Thursday, March 22, 2007

I'm Back!

Finally, I am able to post from my computer at home!! I am so excited! I really missed my daily ramblings. First, I'll start by showing what I have been working on. The picture above is the second angel that I did for Lynzee at Love Quilts. This is Rose Buddington. She was lots of fun to stitch.

And above is my progress on the Precious Moments girls for Georgia at Quilts4Kids in Australia. I am almost finished with the backstitching. I only have to stitch their shoes and then I'm finished. I've got to get this in the mail!! I really like how they turned out.
I substituted at the same school for 2 weeks and a day. I really enjoyed working there. Then today I worked at a different middle school, and I am returning to that room tomorrow. I had a very good day today until the last class, and they were a real challenge! I was supposed to have a planning period the last period (the one after that "challenging" class), but they asked me to cover a strings class that they didn't have a sub for. I was really tired after that. I've enjoyed working , but I've had two BAD migraine headaches in the last 2 weeks. It is very stressful - substituting and handling "challenging" kids!! And I don't get much cross-stitching in. I usually take a nap when I get home and then go to bed early, too.
Well, I finally got my hair cut. It looks very good, and I like it!! I have been working in my house some more, too. (When I'm not too tired!) I've been cleaning out my bedroom, and going through things to simplify!! I have collected so much "stuff!" But while I was going through a pile of papers that I had left on my bookcase, I found a card that my son had sent me from camp a few years ago. For those who haven't read all of my posts, my 18-year-old son, Glenn, died 2 years ago in an automobile accident. The anniversary of his death was 2 weeks ago. Well, I didn't remember that he had sent me this card. So I opened it and the first thing I saw was "Love, Glenn" on the right side and then my eyes when straight across to the left side and below where he had written me a note, he had written, "P.S.: I love you, Mom." And below that - "P.S.S.: Please come and get me on Saturday at 8:30 in the morning." I just started screaming! I could just hear his voice saying those words in my head! I would give my life if I could "go and get him" and bring him home!! It's so hard to go on after you lose a child!! That's the reason I had one of the terrible migraines. Then today I almost lost it at the school. One of the little fellows in that last class was the spitting image of my son! It's was really strange. I've seen boys who favored my son, but this child could have been his twin. Same color of hair - cut the same way. He was tall and lanky just like my son. It was really hard to look at him and not break down! You are not supposed to outlive your children!!!
DD is doing pretty good. She is trying to find a job. She also got her hair cut and has dyed it very BLONDE. Her hair was already very light brown. I know she's just trying to "find herself." But it's very hard for the mom!! She has been helping me more around the house. Her dad hasn't been to visit in a while. He is living in the lower part of the state for a while. He builds houses and has built one down there. He had it ready to sell when the people in the next house decided to have a tree cut down in their front yard. The tree people must not have been very good at their jobs, because the tree fell on the new house that Jerry had just finished and caused quite a bit of damage. Now he's going through a lot - trying to get the tree people to pay for the damages and having it fixed and all! We realised that if it weren't for bad luck, we wouldn't have any luck at all!! As soon as he sells the house, he is moving back up our way.
Well, better go and get psyched up for tomorrow. I'm going to work as much as I can next week and then the week after that is spring break and I can go back to goofing off and stitching all the time! Happy day everyone!!


Cheryl said...

Im glad you're back! Have missed your regular posts! Your stitching looks great.

Carla said...

the little angel is sooo cute!!! Congrats on both pieces :)

Lucy said...

I think sometimes when things like that happen to you (see someone who looks like your son)it's your son saying "Hi Mom" from Heaven. My son's name is Glenn also and he is 19....I can't even imagine how hard it would be to lose him. You are a very strong lady. Keep your heart open to the messages your son sends you, it will help heal your pain.

Jenna said...

I really like what Lucy said. That's a great way to look at it. I know that his loss has been devastating to you. I admire your strength to keep moving on and I hope that you find peace within your situation someday. Just remember that you carry Glenn with you in your heart every day and I'm sure that he is watching over you. I hope that in time you will come to cherish these little remembrances when they cross your path. *hug*