Greetings! Before I forget, can anyone identify the designer that reproduced this Phebe Watkins 1783 sampler? This photo from Ebay is a completed piece done on Aida, but after searching I can't find any info. Another reader is interested and now, so am I! Any help?
We got around 6" of more snow yesterday, and although we are not in the snow emergency areas of the upper northeast, I still reserve the right to bitch. Always will. I don't have a Medicare card yet but my Menocare card has been active for years. It says right on the back....
"This cardholder reserves the right to bitch regardless of situation. There will be no debate, no rebuttal, no questions. To anyone finding female with this card in an emergency, take extreme caution with subject. Do not offend, contradict, patronize, look at, or touch. Stand at arm's length, if body contact is needed, guard your privates. If emotions take over and subject starts to slump into a puddle, lift quickly, secure, and get the hell away. For more information, take a hike to the library. If there was more room on this card I would really tell you where to go."
My sister was worried that I will be curt with the man that is driving us tomorrow. I am white knuckle on drive pavement at 40 mph so this trip, with this weather, going 75 on an interstate, I'm lucky if my jaw doesn't lock from clenching and my bones don't pop through my knuckles. I don't think I will be saying much. Maybe a scream, just for release.
I'm packed and ready except for stitchery. Have two smalls but haven't chosen a linen and may take a few colors just in case. You know I always veer from my original choice. Also trying to find projects with single or few colors. So many tests and appointments before surgery day and I don't think there will be much time for fiddling with floss bags. One color is easier.
I'm not taking chocolate. When trying on a few tops to take, NOTHING fit. My largest blouses don't button, my sweaters are like skin on bologna, and my jeans make me talk in a very high breathless pitch. I bought two men's sweatshirts to cover it all and I'll add a scarf and bracelets. So disgusted with myself to let it go this far. I know stress eating is bad but everyone has stress! After a week or two, you realize what you're doing and stop it. Not me. I'm another 5# more than I was at the doc recently. Why are women's clothes (except for Land's End), so skimpy? I got two fleece jackets from Eddie Bauer (tall size - yay!) and the arms are so tight I can only get a tshirt beneath. Same with Old Navy. Do they not realize it's a jacket and clothing will be worn under? Even women's sweatshirts around here are cut close. No. I want comfort and hideability. So I went to the men's department again for length and room to move. Croft&Barrow at Kohl's didn't have the huge arms typical for men's tops so I got the last two. Unfortunately, the brats thought they were comfortable too. Their barrier was broken through and I found them in the morning, upstairs, on the bed, curled up in the open suitcase on my new black sweatpants and shirts.
My husband is concerned that I will get lost in the hotel and clinic. I truly am directionally challenged. Rooms are by building number, floor number, section number, room number. When I got off the elevator last time, I was looking at the doors for four sections. I opened one door and recognized the floor layout and room numbers. Hey - picked the right door! So I walked down and went into room 21, scared the hell out of some old guy. Me too. Where did she go? I only went downstairs for a coffee! This old guy took over her body ... wait... the bed is facing the other way.... I never saw these nurses before. In the words of Roseanne Roseannadanna ... never mind. I did not know that each section is exactly the same layout and room numbers. What's behind door #1 is also behind 2, 3, and 4, except for different patients! Twilight zone.
Not sure if I'm taking my large heavy laptop, probably just my tablet. That thing drives me nuts. Some pages show as they would on a mobile, which I don't have, and they look weird. If I barely touch the screen it becomes 10 times larger and startles me. I bought a stylus and maybe that will help keep my fat fingers at bay. So off we go, I hope to be able to post Wednesday or Thursday that all is well, and be back next weekend.
Have a safe week!
Thanks for your prayers and good wishes,