Interesting fact popped into my head this morning. It has been exactly 3.5 months since I finished my last work contract and it is 3.5 months till end of 2013! Wow. Either way I look at it - wow!
The time off has been a blessing. Sometimes you don't know how hard you've been running till you stop running, ease back to walking, and even sitting still at times. Sure, I've started to worry about finding my next contract. As I've said before things have changed "out there" and for me, it will likely be like learning to walk all over again.
However, a few days ago, I found out another work friend has come up against the big C. Cancer. I only heard through this through the grapevine and needless to say, those who have worked with this lovely, dynamic woman are in shock. It sure puts my life back in perspective. So, the priority to stay healthy and positive and enjoy the time I have right now. To that end, I am going to spend time now on yoga (taking 2 classes a week) and doing some artwork (still trying to figure that out). I will see how they go and post on those topics if I have something to say later. It's good to get back to a couple of things I have loved but abandoned.
Now, onto some positive - stitching! This is Pink Sparrow Sampler by With Thy Needle and Thread. I am using the recommended floss and linen. Gosh, my brain can take a rest now from the contortions I put myself through with my last two samplers!
This is stitched on 30 count linen using 2 strands of floss. After stitching the last two samplers with 1 strand on 36 count, this feels like I'm working needlepoint! This is a fun, relaxing stitch and the colours are such pretty ones.
We have entered a rainy spell since yesterday afternoon but we had some hot, sunny days last week. I think we might have broke records a couple of days. I came in from the garden to find the kitties conked out by the open windows.
It is rare that I can get this close to take a photo without them waking up, especially Daisy. They must've been really drugged by the heat!
Daisy did wake and looked at me like "hey, what are you doing with that camera?"
Well, I am glad to have gotten this post done with minutes to spare. I am off to the dentist (groan) to get a filling fixed that he did last week. *sigh* I hope it gets fixed today with no pain!
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