Good day to you all. Is time passing quickly for you? The month of October and all its colors quickly faded to holy crap it's November, now it will be the 10th already! I remember when my family decorated a week before Christmas; years later people started mid-Dec., then the beginning, then Thanksgiving, now mid-Nov. Back then, it was much more of a religious holiday to the majority of people, kids were in church every week (like it or not), and that aspect of life created a second and more dire consequence to our bad actions. So to speak, there was hell to pay! My cousin's son who was taught in school that we knew Pearl Harbor was to be bombed and welcomed it so rich people could make money, was also taught that there is no God. Yes, they teach their beliefs here instead of allowing kids to form their own. Recently, he told me that aliens put us on earth. I asked him who created the aliens. ???? No answer young man??? Go ask your teacher. Please don't take yourself away from your phone, open some books, research, and develop your own thoughts. Just go ask your teacher. He has every right to his beliefs, but so should the student, so let them do some work and come to their own conclusion, whatever it may be. Yes, I am ornery and in one of my weird moods this morning. Even though we got great news that a biopsy was negative, I still couldn't sleep last night so I'm crabby.
Every year I would like to stitch this little piece from Plum Street Samplers. I want to have family members' names (furry ones too) and the year of their passing instead of the 1726. The body is over one. It's small and I love the design, hate over one. I'm sure I could do the names over two, relationship, a few words of honor, but I never do. Wouldn't a small tree with these done in different thread color ornaments make a wonderful memorial tree at Christmas? Or scattered on a larger one. I need to leave this out so I can work on it during the year instead of waiting until last minute.
I started another Santa, the mid sized one in the bottom right corner. I have black fabric but don't have the desire for eye strain so I used the same 28 count as the others. This time, I'm using GAST threads for a little interest. I don't have many of the colors and can't believe the difference when I ordered more of the same. As to be expected, but difficult to order online. I much prefer seeing these in person. Several of the deep reds I received lean towards purple and I would have chosen something else. The only brown I have is a rust and will use it for his bag - I think it will look grand with that soft green.
My Squeaky wasn't in the condo with the others this morning and I hope he returns soon. It's a very sad day in my area because of a horrific auto accident that killed two local students and severely injured their teammate, badly injured two young children, and killed the man driving them.
I wanted to go to a shop in Ohio having a Christmas show this morning, but since my neck doesn't turn as well as Linda Blair's did in the Exorcist, I can't get into a limited parking situation flooded with cars. Probably not a good idea anyway. I always shop early in the day but after the appointment we ran into Wal-mart around 5:30 and steam was coming out of my ears. I can't take inconsiderate people blocking aisles, screaming names at their kids, waiting until it's time to pay before taking out their wallet, or better yet - get out the checkbook after checkout is complete and THEN start writing the store name and date, shouting as if they were at a football game, and other rudeness that seems to be the norm these days. Yes, I'm an old school crab. I believe in respect, manners, courtesy, consideration, a helping hand, and a smile for others. But some days I would like to............
Is it me, or menopause? Don't care at this point. Just get the hell away from me!!!
Enjoy your weekend, drive carefully, hug hard.
Thanks for visiting.