"This is going to hurt me more than it's going to hurt you." Remember that old adage? I remember hearing people say that when I was young but I never really "got it" until I became a mom and had to start disciplining my kids for one reason or another. Whether it was forcing them to sit in time-out or giving them a swat on the rear, the "this is going to hurt me" part of that saying became a reality. I've been thinking about this saying a lot lately, but this time it has nothing to do with my kids. This time it has to do with Glamaw.
She went into the hospital Monday for a knee replacement and I can't begin to express how much it hurts me that I'm not there in Florida with her and how much it hurts to hear the nurses telling me that the spinal block didn't work as well as it should have, etc. etc. I should have been there. I know that now. Despite her protests, I should have gone. I feel horrible. She is so strong and will be fine, but her pain is intense and I wish I was there to hold her hand. I'll never make this mistake again.
But don't misunderstand. Glamaw may be all about the glitz, the glam, and the bling, but she's no powder puff. Oh no. She's Willie Brown's daughter and Willie Brown was one tough dude. My grandpa Willie owned a junk yard and even though he only stood about 5' 8" (maybe less) he was afraid of no one and was a bit of a fighter. (Years ago, when my mom first heard Jim Croce's song "Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown", she swore it was written about her dad.) What Willie Brown lacked in stature, he made up for with hudspa and he passed this hudspa down to Glamaw. So while there's work to be done and months of physical therapy ahead, Glamaw's got more Willie Brown in her than she'd like to admit and will be back to her old self before we can say "junkyard dog".
After Glamaw is released from the hospital, she will be taken directly to a physical rehabilitation facility where she will stay for another two weeks. I made her some slippers to shuffle around in. They're modified from the Fibertrends Felted Boot slipper pattern as I thought they'd be easier for her to get on and off her feet.
The Babette blanket is almost finished. All the squares are done and I've been steadily seaming and weaving in ends. Hopefully I'll have it finished by the end of the weekend and will post a pic of it then.
The Bluebonnets are in full bloom so I'll leave you with this.