YAY!! Hope your day went well. I got some outside decorating done, which consists of throwing bundles of fresh greens in buckets and slapping a branch on the door. Houses look handsome with their holiday finery and glittering lights. But my beat up siding and sparse style does not. I added a long neck gourd to the door greens one year and my neighbors had no idea what it was and thought it very odd. When the garage door guy (yes he was cute and very nice) came inside and saw those grungy gourds hanging on my ladder, he did a double take...twice. Finally I told him that they are dried gourds. Oh......why?..he asked. I don't know Buddy. Please don't expect an answer as to why I have dirty looking gourds that serve no purpose. I'm still trying to answer why I got lost on the main road in town. That is still the running joke among husband's friends. When he told them I lost my voice they said "how will she ask for directions?". Men. But he did tell me about two contractors that he has done work for and although there is no way they could squeeze us in right now, I am contacting them both tomorrow.
When shopping over the weekend we encountered an elderly gentlemen with his sons buying memory foam pillows, mattress topper, fancy pillowcases, and other comfort items. He was getting choked up and then we overheard that they were Christmas gifts for his ailing wife in a nursing home. To see his sons helping to shop and carry those large bags for him, thinking how upset and lonely he must be, brought a tear to the eye. Just like in the hospital when I saw an elderly man sobbing in the arms of a priest. I quietly watched him while feeling his sadness and shed a tear with him. These touching moments were missed by everyone else around as they stared at the small screen in their hand.
I was blessed with a surprise package! And perfect timing. For the first time in YEARS I was without Dove because my illness kept me inside for a few weeks and my supply dwindled. My sister asked me (as every year) to get the gifts she needs for others. I did, and forgot to stop for Dove. When I got home, the package had two bags of dark Dove inside, another box of glorious candy that is already gone, and a pouch with her stitching and Faye's finishing. Great fabrics inside and out. I am one lucky gal.
Mary Lamin hasn't been stitched much lately and I really need to get back to her. When I break from a project, I lose the desire and that's what has happened. I ordered two small Christmas designs and would love to get them stitched but am afraid to put the sampler aside fearing I will never return for completion.
More shopping for Carole tomorrow and I'll finish the outside decorating. December 1 is the day mom passed away seven years ago. So hard to accept how quickly time is passing. Sometimes it feels like yesterday and other times, like it was so long ago. December is already here with Christmas in a few weeks. Summer is getting closer.
Have a good week ~ thanks for visiting.