As for the new cardio doc, I am at an age where change is hard. I THINK I like him. I was surprised for him to do both an EKG and an echo on that first visit. Waiting with baited breath for the EOB on the insurance. I THINK they approved them, but we will see. I was fully expecting him to change my meds. I got the idea when they came due right after the other cardio guy retired. The doctor in that practice didn't want to renew one because another was basically the same med. Then with the new PCP when they came due, that was when she said I had to see the cardiologist. He really didn't like that combination, so I am on new meds. I wonder if age didn't get to the old cardio doc. I am sure he was pushing 80.
Yesterday my daughter's youngest spent the day with me. She was amazed that I called to see if she would like to do that. I usually take the oldest (16 years
old). Karrington is 9, and she hasn't been really able to handle some things, and I do so much better with the older kiddos anyway. But I decided I would try. Katie is in Cali for the Olympic Development National games, and I knew My grandson would probably have baseball games all day. She was elated, even saying "she wants ME to spend the day?" That told me a lot!
So we experimented with baking a cake. That went well, and she was still not bored - not telling me how much she missed her mom. (Mom had been out of town since Tuesday - business trip Tuesday through Thursday, coming home only to leave the next morning for Cali until Monday). Karrington is a MOMMIE'S GIRL!
After we completed the cakes, we went up to my "woman's cave" - the upstairs. That has exploded into my craft area - completely. She had been asking me to teach her how to sew. I honestly wasn't sure how that was going to go, When I tried it with Katie, it wasn't so good. But up we went.
I cut some muslin into strips and had her practice just sewing straight. She did that fairly well, and I found a scrap of fabric that had been a sample of drapery fabric. I cut it in half and told her we were going to make a pillow. Her eyes lit up.
To make it a little fancier, I got a scrap of felt. I chose a simple design on the other embroidery machine to put a design on the pillow. We had to wait for her to sew the seams on the pillow while I did the embroidery. She came over to watch and she was completely fascinated to watch that machine work! I admit it is fascinating to watch that machine sew all by itself.
Then we went back to the machine she was working on. She sewed the seams (she got one perfect - and I had to resew two others) she turned the pillow and stuffed it. She was beaming the whole time. She is hooked. She said she didn't know sewing could be so much fun. She wants to come back on Monday - which is great. It is her Spring Break, and at least she will have something to do.
She really matured a lot yesterday! My BP is coming back under control, and I have at least a month of my meds. All good.