Friday, January 07, 2011

Sniff, Sniff, Cough

First of all, I want to say how much I have enjoyed seeing everyone's New Year starts and Crazy January challenge starts.

My stitching for the New Year has taken a back seat to this horrible cold that decided to make an appearance! At least it isn't the flu! *knock on wood* This awful feeling has put a halt on my regular stitching and on starting my Crazy January Challenge! Hopefully with a little help from cold meds, I will be feeling like new in no time!

Harold's nice long Christmas vacation is over and he is back at work. I have already started asking him when he plans to take more vacation time! I don't get much accomplished (housework or stitching) when he is home but I do enjoy having him here!

There is an old saying that bad things happen in 3's. Hopefully our bad streak is over for awhile now. We had the dryer die on us in the summer, the washer died in the fall and we started off the New Year with a leak in a pipe under the house. That's three and I'm ready to be done with bad luck for a good long while!
The weather around here was supposed to warm up but I haven't felt much of a difference. Oh, there is a big difference from those dreaded single digit temps we had earlier in December (brrrrrrrrr) but I am still waiting for the 50's and 60's to show up again! I guess I will have to wait awhile since January through March are our normal cold cold months (which often include plenty of ice).

I have been stitching a little when this cold gives me a break on AWWR and feel I may finish up before the middle of January now! It was started in 2010 but will be finished in 2011 so I will count it as a finish for the present year. I have thought of setting it aside to start a new piece more than once but I just keep telling myself to push forward with it as I am so close to the end! Hopefully next time, I will feel like dragging out my camera to take an update picture to share!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I always enjoy your visits and comments. Until next time, may you have simple days and an uncluttered heart.


Catherine said...

Feel better soon!

Margaret said...

I hope you feel better soon! I hate being sick! I know what you mean about loving having your hubby around even though you get less done. I feel that way too. Hope the three's rule is right for you -- no more breaking down of things! Feel better!

Kathy said...

Sorry to hear that you have the dreaded cold or whatever it is going around. I have had it almost three weeks now! The worse was over New Years weekend. :(

I hope you are able to get lots and lots of stitching done while you take care of that cold. lots of tea, liquids and soup. :)

Edgar said...

Hope you get to feeling better real soon!! HUGS

Maggie said...

I hope you feel better soon, i think the germs are going around the world at the moment, there was something on the news last night about the UK running out of the flu vaccine, some doctors are out completly and the suppliers have no more left, seems they always under estimate how much of these things they will need.

Now i'm the exact opposite, i want to know when my OH is going back to work, lol, he works away and i'm only used to seeing him at weekends!

Take care x

Brigitte said...

I hope you will feel much better soon and that you can get back to your regular stitching. No matter when you start your challenge it'll be fun anyway.

Jan said...

Sherry, sending feel better cyber hugs your way! Hope the sickies leaves and you are able to get back to your stitching (the sampler is looking great) and everything else that you love to do!

Sherry :o) said...

Hope you are on the mend!

Did you find your missing wips?

Love the progress and look forward to seeing you finish this one in 2011!