Monday, October 24, 2011
Had a Nice Little Crochet Day
Well, after another 2 weeks back in the hospital, I'm currently in a rehab center (with mostly seniors, but it's not so bad.....won't be long before I'm one too!) Been here for about 3 weeks, but will have to leave soon due to my insurance. My family moved me out of my old apt (yeah, it was about time, been there for 30 years), because it wasn't safe for me since I'm in a wheelchair. But they haven't found a small apartment for me yet, in the meantime, I'll be staying with my oldest brother in his apt. So, while this is going on, back in the rehab, I have to daily morning physical therapy (lower body strengthning), and, daily occupational therapy (upper body strengthning) in the afternoon. Plus, I have to go to a hospital for my daily hyberbaric oxygen therapy. All things considered, it's not so bad. Well yesterday, because I mentioned that I crochet, and one of therapist does as well, I earlier had asked the therapist to bring some yarn so I could show her a new stitch (the diagonal shell stitch). As I was working along, other people showed interest, including my personal therapist, who knew how to crochet, but hadn't done it in awhile, and promised to bring in her hooks tomorrow. She also decided my crocheting will be apart of my therapy, to strengthen my fingers and for my hand/eye coorination. But my real joy of the day was when 2 of my local crochet friends, Karen Thompson, from Hooksations, and her friend/student Marva.I hadn't seen them since the summer so it nice to see them, even though they put me to work!!(Yeah, they know know that I don't mind. I was especially nice because they wanted to learn the same stitch as the therapist! They talked about their trip to the latest crochet convention, met a few crochet celebs, but generally had a good time. So, as they were leaving, they swore me to let them know where I'll end up living,and keep in touch. With friends like these, I definitely will.