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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The hits just keep on coming


     Well, the hits just keep on coming.  I was talking to Randi yesterday, and she again expressed a desire to go to the Buckeye Stitchers fall retreat.  We had discussed it before, but I'm not willing to drive that far.  I would LOVE to go to the spring retreat though.  It's in Hocking Hills which is southeast of Columbus.  Fall retreat is in Belin which is three and a half hours away compared to an hour and a half away.  I really don't do well on long trips.  I can't do the trip up to Julie's in one fell swoop.  I usually stop twice, once at Xenia (pronounced Zenia) about an hour in and again in Grove City at about an hour and fifty minutes in.  I need to stretch my legs because when I drive, I get very tense.  Julie always tries to do for me because I'm so sore when I get there, and it's just because I'm so tense driving.  I think it's mostly my legs, neck, and back that are stressed.  And my shoulders.  I just tense everything up.  Maybe because I'm always looking to avoid an accident, so I'm watching traffic and road signs and other cars and big trucks and behind and next to and in front of my car...  Anyways, she called me selfish, said I was a liar, and has refused to speak to me since.  As I never told her I would take her to Berlin, IDK why I'm a liar.  So another thing to stress over.  I was up all night last night, of course, because I can't get in with my sleep doc until the thirtieth, and he won't renew my sleeping pill prescription until I do.  So I'm just SOL.  And of course, when I stress, I can't sleep without help.  Heck, sometimes I can't even sleep with help!!  My chest is all tight and my stomach is upset.  Urg, sometimes I feel like I just can't win.  
     I don't see it as selfish though.  I'm in misery after the drive to Columbus, so why wouldn't I be after a longer drive.  And since there is another option that's closer, I'd be happy to do that.  If Berlin were the only option, then I would, of course, consider it.  I'm not a selfish person.  Of course, that is not to say I'm never selfish.  I'm sure I am selfish at times, just like any other human being.  But in general, selfishness isn't one of my faults.  I need to get her addy though, as I still have the stuff she left here, and I need to send it back to her.  Hopefully, I can get over this blow and move on.  I hate when I don't understand people...
     I also started ToS tonight.  Right now I'm working on the trunk, and I don't have much done, so I'm not gonna take a piccy.  I've probably put in all of thirty stitches, lol.  It took me a while to get started though.  I had to remeasure the fabby and make absolutely sure I have enough.  I do, yay!  I need six point seven something inches and I have nine.  I know my framer can work with that as Randi left less than a half inch on one side of Cat Lessons and he said he didn't even have to add extra fabby.  (I was impressed.)  So I have an inch on each side for ToS, and then a lot at the top and bottom.  (Not enough to cut it off and use it for something else though.  I have about four inches top and bottom.  Plenty to frame, but not enough to be able to use.)  So I'm still up at five AM (well, five forty one now) and stressed, so I think I'm gonna go stitch and listen to some music.  Hope you all have a wonderful day!!  Next time, I'll have piccys for you!!

18 comments:

Debra said...

hope things get better.

Kaisievic said...

Keep your chin up - I am sure that your argument with Randi will blow over.

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

cucki said...

i hope everything get better soon for you,..
sending you hugs xxxx

♥ Nia said...

better days will come!!

Rachel said...

Sending Hugs, Julie. I have seen the turmoil with you and Randi, and I am so sorry it's happening. You were/are such good friends. I hope the misunderstandings can right themselves and you can both move on.

I didn't get a chance to start ToS last night. I finished my time on the RR and that was it for me. I was so tired! Doctor ordered bedrest is suprisingly tiring. (unfortunately, like you, I have extreme problems sleeping, and sometimes the meds don't even help!) I will be stitching the Christmas ornaments today, and if I get those finishes, I will start the ToS tonight or tomorrow. I will post my progress next week.

For what it's worth, from what I know of you, you are one of the least selfish people I have 'met'.

(((Hugs)))

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Might I suggest that your friend reacted the way she did because of what is going on in her life not because you chose not to attend the retreat. Everyone has their own comfort zone.
Be always in stitches.

