As usual, I start my blog posts with some lame sentence about wanting to post more! I will just let that go now--you've heard it already!
As you know, this is the busy Christmas Season, and I have been overwhelmed with music stuff, and a lot of other things, too! But I do want to catch up and hopefully stay caught up!
So much has gone on since my Thanksgiving post! (isn't that pitiful?!)
I am getting into a rhythm of my "new normal" since my husband has been gone now for 6 1/2 months. It's not how I want things to be, but I've made up my mind to search for happiness and contentment, and that's where I am now.
You all know that I am a musician, and have a job as a church musician. Well, imagine my surprise when this happened!!!
Yes, I had a little accident! I was gluing something with plain old white glue, and got a little on my finger. I went to wipe it off with my left hand, and heard a little pop! It didn't hurt, but I looked at my right hand and the end of my finger was drooping!! SO,,,I went to the doctor and it wasn't broken but the ligament had popped loose!! Freak accident! SO, I had to go to a hand specialist and I now have a little rod inserted in my finger. It will heal in 8 weeks and the rod will be removed. I'm already finished 2 weeks. Can you believe this??? I am still playing, with 9 fingers!!!! It's not great at all!! But I guess I'll survive! This is a minor setback!
My new grand daughter is due on January 4th! I am so excited!!!! I will keep you posted on that!
I did put up four trees this year..even did some with a hurt finger! My heart really wasn't in it this year, but after I was finished and looked at them, it was the right thing to do! I think I would have been extremely depressed to have no decorations.
This is my music tree, It has all types of musical ornaments, with emphasis on little grand pianos! I love this tree. It's in my music room, of course! I can see it when I play my piano!
This is a skinny little tree for Mississippi State University! I did not go there, but my husband and son did. We have season football tickets and it's just a big deal! So, I still put this up, even though my husband is gone. But our son loved it. It's tucked in the corner of the dining room, so we can see it when we eat! ha
Finally, this is my cross stitch tree. I made most of the ornaments, but have a few that were gifts or from exchanges. I love this tree! And I have a couple of new ones this year! One was a gift from a FB exchange that Dixie Samplar started. I absolutely LOVE my ornament!!
Isn't this beautiful?? I am so lucky! I just love it!
I also had a small finish--finally! ha! My dear friend Janie was down from Indiana to visit her mother and she came by and we did some finishing! I will show you one for another holiday later. I love this silly little ornament!
I am worried that I might be a no-reply blogger. If anyone has found that to be true please let me know! Google + has messed everything up! It looks like all is ok but I read an article saying that just because it lists your email on your profile, it still might not show up! I just don't know! ha
You know I can't post without including Omar! My son and daughter in law brought him this fabulous kitty cocoon, handmade in Nepal! He loves it! I think it suits him perfectly!
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! Keep stitching! Thank you for your visit and please come back soon!