Saturday, November 05, 2011

Hello. Hello.

It's already November! Oh, how the last part of the year just flies by once Labor Day comes and goes. Where did the past several weeks go? It seemed like I was really busy but I can't remember accomplishing that much! Stitching or otherwise. I did manage to get a little done but not even close to what I had intended.

After I began to feel better I decided to continue on my goal to downsize by cleaning out more closets and drawers. Just stuff we never use or wear anymore. For now, these spaces are looking are little neater and less intimidating. Of course I couldn't toss out any stitching stash, scrapbooking supplies or fabrics!

I worked on the Mother's Tree for a bit after the meds took effect and I stopped all that horrible coughing. Once I got my mother's line finished up (the longest line of the group), I was able to cut off that excess that was making it so difficult to hold. I am hoping it will move along quicker and smoother now it won't feel so terribly heavy as I stitch!

I was asked what I put on my list for the remainder of 2011 and 2012. I have four WIPs I want to finish up. I think I will keep the rest of the list a surprise. A surprise to my readers and probably to me as well. I usually just grab what speaks to me at the moment but I still like making the list! I would be thrilled to get half of these stitched and completed since this year was not productive at all with no finishes to date. Do you make a list for the upcoming New Year or just grab whatever calls to you at the moment?

DH took some vacation time last week. It was nice to have him home. We were able to mark a few things off our "to do" list around the house. I didn't get much stitching done while he was home and I am already looking forward to his next vacation over Thanksgiving week.

Our weekends of errands never take a vacation though. We spent our usual weekends taking care of these and hitting the grocery store (which we both hate doing more and more each time it rolls around). I have been stocking up on Thanksgiving stuff the past few trips and this time I was able get more of the big meal including the guest of honor - Mr. Turkey!

Sorry I have no pictures this time. I promise to pull out my camera soon and take a few snaps of things I keep saying "I should post that on my blog"! I am still waiting for those lab results from the doctor and while I wait my weight is continuing to dip lower and lower. It is getting to the point I feel very uncomfortable with it or maybe it's just the nervousness accompanied by it. Actually, it would be a pleasant weight if I was about 7 inches shorter in height!

Anywho, thanks for stopping by. I always enjoy your visits so much!


Margaret said...

I can't believe you're already shopping for Thanksgiving! I can't even start thinking about it yet with all that's going on right now. lol! It'll be nice to have a long 4 day family Thanksgiving weekend though. Glad that coughing went away and DH was able to take some vacation. Hope they get those lab test results soon and you find out what's going on with your weight.

BeckySC said...

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers dear Sherry.
Oh, I can't wait for Thanksgiving-it is one of my most favorite days as we spend it at my grandmothers house. All the cousins and everyone! We are a huge family :) I LOVE IT!!!

mainely stitching said...

I'm also looking forward to Thanksgiving. This year, the poultry will be from our own wee farm, for which I am very thankful!!

CalamityJr said...

So glad you're starting to feel better, but why on earth are they making you wait so long for test results?! Well, we'll just plan on excellent news. Please take care of yourself, though.

Maggie said...

No thanksgiving here in the UK but i am already shopping for Christmas, lol.

I think this year has flown by, i have already started to thing about next years stitching, but like you i want to get a few WIP's finished if i can before the end of the year.

Hope you feel better soon - take care x

Brigitte said...

Good to hear that you feel better by now. Hopefully you will soon get your test results.
Oh yes, I'm already planning the next stitching year. I make lists over lists but that doesn't mean that I will really stick to them. Just making them is already pure fun, lol.

Siobhan said...

I'm glad that you're feeling better, Sherry! I have been thinking about Thanksgiving, Christmas and the following stitching year, too. It's fun to plan this stuff out! :)