Friday, March 5, 2010

A knitting finish, a new sampler and my mom

Let me see, let me see...  How could I possibly choose which show to watch?  For those of you that love trash TV for the absolute mindless stupid but very entertaining drivel, the choices on Thursday evening were...

American Idol
Real Housewives of Orange County
Real Housewives of New York City
Project Runway
The Marriage Ref

After talking with my complicated 21 year old DS on the phone last night, I needed as much mindless drivel as I could get.

I missed Idol but watched Marriage Ref and it was fun.  The other shows can wait because they are rerun many times during the week.  Marriage Ref was cute.  Little slices of married life.  Can't understand the woman who thought it was OK to floss her teeth while in bed with her hubby.  Gross!

I finished this and gifted it to a co-worker.  I told her to please not examine it too closely.  Stitching the pieces together can make or break a knitted garment.  I don't think it was too bad, but I wouldn't win any prizes for it at the county fair.

I don't need to spend any time deciding what to work on next because I am going to start stitching this cute sampler.  

The chart came by way of Teresa and organized by Melissa.  There are 22 stitchers scheduled to stitch this one.  I really like these traveling charts.  Hope that border doesn't make me crazy!  
I have just one more thing to blog about.  My mom, who is 86 years old and has osteoporosis, broke 2 ribs last week and doesn't know how she did it.  This is how brittle her bones are now.  Scary.  Her own mother was crippled by it and spent her later years in a wheelchair or in bed.  I know this prospect frightens my mother.  I myself am very aware of the disease and have been having bone scans on a regular basis.  Right now I am just taking lots of vitamins and calcium and trying to exercise regularly (I am bad about this).  I was on Fosamax for a while but quit taking it because I am concerned about the side effects.  I need to be vigilant about my health when it comes to this and am going to be looking for a good doc to help me with this.  
Mom continues to live at home with my sister, but I don't know how much longer this will work since my sister works many hours.  I fear more broken bones.  It will be a difficult future, I am sure.

Thanks for stopping by!  If you have any osteoporosis stories, I sure would love to hear them.


Lee said...

You MUST watch HW of NY! It's going to be a crazy season!

Melissa said...

I'm sorry to hear about your Mom's health. It is scary to think she broke her bones and didn't know how she did it! You're doing as much as you can about your own health which is a good thing.

The baby sweater is really cute. I really should learn how to do that! They make such nice presents!

I hope you have fun with Friendship Sampler.

Jennifer said...

So sorry to hear about your mom. I hope there is a treatment that will help her a bit. Luckily no sign of this disease in my family yet, but I know how it is to worry for an elderly parent.

Catherine said...

Sorry to hear about your mother! What a scary thing to deal with!

Your sweater looks beautiful!

Carol said...

What a great finish on the baby sweater, Barb!

And, believe me, I could write a book on osteoporosis--my family sounds just like yours, except unlike you--I already have it, too!!

Will send more details next time I email you, OK?

Lisa said...

I am sorry to hear about your Mom's health. I have a lot of ostero problems in my family...both grandmothers shrunk considerably and one was hunched over. I have had a scan and it showed that I was already pre-ostero. Yikes...and only 42 years old. I was put on Fosamax, took it for a while, but between stores about the side affects from my dentist of all people, and the prescription running out...well, just took myself off of it. Trying to do the vitamins and exercise - my downfall is being vigilant about the vitamins. But after your store, I think I need to work harder on it. Thank you for taking the time and posting your story, it is a good reminder that I need to take care of myself better!
Lisa D

Karoline said...

Sorry to hear about your Mum, it's worrying as they age.

The baby cardigan is very cute