Friday, February 20, 2009

Dog Tired

It doesn't seem as though it has been a four-day work week. I'm whupped. Worked late on Tuesday and Thursday, and Wednesday I came home from school, took a short nap, and went back to attend a night meeting that kept me there until after 9:30.

But worse, I haven't sewn a stitch since Monday. And I've got an important project waiting for me!

My group of friends, the Good Guys, spent much of the early part of this winter worrying about one of our daughters who had been stricken with autoimmune hepatitis. By the time of her diagnosis, she was so sick that she needed to have a liver transplant. The family of a very young -- too young -- man gave her the Gift of Life a couple of months ago.

Rather than feel sorry for herself and ask, "Why me?" my young friend has plunged herself into organizing a fundraiser for the transplant program at her hospital! She's running a kind of a beef and beer event at the end of March. Joe and I will be away the night of the event, but I've been helping some with the quilt that will be raffled off that night, and I've promised to make a beachbag to donate for the raffle, too.

And so rather than write any more now, I'm going to go downstairs and get started on it! Pics in a day or so . . . . .

PS: It's a springer spaniel. Not ours. But we are thinking of getting one!


Mimi said...

You poot dear! I'm so sorry your week has been so tough. Add to that, no sewing and you have the mix for needing the weekend...REALLY BAD!

Your friend sounds like a terrific young woman. What an attitude. You're wonderful to be donating your efforts.

I really enjoy reading your blog. Best wishes to you.

Mimi said...


Poot should have been poor. I've been reading the Record-Courier (hometown newspaper with little or no proofreading!) too long.


Living on the Spit said...

I am feeling your sentiments on the work week. I was so drained after work, I came home and was asleep by 7pm. It was a hard week.

Your friend must be such an inspiration to many! I pray the fundraiser is a success.

Hav a very relaxing weekend.

Lorraine said...

I have been working lots of hours lately and had a day off on Thursday and slept most of the day...but feel much better today...and I haven't done any stitching either and it is driving me nuts....!! What a fantastic attitude from your friend....I hope the fundraiser is successful...!don't forget to take some time for you!

word verification: rather - easy I would rather be stitching than sleeping!

Life with Kaishon said...

I saw your link on the side at Living on the Spit and I came over to say hi since I also live near Philadelphia!

It is so kind of you to make a quilt for this fundraiser for such a beautiful young lady. It just made my day!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

What a great cause and even more so the story behind the fundraiser. Get some rest when you can!