My story evolves, as things in my life are ever changing.
My daughter ended up sick and changed her appointment at KU Med Center to today. Well……a snow storm stopped her from wanting to be on the highway for 4 hours, so another date is yet to be made. In good news, she feels better right now than she has felt in a long time.
My mom is being released from the hospital tomorrow. I will stay with her full time for a few days to see just how she can do on her own. I’m told that my care giver job is still mine, and might include an increase in maximum hours as well.
As far as the retreat goes, that is still up in the air. My smarter idea honestly is to skip this one. After all, I can sit at my mom’s and sew and get paid at the same time, and be there if she needs something. If I don’t go though, I sure will miss the social interaction with others who love the same thing I do.
Now, how about that to-do list from last week:
- Finish jigsaw puzzle–yes, still hope to do this!–it at least is getting closer to being done.
- Continue daily to listen to the Bible read on my computer and crocheting a prayer shawl.–Done
- Do my best to figure out how to get the $45 that I need to attend the retreat.–I can do this if I do decide to go.
- Continue organizing my room.–I did do some, but it was minimal.
- Cut fabrics to make more pin cushion scrap bags.–I did not get to this at all.
I did decide to take the UFO challenge with my guild. I’m happy that the first number pulled corresponds with Ariel’s baby quilt. I hoped for that since she is due May 12. I picked up a bag of child’s scraps at the Mennonite Relief Sale quilter’s corner for $3. I am going to make the top from those. The fabric on the left is from my stash, for the backing.
Continuing on the current prayer shawl.
I am hoping for more to share next week.
Let’ me make a to-do list for next week:
- Finish jigsaw puzzle
- Continue daily to listen to the Bible read on my computer and crocheting a prayer shawl.
- Finish the top of Ariel’s baby quilt.
- Cut fabrics to make more pin cushion scrap bags.
- Finish 4 pocket tissue covers.
I am linking up with the following blogs:
5 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday–Story Evolves”
I’m so glad your daughter is feeling better! I don’t envy your decision about staying with your Mom or going to the retreat. I used to have that kind of dilemma when my sweet Mom was alive. Those baby fabrics will make such a cute baby quilt. Love the name “Ariel”.
Thank you for linking with To Do Tuesday Marsha!
I will know more on mom before the retreat…if she is going to be able to do her usual routine on her own or if we will need to look in to assisted living.
I do hope your mom is recovering well!! And how fortuitous that the number drawn allows you to work on something you want to get done!
I hope your mother and daughter continue to do well. sounds like your sewing is your therapy while you care for your mom. Good for you.
I don’t envy your decision as well. Hard choices! But what I learned when my mom was still alive was that you don’t get that time back, so I’d choose to stay and do my own sewing at mom’s. On the other hand, going will help you recharge and that’s needed to if you are a care giver.
See why I don’t envy your decision? I can’t decide either.
Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.