Saturday, January 05, 2008

Carolina Crossroads Pt. 4

I managed to dust and vacuum the house today -- wooo hooo! I even got on the treadmill for the first time in over a week. Got a few things done so I could do some quilting today. I have a quilt loaded on the machine, but I need to do some practicing before I start it and I wasn't up to it today. So I decided to tackle step 4 of Bonnie's mystery. I call this type of same-thing sewing mindless, but actually it gives you way too much time to think instead of not think. I guess I need to work on something that makes me concentrate on it so my mind doesn't wander through the what-ifs.
Steve did call today -- he's doing okay at home but his back is killing him -- mostly from the hospital beds and not getting any exercise. It would be easier to recover if he didn't have a back ache. We're going over to see him tomorrow, so maybe I'll stop and pick up some icy/hot patches or something.

Gratitudes:
Finding some time to quilt -- for my own sanity.
The Eagles' new CD - it's great.

11 comments :

Kristie said...

Glad you are trying to get things back to normal, I imagine it must be hard. I really like how you quilt is coming along.

I hope you son gets to feeling better. We are still praying for him.
Kristie

McIrish Annie said...

I was listening to that CD today also. it's pretty good!! I always find doing a little cleaning is therapeutic. You and your family will remain in my prayers.

Carol E. said...

Continued good thoughts going to you and Steve and the dogs and everyone... hope you all have a very happy end to this scary story.

atet said...

Oh wow -- I'm just getting caught up on my blog reading and to see the news you had at the end of the year -- ouch. My thoughts are with you and your son's family. He sounds pretty incredible and like he has a serious will to live. Hang in there. May your new year bring healing, love and laughter to you and your family.

de vliegende koe said...

Cold/Hot patches will be a great idea to ease Steve’s aching back. You could make a him a lovely pad cover. I love the new Eagles cd!
Take care. Your family will be in my stitches today.

Carol said...

Glad you were able to do some things for you today...you need that. You take care and I'm sending lots and lots of good thoughts.

Screen Door said...

Sounds like things are settling down. love the quilting progress. There's nothing like the Eagles...

Pam said...

Joanne, I am just now catching up on what is going on with your family. My heart is aching so much for you all. God is in control, we must always remember that. My husband and I have been praying for you all.

I am wondering if a light massage would be helpful to Steve?

Prayers will continue!
Pam@
www.pamgwillim.com

Morah said...

Glad you had some rejuvenating time! I quoted incorrectly when I said my BIL was 10 yrs. post diagnosis...it is only 8 yrs.so far. Keep taking a few mins. here and there just for you. As the above post states, prayers will continue.

Bren said...

I am continuing to pray for your family everyday along with praying for my BIL Scott.
I am so glad you got some time to destress...for me anyway the treadmill and running the vacuum is destressing!!

Jeanne said...

I'm glad to hear that Steve is home. I hope his back stops aching soon. Stay positive and continue to pray. It works miracles.