A pretty, pretty crochet hook from KnitPicks!
Yarn from KnitPicks. So soft and such yummy colors!
A packet of wildflower seeds! Come on, Spring!
A lovely card from Chris and a packet of Chocolate Hazelnut Decaf Tea!
The tea and seed packet were in this pretty decorated bag tied with a pretty ribbon.
AND, stationery. Oh my, stationery. Such pretty sheets with pretty envelopes.
I am so, so happy to have won this and Chris, I can't thank you enough for drawing my name. This has made me smile over and over.
I am slowly adding to Jordan's blanket. Crocheting is making my shoulder hurt so much these days. I am going to have to give in and go see the doctor for a shot, I guess. Ouch! But if it makes the pain ease up, it will be worth it.
Here's the progress I've made on the blanket. I worked on it in the motel room on my last visit to see James, and spread it out on the bed to take a photo. It's not the best lighting but it looks okay. I'm doing something different with it after my daughter made the suggestion. I had started do the stripes horizontal but it was taking so much time. Jordan is on a waiting list for a bone marrow transplant and I would like to get this done before he has to go into the hospital for that transplant. He will be in isolation for a time and won't get to see or use it during that time. Abby suggested I turn it to vertical stripes because it is already longer than I am tall. That girl has some good ideas.
Sweet Baby James will be 6 weeks old this Saturday. It's hard to believe. The time is just flying by. Abby got a new phone with a great camera and she's sending me photos all the time. This is his 1 month photo. Is that not adorable?!?!?
He's growing and healthy. He's laughing and holding up his head. Oh my, I miss him and can't wait to get back down there to wrap my arms around his sweetness.
I've had my doctor rounds this month. I have a heart murmur and have to see a cardiologist once a year. I also had to start taking cholesterol medication a year ago and that means bloodwork each year before the visit. Silly me thought all they were looking at was the cholesterol levels but apparently they did a whole screen. My blood glucose was a bit high and the doctor was more concerned with that than my cholesterol levels, which were very good, by the way. He suggested I go see my primary physician and I told him I would make the appointment. Apparently, he didn't trust me to do that because he had his office make the appointment for me. When I saw the primary, I had started checking my levels again and they were running around 100-110. A little high, I admit, but she wasn't overly concerned. She asked about steriod use because of RA and I realized that I had just come off a 10 day round during my visit with James. (My rheumatologist advised me to take them when I visit the grandchildren since it's a 4-5 hour drive and then there's the baby holding and playing.) She told me steriods will cause an increase in the blood glucose level. So now I have to check it every morning. I have medication but I only have to take it if the level gets above 120. It's still running around 100. I've had to give up my sweets which will be a good thing since I defintely need to lose weight. It's been easier than I thought it would be to give them up. What I'm having the most trouble with is Coca-Cola. I am addicted, no doubt about it. I'm weaning myself. I've gone from having a coke all day long to one or two a day and some days, not even one. So I'm trying. Wouldn't it be great to lose weight as easily as we put it on???
I know I'm forgetting something important but right now I can't think of what it might be. So I'll close now and get this one published. Thank you for stopping by. I enjoy reading your comments and knowing you find my ramblings a little bit interesting. I hope you have a wonderful day/night wherever you might be.