Monday, October 7, 2013

Long time no see

Hello dear bloggy friends. Been a while I know. I've had some issues since the P&P twins moved in. You know who they are, don't you? Those nasty little creatures that like to wreck your world and cause you no end of trouble. I'm talking, of course, about Pain and Procrastination. I have tried packing their bags and sitting them beside the front door but they just don't seem to take the hint. I thought they would only be visiting for a few days but they don't seem to be in any hurry to leave.

Pain has been hiding in corners and jumping out at me at the oddest times. And he is really one sneaky little imp. He likes to move around because it "makes things interesting". Hmmph! I can do without his seemingly endless bag of tricks. One day he is in my hands, the next in my feet and yet another day, he's decided my back is the bestest place he has ever been. I can hear him giggling as he squirms around trying to get comfortable. Blasted little torturer!

And Procrastination!!! What can I say about her? And yes, she is a girl. It would make much more since if she were a he but that's not the case. She lets me make all the to do lists I want. In fact, she encourages me to make them. Then she does her little dance and whispers in my ear about how nice it would be to just let that job slide for now and go read a book. She has even made a mess of my projects. I began sorting through my cross stitch projects 2 weeks ago so I would know what I have ready to go and what I need to buy for and she got all huffy and said that I shouldn't be making such a mess on the sofa. And then she called her twin, Pain, over and had him do his back pain dance. Yikes! I need a good exterminator.

I have managed to work a little bit in spite of my unwanted guests. I am almost finished with the Halloween silhouette and I'm in love with it. I promise pictures soon. I had to put it aside for a while because I joined Blueberry Heart's Halloween swap and I'm just about to wrap that project up. I have one more thing to finish and then it's off to the UK for Melanie at Patchwork Robin to enjoy. At least I hope she does. When she receives it, I'll post photos of what I sent.

I have to work now on my "Sampler of Many Stitches" for the class I've been taking. I haven't finished the homework for the second class and need to get that done before the last class on the 19th. Sadly, my local needlework shop is closing December 31. I am really going to miss this shop. It's the only one in our town and I will have to travel an hour to get to the nearest one. We do have a Hobby Lobby but I've become accustomed to her quality of product and it just doesn't seem the same. I will have to go on a big spending spree before she closes so I can stock up. That was one reason for the sort out of cross stitch projects.

Last week was one for the books around here. On Tuesday, my husband got up complaining with pressure in his chest and back and saying that his left arm felt funny. We went to the ER where tests were done (EKG and blood work) and thankfully, he did not have a heart attack. He did, however, have to stay in the hospital overnight to be monitored to make sure there wasn't anything going on. Everything was fine and he is back to work with no ill effects.

Then on Friday, I had to have the mobile vet in to check on Bandit, my husky. He has a mass on his left side that wasn't clearly visible until we finally got him all brushed out from his winter coat. Then it became very obvious. I don't know how long it has been there but the last couple of weeks it has seemed to get larger. The vet talked about different things and said he couldn't be sure what was going on without some tests. He did say the mass was attached and that's not a good thing. Bandit had to be sedated in order for him to get blood to do the tests he wanted because he totally did not like the clippers or the alcohol. Poor thing was out of it for an hour and a half and then was really wobbly on his feet for the rest of the night. But he did get some good sleeping in. We are just waiting now for the results of the blood work to see how to proceed. Bandit doesn't seem to be having any problems. He is bouncy and wants to play - for a little while. He seems content and doesn't seem to be having any pain so I'm hoping for the best.

So there you have the story of my absence. I can feel the twins peaking over my shoulder trying to get my attention but it's not working tonight. Maybe they will get tired of me ignoring them and pick up their bags and head on out the door. Only time will tell.

As always, thank you so much for visiting and thank you for your comments. I really appreciate them. I hope you have a wonderful day/night wherever you might be.



  1. Glad you can see the lighter side of things! Take care :) x

  2. Well, I am impressed with all that you are tending to while tending to the twins, Sharon! So sorry about your favorite shop :( I went to my first Hobby Lobby in the midwest this JoAnn's or Michael's only more massive, but I understand why you will miss your unique smaller shop.
    Thanks for posting and giving us an update on your latest!
    Gracie xx

  3. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I'm sorry to hear that things aren't great for you at the moment, I do hope the twins leave you in peace soon. Glad to hear that your husband's now back to work, chest pains are so worrying. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Bandit, I hope everything turns out fine. It's encouraging that he doesn't seem to be in any pain and is wanting to play.

  4. Oh, darn it! If I could, I would come over and swoop down on those awful twins and beat the living daylights out of them and then send them packing. I do have both of those pesky twins at times..especially the Snarky Miss Procrastination. She is always perched on my left shoulder and messing things up.
    I am relieved to hear that your husband is just fine. I am sending good thoughts and positive vibrations for your beloved Bandit.
    Do take care. You are in my thoughts and I send much love your way, Ellen.

  5. Hi Sharon,
    Thank you very much for reminding me that I had not posted on my blog for more than a month!!! You have been going thru some very rough times and all I can say is that you are very very brave and sweet to find humor through it all. Glad your husband is fine now. Hope the P&P twins leave you soon so that you can get back to crafting. Looking forward to some nice crafty and witty posts from you. Always in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. I wish I could sweep away the double P's for you. Take care. x