Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I'm a slacker

I know I have really been neglecting my blog lately. I haven't done much stitching at all because my husband asked me to finish the Scenic Farm one for him for Christmas and I HATE working on it. I feel guilty working on anything else, so I haven't been doing anything at all.

I did manage to get some ornaments sewn up though.

And here are a few of my Christmas fair finds.

My husband and SIL are in NY on a deer hunting trip. I hear they have been quite successful. We have a deal, he can hunt all he wants, but I do NOT want to hear the details, see the animal or pictures. Yucko! I know he enjoys hunting and there are too many deer, but I can't stomach the details. I also don't eat the meat because it grosses me out even though I know it's better for me than store bought meat. I just can't eat Bambi! I understand that it is totally irrational, but that's me. This is the first time Megan and Josh have been apart since they got married in June. They will be home on Friday if not before.

I will try really hard to stitch on something tonight after work.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Gorgeous handmade sweater

I went to a few Christmas and craft fairs today with my ex SIL and her daughter and Kimber. I bought some Christmasy stuff at one and this gorgeous sweater at another. It was only $30 can you belive it? It is soooo soft. I'm sure all of my family will be sick of it because I intend to wear it all the time!

Couple of ornaments

These are both from here I think they are cute. Sorry the top one is blurry. I have done quite a few ornaments this year. The tree will look great!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Prairie Schooler Santa

This is for my Mom for Christmas. Hope she doesn't read this!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Feeling better today

I feel much better today. Yesterday was my first day back after the mess at school, and I had a hard time. Everyone wanted to talk about it, everyone has theories, everyone is upset. I lost it at lunch and started crying and begging them to talk about something different. They were more than willing to, so that was ok. I almost didn't go to lunch because I knew this would happen but I'm glad I did. My "funk" is starting to lift.

Kimber went to talk to the counsellor the school made available and they called to tell me how it went. She said she was doing good, but she was worried about Mom. They explained to her that Moms do worry about kids but they will be ok in a few days. She said on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being they feel their best, she said she is an 8. I guess that's pretty good considering!

They had an assembly at school with the entire school present. I think it was good for them to see all the other kids are doing ok too. They could ask questions, or just small talk. I think that was a great idea.

The "bad guy" as Kimber calls him is in jail. He was indicted yesterday and is being held on $1,000,000.00 bail. He looks so smug in all his pics and his mug shot. He refused to stop smiling for his mug shot even though they told him to. He said something along the effect of "I want them to see me like this." Gawd!

I still haven't gotten my stitching mojo back yet, but food tastes like food again so hopefully that will be my next baby step!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Thanks everyone, I truly appreciate your support right now. I am having a really hard time with this. I think I'm doing ok, then it hits me again. Kimber seems to be doing fine, but I'm afraid she's holding her feelings in. We tried to stay busy today, getting groceries, working on finishes, cooking, etc. I can't focus on cross stitch though.

Everything makes me cry. People bad mouthing the school really bothers me. Don't they realize they would never let someone harm those kids intentionally? I know they are scared and reacting too, but it really upsets me.

She goes back to school tomorrow and she is happy about that. I am feeling guilty still for allowing her to enter the school when he was in there. I know it's not rational because noone knew he was there, but I still feel the guilt. I probably always will.

I did get some ornaments finished today and hope to post a pic soon.

Thanks again!