Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Rest...

Hi Everyone! 

Well, I'm sorry to report that I haven't done enough stitching to take a picture.  I have just been too busy.  I don't know what happened...my life is out of control!!  LOL  The sermon this week at church was on rest and I'm feeling sorely convicted!  I'm going to try and schedule more of that into my life, so either I work less (but I'm only working 2 - 3 days a week as it is) or stop meeting up with friends.  Well that's an easy choice...goodbye work, hello friends!  LOL

Carolyn mentioned in a comment yesterday that I she missed my blogging.  Thank you Carolyn!  It's nice to know I've been missed.  The good news is that I've been too busy!  Nothing bad to report except I think I'm suffering from stitching withdrawal.  Work has kept me hopping, lots to do there and I guess that's a good thing, except we are falling a bit behind deadlines.  I did work 3 days last week, then had a busy weekend.  I am TIRED!!

Sunday there was a big sale at my LNS and the ladies I stitched with the Sunday before made plans to meet up at a pizza place to chat then head over to the sale together.  What a blast!  Astrid, Danielle, Denise, Jill and I had fun discussing our plans for the rest of the day and decided to meet up again next Sunday at Astrid's house.  What a treat to be able to meet up with other stitchers and share our passion.  They are even talking about having our own little retreat.  Any chance to get out with other ladies is a treat for me.  I live with all males, even our cat is a male!  LOL

I mostly picked up some fabric and threads for some patterns I had bought before, however I did pick up the 6 fat men Lizzie Kate patterns that Danielle was working on the other day.  I've seen them on other people's blogs and fell in love with the cute little snowmen.  As you can tell, I have a thing for them...a couple of my crazies are snowmen.  As Denise suggested, I destroyed the sales receipt so I left no paper trail for DH to find.  I remember someone telling me her secret for her addiction to Polish Pottery when we lived in Germany.  She hid them in her car and brought them in one at a time, a few days apart, so her husband wouldn't catch wind of her purchases.  You can learn a lot from addicted women!  *wink*

Yesterday I met up with Gillie in DC.  What a treat to see my dear friend again!  Thank you so much for taking time out of your visit with your family to see me...even if you did try to get me addicted to beads now.  You have perfected the art form of enabling!  LOL  I must say at one point I was starting to gather a collection of beads, but then I remembered the state of my checking account after the LNS sale the day before and put them all back except one (that one was only 25 cents...I thought I could afford that LOL)  Gillie treated me to a Mocha Frappuccino...word to the wise, never offer to treat me at Starbucks, I only like the expensive stuff...rotlf.  Then she took me to her daughter's restaurant just off Dupont Circle.  Mmmm...what delicious burgers!  The lunch was yummy!  If you ever get the chance, check out Black and Orange for some gourmet burgers!  It was a fun day, and I was sad to leave.  I wish you lived closer, Gilllie, there are so many LNS within driving distance to explore!

Ok, lastly...because I know there are some of you who check up on me...on the health front I haven't received a surgery date yet.  We are still waiting on insurance approval I guess.  I would love to have this all put behind me so the waiting is torture.  I hope I hear from them soon!  The numb thumb is still giving me a little bit of trouble.  I really noticed it when I was trying to pick up beads yesterday.  I can't tell you how frustrating it is...LOL...and I've done everything the doctor told me to do.  Patience was never one of my strong suits.  So it slows the stitching down a bit, and I've been told not to do as much of it...no worries there, I haven't been home long enough to work on it lately!

Ok, time to get off this machine and get ready for chauffeur duties tonight.  DS is off to Baketball practice and if I'm lucky I'll get a bit of stitching in while he's there.  Tootles!

6 comments:

Gillie said...

I so enjoyed our day too and will definitely take you up on the offer to go to some LNS next time. Waiting in lounge at O Hare for flight home. 'till next time, dear friend!

And This Little Pig said...

As I have already told Gillie, I am green with envy... St Patrick's Day is coming soon right? I think your week as been very productive, time spent with friends is never wasted, and neither is shopping :@ I do agree with Denise, one should never leave a paper trail.
LiBBiE in Oz

Mouse said...

so glad you had a bril time on the meet up , the stash shopping ... what receipt dear ..lol
glad you got to see Gillie and she slightly enabled you heheheh ...
hope they get that insurance sorted out soon ...
take care and hope you manage to get some stitching in :) love mouse xxxxx

Mouse said...

so glad you had a bril time on the meet up , the stash shopping ... what receipt dear ..lol
glad you got to see Gillie and she slightly enabled you heheheh ...
hope they get that insurance sorted out soon ...
take care and hope you manage to get some stitching in :) love mouse xxxxx

Astrid's dragon said...

Sorry we missed Gillie on Sunday while shopping, next time!

I think if you weren't busy, you just wouldn't know what to do with yourself! Looking forward to keeping you busy on Sunday though.

Hugs!

Nicola said...

I am so glad that all is Ok. I did wonder when I hadn't seen you blog for a while.