Wednesday, November 14, 2007

My Lonesome

Hey everybody! I haven't posted anything in a while and I thought I would post an update on how everything is going. Hubby has been gone now for 45 days...and it bites!! I have just now gotten to where I don't expect him to walk through the door at any minute! I'm getting used to seeing our bed empty, laying on my side, wishing he were there to hold me. I miss touching his face, holding his hand, seeing him walk around the house...I plain ol' miss him!! I'm still trying to keep busy, but these past few days I've been off of work and all I want to do is sit at home. I feel closer to him when I'm at home. I see our stuff and can picture him with me. I have pictures everywhere, in almost every room, so I can see him where ever I go. We're on the downhill slide now (I hope) for him to come home. He's got a tenative date, and I hope it sticks!! Oh, for the day he comes home!!! I can't wait! I think so far I've done fairly well in the coping department. I've only had three or four breakdowns and as long as I don't watch sad movies, I'm okay. I think it helps that we get to talk everyday, sometimes more than once a day. I like to hear his calms me...Well, that's the update in a nutshell...I hope this finds everyone happy and healthy!! Love to all!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

The Perfect Tote Has Arrived!!

I am sew excited!! As most of you know from previous blogs, the sister and I took a "perfect tote" class on Monday. I was really excited about it, especially after I got my fabric. The demo they had at the store was with fabrics I would term, well, a bit "old" for me. However, the fabric I got was right up my alley and some of my favorite colors to boot, brown and blue!! We were supposed to choose 6 different designs and thankfully there were just enough in my colors! I got my fabric early so it made the waiting even harder!! But finally the day arrived. It passed quickly because I'd worked the night before and so I slept most of the day!! I actually overslept a bit, go figure huh? (Like I'm ever on time!!)
When we got there, the sis and I set up and got to work. The construction is rather easy, there are just a lot of steps. However, the end product is sew worth it!! We weren't able to finish the bag at the class because it was getting to late. I had to finish it at home, but that's ok, it got done! It gives me such a feeling of accomplishment to be able to construct something like this. I was so happy with the results! The bag it's self is HUGE!! But you know how the sis and I are about big bags...we relish them! Here are a few pictures for your enjoyment!!