Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Terrific Tuesday!

What a great day! I hope you all had a wonderful day, wherever you are, that the weather didn't bowl you over and that you got to do something that you really enjoy!

My day started with an early wake-up call and a trip to my LNS to meet a yahoo groupie! I met a fellow Marylander that I met in a yahoo group, and I'll be honest, sometimes you don't know what you're going to encounter. I trust my instincts usually, and I was NOT disappointed today! I haven't asked permission to use her name, so I won't, but she knows who she is, and I just want to say what an absolute pleasure it was meeting you today, and I hope we have more meetings in the future!! Sometimes you just click with a person, I hope you shared that feeling!

After a little shopping (I picked up the new LHN Ornament of the month today...yay!!), we had lunch at a local deli...then said our goodbyes. We spent 3 1/2 hours together but it felt like 15 minutes! We definitely need a stitch day, don't you think? LOL And just look what she made for me...

a banana bread that is just to die for! I took this picture, put the camera down and cut myself a piece! Mmmmmmm....it tasted as good as it looks!! Thank you so much, it was so unexpected and a wonderful treat for my family, since I'm not a baker AT ALL!!!

My guys were home today, so we spent a little time playing Risk. It can be a very long game, so we called it quits in the middle to be picked up again tomorrow probably. Then I sneaked up to my room to do a little stitching and guess what!?!?!?! I was able to finish "Under the Tree" from Little House Needleworks!! Here's a picture...

That leaves only one ornament left to do, but since it wasn't one of my 15, I think I'll hold off for a while and work on those other starts for a bit.

I got a call from my Mom today and she's doing so well they are going to release her from rehab (she's been recovering from knee replacement surgery) on Friday! Not too shabby for a 70 something year old chick! (Boy am I going to get it if she ever finds out I plastered her age on the internet! LOL) Thank you for your prayers, it's amazing to me the power of prayer! At the moment I can't be there. That has been a struggle for me as I've always been able to go and help out whenever my parents needed me. And see, she's doing just fine without me. *sniffle, sniffle* Your parents grow up so fast, don't they?

I had a really neat thing happen today. I read other people's blogs, and after a while you seem like you know the person. You've been reading about their life, their struggles, their triumphs, their joys and sorrows and sometimes you just "connect" with them. I've been reading a particular blog for a while and today I decided to e-mail them and I got an answer. It was a very sweet comment that meant a lot to me. Words are a powerful thing, you can raise someone up or dash them to bits. Thank you for raising me up today, Kathy!!

So I'll leave you with a little quote, something to let your mind chew on... "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." Aesop *hugs*


Tricia said...

DJ, your ornament turned out beautifully! I'm so glad you had fun shopping and that your Mom is doing better. Have a lovely day!

Edy said...

Great finish! And that banana bundt looks yummy...too bad I'm wheat intollerant...so much looks so good and I can't even taste it. Oh well, we all have our problems and mine is so minor!
Have a terrific Wednesday, whatever you do.

Astrid's dragon said...

I had a FANTASTIC time with you yesterday! It did go by way too fast, we need longer next time. I'm excited to start using my bits and pieces I bought, you have inspired me. Your ornament turned out great!

Next time on the menu... zucchini bread. Does your family likes nuts? I know we have a houseful of them!

So happy that your Mom called you and that she's headed to rehab on Friday. I hope you get to see her soon when you're up for it.

Until next time, hugs!

Mouse said...

so glad you had a lovely time .... I can eat banana bread yummmmmm ..lol glad to hear you mum is doing well and going to be out and at rehab soon :) love the quote too :) love mouse xxxxx

Carol's Stitching said...

Glad you enjoyed your visit today with a fellow Marylander. Would love to join you all if possible next time. The LHN ornament is so cute and the colors are wonderful. Glad to hear your Mom's surgery went well and it sounds like her recovery is going very well too.