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.