This past week has been one of some last minute sewing, a quilt and merino tiny tot clothes, on their way to the South Island on Thursday.Deadline was 10.30 a.m. Wednesday. All done!!!Whew,, great releief at having all finished, and packed !!! The Flopsy Bunny fabric was printed for a fabric book, so the squares did not line up, the lines did not meet, and as I added strips, nothing matched as it should. But I liked it. The merio leggings, size 0-3 months looked SOOO tiny. So I made some more in the next sizes. Tiny wee hats, all double fabric so no scratchy seams on a tiny new-born head .The baby boy is due in March.
We had some lunch, a friend and her grand-daughter came, we had coffee,they went home. I picked some salad veges, and didn’t feel well. Off to the bathroom, back out to Hugh, and said “ I don’t feel very well. I have the shakes”. His reply, “ Oh, guess I’ll have to turn off my computer game”!! Then I said, Ring the ambulance. They came, blood pressure was so high, they checked the usual responses in case of a stroke, I could smile, that was good news, but still off to hospital.We arrived, I was wheeled in, and THREE staff all waiting, “ In here, off with all the top clothes,” so before I knew it, the ECG leads were stuck on to those patches, a line in, blood test taken, and blood pressure monitored constantly. It came down slowly, ED was so busy with really extreme emergencies, staff were wonderful. At 8 p.m. they decided to keep me in overnight, another blood test at midnight, ran a drip in, and gave me a portable ECG machine, much like the old mobile phones. Staff came and went constantly, drip out at 11 p.m. blood taken at 12 midnight, truly didn’t feel the needle go in at all. Coffee at 6 a.m., breakfast some time later, staff visited, 3 patients discharged, 2 of us left. Doctors visited, “ You are a mystery, we couldn’t find anything, Would you like to go home” Yes please, …OK, and see your GP next week. BUT… if you get the shakes again, you have to come in immediately.
So I am taking life more slowly,( although they were sure that being in the sun, doing sewing that had to be finished, or anything elsethat could be called stress or otherwise had contributed) and am so grateful, and thankful for all the care, and equally so to be home.
I wandered round the garden, and looked at the greenery. What a wonderful world, and so glad to be part of it.
Gossamer Grass fronds in the sunlight
Agapanthus flowers among the trees
A tall Flax spire, and on the right hand side a cicada flying past. I had to click on the photo and enlarge the percentage to make sure it wasn’t a smudge on the lens.
The best news here in NZ, Jake Bailey from Christchurch, is in remission, and will have a GAP year, in 2016, his words inspire, and on his Facebook page he thanked so many, with his ability to put that into wonderful words.I hope he continues to be well.
As usual with Open Live Writer no spell check, so hope all words are as they should be. OLW hope to have this added to the program soon.
Quotation of the day, from Marcus Aurelius
“When you arise in the morning,
think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive -
to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love”
Greetings from Jean