Saturday, January 31, 2009

New Quilts

We call this our 'Eye Spy' quilt. All the squares are a different print. We play the game daily! Even Kamryn likes looking at it as she crawls around on it.

I don't think I ever posted this one after I finished it. Kami likes this one too! I had it on the crib, but yesterday I rearranged my bedroom and hung it from the quilt hanger over the crib.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Is There a Doctor in the House?? (or Dr. House?)

This one is for you Bee....... Kami had a spot on her chest a while back and the Dr. said it was a fungus from drooling. It spread to her back (needless to say we were pretty sure that wasn't from drooling.) It look light pink, kinda rashy and felt dry to the touch. A trip back to the Dr. and got a Rx for an anti-fungal topical. Lei applied it once and Kami back turned the color you see here. Bright red and almost welted looking. And it has stayed that way. At times she acts like it itches and drives her nuts! Lei applied a cream for......the word slips my mind at the moment......but it seemed to give her relief from the itching.
Don took her back to the Dr. this a.m. and they referred her to a derma guy in Muskegon. Have you ever seen anything like this? I expect to add a couple of quilt picts tomorrow!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009


It has been snowing non stop for 2 days. Don has plowed non stop too. Too bad the county isn't as dedicated!
I'll bet Kathy is glad to be home from FL!! We've tried to keep the deck cleaned off so it doesn't end up on the ground.

Jenny, Sarah and I shoveled today. Their mother stayed the weekend to visit with them. She slept thru the shoveling. Until about 1 p.m.!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Good Night

I drove to Muskegon again yesterday to meet Dad, Dave & Linda for dinner. Also picked up some paperwork at Walmart for Leilani. After dinner I went to the Hampton Inn to spend the night in a Sleep Study.

That was an interesting experience! I got ready for bed and Betsy glued wires all over my head, neck, chest and a couple on my legs for good measure. After which Betsy wrapped 2 straps around me to keep all the wires in one place. I turned on Monk, my favorite detective and settled down for sleep.

Betsy went into the room with all the computers and we did some tests. There was a voice activated intercom in the room so she could talk to me and I to her. I was just dozing off when Betsy came in and had to reattach one of the leads for my heart. I think she came in again later and then at some point she came in and put me on the CPAP machine. (I guess my snoring was keeping her awake!) That machine is a trip!! If you don't keep your mouth closed, it has a wind tunnel effect! I slept with it on the rest of the nite. She woke me about 6 a.m.

She said I'll be hearing from my doctor in the next week or so and then I'll be told when to pick up my machine. I guess I failed the test? I knew I should've studied!!

Oh well, if I can get some good sleep and wake up with a little energy, it'll be worth it!!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

What's new

Did I mention, my DDiL, Kim, rolled her car over on her way to work the first of the week? She's fine but the car is shot. She drove Rob's truck down south where she's training for her new job. (management at Walmart). Rob borrowed Leilani's Neon they don't have to rush into buying a car.
Then Don's sister, Lorie, messed up her car on her way out New Year's Eve!
I tried to fall leaving Don & Marsha's on Sunday evening and caught myself on the mirrors of the vehicles I was between! So Monday I had an appointment with my Dr. to follow up on my blood pressure. We've been having a bit of trouble getting it controlled. It was really high when I went in! I had a headache that I woke up with in the nite. I told her about the slip and she said my back was in spasm.....which she figured was the cause of the headache too. So there's another Rx for muscle relaxing! Then..........on top of everything else, she was listening to my lungs and heart and told me my heart beat was irregular! She did an EKG on the spot and told me I have atrial fibrilliation. I believe I've had it for years but it comes and goes. This was just the first time I had it while in her office. But now I get to be on blood thinners (so I don't clot and stroke from the oddball rythum). I had 8 vials of blood drawn today and chest X-rays. I'm scheduled for an echo cardiogram and I have a date with a cardiologist!
2009 isn't starting out like I had hoped!!!
The kids have had their Christmas break extended by 2 more days, so far, due to icy back roads. They aren't complaining.
Lei is getting her breast lift tomorrow! If the kids stay home again, I'll go with her and Don........(so the big kids can watch the little kids......not to get away from them!!)
Tonite I went to see Kimmy to get my hair cut and afterwards I stopped by Meijers to see what they had that I needed. I picked up a few things I'd missed while grocery shopping earlier this week and then I found a 42" plasma TV that was $400 off! I called Loni and asked her to either talk me into it or out of it! She did and we have a new TV. It is actually going in the girls room for their new game system. The Wii is a tiny little thing but when you play you need enough room to swing a bat or bowling ball or tennis get the idea. They've been using the sunroom and my couch keeps getting pushed further and further back. I'm wide enough that I keep bruising my hips on the couch trying to walk between that and the bookcases. It'll get really bad being on a blood thinner! The men next door will have to bring it up for us.
So that's the latest from the north cabin~

Friday, January 02, 2009

Happy 2009

The girls went to friends houses for a couple of days and I have been busy de-christmas-fying the house. I think I got it all but the tree. They can help with that when they get home. All the stuff is off of it.
That process always puts me in the mood to simplify and clean, which I've been doing for 2 days.
I was still up at midnight on New Years Eve.....which I haven't done in years! After I got ready for bed I read a couple chapters in the latest Demille book then crawled into bed. For some reason, thinking about it being a new year, I wondered if I'd die this year and who else I'd lose this year. Rather morbid new years thoughts.......I must be getting old. I even check the obits every day. I have seen the deaths of several parents of classmates. Not so many friends fortunately!!
On a more cheerful note, some of my favorite things:

Reading in her toy basket. She is such a joy!! That should've been her name!

Kami enjoying a Christmas tree version of a Peep!
They loved the Wii!