Thursday, December 4, 2008

Retail madness and another birthday

I updated my blog today to give it more of a Christmas feel. I had planned on stitching some tonight but I'm dragging right now, having had a late dinner and needing to get to bed at a reasonable hour. I could have been stitching instead of playing with the blog layout (!). I kind of forgot how to change things around on the blog and wasted time relearning. I will try to put in a few stitches on a Christmas ornament freebie I just started before nodding off.

I have been living retail "you know what" this past week. We opened at 4 am on Black Friday and the next day I had to be there at 5 am to balance the books from that very busy day. Then it's been early days for me since then with only 1 day off. I was going to go to an out of town LNS on my day off, but DH and DD had the cars, so I spent the day puttering around the house, which included some reorganization of my small stash.

I really need some stash therapy! I feel I deserve some now that I am actually finishing the stitching. Since I have been out of touch with the stitching world for some years now, I need to be able to see and touch the linens and fibers.

My husband and I are now the same age...for a few months anyway. I turned 56 (yikes!) last week! I don't feel old at all (except when I look in the mirror or do some deep knee bends). I use to torture myself when my birthday would come around because I would see that another year had gone by and I was still the same old person. I would look at all I had not accomplished instead of what I had accomplished and how blessed my life was. I am much more comfortable with myself now and at peace with doing the things I want to do or not do.


Laura said...

Your new Christmas lay out is dreamy! Just gorgeous!

Hopefully you will get to the LNS soon so that you can linger over linens, threads and patterns. It is so much fun!

Melissa said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving the nice comments. I always love when people do that.

It takes a little while to get back into stitching. The blogs help provide inspiration. I know what you mean about not having an LNS. Hopefully you can get some nice things online soon. Happy Stitching!

Vonna said...

I love your blog for Christmas!

Vonna said...

Thank you for your kind words on my's easy to overlook most nasties on a day to day basis - today a few got under my skin! Hugs!!!