Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The foundation & the roof-surrounds us like a good hug

With the foundation complete and 3 windows left to put the white trim on, I decided to get a start on the roof before the winter rains begin. As crazy as things are right now, it was nice to take the time last night - turn on the NHL Sharks hockey game (even though they aren't playing very well) and loose myself as I stitched the dark brown shingles of my house. Each little pull of the thread seemed to relase some of the stress I have been holding on to over the last few days. Each cross of the "X" seemed to remind me that with the love of my family, we can get through whatever we face...as long as we face it together.

I know that I am getting a little overly...oh, what is the right word...dramatic, maybe? Well, aside from all the stress that organizing my older son's, Robert's, hockey team's airline travels to Canada and back home for next month (that is all done and worked out perfectly in the end)...we are getting ready for the finalization of all the closing paperwork and the closing costs of purchasing this business. And, it is coming in a little more than we anticipated, which might leave things tight for a while. Just like planning the hockey travels, I am sure that things will work out :)

And speaking of  the hockey front, we do have some good news...some news that this proud hockey mom can brag about. Both boys' teams announced Captains and Assistant Captians this week...and...drum roll please....
Robert is an Assistant Captain of his Bantam AAA Hockey Team
Matthew is the Captain of his PeeWee AAA Hockey Team
Pretty excited and proud of my two boys - nice to have their hard work, discipline, respectfulness, dedication to the sport and to developing themselves recognized. So, now we have to get an "A" to apply to Robert's hockey jerseys and a "C" to apply to Matthew's.

Well, have a great Wednesday...this is the one day of the week where we don't have any evening activities and can enjoy some family time...even if it is just being together while the boys do their homework.

Take care, my blog friends, and remember...
Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch often!
Lisa

7 comments:

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

What? you actually have a night off? wow embrace the evening and try to get a stitch in edgewise. Congrats to having to stitch those letters on MOM...
Be always in stitches.

valerie said...

Great progress Lisa! Congrats to the boys!

Cole said...

Congrats to the boys! That's a great acheivement for them, and one to be very proud of :)

You're making great progress to! I'm sure that's a piece where every stitch is pure joy :) Hope you enjoyed your night off, I know they're far & few between.

Dani - tkdchick said...

That's looking like a great house! I do love the stress releif that stitching provides!

Carolyn NC said...

House looks great! And you should be proud of your boys - they're doing so well!

Siobhan said...

Nice progress on your sampler! Congrats to the boys. :)

Susan said...

Very pretty, Lisa - you're making nice progress!