Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Did you miss me?

Let me tell you about my weekend. It is the reason I haven't slept in weeks, have a twitch in my left eye and have accomplished no sewing in the past week. It started with getting up at 5:30 Saturday morning for a fundraiser at our local animal shelter. I am the volunteer coordinator the Target I work at. From 7 to 9 am, the kids and I handed out water to the runners in the 5k run for the shelter. Then back home. Hub left at 10:30 for what he thought was an ordinary golf game. Nopers! It was an excuse to get him out of the house so the kids and I could get the house ready for his surprise 50th birthday party! We have been planning this for a month and we had 80 people arriving at 3:30. We worked magic, thanks to many friends and he was totally surprised. Most folks left by 12:30 am, but we had a few who stayed until 3 am when I finally told them the party was over and I drove them home. In bed by 4:15 am and back up at 8 am to get ready for the wedding shower I was having for my niece here at the house at 1:30. Got other party goodies all cleaned up and new party set up on time and we had a great time. Got all that cleaned up by 6 pm. By this point, I was the walking dead ( even before the weekend, I hadn't been sleeping. Between stressing over both party details, my RA was acting up and my joints were killing me..just a tad stressed) and the joints were still screaming at me. With everything cleaned up, I took a pain pill and laid down on the couch with my Patrick to settle in with the family and watch some movies and do nothing for awhile. Few minutes later and Patrick was hitting me repeatedly. Turn around to ask him what he was up to and he was in a full fledged seizure. By 10 pm he was back to himself but sick to his stomach. Since he has CP, he can't even turn over on his side by himself if he starts vomiting, so I had to stay up all Sunday night to keep an eye on him and clean him up when he got sick. By 1 am, he was no longer sick and sleeping, but I stayed up to keep an eye on him.
He was fine and dandy Monday morning and off to school he went. I worked 9-7 then slept from 8 pm to 7 am. I think I am finally getting back to normal now.
All in all, other than the seizure, it was a FABULOUS weekend! I can't believe we pulled off the surprise party and hub got to see soooo many old friends. I am not good at keeping things from him and I swear..this is the last time I will ever do anything like this again..but he is soooooo worth it.
Anwho, that's where I have been and what I have been up to. With any luck, I will get some sewing in this week and I promised myself a sew in this weekend. I need it..funny how sewing is like therapy. I need it to relax a bit!!


  1. Boy oh boy what a whirlwind weekend that was. Glad Patrick is ok-those seizures must be so scary.
    And yes I did miss you :)

  2. Oh boy what a weekend. I'm glad Patrick is OK again now and I think you should have a quiet week to destress and catch up on your sleep

    Love and hugs Gina xxx

  3. I'm glad the party and shower went off without a hitch. I'm even more glad that Patrick is OK now. Hope you can get the rest you need. Is your RA still acting up?

  4. Been missing you! Hope things settle down some for you and you get back to quilting soon as you inspire all of us!

  5. Amazing. Prayers for Patrick. Love and hugs to him. Sewing is therapy until it too acts up.

  6. Good grief, no wonder you were a bit quiet. 2 parties in one weekend? I hope Patrick is OK now.