Sunday, June 14, 2009

June is Flying By

The last two weeks have been rather blurry. We spent a lot of time in the hospital with my f-i-l. He will celebrate his 85th birthday next weekend, on Father's Day. We are grateful to God and all the wonderful medical staff and facilities that he is here to celebrate! On the 3rd, he was to have a stress test at the hospital. He and my m-i-l arrived early and went to the restroom. While in the restroom, he had a heart attack. Since they were in the restroom in the hospital, and in the emergency room waiting area besides, help was immediate. He was taken to the cath lab and a completely blocked artery was cleared by angioplasty. Not the best way to get out of a stress test...

He went through some rough days and nights while his body healed from bruises from his fall, and his brain healed from the cardiac arrest. But now he is home again and seems tired and achy, but also that he'll be back to his old energetic self very soon.

We had a peak of exhaustion but are now recovering from that. A few more good nights of sleep will be welcome.

Besides keeping my m-i-l company, driving back and forth to the hospital, keeping up with a little laundry, and finishing the flower planting, I did manage to work a few hours each day. I skipped a whole week of running and going to the gym, but got out Thursday to the lake for the 4.37 mile loop, and ran 4.5 miles on Saturday. Both runs were good, and the weather is even cooperating with cloudy, mild weather.

I did get to work on a quilt today. Some friends are accompanying their son and d-i-l to the final adoption proceedings of their sweet little grandson next week, and I wanted to make him something to celebrate the occasion. I was inspired by a darling rocket ship quilt with giant pinwheel blocks, and had this great cowboy print. The pattern is just made for showing off a big print that would not be improved by cutting it into small pieces. I got the back made, and want to get it quilted this week.

I haven't worked on the back for my mod sampler yet, but that is next on the list.

It's getting late and the nap I took this afternoon is wearing off. Good night!


Aimee said...

I hope your father-in-law is feeling better and the rest of you are getting plenty of rest too.

I really like those giant pinwheels! The cowboy print is great too.

Cathie said...

Thanks for the good wishes, Aimee.

I got the quilt quilted and the binding machine-sewn on tonight. I will start handsewing the binding down tomorrow a.m. and during my lunch hour. It is a fast project and I'm enjoying it.