I like to blog at least every couple of days - if not every day. I see I haven't been here since last Wednesday. May just wasn't a great month for me - June didn't start out with a bang either. (if you are just here for stitching content - scroll down - I am going to vent a bit first, but there will be a stitching picture before I'm done)
I know I have said here before that I have migraines. I probably had been having them long before they were diagnosed as such but I didn't know that was what they were (I have common migraines - no aura) until I started researching and looking back. They were not anything compared to what I have now. This ordeal started with a severe headache on Feb. 6, 2006. Yes, I remember the date. I've had a headache ever since that day. It varies in intensity but it never goes away completely. I've had the list of tests - MRI (otherwise know as the tunnel of terror - I'm claustrophobic, and it is much worse after that incident) Sleep study, blood work, etc. Everything checks out okay and yet I still have the ever-present headache. For the most part, I try to ignore it when it isn't too bad and just go on with what I have to do. The last 4 weeks have been really bad headache weeks. I've had several of the ones that max out meds and I still end up in bed. (like yesterday) My neuro comes highly recommended as far as migraine treatment and we have been through I don't know how many daily preventative meds that haven't worked. I'm starting to feel defective. I know she is doing everything she knows to do but how long can it go on before we have exhausted all possibilities and then what? I know I am just frustrated at the moment and it always helps to vent a little when one is frustrated. (and note, I think the problem is with me, not the dr!) My next appointment is in two weeks. When I just have one or two bad days in a week - or if I'm really lucky and make a week with no bad days - I don't get so depressed about it, but when the just keep coming it gets old! It is hard to be productive - even if the meds finally kick in, I am usually just exhausted after one. Anyway - I don't really like to talk about this much here, but it is a big part of who I have been the past 2+ years. my hubby tries to be understanding - I know he gets frustrated too. I'm sure I can be quite the bitch after several bad days in a row. It is a one day at a time thing - sometimes one hour at a time. Today I've managed with the 'middle of the road' meds which is better than having to go for the big guns, but I'm ready for a few days of no meds. If anyone has any suggestions, I would love to hear them. (you can email me) So, this is a lot of the reason I've not been a good blogger lately. Besides not being up to posting, I haven't accomplished a lot to have anything to post about!
So - since I don't have any stitching updates to show - I'll show the last ornament I sent for the exchange. It arrived last week but I haven't posted since she let me know it got there. I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out - might have to stitch this one for myself one day.
It is 'Christmas Tree' by Scandinavian Stitches and was in the 2007 JXS ornie issue. I haven't picked the ornament I'm going to stitch for the July mailing yet - thought I would wait until I got back from my girls weekend to work on that. I did get a few stitches in on the Red Thread project last night but not as much as I would like. I've decided on what I'm going to take (stitching wise) for the weekend and as soon as I get all the pieces and parts together, I'll post about those.
I did make it to Tyler last week and stopped by Margo's booth at the antique mall. I picked up this fork chandie for my front flower bed.
I need to get a close-up so you can see it better.
I thought I would have hit my 200th post by now but it just happened. As it is, it will probably not happen until I get back from my weekend getaway but I will have something for a giveaway when I hit 200. I'm only about 6 weeks away from my one year anniversary and I'll try to think of a giveaway for that too. (I know what I'm doing for #200 - but I'll tell you about that when we get there!)
Well, that's all folks. Guess I should see about getting some kind of dinner together for my guys.