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Friday, April 13, 2018

Trying for a New Normal!

 I really don't know what normal is anymore. My favorite normal is when I can stay home and sew or work on projects. Since the hubby started going to rehab 3 days a week in January, that occupied a lot of my time. He wasn't allowed to drive for a while, and then he got the clearance to drive, but I still went with him just for my peace of mind. He was having to wear that Zoll Life Vest, and sometimes it would go off for no apparent reason so I felt better being with him. Plus I did enjoy some of the classes and the cooking class.
 The doctor determined that his heart function on the bottom lobe was still only at 35% so he decided to go ahead with the internal defibrillator/pacemaker surgery.  He had that on April 2nd, and he did really good. He did get dehydrated since we had to wait 6 hours after we got there at noon before he was taken back. He'd not had anything to eat or drink since the night before except to take his meds.
 We came home the next day, and all of the driving and running errands was back on me. He's not supposed to raise his left arm for 4-6 weeks so the incision can heal around the heart. He also has to wear a support vest at night. It's getting better! 
 At least I've had some sewing room time since we couldn't go anywhere much except the doctor.
I've done a few things for our sweet great grand, Ellie. She will be one on the 18th, and our granddaughter, Shelby will be 11 the same day.
Since we give the older grands money, I did embroider Shelby a beach towel. They're going to the beach in a few weeks so I'll also do one for the boys before then.
I bought Ellie this adorable swimsuit so I got her a beach towel, and made a paci holder to match. I also ordered her a flamingo pool float that's on it way. 
The short sets came from ARB Blanks and Blanks Boutique. I love their shirts to embroider on, and these should last all summer. 
I don't put her name or monogram on everything as her mom wants to save things in case they have another girl, but sometimes a girl just has to have a monogram! 
If anyone stops to look, I do appreciate you coming by. I'm trying to be more consistent, but it's hard right now. 


barbara woods said...

cute little outfits, praying things get lots better for hubby

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

You've done some lovely embroidery... how is everything going with you and hubby? Hope he is doing much better xx

Nancy said...

What cute embroidery you have done. I've only began embroidering about 2 years ago. I see I have lots to learn. Hope all is going well with your loved ones. I'm looking forward to the Where Flowers Bloom blog hop.