My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Stained Glass Window and Some Happenings

For those of you who have emailed me and asked about the tissue paper flower pom poms, the tissue paper was 20" x 30" long and about 12 sheets per flower. I accordion pleated them, tied them with yarn in the middle and then just carefully—VERY CAREFULLY—pulled the sheets of tissue paper apart. You can cut scallops, points or just leave them plain because they'll be beautiful even plain. Here are all seven I made yesterday. In that middle one I put in one sheet of the darker pink with the lighter pink.

Yesterday was quite a day. My son, my son-in-law and grandson-in-law all had surgery the same day. What a day!

Son had surgery on his knee that has been operated on about 5 times already on his meniscus. It was supposed to be arthroscopy but got in there and decided me needed more extensive work on his knee.

My son-in-law is on dialysis and had to have his right shoulder replaced. The surgeon said he gets the award for "Most uncomplaining patient ever" because his shoulder was shot and they can't believe he never complained. Nothing was there and one tiny bump would have destroyed it. So that has been replaced and he's at this minute tonight taking morphine every 6 minutes. They will replace his fistula on his left arm this year sometime with a cow vein. (I asked daughter if this means he'll be able to "MOOOOO" then. She said no.) LOL Anyway, then when that heals on his left arm they will replace that shoulder also. Here's his picture from last Thanksgiving.

Then while all this was happening my granddaughter's hubby had some bad pressure in his tummy area last night so this morning when the pain got real bad they rushed him to hospital and did an emergency appendectomy! Then when granddaughter went home to get his cell phone and laptop and came out of the house in Washington state it was snowing a "whiteout"! She narrowly avoided crashing into 2 cars coming down the hill from their house. She then turned right around and went home, gunning her car all the way up the hill to get it GOING up the hill, called her hubby and said I'm staying home. Being from California she is not used to driving in snow.

It's been an extremely busy day around this household trying to get information from all 3 people in 3 different places: northern Calif., southern Calif., and Washington state. We do things in a big way in this family!! *Wink*......... We are truly blessed in this family because everyone is well today! I told you we're an optimistic family and I wasn't kidding. No big deal tonight on any of this. Everyone has been truly blessed to come through this day fine.

I was blessed to have been given this window by a sweet lady. I don't know what I did to deserve this leaded glass window but it must have been something good. Could it be my sunny personality??? Hmmmmm?!?!?! Anyway, if one of you chicks lived nearby you could have it. But it is monstrously heavy! So I'm not shipping it anywhere. I simply do not have room for it anymore so I'll probably put it on Craigs List and sell it for a few dollars. Breaks my heart.