Thursday, August 9, 2012

Planning and Prepping

 I have 4 more baskets to add to my pile.  I now have 45 finished and a million more to go!  :)  I am enjoying them.  They give me something to keep my hands busy while I'm not at the machine.  I think one reason that I always like to keep my hands busy is stress! I know we all have it, but sometimes it just feels like it is overwhelming for me.  I can't even sit down and watch tv without having something else to do, even if it is looking at a magazine, doing handwork or just anything to keep me busy.  
I haven't accomplished a whole lot the past few days but some progress is better than none.  I have also been prepping more baskets.  I'm trying to get several of them prepped because we are going on a little overnight trip in a week or so and I am starting to panic on how to stay busy in the car and at the hotel.  Crazy, I know but that is just how I am.  
Richard finally got his NCLEX scheduled!!!!  He will be taking the exam in Johnson City, TN, which is about 4 hours from here.  After passing that it will be about 2 weeks before he is issued his license for Nursing.  I am so excited and nervous at the same time.  After being out of work since December 2009, this has been a long time coming.  I am so proud of him, he has worked so hard for this.  He lost his job 2 weeks before Christmas 2009 and enrolled in college 3 weeks later!  He is 42 and going back to college was hard for him, so much has changed since we were in school....

Anyway, his exam is scheduled for 8am, so we will be going down the night before.  I thought he might want to go alone but he insisted that the kids and I go with him.  It will just be a little overnight trip nothing big.  So we plan on leaving straight after Church that Sunday.

I want to prep several basket blocks to take with me in the car and I also got one of the panels ready to embroidery for my "Over the hills" quilt.  I'm hoping to get this started that weekend too.  It has been a while since I have done any embroidery, I just hope it turns out nicely.  It is only done with the "backstitch" and I think some "french knots"  I will probably have to brush up on the french knots because I wasn't that good at them before.  :)  
 This week will be spent cleaning the house and such.  I still have quilts and books to mail out before we go.  We are down to one vehicle now and Richard always has the truck all day and I'm left here with nothing.  By the time he gets home the post office is closed.  :(  

Oh and my precious mother will be home late tonight!!!  I think she said her flight was at 4:30pm, but by the time all is said and done she should be home around 11pm.  Of course, I will not go visit with her tonight but I will walk to her house in the morning.  I can't see her house from mine but sorta like the above quilt, she is "over the hill and through the woods"  LOL!  It is faster if I walk to her house through the woods instead of walking the roadway.  :)  Oh, I just love country life.  I have so many Blessings that I just can't count them all....


lil red hen said...

You sound just like my youngest daughter ~ always on the move.

Best of luck to Richard too!

Have a nice trip!

Janet O. said...

I'm so glad Richard's test finally got scheduled! I know he will do a great job!
Looks to me like you will have plenty for your hands to do, Kristie (and I was never good at French knots, either).
I know having your Mom home is a blessing.

jillquilts said...

Woo hoo! Glad the test is scheduled and glad that your mother is on her way home!!

vtquilter said...

Glad the test is scheduled. Good luck! Yea - Mom is coming home. I know you really enjoy it when she is home. Hopefully you can relax a bit after things settle down.

Dirt Road Quilter said...

You are really making progress on your pretty baskets. I always like to have some hand stitching when I sit down too. I just feel more productive that way. I'm excited that Richard is finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. It sounds as if it has been a long road. Happy to hear that your Mom is home too. Enjoy your time together!

Floss said...

I'm in the I got nothing done boat. Normally I like to have handwork to do too. I did manage to get some tracked out.

wishing richard the best with his exam.