a favourite shade of blue

a favourite shade of blue

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Neat things are sometimes free

Some neat things here one quilt I just love is Tutorial for Jenna. I am very oriented to straight lines and blocks that are either symmetrical or outlined by sashes. This one just talks to me big time. I guess you could say I am a linear thinker.
I am watching a piece on the news about a lady with ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. It is such a horrible disease. It attacks young people as well as older ones. Lou Gehrig was in his early 30s when he was diagnosed and had to leave is beloved baseball. Ray's brother Gus had this disease but died of a heart condition before the ALS became totally debillitating. He was at the stage where he could not swallow . I guess you could say he was fortunate. The lady I mentioned at the beginning of this paragraph is trying to get the government  to allow her to choose the time of her death. I know that won't happen as it is a form of euthanasia and there are so many implications surrounding that issue. We watched another woman about 10 years ago, in her final fight with ALS , that  was captured on the TV and it was horrid. Finally somebody , we never knew who, took her out of her misery and she passed away earlier that her time. It was a merciful blessing.
We went to the clinic for the last bag of antibiotic this morning. I go tomorrow to get unhooked from the pump and the tubing but not the pic line. I still have to go next week for a change of dressing and again the following week ,then the pic line comes out. If the  treatment is successful I am blessed but if you don't see this blog , then you'll know I am back in the hospital. I'll ask Mary to keep you updated if that is the case. However I am choosing to be better :)) I am a bit nervous though.
We also went to the eye specialist this morning and I had to take a test to check out my peripheral vision , then I saw the doctor. I mentioned to him that my vision was blurry. He said it was all the antibiotics I have had for the past 6 months. Hopefully when I am off the meds my vision will clear. Otherwise I am okay.
We had a whole day of doctors . The last appointment was our own personal physician for refills of some meds. Then to the pharmacy, there was a wait so we just came home and will pick up those prescriptions tomorrow after the clinic.
I didn't get a lot in the way of photos today but did decide on another theme- fences. There are so many different fences on our routes, some lovely and some not so lovely. I plan to take pictures of both kinds of fences so prepare for the tumbledown ones as well and the beautiful ones.
This is a very common type of fence from an earlier era  ,it was the finest in its prime.
This is a lovely type of fence, rock and hedge a recent style for newer houses. It appeals to my sense of symmetry.
Rocks and wood. The wood obviously has not been taken care of and needs to be replaced. Too bad. But the rock is still great!
Time out for me.
A great evening to all.

1 comment:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Keeping my fingers crossed!

Billie in TX