Sunday, April 5, 2009

End of the Week...Finally!

Wow, what a week I have had. I started antibiotics for a sinus infection a week and a half ago. All this week, I faithfully took my med, but was not getting any better. This past Monday, I started getting a stabbing pain in my left ear. Well, I thought, maybe I should give the antibiotics another few days.

By Friday, I was a mess. My ear was hurting, I had a horrible sinus headache, and was pretty much just miserable. Fridays are usually crazy for me and the kids. We have a homeschool co-op that meets for 3 hours, then my oldest, Miss TwinkleToes, has a violin lesson, and then we follow it up with gymnastics. Plus this past Friday was our First Friday get-together with the other military families in my Hubby's office, and the kids had AWANA. Whew!

I managed to get a doctor's appointment, but it wasn't until 5pm. Hubby was coming over to the side of the island where all of our activities are, because there was a new military family coming in. So I convinced Hubby to come by gymnastics and pick up the kids, while I had to go to my appointment.

By the time I got done with the appointment, with a prescription for new antibiotics, I didn't think I would have time to go to my regular pharmacy to pick it up. So instead, the nurse called it in to Walmart for me and I went to pick it up. The line at the pharmacy took me 15 minutes to get to the front, only to be told it would be another 5-10 minutes, and they would call me. 45 minutes later, I got back in line to get my prescription to find out they only had 6 days worth of a medicine that I have to take for 2 weeks! So not only did I spent my entire evening at Walmart, I have to go back next week to get the rest of my medicine! And I didn't have any dinner, and lunch was a Jamba juice because we were running late from co-op! Needless to say, I was not a happy camper!

But the good news is that I did get some stitching done this week. My Nativity Angel is almost done! All she needs is a face and the remaining back stitching, and she will be complete.

Here is Patriotic Block at the beginning of the week.

And at the end of the week. For some reason, I can't find my black thread, so I will have to wait until my order from arrives to do the fuses on the firecrackers, and the other block.

Here is Patriotic Santa at the beginning of the week. He is coming along pretty well. I seem to have made a mistake on him, but I think I can cover it up okay.

At at the end of the week, here is what he looked like. I was able to work on him waiting for my appointment.

Last, but not least, I will have a new project to start, as soon as my order arrives. I was reading on my friend Courtney's blog,
All Stitched Together, about the American Soldier Memorial project.

From the group home page:

The American Soldier Memorial Project A site that honors the fallen heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom
Counted cross stitchers and machine stitchers are always welcome
Our Mission: Is to show support to the fallen service men and women by giving a memorial to their family.

I have joined the group and will be stitching a memorial for a fallen soldier. I am so excited about it. I will be posting another entry about my soldier soon. And as soon as I get started on the project, I will be posting pictures.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Sorry to hear that you have been so sick, hope it clears up soon. Patriotic Santa is looking good as are your other pieces. Take care and get better soon.

  2. Looks like you got lots done even with your sickness! Great update and I hope that you start feeling better!

  3. wow that's awesome you are joining the project - and it means a lot to know that I inspired you to join just by posting what I was doing on my blog :-) It really is a truly rewarding experience.. I have a second one I have to do for the same family - I need to get that kitted up asap. I enjoyed your blog and will be adding it to my blog roll :-)


  4. I hope you start to feel better really soon. Sorry you had to spend so much time waiting at Wal-Mart.
    Your stitching looks great!

  5. I hope you're feeling better by now, Jess. Your projects look good. The memorial project is a good one -- I've been a member since 2005, I think.

  6. Your stitching looks great.
    Hope you're felling better
    Katrien ILCs

  7. Sorry you've had such a bad week. Hope you're feeling better. But your stitching looks great!