Life with it’s Twist and Turns

Greetings from South Texas!

Clay’s Heart Cath and Aorta Valve Replacement have been postponed until further notice.  We were called Wednesday and our choice was to go forward, Thursday the Doctor called and said it would be not be safe for Clay to have it at this time.  In the meantime – he has to take it very easy – no stressing the heart!

At first we were so disappointed, BUT THEN, we realized that we would have our lives back for a short period of time!  We have been in the house or at the Doctor’s office since NY Eve – talk about quarantine!!!!!  Even though we have the Studio, it was not in our hearts to come out and pretend that live was the same.  For me, I need this time without any stress.  Both of our minds and bodies need to recoup from the 81 days.

It has taken me 3 days to get over the stress of the hand incident, but this morning, the first morning nice New Years Eve, I woke up with a lot of energy and ready for my quilting life to start – even if only for a couple of weeks, or a month.  I know that there will be another bumpy road ahead, but it is so nice to get back to our normal routine.

Clay is working his hand all the time and doing therapy that they showed him, plus therapy he has figured out on his own.  The other day he was playing his guitar!  Here is a short video of a Miracle – Remember it was his left hand and this is only 81 days after the accident!  We both cried with happy tears!  Hope this downloads OK!

I know that others who cannot go to work are having a difficult time if they are not being paid and feel for them.  But I feel that the Government will make all necessary changes to ease the pitfall of this mess called “The Chinese Virus”.

I have always kept our pantry full (at least a month’s worth) and enough meat for about a month, so we are fine.  Things will start to get better.

We are probably the only 2 people in the Country who love to be told to stay home during this time.  I have a positive attitude today that if we run out of food we will not starve!  It is just not worth me continuing to worry about anything as we are alive and well!

Have a blessed day and pray that this situation we are in can be contained and things turn around in a short period of time.


15 Replies to “Life with it’s Twist and Turns”

  1. Hi Nanette! Look at Clay play the guitar!!!! LOVE it. He sounds really good – both Sue and I were enjoying his riff. So glad you two are fine with staying home. Sue is loving it, too . . . while I’m an out-there kind of gal. Continue to stay safe. {{Hugs}} to you both. ~smile~ Roseanne


  2. I agree with Roseanne…loved the video and the sound! Happy that the two of you are well and enjoying your time at home!

    I am not one of those who is staying home (that would be my preference…I am a loner for sure); I am still working my job. I doubt that USPS will be shut down.

    Stay healthy and safe! 🙂


    1. It was so emotional to see him playing. Tonight he is able to see movement in the little finger and that makes him happy! Wish you could be home – I know that you would love it. Please be careful at work – wear a mask and gloves! If possible! Hugs


  3. Yay for being able to play the guitar again!!! He is doing great with his recovery! Enjoy your alone time together.


    1. He will overcome this adversity – the Engineer was coming out in him today trying to device something to help straighten the fingers. It is good to have this time to let him continue on with therapy


  4. My heart is full. The look of gratitude in Clay’s eyes at the end of the video clip says it all. I’m so glad he has his music back again! Enjoy this time together, one day at a time. I’m sure the bank issue will sort itself out — businesses are all figuring out the transition to employees working from home, and with banking they definitely need their employees to have secure Internet connections to work from home. I’ll bet that’s why the hold times are longer than normal.


  5. I was wondering if they were going to postpone the surgery with everything that is going on. I’ve been concerned about all those trips to the doc with this virus everywhere. I am glad to hear that you are all set to stay at home for a month. Turn on that machine and have some fun. I am going to pull this up on my laptop, so I can hear Clay, just watching, it is obvious that he is a real picker!


  6. The short of Clay playing his guitar was wonderful. Keep up the therapy. You sound like you are feeling better too Nanette. Great message. We will all survive.


  7. Couldn’t think of a better therapy for Clay and for you, playing the guitar, slowing the pace and staying in ~ doing what you do best ~ quilting 🙂 Stay well!


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