Friday, August 25, 2006


I went to the doctor today, and it went pretty well. I was apprehensive over seeing a new doctor, not knowing how well she would listen to me or if she would want to run tests or put me on all this medicine I didn't want. However, she listened to me well, and it went better than I thought it would. I got on Prednisone, which I took once last fall. It's a steroid, so it isn't something I want to take unless I have to, but it will help me get over this some so I can recover and get back to breathing properly. She actually put me on is for a shorter time than the doctor did before, and I'll only be on it for a week. It's the only medicine that has actually helped, and with minimal side effects. It does cause an increase in appetite though, and last time I was on it, ate about twice as much as usual!

Tonight, I tackled a project I've wanted to take on for a few years now. When I graduated, Mama gave me a hope chest she had gotten for her graduation. The top was covered in upholstery, and I've wanted to recover the top. I settled on a thick denim, as it matches my room and will go with many things. I bought myself a staple gun a couple of weeks ago, then tonight, I set to work. It wasn't too hard, and went well, though it was my first experience using a staple gun. I didn't injure myself though. I'm very pleased with the results, and it looks even nicer than I thought it would. The dark blue looks beautiful against the dark wood, and the chest looks very nice in front of my window. I'll try to post pictures soon.

The night I bought the staple gun, I also bought an apron panel in the fabric department, then type that's already printed on the material. I washed that tonight, and hope to sew that up over the weekend. I'll post pictures of that as well. I love the material.


Carolj said...

Looking forward to seeing the pictures!

Katie said...

That sounds pretty!

Thanks for the link to my basket site!