Friday, July 26, 2013

Thank God it's Friday!

It has been a week from hell - thank God it's Friday.

I had no idea how difficult is to find things that I'm grateful for in a time of guilt, grief and stress. My brain stopped functioning, has been taken over by emotions, and one disaster was followed by another.  So far today nothing bad has happen yet (I guess I'm getting a little more stable), I hope it stays that way.

 Today I'm grateful for:
  1. My blogging friends with their encouraging comments.
  2. Stitching. While working on the Bluenose Dime - I was listening to 'The Last Runaway' (thank goodness for audio books),  it really had calm me down. Below you can see my progress on this piece.
  3. Housework. I thought these words would never come out from my mouth but I've discovered that mopping floors isn't a chore when I'm in a stress - actually quite opposite - it has a distressing effect.

So long my friends,
Evalina

26 comments:

  1. Such a sweet piece--a famous schooner and the dime it's engraved on. Your stitching is so lovely.

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  2. Glad to hear things are a little better for you Evalina. Was wondering if your going to start the Bothy Threads Igloo pretty soon. Great progress and I love this piece.

    Linda

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  3. I agree about the audiobooks! I enjoy listening while knitting or driving, etc, but on nights when stress or pain makes sleep elusive, audiobooks are like magic!
    I hope things continue to ease for you.

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  4. Great progress on the ship...it's a neat piece for sure!

    Hope next week goes much better/smoother for you!

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  5. It's turning out beautifully! -Sorry for the tough week, I am sure the weekend will be much better ;)

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  6. Just hang in there! I know what you mean. Putting my house in order always has a calming effect on me! Stitching too! Take care!

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  7. Lovely stitching, Life has many ups and downs hold in there it makes us better people . hugs.

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  8. Hugs and hope for a better week. Your stitching is very pretty.

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  9. Hope things will bet better for you.
    Hang in there! Nothing ever stays the same.

    Thank goodness for stitching! I have stitched my way through more than one crisis!

    Your stitching is extraordinary! At least you can look back to that through these times.

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  10. Lovely stitching on your project. I have just finished reading the Last Runaway too, very enjoyable! And I agree with you on housework, I absolutely hate it, but I was stressed out last week and oddly sweeping the floor seemed to help, go figure!? I hope you have a very relaxing weekend!

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  11. Aww, Evalina. I am sorry for your junky week. I hope you have a lovely weekend that is calm.

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  12. Sweet stitching..
    Big hugs x

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  13. I hope things are falling into place!! If everything has gone wrong, now it's time for good things to come! The universe will have to balance in some way ;) stay positive!!!! Hugs!

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  14. It is OK that you are expressing your grief in your blog. Pour out as much feeling as you wish to do. Nowadays we have a different attitude to our pets, different from twenty years ago. We love our pets so much. They are the nonhuman part of the family. When our dogs died it was dreadful. It took about three years before my husband could put away his favourite photo of his favourite dog. Stitch, scrub, write, cry, exercise, do whatever it takes.

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  15. Sometimes a repetitious task (like mopping or sweeping ... and stitching) has a calming effect on our brain as it helps to soothe and slow things down like heart beat and respiration ... and you get the added bonus of a clean house! :-)
    Sorry that you're having a rough patch Evalina - and looking for the positive each day is a great way to get out from under the guilt, grief and stress. Hugs - Janice

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  16. All the best...Lovely stitching,I thing handwork is a good antistress project...:)

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  17. Beautiful work, Evalina. I agree about the housework- I loathe doing it, but sometimes it just hits the spot! I hope that you have a much better coming week.

    - Lisa N.

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  18. I can whip through this house when I'm ticked off about something. You have a better week this week girlfriend.

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  19. Positive thoughts for a less stressful week.

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  20. Love the sailboat, the colors are so pretty. :)

    ((hugs)) for your loss sweet friend. :)

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  21. Stitching is looking great! Thinking of you!!

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  22. Your stitching looks fantastic.

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  23. I hope things are going better for you now. ♥

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  24. That's a lot of gray stitching! I also clean when I'm stressed. Mopping sounds like a great solution.

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  25. Hope this week treated you well. I also find that mindless, repetitive motions are soothing.

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  26. Oh my gosh! I just realized this is the boat on the dime!! I love this design! I sure hope you are no longer stressed...have some tea :D I find that doing housework can be a stress reliever too!! Hugs!

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