Thursday, February 23, 2012

News, News, News!

Hi folks!!

Well I'm still without my laptop.  We got a call from the Geek Squad that it was back, with a new hard drive and could we please bring in the recovery disks so they could load the operating system.  Recovery disks?  Things that make you go Hmmmm.  LOL  So...a quick check on the manufacturers website tells us the Recovery Programs are FREE!!  Wohooo....but wait...there's more.  It costs $30.00 to ship disks and $40.00 to ship a memory stick.  *sigh*  We shoulda just bought a new computer!!  Oh well, now we have to wait for them to be shipped to us.  Hopefully I'll get it soon...because I got some incredible news!

Our church was having a "contest" of sorts...and were going to give away a new i-pad 2....guess who won!?!?!?  Yep...and I'm going to buy a hot pink cover so DS doesn't have the nerve to "borrow" it from me.  I have wanted an i-pad for ages, I can't believe I actually WON one!!  Now  I really need to get the computer home so I can play with MY new toy!!  LOL

So....I realized I'm late for the TSUL this month (if you are wondering what that is, please visit this website), but I'm going to throw a picture on just to show you I have been stitching.  I used a hot pink background for Valentine's day.  Not as much thread there as last month, but then I've been a wee bit busy.

I did manage to finish another crazy...the January Cottage from Little House Needleworks.  What a fun stitch!  I've joined the SAL so I should get going on February though I don't think I'll finish it this month.  I need to send Mouse her March pattern too...WHEN will I get my act together?  Not anytime soon because I'm about to get a wee bit busy...  Why? you ask....well...

I have a surgery date.  March 23rd.  UGH!!!  Part of me is glad it's so far away because I have a stitch weekend coming up...can't wait!!!  Part of me just wants it to be over.  I've been struggling with sleeplessness again which is making my days very long and torturous.  Because even though I may only work two days a week, the rest of the week Mom's taxi is on the road carting DS to and fro.  Last Wed I had to work and was so tired (after only 4 hours of sleep) that I felt ill.  I had to drive DS to youth group and I was supposed to have a Bible study that night too, but I was too tired to stay, I was really too tired to drive, but I did it anyway.  I came hope and let DH pick DS up, and was in bed very early for me.  I have to work again tomorrow, let's hope I can get some good sleep tonight.

I just have to give you a giggle...I had to clean the house today as DS was having someone over to interview him for an internship he has applied to.  I was a whirling dervish as I ran between levels in my townhouse, vacuuming, dusting, sorting, throwing away, piling, folding laundry, etc.  I finished before 11:30 and popped a note up on facebook that my house was clean, and anyone without an appointment could stop by TODAY only, who knows what it would look like tomorrow...since I live with two manly men and a cat...nuff said!  LOL  Minutes later, a guy from our church who knew I won the i-pad messaged saying...i-pads are great, but I didn't know they had an app for that!  ROTFL  If only they did have an app for housework!!!

I just wanted to update you on Tyler.  He is improving little bits here and there, but the improvements are beginning to add up.  His oxygen levels are slowly moving in the right direction, the level they have to set the oscillator is moving down and hopefully they will be able to place him on a regular ventilator soon (they tried for half a day but he couldn't tolerate it just yet).  There are other signs that he is beginning to "recover".  We are celebrating that he is still here, because last week at this time they didn't expect him to make it through the weekend.  The Doctor told his parents that he had gone beyond the brink but something had pulled him back.  I have no doubt in my mind that it is the power of prayer, and the mercy of God.  Thank you for your prayers but please keep praying...he has a long way to go, but I'm rejoicing that it isn't God's will that Tyler leave us just yet. 

Oh...I realized after I posted last time that I had made a mistake.  I called Aury TM's pattern Snow Pretty when it should have been Too Pretty.   So sorry about that!  

Last is a picture of "Gar" and Tom lying in the sun on either side of the glass.  They look so peaceful, but a few minutes before this Tom was dancing on his tip toes hissing on his side of the glass, and Gar was rubbing his head in a friendly manner on his side.  Silly cats!!  I think Tom would eat Gar alive if I ever let him in.  Poor Gar is doing everything he can to be friends, to include bringing little gifts of dead field mice to the back door.  I think we were up to 5 on our last count.  I'm all for making friends, but honestly...dead mice that WE have to clean up...UGH!!  *rolling eyes heavenward* 

Have a great weekend everyone!


Jo said...

Fantastic news that Tyler is still with us, more prayers going his way. Congratulations on your ipad, that's wonderful especially with the laptop having a breakdown.

And This Little Pig said...

An iPad, lucky girl. It's good to have a date. Lovely finish, and happy to hear that Tyler is improving, will continue to keep him in my thoughts and prayers.
LiBBiE in Oz

PS if you want to come and be a whirling dervish in my house, you are more than welcome :@

Maggee said...

All good news in this post!! Oh, except for the computer part... but winning an iPad2 is fantastic!! And Tyler is still improving--thank you God! I will still pray for him and a good recovery! March 23rd is going to be here before you know it! You may be able to enjoy the summer fully--enough recovery time! That will be covered in prayer too! Hugs!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Congrats on winning the iPad! You'll be updating on that in no time! I do hope you'll be feeling better after your surgery. Sleepless nights really take a lot out of you. : ( So glad Ty is improving! Praise the Lord! And enjoy your little field mouse presents. We used to have a cat that did that. It was so sweet... sort of. : )

Mouse said...

well done on the stitching and the orts ... cooo on the i pad win ... giggled at the cats and fingers and toes are still crossed and positive thoughts being sent for Tyler :)
(((HUGS))) re the surgery date and glad you can get to your retreat as I think you need it :) love mouse xxxxx

Nicola said...

You will LOVE you iPad. Best gadget I have ever had.

Veronica said...

Congratulations on winning an i-Pad! Woohoo! Celebrating with you here.

Having just bought a laptop, the first thing I was told to do was create recovery discs. Can't believe they're charging that much to have it shipped to you though :/

Happy to hear about Tyler. Hope your surgery goes smoothly. Will be keeping you and yours in my prayers.


Jeanne said...

Congratulatios on your January cottage finish and also on winning an iPad! Lucky you! My husband has one and uses it constantly although I haven't gotten very used to it. I don't like Safari for reading blogs too much but guess I need more pracice.

Good luck with your upcoming surgery.

Linda said...

Congrats on the iPad win. My computer croaked last Wed. just got it fixed. January looks great - can't wait to start on mine. Love the pic of the furbabies.


Faye said...

Winning an i-pad??...How wonderful is that?? I love this last post..signed up to follow. I want to know about your progresses of course, but want to know you I am praying for Tyler as well. I have a sister who lives in MD, and am now wonderingn if you guys live near each other....hmmm...I will email you.

Keep up the great work...Always, Faye

Faye said...

Hey DJ...You dont have an email listed...So, if you are near Salisbury MD, how about emailing me...

Thanks! Faye