Sunday, March 4, 2012


Hello fellow stitchers!

It is a crisp morning here in the Shenandoah.  First I want to thank everyone for their wonderful comments on my Richmond Sampler finish.  They have been such a bright spot in my world. 

So, you wonder what my blog post title means?   Well, I am behind.  I am behind in my blog posting; behind in my blog commenting; behind in my email responses; behind in my stitching; behind in my WIPcapolyspse updates; behind in house cleaning - the "behinds" are endless. 

The first two months of 2012 have been a roller coaster and while I have been hanging on, it has not been very graceful.  I don't know about everyone else, but when I ride a roller coaster, I regret stepping on it the moment I sit down and strap in.  I feel anxious and my heart pounds.  I know what is coming but at the same time I don't know what is coming.  I know that there will be ups and downs but I don't know where.  There are times of pure exhilaration and times that I shut my eyes and pray for the ride to be over.  Yet at the end, I bask in the adrenaline rush, hop off of the roller coaster only to line back up for another ride.  Anyone else understand? 

My husband was sent to West Virginia for five weeks - professionally it was great, but I missed him terribly.  The great news is that he has been promoted to executive chef and we could not be happier.  While hubby was in West Virginia, my dear cat Simon was very sick and I was worried to distraction.  He was diagnosed with hyperthyroid and is responding well to treatment.  Still, it has been hard coming to terms with the fact that my furbaby is no spring chicken.  Work has been very stressful and comes home with me on a regular basis.  I am the chairperson of a state social studies education committee and the responsibility has added to my already large workload.  I am thrilled and honored to be professionally recognized but I am still adjusting to the extra work.  There have been a myriad of other ups and downs but I won't bore you with those details.  So, as you can see, 2012 has been a roller coaster ride.

So, dear followers, your comments on my Richmond Sampler finish meant more than you realized!  Your words of encouragement and congratulations were like a salve to my soul.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart. 

I will leave you with a picture of Simon, enjoying one of his favorite spots - the back of my stitching chair!   Have a wonderful weekend!

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