Thursday, April 30, 2009
Mike was just going to pick Krissy up and leave until he found out from Krissy that the nurse didn't even bother to take her temperature to start off with! That is when he lost his cool...and believe me that isn't a pretty sight! He had to have the nurse called out of a class and she started in on Mike about how Krissy just walked in and said she had already called us and was going home. Problem was Krissy had been in the nurse's office for 45 minutes before she called us and during that time the nurse didn't even bother to take her temperature. The nurse went on about how she see has 1800 kids to oversee at the school so she knows when a kid is sick or not. Mike made it clear that our concern was our one child and we have been around her for 15 years so we know when she is sick and when she isn't and by one look at her face yesterday anyone could tell she was sick. Normally, we probably wouldn't have been so upset but there has been at least one confirmed case of H1N1 flu (swine flu) in the county we live in and we aren't willing to take any risks to our child or the other children at her school. Maybe we are just being over protective but in my opinion I would rather be safe than sorry.
A little bit later when Mac got home from school he hands me a note from the school saying that if your child was showing signs of being ill please do not send them to school and if they show signs of being ill at school they will be sent home from school. Apparently the nurse at Krissy's school didn't get that note!!
Krissy still isn't feeling too well today so she didn't go to school. I know for a fact that she isn't lying about it either because she had a track meet today after school and she was really excited about running in it.
I worked on VCE some more last night but it was too late to take a progress pic. I'm not sure if I will work on it today or not. I was looking through some crochet books that were passed down to me when my grandmother died and I found a cute rug that I think I just might start today and I just happen to have some yarn for it. :)
I hope everyone is having a great week!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
As I have said before rainy days (or really cold days) are good stitching days for me which worked out really well because Renee and I started our next SAL today. We are stitching Too Cute to Spook from the August 2008 Stoney Creek magazine. I think she will make a good companion for Harvest Witch.
I am stitching her on 28 count Cashel Linen called Violet Mist. This one uses the glow in the dark Kreinik threads (if you ask me it is more like stitching with fishing lines!).
The other night I was flipping through some of my old cross stitch magazine when I came across this pretty girl. I think she will look good next to VCE when it is finished. It is called Gentle Encounter from the Nov/Dec 1991 issue of Stoney Creek magazine. Guess you can't tell I love the Stoney Creek magazines...lol.
Kim B. asked me how I can get so much stitching done with having a little one around the house and the answer to that is my sweet husband. He knows that stitching helps me relax so he tends to take over taking care of Megan after dinner so I can stitch a few hours before it is time for me to give her a bath (he is scared to give her a bath until she can sit up by herself). She generally sleeps from about 9-9:30 PM until 7 AM. After she falls asleep I can resume stitching for a little while before it is time for me to go to sleep.
That pretty much sums up my day today. :) I hope everyone had a great weekend!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
I took advantage of staying inside and stitched. :) I made it to the halfway mark on VCE. Hooray!! She is really coming along now.:)
There isn't much going on around here tonight so I think I will head back to my stitching and see how much more I can get done.:)
Have a wonderful weekend!!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
That didn't stop me from working on VCE. :) I did have a visit from the frogs so I ripped a good part out only to discover that in fact I didn't make a mistake. Grrr....I ripped out stitches for nothing! I blame it on the Benadryl!
Yesterday Megan had a check up and I am very pleased to announce that she is whopping 17 pounds 4 ounces (in the 60th% for her age) and 25 inches long (in the 25th% for her age). You can not tell that she was preemie at all! She is lagging in some areas like sitting up by herself, rolling from back to tummy, etc but since she was born almost 2 months early she is actually right on schedule for her age. Besides once they start rolling that means crawling will be soon and I am not ready for her to start that!
Have a great night and Happy Stitching!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Now for a little ranting that isn't related to my Dad's upcoming surgery. When we moved back to Omaha it was mainly to be closer to my family. Mike also has some family here (his father and 1 sister) and we decided to try and have a relationship with them. First of all, his sister we haven't really spoken to in over 15 years as she used to live across the country. We had heard from his mom that she was upset with us when we named our son Mackenzie because that was the name she had picked out for her daughter. I would like to point out that my Mac was born in Feb and she didn't have her Mack until May! Anyways apparently after almost 11 years she is still upset about it. I honestly don't see what there is to be upset about but she has a BIG chip on her shoulder about it.
As if that isn't bad enough, his dad thinks that we need to be at his beck and call ALL the time now! We hadn't spoken to his Dad since 2002 when we moved to Mississippi. When we told him we were moving he informed us we couldn't come to his house since everyone was sick and he would stop by to see us before we left. Well.....he never did and so we were a little hurt by that so we didn't attempt to stay in touch. So when we moved back we decided to be the bigger people and try to attempt a relationship again. The dinner went okay although they were sure to make comments about an ex-girlfriend Mike had prior to me...they even have pictures of the two of them together still! (And we have been together 17 years as of March!!) I am a bigger person so I didn't make an issue of it but it does strike a nerve with me. Anyways, now that we are back in town his Dad seems to think we need to do all sorts of things for him like have Sunday dinner every Sunday with them....even though he knows my Dad is sick! But what really is irritating me is he needs some posts moved in his backyard and he didn't ask but told Mike he needs to do this for him and is calling everyday to see when Mike will come over and do it. Aggghhhh! I consider myself a pretty nice person and I don't like to say things that will hurt someone else's feeling but I don't know how much longer I will be able to keep my mouth shut!
Ahhh....I feel much better now. Thanks for listening to me. :) Now I can't leave this post on a sour note so here is something to sweeten it up.
