- As a Medical Transcriptionist typing for the hospital's physiology department, a lot of the patients are elderly. But last week was the oldest yet--I typed an echocardiogram on a patient who was 104! Astounding to imagine that she was my age in 1953, 57 years ago! As a quilter, I am picturing the kinds of fabrics she would see by the bolt in the stores, to make her dresses and household goods.
- Today the patient worklist included, one above the other, an O'Hara and a Butler. I often quote dear Scarlett, "I can't think about that today, I'll go crazy if I do. I'll think about that tomorrow!" I have read Gone With the Wind about 10 times. Love that book.
- The ladies at work are trying to turn me into a Chica. In high school there was a club called MECHA that the Mexican-Americans joined. I started to joke that they would induct me into that club but couldn't think of the name MECHA. All I could come up with was La Leche League, but knew that wasn't right! We all got a laugh. I shared my favorite story about the only La Leche League meeting I went to, when Nick was about 5 months old and I was having trouble getting him to nurse. Another new mom was expressing her difficulties with having all of her attention on her new baby and how guilty it made her feel that her husband now came second. One of the group leaders, a mom of three, laughed and said, "Wait till he's 5th!". When I came home from the meeting and told that story to Grant, somehow he did not find it as funny as I did!
- I have a new cousin I just learned about but have not yet seen. He was born at 24 weeks gestation and underwent heart surgery at 4 days old, stayed in the hospital for four months and just got to come home a week ago, slightly after his due date of August 8th, now weighing almost 7 lbs. Modern medicine can work miracles, even on babies born at 1 lb 9 oz. Welcome, Baby C! May you grow fast and stay healthy.
- I sewed on the new desk last night for the first time! What a pleasure that was, to be able to rest both my arms on the surface and not have them hunched at the shoulder, and even have lots of room to spread out my project on the same surface. I also had a friend to sew with. Tanya brought her machine and this time there was an extra desk for her to use. What a fun time we had! Tanya worked on a 9 patch while I finished the last of the bowtie blocks for my brother's quilt--50 bowties for his 50th birthday.
Next, finish all the double four patch blocks and then it will be time to play Layout and Switcheroo, one of my favorite games.
Happy Tuesday all!