Monday, November 24, 2008

It's Goin' Around, and, New Stuff Up

Well for several days Richard has laid around acting like he is dying. I felt like that the other day, but pressed on. Today I feel terrible. Woke up not being able to breathe without coughing and I have felt all day like I need to go back to bed.

BUT! I sold 5 skeins of yarn today and only got 2 ready to put up to sell. I am going backward. On the one hand, if I don't lie down, chances are great that by Thurs., when I have to cook a 24# turkey and mashed potatoes and gravy and bake pies from scratch, and have 13 underroof for Thanksgiving, I will feel like a truck hit me.

On the other hand, if I don't get some yarn up, I am going to lose my shop following. Nothing to offer means nobody wants to shop either. hmmm.

I did have my VERY FIRST sale today from my Heart Felt Fun shop. And I listed two items there, a red tampon cozy/eyeglass case/sunglass case from a felted wool sweater
from The Gap, and a red pair of fingerless mitt gloves from a felted lambswool sweater. These are so soft! I hand-stitched around the top and thumbhole edges with black and white chenille yarn, and did the heart as a cutout, also stitched around. Kinda cute.

We shopped for one of the girls today. Our church has a Prison Ministry, and they put up an Angel Tree of kids whose dads or moms (or in a couple cases, both) are in prison. We picked a little girl 10 years old and then discovered she had a sister 9 years old. So tonight we got art supplies that they asked for, for both of them. And some little-girl toiletries. The both need coats and shoes but we only got those for one of them, forgot the other one's sizes. Oh well, another day.

I am so thankful that my kids have a stable Christian home and both their parents. I am thankful that even though we don't have much, we have a heart to help someone who has even less. And even though I am tired and feeling sick, I am thankful for the food we will have Thursday and the ones we will share it with and that we have a house to eat it in, where the toilets flush (two years ago when we bought here, the septic had failed at our other house, I was pregnant, we closed the night before Thanksgiving and moved in 8 days before Christmas. Not fun at all).


Lee Purdum Lehman said...

Just remember, my friend, if the truck has hit you, it hit me first (and possibly your dearly beloved). By now, the grill should be splattered with pieces of us. Is that called bonding? I hope you all feel much better by Thanksgiving! It sounds like you have your head on straight about thankfulness. May He bless you and yours for your good heart. Lee said...

I hope you feel better quickly!!!! You do so so much! God bless you and your family! I wish you and all around you a happy Thanksgiving. I too am thankfull first and formost for my God who gives me strength to carry on each day. Thankfull for my dear husband, my 7 children, 6 grand children, for the roof over my head, food in our house and the warmth withinit. Thankfull that God gave me the talent to knit and all my crafts. Thankfull for sweet sweet people like you! God Bless Marion