Monday, November 12, 2007

A rerun

First, though, a couple of things.

Thanks to everyone who suggested a way to personalize the Christmas stockings. I haven't tried anything yet, but applying felted letters, possibly just an initial instead of the entire name, is appealing. The yarn I used for the stockings creates a very thick fabric, so I'll probably end up using craft felt. I have some around here somewhere.

I created a workout calendar for November and December, which allows one rest day per week – I picked Saturday. My body picked Sunday, as well. I was sick when I woke up – you don't want to know – and felt weak and weary all day. [Can you hear the violins in the background? Poor, pitiful me.] I'm smart enough to know it wasn't a good idea to try to push through it, although I did spend a few minutes thinking I might. In the end, I rested. A lot. I don't feel a whole lot more energetic so far today, but I'm not sick like I was yesterday. [You still don't want to know.]

Today, as I am most days, I'm filled with gratitude. Thanksgiving always comes a little early for me. Here's why.


jeannie crockett said...

Congratulations! A woman who can quit drinking can do anything!

And another idea about those letters---why do I think about solving your sewing problem all day, instead of doing my own stuff???----is to have someone embroidery the names on a piece of felt or flannel and just sew the labels on the stocking.

I'm sure someone in your loyal audience has an embroidery machine. (I do!) And would happy to do this little task for you. (I would!)

I do enjoy having coffee with you every morning. I don't like lifting the weights either, but know I should.

Grumpy Chair said...

Hope you feel better soon.

Loved your stockings. My mom knitted us Santa stockings back in 1971 when we lived on Guam. Every Christmas Eve we would stand in front of our stocking to get our picture taken (in descending order).

Laura N said...

Congratulations on 17 years. What a beautiful post on Sweet 16. Hope you are feeling better very soon. Take care!

Mary Gee said...

Happy, Happy, Happy 17!

I hope you feel better soon.

Congrats, and I am so glad I have gotten to know you a little through your blog.

Lori said...

Congratulations on your anniversary and thanksgiving!

Happy 17th!

Adam said...

congrads on 17!!!!

Barbra said...

Congratulations SK! That's fantastic!