Sunday, June 10, 2007

Slowly coming back...

Sorry to be absent. The past few weeks have been terrible and I was without internet connection for a week because bellsouth.

I'm still taking care of my Marine son after surgery

I'm much better from the fall down the stairs, luckily I didn't break anything.

The decorating mojo is in full swing and I have a ton of new projects to start.

I started a new job last week - the commute is longer than I want but the pay is great and the opportunity for advancement and bonuses is also very good.

I'm all done now with the root canal - took four visits to the endodontist.

After the last visit, I went into anaphylactic shock and ended up in the emergency room. They don't know what exactly I reacted to, so for now I am carrying an epi-pen and will see the allergist next week to narrow it down.

Stitchingwise... to be honest, I still haven't stitched any. But, yesterday I went to my Sampler Guild meeting and I managed to organize my current projects, so I'm hoping this inspires me to get moving. Also, I bought a small chart to stitch for my Dad for Father's Day - which is 6 days away now (no pressure here!) and I'm using this project to jump start my stitching mojo.

Will let y'all know how it goes.

Also, go check out my friend, Roberta's, new stitching/gardening blog and welcome her to the blogosphere!

Saturday, June 2, 2007

If Found, Please Return To...

I have lost my stitching mojo. It's gone, all gone. Haven't stitched in a while. Three weeks this Sunday, I think. Well, that's not exactly true. I did make it to my LNS last Tuesday for the weekly SAL and finished the little backstitching that was left to "Stitch".

In part, I have been busy with Nick and with the job hunt. My phone has been ringing off the hook and I've had 2 interviews a day, which is the most I feel I can do, since Nick needs help. We had to go to the VA last week, and to the orthopedic this Tuesday. Then Nick forgot to ask for a refill of his pain meds, and I had to go back to pick it up and then drive down to Miami to fill it, which is about 40 miles from where we live.

Nick is still on narcotics and when I picked up his script, I noticed it was this time for 60 Vicodins WITH a refill. It's two weeks since surgery and, frankly, I think the doctor is nuts. I can understand enough for one more week, but certainly, after 3 weeks he should not need narcotics any longer and should be switched to Ibuprofen 800 or something similar.

My decorating mojo has taken center stage. My sons will be moving back in and I feel like a new look. Taking my time with it and plan to consult a professional to help me this time. I got so many ideas and it's hard to pick which one to go with sometimes.

As for the job hunt, I have at the present time, 3 very nice offers and two more places that keep calling me to see if I am still interested (i.e. not accepted other offers) which will certainly be tendering offers early next week. I believe. I guess it's a good problem to have, but it's hard to decide who to go with.
Also, sometime in late May, while I was running around like a chicken with head cut off, this blog had its third anniversary.
So, if you see my stitching mojo laying around somewhere - or my keys (which still haven't turned up) - please let me know.