I make quilts, sew, embroidery via Ellisimo Gold and my Endurance (6 needles), quilted by hand or sewing machine until I got the sit down Tiara in 2013. I have 3 children and 2 grandchildren. My Nick became a teenager in October, and Beckett turned 6 in July. Andrew SGS (31) got married on May 19, 2012, and we all had a grand time! All of my children, spouses and grandchildren were there. Woohoo!!! He chose a wonderful bride, and they had dated throughout high school and college graduation! He just started his training to become a County Lawman while she landed a job as manager of a women's multiple Dr. office.
Although old enough to retire a long time ago, I still have some mortgage to pay off on my home. I love people and really enjoy my job. My birthday is Aug. 16, so I get lots of questions at that time every year. Always the same answer, I'm working to pay off my mortgage. They pulled the insurance package out from under us 2 years ago, so now we "older ones" are on Medicare. Until then I was working for my benefit package and to pay off my mortgage. Times change! I'm not enjoying the commute as much any more, so am going to do a pro and con list about retiring. It's a baby step at a time.
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, applique, paper piecing, hand quilting, machine quilting, embroidery, crazy quilting, general sewing, knitting, garment sewing
My pets are awesome!
Cricket, a 13 year old Yorkie who still thinks he is a pup!
Hello lou ann, i am delighted to be your friend and thank you for the kind comments, i do love spending time with the children, it takes me back to doing the same things with their daddies. How are things with you, has life become a little less stressful, life seems to throw things at us when we least expect it. I am holiday at the moment, much needed after my op and have to go in for another one on my return, just a little anxious.....i suppose its natural, but when they have made one mistake it does'nt fill one with confidence. Well im going to enjoy this holiday, although it is much cooler that we thought, but will just get on with it, have brought some hexies to sew together, good. Bye for now, take care, marianne
Hi, hope u have managed to enjoy the Easter break and things begin to get a little easier for you, have time o become in your hobby, you are so very accomplished quilter, time will pass when u r absorbed. Bye Marianne
Good morning Lou Ann, I have just read the dilemma about the insurance running out for Dickerson, s care at the nursing home. I just felt your stress, it is not easy. But, there is a large family, would they all committee to giving a regular weekly amount to help until he is well enough to come home, I do hope so, it's important that families pull together at such a time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Marianne U.K.
Good morning Lou Ann, I just feel so much for you having to do so much driving and giving out so much emotionally to feeling as you do. It is important to try and put comments that is made out of your mind, knowing that it is being said through his illnes, oh how difficult for you. Please remember you are doing a great job, just being there, even if he want more, you can just give what you can, you need to look after yourself too.
Prayers and wishes are with you. Regards Marianne UK
Hello Lou Ann, I am so sorry you are having such an emotional roller-coaster at the moment, hope your husband gets the treatment he needs and deserves. It sounds as though things are becoming more difficult coping with the bad weather, everything comes at once.
I am holding you in my prayers - dont stress and you will get through this, its patience I am afraid, and thats not easy when you are in the middle of things.
I just happened to read your post on one of the "group" postings. I have taken Methotrexate for R.A. for 11 plus years with great results; I have absolutely no side effects (i.e. nausea, hair loss, etc). Have liver function blood work annually and all is normal. I am so thankful that I continue to be in remission for so long and maybe forever hopefully. The only thing doctor can't figure out about me is these nodes that keep growing on my finger joints. When one begins growing it is red and sore but subsides when node stops growing. If the nodes keep me from doing what I want with my hands I could have them removed. As long as I can keep on quilting, I'll put up with the nodes. Happy quilting and good luck with Methotrexate.