There isn’t a lot to report tonight, at least as far as changes to Vernon’s progress. He will be going in for another CT Scan in the morning, as well as the Gall Bladder procedure, which was put off over the weekend. I expect good Dr. Wilkins will be looking closely to see if he can approve him for the pelvic surgery he has been itching to perform, but so far no new word on that. Just more of the same this weekend, but its good when we aren’t going too many steps in the other direction.
This is kind of a boring post tonight for those who have been faithfully following his progress so I will add a little behind-the-scenes story as well.
Since we are a family of artists, the kids and I have been turning some of our energies toward the table to make paintings and drawings for Daddy’s wall. We want him to have something nice and bright to wake up to when the time comes, and we want him to know that we have been thinking about him a lot during his time away.
It has also been good for us, just quiet time together, doing something creative, maybe listening to some music as well.
Here is Maki’s latest. He and Vernon have had a Spider Man connection for a long time. In fact (secret info unknown to most) Vernon got a spider tattoo as symbol of their connection when Maki was very young.
This is one of Justine’s many recent drawings/paintings. This one she actually drew the first week Vernon was in the hospital. It is of a little tent or house under an “angry storm.” No one can say this child isn’t able to express her feelings.
Now THIS is Pattie Herdell, owner of San Clemente Art Supply. We love her and her husband, Richard. Vernon and I actually got married in their backyard almost 8 years ago. We dropped by the shop a couple of days ago and she gave us a huge discount and tons of fun swag…we have all been painting a little every day since. What a blessing. Thank you Pattie! (PS if you are local, its the most amazing shop ever. If you weren’t an artist going in, you’ll be one by the time you leave!)
My latest card to V: “Anchored in the body, free in your spirit. We love you! Hope you enjoy the view.”
Maki and the ever-growing wall of pictures. If you have anything you want us to put on the wall to make it more interesting and beautiful when he wakes up, please send it our way. I’m hoping he will enjoy what he sees.