Aug 13, 2014

A long day

Hello people.  Was at the hospital at 8 am for her 10 am procedure, which wasn't started until 1 pm and we left at 5 pm.  No food, no drink, she was tired and disgusted, especially after being shocked three times with no result.  Still in Afib and wouldn't budge.  Next week she will be admitted and meds will be tried while monitoring for two days, then another cardioversion, and if all fails, they are done.  With her aortic valve problems they don't want to do the ablation procedure. 
 We drove through Panera for her dinner and I got a cinnamon crunch bagel. After downing it with Very Vanilla soy milk, I still needed a dark brown fix.  I rid the house of chocolate because I have no control and really need to lose these extra pounds. But a desperate search found this. Good grief this stuff is as hard as a rock!  Almost broke a tooth.  Baking chocolate is certainly different than what I'm used to and not very good either.   
 
I didn't get my new charts in time for today so I grabbed Eliza Ann Pomeroy to take with me.  My copper penny (or something like that) linen isn't compatible to the charted colors and I changed them a while ago, but didn't have them ready.  I just grabbed 3021 for borders and unfortunately was off one linen thread when I came across to match the sides.  I may leave it since the sampler has many letters that are not aligned and no one will notice.  Several of the new charts came in today's mail and I don't know if I will start one or continue Eliza.
 
 
I stopped at my antique mall which is mostly fancy schmancy glass and furniture and found this sweet little bowl.  I have other smalls but never found one with lathe marks and lip.  I don't know if you can see in the photo how pronounced the rings are.  And so small!  Love it.

 Dominic called me to talk about the fridge cabinet because he just wasn't getting my drawings.  We talked back and forth and got no where on the phone, so I stopped at his shop.  Good thing.  He makes the side panels independent and sandwiches a separately built top cabinet between them on site.  What?  No no no.  The drawing is for one piece.  One tall cabinet with sides and a top shelf and cabinet.  If you put the cabinet in between the side panels, it would end up 3" wider than I want.  I ordered the doors for this size and that's it.  One piece.  He will do it but it will be the first time for him.  He is a skilled carpenter, but his kitchens are very traditional and mine is not - to him.  But it has become such because of the changes I had to make.
I have appointments and errands the next few days.  My sweatshirt will be handy and I can't even keep windows open in the evening.  Ridiculous summer and August is already half over!  It seems like just yesterday I was bitching that July was over.
 
Finish off your week with some good chocolate and kiss summer goodbye.
 
Thanks for visiting.
 
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18 comments:

Margaret said...

Sounds like a long day indeed. Good thoughts being sent for your sister, poor thing. Long day for her too. Baker's chocolate is definitely different from the yummy stuff. lol! Love the bowl!

Pam in IL said...

Sorry to hear that the cardioversion didn't work. Been there and through that with my mom. Baker's chocolate doesn't do much to curb my cravings and I'm happy that hubby's chocolate drawer is full of the good stuff.

Myra said...

Difficult times .... been there. Go ahead and have some of the good stuff (chocolate of course) Life is short!!

Barb said...

Sounds like a rough day! I'm so sorry that was your only chocolate treat! Days like that need good chocolate!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Sorry your sisters cardioversion was unsuccessful, some rhythms are just darn stubborn and won't convert no matter what they do. Sending positive thoughts that the drug conversion works for her. And yes, that baking chocolate will break near every tooth in your head, voice of experience here!! Do yourself a favour and buy some of the good stuff, as Myra said, life is short :O) Hope you get some more summer before fall arrives, it will be here before we know it.

cucki said...

Oh dear
Sending you lots of hugs x

Krista said...

Sending you good thoughts for your sister. Love that good huswife chart! I am not familiar with Bakers chocolate, only Dove, Hersheys, Ghiradelli, and Godiva, lol.. yes, I know all of those! :) Have a good day, Marly!

C. M. Designs said...

I wish your and your sisters day had turned out much better.. Sending prayers and best wishes for the days ahead.
As much as you enjoy chocolate I would think that some of the good kind should be somewhere in your home for a quick pick-Marly-up.
I found some toasted coconut covered marshmallows at Walmart that I have to stay away from.. I can eat the whole bag in no time.
Am thinking they would be delicious on top of some sweet potatoes.
Hoping for blessings for you and your sister.
Charlotte in Virginia

Jacqueline said...

Your days are never boring or easy. Hang in there.

Vickie said...

I am sorry to hear how things are going with your sister's health.
I laughed when I spotted your post with that picture of the Baker's chocolate. Oh Marly! That is QUITE different than Dove dark.

Vera said...

Oh Marly, so sorry to hear of your and your sister's long day. Sending healing thoughts her way. Good luck with your cabinet. Love the bowl -- looks like some I have that my grandfather made. I confess I love bakers chocolate!!

Maggee said...

So sorry to hear about the day from hell in the medical field... tho, should I be surprised? My daughter just went through the same type of delay for a procedure that took less than an hour! I hope they will be able to help her A-fib go away and move on to the ablation. I will pray for the best! Hugs!

Robin said...

What a long day you had! I am sorry that the cardioversion wasn't a success. Love your wooden bowl find. Thinking of you!

Robin in Virginia

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the update Marly, I'm sorry the results were such yesterday, but will hold good thoughts that next weeks plan does the trick! Love your little gem of a bowl, such a great find! Hope the rest of your appt's. this week go well, buy some chocolate!!! Debbie in IL

Penny said...

Yes, indeed, a long, hard day for you and your sister. Prayers for you both.... I hope the meds do the trick.
Bakers Chocolate will never do!! ALWAYS go for the good stuff, especially after a tough day!
Wishing you luck with your fridge cabinet, and hoping for some more summer-like days ahead in your neck of the woods!

Dirty Martini Queen said...

I've been known to gnaw on the bakers chocolate when there was nothing else in the house. Hey a gal's gotta do what a gal's gotta do to get that chocolate fix.
Love the bowl and I haven't ever seen that Goode Huswife chart before so off to search the Bay of Evil to see if I can find one.
Donna

Frances N said...

You did have a long and draining day! I'm hoping that your sister will respond well to next week's treatment plan.
Your bowl is gorgeous! You should fill it up with GOOD chocolate!!!!
Hoping you'll have nice days soon!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

a long day indeed and I hope that next week shows results. Thinking of you Marley, you are a good sister, friend, woman and fill in the blank...I know when it rains it seems to pour but there is a reason for every purpose under heaven. I try to remember that myself when I'm in the midst of trials and tribulations.

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