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Friday, November 11, 2011

Progress photos (Late, late, late)

     I know, I'm a bad SAL hostess.  I was supposed to put up pics, but it's been busy here with stitching and trying to get caught up on my emails and all the stress of the last few days.  And even worse, I'm gonna post my update first and make you wait for the piccys!!!  (I know, BAD!!!)  First off, Randi and I finally talked.  (Only because I kept after her.)  I don't like to lose friends, and if I though she really had a problem with me, I would have let it go.  But I didn't understand what she said, and so I gave her an answer that she construed to mean something different.  I told her, when she first was considering moving her, that I would take her around if she needed a ride.  She doesn't do well in traffic.  So she can take the bus sometimes.  In the summer, spring, and fall, it wouldn't be too bad.  But it would suck in winter.  It's a long walk with no sidewalks.  (Depending where in the complex she is.  But it is a huge complex.)  So I agreed that I would take her to doc's appointments, to the grocery store, and to the vet.  (Obviously, she can't take the dogs on the bus.)  And I'm good with that.  When I didn't have a car, I went with my mom.  I think it's the friendly thing to do.  But she was talking about the Christmas Party and Wedding Sleepover and Fall retreat, all of which are in Berlin, OH (where I'm not willing to drive to).  And so she said something about me saying I wouldn't drive her there.  And it was something along the lines of, "what about everything else," and I said no.  Of course, I thought she meant the other things at Berlin.  She meant around town, but I didn't know that.  So she though I was going back on my word to get her to the vet and to the store.  I didn't understand why she was so upset, or why she was calling me a liar (which if I had meant what she thought I meant, I would have been a liar).  So I finally got her to talk to me, and we figured out where we went wrong.  I'm a little bit miffed that she would believe I would go back on my word like that, but with her past experience, I can understand it.  So we made up.  This can only be a good thing!!  So I'm happy about that, and still a little insulted that she would believe I'm like that.  But life must go on, and she's had some real pieces of work take her for a ride, as have I.  She's good people, just a little stressed, and I know that.  So I forgive her for believing the worst about me, and I guess eventually, she'll realize that what you see is what you get, lol.  (Yes, I DO wear my heart on my sleeve!  I always have.)  So that makes me feel better.
     Also, I went in to see my sleep doc today.  It was funny how it came about too.  I had an appointment for November thirtieth, and couldn't get in earlier since it wasn't an emergency.  Then the receptionist called me back about an hour later and basically told me someone had cancelled for the next day, did I want the appt.  I was all over that, baby!!!!  So he gave me a prescription for the Zaleplon (which is the generic for Sonata).  Then he handed me over to Doctor Niebur (my pdoc) for the stimulant.  He's afraid to give me a stronger stimulant with my bipolar.  And I'm afraid to take on because of my bipolar.  He said it can make people wonky.  I'm already enough of a dork, so I'm nervous about it.  I see Niebur in a few days, and I'll talk about it with her then.  So wish me luck!
     Also, someone told me that if I scheduled my therapy on the same day and at the same time, I would be more likely to remember it.  Some I'm gonna talk to Heather about it next time and see what she thinks about putting me in for it.  I know I need it, but I have such troubles remembering to go to my case manager apts...  Anyways, I'll see what I can do with that.
     Mom is doing all right.  She would be doing better if she would stop working around the house.  She just doesn't seem to know the meaning of the words rest and relax.  She is a seamstress.  She was washing the windows and dragging the garbage out yesterday.  Then today I stopped by to see her on the way home from the sleep doc's, and she was working on a customer's stuff.  I was all, "No wonder you're ready to drop by nine each night.  You're working when you should be resting."  And she defended herself, saying she was supposed to slowly resume normal activities.  To which I pointed out that if she's exhausted by nine, she needs to take it easier.  She's not listening.  I'm worrying about her still.  She's stubborn sometimes, and she just doesn't know how to relax.
     And now for the eye candy.  (I know this is the part you've all been waiting for, lol.)  I worked on ToS on Tuesday night (and should have posted a piccy on Wed).  I'm a bad SAL hostess, so here is my pic.
  It's not much, just part of the trunk.  I love working on the opalescent fabby though.  It's so nice and sparkly.  Thanks again Anne!!  Wow, and the pic is even somewhat sparkly too.  Awesome!!  So far, I'm enjoying this piece.  It took me a few stitches to get over feeling bad about the whole mess.  But now I'm okay with this.  I've got some more trunk to do, as you can see.  But I didn't have a lot of stitchy time on this.  It was a busy day.  I had a few non stitchy things to do, and of course there were emails to do.  I'm still behind, but I swear, I will get caught up at some point.  Hopefully soon.  At this point, I have 345 of them in my Incredimail inbox, and then I'll be mostly caught up.  I just downloaded again last night, so I probably have some on the server too.
     And then Wed was the Christmas (ornie) SAL.  We're doing all things Christmas since someone has a larger Christmas project.  I started on my Snowy Night Ornie by The Prairie Schooler.  I didn't get a lot done.  I got a few rows in.  It's hard going because I'm stitching in hand, and my hand cramps.  So I can work for ten minutes, and then I have to put it down.  So I didn't get as much done as I had hoped to, but I got some done.  Here she is in all her glory, lol.
  I'm stitching this one on opalescent fabby too, and I gave mom a seam allowance of half an inch.  She only needs an eighth or so, but I was afraid of fraying, so I made it so there's enough room to serge it.  I'm gonna change one of the colors in it too.  The evergreens are done in a very dark blue, and I think I'm gonna change that to a very dark evergreen color.  I need my darned color card!!!!!  Wah!!!  (Okay, hissy fit over, lol.)  And that's it for me today.  Hope everyone is having a good night!!


