A Cheerful Flower
After yesterday's high heat and humidity, everything and everyone seems to be droopy and lacking energy. Well, everyone and everything except this pretty, little flower! It is standing tall and facing the morning sunrise, so I took it's picture.
Friendship Bird Finished
I finished the Friendship Bird as an ornie. I did stitch the design again in reverse for the back side. It wasn't as hard as I thought to stitch the pattern in reverse, but I wouldn't want to do it on a more intricate design. Not sure yet if it will stay in my collection or become a gift.
Birthday Card & Floss Received
I received a late birthday card and floss from an exchange I was part of last year. I can honestly say I've never received flower seeds in a birthday card or as a birthday gift -- I guess that's because it's difficult to find flower seeds in Illinois in December! Thanks Pam K.
Weather, health and a bit of GOOD NEWS
After nearly a week of rain amounting to nearly 12 inches of rainfall, flash flooding and field runoff, it's turned very hot and humid in my area of Illinois. Yesterday the actual temp was in the upper 90's and the humidity was 90%. Hubby hates the heat and humidity, but he refuses to turn on the a/c because it's too early in the summer, plus it's expensive to cool our house (and our electric company just got an 8% rate increase).
Still feeling the pain from the shingles, but by my calculations, next week will be 12 weeks since the rash dried up. Hopefully this horrible virus is winding down!
Took my mom back to the orthopedic doctor last Thursday. The good news is that the fracture has stabilized. Since it's been 9 weeks since she fractured the vertebra and she has significant risks with surgery, the doctor advised that she should not have surgery. Because of my mom's long term dependency of pain medications, the doctor has also started with pain medication withdrawal process. So far mom is tolerating the withdrawal process fairly well.
Until next time,
Stay Cool & Happy Stitching!