Oh, so much to show you today! Sorry I have been absent, the past week was crazy. First things first…I finished the stitching on Annemarie’s Neighborhood RR. I hope that you like it, Annemarie! For her neighborhood, she gave us a wide range of possibilities on what to stitch. She said that we did not have to stitch a house even. I was going through my stash and came across a chart from Arachne’s Silken Thread that had this beautiful tree on it. The colors worked perfectly with those on her sampler already. I really like the way it looks between Annemarie’s and Katrina’s stitching. Here’s the whole thing so far.
Romeo has been doing well I think on his insulin injections. They are not hard to do, and he doesn’t seem to mind them. Yesterday he actually played with one of his mice. He just loves to throw them up in the air and catch them. So, that is a good sign he is feeling better. He also did something I have never seen him do, but was a Hamlet trademark…he brought the mouse in his mouth to me and put it down in front of me. What a good hunter – he sure showed that toy mouse! It’s so weird, and also comforting, to see some of Hamlet’s traits and characteristics come out of the other two now that he is gone.
Othello has been helping me with my job search. This is where he likes to sit – right next to my chair, while I’m working on the computer. I hope he brings good luck! I had one interview last week, which I think went well. I have another interview set up for this afternoon. The job hunt goes on, but I have faith that it will come to a great new position for me soon. Keep those good vibes coming my way, please!
I received my Fabric of the Month from Silkweaver the other day…interesting selection this month. Both of these are FOTM exclusive colors. I can see myself using the green, but the peach? Not so sure.
And, I can’t forget to mention that I was able to cross two more things off my 101 Things List. I crossed of #4 “Set up a will, power of attorney, and associated documents”. You wouldn’t believe the number of people that when they hear Eric and I have been working on this, say “oh I should really do that”. Guess what – you should do it. And you’re never too young to do it. I would like to think that Eric and I will both live to a ripe old age, however, when he was laying in the hospital at 32 with congestive heart failure, four months before our wedding, it was our wake up call. So, that’s my advice to you – just make sure you and your family are taken care of, if for no other reason than to make your wishes known of the type of care you want, etc.
Secondly, I was able to cross off #34 “help Eric research his family genealogy”. Since mostly I cannot help him with this, it’s been hard to get this one crossed off. But, he decided that after the holidays were over he wanted to do a mailing to some family members who may be able to help him where he’s stuck. I helped him with the mailing and sent it all out this morning. So, I am considering this one done. Of course, I will continue to help him as I can.
So – two more things done!! Only 76 more to go. Next up for me is to get my name changed on my passport. Oh, and take a CPR class. I keep putting that one off too. I’ve also been working on several things that I had as “do X for three months”. So, January 1st, I started on them. Hopefully at the end of March, I will have several things I can cross off! Yay!
Well, I am back to the job finding and will be trying to finish up that ornament for Eric too. I’m ready to have a finish on that as well.
Oh, and I have several questions from all of you that need answering – next time I promise, this post is already a novel. And HI! to all the new commenters, I love seeing you here.
Here are more photos from New York. Hope you’re not tired of me yet!
The Rockefeller tree during the day – notice how bright those LEDs are!
It’s New York!
Thanks for visiting me and commenting – I always appreciate it!
Walk to Rivendell: Return to dell. Camp there. Attack of Nazgul at night. Injured, Frodo is carried on pony. Head south from dell. Cross Great East Road and enter thickets on south side. Land slopes south. (Total miles walked: 253).
On a side note, I started the Walk to Rivendell last January 1st, so that’s a good amount of walking in a year…I also only count the walking I do in the gym, not the miles and miles I walked in New York!
I am grateful for serendipity.