Thursday, January 10, 2008

It's the Weather!

That's what everybody says when they get sick. Unfortunately, weather does effect our respiratory systems, especially where we live in the Ohio Valley.

Here in KY we have had 67 degree weather this week. Where's the snow and cold weather??? I'm ready for it. I have tons of projects to finish and lots of things around the house to do. I haven't even taken down Christmas, yet, but for right now it's the least of my worries.

Back to weather and health. My 2 year old grandson was diagnosed with pneumonia on Tuesday. Then my almost 1 year old grandson has the "croup", whatever that is. I guess it's a bad cough that isn't pneumonia. Here is a picture of Brayden and me on my birthday, which was back in October.

I have been staying at the hospital to help my daughter and Jeff so that they could care for the other three kids and work.

This is one of those times that I wish I had a hand applique project to work on. I don't even do hand applique! I ran around the house trying to find something to work on while I sat at the hospital. I couldn't find anything, so I packed books, magazines, paper, and pen (just in case I want to doodle a quilt or make a list of all of my unfinished projects).

You know what I did instead? I rocked and held my grandson. I have been so busy the past six months that it really felt good to sit, to rock my grandbaby, watch TV, and doze off from time to time. We went to bed last night at 8:00. The past six months I've been going to bed past midnight and getting up at 4:30 am. It felt good to have nothing to do but to cuddle with my grandson.

I also got to visit with my daughter. It's hard to visit with her with there's 4 little ones running around getting into everything, or wanting something to eat. She is working on a scrapbooking project. She's so creative, and does so well at scrapbooking. She most likely won't be a quilter anytime soon. That doesn't bother me because she, as well as all the other kids in my life (including my husband), loves my quilts. She loves scrapbooking for the instant gratification it gives. I can understand that. Turning 20 quilts are kind of the same thing for me.

Brayden was released today. He's back at home, safe and sound. He's not 100 percent, but he's better.


  1. I love to have handwork at the ready at all times . . . but if there was a baby to cuddle and rock - who needs it*s*

  2. I'm sorry about your little guy but glad he's doing much better. At least you got to sit and rock him.

  3. Sorry to hear about your grandbabies. My son suffered from croup almost until he was in middle school. Lots of steam and humidifier helped tons!

    So good to be rocking with your little lovlies. Rock on Amanda! xoxo- m


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