Thursday, January 21, 2016

Pitter Patter...

That's my little heart going pitter patter. Thank you for your care, concern, and wisdom! Hearing your voices as you left your comments on my last post makes me glad to be part of this little community we call bloggerville.

I hear you - stitching is a hobby to be enjoyed. It is not a sin to put a project down or abandon it. Life is too short. If I insist on continuing this stitch - take 15 minutes a day or even one strand of floss as a time. It will get done. Thank you for reminding me to get out of my own head and enjoy myself.

As for the other part of my last post. The situation is the same. However, my reaction to this has changed some. I don't entirely believe in coincidences. But, when they happen - I take it as the universe telling me to pay attention.

The other day I stumbled upon an article written by Lacey Johnson titled "The Two Types of People to Eliminate from Your Life Forever." Go here to read the entire article. She calls them the 'dream killers' and the 'crazy makers'.  The dream killers are the people who throw a wet blanket on your party -- All. The. Time. And the crazy makers - well, they are 'so high up in the tornado of their chaos, their feet never touch the ground.' The most striking two sentences in the whole article for me were - Every day spent tolerating bad behavior is a day you betray yourself.  And - It is not your responsibility to remedy anyone else's overdose of anything. Seriously, take a minute to go read the article. It will give you something to think about.

Still living with insomnia. Lovely thing...if only I could clean the house now while everyone is asleep. I make too much noise. Something about the vacuum running at 2 am annoys them. Go figure. I should stitch, but sitting under my Ott light only wakes me up more. sigh...

Life is good except for the hiccup mentioned above. DH is working through the winter and as a crane operator that isn't always guaranteed. DD is in her last semester of school. In May she will be an R-RT. (I think that's what she said) A certified Radiology Tech. And DS - he graduated with his bachelor's degree just before Christmas. Now for grad schools. Michigan University and John Hopkins here is the US and London School of Economics in England. There is another school he is most interested in, but momma is sticking her head in the sand with that one and praying for a school in the US to come through with a fellowship or something to keep him here.

On Tuesday, the most unexpected thing happened to me. A lady I work with at the genealogy library gave me 48 books for my library. Volumes on Amish genealogy, atlases, cemetery-marriage-indexes-birth records - all books on genealogy. How in the world are the two little words 'thank-you' ever going to convey my deepest gratitude? Somehow - I will find a way for her to know how much she means to me.

Life is good here in Ohio - and I am hoping beyond hope - that the weathermen are wrong. This winter storm needs to come up into Ohio and dump 12-18" of snow here - NYC, DC, PA, VA, WV - they don't want it. I'll take it here - the last big snow we had was about 7-8" in 2009. (I think that was the year) We're due. Boston can't have it all!! :)

Time to go get some hot chocolate and maybe head back to bed.
Sleep tight everyone. And once again - thank you for being here for me to vent. I truly appreciate your time and patience with me.


Sunday, January 17, 2016

It never ceases to amaze me...

How the human mind works.

But, I'll get to that in a  minute. Hello all! Happy new year. Just a couple weeks late. Should I go so far as wishing all of you happy holidays as I've not blogged in a month? Ok, better late than never... Happy Holidays!

This is a stitching blog...but, I've not stitched in a very long time. I just am not pleased with the colors on this stitch and have lost all motivation with it. I know if I stop on it that I'll never pick it up again. And I hate UFOs.

Ok, the human mind. Why are there people who only feel better when they've managed to upset you to the level of their own unhappiness? I've never understood that or those who feel they must put you down to feel better about themselves. It just baffles me.

When I'm upset - I tend to realize it is my problem and I must figure out what my problem is. I have learnt that the way people treat you is more about who they are vs who I am. And if I learn someone is upset with me - I leave them alone. Nothing I say or do will change their minds. They generally attempt to upset me (see paragraph above). It's a vicious circle.

Apparently I'm a bad person for not engaging. Ah, family. God's practical joke.