Sunday, August 31, 2008


I want to thank Kathy for the award. I am so glad that she enjoys my blog so much.Hers is one that I read on a regular basis along with several others. It makes me feel good that someone enjoys mine as much. I had kind of lost the stitching bug for a bit because of all the stress and stuff that has been going on but this has shown me that even though I don't "personally" know some of you and see you and talk to you in person that I have friends out there and people that care. It has kind of told me too to get off my butt and stitch, its what I love and like to do and keeps me sane.

For those of you who have been awarded, please post the following rules on your Blog.
1. The winner can put the logo on their Blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other Blogs.
4. Put the links to those Blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the Blogs of those you've nominated.

I hope I have done this right, lol.

Kathy I do give this award to you for another of your blogs that I read often and enjoy so much Quaker Inspired

Also Dawn Stitchingnow with Eeyore

Thank you for reading my thoughts. I do love you guys and am so looking forward to reading more from you guys and finding more to inspire me.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Checking In

The last week has been interesting for sure. Work is totally insane. I have to re-write approx 58 homeowners policies. One of my companies sold all their Texas and Florida policies to another company. I had a client call me to tell me that she was totally upset with the way the new company had talked to her and treated her. Unfortunately I had had dealings with this company before. They have a branch type office here in El Paso and when I had to deal with them a couple of years ago I was totally disgusted. They were rude, nasty and tried to steal policies. Well oh gee I have to deal with them again, jeez. Well needless to say I called them to discuss this woman's policy. And to no surprise they were rude, nasty and quite frankly the person I talked to had no idea what she was doing. She didn't even know some basic information that you learn when you are studying to get your insurance license. I am moving every single policy that I possibly can. So I haven't been able to get much stitching done at all. I am disappointed in that but I will get to soon I am sure. Well my BF and I had a chance to go out of town for the weekend. We went to Ruidoso, NM and it was so nice to just relax. We went to Willemans to eat. I had the best steak I have had in a very long time. It was so nice to get it cooked the way I asked for it. It was fantastic. We got back to El Paso and we had a severe thunderstorm and unbelievable rain. I wanted to go sit out on the back porch but the lightning was just too close and felt that maybe that wouldn't be a good idea. Well it is Sunday and I have to go back to work tomorrow. I am not looking forward to all the work but oh well we gotta work. I will close for now and thanks for popping in to read what I have to say. I will check back in soon.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

I'm Back

Well I got back a couple of days ago. It was a good trip. It was alot of work as well though. My daughter did great and is recovering very well. She handled the surgery well. I must say that this was a "trip". For the first few days she was in alot of pain which was to be expected. She took her pain medication like clockwork for the first few days and then starting cutting back a bit. She had to wear a sling for the first few weeks and of course she did. One of the purposes of wearing the sling when you are out and about is so that people be careful of you. Usually when you see someone with a sling on then you watch out well in a couple of cases that didn't happen. We went out for dinner, there was 5 of us. Well the owner of the restaurant was going from table to table asking how things were. Well we had Gretchen at the end of the table because for one she is left handed and that way no one would be bumping her while we ate well the owner came to our table and what did he do?!! he patted her on her back on the left side and jostled her I thought she was gonna faint. She goes that's the bad he arm!!! Off he goes and then 10 minutes later comes back and does the same thing. Needless to say we were out of there quickly before anything else happened. My daughter goes, umm hello I am wearing a sling!!! I felt so bad for her. She took her pain medicine for sure then. And also on 2 different days I had to take her to appointments. That was alot of driving for sure. Wore my butt out, lol. We had fun though for sure. On the first appointment we met her sister and friend and the 4 of us had lunch. That was nice and the second appointment was fun too we had lots of time to jam in the car and talk. She starts physical therapy tomorrow I think she said so that is good too.
Also yesterday was my birthday. I had a nice day. Lots of peace and quiet and just vegging at home. Don got me a used laptop for my birthday. It is nice. I wanted one so bad because when we go away I need access to my work in case something happens and the second week of taking care of Gretchen because I didn't have one I had not internet access and couldn't even check my office email so when I got back here I had an ungodly amount of email, lol. I guess Don realized what I was talking about this trip. If he is with me well he has one and I can use his if I need to but he was back here the second week of my trip so it was crazy. Well now I can just take mine with me and if I need to get online all I will need is a hot spot. I am so happy. I am actually using it right now to post. I will probably get rid of my desktop if this works out like I am hoping. I will probably take my desktop to my office pretty soon I will need a second computer at my office.
Well other than that not much happening. I did get some stitching done but not as much as I had hoped to because I had so much going on while taking care of my daughter. One of the hardest things was when we got there we found that the refrigerator had gone out. We had to get that repaired and then the seal on the dishwasher was bad. It was just one thing after another. Oh well such is life I guess. Hope you all have been well and I will post again soon. Love you guys!!