Ah, I am feeling loads better! I started feeling better late yesterday afternoon after making a serious decision. That decision was to withdraw from my sewing class. As much as I wanted to learn to sew, now is not the time. My mental and physical energy must be focused on helping *the boy* when I can, taking care of myself and continuing my stitching to keep myself centered and sane. I notified my instructor and he said he will be using the same materials in the Fall so I will hang onto what I have for when I re-enroll in the Fall. I just do not have the time to focus and concentrate on learning a whole new craft right now...especially when I truly need my stitching right now.
Since I cancelled the class, I spent the evening watching Cold Case and Grey's Anatomy, stitching on Rowyn's RR and relishing in a glass of wine. And you know what? It was exactly what I needed and it was fantastic! Mind you, I made a counting mistake in Rowyn's RR and had to rip out a good part of what I had stitched last night. Blasted frogs! But it didn't get me down because I was actually stitching at home, while watching my shows instead of sneaking time during lunch hours and 10 minutes here or 10 minutes there. I can't wait to stitch more and more right now. So watch this space. I'll have more updates and pictures soon. I just wish the light would cooperate with me. So hard to take nice pictures at nighttime. I *obviously* still need to read my camera manual.
I just got a call from *the boy* a few minutes ago with the best news. I've been waiting on pins and needles for the last two hours. *Drumroll please* He got the job!!! OMG, this is a huge relief! He's been looking for a good job for the last five months. It's tough out there! I am just happy he's got a job with a well-funded start up...who'll actually pay him. Getting to work and back to the East Bay will be a challenge for him considering he's on crutches but that is only temporary. The inconvenience will exist for two months but he will still have the job once the cast is off and the crutches are cast aside. At least he won't be home all day, looking at his broken leg and feeling down. The job requires brain power over physical power so the only exertion will be getting to/from work, to/from restroom and finding lunch if he doesn't pack it. I am so excited for him!
Thanks to everyone for their positive thoughts and encouraging words. You've all helped me immensely over this incredibly difficult week.