Monday, October 8, 2012

Week 5 SAL

Well, here's my progress for the week...or lack there of.


And here's my excuse for not getting more done...


My mom and sister went to the Biltmore last week. And well, I kept the kids. Do I really need to say more??

As you can see - I got some leaves completed. And I once again have a new respect for those mothers who still find time for needle and floss. Ah, the bliss of having older children!

I did promise a shot of the other project in my life -

Guiding Light
by Heritage Crafts
scrap linen
recommended DMC
It will eventually look like this -


Yeah, this is the project with the crazy instructions. It calls for 2 strands and 1 strand cross stitches of the same color for shading. I'm dubious as to whether this is actually working on my piece.

Sorry the stitching pictures are dull. Cloudy day in Ohio. Haven't checked the weather in a few days and not sure if this will burn off or today will be cloudy. Just checked - am clouds and pm sun - high 57. Then I went on to see the temps will not reach above 68 for the next 10 days. Fall is officially here!

In a weird stressy mood today - have appointment to see doctor tomorrow. Get to see results of blood work completed 3 months ago (obviously nothing to see or they would/should have called before now) and I get a physical. Let me plainly say, I dislike the medical profession. Dentists seem to always say, "Oh, that filling you had in 1975 needs replacing - it's leaking." Here let me charge you an arm and leg. The regular doc can't see beyond the fact you are over weight and EVERYTHING that hurts on you is related to the weight. There could be no other cause for any issue you may have - it's all the weight. And the back guy I saw last year - completely discounted the fact I hurt like h*** and told me the pain was all in my head. Really, that's why doing dishes causes me to hunch over like I should be a bell ringer at Notre Dame?!?!

After taking several deep breaths and mentally saying, "Ohmm" I can now complete this post. I will say I KNOW there are caring medical professionals out there. Men and woman who do a job that I never want or could do. I know they deserve a fair and reasonable monetary reward for their services and that the over head for their businesses is astronomical.

But, I have fillings from 1975. I am overweight. And the back doctor really did tell me it was all in my head. And I come from a lllooonnnggg line of family members who do not like to go to the doctor. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

If you hear a frustrated scream coming from my neck of the woods tomorrow - it's just me - venting!

Hope your week is shaping up to be better than mine!
Denise

12 comments:

Vickie said...

I am praying for you Denise. ♥

Vicki said...

All of your stitching looks great, but I really like "Guiding Light". I like the shading. Can't wait to see it finished! Hope you feel better soon...

Erica said...

Ha! I could have written that myself, and have! LOL
Couldn't agree more about the medical profession!

LoriU said...

My brother always says he will go to the doctor when they stop "practicing" medicine! LOL!

Sorry you are not feeling well. I understand...I have something that hurts everyday and the doctor just brushes it off as "getting older" (I am 51)

barbara said...

I hear ya on the know-it-all docs - take care!!!

rosek1870 said...

I am so with you Denise! I have all the same problems! Loading the dishwasher is torture! If it makes you fell any better I finally got a diagnosis of my neck and shoulder but the answer was painkillers. ugh. My back they still don't know. It is cold here today and my shoulder is killing me. Haven't been doing much cross stitching but did do a little weaving. We are cleaning and rearranging the house as younger daughter is going to be living here for the foreseeable future and older daughter moved again and sent some furniture home.We also have a new puppy who is reeking havic on the whole house!. Well off to the vet with the other 2. Hugs and enjoy the cool weather. I love what you have stitched. Rose

Nancy said...

Your stitching is great! It's understandable that you didn't get much stitching done with those cuties around the house!

Hope your doctor visit goes well and you can get some real answers. {Hugs}

Mouse said...

ooooo nice stitchy updates and we will accept the looking after the kids excuse hehehe
sorry to hear about your back ....
know all about back pain ... and nope it isn't in your head or to do with your weight either ...
hope all goes well :)
love mouse xxxxx

April said...

The kids are so cute!!! That is a good excuse. lol I have been painting today and moving stuff. I promise to do better this week!!!

Chris said...

Great stitching progress!
I hope that you had fun wih the kids.
I hope that things go ok today :)
Hugs!

Catherine said...

Great stitches and cute kiddos! The lighthouse piece is really pretty...
I hear you on the doctors. Not much of a fan myself. I am lucky to have one that listens and does not discount my pains or anything I tell him about. Good luck ~ sending prayers your way!

Melody said...

What a couple of little cuties you got to hang out with! Guiding Light is looking great. The shading stitches don't sound like much fun, though. I hope you find a physician with the compassion to really listen and help you determine what's truly wrong, rather than just blaming it on the most obvious things like a lot of Drs tend to do. Luck and prayers to you!