Friday, December 15, 2006

Proud of Myself

I'm trying a different font here. I think this one is easier to read. Now, if I can just remember to use it here every time. :-)

I'm proud of myself for:
1) finishing my Christmas shopping more than a week before Christmas.
2) learning how to knit.
3) updating this blog!

The stockings are hung by the chimney with care & they've already been filled by Santa's elf. No one pays any attention to the stockings anymore until Christmas morning, so I can fill them ahead of time & not have to wait for every one to go to bed on Christmas Eve. That's nice, especially since I usually go to bed before everyone else.

Our tree turned out beautifully! You can see a picture of it on Rachel's blog at Romantic Stitches. She did the decorating of the tree all by herself. This is the third year she's done all the tree decorating. She does love Christmas!!

Elizabeth decorated the mantle again this year. She usually does a lot of the other decorating around the house. But we opted not to do a lot of the other decorating since there's the roof leak in the dining room. If everything goes as planned, we'll get the roof fixed, the living room, dining room, & sunroom fixed over this next year.

It's hard to believe that my oldest child is now 24 years old. I just always took it for granted that she would be married & have a at least 1 child by now. Just goes to show you that God isn't on the same timetable that I am. I'm proud that she seems content to wait on God though. Wish I could say the rest of my kids were content to wait on God & be satisfied with their life right now.

After being told most of my life that I couldn't do things like crochet, knitting, & needlepoint because I was left handed, I've learned how to do those very things! That makes me feel good about myself. I can do those things & more whether I'm left handed or not!

Monday, October 30, 2006

First Entry

I don't know that anyone will ever read this blog, but it's easier to type than it is to write very much with a pen in hand. Fibromyalgia has affected my life in so many ways. I can't remember the last time I had a day completely without pain. But I try not to dwell on it & just do the things I can.

I can't believe I'm almost finished with my Christmas shopping. Yea! It'll be interesting to see how our actual Christmas works out. With my DH working, #1 son living 4 hours away, the other 3 working, etc. I would like to go spend a few days with Mom for Christmas. Hopefully all 4 kids + daughter-in-law to be can go with me. Don't know when we'll see the in-laws. I don't like to go unless DH can go, especially since it's his family.

The weather still can't make up its mind what it's going to do. Hot, then cold. Rain, rain, then dry. Wrecks havoc with my fibromyalgia.

It's amazing how sleep or lack of sleep affects the fibro as well as my diabetes. My sugar has been bouncing all over the place today. I think it's just because I'm very tired & haven't been getting enough sleep. DH's schedule isn't conducive to getting enough rest. I will take a sleeping pill in a little while & go to bed since he started on nights today.

I have 6 granny squares crocheted for Squares 4 Survivors. A charity effort I've been involved in since Hurricane's Katrina & Rita hit our state last year. Ladies from all over the country & Canada crochet 12" granny squares that are then assembled in an afghan for the families that lost their homes during the hurricane. It's been a very rewarding endeavor.

That's it for my first post. Maybe more tomorrow.