My life is a whirlwind of activity and commitments. It is
a constant thought in my head that I "should be" doing this
or I "should be" doing that right now. But in my usual
way I'm doing what I can and ignoring the rest. Or just
postponing it to a later date. And trying not to stress over
Yesterday was a good example. Was suppose to go to the
post office, go to the grocery store, go see Mom and then
go to a special do in the evening.
But then I slept in on Saturday morning, and when I did
get up I couldn't get moving. My old winter boots had sprung
a leak, probably through the hole in the toe, and so needed
replacing before the next big storm (more about that later).
And a strap on my purse broke so I needed a new purse too.
So this meant a trip to the mall for more then just a visit
to the post office.
Boots didn't take long. I hate buying shoes so I get my
self into the store, choose what looks best, try it on, pay
for it and get out again. Mission accomplished. Choosing
a purse however was something else again. I just pick
out something from Walmart which is cheap and suits
my needs. I'm too rough on purses to spend more then
I can help on one. But there wasn't a great deal in our
Walmart that appealed to me and I rummaged around in
their shelves for awhile before settling on something that
would "do" for now.
Meanwhile time was flying by and stress levels were
rising accordingly. So after finishing things in the mall
and picking up a few things at the grocery store it was
home to ponder our next move. We decided that we
should perhaps arrange to visit Mom on Sunday, when
we'd have more time and were more able to enjoy the
visit and be more sociable. So I called and she was fine
with that. DH and I ate a late lunch and then dispursed
to our various favourite napping spots and had a bit of
a kip. I don't usually nap in the afternoons, but a small
headache required a time out, and so I took it.
The rest of the afternoon I goofed on the computer and
vegged. It felt pretty good to just do nuthin'. I'm good
at that. DH enjoyed his nap too. He's crazy busy these
days as well with choir commitments, church events and
committees and stuff.
My stitching time is still limited to lunches and breaks at
work, visits with Mom and perhaps the odd bit of time in
the bus depot waiting for my Go bus to Georgetown at the
end of the work day. But here's my progress on LHN's
Kitty Cottage Sampler. And as usual the ecru I'm using
doesn't show up terribly well on the fabric that I chose to
stitch this on. So I'll probably have to back stitch the
fence and the foot stool to get them to show up better.
And congratulations to Rowyn of Rosie Kiwi who guessed
the identity of this project last week. Your prize is in the
mail Rowyn and as long as the post office strike doesn't
mess things up too much I would think that you'll see it
on your doorstep in two or so weeks. I hope.
I got a wonderful surprise in the mail this week myself
and am just thrilled to bits with it. This is from the
incredible Barbara of Mainly Stitching fame, who made
me this lovely bookmark in lovely colours and using
a selection of great Quaker images, plus my initials.
It's been added to my small collection of stitching
treasures and I'm enjoying looking at it. It reminds me
of Barbara, one of the nicest, funniest, most talented
people around. A visit to Barbara's blog is a joy and an
inspiration, but I'm sure you already know that yourselves.
Thank you Barbara. You're the best!
This weekend is the 50th anniversary of the founding of
our church, St. Andrews United, here in Georgetown. On
Friday night DH and I attended a meet and greet at the
church where a large crowd of past and present members
gathered to visit, eat and listen to performances by the
various choirs belonging to the church. DH is in two of
the choirs and the above picture is of the praise band
Kahilla. DH is the tallest guy in the middle of the picture.
Then last evening was a formal dinner, with entertainment
afterwords. Dinner was at six and since we'd both had a
quiet, relaxing afternoon DH and I were in a much better
frame of mind (mostly sane) to enjoy the meal and the
entertainment. Dinner was a catered affair and the main
course was roast beef. Yum!! Dessert was a crepe with
ice cream and raspberry sauce. Double yum!!
When thinking of winter, and especially Christmas, we
all have a certain image in our heads of what it should
look like outside during this time of year. The picture
above is pretty close to my imagined perfect winter. Of
course reality is something else again, and tonight we
are suppose to be getting our first big hit of reality for
Rain and snow, mixed together. The temperature and
location will determine who gets what. We're further
north then Toronto, but still shielded by the escarpment
so we don't get as much snow as places even 15 minutes
further north of us by car do. Bad case scenario would
present us with about 10 to 20 centimeters of snow.
Just in time for rush hour tomorrow morning.
Mom is doing well, and says that she has noticed an
increase in the strength in her arms and legs. She
was measured and fitted for a new wheelchair this
week since the one that she was assigned was not
comfortable for her back. Apparently wheelchairs
do not come in one size fits all. News to me. Mom
has long legs so needed a different wheelchair to
suit her. She starts therapy on Monday and that
should make even more progress possible.
I'm a little short on things to write about this week for
some reason. And since it's lunch time I'm going to
bow out for now and go feed my grumbly tummy.
I'll leave you with this weeks picture of Phoebe sharing
her blanket with Rupert, who figured that since he
needed to stretch out he'd do so right over Phee. What
Thanks for visiting and take care all. Cheers!!