Wednesday, January 28, 2009


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.


CraftyT said...

That is wonderful news. I am so happy for your "boy" for getting the job. It will surely make the healing time fly by.

Have they caught the punks who did this to him?? If not I hope Karmas a B****H to them and comes to bite them in the a** ;)

So the frog left my home and came to visit you?
Take Care

Ann Marie said...

Great news about the job!

Theresa said...

Wonderful news about the job!!!! And I'm glad to hear that you are feeling much better as well.

Carol R said...

Great news that *the boy* got the job! They obviously thought that to make the effort to turn up battered and bruised with a cast on his leg for an interview, he would make more than an effort to do the job well! I am sure he will do great!

And great news you are finding more time to stitch too - just send those frogs packing!

Wendy said...

Hi Valerie~ Just reading through all the troubles/traumas you've been through! How awful about the mugging. I'm happy to hear he's on the mend and out of the hospital. We seem to go into remote control when something like that happens, and then it hits us once things start to slow down. I'm so glad everything has started to look brighter again.

Lisa said...

Hip-Hip-Hooray...I am to hear that you are feeling better - that *the boy* got a job and is on the mend! Take care!
Lisa in East Bay, CA