Thursday, May 8, 2008

Oh, What a day this has been!!!

First I will start with my latest Civil War Diary block. I made this one late last night. I know it looks like it should be put together differently, but this is how it is in the quilt. Very easy block and didn't take very long.

Now on to my story of the day... I am sooooooo ashamed!!! As most of you all know that I have been sick due to my thyroid and this new medicine that I am on makes me so tired and I want to sleep alot during the day. So needless to say, my house is a total mess. I had been cleaning a little here and there on it but everything just seemed to be piling up on me. So Mom came out the other day and said "How about I come out in a few days and we jump in and clean your house?" So you know my house had to look bad or she would not have said anything. We decided to start on it this morning. I thought I would try to clean some before she got out here. I started with my refrigerator and by the time Mom called I was crying! I can't believe that I let everything get this bad. Honestly, I was ashamed for Mom to see all of that stuff. So she hung up and was here within 5 minutes! First of all, she gave me a big hug and a speech about she knew that I had not had any energy and it was all okay that we would get everything cleaned back up and in order.
Bag Head
Now I am 36 and my Mom is 54. My Mom can work circles around me!!! She doesn't sit down!!! I am soooooooooooooooooooooooo tired right now that I hurt every time that I move! I thought about going to take a hot bubble bath but I would probably have to yell for Richard to come and get me out of the bathtub!!! We still have alot more to do, but we cleaned out the refrigerator, freezer, stove, oven, all the dishes, microwave and all the small appliances, scrub brushed around the wall edge of my kitchen floor and mopped it. Oh and we cleaned the ceiling and light fixtures and that was just in the kitchen. We still have a ton more in there to do, like cleaning out all the cabinets.

We moved on to the living room. Cleaned the ceiling and ceiling fan, moved the furniture and vacuumed under everything. Cleaned the ceilings in the hallway and bathroom, scrubbed every surface known to mankind in the bathroom and done 3 loads of laundry. After all of that it still looks like a bomb went off! She is coming back out in a few days so that we can finish up!!!

I think the thing that bothers me the most is, she is my Mom, I should be doing this for her!!! I know she has to be tired too, but everytime that I would say something today about being ashamed, she would just look at me and say something like " I love you and you have nothing to be ashamed about"

Anyway on to some better news!!!!! The doctor's office called this morning about some of the tests that I had done over the past week. The nurse said that most of my tests had came back better than they had expected! I'm not sure what they were expecting but I guess the radiation had helped. I have to continue on this thyroid medication and I don't have to go back until the middle of June. I hope when I go back they will adjust this medication.

That's all for tonight, I think I am going to attempt the bubble bath!!!!! If you don't hear from me tomorrow, you know that I didn't make it out of the tub!!!!!
Duh

20 comments:

Amelia said...

As I tell my daughter when I do things similar to what your Mother did...that is what Mothers are for. You can pass on the tradition when the boys are grown and you do something very special for them.

Enjoy your bubble bath!

Amelia in Oklahoma

Carol Van Rooy said...

That reminds me of when we bought our house. It was a complete disgusting mess. It'd had a fire in it the previous January and we basically gave a price and said we'd take over from there to spare the cost of renovations we'd later take out and have re-done.

When we got full possession, my parents showed up when a kazillion cleaning products and went to work.

I guess it just goes to show that you never stop being a parent.

Cindy (aka Peony the House Elf) said...

Just let your Mom help you she knows you haven't been well. Heck that's what us mothers do we help when its needed. Don't feel ashamed just be happy she's helping you out. If you were closer to all of us you know we'd be out to help you. It's making her feel useful.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Look at this this way... if your child was sick, you would do everything you could to help, right? That never changes no matter how old our Mom's get :o) You will repay her for her kindness when you are well. Make her a beautiful quilt!

Right now you just take care and get the rest you need. I know a couple of friends and my own sibling who have had this same issue. It takes time but you WILL get better. :o)

miniaturequilter said...

