Friday, July 17, 2009

Calming Down

Finally, we're able to slow down with the hospital, doctor, and "officialdom" appointments. Michael went to the dentist for a new crown yesterday and he claims this "is the last bloody time I'm going to the dentist". Hopefully, that won't be the case and he will need to return for at least his regular six-month cleanings for a while.

Michael quit working. It's truly amazing how vastly his mood has improved and he's sleeping much better at night. I even got an e-mail from him this morning at work, just like the Michael of old, asking about my day, sending me hugs, etc. Since Michael doesn't have to be in bed so early now, we watch movies together in the family room with Andrea and Tattoo Boy (if he's home). Last night we watched "Last Chance Harvey". Not a great film, but at least we're doing things together as a family again. I've missed that. So, dear ones, life is slowing down for the Howes. If all this draws us closer together - I can handle the loss of Michael's income. It'll be worth it.

After dinner last night, I got sort of restless and felt like there was SOMETHING I should be doing. (Ever get like that?) So, I found the gift card for a pedicure and manicure Tattoo Boy gave me for Christmas and used it. I'd never had a pedicure before and it was lovely. Talk about a de-stressor! I could easily get hooked on that kind of luxury every couple of weeks.

Nothing planned for the weekend except a Stash Pot Pie class at Best Friends quilt shop. I've been a SPP drop out since December. Hoping to get some sewing done on my boss' quilt. I just have the nine-patches to complete. The autograph patches are here at the office and I'm collecting signatures a couple each day - just whenever I see people. Need to be careful to do this when the boss is out. I need to figure out what quilt to donate to the United Way raffle this year - that's not far off.

Jill informed me that I made the "cut" for the Bonnie Hunter classes in Indianapolis next month. I'll start "collecting" what I need for those classes this weekend too!



jillquilts said...

Well, I'm glad that Michael quitting his job has had positive effects! It sounds lovely! Have you had any word about disability for him? That would at least help out a little. It's amazing how a crummy job can affect every other aspect of life!

I have a few movies on hand for this weekend - 1 is Taken and I am really looking forward to watching that!

Love love love pedicures!! They are awesome! And I'm so excited about the Bonnie classes! I have been working harder on my scraps since I realized how close it is! :)

See you tomorrow!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

I love your blog Cathy.. It is funny but we all want to know what othes are doing. I am glad your husband is feeling less stress. I know how that affects us only too well. I am in not good shape.
Thanks for sharing. Fern

Trish said...

It's nice to hear that things are improving a little for you and Michael.

Have fun at the Bonnie Hunter class, I'm very jealous!

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Yay! More answered prayers, Cathy! I am glad this is having such a good effect of you and your husband. I'm still jealous that you'll be at the Bonnie class! Have fun!

Jennifer said...

Good news about how not working has affected Michael. Hope that you get a little down time soon too. I am very glad you made it into the classes - I am looking forward to her visit!