Sunday, May 24, 2009

A Very Long Week!

It was another short week of blogging and stitching. I had to make an emergency trip to see my father who is in the hospital. It was a very emotional week that left me pretty well drained once again but I am happy to be able to report that when I left to come back home, he was beginning to show signs of a slow but steady improvement. He is finally feeling up to phone calls so I have been keeping tabs while I am not there by calling him daily but I hope to get back up there sometime this week!

A few years ago, they joined the Arbor Day Foundation and got 10 very very small free trees (like twigs). Several died almost immediately but a few survived. One in particular was a Washington Hawthorn which had been potted and set on the patio. It is now a very good size compared to the original twig but no longer wanted so I have been chosen as the new owner since I love Hawthorns. I have the perfect place for it since we have a big bare space from the recent tree removal. I will be bringing it home on one of my upcoming visits.

I have no new stitching progress or starts to report right now. I hope to do even just a little bit before I make my next trip to see my Dad! After I got back home, I had tons of laundry to catch up on and I decided to use some of this nervous energy from the week's emotional ride to really clean around the house then plant a few pretties outside!

There really isn't any fun news to share right now but I did want to report that I am still around and have not fallen off the face of the planet! LOL. As promised several times previously, I will plan to have another giveaway as soon as things begin to settle down a bit around here.

I will leave you with a picture of one of the flowers I planted when I got home and I hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday weekend!


Jennifer said...

sorry to hear about your father.
The flower is beautiful and hopes that it will cheer you up. I just got a call to go to a funeral for a cousin I haven't seen in years but used to be close to. He had a brain tumor. So, I will be taking that trip on Tues.
Your blog is great! Love reading it.
Jennifer D

Margaret said...

Sherry, I'm so sorry to hear about your father. I hope he recovers and is back to normal soon. Try to take it easy and not stress if you can. I'm glad you got to plant some flowers -- they're very pretty. You deserve some cheer. I'll be thinking of you and sending good thoughts your way and your father's way.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

So sorry to hear about your father, Sherry. I hope he continues to improve daily and that you are able to visit him again soon. Your flower is lovely and all the rest (stitching etc) will be there when you're ready.

Brigitte said...

Sorry to hear that your father wasn't feeling well. I hope he'll improve more and more.
Planting new flowers and trees is so much fun. My husband does it every year so that we can enjoy a wonderful garden.

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Glad your Dad is making progress. Looking forward to seeing your transplant. CJ ok;-)

CindyMae said...

Sorry to hear about your father. I am so glad that he is improving though and I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers!

Milly~ said...

I will add your add Dad to my prayers for his continued recovery.

Garden Girl said...

I am sorry to read about your father, Sherry, and what you went through this week. I'm sending prayers for his continued recovery and for you to recover from it all, too! Lovely photo and I hope the Hawthorne thrives in its new home!