Friday, March 5, 2010

Howdy y'all!

I haven't fallen off the face of the earth, I swear!! I did however, lose complete track of time. I can't believe that I haven't blogged in almost two months. Whew!

Let's see, hmmm, what's been happening here. Well, I've been ordering as much work as I can and still keeping up with the cleaning etc. (Okay, it's a struggle but I do have the house nice and clean at least once a week lol) My wrists have been hurting so much that I've not even looked at any stitching in about a month. Sad to say that I think I'm now in the worst stitching slump ever. Hopefully, the winter weather will go away as that only makes things worse and I can get back to stitching a little each day. I'm still struggling to finish my February piece for the SAL at OakHaven Designs group. I hope to have that done sometime this weekend so I can get started on March.

The kids have been sick off and on for the past month with all sorts of bugs. Marie's allergies have been so bad that we had to take her to the doctor and she now has a nebulizer for breathing treatments. In sunny Florida, we don't get the normal winter weather (well not the good stuff that kills all the germs). We get cold weather for a couple of days and then some nice warm days. All this does is make the pollen go completely crazy and 90% of the people end up with allergies so bad that they can hardly function. Marie has been suffering from this off and on for years but this year it went from bad to completely off the charts. Now, with the help of the nebulizer, she can finally breathe and cough up all that gunk that settles in her lungs. Poor baby couldn't get it out of her head or lungs and was downright miserable for a while.

Katie is fighting some bug this week that starts off with a low grade fever. It then becomes a nice (NOT!) mid to high grade fever with a headache and nausea to boot. Lovely way to spend the week. The worst part was that the fever would only show up in the evening. The next morning she would feel fine and want to go to school. Apparently, both aides in Ryan's class have this bug and another little guy went home with it the other day. Thankfully,KNOCK ON WOOD, he hasn't come down with it yet and I hope it stays that way.

I'm so far behind in my blogging that I still need to post pictures of Christmas, Katie's birthday, Ryan's birthday and I know there is something I've missed in between all of that too! Hopefully I can get a picture of the one or two finishes I had in December and then a progress picture of the SAL so you can see I did really stitch a little this year. LOL

Hope everyone is having a great week and that the winter weather is finally trying to head back home. We're having a cooler than normal Bike Week but it could wind down with a nice warm weekend. (At least, that is what I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed for anyway!)


Carolyn NC said...

We've missed you! Sorry everyone has been feeling poorly. Hope all are on the mend soon! Yes, Spring is what we're all waiting for - even down South!

Meari said...

Boy, you have had a lot of sickies in your house, haven't you. Sometimes I wish I cared more about my house being "clean", lol. Mine isn't dirty, just lived in :) Hopefully your stitching slump will pass and you can get back it.

Anonymous said...

Time sure does fly when you are not watching. Amazing how that happens. I hate to hear that the kids have been having a rough time. I can relate because we have been making trips to the doctor as well with ear and sinus infections. The weather this year has made things difficult.

Hope that you get to stitch soon and that everyone is healthy soon. Take care!


Mylene said...

Hello from Texel-still pretty cold over here, hope everyone's feeling much better by now.

Meari said...

Ugh. Allergy season. I'm feeling the effects of it myself. Hope the kids get back to good health soon.