Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Where have I been?

I didn't realize how long it had been since my last post.  It's way to easy to drop this, isn't it?  It's really a matter of making the time for it and making it happen.

Let's see...  First off I was really down sick starting the middle of this past Friday thru Monday morning.  It literally came on me in a matter of hours and by Friday afternoon I was heading home early.  I felt bad all weekend long.  That meant I didn't do much of anything.  Saturday was a horrible day.  I got up with the intentions of staying home and not doing a darn thing but resting.  Then we got the call that my Uncle was being moved from the hospital to hospice and only had a short time.  The DH and I got ready and headed to hospice where everyone else was meeting.  We arrived second only to learn that my dear Uncle had not been in his hospice bed for a minute and passed.  Very sad.  My Mother and her Sister took it hard as he was their last living brother.  Now it's just the two of them.  We said our goodbyes and after getting something to eat finally headed back home.  I took all kinds of meds but nothing seemed to relieve my constant dripping nose, watery eyes and dry cough.  After a sleepless night I woke up Sunday knowing we had to make a drive to see the horses and give them a worming.  So we headed out and what should have taken us 3 hours took almost 5.  Getting home Sunday was so nice.  I crashed on a bed I made on the floor with the sounds of football games putting me to sleep.  I didn't sleep well again Sunday night and was thankful for a follow up doctor appointment where I could have my symptoms looked at. 

Allergies.  That's right - I have allergies.  Something I have never had in my entire life.  After one Benadryl I felt like a million bucks.  Go figure.  According to my doc the harvest of corn and soybeans, the number of mold spores in the air and this time of year brings it on.  I am still having to take the Benadryl and find the worst thing about it is fighting the drowsiness while at my desk.  In the past I have used it as a sleep aid.

Sadly my kitty doesn't seem to be doing well on the insulin.  Well, let me rephrase that - she's not the same cat she was before.  I'm beginning to think her quality of life is deteriorating rapidly.  I think it's our duty to know when to let them go.  I have known her for almost 8 years and she is a far cry from the delight she was only a year ago.  We have another vet visit tomorrow and I will see how her numbers are, etc. 

I have managed to unpack my yarn.  Right now I have a lot more yarn balls than I do skeins.  Here is a pic of my current skein stash, minus the chenilles, boucle, Christmas colors and a few other 'different' types of yarns.

I should take a pic of my yarn balls.  I have two containers full of those little suckers.  My inventory for the sale is at a good place right now, so next I'm going to make two scarves for friends of ours back in CA.  Afterwards I'm thinking about a granny afghan to use up some of the balls I have and maybe some of the light yellow - since there is a lot on that particular shelf!

Thanksgiving will be at my Mom's this year.  There will be her, her companion Price, me and the DH, my sister and her daughter.  I get to have Christmas at my house this year.  I'm excited about decorating for Christmas!  We have opened up several boxes and it was like Christmas pulling things out we had forgotten we had.  You see, we started packing 4 1/2 years ago in the hopes of one day being in Ohio.  So here we are and the boxes contain so many wonderful things!!  It's easy to see the theme for our house...westerny/old farmhouseish.  With rustic thrown in for good measure. I've also decided on the color for my living room, dining room and kitchen --- white and red.  Yep.  Just that simple. 

Okay, enough for today. 

SONG OF THE BLOG:  "Red Solo Cup" by Toby Keith.  If you haven't heard it, I recommend you do.  It's a great song and reminds me not to take life too seriously. 


  1. I'm so sorry about your uncle and your kitty.(((HUGS)))

    I am glad that you are getting things unpacked and are excited about Christmas! Sounds like a lot of fun.

    Allergies are normal where I live. We are in a valley and during allergy season it's considered the worst in TN.

    You have a great stash, can't wait to see what you are going to be making.

    I hope you are feeling better.

    Have a great week and weekend.

  2. Great stash... We even have the same candle lamp. Lol.

  3. LOL You have that same lamp?? I don't even remember where I got that but when I started unpacking boxes I found it and was thrilled. It's very fragrant.