Saturday, December 15, 2012

It's been awhile...

So, so sorry...I have let myself get swept up in other things lately and my blogging, stitching, and even reading have suffered.. I know I keep saying it but I really need to set a timer when I get online. I think there is a timer on my cell phone; I need to start using it!  I'm hoping to do some stitching when I get done with this post- just have to do a bit more cleaning in the living room and I'll be ready. 

I have been stitching on "The Alamo" at least a bit each week.  I will post a pic at the end of this post, as it is on my phone.

The fall leaves are nearly gone now, but here are a few photos of them while they were here-


 
The week before Thanksgiving was kind of crazy. One night Rob and I were getting ready to go to bed and Rob's heart started beating very fast, and he started having chest and arm pain.  We took him to the ER and they tried to get his heart rate slowed down and stabilized.. it slowed down a little but was still beating fast, so they admitted him to run some more tests.  He was in for 3 days and they found out he has atrial fibrillation.. so he will have to stay on medicine now to regulate his heartbeat as well as medicine for cholesterol and high blood pressure.  He is doing well since. He is back to work and feeling better, thank the Lord.
 
Every year our town has a little celebration downtown to officially turn on all the Christmas lights on the downtown streets.  I took David(Hanna had judo) and we went for a little while. It's always so neat to see all the lights turn on at the same time. I have videotaped it before but I forgot to this year.  Here are a few pics though. Ok, well, more than a few.
The quilt shoppe in their new location- see all the fabric inside?

The magnolia tree in the traffic circle/roundabout

This gives you an idea of how big the tree is!



City Hall

 
a downtown view
 
As you can tell by my son's hat, Krispy Kreme was there. We were a little disappointed because they usually give out a doughnut to each person who wants one but this year they only gave a donut hole to each person. Sign of the economy I guess. But they did hand out coupons for $2 off a dozen doughnuts.  Which reminds me, I have to use that before it expires.
 
I had been wanting to get Ginger a "Mr. Bill" toy for quite some time.. I hit the jackpot when I found one on clearance at Target for $2.  She loved him, but as always he didn't last long.. he was made pretty sturdy overall but she still managed to get the stuffing out of a foot. And the foot was not sewn off from the rest of his body so I couldn't just take the stuffing out of the foot and let her keep playing with him.  :( But here she is with him while she had him.
 
 
We got our Christmas tree up, not as early as usual but up nonetheless.. the kids helped me decorate it. In fact they ended up doing most of it cause Rob and I ended up going grocery shopping. :/
 



 
There is an angel on top of it now, her wings were broken and I had to glue them back on.
 
I have some other big news (no I am not pregnant. lol) .We are trying to get pre-qualified to buy a house.  I had a couple of errors on my credit report that we are trying to get fixed.. I am really so impatient to get moving (no pun intended). Now that I have house fever I just can't stand waiting to get out there and find one.  We have rented our current place for probably about 15 or 16 years. It is entirely too small for our family  now and I am so anxious for some more space, and to do some of the things with our living space I have not been able to do here due to lack of room.  So please say prayers for us, that we will get approved for enough to get our family a nice home and find the perfect one for us.  It has been a long time coming.  Thank you. ♥  And that is one of the more recent reasons I have not blogged.. lunch breaks are spent making phone calls trying to get this credit issue worked out, and when I am online I am scouring realty websites looking for that perfect place. 
 
And last but not least, here is the Alamo - I think I have done a bit more since I took this, I can't remember.
 
I really appreciate you all sticking with me even though I am so sporadic in posting sometimes!! I will try (again) to post more often!
 
 
 
 

8 comments:

Laurie in Iowa said...

Good luck with your house search. I hope you find the perfect home. Sending good thoughts for your DH and his continued good health. My two corgis are very hard on toys too...they love them, but have them destuffed in short order.

Margaret said...

Wow, lots of news! I hope you get pre-approved for a house loan and get the perfect house. And that your DH does well on his meds -- how scary that must have been for you all! Love seeing the pics of your town all decorated for Christmas. And of your tree too. Ginger is so cute with her Mr. Bill. Should have been made of tougher stuff. lol!

Mouse said...

ohhh paws are crossed that you get everything sorted .. it is hard work but will be worth it in the end ... loved seeing ginger with her toys .. Master Bentley is the same with his ... but he carries them around with no stuffing in ....
glad you got DH sorted after his scare .... take care and happy stitching :) love mouse xxxxx

Nicola said...

I do hope your DH will continue to recover. It was food to see a photo of Giner again.

Anonymous said...

That must have been very scary for your husband and hope the medication works quickly.

Hope you get approved so that you can get a house.

Thanks for sharing your pictures.

Marl

shutterbug (Elaine) said...

First, congrats on deciding to buy a house! So exciting but at the same time, so scary! Lol! You sound like me with no time spent blogging, stitching and reading. I've been a little better lately. Facebook is my big time waster. I have been spending less time there but it's like an addiction! And I don't even play the games anymore except for words with friends. I love that you found a Mr Bill for Ginger. :) Have you tried getting her one of the animals with no stuffing? We got that for our daughter's dog and it lasted a long time. Very scary what happened to Rob! Glad it's something that meds can help. I can't remember what else I read...old brain! Glad to see you blogging. :)

Lillie said...

Oh ! I know how life can take over blogging. Beautiful fall pictures and magnificient Magnolia tree.

All the best on your house search and wishing your DH a speedy recovery.

May you have a wonderful and blessed Christmas

Astrid's dragon said...

Great pictures! Wishing you all the best in the new year as you look for your future home, how exciting!