Claudette497 said...

So glad you've patched up a friendship! The sparkly fabric is nice, I'm sure both pieces will be done in no time!

Unknown said...

Wonderful news about you and Randi! I was sure it must have been some kind of a misunderstanding, and am really glad to hear that's all it was. I hate losing friends too, and can never take it lightly when someone has negative feelings towards me.

Your mom sounds just like mine, unable to just rest and do nothing. Nice to hear that's she's doing okay in spite of that.

Looking forward to more progress pics of The Tree. :)

mdgtjulie said...

LOL, Claudette. Nothing I do is done in no time. I'm too slow for that!! I totally know how you feel Heli. Yes, she doesn't know rest or relax, lol. Hopefully, I'll get into a specialty stitch next time!!

Tama said...

Oh, yay, I'm glad everything is working out so nicely for you! And very glad to hear that your mum is feeling better - she sounds just like mine, doesn't know what 'slow down' means!
Your ToS looks wonderful! I love the sparkly! Looks like snow :D
If your Christmas SAL is still open, I could join... I decided to do one or two more little Christmas projects since everything else is too big to carry around right now.

Mouse said...

good news re randi :) hope your mum is behaving a wee bit more great progress on your sals and the opalescent fabric look lovely ... love your wee hissy fit hahaha :) love mouse xxxx

cucki said...

yup..great news i am so happy for you both.
great progress on your sal..and the sparkly fabric is very lovely..
keep well dear and have a lovely day xx

Astrids dragon said...

So glad you straightened things out with Randi, no fun arguing with friends. Isn't it funny how Mothers don't take to being mothered themselves?!

I'm delayed on my ornie SAL too, I'll be posting in just a bit. Isn't that opalescent wonderful?!

mdgtjulie said...

Thanks Tama. And I'd love to have you. You just post your SAL progress on your blog on Wed night or Thursday and you'll be good to go! And thanks. I'm glad it worked out too. Mom has been resting some. Just not as much as I wish she would! Thanks Mouse. I think she was pretty good today. She knew she was gonna do steps at David's house for dinner tonight, so she was good earlier. I love the opalescent fabby. It's gorgeous. I can't wait to see the pieces I'm having dyed for my Celtic ladies. I need to email her soon... And it was a wee hissy fit, lol. I am capable of throwing a full blown hissy fit, but it's REALLY rare. Thanks Cucki. And thanks a lot. I really like it. Amen Astrid! She really doesn't. It is really great, and it doesn't feel all scratchy. Someone said it's scratchy, and it is a little scratchier than my regular Lugana, but not by much!!

Kaisievic said...

Glad that you and Randi patched it up - it is hard to lose a good friend. I am finally starting to feel better and I will be stitching on my ornie on Wed and thinking of you for sure.

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

Joysze said...

I'm glad things are all better between you and Randi. :)

Ooooh, opalescent fabbies... aren't they great?! I can't wait to see more of your tree.

mdgtjulie said...

Oh, yay, I'm so glad you're feeling better. That's awesome news. Can't wait to see your ornie. And I'm glad we patched it up too, Kaye. Thanks Joysze. They are awesome. It's my first time, and I love them!!

Anne said...

Glad to hear you two fixed things up. I hate misunderstandings. It's the worse!! Yay for the opalescent fabby!! I thought I recognized it!! It looks fabulous!!

Carmen said...

My Mom is stubborn...always. :lol: the word stay quiet or relax dont exist in her vocabulary.

Carmen said...

oh, almst forgot....i love the opalescent fabric.

mdgtjulie said...

LOL, Anne. Yes, you should recognize it!! It's lovely to work on. Thanks! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one Doris!! And thanks!!