A Crazy 24 Hours……



Maybe we should just start the timeline from yesterday:

1- First day of Summer Session at the Barn!! JOY JOY JOY.  And rain. In buckets. And Thunder so we were indoors.  No one spooked!  So happy, I am, to be back there!  You will recall I had my new kitty tattoo done during break let it heal cleanly!

2-Brought peanut butter cookies to pal Maribeth, whose mom passed early yesterday.   Threatening skies all around…at 5 ish.


3. Made It home before the bad stuff hit.

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4. The rainbow was so big and so beautiful.  Zach and I took photos of it. With our good cameras and our cellphones.


5. Fireman hurt his ribs badly on Friday.   Long story.  He will consider this a violation as I am even telling you about it!  Tough.  By yesterday afternoon he was in a lot of pain.  Every day the pain has gotten worse.  Nurse wife encourages him to call doctor.  Nurse wife realizes he’s an 8 on the Eaanagram scale and 8s do as they wish.

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7.  After a most entertaining Cub game we get ready for bed.  Fireman gingerly lays down and I bring him support pillows.  He looks at me and says, ” I’m so sorry, I have to go to the ER” .

8.  Im so good at the support person role (I am a 2 on the scale, so I’m a ridiculous helper.  I help so much people can’t stand it)  So I drive us to the Wisconsin ER.  Our first time in an ER where we didn’t know half the staff!  Fireman’s  heart is very healthy.  He just had a complete workup and his cardiac risk is almost zero.

Nurse Kristin, says, “Your blood pressures’ screaming.  What s been going on?”
Paddle board injury.  I’ve never seen Fireman’s b/p high. NEVER.  I was so glad we came in. I didn’t want his BP high and I didn’t want him in pain.  X-rays, pain meds and breathing toy.   Home.  Fireman got some rest!

And I was so glad I had my new sock to knit on while we waited.  I am bringing the nurse candy later.  She’s a travel  nurse and they don’t get much candy.  But Al was a traveler so I want to thank her!


Today began with a trip to Walgreens to fill script and then home to do some weeding.  Regina, here are some of the things you have given me in the yard that are doing great:


Just look at those gorgeous grasses shooting uP!! And look at the mini poms!!0-2.jpeg

Can somebody tell me what this flower is below?  I think it was from seeds you gave me Regina.  They are spike flowers, very dainty, that turn a pretty pinkish and then they are done: 0.jpeg

Soon Val, I will see more flowers from the seeds you sent!  The Chives are thriving.  The alyssum? has bloomed!


I am so glad many of you want to chat in the comments!!! Me too.  It is fun and we have such a great group that comments (and LURKS) here!  Thanks. Im going to take a nap now.


Author: compassionknit

I've moved from irisheyesknitters.blogspot.com to compassionknit.wordpress.com on Nov. 7 2016. It is still me! glad you found me

19 thoughts on “A Crazy 24 Hours……”

  1. Wow! That’s a LOT of stuff in one day. Yikes! Hope your husband feels way better soon.
    That flower looks like pink salvia, which is a sage hybrid.


  2. Whew….I am worn out from just reading everything you did.
    Sorry to hear about the Fireman’s injury. Ribs are no fun. Did that in a car accident once and it’s a big ouchie.


  3. Oh my, now I feel like I’m – LURKING. 😆 Well, maybe not… lurkers don’t usually comment. Usually. 🙃 Sure hope Fireman feels better soon and that those muscles (or whatever) heal so the pain goes away quickly. I totally understand late night ER trips… I don’t have enough fingers and toes to count the many times I’ve had to take Jerry in over the years. But we do what we need to huh! // I love the look of those little mini poms! I wonder if I could find them around here. What color will your daylilies be when they bloom? I still have descendant daylilies growing (at both the kids’ houses) from the original ones my mom planted when I was in elementary school (1960s). They’ve always been my favorite! // Hugs and blessings to you and Fireman! Saying prayers for his health! ♥


  4. We won’t tell the Fireman that you said ANYTHING…shhhh, mum’s the word! The one time that The Hubby said he needed to see a doctor, I just about fell over in shock. A month earlier, he’d been bit by a tick (but didn’t tell me) and every day after he kept feeling awful. The doc diagnosed him immediately, started pumping antibiotics into him, and although it took another month or so, he was back to his normal self. He took himself to the ER when he hurt himself whilst changed the oil on my car, but called me to make sure which hospital he should go to…and refused to let me leave work to sit with him! This is the first that I’m hearing about the Enneagram scale, but it looks interesting!

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  5. Sending healing thoughts to Fireman. I bruised my sternum and some ribs a couple of weeks ago, so I have some idea how he feels. Glad to see your plants are thriving.

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  6. Yikes – a crazy day! I am glad the Fireman got some help, don’t want blood pressure and pain! Glad you brought your sock knitting!

    Storms – scary! Rainbow – lovely!

    Plants are beautiful – could the mystery one by thyme? What does it smell like?

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  7. Oh YIKES for Fireman. Sorry he was in such pain. hopefully feeling better by now. Glad he finally went to the ER. Stormy sky pictures are gorgeous (and a rainbow!!).

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