What a blessing your mom is, I'm sure by letting her help clean your house she feels needed and appreciated, what every mom wants! It really doesn't take long for a house to get bad, but soo much harder to get clean. Just concentrate on getting your rest and spending time with your family, the mess will always be there, you can deal with it when your energy returns.

Michelle said...

Hey sweetie, you just enjoy your mom's company, and accept her help, because it makes her feel SO good. When was the last time she got the opportunity to do something special for her little girl?

You dont' give yourself enough credit. Go back and read your blogs, and read of all the things that you have been doing. You have been running all over taking care of the 'men' in your life, and the other day, you worked like a man helping put up that fence. It's not like you have just been 'sitting around!'

You have many friends, Kristie, and we all care for you. Take care of you, because if you weren't here to blog, we would miss you!

If we dont' hear from you tomorrow, we'll send out the National Guard to get you out of the tub, ok? (tee hee!)

Smile sweetie! Life will be better soon.
Michelle

Maureen said...

You are so funny! You will make it out of the bathtub.

That's what Mom's are for. Mine has helped me out of many things. I had a jewelry party and my mom helped me clean the house up - even the bathrooms. My mom has more enerty than I do so I know wht you mean about your mom having tons of enerty.

Maureen

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Mother's love their daughters no matter the age. She probably feels great that she can be there for YOU. You stop feel bad and just be thankful to have the love of a great Mom. Now get outta that tub, Kristie....
Regina

Hazel said...

Kristie everyone is right I have two daughter and it makes me feel so good when they need help and I can be of some assistance to them .Let her love you ,in return I'm sure you will do the same for her when you are feeling better .

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Well, as far as I can see thats what mums are for, for your mum to be able to help you out would have been like winning a huge prize in a raffle, when my boys still need my help (they are now men) I feel all warm and mushy inside to think that they still need me, even if it is to clean....just love your block, you take care....

Gina said...

Don't feel ashamed that you need help occassionally. Just be glasd that you've got a mumm that will help you.

By the way, can I be the bearer of bad news. The Lower Rail Fence block is in wrong I think. The dark fabric that is on the outside should be on the inside.
Sorry

love and hugs xxx

Gina said...

Ignore my last comment on the block, I've just reread your post with my eyes open. Soryy again.

love and hugs xxx

Moneik said...

It's so wonderful that your mom is so much help to you. I know my mom would be the same way as she's always there to help out when I need it. Hope you are feeling better soon.

Cindy said...

Oh man! Sounds like you've been through the ringer. I was wondering how you've been doing with all that medical stuff. Don't be too hard on yourself as you have to expect that your not at your best. It's also O.K. to have help. Your Mom loves you and wants to help, bless her heart :0) Hope you get some strength back soon. Also glad to hear your doing better than they expected. You go girl! Your block is nice but I'm a symmetrical type of person, I'd have to turn that block :0) Have a great night!

Guðrún said...

You are sick, don´t be ashamed, how in the world should you be able to do all the housework with this radiation and medication going on. I am sure you will be able to do something for your mom in a few months.

jillquilts said...

Don't be ashamed! You have been sick! If it bothers you that much see about hiring a cleaning lady to come in once a week until you have the energy. After my last promotion at my job, I did that because my mom was going to be over a lot more and it was a relief to have someone else to do it so that I could still have my own free time.

Michele said...

Everyone is right on the dot Kristie. I'm sure it drives your mom nuts that she can't just "make it better" on the health front, so she's trying to do what she can to take care of you.

Sara said...

Congratulations on the good news with your thyroid! That is wonderful! Don't worry about the house, that's small stuff compared to what you are going through (mine got the same way after my surgery in January!). And I love the civil war blocks! I want to get that book soon!

julieQ said...

It takes time to correct thyroid troubles sometimes. Just give yourself a little time...I am so glad you have your mom to come and help you! What a blessing...and happy mother's day to you, too!

Phyl said...

I am like you...only its my daughter who ends up helping me all the time...makes me feel bad and she responds just like your mom does.

We are so blessed to have people who not only say they love us, but will help out when needed:).