Monday, May 3, 2010

Wet But Not Wild Weekend

"Rain, rain go away. Come again another day." Andrea and I chanted all weekend. Our trip to the zoo rained out, we settled for a girls' afternoon at the hair salon and lunch at Chipotle on Saturday.

Then the real FUN began.....she and I started to paint the spare bedroom. Remember, Mr. Michael was a painter (he says decorator) for years and KNOWS how it's done. AND he's not afraid to tell all us poor ignorant souls that there is a right way and a wrong way to load a roller brush. We had to kick him out of the room before we took that aforementioned roller and put it somewhere on his anatomy. The room finished - it looks lovely - and nobody got murdered in the process.

One of the things I wanted to achieve this weekend was a ruthless cleanout on the cabinet where we keep all of Michael's medications. Besides finding drugs that were years out of date, I found where Michael hides candy. Twizzlers go REAL GOOD with Prozac, don't ya know! LOL. I organized all the prescriptions and labeled them according to use so Michael will know what drug does what and when to take it just in case I'm not around. Now if I could convince him to use them as prescribed, I'd be batting .500. He refuses to use the nebulizer - claims it does nothing other than waste his time.

More serious: He had another attack on Sunday night. They seem to be happening more frequently and with no explanation to me, although Michael always seems to KNOW what causes them. He's cold all the time - wore a wool sweater for most of the day yesterday when it was 75 outside. There's always a quilt at the ready for him to keep warm in the family room or when he's sitting at the computer.

Very little sewing this weekend. I stitched up two pillowcases for the spare bedroom and made another block for the Bonnie Hunter quilt I started last week. So I have a snowball quilt, log cabin quilt and now a Boxy Stars quilt all in various stages of piecing. I have a strip tease quilt ready for the frame - destined for the spare bedroom. One of my nephews is graduating from high school next month - I'd love to give him a quilt in his chosen college colours, but it ain't gonna happen. My sewing room time is really limited these days.

My darling Andrea has one of her art works in the school district show this coming weekend. We're going to see that, plus my nephew in the school's musical, "Annie Get Your Gun". Mom and Ken will be spending Friday night with us too. So Mother's Day weekend will be busy. Hopeful that Michael can join us, but he's a bit hesitant to go out in public with his oxygen and wheelchair. We'll just have to take it one day/event at a time.

We usually do around here.

Love ya,
Cathy

1 comment:

Linda and Piwacket said...

Have fun with your family and outings this weekend. I'm so glad that you and Andrea are spending time together. And you'll have three generations together for Mother's Day. Pretty special!