Sunday, October 7, 2012

Another overdue update

I don't remember the last time I updated you all but I figured it was time to now.

First, I had to get rid of my puppy that I talked about last time.  He refused to be house broken and you can't have that in an apartment.  He would do his business outside and then come inside to do it again.  We kept him outside long enough so that wasn't the problem.  We really don't know what the problem was.  A very nice woman on a list that I am on offered to take him to live with her down in central Florida.  She already had 12 chiuahuas so Lil Bit has company.  She changed his name to Luke but he will always be Lil Bit to me.

Second, both of my black cats got sick and I had to put them down.  It was very hard for me to do but there was no way I was going to let them suffer. I don't know what was wrong with them and I couldn't afford to have the vet treat them.  Now I know they are at the Rainbow Bridge and are healed and having a good time with the other animals there.

Third, a very good internet friend of mine died this past week.  She was the list Mom of a friendship list that she had started and I was a member of.  I had known her since about 1996 or so.  She was a very sweet lady and cared about us all on the list.  There are only a handful of us on the list but we are all close as sisters. 
We will miss her greatly.  Everyone on the list knows that she is a real angel now looking down on us.

On the stitching front, I have 4 projects in my rotation.  They are Aurora Cabin, Butterfly and Blossoms, A Mother's Prayer and A Single Rose.  I have pictures of 3 of them.  I don't have a picture of A Single Rose yet but hope to soon.  I have uploaded  the pictures of the other three and you can see what they will look like when I finally get them finished.
The top one is Aurora Cabin, The middle one is Butterfly and Blossoms and the bottom one is A Mother's Prayer.

This coming week end Dan and I will be going to Tennessee for his grandsons' birthdays.  I am taking these 3 projects along to work on on the drive up, in the motel and the drive back.  At least I hope to stitch on them.  LOL  We hope to leave about 3AM on Friday morning and will return sometime on Sunday afternoon.  I am a bit nervous about going but I am sure I will have a good time as long as Dan is there.

As for Dan and me, we are getting along great living together.  Because he has OCD,  he does most of the housework so I stitch a lot.  But we do share most of the cooking which we each have our own special dishes that we make.  Right now he is trying to make fudge and it is a learning experience for him.  At least, he is trying it where I wouldn't attempt it. 
The apartment complex had a party last Thursday for Halloween.  They said we should wear costumes so Dan wore a shirt that said 'I don't do costumes' and I wore a shirt that said 'This is my Grandma costume'.  Everyone thought it was cute especially the Pinanacle Pointe staff.  (We live at Pinance Pointe, Crestview Rental community.)  One funny part of the evening was when I was introducing us to some of the neighbors, I forgot Dan's name.  He hasn't let me live it down since. Oh, I even won a door prize(actually it was Dan's ticket that won but I went up and got it)...a shiny pumpkin that lights up.  Right now we have it sitting on our bar as that's about as much decorating for Halloween I do. 

Can't think of anything else to write about so I guess I will close for now.  Take care and until the next time, God Bless.


  1. I'm sorry to hear about your pets, but at least your puppy has friends and your cats are in a better place. It is good to hear that other things are going well for you.

  2. So sorry about your loss of pets and friend. Your WIP's are very nice. Look forward to seeing updates. Safe travel to TN!

  3. Condolences on the loss of your friend and pets.

  4. What a terrible few weeks you had there Connie...I feel so bad for you, but at least everyone is in a better place as you said.

    I love the new charts you are working on! I am also so happy for you to have found Dan. Have a safe trip and I look forward to another update! :)

  5. I am so sorry to hear about your pet problems and your friend. A good friend of mine passed away a couple of weeks ago from cancer, she was only 40. I know how you feel. I live far from her so I wasn't able to go to her funeral. :( It sounds like you and Dan are getting along swimmingly though! A man who does housework, how heavenly! (I am sorry he has OCD though, it must be rough!) Can't wait to see updates on your WIPs. :)

  6. Sorry to hear about your pets, Connie. :(

    I have Aurora Cabin in my stash-to-do pile. I'm hoping to start it as soon as I get FeP or SaB done.

    Glad things are going well on the relationship front.