Friday, February 8, 2013

It's a learning curve

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*    


Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I'm so sorry that you had a rough week, DJ, but what a sweet thing for your husband to do for you. It makes me smile. : )

Your stitching is coming along really well! How nice to receive a chart from a friend!



Pam in IL said...

Your stitching is lovely.

I'm sorry you've had a rough week. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Emma/Itzy said...

Sorry to hear this hasn't been the best week for you, hopefully things will turn around soon and these worries will sort themselves out soon :)

Astrids dragon said...

So glad you had a wonderful surprise on Friday afternoon, I'd say it's just what you needed!

You know my prayers are with you and remember - just knowing that you are there for your friends and praying for them is a comfort.

I need to catch up with you on One Nation... one of these days!

Hugs to you and thanks for filling up the hole in my life I didn't know was there until I met you. ♥

Carolyn said...

Hope this week will be a better one for you, you've given good words of advice. It's true people won't remember what you bought them but how you made them feel.

Love seeing your stitching.

Mouse said...

awww sorry you have had a bad week but gorgeous flowers from DH :)
gorgeous stitching as always and glad you had fun with Astrid too and slowly catching up with you with the sal just posted update on blog :) love mouse xxxxx

Nicola said...

Sending hugs DJ. Your husband is a sweetheart and I prayer that this week will be a better one for you.

Maggee said...

It HAS been a time of sadness for me too, of late. Trying to keep it in perspective. I have a friend at work who gently nudges me about the most important thing, which is God Love Us. All. But letting go of things so life is enjoyed is most important. Hard lessons for some (not me!). Your hubby sounds like quite the guy! Hope your Valentine's week is a good one for you! Keep stitching--doing great!Hugs!

Dani - tkdchick said...

I'm sorry to hear you've had a hard time of it lately, but what a lovely thing for your husband to realize you needed a little TLC!

Lovely stitching!