On Thursday, my father-in-law called to let us know that he was in the Critical Care unit of the hospital because he had blood clots in his brain. Within a few hours, he was taken to the operating room. My brother-in-law went over to Jacksonville last Friday. Tom will drive there on Thursday, and his brother will go back to New Orleans. My father-in-law is doing well, and the "good news" is that the blood clots were caused by the bad fall he had about 6 weeks ago and not vice versa.
Knowing that there was nothing we could do right now to help, we went to Chicago, as previously planned, to see our daughter, son-in-law, and grandson. We even got to babysit Haiden (now 27 months old) on Saturday night when his parents went out to dinner and to the ballet.
Here's Haiden in the play area of the Museum of Science and Industry which he calls the "train museum". I'm no sure what he likes better--the trains or this playhouse.
We headed home on Monday making a detour to stop at House of Stitches in LaPorte, Indiana to see Linda and her shop. House of Stitches has been in business since 1982, and Linda has been the owner since 1987. Boy does she have lots of goodies in her shop! Linda was one of my first "automatic" shops.
Here is Amanda with the framed sampler and my cousin Nancy. Kylie, Nancy's granddaughter, is also in the photo. I bet she enjoyed being part of the festivities for her "aunt-to-be". Here is a close-up of Amanda with the sampler.