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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Dogsitting again. And Updates!

     I'm dog sitting again tonight.  David is having a big, huge bash for his girlfriend, Amy, and they don't know all the people who are going to be there.  David is afraid Vin will get too wound up and nip at someone, so he's dropping him off out at Dad's house, and I'm gonna spend the night with him.  Hopefully, I'll get the DVD player working.  I have Fantastic Four and Rise of the Silver Surfer to watch while I stitch if I can get the DVD player hooked up and running.  (I should be able to, no problem.  But I've never done it on a digital TV before, so I'll have to have a look before I say for sure I can do it.)  Anyways, I'm hoping for a fun night.  Dog time is almost always amusing.
     I've been working away on May these last couple of days.  I'm doing pretty well.  Just finished pulling the horizontal threads.  I need to pull the verticals, then there's lots of wrapping or weaving (I'm just not sure which).  I'm loving some of the simplicity.  It looks so complex, but it's really not, and I love that about it.  I'm taking it with me, and probably Jesus too.  I may watch our game out at dad's house if I get up to late, as I don't think I'm taking my alarm clock with me.  We'll see.  So you can see the pics of the calendar here.  Those are all the pics so far, including the pics I just uploaded of April and May.  Thanks Vicki for such a great project.
     As some of you know, there was a big controversy on The Stitch Specialists about my SAL.  For some reason, one of the mods has got it in her head that I'm starting a ToS Yahoo group.  I'm not sure why, as my previous blog about the SAL clearly stated that I'm doing the SAL on Blogspot.  To be honest, I'm surprised the mod in question flamed me on the yahoo group.  She made it sound like I was giving away the design at first, WHICH I'M NOT.  Anyways, because I have an email in to the group owner, Abi, I'm going to wait to start my SAL.  I've informed her that it's a Blogspot SAL that I'm doing, not a group I'm trying to start.  If Abi's the person I think she is, I won't have any problems getting her permission.  So the SAL is on hold for a bit.  Prayers for a quick outcome would be appreciated, if anyone would like to say one. 
     This whole thing has really thrown me for a loop.  I've had a bad time of it lately.  Sunday I was stressing about dad's birthday (it was yesterday), and I didn't get to sleep until about six thirty or seven PM on Sunday night.  I had been up over twenty four hours.  Then, after I was up for so long, I didn't get a lot of sleep.  I was up before seven the next morning (Monday morning).  And then all that stuff on TSS jumped off.  People were all talking about banning me and suing me for copyright infringement.  It was awful.  I felt so bad for causing such a mess, even though it was not me that posted it to the board, and it was not me that started the argument.  But I still felt bad.  I went to bed, and tossed and turned over it for hours.  I got up at three AM and took two sleeping pills.  At ten AM, I got mom to bring me over some Ativan (two mgs, which usually knocks me out).  Then at noon, I took two more sleeping pills.  At four, I was laying on the bed, talking to Julie M. about the hallucination I was having.  I finally fell asleep between seven and eight.  I slept sixteen hours once I got to sleep, and dreamlessly.  (At least, I don't remember any of my dreams.  Thank God, lol.)
     So that night, Julie gets home from work and sees the story of the exotic animals that got released.  She looked at Ansel, her bf, and said, "So Julie's gonna look out the back window and see a bear, and she'll think she's hallucinating again and go back to sleep."  I had to laugh at that.  Of course, I was out of sleeping pills, so no more hallucinations.  It only seems that I hallucinate when I've taken two sets of pills, but according to the pharmacist, they're out of your system after eight hours.  So I don't know if that really causes it, or if it just so happens that both times, I've taken two sets.
     Anyways, it's been a rough week for me.  I'm hoping for a better one this week.  Wish me luck, y'all!!  I'll let you girls interested in the SAL know when I'm ready to start it.  Thanks for listening to (and leaving comments about) my ramblings!  Now I'm off to dog sit!!


Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I love the hardanger on your calendar project, each month is so lovely!
I eventually found the controversy on the SS board, I have real problems finding anything on Yahoo which is why I don't post so much.
I had three attempts to post progress pics and gave up!
I think the problem is that Abi is away and the mod is a little over-zealous in protecting her. A bit like when Doctors' receptionists won't let you see the Doc because they're trying to ease the Doc's caseload!
She obviously doesn't follow your blog or she'd have known you're such a lovely person, you don't have a mean or sneaky bone in your body!
Watch out for bears tonight ((hugs))

Kaisievic said...

Hi Julie, Sorry to hear that you have had trouble with a moderator on the Yahoo groups. Try not to let it worry you - you have pure motives and I am sure that people will understand that.

Good luck with the bear sightings!

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

Claudette497 said...

You might have a slower metabolism - all kinds of things stay in my system way longer than they're supposed to; I don't drink so my liver and kidneys aren't very efficient at clearing out medication (or so my dentist told me..uh, I guess he'd know, lol).

Your hardanger is just beautiful!

Gillie said...

Off list is always the way to go when a mod has a big question to ask, I am sorry all this contributed to you not feeling so good. I hope all has been resolved and apologies made if needed, by your mod!
Nyquil makes me very funny, so can sympathise!

