I’ve been really out of sorts because of the pulmonary embolisms, but here are some nice things that have happened this month- lots of birthdays!
First up, Maisie’s 4th birthday was on 10 September! We usually have huge parties, but my health hasn’t been the best, so we just did a family party, with grandparents from both sides and her first cousins from her dad’s side. She received My Little Pony, Spirit Horses, an Ant Farm (her fave, ours too), and the outhouse dollhouse built by my dad (with base and landscaping by us):
Her Norwegian dollhouse hosted the new Spirit horses:
Later in the week, she received macarons from our dear friend and we had a blast doing mundane things- also, my friend brought us wild paw paw fruit, which tastes like mangoes squished with bananas and pineapple! I was able to ripen them by sticking the branch in water for a week.
It’s still been brutally hot out here, so she had a lot of beach time and park time as well:
Then we ended this week with silver and gold henna tattoos- plus I received 2 new Tiffany heart bead bracelets to commemorate surviving the last 2 months since my embolisms ❤
having a particularly bad night: chest pains, shortness of breath, sweats, tachycardia.
Recovery from PEs is rough- and scary.
Luckily, tomorrow I see my new cardiologist about a holter monitor for the racing pulse.
This article helped me so much:
It’s a busy birthday week at my house- today Maisie turns 4! I don’t have any pics of her yet this morning, but wanted to update everyone on our projects (and my dad’s bday) this week.
Pic of Papa wearing Maisie’s hat 🙂 –
Maisie on my dad’s bday- she dressed as a ‘cowgirl ballerina’:
We build ultra realistic log cabin dollhouses for fun. I love doing miniature things. Maisie complained that her dollhouse cabins had no bathrooms- so my dad made an outhouse out of poplar, barn wood, and cedar shingles- he even made the handle for the door out of copper wire he hammered and aged!
I did the ‘poop’ and a snake to go in the 2-holer, out of polymer clay- and we have teeny antique (readable) Sears catalogs in there!
R made the base, it revolves- and painted it with milk paint.
R put the static grass down, but I did the rest of the landscaping and painting and stone crafting out of egg cartons- and I made ‘weeds’… it is a marvelous collaboration! I can’t wait til we surprise her with it later this afternoon!
She’s also getting an ant farm, which she asked for 🙂
Will update more later! xo
This woman sounds like me.
EXACTLY.LIKE.ME… EXCEPT she has more kids.
Oh, and no pulmonary emboli from her surgery.
I ALSO had a weird twin dream after!
this is getting tediously repetitive- found out the other day that my ovaries were about 10 yrs younger than the rest of me or more- and to not expect menopause for another 10 yrs or so, give or take.
Good thing I’ve no more uterus, or I could have been shooting out more babies far into my dotage!