>Well, it’s been about three weeks since my last post. I can now tell you that I’m no longer contracting at the audit client. In the process, I’ve discovered that there are people in the world that you can’t trust who will stab you in the back. I’ve eliminated them from my life and I’m working through some anger right now. Even though I no longer have that contract that was a base of my business, I know that everything will be fine — even before the contract ended my phone was ringing with other clients who needed additional work… God’s way of taking care of me. I have no concerns, because I’ve turned them over to Him and I’ll just let Him handle it from there.
At any rate, it was an ugly, exhausting process. I’ve just been bone tired and really not excited about doing much of anything to be honest. I’m looking to the future to get back to normal — whatever passes for normal in anybody’s life these days. 🙂
My comings and goings have been somewhat hampered by the fact that I’m now in an air cast to try to calm down the case of plantar fasciitis that I have. The night splint wasn’t working, so I’m hobbling around in this to try to heal the ligament where it’s tearing and get the bones realigned properly. We’re hoping that the inconvenience of the cast will keep me from having go to through the inconvenience of surgery on my foot.
Penny continues to grow and thrive. She’ll be 20 weeks old this week, and she’s a charmer! We’re starting to see some adult teeth coming in even though those ultra-sharp puppy canines are still there. She’s been in Puppy Kindergarten for three weeks now. We’re making progress with socialization, but she doesn’t like big groups of dogs and prefers one on one interaction. I completely understand! A couple of the more rowdy dogs graduated from kindergarten this week, so I’m hoping that it’ll be a bit quieter for her in the coming weeks. We learned the hard was to take “people food” like chicken or cheese or roast beef last week as treats when Penny completely ignored our perfectly acceptable dog treats and mooched off other puppy parents. How embarassing! This week she got her own cooked hamburger.
We had our annual ornament exchange weekend:
In the picture are most of the group with yours truly front and center in the Ravelry t-shirt. 🙂 Linda and Laura elected to be photographers and weren’t in the group shot. The red tote bags on the table were made by DF Vicky for each of us to put our ornament kits in. Judy and Ann graciously helped me finish my kits in time for the exchange; with having Penny in the house, my stitching time was limited, so my fiber totals for each ornament were admittedly estimated this year. I’m hoping that I overestimated so that nobody will run out of anything. At any rate, it was a great weekend and I got to visit extra with Judy, Ann, and Teresa who spent the night at my house during their visit. It’s always a treat to be able to spend time with my out of town buds. 🙂
Not much else going on. I’m still working on the Garter Toes socks that I showed you in the last post. I’m almost finished with the first one. I started stitching a relatively simple piece, “The Branch” by Bent Creek, but I haven’t made a lot of progress to show. And I took out an ornament kit that I’ve put exactly 12 stitches in so far. Maybe I’ll have pictures next time.
Have a good week everyone! Take time to do something nice for yourself.