Well Happy New Year everyone! So I'm thinking that if you are still out there, then I am very thankful. I have been so neglectful of my blog. You know what the crazy thing is? I visit my blog every single day at least twice...to look at my bloglist to see what you have all posted on your blogs. I know that it's ridiculous, being so close, and then not post...and still wait eagerly for everyone else to post their lives. I will do better this year with my New Year, New Start attitude.
Speaking of new starts 2014 took turns that I did not expect would happen in my life. As I had mentioned left his job back in 2013 and started his own company in the summer of 2013. Much to my dismay I might add. I am a creature of habit. I am a person that likes to plan ahead. I am a person with lists and sub-lists and schedules. So let me tell you this threw me for a GIANT loop. Thank God and all the powers that be, and the never waivering confidence of my husband that he has made such a success of his company, that all my fears and apprehension were laid to rest. Our little business (and yes I said "our") has grown to be so successful that in August of 2014 I had to make another difficult decision and left my 10 year position at the medical clinic I was managing and came to join my husband as office/business manager at our company. If you knew me at all you would know the turmoil that I went thru because of this as well. Not only that having to go to my boss and let him know that I was leaving him. I felt like I was betraying him somehow. The funny thing is...he was so fantastic about it. He said that back when we opened the company he knew that it was going to be inevitable, because he knew that kind of person that my husband is, and he knew the kind of person that I am, that he got a sinking feeling back then knowing that my time was limited with him. And although he was sad for himself, he was happy for me. And that was the theme of the month notice that I gave them from every doctor and staff member. Needless to say, it has been an incredible last 1/2 of the year. And I can tell you that I have NEVER been happier in my whole working career, than I am right now! And I don't say that lightly. Everything that I have learned from all my jobs have all been leading to this one time in my life/career and it's been so worth the ride.
Sooooo...not using that as an excuse (well kinda) that is why I haven't been posting, because I have been overwhelmed with so many other things...and also let that be my excuse (yep) for not stitching as much as I would like. I did do some stitching but didn't get them finished for my tree this year. So I didn't get any new ornaments on my stitching tree this year...so sad about that...but I will rectify that this year for sure! In the meantime here are the ornaments that I have stitched since August. All from Prairie Schooler's Nordic Holiday book. Love them.
Another thing I want to start fresh with is my lifestyle. Hubby and I have both been living a little on the high end side of life and have both gained some pounds that neither of us should be carrying around, him not as much as me. He works physically so it's not so bad or as noticeable. I on the other hand am more tubby that I want to be...so it's time to stick to the fresher foods and getting some fresh air, just taking better care of ourselves, so that we can enjoy the life that we are building for ourselves. I have to do my activities a lot more moderately, as I have a knee that I am waiting for treatment on and am fairly limited in the things that I can do and for how long. Hopefully this year I'll get in with the ortho for this miracle injection that I am slated for. I know that losing a little weight will help with it as well. So all the more to make the changes we need to make. I'm keeping track of my lose on my sidebar, and so far since the beginning of the year....8 pounds have been shed! YIPEEE
Kati and I are going to be starting up another SAL on January 18th! It's been a long time in the making, with troubles of getting out fabric and our fibers together, we finally have it all sorted out and we are set to begin. If anyone wants to join us there is still time. We would love to have you.
So that's it my friends! Please keep posting your lovely posts. I read them all. That is another thing....I promise to comment. We all love comments, and quite frankly, that's how we know for sure we aren't just talking in the dark.
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