Have a wonderful day!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
At least now that Dad is home I can actually get some stitching done! Actually I started this piece on Thursday so I have been working on it for a couple of days already. :) It is called Victorian Christmas Eve by Nora Corbett from the Jan. 2008 issue of Cross-Stitch and Needlework Magazine.
It has been a fairly quite evening for us tonight. My brother stopped by today and took Mac and Allie to spend the night at his place. His girlfriend (of 5 years) has a boy that is right at their age so they are having a blast terrorizing my brother....hee hee. :)
I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
My mom spent most of the morning up at the hospital with Dad this morning so I was able to enjoy Easter morning with the kids. The older 3 wouldn't let me get pictures of them this morning but I was able to wrangle Megan into her Easter outfit and take a few pictures.
Friday, April 10, 2009
That brings me to the events of yesterday. We were supposed to have heard from the heart doctor Wednesday night on the status of my dad's surgery but by yesterday morning we still hadn't heard from the doctor. This slightly upset my mom so she let the nurses know that as soon as he came into see Daddy that we wanted to be called. Apparently the doctor showed up shortly after I left from visiting last night but the doctor DID NOT call us. We found this out about 9:30 PM when we went up for the last visit of the night. Mom went out to speak with the nurses to have them call the doctor and they REFUSED to call him for us and then they (the nurses) told my mom that she couldn't get that info because she (my mom) was only his sister. My Mom exploded right then and there and straightened her out by telling her that she wasn't his sister but his wife. My mom doesn't need that kind of stress because she also has heart problems.
As if that wasn't stressful enough last night on our way home from the hospital (at 11 PM) my Mom's car died in the middle of a very busy road! AGGHHH!!! Luckily I had my cell phone (lately I have been forgetting it!) on me so I was able to call my hubby and have him "rescue" us. As for the car we don't know what is wrong with it other than it seems to be dead right now. Good thing is we still have my van and Mike's car running so we still have transportation. Needless to say when we got home I fixed myself a nice stiff drink...LOL. Which I was way overdue for one since my last drink I had was almost 2 years ago with Renee when she came to visit me in AR.
To make a long story short we finally got things somewhat straightened out this morning and found out that he will be going in for open heart surgery on Monday. Although he isn't exactly the best candidate for it right now it is at the point where we can not wait too much longer without his heart giving out but as of right now we still don't know what time he will be going in for it.
Enough with the stressful things let's talk about relaxing things. :) Like I said in the last post I haven't had much time to stitch but here is a picture of what I am currently attempting to stitch. It is a freebie from EMS. I decided to stitch it over 1 on 25 count fabric. I have decided that I much prefer stitching over 1 on 25 count instead of 28 or 32 count fabric. :) I put my needle beside it to give you an idea of the size of it so far.
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
I had planned on taking my stitching with to the hospital today but silly me forgot to bring the pattern with me. Uggh!! I am working on a small freebie from EMS and I swear this will be the longest it has ever taken me to stitch up an ornament.
I did go stash diving the other day and I have come up with 3 patterns to choose from. They are Millennium Angel from Mirabillia, Christmas Fairy from Cross Stitch and Needlework Jan 2008, or restart Tour des Marques from Silver Lining. Hmmm....which one do I choose?!
I hope everyone is having a great week. :)
Monday, April 06, 2009
I loved the Care Bears when I was little so I am quite pleased that I am able to share the "Care Bear Experience" with her. :)
Saturday, April 04, 2009
As of right now what we do know for sure is he has an enlarged heart and enlarged liver. He also is retaining water everywhere. Until more tests are done that is all we know for sure. My mom is a strong woman but he is her world and she is very scared (as we all are!). I hate to ask this because ya'll were wonderful when I was pregnant with Megan but please keep him in your thoughts for us.
What do I do when I am stressed? Stitching of course! In between visits to the hospital yesterday I worked on finishing Megan's sampler. I still have some finishing touches to do like cutting the dowel down to fit it and paint it to match the sampler.
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Since Megan's arrival I have pretty much been stitching on one large design at a time but I am starting to feel restless just working one design. The only problem is what do I want to stitch. Hmmm.....maybe some stash diving is what I need to do. :) I guess what also would help me is actually planning some stitching goals for this month.
1. Stitch page 4 on QS Fairy Tales
2. Stitch/Finish 2 Christmas ornaments (need to stitch a total of 13 this year)
3. Finish Megan's sampler
4. Start SAL with Renee
5. Find a new large piece to start
6. Find some me time!
Thank you for the comments on the fabric I picked for Megan's sampler. I plan to make it into a wall hanging so I can hang it over her crib.
Megan is still napping so I am going to go and do some catching up on blogs.:) Have a great evening!
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
I did feel a little better in the afternoon so I made my way to Hobby Lobby and picked out this fabric to finish Megan's birth sampler. Problem is when I went to get everything assembled I realized I didn't have any batting. Grrr!!
Megan seems to be doing lots better. Turns out it was allergies bothering her. We got her some medicine and she seems to be lots happier now. At least she isn't rubbing her nose and eyes as much now.
Krissy is slowly getting adjusted to her new high school. She has joined the track and softball team. She is really excited about that but she still says there is only 4 cute guys in the school. Typical teenage girl...lol.
Allie's coach has been trying to convince her to go out for track next year but she isn't interested in it....unless one of the Jonas boys is at the finish line.
Mac is still his ornery self. He isn't happy unless he is getting one of his sisters mad at him. Typical boy....lol. Knock on wood.....so far no signs of any ear infections. Whoo-hoo!!
It is getting close to time for me to head out the door and start the daily routine of picking the kids up from school(s). 3 kids equals 3 different schools which mean I spend about 3 hours getting them all picked up. Good thing is I don't have to drag Megan out and around in the cold as Grandpa John loves his little girl.:)
Have a wonderful day!