I have been working 16+ hours per day every day for weeks now. I am exhausted and taking today off. I had to go the chiropractor. My leg was going numb again. I had thrown my riser away because it was killing me. Good thing too because after 4 years, I am starting to get better! I went from an 8 mm riser to a 5 mm riser. Whew! Maybe one day, I won't have to wear one at all, but I tell you, the world was right when I put it in - felt incredible!
I think some of my pains will settle down now. There is a delicate balance with my hips and back. For those who do not know, about 4 years ago, I had a microdiscectomy surgery between L4 and L5. My disc had literally exploded, so some trauma (probably child birth) obliterated it! I was in a wheel chair for about 2 years because I could not feel my leg and fell all the time.
They left the shell in place to give me some support and not be literally bone on bone. So, I gave up the chair 3 year ago and keep doing better and better, but I have to have massages frequently (from hubby), monthly visits to the chiropractor, heat therapy, as well as the riser and I will never be able to lift heavy things again. My spine just cannot take it.
Anyway, I went to the chiropractor, post office to mail everything, then the library. Home to make a wristlet for my daughter's sign language teacher, then took her to class and ran to Joann's. Got home and thought - I am done today. I need a break.
So, I changed the beneficiary on my term life policy. I bought it when I was single, so my Dad was still the beneficiary - EEEKKK, EDIT, just found out my ex-husband was my contingent! My husband has been so patiently asking me to change it since our will reflects him as the beneficiary. It would legally be a nightmare if I did not change it. So, I did. I am going to print it off and wrap it for him. After 18 years, he deserves to be my beneficiary. LOL
I may clean my office, if I get some energy or I just may have a glass of wine and read. It has been A LONNNNNGGGGG time since I did that.
Without further ado, here are the pix I promised! I did not take one of every single piece because there are multiples of the same thing. This is just a quick peek so to speak.
|Garden Flag - 1 side|
|Garden Flag - 2nd side|
|Sweatshirt Cinch Bag w/ tone on tone embroidery|
|Blanket Scarf w/ monogram|
|Flannel pillows with scripture|
Yes, I made the pillows. Yes, I did all the embroidery. The scarves, cinch bags and garden flags were blanks I bought very inexpensively through my business.
I also made these hats for my cousin. She just gave me the cost. We do that back and forth for each other.
Now, I just need to get done with lots of quilts, some monogramming, a ribbon blanket. I have accepted that I will never catch up, but be at a state of constant work. Which, honestly, never a bad thing.
Everyone else sent out their goodies?