I worked all day on Mother's day. There were 5 emergency surgeries in our little hospital. Yesterday I gorked out most of the day. I quilted on Dori's whole cloth piece, but still have about 2-3 more hours of work to do on it.
Today I worked an 8 hour shift. Tomorrow I'm quilting again!
I'm supposed to be getting Synvisc injected into my right knee. It is made from cocks combs. That red thingy on the rooster's head. Yep, chicken cartilage. I already walk kind of funny, so it can't make that any worse. The insurance was slow to approve it, so I won't get started until next week. It has to be injected once a week for 3 weeks. Something to look forward to!
The rooster above was a Maggie Walker pattern, that my friend Mary Lee did the applique', & I did the quilting. It won an Honorable Mention at APNQ 2004. I hate to post without a photo, & I didn't take my camera with me today. I know it's a stretch, but hey, I'm trying!
Speaking of spring chickens, I'll be turning 54 soon, & my youngest child Corey's girl Tasha turns 24 this week. We decided to go out to dinner with them (Corey & Tasha), to celebrate, Mother's Day & our birthdays, & say good-bye to Corey for the summer, as he works up in Nome most of the summer months. It was also a good excuse to eat at the Glacier Brewhouse one last time until the summer is over. We don't go there in summer, because tourists pack the place so full, there's 1 1/2 hr waiting to get a table. Dinner was great. We had a good time talking with the kids. Corey wants us to take a trip to Nome to go fishing some time this summer. Apparently that's all he does in his spare time up there, & knows all the best places to fish. He also thinks we would enjoy the history of the town, & the little Wyatt Earp's wife's museum.
On the way home this evening, I noticed the trees along the Seward Highway now have little tiny bright green leaves on them, that weren't there this morning on the way into work!
As we were driving up our hill, there was a moose eating freshly sprouted grass along the side of our street. He was so into it, it didn't bother him when we drove past just a few feet away.
Ahh, spring, it must finally be here!