AmyJo said...

(((Hugs))) Hope your issues with your friend are resolved quickly

Mouse said...

ohhh dear .. hope things get worked out soon .. I'm like you I can't drive for too long a distance ... have to get out and stretch as my muscles scream at me otherwise .. "little ole lady" springs to mind when I get out !!! hope you get some sleep soon as that won't help the situation .. sending some of my zzz your way .. seem to be sleeping 10/11 hours straight through atm (apparently over doing it ..lol) love mouse xxxx

Joysze said...

Finally catching on blog reading and I'm sorry about the state of affairs between you and Randi. I hope things get worked out soon... *hugs*

ToS... yeah!!! Can't wait to see pics!!

Take good care.

Heli said...

A certain amount of selfishness - putting one's own needs and wants ahead of those of other people - in some situations is healthy, advisable, good and even a requirement for living a healthy life. It is, after all, your life, your health and your body, and if you don't look after it then who will? You need to take care of yourself and knowing your own limits and respecting them is an important part of that.

Wishing you lovely, refreshing dreams and some peace of mind.

Claudette497 said...

I love driving, but that doesn't mean people impose on me to take them on three hour trips I don't want to make. That retreat will be full of people who weren't driven by you. It's too bad your friendship depended on you being a chauffer, I hope you feel better. You do seem to attract very excitable people, lol. I see your QB is up for rookie of the year..good luck to him.

Lisa Dunn said...

I'm sorry to hear about the argument with your friend. Hopefully it will all blow over soon. You don't need to feel bad for deciding it was in your best interests not to drive so far, and if she is truly your friend she will understand that. Hang in there!

I'm looking forward to seeing pics of your ToS.

EvalinaMaria said...

I love retreats! Unfortunately none of them in my driving distance... Last one I attended was on Qadra Island in British Columbia (I flu there) and the next one will be on the East coast... a week of driving, but I think I will not fly but drive.

Big {{{{{hugs}}}}} for all of you. How is your Mom?

Bren's Stitches said...

Hopefully it blows over quickly. And hopefully you get some sleep.
Hugs


Bren

Doris said...

i hope things with Randy get worked out soon ..

Terry said...

Take care of yourself first and then worry about others. Have you ever asked your doctor about Melatonin? It's supposed to help you sleep and it's all natural.

Hope you get some sleep soon and that things with Randi settle down.

mdgtjulie said...

Thanks Debra. They did, lol. It did Kaye, and thanks for the advice. Thanks Cucki. I appreciate it. I know, Nia, but some days... Thanks Rachel. (And feel better soon! Bedrest is no fun!) And don't worry about not getting started yet. I got started, but still haven't posted my photos. I need to do that soon!!!! Thanks Jayne. I was confused, and she had misunderstood me cause I misunderstood her. It was just a mess. Thanks Amy!! It was resolved. LOL, Mouse, I'm this old lady too!!! And don't overdo any more!! Thanks Joysze. I need to post my pics. I promise to do it when I'm done commenting!! Awwwww, thanks Heli. I felt the same way! I knew my limits, and was following them, and she thought I meant to go back on what I had already told her about driving her about town. Silly girls!! I hadn't seen that Claudette. Will have to go check that one out, and whoo hoo!!! Rookie of the year! It was all just a silly misunderstanding. I dont' think it depended on that, but she thought I was going back on my word and it upset her. It did, Lisa. It was all very stupid, on both our parts. Duh, lol. I'll post my ToS progress very soon! I don't know how I feel about them, honestly. I tend to become very quiet in a group, so we'll see how uncomfortable I am... Mom is doing all right, but she refuses to rest. Yesterday she was doing windows and taking out the garbage!! Grrrrr.... Thanks Bren and Doris. We have worked it all out now. And it did blow over. I was hoping it would, but she didn't seem like she wanted to talk to me. LOL, Terry. Thanks for the tip, but I already take six mgs of Melatonin a night. It's not really helping me. Sigh, I'm just difficult!!!

Vickie said...

So sorry Julie...hopefully things have worked out by now.