Well talk about keeping your nose to the grindstone....that has certainly been me these last couple of days, lol. Melody and her family are do in tomorrow around probably one, by the time they rent a car and get here from the airport. I have frantically been trying to get all my sewing done as of course it will be easier to just send things home with her then having to ship it out there etc. And then of course I need to have my laundry done, house cleaned and groceries bought as well. I want my schedule to be completely cleared so I can spend all my time holding sweet Claire or playing with Sam and Luke. On Sat. we are having a meet and greet for the baby at my oldest son's house, so that my sisters and brother and their families can meet her. It will have to be the get together for my son's and grandkids to meet her too, though I would love to have had time to have our gathering separate. There is afterall 22 just of us altogether, and 24 when you count in my oldest grandkids respective boyfriend and girlfriend. But they are only going to be here 3 and half days, and there just isn't time. Friday they will gather with Mike's family, and Sunday is Brookes shower which both Melody and I and Claire will be going to, and then they leave at the crack of dawn on Monday. Short trip....I have done my best not to complain because it wouldn't change a thing anyway, and it IS better then not coming at all, but I am not going to lie, it IS frustrating. Poor Melody and Mike have such a hard time when they come to California as they are pulled in soo many directions. Melody's whole family and extended family is here of course, but so is all of Mike's minus his dad. Then there are their friends which of course have to take a back burner to their families. They spend all of their time running around to visit people, and honestly MOST of the time somebody somewhere is annoyed or upset that they are NOT getting enough time. I do my best not to add to their problems, but oh my how I would love to have the short, nipped little 3 and half days to myself. Now they usually keep their visits to their own immediate families, with extended families only getting a visit occasionally when they are out, but EVERYONE is anxious to see and meet Claire for themselves this time, so that makes this trip an especially hard one. I do feel like I have it the best as they ALWAYS stay with us, [not sure how it happens that they never stay with Mike's family...but I certainly am NOT going to question it, lol] which does give us extra time even on the days that are not spent with us, but honestly it's still not enough. Like I said I try my very best to keep these lips quiet unless you count venting here not, lol, or in my prayers to God. But it IS hard. In the last couple of days I have made pillow cases for Sam and Luke to use while they are here and take home with them when they go, and 4 hair ties, 2 rompers, and a little zippered pouch for my niece. It was pretty much NON stop sewing to get this done I will be honest. And now today I am going to get my nails done, grocery shop and run few errands, and water thoroughly on the front porch and hose down and clean the furniture out there. Tomorrow I will clean bathrooms and vacuum and clean before they arrive around 1ish and the hullabaloo begins, lol. And I REALLY REALLY hate to mention this, but NO the shingles are still NOT a thing of my past. I honestly can't believe it. The tingles and the pain are really very minimal but they are how I can tell for sure it is still what's going on. On a scale from 1 - 10 when I originally came down with this and suffered with the pain etc. I would have rated it honestly a good nine or 10. Now these same symptoms are maybe a 2 or very occasionally a 3. All of which I can easily deal with. I don't want to sound like I am a martyr or something, but I am used to pain what with all of my arthritis etc., but the thing that is getting to me is that occasionally I just don't feel well in general. Headache, achy, just "puny"....Now it comes and goes as well with the rest of the left over shingles symptoms, but these last few days have NOT been good. My doc told me it can happen, and if and when it gets especially bad to take the antiviral drug for a few days and see if it doesn't help. I started on it a couple of days ago and truthfully have NOT noticed an improvement....sigh. I do HATE to complain, HATE to whine, and HATE to look for excuses, but it makes things soo much harder for me. But at the same time how I thank God for an understanding and helpful husband who does way more then his fair share of things to keep us going. Sooo now that I have both complained and whined, I will get off of here and being my newest busy day, and thank God for the ability to do what I need/want to do. I will not be back till next Monday, but I bet I will have lots of things to share. Blessings to you all, Debbie.....Oh, and here's a quick peek at the most recent finished projects...
|LOVE BOTH THIS FABRIC MELODY SENT, AND THIS PATTERN...JUST MADE THIS A LITTLE BIT BIGGER THIS TIME AND I WILL WAIT UNTIL SHE GETS HERE TO SEW THE BUTTONS ON TO MAKE SURE THE STRAPS THEN FIT AS THEY SHOULD|
|THIS IS A TERRIBLE PICTURE AS THE COLOR IS WAY OFF....THIS IS AN ORANGE, NOT A PINK AS IT APPEARS HERE. THE MATCHING HAIR TIE IS THE SAME PATTERN I MADE FOR THE WATERMELLON ONE AND THE SEA SHELL ONE BUT I DID NOT TAKE PICTURES|
|A CLOSE UP OF SAM'S PILLOW CASE...HIS BELOVED TRACTORS AND SWATHERS, LOL|
|THEIR PILLOWS ARE READY!|