We’re on day 12 here at Vandy’s children’s hospital. I haven’t left the hospital yet and don’t plan on until we’re going home together. I am getting a bit antsy and I’ve watched enough cable TV to kill a person. I’ve tried my hand at other little crafty projects, but I was really itching to have stained finger tips and have been super inspired by the new Mumford & Sons CD. If you don’t have it, just go ahead and do yourself a favor and head on out right now and go get it or download it on iTunes. I like to still buy cds so Josh picked me up a copy at Target. Anyways, you’ll thank me later. Happy brilliance. It’s infectious.
So Josh brought me all my goods and I made this 10×10 canvas with one of my most favorite lines from the album: “So I’ll be bold as well as Strong. And use my head alongside my heart.” Someone mentioned this maybe being a giveaway canvas…I hadn’t thought about it, but maybe it could be a “Hallelujah We’re Going Home Giveaway” when the time comes. Who knows.
I also made this 8×8 canvas with a bit of Alabama Shakes and an ode to the Tennessee flag, since Tennessee is one of the greatest places on earth.
I think I’m going to try and make a few more canvases as well. In other hospitalish news…Amon is doing really well. He’s annihilating his infection and his smile is as bright as ever.
One of the nurses did glue his shirt to his body…on both sides…with suture glue. I am not kidding. I wish I was because it was super sad having to separate him from his shirt that was glued to his body. He puked all over himself and Josh went to take his little scrub shirt off and well, it wasn’t coming off. You just can’t make this stuff up.
He was much more pleasant after he wasn’t covered in puke and wasn’t laying in puke and after his shirt was no longer glued to his body. Oh the joy.
Being in the hospital with Amon has given me time to think about really important things…like maybe my next tattoo I’m working on several drawings for possibly my next one. I like to sketch out lots of sketches…like 20+…before I make a decision, so I’ve got some more work to do before a decision is made.
And Josh got to hold Amon for the first time since his surgery yesterday. It was a great moment. I love my Kelley boys…all 4 of them.
That’s all for today. We still so appreciate all the prayers for Amon…I feel like we’re almost out of here, but just not quite yet. Almost though…almost.