Friday, March 18, 2011

The Start of Spring Fever

The weather in Chicago has taken a beautiful turn and the sun has been out and the temps are rising. So the dogs have a dose of Spring fever and it is contagious.

We are going to finally paint the bathroom this weekend. I am so excited for that to happen. We did the paint test and used three samples of yellow to figure out what color and we immediately decided on a lovely rich butter yellow color. In the next few weeks we will do our bedroom and we decided on this light silver color. I am sure by the time it is all over, we will be all painted out.

We are also starting to plan out our sunroom and how it will become the office. It is a small space and we are working on possibilities so it has been a bit of a challenge but it seems that we are on the same page.

Our nephew came home last week after 23 days in NICU. According to his mom, she is thrilled to have him home and at this point does not mind being sleep deprived and walking into doors. We are hoping to visit with them this weekend.

Also, thank you so much for suggestions that you made for the care box. I am currently collecting some items and will be including some music, socks and other lovely things.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Care package

About 10 weeks ago a friend and co worker suffered a stroke. It left her in a coma and on a ventilator for about four of those weeks. She had countless surgeries to drain fluid in her brain. I lost count after five shunts that they had to put in her brain.

After a transfer to another hospital, she began to come out of her coma three weeks ago. She is now breathing on her own, has limited mobility on her right side, has made attempts at speech and can smile and follow you with her eyes.

Since she across the country I want to send her a care package. Here are some things that I want to include:

Cozy cute colorful socks
Hand and body lotion
lip balm
Big jumbo crayons and art paper (she use to watercolor)

I want to send her positive colorful things but things that she can use in the rehab facility.

Any ideas on what else I can send?