Tuesday, February 26, 2008

All Clear Signal?

Well, I’m certainly glad that week is over. I won’t go into gory details, mostly because it makes my blood pressure go wacky, but the highlights were:

+   Bad News: Chris was informed they have at least another month of short weeks (which means $400+ shortage on the paychecks)

C      Good News: The lady with the horse ranch has enough work she wants him to do to cover every weekend for the next 3 months

+   Bad News: I developed my first UTI in over 20 years & the cranberry juice prescribed by the nurse gave me a bad headache

C      Good News: Only one day was really uncomfortable, so I was able to enjoy the Stitches West convention on Saturday

+   Bad News: Sam didn’t make the cut for the tennis team this year

C      Good News: He takes his black belt exam tonight & he’s feeling good about it (but please send out some positive energy Sam’s way- he had to take his last belt exam twice before he passed & I don’t think I- er, uh, I mean he could stand another disappointment right now)

Sunday was the Ravenswood Annual Victorian Tea; I wasn’t on kitchen or serving duty this year, so I was able to sit quietly in the cottage most of the afternoon, giving only one regular tour during the tea, & answering questions before & after. My contribution to the meal was a large batch of Curried Olive Spread- actually a dip, but works well at sandwich filling on rye or pumpernickel bread- & didn’t make a single scone, unlike the 19 dozen I did last year.

Tomorrow, my Mother is coming out here to bring me a gift from my brother & new sister-in-law, & then go to lunch; this is a first- she has only been to our town 3 times in the 13 years we’ve lived here. I just hope the fake spring weather doesn’t do a bunk, giving her an excuse to back out; one becomes a little weary of being the only one to make the hour-long trip to visit.

Ta for now~ I’ll let you know how it goes.


Charity said...

Stitches sounds like it was a lot of fun! :0) Looks like you guys have had a lot of ups and downs - I hope it all smooths out quickly!

GardenGoose said...

hope you get to feeling better and have a good visit with your mom.
stopping by also to invite you over to my blog for some fun giveaway drawings in celebration of Leap yr. day. hope you'll stop by.

Dana said...

Cranberry juice gives you a headache? That is strange....

Hope you are feeling better!