I have finally finished one! I started hand quilting the second pillow sham last night. I'm glad to be back at my favorite past time without interruption. Fortunately, the pillow shams were small projects that I could take with me anywhere. I'm not sure what I'm going to do about the king size quilt, that is definitely too much to drag around with me!
If you had told me ten years ago that I would be blogging about my preteen daughter using withholding her poo as a way to control me, I would have choked. But sure enough, Sissy has been refusing to eliminate. 17 grams of Miralax daily and unlimited fruits and vegetables was insufficient. We got out the big guns yesterday - ex lax chocolate chews. Sissy lost the battle of control this morning. The next step was going to be a trip to the doctor and a request of an enema. Sissy held it all in for eight days. Eight days! That is a seriously strong will, let me tell you.
AB is doing better, thanks to resperidal. Only now he's back to not sleeping. Pbft. He's a tough one to medicate.
I've been out of words lately, just plodding through the days, one at a time. School is on the horizon, which just makes me shake my head. Tomorrow begins my fourth week of gluten free eating and I'm happy to report that I'm finally beginning to feel better. The joint pain in my fingers is pretty bad but I only have all the quilting to blame.
We're all sitting here in our living room, 16x20, 1/3 of which is my daughter's bedroom because she's not safe and we're watching Extreme Home Makeover. One of the ladies in Sunday School joked today that we should apply. I said that we're not desperate enough, that The Dad would have to be a double amputee, I'd have to have cancer, a fire would have had to destroy our home and in the process of rebuilding, the home would have been flooded leaving mildew and mold every where. THEN, we'd qualify. Having two impaired, severely mentally and emotionally challenged kids while we live in our 1200 square foot home simply isn't bad enough. It feels bad, but if we can all sit in the living room together and watch a TV program in peace for one hour after I've finished a quilting project, then it can't be that bad.
Life always gives us a reason to rejoice. Not being able to qualify for Extreme Home Makeover because our life isn't desperate enough is definitely something to be thankful about.