Thursday, December 16, 2010

Another Friend's Give Away

First off, I wanted to let everyone know that there is a contest going on. Mel from Calgary, Canada is giving away two different projects. One is Christmas related, the other Halloween. If you want to enter the contest for one or both projects, go to: http://epicstitchin g.blogspot. com

I need to scan a picture [This is where I wish I had a camera that I could take a picture of the whole thing for you!] of "The Lord's Prayer" and show you, but I am nearing done with the stitching of page 4. Then I'll have the backstitching of the hand on page 3 and 4 and the backstitching of the lower corner of page 4. I do so hope I can finish this soon! I have so many projects I want to start and finish in my brain. The baby announcement and the bib for my grand niece (born December 5), the elephant project for my Uncle, the cat project for my bathroom, are just a few that pop to the top of my brain that I want to do.

Jack hasn't got his stitches out yet, and is on round 3 of antibiotics for his amputation. We are hoping that at his next appointment, he will have the stitches removed. The stump is shrinking, but for some reason there are a couple of spots on the stump that do not want to stop seeping. It makes it very frustrating.

I ended up having a seizure December 3, as we were getting ready to leave Jack's appointment with the prosthetic company. The good thing about that is that Jack was forced to drive from that company to the hospital because the ambulance took me to the hospital. He then drove us home from the hospital. Jack had not thought he could drive without the prosthetic leg. This proved him wrong. So he has been doing a great deal of the driving again. Other than taking Sarah to school in the morning. That is just fine with me, because he is better at winter driving, having the experience of driving in the winter weather everywhere, since he was a semi driver for 25+ years before becoming disabled several years ago.

Sarah now has her permit to drive. She is suppose to have 30 hours behind the wheel by a certain date. Not sure what that date is. A certain number of those hours are to be night time, day time, bad weather, etc. Thus far I have allowed her to drive home from school twice and we have gone to the store twice. I want her dad to be the teacher when there is snow or ice on the road, so now she will have to wait a bit. It snowed last night. Probably 3 or 4 inches.

Rachel has a bad cough and is running a slight fever, but insisted on going to school today. It is the last day before Christmas break and she has to turn in three extra credit sheets in math. Today is the end of the second quarter too. She is hoping these extra credit sheets bring up her grade. She really struggles in math, and when her dad was in the hospital earlier in this quarter, she really fell behind.

I will be buying the ingredients to make my fudge later today. I plan on making 5 rounds; chocolate, butterscotch, peanut butter, rocky road, and lemon. This will be my Christmas present to several different people in town.

Happy Holidays to everyone.