I finally finished the quilt. And it's not even midnight! I thought for sure I would have to pull an all-nighter.
The finished product... I hope Nathan likes it. Mom is going to let me keep the frame I borrowed here. She hasn't used this one in a couple years. Maybe I'll eventually get one of my own.
I tried out our carpet cleaner today. Nathan "had to go potty" and thought it would be okay to use William's room. AARG! So I put it together and went to town. The two strips on the side are the uncleaned sections. I thought it was awesome how well it cleaned. And it was gross to see how dingy and dirty my carpet actually was. The dirty water was just that... DIRTY! I can't wait to tackle the rest of the carpets! I had actually forgotten what shade of blue the carpets were.
This beautiful butterfly was having a snack on my echinacea the other day. I grabbed the camera and snapped a couple pictures. I couldn't get it with it's wings open, but it was 3x bigger than the little white ones we get usually. A monarch butterfly?
And, our therapist put in a personal call to the doctor we are trying to get Nathan into. She has agreed to consider Nathan's case, the therapist is sending her all the evaluation info, the last ENT results, all the chart notes she has been keeping... We are really crossing our fingers, because although we will probably have to go to Salt Lake anyway for surgeries or whatever they need to do, that would be a lot of work to coordinate with Tricare (anything over 100 miles from here and we get reimbursed gas, lodging, and sometimes food) and setting dates and things. We would like to get this done locally if at all possible. But, we'll do what we have to. He's my baby, and I want things to be easier on him. You can tell how hard he works to say things so we can understand him, and how frustrated he gets when he can't form the sound right and we have no idea what he's saying. It's like a guessing game sometimes where we try to figure out what he needs/thinks is neat/is asking about, and every guess makes him madder.
Crossing our fingers Dr. Beck will take him and will take our insurance!