Monday, October 19, 2009

Rearrange

The need to be flexible with my life has really been important recently. My best made plans for last week fell by the wayside with my dental issues. Andrea's home sick today with some creepy crud going around her school. I rescheduled (for the third time) my six month teeth cleaning. And even my quilting priorities are affected. Let me explain.....

I've talked about the signature/retirement quilt I've pieced for my boss who has scheduled his retirement date for the end of March. OK, I thought, loads of time, but just in case he changes his mind (i.e. gets ticked off at the management) and leaves early, I'll have the quilt ready. But, I still dragged my feet - so to speak - on finding appropriate backing material, batting and getting it loaded onto the frame. That was until Friday. My boss stopped by my cubicle to jokingly ask me why none of my producers had any complaints about me. We chatted for a bit and then he got serious.

"I won't be in the office on Monday," he stated. "I'll be in Columbus getting a colon biopsy and it doesn't look good"

"Oh, you've probably caught it early," I replied. (Remember, most underwriters are good about taking care of themselves since we read horrible, horrible medical records every day for our applicants)

"I don't think so. I thought I could put off all my medical stuff until retirement," he continued,"But I couldn't wait any more on this. It won't be good."

Then, he told me to not talk about it with anybody else here at work - only me, his boss and the medical director know what he's facing. My mind is troubled with this and my offer to pray for him seems so insignificant.

His quilt is half-way done on the frame now. It needs to be done and ready for delivery. That's one thing I can do.


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The aforementioned quilt has been challenging - well, not the quilt itself, but my machine decided to act up and I changed my mind on the free-motion pattern half-way into the first row. I've become quite adept at ripping out stitches. Then, I ran out of the thread - quick trip to Joann's and we're back in business. Get back at it tonight.

Joann's sale this week includes Warm and Natural batting - 50 percent off. Good time to stock up.

Quiet week ahead ( I hope). The only appointments I have are on Thursday. But I never know what's next around the bend.

Hugs on Monday!
Cathy

3 comments:

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Offering to pray is never insignifigant, but I know how you feel. Hang in there! I've got a sick kid at home today too....that time of year!

jillquilts said...

I hope that things go OK with the boss. How awful! Glad that your teeth are feeling better! Looking forward to Saturday so tell Andrea to get well!!! :)

Linda & Piwacket said...

Oh no, Cathy...there's just too much on your plate right now. I do hope his colonoscopy yields good news. Tell Andrea I said "hi" and give her a hug from me.