Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Tuesdays Are My Stitchy Night

I'm feeling out of sorts today. Don't really feel like stitching. I think it's because I had one of those days. The ones where you wake up with the alarm but fall back asleep and wake up 10 minutes before you are supposed to be at work. The kind that start with no coffee...the one thing you are completely dependent on to wake up. The kind where you're stuck in an all morning meeting with folks that kind of drive you batty and the kind where you get some scary and unsettling news.

It also doesn't help that *the boy* left last night...while I was at sewing class...wondering why I was there instead of at the airport. I'm sad...but I'm also relieved. I am super tired. I need some time to myself. I need to be a hermit but I also have this "party, party, party" feeling too. See...full of contradictions. Perhaps that means I don't know what I want.

Scary news...this makes me want to be a hermit but also makes me want to hop on a plane. See...contradictions. I received an email from my sister letting me know that she had a lump biopsy test positive for cancer. She (and the doctors) think that the lump is small enough that she can have a lumpectomy done and a short course of radiation to be rid of it. I am rather surprised. Cancer isn't really in our family history...let alone breast cancer. I suppose we were all safe but it's just a lesson that no one is really safe from anything. Her MRI is this week. I wish I could be with her and help out but things sound relatively ok that I'll just sit, hope and pray for the best. I'd appreciate some good thoughts sent her way too.

So, I think my out of sorts feelings are justified?

I haven't stitched much since my last Letter G progress report. I've made it to the fairy and as I suspected...those quarter stitches are kind of a pain. Hard to see and such. But she's a small fairy and should be relatively painless. This week will be sewing focused as my 1st project is due Monday and as you can imagine, I am very behind! Working on sewing stuff for 5 hours on Sunday didn't get me very ahead and I managed to stick myself in the wrist with a straight pin (only me!) and get an awful bruise. Who says sewing isn't a dangerous sport...ermm...I mean hobby?!

And a quick heads up. Some folks liked my "butterfly family adoption" idea to save items from going to the Goodwill. My parents returned from their four month trip to Nicaragua with some interesting finds that are not quite my style. I'm pretty minimalistic about things and after 34 years have accumulated quite a lot of Nicaraguan artsy stuff that I still have in boxes. And as people say, one person's "junk" is another person's treasure. So if you are into butterflies and chickens, stay tuned...I'll be hosting more adoptions in the near future!

Well...that's it for me today. I'll post more progress later in the week.

Until next time...

15 comments:

CindyMae said...

I am so sorry that you are feeling out of sorts! I am really sorry to hear about your sister and pray that the docs are correct and will be able to get it all! She and your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers.

I do hope that you truly enjoy your quite time!! I will be staying tuned for the butterfly adoptions for sure!!

Natasha said...

Can totally understand how you are feeling. If you ever need a dinner buddy/Party buddy you have my number.

Hugs to you and you sister All will be good But sending warm thoughts and wishes her way....

Take Care
Natasha

mainely stitching said...

I've been reading up on missed posts - sorry I also missed your birthday. That cake looks amazing. Mmmmm. :) Out-of-sorts seems to describle how nearly everyone I know is feeling these days - unease and a sense of being unsettled seem to be all-pervasive. Take care. And best wishes to your sister for a full and life-long recovery.

KarenV said...

I'm sorry you're feeling out of sorts Valerie and sorry to hear about your sister. I hope that she makes a quick and full recovery and that you feel more like yourself soon.

Cheryl said...

That is scary news. Thinking of you and your sister {hugs}

Margaret said...

Valerie, hugs to you. Sorry about everything. I know that hermit feeling -- been having some of that myself. I'll be sending good thoughts and prayers for your sister. It's good they caught it early on.

Good for you for keeping down the clutter. Looking forward to seeing the future adoptions. :D

Carol R said...

Sending healing hugs to your sister Valerie.

Lisa said...

I am so sorry to hear about your sister. I will send positive thoughts her way in hopes that the doctors are correct and it wont take much to make it go away!
I am sure with the changes in your life and the news of your sister, you have reason to be out of sorts...but remember to take care of yourself. I have an offer like Natasha's...call if you need to get out - for dinner, a meeting at NIAH or interested in a field trip to Santa Rosa (this weekend).

Take care - Lisa

staci said...

Hope things sort themselves out...I hate feeling out of sorts. Sending lots of prayers and positive thoughts for your sister. {{HUGS}}

Laura said...

Best wishes to your sister for a full recovery. I have two friends and an aunt who are breast cancer survivors. Stay strong and stay positive.

Deb said...

I'm sorry that you're feeling out of sorts. Maybe it's just that time of the year - going from summer to fall! I'm so sorry to hear about your sister, but my thoughts and prayers are with her and you that everything will be fine.

Missy Ann said...

One I got past the quarter stitches on my M, the piece flew.

doris said...

Very sorry to hear about your sister. I know it's extremely frustrating to feel helpless. I hope everything she'll have to go through moves along as well as possible. Hang in there ...

Katrina said...

Oh wow, I can imagine you feel very out of sorts. Lots of good thoughts and prayers for your sister.

Hope your quiet time is just what you need :-).

Siobhan said...

Big hugs for you--and lots of prayers for your sister! Hang in there. I can certainly understand why you'd be feeling out of sorts!