Monday, May 23, 2011

Nice weekend

My daughter and granddaughter spent a lot of time here both Saturday and Sunday, helping out around the house in any way they could and letting Cliff have a full day of outdoor time with no worries about whether I needed something.  He didn't even have to wash a dish for those two days!  
Grandson Arick traded his gas-guzzling pickup truck for a 2001 Mustang that he's really proud of. 

I actually picked a mess of strawberries Saturday and transplanted a few flower seedlings yesterday.  
I woke up in the night to discover another spontaneous bleed at the hole where my drain tube had been removed; knowing the nurse was coming this morning, I didn't worry about it.  She said I must just be an easy bleeder, because the coumadin count in my blood is actually low, not high.  In fact, she said the doctor would probably double it.  She'll let me know after she's talked with the doctor.  Unless I call for something, I won't be seeing the nurse again until next week.  I'm due to go to the doctor next Tuesday to get the staples removed (I think).  
Yesterday afternoon Rachel and I kept the TV on, since there were tornado warnings for our area.  Later on we heard about the Joplin mess; that one really hit home because Rachel's husband has relatives in that area; I hear some of them lost their homes.  Kevin's son, Jon, lives in Joplin; he is OK.  
That's it for today's report.  I may try to pick a few more strawberries, since rain is forecast to show up around noon today.


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Glad you have had help and were even able to get out in your strawberries. Yes, that tornado that hit Joplin sounds really terrible. We've had so many bad ones this spring all over and each seems worst than the last. The rain hit here about 10:30 and wasn't expected until noon. Too much rain here and it's not a good thing at all. Take care and get well soon.

madcobug said...

You did great getting out and picking those strawberries. Glad that the tornado wasn't near you. Glad that Rachel and Kevin's people are ok. Helen

Vicki said...

After hearing about the tornado, my first thoughts were of you. So glad that all is well. Vicki

Lori said...

As soon as I heard about the Joplin tornado I went online to see how far away it was from you. But I wondered if you might have friends or relatives there. I'm so sorry about the relatives who lost their home, but very glad that no one was hurt.

Hollie said...

I'm so sorry that Joplin was hit! I'm praying for all those people. It's so good to hear that you are doing as well as you are! Good to know you have such good little helpers!

Midlife Mom said...

So glad you are doing so well! Your incision looks like my Mom's did only yours looks longer. I think you must be doing better then most people, must be good genes! :o)

Have been watching the tragedy in Joplin and praying that it wasn't in your area. I feel so badly for all of the people that this affected! We don't know when we are well off do we?