Thursday, December 27, 2018

December Is a Blur

My usual Christmas decoration
I usually try to recap my year and celebrate with reports of quilts and art I have made. This year December seems like a bad dream.  On December 1 my precious cat Tarbaby bit my L index finger when I picked up a bag of crackers he mistook for his treats, and I developed a terrible infection with severe pain, doctor visits, antibiotics, until I was hospitalized for surgery to clean out the wound. IV antibiotics will continue for several weeks at home and I am hopeful of regaining flexibility in the finger. So quilting has come to a screeching halt.
What an innocent face

Home from hospital with bandage under 5 stitches
The IVs take two hours at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Luckily I can move about with the yellow ball in a zipper purse on a lanyard around my neck. No IV pole! The medicine is in a yellow ball in a pouch. Here's a full ball and an empty one. I learned how to get these started on my own. I've binge watched lots of Cary Grant movies on the Turner Classic Movie channel.

Elizabeth trying to help
My tree was a shaped Rosemary plant which I will set out in the flowerbed to replace the overgrown bush I had cut down. It has a delightful scent that I really enjoy.
My Rosemary Tree

A rare sharing of my lap
 Oh, yes. . . I turned 83 today! (I see it is past midnight, so it was yesterday.) I am looking forward to a healthy, accident-free year of quilting and art in 2019. There's a quilt just waiting for binding.


Jenny K Lyon said...

Martha how odd and tragic! I hope the New Year brings calm, joy and good health. Happy birthday!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic web site. Plenty of useful information here.
I am sending it to some friends ans also sharing in delicious.
And obviously, thank you for your effort!

Mary Ann said...

Goodness! I have been battling a foot wound for going on a month and a half, no antibiotics but a cast to keep me off the bottom of my foot. since it is my right foot, no driving and I had to teach my left foot how to push the sewing machine pedal. Keep going!!

Martha Ginn said...

Thanks for the comments, Jenny and Mary Ann. Yikes! having to do without your R foot is quite a pain--figuratively and literally. Best wishes on healing. These bacteria are serious.

Unknown said...

Gosh darn it! Hope you are feeling much better and you find 2019 to be a much happier year! Hugs to kitties.


tierneycreates said...

So sorry about your finger disaster! And no quilting activities :-(
I hope you heal quickly and get back to your beautiful creations.
And - tell Tarbaby - you are not a treat or a cat toy!!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Ms. Martha! Hope your finger is healing well. Ouch! And hope your 2019 is a great year. Xo! - Your Table Mate from Arrowmont, Holly