Welcome to the New Year. Time for a Monday update on Tuesday haha. We had a fantastic weekend. Saturday Fred (hubby) was busy all day with his Ham radio group. He had a great time. While he was gone I worked on a little bit more organizing my stash and then spent the rest of the day stitching and watching TV.
Sunday morning we took our Christmas tree down. We move our live tree outside and tie it to our pool deck standing up. The birds love it. They have a new place to hide from the cold and boy it's been brutal cold. Last night we got to -30 wind chill. Right now the actual temp is -13 brrrrr. Then we played our Dirty Dice game. It's a tradition we always did on Christmas Eve with my Mom's family. We buy goodies like chocolates, household things that we all use, and groceries we all like. We roll 3 dice when you get a double you can get a present. If you want to though you can steal from someone else. We always make it a lot of fun. I got a Star Wars marshmallow candy so Jeremiah stole it because he loves Star Wars and I don't like marshmallow haha. It all ends up in the same place but we still have fun. Mom was really doing great playing along too. It was wonderful to see.
After that we all went our separate ways and had a Netflix day. Fred and me watched Bright and 1922. Both really good movies. Jeremiah joined us for Bright and he liked it a lot. It's the same producer as Suicide Squad so it was really good of course. 1922 was a Stephen King movie about a farmer killing his wife. It was really good. Not the typical Stephen King but still good.
Yesterday we rented two movies from Redbox. But first we watched the Rose bowl Parade. I love that parade. The floats are just amazing to see what they can make out of flowers and things like that. Then Mom and me made lasagna to bring in the New Year yummy. After that we settled down to watch our movies. First up was Flatliners. It was a remake of the old movie and really well done. Definitely some spots that made me jump. Jeremiah joined us again and we watched Bay Watch with The Rock. It was hilarious of course. It was a great day of movies.
Today marks 2 weeks since Mom's stroke. She is doing so much better each day it seems. She can talk longer times without messing up a word. She still has some issues but they come farther apart. So I really think in even more weeks from now it will get easier and easier. I'm so thankful for that. She is coming back. I can see that. Thanks again for all the prayers/thoughts her way. She means the world to me.
I also got a lot of stitching time on You are Loved by Hinzeit that I showed you in the Dec 30th post. Here is my progress after 3 days of working on it...
About the Family Crest. I have bad news. I know I teased you guys and I didn't mean to I just didn't want to admit it out loud yet. I'm planning on talking to my grandparents about it. I don't enjoy working on it. I think it's because I want it done YESTERDAY and it just drags. It make the process torture. I know it will take forever to do and I don't have forever. So I notice when I work on it I get depressed. I just don't stitch. I find myself walking away and doing everything but picking up my needle. I know my grandparents wouldn't want that. It wasn't the point. They have no idea how difficult the pattern is. It's like a HAED. I need to really enjoy it. Plus since I've started on it I won't pick up my HAEDs. I miss them so much. I have too many other things screaming to be stitched to get depressed about my stitching. So I'm calling it quits. I really hope they understand.
Sorry this ended up being a long update. If you followed me till the end Thanks. I guess I had a lot of say. Have a great week!