04 August 2009

One day more . . .

I just have to get through today, then I will off for 5 whole days. The only thing I have to do is attend Jane's funeral, which will be hard--I don't want to say good-bye to Jane, how will things be the same without her?--but, other than that, I have no plans. I am actually off through the 13th at my part time job. A hard decision to make, but I had a wakeup call at my doctor's appointment the other day, and having a lower stress level is no longer a luxury; my blood pressure was very high (having a suspicious lesion does that to me, thank you very much WebMD, with your horrible photos and dire predictions), and I HAVE to reduce stress. I can't take it away altogether, but what I can control, losing half a day to relax by having to drive down-county and work, I am doing when I can.

I am still plugging away at the geisha. I am probably 90% finished. The backstitch is driving me CRAZY. My anal-retentive perfectionist mind can't handle the fact that the backstitch will never exactly match the chart. I used the wrong color for part of it because the directions indicated one color for the thin blue lines on the kimono lining and a different color for the thin blue lines on another part of the kimono, and, since I am not an expert on kimonos, I used the wrong color. I just went with it. I can not wait to get her done.


Annie said...

I think you may not want to take the back stitching so seriously as you try to reduce stress. Driving you crazy doesn't exactly sound relaxing!

But hope you enjoy all the extra free time.

riona said...

Be well.

kimstitch3 said...

Hi there girlie, I'm am praying for you to have God's peace and rassurance. I pray whatever that lesion or what not is nothing and that you can control your blood pressure and get some rest and relaxation in hon,Kimberly

Julie M said...

While I love how backstitching can really enhance a design, I have to admit that I do NOT enjoy doing it. Try not to stress over it though. We are our own worst critics!

Hope the extra time off helps and you get to feeling better!

Pumpkin said...

I'm sorry to hear about your loss :o(

It's amazing what will get our stress up sometimes. Glad you have some days off. Relax! Enjoy!

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls