We’re in the race to be ready for Ezri’s fourth surgery a week from Friday, so I feel as if I am behind on everything. Actually, I’m not, but there’s something about the surgery deadline that always makes me feel that way. I’m sure this is a cumulative panic from all those years of meeting grant deadlines and getting to ballet performances and softball games. And the worry of the surgery doesn’t help.
I finished quilting my nephew’s graduation quilt yesterday and have one more graduation quilt to do. These quilts are getting my e2e freehand swirl pattern which is really nice for a young man, and I have done so many times that it is totally stress-free. I heard from Danita yesterday, so will mail her turtle pieces today and have some embroidery to finish and some files still to mail for that. I wanted to finish quilting my turtle quilt for you to see before I break for the surgery, but not sure that will happen.
Ezri woke up with a runny nose last Friday, so she is home from school and essentially quarantined from the world for the duration until the surgery. Of course, we have neuro and endocrine appointments in the meantime–which means clinic visits which will expose her to all sorts of germs again. As you know, she has good days and bad days, but yesterday was a good day. She was stringing two and three sentences together and having nice long conversations with us and with her sister. In testing, she always scores high on her receptive language, but not expressive so we love to hear her conversing.