Thursday, December 23, 2010

In Which Connor Has More Seizures And Roasty McStuffingkin Makes His Debut

Connor had two more seizures today so we gave him a dose of Ativan in addition to his Tylenol.  Other than being a little tired-- completely understandably-- he didn't seem to feel too under the weather, though.  We took it kind of easy with him for most of the day.  He didn't take four naps like he did yesterday, so hopefully he'll sleep better tonight.  I wasn't really excited when he decided around three this morning that it was time to get up.

We piled in the car this evening and went for a drive to see the Christmas lights; an activity that Connor always enjoys.  He tends to like the way over-the-top houses; the ones with multicolored, blinking lights are especially appealing.  Some of the people in the neighborhood we drove around in were more than happy to oblige.  One yard has a full herd of those mechanized deer in it, and another one has over two dozen blow-up decorations and a light show set to music.  Connor really enjoyed the view, so we drove past those houses a couple of times.  I had fun speculating what their power bills must run for the month of December.

My nephew's stocking is finally finished, and as promised here's a picture of the finished project in all of its sequiny glory!  I figure I'm off the hook for Christmas presents for the next eighteen years or so.

Roasty McStuffingkin ended up with kind of a disapproving expression.  Apparently he is a Very Serious Bird, and is sitting in the pear tree conducting Extremely Important Business and must Not Be Disturbed.  Possibly he is up there because he gets better wireless reception.  I'm not sure.

Anyway, I'll take a break for about a month to let the tips of my fingers heal up and to forget just how much I hate sewing projects like these, and then I'll start on a stocking for Ellen.  I'll probably get really excited and pick something even more elaborate for her, if that's humanly possible.  It will no doubt involve even more sequins. 

Oh, joy.



Anonymous said...

Hey great post. Thought I'm not sure I agree with you 100%. Keep em coming. Are you interested in having anyone guest post opposing views?

Jess said...

No doubt my views on Roasty McStuffingkin's expression are highly controversial.

Kristin said...

I made a "Mary Maxim" stocking for Josh last year. I'm pretty sure most of their stockings involve more sequins than Roasty, if you're really looking to torture yourself :) Yours turned out really well!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Fancy! And you're right, he does look perturbed. Perhaps haughty. As though posing for a Christmas stocking were a bit beneath his dignity. Well done!

Hoping you all have a relaxing and merry Christmas :D


Katie said...

That IS a terrifyingly elaborate and disapproving bird/sequin spectacle! :) It's fantastic! Well done, it looks amazing.

Happy Holidays, hun! Hope it's a great one for you and yours.

Rita said...

I love the's beautiful!
I feel the need to point out something totally unrelated though. It has been a looooong time since we have had a picture of Conner! I'm having withdrawals over here!! lol

Julia O'C said...

Re: Anonymous and your response...BWAHAHAHAHAHA.

Jessie, that stocking is GORGEOUS. Wow. I am very, very impressed. Puts my sock-knitting shame. What an amazing

I hope the Ativan does the trick and Connor can have a seizure free Christmas.

Colleen said...

Very impressive stocking! I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and Connor is seizure free.

Julia O'C said...

What happened to the rest of my sentence?

What an amazing gift...GIFT was supposed to be there. And a period. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

I'd say all your time, sore fingers, exasperation s at having to fight the cats for dropped sequins and the myriad of life's little interruptions were well worth it. The stocking is beautiful.

krlr said...

Beautiful! And agree w/"haughty". He carries a lot of tradition on those wings.

Merry Christmas!

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