Monthly Archives: August 2011

Where have I been?

I have been away for quite a while! Of course, I don’t think anyone has been looking for me here! Hahaha. It seems that Facebook has taken the place of a lot of blogs out there, mine included. Not on purpose, I just can’t seem to find time for it all!

I haven’t stitched in quite awhile as I have taken up quilting. I never thought I would be doing this but I’m loving it! I learned to sew a straight line on a sewing machine in late April and I’ve been non-stop ever since. I’m almost finished with quilt #8! It’s been fun and quite hard on the old bank account but I have thoroughly enjoyed myself. I’ve made new friends and some have become even closer. I joined a quilt guild and am learning new things with each new project. I’ve even made a couple of bags and have many ideas for future projects.

The shoulder never got better on it’s own so I had surgery on March 9th. Only four months later and it feels great! Luckily I healed well and worked hard in therapy. It seems that the other shoulder will have to be done as well but I’m going to put that off for a good while.

I finally got promoted to Lieutenant after “holding the billet” for almost a year and a half. All of my guys minus one came out on their day off in uniform in the rain to share the moment with me. It made the day just super! Last night we went to Hooters in Denham Springs and had a little celebration. I just love my guys and they make going to work fun even after 25 years.

I have so many things I want to do as I get older and I’m looking forward to retirement in about six and a half years. There’s just not enough time to do all that I want to do and work, too. But I’m working hard at getting debt free and bumping my retirement as high as I can so I will be able to enjoy my later years. Of course as I get older life presents more and more challenges. I don’t think it’s just me, but I swear I get so frustrated with problems getting older brings. I can’t see as well, I can’t hear, and I’m always forgetting stuff. Although better than the alternative, getting older is not much fun! The fun part is that you get to act weird and wear what you want because you’re old and people just expect you to be silly. That part I do like!

Well, I guess that’s it for now. If I can remember, I’ll try to get back to regular posting. I don’t have all-timers yet but this some-timers is kicking my butt!