If you follow me on social media, you already know that Mr Transplant has been in the hospital since Thanksgiving morning. As I write this it is Day 19 of this unpleasant, frightening journey.
Our Thanksgiving began with a fever of 103.9 (he felt perfectly fine when he went to bed the night before). I’m going to make a long and agonizing story short for you. We went from the ER to a Covid Unit (mercifully, he did NOT have Covid – it took two negative tests to be sure). As if that were not scary enough, the hospital is so full (PLEASE people wear your masks, wash your hands, social distance, STAY HOME, and all the other things the medical and scientific community is begging you to do now!) that it took a few days for a bed to open up in another non-Covid unit. The infection was under control after a few days but other complications and concerns popped up; last Monday he ended up in the ICU for a couple of days. Now he is back in a regular unit and, God willing, will be home in the next day or two. I am crossing every finger and toe I have.
Of course, this meant that everything else ground to a sudden halt. I have not been able to work for these 3 weeks now and I am really sad about that. Sad because it makes me intensely happy to be out in my workshop making something that someone will, hopefully, cherish for many Christmases to come and because when my creative juices are flowing, all is right with the world.
However, I hope to be back at work as soon as I can. It may not be until after Christmas, I don’t know. Hopefully, there will still be interest at that point. I just do not feel as though I am done for this year yet and I’d like to salvage something happy to end this challenging 2020 on.
I have not done a lick of decorating yet. I’m sure you know how important that is. We had already figured on a slimmed down version this year due to Miss Lillie Rose and her wild kitten routine. My beautiful old and antique glass ornaments will be getting another year’s beauty sleep. They will look all the better for it when I open them up next December. I’ve got a plan for this Christmas, though, and I am looking very forward to seeing how it turns out. I will post pictures on Instagram and Facebook as things progress. Be sure to follow along.
Of course, I have not done any shopping either….but I think that will work out ok in the end, too. The people I have to mail things to might enjoy a little late Christmas. After all, there are 12 days, right?
I’ll be back when I have news. In the meantime, I hope you all are counting your blessings. I know I am.