Okay, so DATELINE--
Thursday night, two weeks ago, while on business in Massachusetts, Charlie has this pain in his side that wakes him up in the night, and REALLY hurts. Friday is very painful, and somewhere along the line of the day he realizes that this was a bigger version of pain he had, oh, about three weeks earlier.
He goes to WebMD, and puts in his symptoms. One of MANY options says it could be an appendix problem, but he has very few of the symptoms, other than the pain. However, it says DO NOT use any pain killers or laxatives, because it could cause problems. Lucky for us, he is a very good rule follower. He calls our Doc to see what's up, and gets an appointment for Monday morning.
So, as Friday continues, the pain subsides; he flies home. The weekend brings less and less pain, but he goes to the doc on Monday morning, and after everything else it could be gets ruled out, he is sent to the hospital for imaging--a CT, as I remember.
All this time, I'm saying to him, "I am happy to come with you, do you want me to meet you at the hospital?" No, no, no...
Finally, at about 6pm, I get the call. "They are doing the surgery tonight, at nine. You better come on over." I grab my keys, and off I dash.
Well, the 9pm surgery didn't actually go in until midnight, and by the time I got him settled in his hospital room and got home, it was 4:30am. I was back at the hospital at 7:30am. Turns out the appendix had perforated, re sealed itself, perforated AGAIN, and was trying to reseal itself a second time. Let's all be grateful for the self healer in our lives.
That's when the sinus infection decided to rear ITS ugly head in my body.
So, HE's in the hospital for two nights, I'm ready to pull my teeth out, they hurt so badly, and I am just about at the EDGE of my sanity bandwidth....
Well, Wednesday he is allowed to go home, and on Thursday, I finally(!) called the Dr. to see about my (seemingly) swollen and distended head.
So, Thursday, I am sent to bed with antibiotics and meds, he is sent to bed to recoup, and all will one day be well. We're resting, we're quiet, we're good.
Sunday. I had mentioned somewhere along the way that the kitchen faucet was sticky-acting, and not what it was. Next thing I know, it's in pieces, and I get the call across the house, "I NEED you!"
Well, the thing never DID get put back together properly. Oh, and we found that after shutting off and turning on the water several(!) times, that the valve that does the shutoff was corrupted. So.....
Yeah. The plumber, bless him, is here right now. New valve, AND new faucet (of course), thank you very much. Let's just say, it's a GOOD thing Charlie is back to work today. $$$ -wise, that is.
Oh, but I DO have a card for you. Super CAS.
I made this--
This is a Unity Stamp set, and that pitcher was just BEGGING to be done in Delft blue. Quick stamp, and some waterbrush accenting of the shape and shadows...That's it!
Oh, yeah. The sentiment is done in Versafine Smokey Gray. LOVE that ink. Dark enough for a sentiment to really show up, but not black, and nice and warm.
I also would love something a bit softer, so any suggestions there would be nice!
I think making the image panel float on the base with foam tape makes a CAS card just a little bit more.....considered.
So, that's my story. I am still holing up, trying to get rid of this gunk in my nose and chest, and wishing I could flush my toilets and clean my dishes. (Happily, that will happen in less than an hour!)
Go! Create! I fear I must stay here and moan. Mmmmm.......Mmmmmm.......Mmmmmm....
Thanks for stopping by!
All Best to you. Stay healthy!