Alex's memory blanket top is all sewn together. He was so excited when he saw his handiwork. It was his choice on how to have the squares cut out and how to lay them out for his blanket top. He even helped me sew them together once in awhile. He'd push down the sewing machine pedal while I fed the material under the needle. Teamwork at it's best! The only thing we are trying to decide upon now is if he wants to add a row of solid t-shirt squares from the backs of his shirts to widen the blanket. It has a nice length, but it might just be a little narrow. We shall see what he decides. Once he decides, it's just a matter of cutting the batting and knotting the comforter. He has decided on using black yarn for the knots and edging. I think it will be a wonderful way to finish his blanket...and we already have black yarn from a GA Bulldogs blanket I made last year. Bonus!
Tim and I began working on his blanket...squares are almost all cut out. 45 is the magic number...unless we add solids in to make it wider. Then the magic number will be 63.
Spikey is no longer a caterpillar. A day after we kidnapped befriended him, we found him hanging by his hind legs. The little fellow wasted no time into forming his chrysalis. He now resembles a dried up leaf just as he should according to pictures I have seen online.
We hope to see a butterfly someday soon!
I reminded myself of this recently.
It's not about me at all, this wellness journey I am on to a healhier version of myself.
Not at all.
Never has been, really.
It is about the people who invest in me. My husband. My boys. My family. My friends.
They all share themselves with me. When I am not at my best, I'm not giving them a good return for their investment.
They get the tired looks, the lack of energy excuses, and the wimpy "maybe next time" cop outs. I have come to realize that those that take precious time to invest in me deserve better from me. I need to adhere to the direction given on any flight I've ever been on that goes something like this: make sure your own oxygen mask is properly secured before helping others. If I don't take care of myself first, my ability to care for others effectively diminishes quickly. My choosing clean eating, drinking enough water, and exercising on a daily basis is how I put on my mask first. Am I perfect at meeting the n…