Unknown said...

*hugs* I hope this ToS mess gets resolved soon!

Rachel said...

Hi Julie, I sent you an email about your calender but haven't heard back. I can't find it on the website to buy and was wondering if it is even for sale still...

Also, I read a response from Abi on the group last night. I am not sure she even understands fully what is going on. Some of the things she mentioned were so skewed, I am wondering if she got the full story. It makes me really sad.

But, I do understand she is the designer, and no matter what, she doesn't want her designs talked about elsewhere. She made some pretty valid points that I never would have thought of in a million years.

But, there were still issues regarding the way this thing started that she mentioned that were not true, so I am more confused now than I was before. :/

So, I guess we just move on, forget it ever happened and just stitch the designs that was all love so much, and share our own progress on our own blogs.

(((Hugs))) Julie. You sound so much like me. When things are bothering me like this, I can't sleep at all either. If things get too bad, I have medicine to take to try to calm me down. Just be careful not to take too much at a time, I wouldn't want anything to happen to you. (((Hugs))) again.

Pete's Pixie said...

Julie you are a lovely person and you do not deserve to be treated like this. Believe some people are just not worth stressing about. Will email you offlist honey. Hugs, Ally xx

cucki said...

i really love your is so sweet..
sending you lots of (hugs)dear.. really a very sweet person..lots of love for you xxx

Carmen said...

i hope a better week to you. the calender look pretty.

Joysze said...

Love your calendar, Julie!!! :)

So sorry about all the nonsense going on with the Tree of Stitches. :(

♥ Nia said...

ohhh sometimes people just love to make a mess!! :p I hope all will work out well :)
I hope this week will be great for you!!! ;D

mdgtjulie said...

Thanks Jo. I'm not sure what the problem is, but I'll have another post coming up about the whole thing. I just don't get their attitude. Thanks, lol, I'll keep an eye out!!! Thanks Kaye. I feel awful about the whole thing. I'll try and stay out of the bear's way!!! I didn't even think of that, Claudette. I do have a slow metabolism. So it takes me longer to work drugs out of my system. Too bad it doesn't work for painkillers like that, lol. Thanks, I'm enjoying it. I can't bear to take Nyquil, Gillie. It makes me vomit sometimes, the ick is so strong. More power to you for being able to take it, lol. Yeah, I was hoping so too, Heli. Thanks for the hugs. I can ALWAYS use those!! Sorry, Rachel, I'm just now getting your comment. I'll have to send you an email about the calendar. Vicki's currently looking for a publisher, but if you want to buy it, I may be able to talk her into it. Let me IM her, and I'll see what I can do. Honestly, Rachel, I don't know what I'm gonna do about the whole ToS thing. I still want to do the design, and I would still like to stitch it with you. But Abi has banned me from the group, and I'm afraid I'll run into a stitch I can't conquer on my own... I'll let you know what I'm gonna do about it all. Sorry to drag you into it though. It's not fun to feel like you started something like this, and I don't really understand what her objection is. Kay already said they have problems with people joining just for the design then quitting, so that's not valid. My SALers would all be members of her group, giving her feedback, so that's not an issue. I just don't get it. Thanks for the hugs. I'm always careful not to overdoes. I know my meds, and when I can take what. I pay attention when I have to go in to the hospital to what they give me and how much of it they give me. Then I know what does what, and how it works. I'm to stubborn to die, lol, no matter how depressed or manic I get!!! Thanks Ally. I can't help but feel awful about the whole thing. I'm still having problems with it. I didn't get to sleep at all last night. I finally fell asleep around noon today, or twelve thirty. So it's still causing me problems... Thanks so much Cucki. It makes me feel better to hear you say so. Thanks Doris, and thanks!! Thanks Joysze. I'm loving how it's turning out. May is very intensive, but not difficult. It's gonna be beautiful. Vicki just has such a flair for hardanger!!! Me too, but eventually, I'll get over it. I'm hoping the hurt will go away quickly, but who knows, ya know? Thanks Nia. So far, it's been just as bad, lol. But hey, it can't be awful forever, right? So I'm keeping my chin up. Thanks everyone for their support. It means a lot to me.

Pete's Pixie said...

Email on its way to you sweetie. Big hugs, Ally xxx

Val said...

Whatever I do I can't add a post here as myself - so will try anonymously !!

Julie don't let these folks get you down - sooner or later most folks find out exactly what " her who shall remain nameless" is really like ....
Also, I am Wiccan and just wonderedz if I could have signed that petition !!


Val said...

Blimey !!! it actuallly worked this time :)

Val x

mdgtjulie said...

Thanks Ally. It's absolutely amazing how my stitching friends have come out of the woodwork to support me. Amazing!! Glad you got it to work, Val. I honestly was shocked at the way this played out. It's been so stressful. I guess I'm not one of the clique, so I'm a bad person. They more than met their goal for signatures, so that's good. I'm hoping it will do me some good. BTW, you know the Blimey is a strong indicator of where you live. I've never used the word before, but I know others who do, and they always make me laugh when they use it too. So thanks for the giggle!