tonight we are exhausted. we've been a little edgy. nervous and frightened about edgar's surgery, about dealing with his catheter (hoping it stays in place), and the injections i need to give him. there was a loud knock on the front door. when i turned on the light, not a soul was there, but a brown paper package lay on the step. and inside the most delightful fabrics, perfect for holiday napkins. i don't know who found these perfect fabrics, (it feels very 'storybook robin-ish' to me), but they are simply perfect and i love them. and i love my friends who take such good care of me and show me they care everyday, and then step it up even moreso, when i need it more.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
our week has been complicated. edgar has been ill. it's been an up and down sort of week. all sorts of anti-biotics and pain meds for our boy. a huge infected wound on his leg, swollen to twice it's size with pitting edema. and now bladder stones in his urethra, a catheter and surgery on monday morning. and my friends have been doing all they can to make things easier. last night, before the onset of bladder stones, i set up my quilts to take part in the most delightful yearly event at our local waldorf school. tracy and i at side by side tables, her charming encaustics and my colorful literary quilts. tom was home with edgar, while tracy and i had a fabulous evening meeting wonderful people and selling our items. but in the night edgar's issues worsened. i had hoped i would be able to take part in the event today as well. instead we were at the vet's x-raying his bladder at 9 a.m. and tracy took over my table completely, selling my stuff and her own and relieving all the stress i felt from feeling like i needed to be in two places at once.