Friday, February 05, 2010

Huge News!!

I have wonderful news to share after a week and a half absence.

1. *The boy* and I went to the doctor's yesterday for his follow up appointment. After waiting for two hours in the eclectic waiting room of a county-run hospital, we were finally ushered into the exam room. *The boy* was nervous and anxious and basically driving me crazy as I reassured him it was highly unlikely they'd say he'd need another surgery if he was actually walking around without pain at this point. We finally heard the news we wanted and needed to hear. After one year and fifteen days, *the boy's* leg is finally 100% healed!!

Frickin' about time! Oh, did I say that out loud?

2. After three weeks and one day, *the boy* was offered a job...with a company that will pay well...and one he really, really, really was hoping to work for. I just got home, heard the news and we had a champagne toast. I'll be happily drunk by the end of the night! He's accepted the offer. Now to hear when his official 1st day of work will be.

Can I say frickin' about time again? Yea, really!!

These two things are huge! I really think that things will slowly get better and times will get happier. It's hard to be in a relationship with someone who is disabled and unemployed. Now he's completely fine and employed and we can do fun stuff like nice dinners out, weekend trips, theater and all that stuff that money buys.

The last couple of weeks have been rough. *The boy's* been sick and anxious and freaking out...a total pain in the ass. He's been driving me nuts. One more week and I may have thrown him off my little balcony. For reals!

I'll come back with some stitching photos. I figure if I snap sneak peeks of the gift I'm making for my sister, it'll be ok. I can't stand not sharing!

This weekend will be the Superbowl sale at NiaH, furniture shopping and Superbowl stitching...uh watching. Oh who am I kidding, stitching with the occasional "huh, what happened!?".

On the furniture shopping, I came across a chair and a half recliner. OMG! I want one! Does anyone have one? They are sometimes called Snugglers or Cuddlers but it's a huge recliner with room for two people. *The boy* and I fit in one so it'll be nice for movie watching and cuddling and would be my primary stitching spot. If you have one, would love to hear about it.

I'll be back later this weekend with show and tell.

Enjoy the weekend...and for you mid-westerners and east coasters...watch out for the snowstorms! Stay warm and cozy!

Until next time...

27 comments:

staci said...

Huge, huge congrats!!! It's about time you guys got some good news...and this is fantastic!!!

Lisa said...

YAHOO...YAHOO...YAHOO! HIP-HIP-HOORAY! HIP-HIP-HOORAY! That is wonderful news!I am so happy for you and *the boy*...it is about time that you all have some good times together - you deserve it! Take care and celebrate!

Melissa said...

Congratulations Valerie! It's a relief after all this time, for both of you! You'll be celebrating all weekend...and why not?!!!

Barbi said...

I don't have one of those snuggler chairs, but it sounds perfect. I'm so happy that you sound so happy. Congrat the "boy" on his recovery and new job! woo hooooo

Margaret said...

Huge congratulations on both the leg and the job! I agree -- it's hard for a relationship if the guy is disabled and unemployed. Very hard! Have fun with the furniture shopping -- never seen one of those chairs. Sounds nice! As for snow, we're only supposed to get a very small glancing blow with not much accumulation. Let's hope they're right!

Andrea said...

Great freakin' news Valerie :-)
I'm so happy for you both! Let's hear it for The Boy!

(ps. I'm glad you didn't chunk him off the balcony, lol!)

Theresa said...

Wow~~ Wonderful news indeed!!!!! This must be a huge relief for both of you!!!! So happy for you~

Mary Elizabeth said...

Yippie!!! I am so very happy for you both. I will see you at the shop this weekend. Yippie!!!!!

KarenV said...

Fantastic news Valerie! Have a wonderful weekend celebrating!

Jackie said...

What wonderful news! Congrats to you both.

Hillery said...

Great news, congratulations! Are you going to tell everyone the other great news? That you are now the Moderator of Mary Wigham SAL?
Thanks for letting me sign up.
Happy Stitching,
Hillery
North Country Samplings

Daffycat said...

Oh, Valerie, that news is fantastic! I hope your head doesn't hurt from too much champagne last night!

Deb said...

That is such fantastic news!!! I'm sure that both of you are just so excited and relieved.

I don't have one of those chairs, but I have a huge chaise that I stitch in. I think I like the recliner idea better!

Carol said...

Great news, Valerie! I'm so happy for both of you :) I think you should get one of those chairs to celebrate his new job!

doris said...

Oh, I love good news! Hooray! Take a huge deep breath and relax. Hope you don't have a hangover from that yummy bubbly.

Shelleen said...

what great news, woohoo! I looked up the chair you were talking about and looks like an awesome stitching chair.

Carol R said...

What great news on both counts. Please pass my congrats on to the *boy*!

I expect you are over at NIAH whist I am typing this. I look forward to seeing your new stash as I am sure there will be some!

Natasha said...

YEAH!!! I am super excited for him AND for you. What a huge load taken off...A new year = Happy Times.

Missy Ann said...

Wonderful news!!!

queenocats said...

Valerie,

Congrats on the double good news !! 2010 is going to be a great year !

I have a SNUGGLER....and we LOVE it ! I wish I could attach a photo to show you, it's very comfy. I also have a reclining chaise lounge, in case you look into one of those, but it takes up a lot of room ! Have fun shopping for stash and furniture :).

Slainte, Beth Ann

stitchinfiend said...

That is awesome news all around.

Cheryl said...

That is great news! Happy for you both x

Susan said...

I glad you got some good news and I am so jealous you are so close to NIAH-I hope you celebrated by purchasing some good stash!

Siobhan said...

WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! Life is good. I'm so glad to hear your good news. Yeehaw!!!!!!!!!!!

Hazel said...

That is great news!!! Bout time too yeah! xx

Julie said...

Sounds like good news is just what you needed. I hope the job works out well for him.

Katrina said...

Woohoo, great news, a healed leg and a new job. That's wonderful. I am sure he's very relieved not to have to have surgery and a job he can be excited about is just icing on the cake :-).