Good Evening Internet Friends!
It has been almost two weeks since my last blog post! I don't think that I have ever gone that long with out a blog post!!!! However, the past two weeks have thrown a lot of stuff at me that has kept me otherwise busy emotionally, physically and mentally. I have been told that one does not get more than they can handle, but these past two weeks have been extremely hard on me. I am fortunate (?) enough to have two very supportive managers who encouraged me to take some time off of work to just focus on myself and return to work when I am ready to be me again. I am planning to return on Tuesday.
The final straw for me was finding out late last week that my Grandmother had a stroke 22 days prior and my mom had not informed anyone of this. I got the responsibility of calling my brother with this news. A few phone calls to the Charge RN on the Stroke Unit had my Grandmother on a Medevac back to Saskatchewan and her home town and the hospital in which she spent most of her nursing career. I loaded my son, and two dogs in the car and embarked on an 8 hour road trip (remember one of the dogs is a 9 week old puppy...). My brother left at the same time although he was faced with a 14 hour journey.
As of today I can let you know that her speech is improving, she can answer the phone and almost speak clearly. She has regained movement of her pinky and ring fingers of her left hand, and can feel her left ear and side of face, can smile almost symmetrically, and she is started to feel her left foot!! ☺
Today happens to be I Love Yarn Day and for the first time in nearly two weeks I felt like I wanted to be creative again! ☺ Not everything in my world is better, far from it, but if my Grandma is there for me I can deal with it. This afternoon I picked up my Oroya Shawl which is from my August subscription to Yarn Crush and knit a few rows. Here is my progress:
And lastly, just because I quite proudly tell people about my home town, I did manage to still find a sign for it, although I had to look:
I love the look on people's faces when I tell them this slogan as most people have no idea what Rape stands for. Word on the street though is that the town is thinking of changing this slogan.....(sad face).
Hope this inspires your own creativity...