Saturday, October 31, 2015
Hello, Halloween … Goodbye, Daylight Savings Time
I don’t get into Halloween the way some do, so there’s no Halloween décor here at Chez Nana. In fact, other than Christmas, I don’t do much decorating for the seasons or holidays. I’d rather enjoy the things I already have out, many of which have sentimental value to me.
We didn’t have any trick or treaters last night. But it was just as well because I have to confess that I was in bed not long after 7:00. I know … I normally go to bed early, but 7:00? I’ll confess that I’ve not been feeling well for the last couple of weeks, and yesterday was the worst. Thankfully between a really good night’s sleep and the start of a treatment plan prescribed by my doctor, I’m feeling better today. Not at all close to 100%, but certainly better than I did yesterday. DH even remarked this morning that he could see that I was feeling better. Hopefully I’ve turned the corner and will be improving each day. Right now, I’m cautiously optimistic that I’ll be able to attend retreat next week. I mean, all meals are provided, so all I have to do is sit, sew and sleep. Which is probably about all I would do here at home. ha! DH, bless his heart, has offered to drive the hour up to Pere Marquette to help me haul all my stuff out of my van to the sewing room.
I erred yesterday when I reported that I was ready to start working on block #6. The photo I took was before I quilted block #6, but I had since moved the hoop to get ready to start on block #7. Obviously my “puniness” affected my brain. I did get most of the 7th block quilted yesterday. Like I said, yesterday was a very bad day, so I didn’t make as much progress as I would have liked, but some progress is better than no progress, right? Had I been feeling better, I should have quilted the entire block and even perhaps a little of block #8. Oh well … like I said, some progress is better than no progress. Maybe today will be a more productive day.
I’m already discouraged at how early it’s getting dark … and it’s only going to be worse tomorrow! I know we’ll get an extra hour’s sleep tonight, but ugh – I’m not looking forward to it getting dark before dinner. But I guess that will be inevitable even if we weren’t changing from DST what with the shorter days. <sigh>
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy ... have a great day!
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did they change halloween to last night in your area - here it is tonight. hope you get to feeling better and can attend your retreat. I don't like the early dark evenings - would rather keep longer day light into the eveningsReplyDelete
I am sorry about your health. Hope you see improvement now and can make it to your retreat and enjoy some time to rejuvenate!ReplyDelete
I am so very sorry to hear that you have not been feeling well. I hope the treatment plan continues to help and you can make it to your retreat. As usual your hand quilting is beautiful!ReplyDelete
Glad your feeling better. We will have Trick or Treaters tonight!ReplyDelete
Your husband is so kind to offer help. I hope you begin to feel better soon and enjoy your retreat.ReplyDelete
I am so like you in the I don't "do" Halloween, either, nor do I do much decorating for the seasons. And I'm not thrilled about the time change. I don't know why they call it Daylight Savings Time when all they're doing is changing when we have the daylight!
Your quilt is beautiful.
So glad you mentioned DLST as I had completely forgotten about it. Ugh, I do not like it but I'll get up and change our clocks in a minute. I'm so sorry you have been under the weather and do hope you will see rapid improvement in the coming days. Wishing you a wonderful Lord's Day!ReplyDelete
Sure hope you are feeling better. We had MANY trick-or-treaters tonight. We got home from hockey about 1/2 hour before trick or treating began. Then we ended trick-or-treating with a police/firetruck/ambulance parade escorting our football team home. This is the first time our village has ever won a football playoff game. Very exciting day around here. No stitching done here - maybe in the next few hours. ~JeanneReplyDelete
We avoid trick-or-treaters. Always have.ReplyDelete
Move south. We get thirty minutes more of light here than we did in MN. ;)
I'm so sorry you've been feeling bad. Glad to hear you are feeling better. I agree I'm not particularly thrilled about the time change either.ReplyDelete
Take care of yourself and have a great Sunday!
I love autumn, so I do put out fall things and pumpkins . . . not so much 'halloweenish' though! I'm sorry you've been feeling puny -- hope that good night's sleep really did the *trick* for you and today's a *treat*! Haha! I battle with SAD and so this is the time of year I pull out my happy light and leave it on most all day! It really does help me combat the 'blahs' that come with the time change! :)ReplyDelete
First, I hope that you continue to feel better and that you are as close to 100% by your retreat! How fun that is going to be! I miss decorating...we did it for the kids, and now that there is no house, no kids and basically no decorations (the joy of less-downsizing), I just enjoy the decorations of others. (No Trick-or-Treaters here, either!) I am grateful for my eyesight as the fall colors amaze me more and more every day! 7:00pm? That's not early...I could do that every night...except that I would be up at 3:00 the next morning! Your quilt is beautiful! You have a wonderful gift. Thanks so much for sharing!ReplyDelete
I hope you are well on the road to recovery. Rest up and get ready for your retreat this week.ReplyDelete
Love that you are making steady progress on your quilt. HAND QUILTING IT? Yikes. How wonderful that you make such great progress. Need I say I have 2 quilts in process and neither are seeing any progress. I keep thinking I like hand quilting and then don't work on them. Sigh.ReplyDelete
Good morning! i do little to no blogging on the week-ends so it seems I miss the posts that are put up sometimes on those days...I hate that, lol. First, I am sorry to hear you have not feel totally well. I can identify. I couldn't seem to shake the cough/cold thing I had so I went to the docs and ended up on a round of anti-biotics which really didn't do much either....sigh. I don't feel bad, but the cough is STILL lingering. And I am soo behind EVERYWHERE. Haven't even posted in a couple of weeks. I am going to try this morning, but if it looks like it is going to take me too long I will probably throw in the towel as I need to get things done. i really love that quilt you are working on. After Christmas I am definitely going to work on quilting for a while. Rest as much as you can so you will feel good for the retreat! Hugs to you!ReplyDelete
Oh, I do hope you are continuing to improve. It would be a real disappointment to miss that retreat. Take care of yourself!ReplyDelete
I didn't get any trick or treaters, either! I even forgot it was Halloween night! I hope you're feeling better very soon. XOReplyDelete
Hi Kathy, I'm so sorry you have had some tough days-I'm praying that you are feeling back to normal now. We had about 30 children here on Halloween. I haven't gotten to the machine any more since the other day; my brother and sil come today, so we've been getting ready for them. I am hoping that you'll be able to go to the retreat-it sounds heavenly! I am already looking forward to Sisters next summer; don't know whether I'll take any classes or not, but it should be wonderful-especially with my bff from Ca. there with me.ReplyDelete
Be well my friend and get the rest you need.
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