I haven't posted here for several months. With this post I am officially giving myself permission to take a little breather. I may not post here for a few weeks again ...
Life is so different. I try filling most days with 'stuff' to keep me busy. Make lists of things to do. Have the cleanest house on my block I'm sure. Missing Wendell is the theme of each day. Although I've now been through two grief therapy groups, still ... But I am doing better than I was a year ago. I don't want to live in the past and know that God is not happy with me when I stay inside myself and don't give back to others some of the blessings I've been given in my life. Also, boys/sons are great but sometimes I wish I had a daughter, too. Females are more empathetic I believe. That's what I need. Someone with an imagination big enough to encompass the grief I am experiencing.
Positive: I had a surprisingly good holiday this past month though. Can't complain at all! All of our little family came here and we had a great day. Good food, talk, gifts and Uno. And the weather was really good for the Michiganders to travel down this way.
Let me look at my blog photo file and see what I find there ...
|I did find this little handmade decorative plate with three angels scribed on it. |
Still enjoy antiquing!
I really haven't been any place new lately. Winter keeps me home more than it used to. I've been sewing on a quilt for Jeff and Jane and finished the top just this week. After I get it back from the machine quilters and get it bound, I'll put a photo of it on here. I still go to knit n' crochet each week and Geri-Fit twice a week (stretching exercises). Go to a new Bible study group I was invited to, Shepherds Care, twice a month. That has been VERY good for me. Also, my new year's resolution was to re-read the Bible again. Once I did it straight through, then two years later I did it in chronological order. This time I'm just reading four chapters a day. I'll finish before the end of the year that way, but it'll give me some days to take off.
I tried to loose some weight the past several months and did pretty good until Christmas, loosing about 18 pounds, then everything went to hell. Biggest weakness: out of control with the fancy coffee beverages ..... ARGH!
Next Monday I am getting my rug hooking back out and intend to complete the Two Cats rug I began at a guild retreat in Terre Haute two years ago!! So ... since I wrote that here, now I have to do it! (See what I did there? It often works. Although I'm a terrible procrastinator. Don't hold your breath.)
Also, I was given a 15" tabletop loom! God is so good to me. How do I get so lucky? (My old floor loom that I sold when we moved here was given to me, too.) This little loom looked pretty awful when I got it and I wondered if it was salvageable, but Jeff took it home with him, took it apart, cleaned it up, tightened things, replaced some hardware and it looks amazing now. Just missing one major piece, and I'll also have to buy some warping tools (that I gave away when we moved), then I'll be able to begin weaving again. This time it will be place mats and table runners, not rugs. Maybe even some dish towels -- who knows. (That would be a first for me.) Hey! I can make gifts!
|This mural is in Fountain City, which is just south of me. The Levi Coffin Underground Railroad House/Museum is there. This mural is on a building nearby. It's pretty neat. The house and museum are well worth a visit!|
Well, that's it for now. Remember: new year, new challenges! God bless y'all!