Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Whew! Another good report!

Yesterday I had surgery - a colonoscopy which included removal of 6 polyps plus one that definitely did NOT look good (although biopsy showed no CA cells - that still wasn't the whole thing - plus most of the polyps from last November were pre-cancerous!).  As far as the surgeon can tell, that's it at least for now.  Everything was sent to the lab and official results will eventually wind their way back to me.  However the surgeon says that everything truly looks good and he doesn't expect to see me again for a year!  YAY!!!!!!

Even more exciting - I could EAT again!  Admittedly it was chicken soup (Big Y makes FANTASTIC chicken soup - chock full of shredded roasted chicken, LOTS of veggies and some noodles - and of course the soup part which is always delicious!)  Nathan, in addition to chauffering me back and forth, bought me a whole quart of the soup!  which of course, being me, did NOT last until morning!

Today I decided that even though I was cleared to drive, that I was still enough of a space cadet that I had best stay home - and sewed and sewed! (today I was cleared to operate machines - but not yesterday - not that I wanted to do anything but sleep!)  I've since modified my Fab 4 list to become a FAB 6 list - which is cool!  And fortunately I found enough bonus triangles (check out Bonny Hunter on this one!) so that I won't have to make all 388 HSTs.  Hopefully I won't have to make any! (I do have a BIG bag - somewhere in that mess!  For now I'm working off all the little odds and ends bonus triangle bags!)

I also got some cleaning done (a little), slept a lot, and am getting ready to finish up my binding on my Log cabin (HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) - which of course means I have to find my glasses AND the black thread!  and will be watching one or more of my favorite DVDs.  So far I have 12 possibilities sitting here on the night stand.  I think My Fellow Americans will be the first - especially considering how I feel about some of the potential candidates!

Saturday, January 02, 2016

January!!! The Quilting part!!!!!!!!!




This is a quilt I started before my move to Massachusetts and is for my son who was then unmarried.  I want to at the least bring this to a flimsy and then show it to Nathan and Lynn and go from there!  I also want to do a quilt for Lynn but that may need to wait awhile!

As for pix - none yet.


I'm not sure I will get this one done - hand sewing is not my favorite thing.  Still......  I have several quilts mentioned on my blog - but am contemplating (thanks to Wendy's suggestion) working on a Dear Jane quilt (instead of the 365 day one I was thinking of).  Seriously - it would make a lot of sense!  Esp. since I have Civil War Repros and the book already!

Again - no pix!

Goals - 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!


These are NOT resolutions!  These are Hope for's and Work on's and Believe I can Do this projects..........  And are NOT just about sewing or gardening or whatever

  1. Work on healthy eating skills - think Pyramid chart and post.  No between meal snacks, nothing after 8 PM (unless visiting my son and his wife - their 6 PM dinner is usually ready about 730 - 8 PM)
  2. Move that body!  Includes  yoga, strength training, Physical therapy, walking, bicycling - really almost any physical activity.  does NOT include housecleaning - though it should - but after a gazillion tries to include this - it was NOT helping anyway, so I'm ignoring that.
  3. Housekeeping - note the difference - not Cleaning since I don't like to do that anyway - but housekeeping - which should be a step up, sounds more friendly, and should mean at least a minimum of effort has been used anyway!  BUT it is more inclusive of so  much more than just cleaning!
  4. Sewing - quilts and so on - set up by the month with progress noted.  This includes piecing, hand sewing of some sort, Quilting, binding (my nemesis)
  5. Get smarter program - at least one subject 6 days a week.  Doing all my subjects may be something I WANT to do but the time involved is humongous - and I usually don't have that time.