Good morning everyone! I decided to post while I am waiting for the home care nurse to arrive. Saturday night Brian had the feelings that another seizure was coming on. He was scared and miserable but thankfully the meds stopped it before it became full blown. Naturally he was down about it and nervous about going to sleep. He laid down on the sofa in the family room and I sat up to watch him, hoping he would feel with me there, he could sleep. And he did!! YAY!! I sincerely believe I read EVERY SINGLE BLOGPOST EVER WRITTEN. For 6 hours I read blogs just to keep myself awake. At 5 AM Al came down and I went to bed. Last night, everything was going well, when the feelings started up again. This time it was not as bad and the meds stopped it faster. I talked him into going up to bed upstairs. During the night he came in to get me and I stayed with him in his room so he could sleep. He slept until 10. I just got a call from the home care nurse—she has been calling his doctors and they are adjusting one of his meds. Hopefully they can get it to the right level soon. I really believe his VERY high rate of metabolism is the problem.
I need to get back to work as I have a show fast approaching. Al has been busy cutting and sanding wood for me. Our big saw died this spring and we had to get a new one. Al LOVES his new saw—it cuts like butter and leaves a smooth cut—much less sanding. Last night I prepped signs. There are 9 layers of painting on my signs and we sell them like gangbusters!! There are 60 signs here—my usual size batch. I need to do 2 batches this size before my first show. See the doors behind the signs? I bought the paint to do all my upstairs doors a rich prim red, but have been seriously delayed. At the end of the year,I take any signs I have leftover to a store near us and she sells them for me. It cleans up my house for Christmas! I am hoping to get back up to her store soon to restock certain pieces. It’s a beautiful store. When we go there I will take photos and post them.
I have been trying to work on my snowman pieces but with Brian’s troubles I didn’t get them finished. I needed to put them aside to get signs done. Here is the cheesebox I was working on—it is not finished yet, but you can see what a great design it is.All the pieces are this far along—probably only one day of work to get all of them done before staining.The chairs are going to be gorgeous.
Our first show is down in Virginia this year—Right now we are not sure if I will be able to go– Al may have to do it alone. Last year I was happy to trade with the only antique dealer there. I always paint at my shows to demonstrate and she wanted 2 pieces I did there. They were not stained, but she wanted them anyway. This is what I got from her.
Snoopy kitty Stryker had to examine everything. I got a lidded milk pail, a wonderful egg crate WITH paper egg cartons, and a lard bucket. ( Why do I always giggle when I say lard bucket!?!? ) I wanted an egg crate for a looong time—I love it!! Every photo I took this morning was deleted because a certain kitty had to stick his pink nose in it. I wonder why he was doing this….
his head is under the fridge. CRAZY KITTY!! Before Brian got up this morning I was playing with Stryker—he was being “Halloween Kitty”—arching his back and hopping around, bouncing like a spring!! Hopefully my blog will be a bit more fun than it has been lately—thank you all for sticking with me! Love you all, Jan