Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; And confirm for us the work of our hands; Yes, confirm the work of our hands.
Psalm 90:17

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Yay! DaGMT! It's happening again!

Remember DaGMT?

Drop and Give me Twenty is the brainchild of the very talented and often funny Beth Helfter at EvaPaige Quilt Designs. I'm not going to say I adore this lady because that's creepy but I really enjoy her humor and quilt-because-you-love-it approach to quilting. More importantly, DaGMT 2012 helped me SO MUCH with my procrastination issues. No, I did not complete everything I wanted to for 2012, but pledging those twenty minutes a day for the month of February helped me establish a pattern to sew something every day possible. I got so much done-- and so many new UFO's started-- I consider 2012 my most successful quilting year ever. Now Beth is hosting a DaGMT for 2013 and this time there are so many awesome prizes on board it's even more exciting! If you have procrastination issues, need a kick in the starter, or just want an excuse to tell your family why you have to have that time to yourself---here's an incentive for you!
And if you read me much, get used to hearing about it. I love DaGMT so much I will talk about it. 
A lot.
Please don't hate me.
Join in.
You'll thank me.
Okay, you won't thank me. It has nothing to do with me.
You'll thank YOU. You will amaze yourself at how much you can get done.
Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas is a headache.

  Okay, not really. This isn't an "I hate Christmas" post. I'm just going to remember this year as 'the year of the headache'.  Headaches are nothing new; I get stress headaches across my forehead and behind my eyes often enough to know to just take a couple of Tylenol and sleep it off. But, after 'Aida' closed on Dec. 2, that night I started a peculiar headache that was more like shooting, stabbing pains that would come every few minutes or seconds. They were behind my ear, near the base of my skull and no amount of Tylenol would stop them for more than an hour or two. There was even tenderness from the outside of my head. Heat packs helped a little. It was most difficult to deal with because we were finalizing the church Christmas show that week and this time I wasn't just directing, I was a performer too, and the pain was interfering with my speaking and memorizing. After 5 days I finally gave in to the 'contractions in my head' and saw a doctor who gave me stronger Tylenol and told me to come back if it didn't improve. The drugs at least made me functional and the show went on. My first pain-free day was this past Saturday and I finally feel like me again. The real unfortunate part was I was simply unable to sew (or do much of anything) during those almost two weeks and now I am horribly behind on Christmas. Of course, that's really not new either. I'm just disappointed because this year I made good progress in my war against procrastination and it's like I ran into a cement wall just when the progress would have been most helpful. I guess I should just accept that last-minute is my mantra and embrace it as a part of me. But not the headaches. That part of me, I hope, never happens again!

My Doll Quilter's Monthly quilt is on it's way; all my sewing now is devoted to Christmas so pictures after the holiday!

Friday, in addition to being the end of the world as we know it, is Kal-El's third birthday.  THREE. Yes. *smh*

Love you, Tractor-Boy!