Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Well a new month is upon us and I have some more updates to share! I have been busy lately with my stitching but that is not new for me. My stitching is my stress reliever so I am always turning to it. The new year has been stressful at times but I have not said much to anyone. I have been extremely stressed and worried for many reasons. My brother is driving me nuts. He will be 38 in June and he still cannot get it together no matter what. He has been homeless many times and is barely sober and always getting into trouble with the law. Me and Mike have opened our home to him many times over the years and have helped in any way we could but it just is frustrating that he won't help himself, I know you can't make anyone get help unless they are ready for it. The reason I am so everything concerning him is because yet again he managed to get into trouble with the law and this one will land him in jail for a while. I feel so angry and sad for him because I wish he would just grow up.
Me and Mike have also been very worried because for some time Mike's father has been very ill and after Christmas we knew things were going to change but it is so hard to see the wheels in motion. Tomorrow he begins dialysis because his kidneys are shot. He will be going 3 days a week every week. Since the dialysis will be starting he is also going to be put on a kidney donor list. My FIL has had no choice but to be forced into early retirement for the time being, doctor's orders. So since Christmas my MIL has been working 2 jobs to help make up for the lost income. I am hoping that things will come together for my inlaws because I love my FIL like my own father so it is very upsetting to see things like this now. The one bright spot is the place that my FIL will be getting his dialysis at is less than 10 minutes from where we live. He has mentioned on some of the days he would love someone to keep him company so I think this will be doable for us at times.
I have been so stressed that my mood anymore is not so good poor Mike I just don't have it in me for the most part to be chipper when I have to deal with the day to day stuff and all the family issues going on. This month sometime me and Mike are planning to get away just the 2 of us for a few days. I am so looking forward to this we really do need it!
Ok, enough rambling and on to my stitching! I have 2 finishes to share they are both from Curtis Boehringer. The first one is from the 3 for 2 club it is called March and the last one is my March angel from the barefoot angel of the month club. In my last post I had someone ask me about my finishing what it looks like so I am showing my backside this time so you can see what it looks like. I did not have any green fabric to use for the backsides so I used some black fabric I have had in storage for some time. I know the picture for the angel once again is not so great I need a new camera so bear with me with the pics. I also am showing my little bit of progress with my stocking that I am working on in my SAL. I am going to move at a turtles pace on this one because it is so simple to do I would be done with it in less than 2 weeks if this was all I was working on and since I have til Christmas I can move as slow as I like! So now I am going to get started on my swap gift real quick so I can get it sent out in the next few weeks and try to get a few small St. Patrick's Day things stitched before the day gets here. Thanks for stopping by and your comments and have a great week.