Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Back from Calgary with some new pictures of Hunter Jimmy

I have been back home for 2 night shifts and a day shift already! I had to go back to work as soon as I got home and so I am just finally getting to post a few pictures of the little cutie.

He loves to smile and laugh and crawl around. He loves to eat. He is such a little chatty guy - always "talking" He is very busy and happy -- much like his mother!

Isn't that a fabulous smile!!!

Here is a picture of him with the bunny -- much bigger than the bunny now!

I went with Jessica one day to the Children's Hospital for Hunter to get an RSV shot. My sister just recently started working there so she came by for a quick visit and I promised her I would put her picture on my blog - since she has been reading it lately!! (Hi Shane)

Hunter has a little wandering eye and will be going to the eye clinic at the Children's Hospital next week I think. He is also going to the hospital for an overnight sleep study. It seems he has a bit of sleep apnea. Jessica now has a C-pap machine for him to wear at night but it takes quite a bit of time to get a baby used to wearing a face mask blowing air up their little noses. He is slowly getting used to it but he can pull the nose part off faster than it takes to put the head part around! I wonder if they can ever convince him to wear the thing. While I was there the Occupational Therapist came for her monthly visit. She was pretty happy to see his progress. In December when she was there Hunter wasn't sitting up by himself all that well. This month he is sitting very strong and straight and crawling everywhere. He goes from a crawling to a sitting position and back to crawling. He is grabbing things with both hands. Eating very well - that's pretty evident by how chubby he is! It is sure nice to have the OT come by the house. She referred Hunter for some Massage classes for next month and pretty soon he will be starting music therapy. It was a great visit - babies are a LOT of work! I came home very tired and then had to work two night shifts - had a short turn around and worked a day shift. Maybe I should have a little cheese with my wine ( whine).

I am finally going to be able to go to my Quilt Guilt meeting tonight. The first one in months - I have written out a little list of UFO's I want to finish this spring. Jim is off to Portland for meetings the beginning of February so maybe a little mini quilt retreat while I am on my own will get a few things completed. Best laid plans........................
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Saturday, January 10, 2009

My Computer is driving me Crazy!!

I haven't been posting much lately as my computer is having some major issues and it is driving me crazy. Every simple task take 3 times as long as it should. We removed the Norton Anti Virus and installed a different program and that seems to have just made it worse. It is so frustrating sitting down to quickly just check some email or a quick look at Google Reader - and it turns into complete frustration and everything grinds to a halt and slowly opens up and then freezes. So I am thinking about getting something done about it before I throw it out the window and into a snow bank!! Yes...... a snow bank!! As the forecast today for rain.. once again turned into 5 cms of snow. I guess you can hear the frustration there too..... think I need a vacation. So that is a good thing because I will be off to Calgary this week for a week of visiting little Hunter, perfect timing.

I have been doing a bit of sewing. A friend is getting married and I promised her many years ago that when she got married I would make her a quilt. She is a lovely girl that started working at UBC just after she graduated 10 years ago. So she is engaged and the wedding is in October. I brought some books and patterns to her and said to go through them as see what sort of pattern and colour she was interesting in.

She gave me this piece of fabric and said she would like to have it included in the quilt.

When I saw the fabric I knew that none of the patterns that I had brought for her to look at were what was needed.

But I had the African fabric and the blocks I had started a year or so ago. I didn't really like the way I had set the blocks and I had put it aside. So I did a bit of changing and took the blocks apart and put it up on my design wall. I like this much better.

I bought some more black fabric yesterday and I am going to make more blocks to make it bigger. The pieces for the sides are not long enough so I will add something to the top and bottom of the side panels and a border etc. But it is a good start and I think I can turn it into a perfect wedding quilt.

I will probably not be on the computer much over the next couple of weeks. I am working the next two days and then off to Calgary for a week. Jim is hoping to get someone to look at the computers while I am away. If they can not be fixed then I will look into getting a new little laptop - maybe a Mac. The desktop is a complete mess and barely functions - it is almost 6 years old now - so it has probably lived a long life in computer years. I will try to check in a bit here and there from Calgary. But I have to get as much "Hunter time" as possible!!