Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Since I haven't been here in a while I thought I should update and explain my absence.  I have been spending a good deal of time with health care issues -- by that I mean obsessing and freaking out.  I had a ct scan on 9/1 and it showed two very small although enlarged lymph nodes next to my aorta.  Three doctors have seen it and nobody can really tell what is going on and none of the radiologists want to do a biopsy because of location.  So, I will go in for more scanning.  I have been waiting for phone calls to make appointments.  All month.  Nobody seems to be in a hurry.  In the meantime I am trying to stay busy and maintain my sanity.  I am not doing particularly well on either task. 

I am, however, taking my nervous energy out on a quilt I am hand quilting.  I haven't hand quilted anything in a very long time because it hurts my hands.  However, I decided to pin this quilt with about a bazillion curved safety pins and I am quilting without a hoop and it hasn't really bothered my hands at all.  It is also much easier to manipulate the fabric as well.  The quilt is heavy as it is heavy batting and, again a bazillion safety pins but it is going well and I will post photos at a later date.

We are also trying to figure out how to get rid of cable and still meet our media needs.  I have put Hubs on that project and I hope it doesn't get the best of him.  TV watching is our primary source of entertainment even though it is hugely lacking.  However, I am getting tired of our cable packages that include more channels that we don't watch than those we do.  So, we are researching HD antennas, TiVO, and all manner of other nifty gadgets for my husband to figure out how to hook up.  I figure it keeps his mind working.  Hahaha!

Ok, so on that note, I need to get back to the quilt -- I would like to have it finished before the weather gets cold because it is a quilt to be used.  More later...