I went back to work on the 16th. I always find it so hard to get back into the swing of things after two weeks off. It makes me long for retirement but that is at least five years in the future ... longer if the Social Security Administration keeps moving the eligibility dates for benefits. To make matters even more interesting, I have kicked off the annual Fall procession of doctors' visits a bit early this year. First up, this month, the cardiologist and gynecologist. Next month, the internist, endocrinologist and opthamologist. In October the gastroenteriologist and any other specialists the darlings decide I need to see. I suppose it could be worse, last year there was a surgeon in the mix as well! Usually, this annual ritual begins in September and takes me through December ... it is such fun being a 60-something. I was joking with my boss, whose birthday is two days before mine, that I need a separate address book just for my doctors. His 70-something response: "tell me about it!"
On the stitching front, I have finished Sue Donnelly's Hear The Sea Call Sampler, worked a bit more on Tracery Dragons on Wednesday, stitched most of the motto on the Earth Day Make Do Sampler over one, started the PS Summer House/Rain Promo card as my purse project [for doctors' waiting rooms]. All in all, a rather eclectic week of stitching. This is so much more my typical pattern: a rotation of four or five pieces of varying size and complexity. The past month or so's intense focus on Tracery Dragons, almost to the exclusion of all else was quite the exception to the rule.