Well, I'm not sure I'll have the mental wherewithal to actually work on this any time soon but here it is.
I'm using a design from one of the books by Eeva-Liisa Kortelahti, a Finnish bobbin lace artist. While I have done very very simple designs of my own, I can't come close to the artistry of Kortelahti. I simply haven't done lace frequently enough to even think about trying to design something. Not to mention my eyes aren't great and I'm having more and more difficulty seeing 'fine' threads. So I enlarged this design and instead of using 50's thread (sewing thread) I'm using 2/20 mercerized cotton. And still finding it hard to see.
However, I think I've got the kinks worked out - at least enough to be going on with. Doug helped me set up a small table with a light and an old office chair, which appears to be just about the exact right height.
I've started piling clothes and personal items on the bed, including all of my pills (how did I ever come to need so many?) and a stack of books. A friend dropped off a little gift bag with things like eye glass 'wipes', a book light, and various other small items that I'm sure will be much appreciated for the hospital stay.
Once the mail comes, hopefully bringing the rest of the bills for the month I will head to town for errands. Then I suppose all that's left is to finalize the packing and wait for one more sleep.