This last week has flown by too fast, and I don't feel like I have gotten much accomplished. My daughter Katie and granddaughter Klara visited last weekend several times.
Tuesday I had bilateral cataract surgery. It went well, the wait for my turn was a bit. When they did my right eye first I saw all sorts of pretty colors, reds, and turquoise, and orange, swirling around, I felt like I was on acid or something, not that I ever had anything like that, I almost wished I had some fabric like that. I had the second eye done, they took me out of the operating room, took the IV out of my arm, asked if I was OK, and I was out the door. I had to wear some goggles until the next day's appointment. My daughter sat with me after the surgery for awhile, and snuck this picture in. My other daughter had called and asked how I was doing.
So the day after surgery, they tested my vision in my eyes, and the left eye was already 20/20. The right not quite. They told me I could drive the next day, and only wear the goggles at night. I have two eye drops 4 times a day, and next Wednesday I can eliminate the antibiotic drops, and just continue the other one for a month.
They corrected my far vision, I still have to wear glasses to do fine work.
So the rest of the week I have been trying to prepare for my brother and sister-in-law's visit next week. They are coming for a week and my brother is going to replace my kitchen floor, and help me sort out John's tools in the garage, and help me sell his gaming computer, virtual reality goggles, and other stuff. Bill is also going to help me cut up John's last boat he made, which never made it out of the side yard. It has rotten wood now as it has been out there so long exposed to the elements. Then when I can afford a dumpster, I can load it up.
Miss Klara the other day brought over a picture she had made for me, and I framed it, it was so cute. On the sail she wrote RIP Papa.
My other daughter and her family went to Disneyland for most of the week, and came back today. I guess a great time was had by all, and they commented that Papa would have loved the Star Wars rides.
And I gave Jaeger an old Navy hat, since he is going into the Navy. It happens to have been his great-grandfather's Navy hat.
So then yesterday John's oldest daughter from a prior marriage came to town. After watching my youngest grandchildren all day, we all went to dinner with Dawn. Then today Katie and Dawn Klara and I went to lunch, and everyone came back to visit. Dawn is about 6 feet tall so she got to hold the camera.
Is it any wonder I haven't gotten much done this week! The next couple of days I plan to cook up some meals and freeze them as the stove will be taken out of the kitchen in order to retile.
So what I plan to prepare for Slow Sunday Stitching is start hand quilting my sunflower quilt. Susie Wright @fixer_of_old_old_quilts whom I follow on Instagram announced a #sunflowersewalong last year. The original 1863 inspiration block came from the collection of Cathy Erickson @quiltingcat2, who kindly gave us her permission to copy this. Susie drafted the block to fit an 18" block.
Be sure and head on over to Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching and see what everyone is working on!
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