Saturday, November 14, 2009

ZRoom, it ez done... and ways to wait

Project Number One for this month is done... Last week, Darling Man and I put the leaves on the trees, making it spring in there, rather than some scary, haunted forest (which is what it looked like with the bare trees).

So hard to shoot with an open window... I made those curtains this morning. Two twin-sized sheets I bought for 75 cents at a garage sale. Just hemmed them up, cut the ends off the top seam and threaded it onto the rod. Perfect!

Painting the bear rather intimidated me. I put it off and put it off until he was the only thing left to do. Then... I just did it. He actually came out pretty cute.

At Darling Man's urging, I outlined the little owl in the tree. He was afraid it would get lost in the leaves. You can still see him with out searching too hard.

So, except for the rocking chair I'm repairing to put into the room, this project is finished!

My mother is in the hospital. After the drama of Dad's heart and subsequent pacemaker, my mom, who's had a bad headache since July has discovered that she's got a subdural hematoma. There were rounds to doctors, who decided that her blood-thinning medication was causing the bleed. She was then taken off the medication to see if there was an improvement. There was. Her headache dropped from a 10 (on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the worst) to a three. And then there was a day when there was no headache at all. Oh, the rejoicing!!! Then the headached came back. This morning she lost use of one arm and was slurring her words a bit. Dad rushed her to the hospital when he realized there was a problem and she is hooked up to monitors and stable at the moment. We don't know for sure, but it looks like a small stroke.

I am not good at waiting for word. I am a woman of action! But when there is nothing to be done, I clean. Which is why Z's room got done in such short order. And now I am cleaning the carpeting on the stairs and the upstairs hallway. As if I didn't have enough to do already, our lovely Tottie decided this morning would be the perfect time to barf copiously from one end of the house to the other. Including the stairs and the wall.

As you can see, she's a bit of a furball. No doubt the furry tumbleweeds rolling around in our bedroom is testament to the cause of today's barf-o-rama. Hairball, packed down with lots of food results in very nasty explosion. Thanks, Tottie, for your contribution to my day.
Once I finish that, it's back to the closet to finish painting and then once more to the clutter of the computer room.
I suppose this is a physical meditation - a way to relax and take my mind off the worries that were planted there a couple of weeks ago, and have grown today. Until I am needed and wanted at the hospital, I am off to suck carpets.


karisma said...

BIG BIG hugs, you see to be having a lot to cope with this week. Sending out some more love and happy thoughts towards your family.

The room looks fantastic! I need to get into Zaks room too, just to clean AGAIN...that boy managed to run a tornado through in the matter of days! I think its time to say bye bye to most of the toys and those awful blocks that have taken over.

nikki said...

1. The room looks FANTASTIC!!!

2. My thoughts and prayers are with you. It's always scary when you don't know what is going on.

3. Love ya.

Island Rider said...

I clean when I'm stressed too. It's like when things are out of control, I gain control by straightening up my world. Praying for your family and you, too!

Island Rider said...

PS Outstanding job on the room!

Pamela said...

taking her off the thinners probably triggered the stroke. I'm sorry ..
Hope they got all things working.

My father had subdural hematoma -- back in 76 --
they'd traveled across country to a family reunion. He'd been acting weird for weeks. Collapsed during drive and mom took him to emergency room. The DR said he'd had a stroke. His was fatal because it was misdiagnosed.

Praying for your moms DR's to be very astute and discerning.

Lovely lovely room. Wish it was mine.

Sandy said...

The room is awesome! and your mom is in my prayers.

Janis said...

Its a good thing your Dad got your Mom to the hospital right makes all the difference with a stroke victim...Hope it was just a minor one and she can fully recover. Just have to keep the faith! Zboy's room turned out are very talented.

SwampAngel65 said...

You did an INCREDIBLE job on that room! WOW!!! I love it.

I know your mom is doing better, but I'll still say a prayer that she makes a full recovery. If you need anything, let me know. I'm more than a few hours away, but I'd be happy to help you out if you need anything.

Stephanie, Mama Dramatist said...

Hey! When you find what's left of your sanity, come visit me!!

I have a spare room with lots of privacy.

I have wine.

Oh, and Bethany lost her wall mural in the hurricane... if you were so inclined... since you're so doggone talented...

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Knock knock - it's cancer! said...

You did great, the room looks brilliant! Just stunning. Good job.