Hi folks!  Well, just wanted to let you know I'm still alive, lol... though a lot has happened since last last May's post.  Let's see...the heart problem was finally resolved somewhat by medication, then about the time I was feeling all 'indestructible' and starting to work on painting in the house and trimming some trees outside again, well, hubby got sick.

He has had Rheumatoid arthritis since he was a young man but almost ten years ago had started using Humira for it with great success.  Such great success that we didn't pay enough attention when he had some sinus problems in mid summer, that later turned into bronchitis, that turned into pneumonia!  By the way, if you are on Humira, it lowers your immune system, similar to chemo, so DO NOT put off going to the doctor early when you are using ANYTHING that lowers your immune system, OK? Treat everything early, and get over it faster. You do not want to make the same mistakes we did.  Sheesh...

Anyway, poor hubby was in the hospital 9 days and still isn't over it after being home for weeks.  I've been nurse, landscaper, dog walker, mechanic, you name it, all summer and fall, so just haven't had time to update the website much.   Sure do miss hubby doing all the dog walking, but he's able to do a bit of it now sometimes, yay! 

I've never stopped sewing for survivors, have been keeping up with it all summer no matter what, except for the 9 days staying at the hospital with him in October.  Had to really buckle down and SEW, SEW, SEW when returning.  People were very patient, thankfully, and hubby watched a lot of movies while I sewed, lol...

So, what's new with the website?  Not much, really, haven't had time to change much... still making the same microbead forms for folks, answering emails from the website readers, taking care of hubby, worrying about healthcare costs in the upcoming year, worrying a lot, like everyone else. Having have high hopes to finally do REAL updates to the website during the winter, though.

 Be watching, and hold me to my goal, OK? Usually, you'll find me in the sewing room more than on the computer, but if not, might be watching a movie with hubby in the den.  :)  Still, I'm going to try my best to update more of the website, really I am.  Maybe this winter, I'll FINALLY get some of the things added that should have been done LAST winter, lol...