Happy birthday, Mom!

I have to post again so I can get that story about the spiders away from being the first thing on the page.

First off, Happy birthday, Mom!! I hope you’re having a wonderful day!  As soon as I finish this, I should call, I’ve just lost track of time.

In other news, Jessi got all moved into her dorm last week, so we haven’t seen her since Wednesday. Wendy’s flight leaves tomorrow morning, so she’s been hanging around, but since Jessi’s busy with getting set for school and Justin and I have both been working, she hasn’t had anyone to go do things with.  This afternoon, she went to Savannah to take pictures, so she’s been gone most of the afternoon/evening.

Over the weekend, Justin and I both came down with a bug that kicked us on our butts. I got it first, which is never a good sign. If I catch something, with my immune system like a German tank, then it’s a hefty bug. And Justin is always going to catch something after I catch it. Saturday, I was awake for a whole 6 hours. All day. Sunday, I was awake longer, but still very tired. And today, I tried to get up for work on time, but then took 2 Advil and went back to bed until 11:00. I made it to work for the afternoon, but it wasn’t my most productive afternoon ever.

Justin’s also been sleeping a lot. We’re having slightly different symptoms when it comes to how our GI track is handling the bug, with the exception that we’ve both experienced the same stabbing pains in our abdomens. It’s a fun one, l tell ya.

I have, however, picked up a new hobby and since I’ve mostly been sitting around feeling sick all weekend, I had plenty of time to poke at it. I’m getting into embroidery. I like the idea of making handkerchiefs with extremely geeky things hand-embroidered into the corners. So I picked up a kit on Friday and I’ve been working on that, just to get an idea about it. It shares a lot of things in common with the plastic canvas I used to do years ago. I remember not feeling so excited about the counted cross-stitch projects that I tried to do, and I lost enthusiasm for the plastic canvas projects. But the embroidery work I did over the weekend was soothing and I enjoyed it a lot.

I think it could be a lot of fun to get into machine embroidery, too, but more expensive and I’m not ready for that kind of commitment yet.

And that’s where I’ll stop this so I can go try to call Mom.  Have a great evening!