Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Mini Update

OK it is early here, I have been up shlemping boxes down from the attic, trying to keep my number 2 resolution and not drop things down the stairs to wake the sleeping masses...
House Update, I will take pics today while there
DS1 room painted, old rug ripped out, will call today to reschedule new rug from next week to this week. Two out of four windows have new hardware for curtains.
DS2 room ceiling painted, wallpapered, floor cleaned and waxed(will have the wooden floors refinished starting in the summer, feel no need to hold up moving in for that) Curtains hung
Kitchen cabinets scrubbed and oiled, paper has begun to come down, old cabinet hardware removed, woodwork partially set up for stripping
That is it....master bedroom, kitchen dining and living room will take place gradually as we live there except for the washing and waxing of their floors.
Knitting- I had to frog most of the leg of the Jaywalker as there was a DD(double decrease) stitch out of place about 1/2 inch from ribbing which I kept trying to ignore, but alas....back on track now. The multi directional scarf has a few more triangles done. I would so love to finish both in the next ten days but not sure with everything else going on if that is feasible....reality sets in.
DS2, we are now two weeks post surgery, the swelling is done the profile has changed and he is not accepting the new look too well. I think he feels swollen on the inside and has no feeling on the outside so isn't happy yet. He looks terrific , is dropping way too much weight, a liquid diet will do that. I am becoming the Queen of blenderized foods, especially Chinese chicken fingers with sweet and sour sauce, he loves them...the issue now is the banding. He is horrifically allergic to many things, one being latex, so his non latex bands don't have much stretch and I must get three in in a certain configuration attaching braces on top and bottom. His mouth is small and sore from all the stitches, they cut under the width of the upper lip, completely disengaged his upper palate and cut and repositioned, reattached with 8 plates held by 24 screws....so I grimace and try to be gentle and he goes white knuckled and tries not to complain. My boys have bee in the operating room so many times, and I have been in medicine longer than I have been a mother(they call me Cheryl though, always have and I love it). I have always been able to remove myself as the mother and go into medical mode and do what I have to. I think it works better that way. If I didn't I would in tears every time I had to do medical things to them. But he is rebounding, tires easily, but is so truly excited about the new house....today is a major day of moving his room. We are going to try and start sleeping there next Monday...so....
OK must brush teeth and line more boxes up. DS1 works, but GF is going to help and DS2 and DH. It will be many hours of physical labor but will feel good when showering tonight. It is also supposed to be 50 out there today....so...ok folks have a wondrous day. Pics this evening...and I am sure a little yarn update. I made a small purchase from Loopy for a project not to be discussed. Can't say more.....
Loopy....whoa Loopy...I am going to the Spring Fling so need to ignore all the Sneak Ups....DH says yes it is still a go even with the house purchase, for some reason he feels I deserve it....no wonder I married him. And it is foolish to drive, so I will be flying or taking the train, DH says flying...woohoo...now to save my pennies to buy massive amounts of yarn....this will be grand....Sheri, Wendy, Cookie A......I am not in awe of music, actors, stars like that. Politicians intrigue me...but these ladies, I hope I don't swoon....

3 comments:

Molly said...

My son, now 23, had his upper jaw moved forward and his lower jaw shortened at 18. The first 2 months he could not see the change (even with the swelling it was so obvious). 6 months later, his self-esteem was so improved and he was out and about talking to people like he had never done before. One day your son will be glad that he had this done, despite the pain.

Carrie K said...

Blended chinese chicken fingers? lol. Soon he'll be better, you'll be moved, and all will be well in the world.

Lorraine said...

Cheryl- Amidst all this- you're knitting?

Wishing your son a speedy recovery, he's had a hard time.