Monday, November 2, 2009

A Fall Day

Today is Sunday, November 1, 2009. It was a gorgeous Fall day here. The house is open again and no air conditioner, which just thrills me to no end.

These are two of the projects that I have completed. I really like the way the wall hanging turned out. The table runner is nice too. I worked on projects most of the day and enjoyed it.

Talked with hubby for a very long time today and I don't think he is doing to well. He sounded so blah, almost depressed. I know I don't like this situation, but until something opens closer to home, this is the way it has to be. He has heard something was supposed to be happening in Jacksonville, but until he can confirm it, I am not getting my hopes up. He is going to find the source tomorrow and check into it.

So keeping my fingers crossed that there really is something happening in Jacksonville. I have never heard him sound so yucky, that is just not him. Don't get me wrong, he isn't this always happy person, but he isn't a downer either. I had to really work hard and I do mean work hard to make him laugh. Usually he laughs at something that I have done, but not today....

Thinking that he will be home next weekend for a day and a half doesn't really do much for me. I think I have just recovered from the last trip emotionally and to think it is going to start all over again. UGH....

This morning while opening up the house I found that the screen on my bedroom window had been cut and the frame is all tweeked out. So needless to say I was pretty hot about it. It had to have happened the week before hubby was home. The week he was home we were running the air and today was the first time again that I shut it off. Oh how I wish I had caught someone cutting that screen. It's not like I don't have others that have to be replaced due to kids.

Then son #5 blew a radiator hose on his car and so I had to replace it. He had never changed one so it was time that he learned. He now knows how to replace one in the event it happens again, and we all know that it will.

On a brighter note, I have two more pink roses blooming, more tomatoes will be ready real soon and picked another bag of beans today. The boys and their friends were back in the pool today. It gives me goosebumps just thinking about it. Don't let them come crying to me that they have a cold and don't feel good.

All in all a very good day. Lots of things finished up and a few started. I am truly getting better about starting so many projects and not getting anything finished.

Remember yesterday, dream about tomorrow, but live today. ~Brightest Blessings~


  1. All will be well Dede, I send goodness and abundance to you and yours. And I wish I had a rose blooming to smell. But I have a memory of how they smell so I'll use my imagination.

    All is well in the world today.

  2. Dede, both of your patchwork pieces look VERY nice! Well done!!!

    I think that it is great with all that you have going on that causes you stress, that you can dedicate your mind to something creative. That seems to be the first thing to go when I get stressed. I wish I could learn how you do it!

    It has to be a lot harder on both you and your hubby to be apart like this, than what either of you are letting the other one know. You are both resigned to this being the way it has to be for now, but that doesn't take away the hurt and the loneliness. I'll continue to send positive energies that he find something close to home.


  3. Hi Dede. I agree that your patchwork pieces are lovely! I also love to do busy-work things when under stress.
    I don't know if this will bring you any comfort or husband is from Australia, and for the first 3 years of our relationship, we saw each other only about twice a year for about 2 weeks each. We would chat on msn messenger and eventually got webcams, but it was still incredibly tough. Somehow it DID make us stronger, but there were moments of deep despair that we had to fight against.

    Being separated from the one you love really sucks, but hanging onto the "finish line" (being together again for good) helps.

    Each day is really tough (and don't I know it), but eventually something will work out for you both and you'll sit back and laugh (and cry) in rememberence of your time apart :)

  4. Dede, your new quilted pieces are beautiful!! Makes me want to snuggle up with them as they look so soft, homey and inviting!

    Oh Dede, my heart aches for you. This has to be so difficult for both of you. I hope hubby has uplifting news next week when he checks on the Jacksonville position!! Keeping my fingers, toes, eyes and anything else I can cross for you for good news to come your way!!

    ((BIG HUGS))

  5. Congrats Dede you won!! Pop on over to my blog.



It was nice of you to take time out of your busy day to stop by. Blessings to you and your family! (((HUGS)))