"On the plains of Oklahoma, with a windshield sunset in your eyes like a watercolor painted sky, you'd think heavens doors have opened."
Fly Over States

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Pearl Feels Better

The pictures on today's post contain a washrag over Pearl's sutures but aren't just to be sensitive to Squeamish Daughter - they are actually pictures of Pearl with a warm compress on her belly. She really, really loves it. I show her the wash rag and she goes over to lay down so I can press it on her sutures. You can see from her face that she is feeling more like herself.

She slept through the night and has had a minimum of oozing, today. Her belly feels much softer (it was hard and swollen a couple of days ago which probably was pretty uncomfortable). She's been so good about staying in her crate and not making a nuisance of herself.

It is an absolutely gorgeous day here on the east coast. Low humidity and on the cool side. I can't believe it is mid July. My daughter-in-law's birthday is next week and I took a card to the mailbox to mail. Dang it! The postman must have wanted to finish early because he apparently dropped off the mail four hours earlier than usual. Grr. Now my card will be late.

I spent a good portion of the morning packing up figurines and Indian pottery (Native American). I promised myself a year ago that I would try to pack a few boxes every weekend but haven't done too good a job of that. With Pearl grounded to the crate, packing up stuff in the vicinity keeps her calm.

We picked the first tomato but it isn't ready to eat, yet. Hopefully, we'll start getting a crop, soon. A lot of people tell me that the cool season has slowed down the harvest.

I backslid and ordered some fabric from Hancocks of Paducah. So here I am, packing up to move home and what do I do? Order fabric that will just need to be moved with the attendant costs. Oh well. It was on sale.

Have a sweet Saturday.


Infinity Quilter said...

Glad to hear Pearl is feeling better. Enjoy your new fabric!!!

Anonymous said...

Bless her heart! She looks like the perfect patient - very cooperative.

Pretty proud of that compress, too!

Are you leaving for OK sooner than I thought?


Penny said...

MAR, with any luck but things will have to fall into place.

Pearl is a very good patient and a sweet girl.

Anonymous said...

Wishing you all the luck that everything falls into place so that you can go home sooner than originally planned! - Sara

JessicaSews said...

Oh, I'm behind in the news of Pearl.
So glad she's feeling better.
Hope the healing continues quickly.