It has been several days since my last post and we've lived a lot of moments in that time - some good some not so good. I am happy to report that this week is oh so much better than the last one and am very happy to put that one behind me.
The very next day after my last post I ended up with 3 consecutive days at the ER with my hubby. I've been through a lot of trips to the ER with my hubby over the years and can honestly say this was the worst of them all. I've never seen my hubby in so much pain and have to say there is nothing more frustrating than watching someone you love be in so much pain and there is not a thing you can do to relieve it. I guess that is why we have doctors, nurses and hospitals and thankfully on the third day they were able to come up with a treatment that worked.
I just arrived home with him from the last trip when I received a call from my son's workshop that they thought he was getting sick. I have a flying trip across town (as I always imagine the worst). From what the staff told me and what I was able to piece together from Keith's behavior and signing he had something stuck and was choking on something from lunch and the coughing and gagging (staff told me about) finally dislodged it. Needless to say it scared him. As soon as he saw me, he threw his arm around my neck and the tears started rolling down his cheeks. I am so thankful he was able to dislodge it himself. I have shared the information with them so they might recognize that he is choking next time.
Things finally moved back to normal on Friday so was able to keep my lunch date with my friends at Fire Creek! I had a Veggie Grilled Cheese and I wish I had taken a photo as it looked nothing like your ordinary grilled cheese. It ended up the veggies were grilled. For a spread they used guacamole and it was an absolutely delicious sandwich. This restaurant has the most delicious raspberry iced tea and one of the gals was wondering what brand it was. I encouraged her to ask the waiter for the recipe and low and behold it was actually a Coke product from their Fuze line. We all loved the tea so each of us was looking forward to our own personal purchases of it. I finally got around to making my purchase today. By the way - it is a concentrate you add water to and each container makes 2 gallons.
Saturday Keith and I went on our usual chai tea run to our favorite coffee shop and then it was off to Stitch n Frame for a bit of shopping and conversation. The picture shows Keith sitting on the sheep stool they keep in the shop so he has a place to sit and watch the shoppers in the L-shaped strip mall come and go. While there we had a heavy downpour of rain so we had to hang out a good long while - oh darn!
Later that night Bill and I had date night. Ended up at the Outback for supper as he was looking forward to trying the Moonshine Ribs. I'm not fond of their menu items and decided I could have an appetizer for my entree. It was delicious! A piece of flatbread topped with spinach, artichokes and a bit of chopped chicken and cheese. It was a light supper that was just perfect!
Sunday found us at the Garden Center looking for replacements for some rose bushes we lost over the winter. I don't remember the winter being all that cold but according to the staff/gardener's the winter this year was too cold for the roses and the evergreens were "burned" from the bitter cold which is why they are so brown. Really I thought it felt like a typical winter.
We decided to buy a few hydrangea bushes. We purchased 2 of the usual kind and then a couple of a new variety that have some different blooms on them. These all go in the little garden around our flagpole and I have to say I like the red/while/blue look to it.
On Monday Bill ended up at the dentist for a scheduled root canal - I know doesn't sound like any fun to me either so thought soup would make a good supper. I set about to make a homemade chicken and noodle soup with veggies and have to say it turned out spectacular and yes, I did make my noodles from scratch.
Couple more updates and then I'll let you go. I'm getting closer to a finish on the With Thy Needle and Thread Mystery Sampler. I really want this one finished and to the framer before heading to the Camaro Rally later this month.
I also have a little something I made for my friend, Harriet for her birthday but am unable to share photos at this time as we've not had a chance to celebrate her birthday just yet. I will say I used a design by https://www.etsy.com/shop/LittleStitcherShop. She has some adorable designs so you might want to check out her shop.
I am also looking forward to starting a little project for my kitchen using the fabric and threads in the photo below. It is a 32 count fabric and I'm using the colors called for in DMC. I can't wait to see this come to life.
I was in my local hobby shop yesterday to purchase an item and found this lovely lined burlap basket on the clearance rack. I've been looking for something a little larger to display my needlework smalls and this looked just perfect to me. I am so pleased that there is room to grow - LOL!
Father's Day is this Sunday and I will be making homemade ice cream for my hubby and my father to enjoy!