Hmmm it has been a while since I posted. Time just flies when you're having fun, or in this case working and having life/pet issues. Anyway, lets start with a little about life -
On one of the Cross Stitch boards one of the ladies posted a link to a longevity quiz.http://www.icmarc.org/xp/rc/planning/tools/retirement/longevity.html
I came in at 87, which isn't anywhere near enough for me to get to all my stitching and stash, but then I don't think I could get everything done in three lifetimes there is just so much fun stuff out there, LOL. However, what really surprised me was the impact that some of the choices had on your life expectency. I never would have guessed that some of them would be that important, like flossing your teeth daily. I knew it was good for your teeth, but didn't realize how important it
could be to your overall health. Or, taking vitamen E daily. Based on this, and my yearly nagging from my doctor, there are a couple of things that I think I'll try to focus on a little more this year.
One on the new things for this year is taking a NIA class. NIA is kind of like a mix of yoga, Jazz, and light aerobics. It is low intensity (which is good for my knees) and you can work at your own pace (which is nice if you're out of shape, which is the about 30 lbs I should lose). There is quite a bit of stretching type work, which is great for my neck and shoulders, as that is where I carry my stress. I did this for a while last year, and actually got my cholesteral count down some. So...Tues. and Thurs. NIA here I come, I'm all signed up and I started yesterday.
In addition to work and NIA, the other area of my life lately has been my dogs. Both did fine at the vets a couple weeks ago. However, Sasha's area where one of the two teeth she had to have removed does not seem to want to heal. We went back last week to have her one week follow-up, and she needed to be on the antibiotics for another week as it hadn't healed up completly (the other spot where one came out is fine). Today we went back for the 2 week follow-up (since she had issues last week) and it still isn't healed all the way. It is better, so at least she doesn't need another week of antibiotics (which for a 130 lb dog are pretty expensive when she gets them twice a day, 2 pills a time due to her weight). However, she still can't have any more of the harder chewies she so loves. Since she can't have them till she heals, I am not letting Jazmine have any either, as Sasha wouldn't understand (best case) or would steal it from Jaz and eat it anyway hurting her mouth (worst case). So... we'll watch it for another week and go back next week for a 3 week check-up. At least the vet doesn't charge me for the check up. But between the two having the dental work and biopsies of the lumps and then Sasha needing extra antibiotics it has been an expensive new year so far. Since I had a picture of Sasha before, here's a picture of another of my furbabies, this is Jazmine, she's 10 yrs and about 80 lbs. That's D'artagnon in the background .
On the stitching side I now only have 3 cat/pumpkin motifs left to do on Jack and His Cat, my tabletopper, and then I'll be done except for the nunstitching edging. I'll see if I can get a picture posted of it by this weekend. Also, found some really cute fabric to use to finish a couple of projects, and I'll post a shot of them too.