to the proper size too but progress is being made. I did pick out this pretty blue print as my sashing print. Now the decision to make it a straight setting or go wonky and see if that helps 'hide' the different size blocks. Time will tell.


It has been a while since my last post and a lot has happened. I've been to way too many doctor appointments and spent much too much time laying down in bed. Last Thursday evening I was diagnosed with Bells Palsy. WebMD has a good write up on it here.  The pain in the ear started on November 30th and progressed a bit each day until Thursday afternoon when I got the nice eye lid not closing and a slight droop on the left side of my mouth. The kids and Greg have been great and my MIL has been a great help coming over and watching the kids so we could do the Quick Care Thursday evening and then picking up kids and entertaining them yesterday afternoon for me while I was at the doctors again. I had to add another medication for nausea to the mix of things I get to take for a few weeks. So far today it seems to be helping. Much better than tossing your cookies in your daughters classroom bathroom when you drop her off to school like yesterday. She was a trooper when I picked her up yesterday. Keep in mind she is 4 years old. She told me to get in bed and pulled back the covers. Went and got her stuffed animals she sleeps with and tucked me in with them - buddy the dog, strawberry the cow and Minnie Mouse. Sang me a song and then read me a book and told me to sleep. Turned out the light and closed the door. It was too cute. Then she was 'picking up' the house. She decided to sweep and pick up the kids bathroom and sweep the kitchen floor for me. Since my eye gets tired easily I will take it easy and do as little as possible until I am feeling better. TV, Computer and reading all seem to bother it after a little bit so that really takes the fun out of things. I was only able to do about 30 minutes in the sewing room on Sunday afternoon before I needed to take a rest. I did get clue one of the Celtic Solstice mystery completed. I am just going to save off the rest of the clues and hopefully can start in again in a couple of weeks. I also sewed two rows of the snails trail together and then had to call it a day. Maybe I can try 10 minutes a day and see if I can make some progress somewhere on something. Hopefully after the 10 days of meds I will feel better and be able to get back in there and sew away.
If you read this far - thanks for sticking with me. I'll check in when I can and hopefully will be back to sewing up a storm very soon. =).


9 comments:

  1. very familiar with bells palsy as I had a minor case and a friend of mine is disfigured on one side of his face still years later... hope yours subsides with no long lasting side effects. Will be praying for your healing nerves and let you get back to quilting... maybe some hand quilting to relax??? Kathi

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  2. P. S. love your new header too! Fun :) Kathi

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  3. Deb, so sorry to hear that you are under the weather. What a great little four year old. How special that she shared her best friends with you. Take care and follow the doctor's orders so that you are feeling better by Christmas!

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  4. I'm sorry to hear you're not well and I hope recovery will be fast and uneventful. Your daughter is a sweetheart :) She has obviously learned from a great mom just how to take care of someone! Take care, and don't try to do too much too quickly and have a relapse.

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  5. Deb, take care. Sorry to hear you are having problems - I pray that that you will have a full recovery soon. You have such adorable kids and a great husband. Take it easy and let everyone help you. Sending hugs too. ~Jeanne

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  6. What a sweet little helper you have. So sorry to hear about your problems. I hope it clears up and doesn't result in any permanent issues. Glad you were able to get little bits of work done. Rest and recuperate. Hugs ()

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  7. Arrgghh! So sorry to hear about your health problem! I'm sending out lots of good vibes and get well wishes for a thorough recovery!!!

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  8. So sorry to read that you are having health issues. Hopefully you will have a quick and uneventful recovery.

    It is lovely that your sweet little girl is taking such good care of you...she learned how from you!

    Can you listen to some audio books? At least it will give you a diversion when you are feeling fatigued but need something to entertain you.

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  9. Ack Deb - what a nuisance. Hope it gets better really quickly. Under the care of nurse Em I'm sure things will get better - what a little star. I actually got my Easy Street to a top ( without borders ) and will properly start Celtic Solstice after Christmas. Take care of yourself xx

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