Monday, March 14, 2011

Heart of America...

It's Monday, so you know what that means! LOL

That's right! It's the day I work on Heart of America from Little House Needleworks. Babs and I agreed we would stitch on this on the same day, creating our own little SAL. If you remember how much I had stitched last time, you'll realize I barely got anything done. That's because the frogs visited today. BAD FROGS!! BAD, BAD FROGS!! Did I mention I was having a giveaway today? I'm sending FROGS to a good home, free of charge! They ate through my floss faster than locusts in a wheat field. *sigh* So...I tore out all that I had stitched incorrectly, and restitched it so I have a "clean slate" when next I pick up my HOA...AND...I set it aside for tonight. Now I'm debating, do I stitch on something else, or do I chock today up as a wasted day? I'm blaming my mistakes on the fact that I got a couple of shots today, the flu shot and the tetanus shot. Those on top of the cold I already had has left my head in a fog. LOL (I know, lame excuse, but I refuse to take full responsibility!! LOL) Gee, I sound like my teenager!

I had my annual physical today...and it was SUPPOSED to be my pre-op check up too. BUT...the Doctor didn't have clear orders from the Plastic Surgeon and when I called there they said the hospital is the one needing bloodwork...and when I called them I got a pre-recorded message asking me to leave information and they would get back to me... and they never called back. *sigh*

But I guess I really shouldn't complain. I could be in real trouble like the people of Japan. I should have written about them sooner, because they have been heavily on my mind and heart. I've been watching a blog for well over a year now written by a man living in Japan. I thought of him when I heard the news and visited his blog that day. He was fine, but his daughter and family were living near where the tidal wave struck also. I've been praying for him and his family almost non-stop...and today I read that he had heard from his daughter. Big sigh of relief!! But from the sounds of things the people of Japan are not out of danger yet. Will you join with me in praying for them and for the people who are arriving to offer aid? If you want to read some first hand stories from Japan...Please visit this man's blog. I love the way he writes, he always makes me think and see things from a different perspective, but he's written about some of the things happening there and it really brings their tragedy to light.

If you scroll down to "Quake day 3", you'll find a link that shows before and after pictures of the devastation there. It gave me chills. It's so hard to imagine that so many lives could be snuffed out in moments. You'll also read stories that touch your heart of some of the experiences from survivors. Make sure you have tissues on hand.

And last but certainly not least, I'm going to ask for prayers for a "Sista Warrior". I haven't asked permission to tell her story, so I won't go into details but if you think of it would you pray for her? The cancer hasn't returned, but she's having issues and could use a healing touch.

And now, I think I'm heading to bed. I debated on getting the flu shot, and should have heeded that quiet voice in my head...LOL Good night all!


sonya said...

Wow! My heart goes out to the people of Japan. They are so amazing and strong. Thank you for sharing this blog. I am touched by his stories and the way he writes. I, too am praying for the people of Japan.

Astrid's dragon said...

I'm hoping I don't win your giveaway, but if I don't like the way my cat is going, I might!!! Darn frogs!

We will continue to pray for the people in Japan, I can't even imagine what they are going through. Those pictures just seem unbelievable. I haven't read any farther than that... yet. We will keep your friend in our prayers too.

Looking forward to seeing you Wednesday!

Mouse said...

ooo naughty frog ... but dont' send him here will you !! .... sorry to hear you got messed about with the dr's n hospital :( ... Have been watching bits n bobs of it on the telly ... unlike me as you know, don't watch normally ... will keep your Sista in my thoughts love mouse xxxx

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Love seeing all your beautiful stitching, and what an enabler you are! That Heart of America is so much nicer in your (and Babs) personal stitching! another Must Have!