On the quilting front, I've had to take a short hiatus.
|Original design, I call it Pink Lanterns.|
So, knowing that I had doctors' appointments coming up this week, I have refrained from trying to work on that quilt OR the hand-quilting project until after I see the doctors. I started with a visit to a neurologist yesterday for problems I've been having with memory loss, confusion, and a weird thing where I go to write or type something and I leave off the first letter of a word ! It doesn't happen often, but it has happened atleast a half dozen times over the last few months, and I thought that I was developing early-onset Alzheimers .
The good report is that the neurologist thinks that I just need to get more sleep. Of course, sleeping has been an issue for a long time, but especially so since my tumor removal and the swallowing problems. I will try Melatonin to start with, and if needed, she will prescribe something stronger.
But first, I am going to see a cardiologist this Friday morning, because I have been having what I call 'crashes', where I get dizzy, short of breath, and my blood pressure has plummeted as low as seventy-something over 45 ! I was too dizzy to write it down, so I can't remember the exact amount of the top number. The general doctor I saw ran an ECG and said that I might have an enlarged heart, so he has sent me to this guy on Friday. I've had the 'crashes' atleast 3 times now, so I want to find out how to get past this. Let's hope he can help me understand.........and the LORD will do the rest !
They and the Asters are usually my latest blooms of the year. The Asters have sent volunteers to several places in the yard, but only have a few sporadic blooms showing right now. I will try to wait until the 'bushes' are covered with blooms before I share a photo of them.
I counted 9 buds on it, and 3 of them have bloomed, thus far. I love the fact that the blooms are SO long-lasting ! The first one to bloom has been in bloom for over a week and still looks good. I wasn't thrilled with the color, thinking it looked like a funeral flower, but the hubby loves them, and I've grown accustomed to them, shall we say?
Hubby was also tickled to see this little volunteer Morning Glory show up in a window box that was used to plant some of my Gladioli bulbs. It has twined itself around some of the Obedient Plant (Seven Steps).
And, finally, I was able to grow a Moonflower in a pot on the back deck. The bigger plant, that has bloomed for atleast 3 of the four summers before this, just didn't show up this year. So I planted this one in a pot and it has been slow progress, but yesterday I got my first bloom. I have trouble photographing white flowers with my "point and shoot camera", especially against the white trailer wall, but I wanted to document it anyway. That dead looking fern, planted with it, was transplanted there after finding it the woods, but the new growth got broken off......I am hoping it will try again, so I've left it.
So, that's my catch-up post.......sorry for the length and picture overload ! It takes so long to do this, that I just let it go for other priorities. Love to all, and God bless you !