Monday, November 19, 2007

T-giving week Monday

Well, it's Monday and it's Thanksgiving week and I'm searching for things to give thanks for:

1) Jim is feeling well.
2) Theresa (oldest daughter) is moving into her new house this w-e, which is good, but that means she won't be home for the holiday.
3) Julie (youngest daughter) is still working and her car is running.
4) Tom (only son) has just bagged his second deer.

For these items above I am thankful.

Now to get on to the non-thankful things.

I have a bathroom that I hate. I have a house that I almost hate.

I hate the kitchen, it has no counters, and I can't believe that when my DH and his ex put up the house, she had any sayso in the kitchen. It's ugly, brown floor, brown cabinets, formica counters where there is a counter, and a sink that needs to be changed. BUT, you'd think that things were just put in last week instead of almost 40 years ago. When Jim put the house up, he put things in that he knew would last, and last they did - and I can't kill anything.

SO, on to the bathroom, the floor is the same pattern as the kitchen, except it's in white. Now why in God's name would people put in a bathroom floor that is white with 3 kids tramping in and out? Beats me - I wouldn't do it. AND on top of everything else, it has a pattern that has ups and downs in it. SO, there I was yesterday on my hands and knees cleaning out the downs in the floor. I am so stupid at times, my back just got better, and there I was, cleaning the floor on all fours.

On a different note, I finished up my ornament for the Prairie Schooler exchange and if I can figure out how to do it, will send a pic of it at the end of the week. I want to wait until my partner gets it and has a chance to either 'yeah' or 'nay' it. LOL

I haven't been stitching much, too many other things to do.

We are having a very untraditional turkey day this year - no big bird - my Mom is probably moving around in her cremation urn because there's not a 30 pounder in my stove. BUT with only 5 people to cook for, why bother. I remember Mom getting up in the middle of the night to put the 30 lb bird in - nope, can't do that. SO, we are having turkey breasts instead, and for Milly (my SIL) who likes dark meat, I am cooking two turkey legs.

BUT I do have lots to be thankful for. My grandchildren are all well and doing great in school, they are well adjusted, and are good kids. My children are all good as are their partners.
Jim is doing as well as he has been for the past year - he is cancer free.

All in all, a lot to be thankful for.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Happy Saturday

I am pain free - finally - was off of work all this week due to a back problem - zigged instead of zagged, so to speak and had to be out of work. Not that I mind being out of work, but when you don't feel well, it's terrible. Had to take Flexeril for the spasms and Vicodin for the pain, but the two of them made me loopier than usual and put me to sleep, so not a lot accomplished this week. Anyway, the pain is gone, hurrah.

Have worked on Spencer's stocking but it's such a slow go at the bottom of the stocking. I'm almost finished with that and once I get into the main body of the stocking, it'll be fine. Hopefully that will happen either today or Monday. Tomorrow I go and give my first 'live' Tastefully Simple party, and while I've had orders go in for book parties, going and showing the products is second to none. Such good products.

Not much else doing here, quiet this morning, Jim is still in bed. We do have to drive down to the cottage again today, forgot Jim's medications and his glucometer last week when we closed it. SO, off to spend another $30.00 in gas to go and get the items. BUT it's a nice day today and with the sun shining and it being crisp outside, it'll be nice. The car is nice and warm and I don't mind driving at all.

I went to the nicest little gift shop yesterday, called The Enchanted Rose, and they had the nicest things there that you wouldn't fine anywhere else. Got a couple of presents, and for a couple of people, they are done for Christmas. Had lunch with Jeanne and she met Julie and I there to do a bit of shopping too. Have to order some other things on line, and go to the mall at least once for getting in the Christmas mood.

We have a couple of new Lizzies join this week - welcome to Sue and to Stacy - and hope they find the Lizzie group to be happy and helpful. Stacy had been a member a while back but had to leave because of family. I know this feeling, and it isn't fun.

I guess that's it for now - will write hopefully tomorrow - and will post a picture if I can figure out how to do it of the stockings and their non-completion.