It's been quite a week at DJ's digs...fasten your seat belts, it's gonna be a bumpy ride!
Life seems to keep getting in the way for me lately. This week was crazy, and every day seemed to pack it's own punch. Not a single thing was planned, but I was busy each day with crazy "situations", some good, some not so good.
This morning, I planned on sleeping until I woke up...I didn't plan on a telemarketer calling at 9 AM!! I know you are probably thinking I'm a lazy lout for sleeping in that late, but when you are awake until after 2 AM, trust me, you are in a sound sleep at that hour! LOL I planned on having the day to myself until the guys came home for dinner, but I was pleasantly surprised by my husband around noon, with a lovely bouquet of flowers and a sweet card. He came home just to spend time with me alone, something we haven't had time for in a while. He did it because he knew I needed comfort. Something hit us this week, that life is short, and you need to live your life so you have no regrets. Life is definitely a learning curve, and the sooner you learn the important lessons, the less likely you are to live with regret. Love one another!! Take time to spend with those you love. You never know what tomorrow brings.
I can't explain everything that happened this week, some of it is too private and includes other people, but I feel like a surfer who has fallen off her board, tossed in unpredictable ways, beaten by sand and surf, struggling to catch my breath and striving to reach the surface so I can calmly tread water for a little bit. Just let me say I have spent hours in prayer for several people, feeling totally useless and powerless to help. I have spent a lot of time on the phone, crying with other people too. Several people I know this week have lost loved ones due to illness, others are struggling with literally life and death decisions, regret, depression and serious illnesses. And my college roommate called to say her dear Mother passed away, a woman who accepted me into her family and treated me like a daughter. She would visit us and bring wonderful food, she made the best goodies, and tell stories that would have you in stitches. Needless to say, my heart has been broken, and broken, and broken again this week.
I finally have a breather tonight, though the weekend is going to be busy, so I'm posting my weekly update today. I have been able to get some stitching done so will show you a wee bit I was able to do between errands and phone calls.
Sunday was the Super Bowl. I took some stitching with me but honestly didn't make much progress until the lights went out at the Super Dome. LOL I cried tears of joy when the Ravens won, and all I could think was that Tyler would have been beside himself watching that game, hootin' and hollerin' and so happy that his Ravens won. If there's TV in heaven, I'm sure he was glued to the game. Here is my progress so far on Matter's Choice.
Monday I spent some time with Astrid. That was the highlight of my week! Even though we had watched the Super Bowl together the night before, we still planned a stitch day for the following day. No interruptions and quite a bit calmer I stitched a bit on One Nation. Now that the difficult counting is done I'm hoping things will move along a little faster. The more I do, the more I like this pattern!! I'm going to finish the star field before I get to the rest of the flag...that's my plan, let's hope I can stick to it!!
Tuesday I spent a little time at the Doctor's. More decisions to make, more Doctors to visit, but in the end I'll be having surgery. I don't think it will be anytime soon, but I'll let you know. Nothing life threatening, so no worries!! I was only able to stitch the rest of the tree trunk on Friendship Blooms, the SAL I'm doing with Mouse and Babs.
I commented on a friends picture on Facebook on a sampler she had finished. She very sweetly sent me the pattern and the floss to stitch it with!! Wasn't that sweet of her? It arrived yesterday, so I scouted out some fabric I had floating around and got started. This is called God's Gift Sampler from Homespun Elegance and I'm stitching it over two threads on 45 count. Yes, that's right, 45 count. I don't remember buying this, but had it in my stasch and thought the color was perfect, and the size will be small so I can fit it somewhere on my wall when I'm finished. So...there you go. LOL
I guess that's all the news, sorry it was such a downer this week. If I learned anything this week it's this...don't take your time on this earth for granted. Be kind to one another and let those around you know that you cherish them. People around you are more important than jobs, than how clean your house is, than just about anything else, so love them while you have the chance. Take care of yourself too, others are depending on you, no matter what they say or do, if anything happens to you, you will leave a big hole in the lives of those around you!! *Hugs*
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