My sister came to town with her three children on Friday of last week. The plan was to stay through Wednesday. One purpose of the trip was to start cleaning out my mother's house. We started. It will be a long process. I'm glad we have until early next year. We planned a day to work in September and will hopefully put in a good day at least once a month between now and the move date. If we are able to do so, we should be in fine shape by then.
So, why did I not blog at all last week? My sister stayed until Saturday - the day before yesterday. Her youngest son got sick and spent about 36 hours in the hospital. That's why. The sweet fellow is almost 7. He is immobile so when he gets a cough it is serious business, He can't cough up the gunk (not the actual medical term) like we can.
He has a suction machine that my sister uses to help keep his passageways clear but it isn't as powerful as the one at the hospital. His oxygen levels had dropped, so he needed to be on oxygen and be monitored until his stats came back up to normal.
He is much better and they were able to travel home without issue. My other sister drove them so that my sister could keep a close eye on her son.
While they were here, and especially while my nephew was in the hospital. I kept busy with my other nephews and nieces. It was the first time the baby niece had met her out of town cousins. She decided that my 17 year old nephew is the coolest thing going. The only time she didn't want to be held by him was when she was watching him play baseball on the Wii. I wish I had a video of her squealing with delight watching him bat.
Of course, I got my fair share of time holding her and her 2 1/2 year old sister. By the end of the week, I was in quite a state with hip pain. Yesterday, I spent as much time as possible resting.
My house is in shambles. It is going to have to stay that way a bit longer because I can't, really I can not do much about it. It is OK. 65MD picks up after himself pretty well and has kept the dishwasher filled, run or emptied as needed.
Classes start for him next week, so he's gearing up with faculty meetings this week. Sadly, the summer is drawing to a close. It always makes me a little sad. I love summer.
No progress has been made on the bedroom floor at all. I got a picture of the pillow sham. It shrunk a good bit. I wonder if she washed it first. It was not nearly that small when I sent it. I used my current shams as a pattern and cut at least 1/2 inch bigger.
I haven't seen it it person yet, so it may not be as small as I think. If it is, I'll put some trim around the edge that matches the bed skirt or bring the lining around to the front. So far, I'm still winning in the bedroom update race!
Finally, in the midst of the chaos that was last week, the scales broke. I've weighed on the Wii, but I don't feel like it is quite as accurate as the bathroom scales since I have to decide how much my clothes weigh each day. I've been trying to wear the same thing for my weigh in & work out to cut down on that.
65MD took the scales apart to see if it was something obvious that he could fix. He couldn't. I was glad really. I never would have trusted the scales any more, I don't think. I'll get a new set soon.
I hope to keep in better touch this week. Time will tell.