Thursday, April 24, 2008

First Day Of Blogging Again...


Today is the day I start blogging again. Wanted to download some pictures from my camera, but, Mr. V has seem to have moved the cable for my camera. And it is not where he said it should be. Guess I will post pictures from the camera tomorrow. The above picture is a scan of a doll blanket I made out of some fine baby yarn. It is just a big granny square and works really well as a doll blanket. Doesn't scan well, but, looks good wrapped around a doll....


Well now, where to start on why I haven't been blogging for awhile.....Guess life just got a little more interesting than I cared for and time got away from me. Throw in some feeling sorry for myself and that is how one misses a couple months of blogging. Think the fastest and easiest way to sum everything up is in a list. So here goes:

1. Had a mammogram come back that had a spot that they didn't like. Yes, here is where I started felling sorry for myself.

2. Saw a surgeon and he seems to think all is fine, but, we will do pictures again in July.

3. Mr. V's company decided to down size and he was the chosen manger to go. We really weren't surprised by this and won't put the reasons why we figured he was going to be the one.

4. Upside he ended up with a few weeks home while still on payroll.

5. Mr. V got a package deal for all the years he worked. So, he is still getting paid until October.

6. Been big adjustment to having him home now for a month and half. Had to give up my control of most household areas because he feels he is home and I am still working part-time. Wow, really hard giving up ones control of stuff one has done for so many years....

7. Have been helping Mr. V learn how to do schoolwork with the boy. Interesting so far....

8. Have been putting in as many hours as I can at work with hopes of getting a better paying position. Keeping fingers crossed that something will happen this month or next. Know times are hard in the world of retail so hope this works out.

9. Mr. V still having problems with neck and back. But, have made some good progress. That is why I would love to get something with more pay/hours so he could take sometime off from working full time. Tomorrow he is getting some injections into his back to help with pain. Will be interesting to see how all of that works out.

10. Rebecca has been offered a job with the help of a start up manga book. She has been working on the characters and all is going well. They are still lining up the right publisher but there seems to be a lot of interest in it so far. All the copyright stuff is almost done now too. We really need to get her a phone of her own now. Maybe this week we will get her a pay as you use phone like we switched to a couple of months ago. She is very excited about this and I hope it works out well for her (as of this week she is head artist, really excited gal). Since we really didn't know the guy doing this manga I go along and sit in Star Bucks while they talk business (that too is where a lot of my time has gone in the past few weeks). As soon as it is alright to do I will post some of the drawing from it. She seems to be loving this deadline stuff so far too....

There I think that pretty much sums up the last couple of months. We have had to do some replanning with our plans in life and I think everything will work out just fine. We are going to have to do somethings sooner than we had thought, but, that is fine.

Since we are going to pay off the house in the coming months, and Mr. V is home, we are going to start fixing up the house some. Many projects have been put off over the years because Mr. V was always working or something.


The first project to get done is going to be putting up new kitchen cabinets. They have been ordered from the folks at Shenandoah Cabinetry. Above is a picture of the cabinets from the catalog. We are getting the natural oak and there will pulls on the doors & drawers, no knobs like in the picture. The top cabinets will be cathedral style and the bottom cabinets will square. I will lose my sewing area now in kitchen, but, will have more cabinet space!

I know I must have one of the few husbands that actually want to have a say in any kind of remolding work. He is the one that really wanted the natural looking cabinets, fine with me. And he has always like the shade of green above and that is what we will be painting the kitchen this time. It is called frosty pine by Olympic Paints. We left the paint card up on the wall for a couple of weeks and we still liked it so that is what it will be....(The green isn't as bright as it scans, think it will show up better when the walls are painted...)

Think that pretty much brings everyone up to date. I hope to post pictures tomorrow because I got something very nice in the mail yesterday that needs to be seen. Until then take care everyone.....

2 comments:

lindsey said...

Welcome back! I love the new cabinets - and the paint. Can't wait to see it all together!

Jhoanna said...

Wishing you good health Debby! Sounds like you have had a busy and eventful few months. Really happy to hear about your daughter's book opportunity - she is so talented, it would be wonderful to see her work published!