Monday, 27 September 2010
The top photo is of my neighbour's son Zak who was one last Thursday. I wish that I had taken a photo of him last week. Neo the dog will not let Zak go over the step and last week he stood over the top of Zak and crossed his paws in front of Zak to stop him leaning down onto the step. His Mum doesn't leave him like that she was at the bottom of the steps bringing her shopping from the car. Apparently right from the first moment they brought Zak home Neo has been his guard dog. He takes care of the baby in the house also.
The second photo is of a few more Loopy Roses including one that hasn't been stitched together. The rose at the bottom right is closer to how the roses are supposed to look. I think I am getting better at stitching them up now.
The long jacket by Drew Emborsky has now been shaped for the waist and I am ready to divide for the armholes. Work will stop on that now until I come back home from the hospital.
I have had 2 phone calls today from the hospital and both calls reassured me that the operation should be going ahead tomorrow. They have a new system for checking in now. I have to check in with just my slippers, dressing gown and a book to read and my family have to bring my bag with my nighties and toiletries in later as I start off in pre op, then go to post op and then go to the ward when I am fit enough. As they can't keep track of my belongings I have to leave them all at home. My niece says that she will put my bag in her car and then come back in the evening with my things. I usually crochet to pass the time but I don't want to lose my wool and hook so I will just put a little something in my main bag. A ball of wool and a hook just in case I feel up to any crochet after the operation.
I should be in hospital for up to 5 days. If I respond well I could be home in a couple of days. Apparently they don't have a set hospital stay as it varies from person to person.
Today I have been changing the bedlinen, washing, hoovering and washing the kitchen floor. I even did the ironing and that is a standing joke in my family. I don't think that I have ironed (apart from the odd skirt) since Christmas. I have re-discovered T shirts, shorts and skirts that I had forgotten that I had. As they are mostly summer clothes and we haven't had much of a summer is probably why I haven't really missed any of the clothes.
Tonight I have to pack my bag. I have left it until the last minute as I was convinced that I would get cancelled once again. They still can cancel it so don't be surprised if you hear from me tomorrow. I don't have a lap top or a phone with Internet so I can't blog again until I come back home.
Bye Bye for now.