Sunday, January 11, 2009
What's going on with me
Immediately after I posted last, I ended up with my Mom at the emergency room, then ENT's office, then the hospital. Her tonsillitis got worse. At first, they thought she had a tonsillar abscess and that they might have to take her to surgery to drain it, but put her in the hospital to do a CAT scan and decided it was only really bad tonsillitis. The doctor kept her in the hospital, though, to give her steroids and antibiotics. So I've been with her at the hospital, except for a few hours Friday evening and some yesterday. Since she's had a stroke and is somewhat hampered with her moving about, she wants someone here to help her. Mom is doing much better. Was actually improving as early as Friday evening with the doses of IV antibiotics and steroids. She will hopefully get to go home today, Sunday.
Needless to say the weekend has not turned out like I hoped. In the time I was at home Friday evening, Holly and Chris opened their presents and stockings. Then yesterday on my way home from the hospital to go home and take a nap(we didn't sleep at all because of things beeping all night long) I stopped by to get a birthday cookie for Holly a late birthday cake. She likes cookies better than cake, anyway. So we've made time for some of what I planned, but I've missed spending the time with them that I had hoped for.
As for art, I'm beginning to think that I'm cursed. Everytime I sign up for swaps, something comes up. I had quit doing them for awhile because of this, but it had seemed to be where things were getting better, so I had gingerly started some again.
Maybe I'm just not meant to do them. I hope that there will be a little time before I have to go back to work to make a start on the 2 projects I've signed up for. When I'm working, with the 12 hour shifts and it being thirds, I don't feel very creative once I get home. Maybe the next week I'm off will be better. I really am an optimist, though I know I don't sound like one today. Sorry for the whining. I may come back and look at this later and delete it. Just feeling kind of discouraged this morning.