Tuesday, March 23, 2010


for all the prayers that I can possibly get for John.

I had to call an ambulance for him at 4 this morning. He's in ICU,sedated and on a ventilator. I've lost count of how many times he's been in the hospital with pnuemonia,but this is the first time he's had to be put on a ventilator. He always said that he didn't want that. There's also a tube in his nose that his ICU nurse just explained to me on the phone is how they're giving him nourishment and all his other meds.

I'm lost. I can't go up there without a lot of help cause I can't drive anymore and can't walk without my Zoom Zoom. I know he wouldn't want me to,because I'm too ill,but I don't think I want to see him like that. Mary Jo's husband took her up there and she said that she just burst into tears when she saw him. She asked his nurse to please have the Drs. call me cause I can't get up there,she made a note of it.

If God doesn't give you more than you can handle,then when does it end???? We've been through everything and more.

So I'm kindly asking for as many prayers as I can from people for John as I can get. That's all that can be done now.

Thank You Very much

Monday, March 22, 2010


We started out OK yesterday. John was cleaning up the kitchen and I was frantically hooking trying to get my rug finished so I could list it last nite. I finished,took the pictures and then it was time to take a nap. I didn't wake up till 10 to 8 as John came into the living room in his robe and using a cane. I thought,oh please let it be that his back hurts from sweeping and mopping the floor.
No such luck. He said he was really sick and almost called Mary Jo to take him to the hospital. He was coughing pretty bad & had a low fever. I think it must have been higher when I was sleeping,cause he wasn't having chills & then getting hot again. Started taking care of him and gave him Tylenol.
Long story short,I know it's pneumonia again. He's had it so many times,I've lost count.His immune system is so low. So far he's feeling better,but I've told both kids just be ready cause he may have to be takin' to the hospital.
For now I'm taking care of him. Ironic,ya know that old saying,the blind leading the blind???? Well this is the sick taking care of the sick LOL!!!! I'm doin' my best.
Just gotta keep on keepin' on and that's what I do.

I did finish the rug & with much difficulty got it listed last nite. My lap top wouldn't let me get the pictures. But I did some foolin' around with the big puter and got it listed. At 12 today my son Mike came to put the garbage out and bring some ginger ale and more Tylenol for John. Thank God I had called and asked him to do those things,cause in a matter of a few minutes he also fixed the lap top.

So here's the rug that's listed on ebay. If you'd like to take a closer look,just click on the ebay button over on the right and I Thank You.

If you have a minute would you please say a prayer for John,I would so appreciate it,


Sunday, March 21, 2010


All of the sudden yesterday as I was going through my usual rounds on the puter,I set it down and thought,I'm going to call Marlene.
We've known each other since grade school. I haven't seen or talked to her in about 4 years.
Very few people around here know how sick I am and I'm not someone who will call just to complain or have to share bad news. Especially when I haven't talked to them in a very long time.

Don't know what happened yesterday that made me all of the sudden get up and get her number from my book and call her. Maybe God gave me a kick in the butt?????

She was so happy to hear from me. She said she thinks about me often. Right away without hesitation she said,can I call you next week and come over and do somethings for you???? Ah, you can call me,BUT I don't want you to see me or this house!!! She said, Sherry,it's me,you know I don't care!!!! She's always been the one all these years ago when things started going so bad for us,that would lecture me about accepting help. I've never been good at that. I'd rather be the HELPER not the HELPEE. One day she had said,you've always done so much for others,why don't you let us have the priviledge of helping you???? WOW that had brought tears to my eyes,cause I've never felt that I did enough for others.

But anyhoo the point of all this is,we all are so busy,and time goes by so fast and you think of a friend,usually when we're busy doing something else. We think,oh I should give them a call,but we go on and forget so more time goes by.

Friends mean the world to me and they're so important in our life journey,we don't forget them,but maybe we don't always connect with them in our busy-ness as often as we should.

Is there a friend in your life that you could make happy today,to let them know you're thinking of them?????


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

TA DAH!!!!!


Well if you've read my ramblings at all on this blog then you know I'm always saying that I have tons of stuff around here NOT finished.

I had a minor break through yesterday. I TOTALLY finished something and listed it on ebay last nite!!!!!!

This olde Hare is a needle punch pattern by Wendy of Pine Berry Lane. I guess I punched him prolly almost a year ago and he's been sitting around waiting his turn to be finished. Just wasn't sure HOW I wanted to finish him,the way Wendy did it in the pattern or my own way. So yesterday my own way won and The Olde Hare got finished and he's listed on ebay right now!!!! I might add that it's the ONLY thing I got done yesterday,but at least it was something!!!! If you'd like to take a closer look at him, you can click on my ebay button over on the right side. And I Thank You!!!!!

Don't know what's up for today, but I do have 4 of my original 3-D chicks hooked,that I wish were done,but there's a lot of finishing work that I do on them,so I'm not sure if it'll be their turn today or not. Hells bells it's already after 12 and all I've done so far is be on this puter and talk to Julie when she called. Boy you sure can get lead from one thing to the next on the puter,can't you and before you know it hours have gone by and ya haven't even brushed your teeth yet LOL!!!!!!

