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!!