Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Saturday, December 27, 2008

January 20, 2008

It's 23 days until Mr. Barack Obama is inaugurated the 44th President of the United States. My birthday is the 21st. So, I'm thinking it's an early bd gift. LOL

My brother drove my Dad down from north Georgia last weekend, so he could spend Christmas with my sister and me. It had been over a year since I had seen him. He's looking well. Although he is a little unsteady on his feet at times. When he is at home he uses a rolling walker, but he only brought a cane with him. I am so thankful that I was able to spend Christmas with him.

I hope eveyone had a beautiful holiday.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas Wish list

Every year my ex and I post a list on the fridge door of things we would like Santa to bring us for Christmas. Sometimes I put really expensive things on the list such as the BMW Z4 Roadster and sometimes things so cheap as a bottle of alcohol ink.
Here is my Christmas wish list this year:
1. CED Colin
2. Tripod
3. Perfect Pushup
4. Tilli Tomas Soie de la Mer yarn in Parchment
5. Alcohol inks
6. Bow and arrows
7. Stretching machine
8. Ashford Rigid Heddle Weaving Loom

I also have a list of books and Santa usually chooses three or four of them.
Knits for Girls and Dolls by Charlene Schurch
Quilt Your Favorite Photos by Betty Alofs
Madeleine Vionet by Betty Kirke
American Doll Quilts: 16 Little Projects That Honor a Tradition by Kathleen Tracy
I Can Make You Thin by Paul McKenna
What Every Body is Saying by Joe Navarro
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

What's on YOUR Christmas Wish List?

Monday, December 15, 2008

Nicki Lee is having a Give-a-way!

Nicki Lee is having a give-a-way! Check it out on her blog. All you have to do is guess the time of her son's birth. The winner will be announced on Christmas Eve and the person who comes the closest, will be the winner of the goodie bag. She has some gorgeous crazy quilted items and I love her hand dyed laces!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008


Pongo, my sweet 12 year old Dalmation was having a difficult time walking and fell a couple of times last night. Walt took him to the vet's today. She couldn't find anything wrong just "eyeballing" him. She poked and prodded a bit and said he has some neurological damage to his hind legs and he probably has arthritis. She gave him some glucosamine and something for pain. This evening he is walking a lot better and doesn't seem to be having any discomfort. It's hard to believe it's been over 11 years since Walt found him while delivering mail. He was tied to a shed behind his owner's house. He finally saw someone giving him some water and the lady told him the owner's were getting divorced and couldn't take him to either of their new homes. Walt brought him home that day (after getting the okay from the man that owned him then). He was just a little "poopy dog" and I fell in love with him at first sight!

Monday, December 01, 2008


the nursing facility I work at is closing. It's eerie walking down the empty halls that once held young and old residents alike. It's sad to see them cry and ask if they really have to go. They are scared. The employees are scared too. It's the holidays, time for gaiety and lightheartedness. Not the time to worry about which sister facility we will be placed at, or if we will be placed. (I have already been told I will have a position with the company, but not which facility. And for that, I'm thankful.) We smile at the residents and tell them they will be well taken care of at their new home and how much we will miss them. The residents thank us and tell us how much they are going to miss us and when we re-open they want to come home. For some, we are their only family, their only friends, the only people who care about them. We smile until they are out of sight and then we cry. We seek out co-workers we are closest to, looking for support and strength to make it through another day. And we do make it another day, putting one foot in front of the other, life goes on. There will be other residents we will care about and care for, but we will never forget these residents.

I wasn't sure if I should blog about this. I decided to go ahead and do it. I love the facility I work at. It has been very stressful at times. I've done my share of complaining about things. I was disappointed when I had to go back there after taking the paralegal course and then wasn't able to find a job. As odd as it sounds, a lot of paralegal jobs were being outsourced at the time. Now, I am just as disappointed that I will no longer be working there. It's like a divorce and a family member dieing all rolled into one. I am just numb. The next few weeks are going to be difficult. I'm glad I don't have young children nearby. It would be hard to explain why Mommy or Gramma is so sad.