Thursday, July 20, 2006

Head Cold in July

Sounds a bit like Christmas in July, doesn't it? Several people have noted the old TV with the Rabbit ear antenna that we had. Well yesterday we had this HD TV delivered. Of course now we're going to HAVE to get a Dish, because we can't get anything of the local channels on this TV. We watched 'Lady & the Tramp', last night, & put Yanni on today in honor of poor Aunt Ethel. He was her favorite, after Lawrence Welk of course!

I have a terrible plugged head now & a hacky cough. I'm hoping it doesn't turn into a full blown sinus infection. I had one of those last year, & don't care to repeat it. Darian leaves this evening & my niece Loni & her new hubby's flight has been cancelled, so last I heard she is stuck in Grand Rapids, MI & isn't sure when they'll get here. So I guess that means she won't get to meet Darian. I told her not to expect any kisses at the airport. I don't want to share this misery with someone I love. I've also already called in sick for tomorrow, because I don't think I should be spreading this to my post op patients.

Aunt Ethel's hospitalization may effect our vacation plans too. We may end up having to stay here & be out the tickets & reservations in Seattle, (Ilene & Stu you can still use the room if this happens), but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it doesn't come to that. My friend Mindy will do a temporary Power of Attourny if we need, so that we can still go. I'm hoping that will be enough. She'll be 2 weeks post op when we go, & Mindy says that's the usual length of stay for BKA. Mindy works for an Orthopedic surgeon. She said he was glad he didn't have to do Auntie's surgery since he knew us all socially, it would've been a tough one for him.

I've gotten a little bit of bead embellishment done on my clock. Maybe I'll post some of it later. I worked on it while waiting at the hospital yesterday for the surgery. I also stopped 2 places on the way home yesterday to find the fuse on crystals for my July JQ. I only need 2 dark ones. All I could find was a tiny little package for $60.00! Even with my teacher discount, that was way more than I want to spend just for 2 little crystals. So my July JQ may lay slightly unfinshed until I can find a small package.

6 comments:

Rian said...

Oh dear, sorry to hear you have the sickies. And having so many plans up in the air is distressing, too. I don't know about you, but that bothers me. I like stuff buttoned up.

Hey, nice TV! I've seen that video of Yanni's concert in Greece (with Linda Evans beaming love eyes in the audience) and I have to say it's pretty awesome, especially that violinist in the red dress. Woooh! Crank up the volume and have a brandy; couldn't hurt. Feel better soon.

Kay said...

Tough times for you, Deb. I hope you feel better soon. But as Rian says, that big TV and something good to watch on it can't hurt!

diva of quilts said...

Be sure to pamper yourself and get better soon! I love the colors of the pink/purple/black quilt on the wall behind the TV. Hope you find something good to watch.

I know exactly what you mean about the cost of the crystals. Whenever they go on sale here (I can only find them at two stores) I am sure to stock up, although on crystal shopping days, there isn't much money left for fabric.

Sande said...

Sorry to hear you're sick! Summer colds are the worst.
About those crystals...what are they, diamonds? $60 seems high for anything but precious gems!

Allison said...

What size and color of crystal do you need, Deb? Maybe one of us has a few in our stashes. I know I have lots of 5mm blue ones...
Couldn't you call the airline and get a family emergency type discount on those tickets? If you have a doctor's signature (in this case, concerning Aunt Ethel who is legally in your care), they should either reimburse part of your fare or allow you to use the tickets another time.
Worth a phone call, don't you think?
Feel better soon....

jenclair said...

Nothing like a sinus infection in July...yuck. Hope things improve soon.