I have neglected this blog for quite some time, due to SO much going on. But it is time to update you now...
First off, I quit my job. The stress was debilitating, to say the least! I just figured, I am an ADULT, and I can choose what direction I want my life to go... and it AIN'T in theirs any longer! I had been with them for over NINE years, but that counts for nothing! Poor management, bad decisions, too much work and not enough employees makes a sinking ship. I dislike that my friends there are struggling so much, but... they have choices too. A few have made or are making their decisions, before they are MADE FOR THEM. Now, I should not be getting sick, since I won't be in that sick building. THAT is a blessing! I am thinking about part time work, until I retire. I really want to do something that makes a GOOD difference.
Next, I found three lumps in my left breast very recently (so that stress on top of work stress...!!), and went in to have them checked. I received very poor treatment from the mammogram tech (to the point that I was bruised!!), had little confidence in the ultrasound tech, and do not feel entirely comfortable with the 'doctor' then telling me they are all 'nothing to worry about.' However, without health insurance shortly, it will have to be... So, prayers appreciated. Of course, I will monitor them.
Needless to say, I have not done much stitching. Stress really tired me every day. But I did get some done... First is the project for my husband's sister that has cancer. Remember I started a piece with bright colors, to cheer her? Well, I had it made into a pillow, and we visited her in early May to present it to her. She said she loved it. It was a bittersweet visit. She is fighting the good fight, so prayers for HER are also appreciated!
So, then I have pulled out Prairie Schooler's Garden Sampler, and am working a bit on that...
And a bit on Maryse Dupont's 2014 SAL, which uses my favorite colors: purple and pink, among others...Not much to show yet...
And then there is Magic Garden... I have stalled out on this, sad to say Anne, but I should pick it up soon and get it finished!
Well, that's it for today. It is a cold (65 degrees), dreary day, and I think I will go stitch for a while... maybe even take a nap.
Thanks for bearing with me during this tumultuous time in my life.