Here's to everybody being productive today (and that includes ME)!!!!!!!


Monday, March 15, 2010


to Sunday???? Seems I totally lost it!!!!

Don't have a clue what time I got up due to the time change. Did my usual,got my coffee,headed for my chair and got on the puter

I do remember talking to Julie and Lori Rippey on the phone. I also remember saying to Lori OMG it's 1:30!!!! I thought it was still late morning and I haven't done a thing!!!!

So I stitched a bit on my sampler and the quit to eat some lunch. Then of course it was nap time. Couldn't see the clocks to know what time it was when I woke up for a bathroom trip. I thought geeze my eyes feel like they still want to be closed,so I got a yogurt and layed back down on the loveseat. Guess I fell asleep again. Next thing I knew the yorkshireterrorist (Sissy) was jumpin' up on the loveseat cause she wanted to join me. I picked her up and we layed there for awhile more.

When I FINALLY did get up,I was just in time for Desperate Housewives & Brothers & Sisters and then bed.
So I lost the whole day!!!!! So many things I had wanted to work on, but that didn't happen and I feel bad about that.

It was a pretty pain filled week-end and when I'm asleep is the only time I don't feel the pain at all. But what a waste to sleep the day away. I didn't get up till after 8 today. I used to always be up between 5 & 6.

I know the time change had a bit to do with Sunday disappearing,but I truly hope that I get some work done today!!!!

Did anybody else have trouble with the time change?????


Thursday, March 11, 2010


I've apparently done something REALLY REALLY bad on this blog. Everything's GONE

My template, My followers,My kitty clock,ALL my links to other blogs, My ebay link that I don't even know how I got it. Remember I had one of the dolls I've made at the top corner and that was my contact me link.

It's ALL GONE I'm so sad cause I really don't know how to fix any of this. Julie, Plumrun Creek, has helped me before but this is worse then ever and some of those links I got myself,not really knowing how I did it,but I did. I'm embarrassed to call Julie. She's done a lot of helping me with this.

I don't know what to do. I've tried and tried and I think puter dummy me only accomplished making things worse. NEED HELP!!! Guess I'll just go back to the crying thing.

Sherry......REALLY OUT

PS:I just listed my hooked rug this a.m. under HERE IT IS!!!! Now you have to click on that topic to see it. I had been anxious to know what you all thought of my wacky doodle rug. Iam SO sad,my followers are all gone and I so appreciated people wanting to follow my blog.


The newest rug created from my drug and pain induced hooking!!!!

What can I say???? I guess this is a rug that people will either love or say,what was she thinking!!!!

Well John REALLY likes it!!!! Although that's kinda scary cause he has some pretty strange taste sometimes.

Guess all I can really say is that I did my best and put my heart into it just like I do with everything I make.

It's on ebay if you'd like to see more pictures. There's an ebay button over on the right.

So, what to do today!!! There are many nekked dolls to make clothes for, some that are dressed but need finishing work, there's needle punch needing the finish work,there's a sampler sitting here on my footstool more than half done,there's lots of wool calling to me too. I did just take a pain pill though,so maybe I should answer the call of the wool again,hmmmmmm!!!!!!!


Tuesday, March 9, 2010


I was given orders today to post more often on my blog. I won't name names,but she lives at Notforgotten Farm.
I told her that I have a good bar-b-que beef recipe for sammies and she said she'd like that,so here it is!!!!!

2 lbs. stew meat

1 cup water

!/4 cup sugar

1 med. onion - diced

1 medium size can tomato sauce

1/2 cup vinegar

1/3 cup worcestershire sauce

Brown meat and add rest of the ingredients

Bake at 325% for 3 hours

When tender smash with potato masher or use portable mixer until meat is stringy.

Now I must add a word of advice here. The 1st time I made this many many years ago,I poured the whole thing in a bowl got my portable mixer out put it on high and went to it. Next thing I new everything in the kitchen within 3 feet was splattered with bar b que including me!!!!!

So use a deeper bowl than I did and put your mixer on low,I'm just sayin'

Maybe tomorrow I'll show a pic of the wacky doodle rug that I'm almost finished hookin' But I don't want to hurt anybody's eyes,so we'll see.


Saturday, March 6, 2010


Well HERE it is!!!!!
Yup I've still been stitchin'!!!!!! I have another sampler that I've been workin' on,but then yesterday a strange thing happened. I kept hearing this noise. It was relentless. Kept getting louder and louder. And THEN all of the sudden I knew what it was!!! YUP I've heard this noise before,many times. I knew what it was and I knew it wouldn't stop till I answered it.
It was the call of the WOOL!!!!!! Come cut me,come hook with me,I've been waiting!!!
So even though the sampler isn't finished,I answered the call of the wool. There's really nothing you can do when the wool calls,except get a rug drawn up and go to the wool. So now I'm hooking. Not happy so far with what I'm doing,seems I've done quite a bit of reverse hooking and I'm still not sure. But I guess I'm doin' another this is my brain on drugs rug. It's calling me again so I better get to it. These in progress rugs just won't leave you alone,unless you hide it in the closet.preferrably in a box with a tight lid on it!!!!!

PS:The stitcheries are listed on ebay,if you're interested. Thank You