Sunday, November 23, 2008
It's Sunday morning and I'm stealing time away from the two
or three hundred things that need doing RIGHT THIS MINUTE
to create this weeks post. Don'tcha just love the holiday season??
So much to do, so little time to do it in. I guess that's part of the
fun though... er, yeah....right!
I really, really need to do some housework today since the dust
bunnies are beginning to fight with the cats for possession of the
best sleeping spots and for food!! I need to do laundry since
neither DH nor I work for companies with nudist tolerant policies.
I need to get cracking on the christmas cards and since I'm also
sending cards out on Mom's behalf this year I'll have even more to
do then usual. The post office is going to be my new BFF.
The good news is that I was able to craft a Christmas news letter
last night to send to all the relatives in England, and family friends
elsewhere to update them on what's been happening with Mom.
Of course since it's me that wrote it, and since I'm not known for
my brevity when writing anything (okay, who just called me long
winded???) the thing is eight pages long. Heh, heh. Again, the
post office is going to be my new BFF.
I have been stitching, during lunch breaks at work and visits
with Mom. Can you tell which LHN design I'm stitching now???
I'm sure you can. Who can guess it first?? I'll send a little
something to the first commenter who can identify and name
this design. Who knows, you may even be lucky enough to
receive a copy of the family newsletter with your prize. Whoo
My Halloween/Fall stitching projects have not been touched
this week, which breaks my heart but can't be helped.
Being the glutton for stashing that I am I received a package
from Bobbie at Stitching Bits and Bobs and Rupert wanted to
be the one to show it off to you. Sadly, no loose threads to
grab and play with today so he's being a good boy and doing
his best Vanna White imitation.
The LHN Little Women series is so cute, and the colours are
wonderful. I'm going to stitch these all together on one piece
of material and will frame them as a companion piece to
Cottage Garden when it's done.
The new JCS Christmas Ornaments issue is fabulous!!! I've
been so impressed with many of the ornaments in it this year.
I love the Brittercup design Christmas Centrepiece and will
definitely stitch it, probably sometime in June when I'll have
some free time opening up. Monique's design for My Mark
called Be Merry is so jolly and colourful, and it's cool to
see a friend's design in a magazine like this. Wow...I know
her!! She actually visits my blog! And comments!!
There was a small Christmas Bazaar in the common room at
the rehab centre where my Mom is yesterday. Tables with
handmade gifts and treasures, home baked goodies and stuff
like that. I took Mom around in her wheel chair, after
borrowing some spending money from DH since I'd left my
purse at home for some reason.
I bought some goodies from the baking table and then made
tea for Mom in the dining room and we had a snack. I'm
working on getting her to eat more you see. So there are some
little tartlets with raspberry jam inside and a swirly design on
the icing and there are cherry flavoured cupcakes which are
Mom continues to do well at the rehab centre, and the doctor
is quite pleased with how much better she looks and sounds
after just two weeks. Getting in and out of bed, and in and
out of the wheelchair continues to be difficult and requires
two people to help her do it. She needs to build up the
strength in her arms and legs so that she can give herself
the push that she needs to get up. And she needs to eat
During the week DH is coming to pick me up from work
and we're going straight to the rehab centre to visit with
Mom. He leaves work at 4:30 and we get to the centre
at around 5:40. We visit until 7:00 and then head home,
arriving there around 7:30. We're doing this twice during
the week. We visit once during the weekend, usually on
Saturday. Hopefully the weather won't cause too much
of a problem although I hear we're in for some rain/snow
mix on Monday and Tuesday which should be fun. Ugh!
I'm continuing to read my way through the third book in
the Tawny Man trilogy by Robin Hobb. I've lost some
reading time on the days when we visit Mom, and this
book is 900 pages so there's a lot of reading to do. But
I'm enjoying it and getting quite lost in the story when
Well, the Twilight movie is finally out, and much as I
expected the reviews have been mediocre at best. Given
the lack of free time around here these days I'm probably
going to have to miss seeing it in the theatre and just
buy or rent it when it comes out on DVD. I am looking
forward to seeing the movie Inkheart, which comes out
at the end of January. Judging by the trailer it looks good.
I have the book but haven't read it yet. I'll see the movie
first. And Mamma Mia comes out on DVD on December
16th!! I can't wait!!
I'm sure that I'll think of a dozen other things that I wanted
to say here after signing off, but right now the brain is
blank and times flying away from me. So I'll leave you with
a picture of Phoebe helping me to make the bed last week.
It takes forever to make beds around here because the cats
love to help. But we do have fun.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends. Hope you
have a wonderful holiday. Take care everyone and thanks
for stopping by.