Yeah, I'm watching the Ducks womp Washington. While I did not attend either school, I am rooting for the Ducks of course, after all, I am a Duck Out Of Water!
And speaking of Ducks, yes, I am here in the wet land again, and hooray, it has been wet off and on. I've enjoyed that part. I will most likely be here for another three weeks, maybe more.
My dad had a medical procedure on Wednesday - nothing requiring recuperation time, and it went well and so far nothing appears to be amiss but full results won't be in for about a week. The very next day we drove over to the hospital where he will, finally be having the surgery on his cervical spine to remedy his previous surgery in the same location, for his pre-op. I hope he quits complaining after this, but that's highly unlikely. At his age, it seems he's constantly complaining of some ailment including his inability to regain the 20-25 pounds he's lost this past year, and that he no longer has the muscle mass of a 30-year old. It's tough to be 81!
I'm hoping to take part in Bonnie Hunter's annual Quiltville Mystery Quilt again this year [watch for any updates at my quilt blog Webs of Thread, if I have any]. At the very least I will be following other bloggers' progress while I print out each week's instructions. I've already picked up the paint chips from Lowe's and was surprised to see that the yellow one wasn't quite as yellow as my computer monitor made it appear. I may be stretched to shop my stash for this one, not to mention my not being home, so may end up with some additions to my stash numbers again - oh darn! right?
With this trip north, I brought a box of genealogy to work on in my spare time and I have an embroidery project I can work on too.
Those of you who do, please keep praying for me in all areas as I continue to help my dad, rub elbows with family, and am so very far from my husband, son, and church though all are accessible via the internet. Oh, and include my dad with his surgery which is for this Thursday, and that he'd be a "nice" patient - his reputation is one of non-compliance, impatience, hostility and a whole lot of 'language'.