Thursday, February 26, 2009

More treats for me

I finally bought the sewing machine. A Viking 118. I couldn't talk myself into the computerized one...too afraid it wouldn't work right or it would need "updating". LOL Just gimme a good dial in setting and I'll be fine.

This past Monday I gave it a test drive. Last night of classes and I finished up my little elastic do dad, I brought out the book and started playing with the different settings.

Did my very first "automatic" button hole and sewed the button too with the machine. Blind hem was a breeze. Amazing what the proper tools can accomplish. I'm so excited.

Now I need to clean out that space and make room for some creativity.

Another treat (for us all) is that it has now been 5 weeks of sobriety for Tom (still knocking on wood).

Still trying to be positive and looking up instead of down. But I did blow my top this past Monday when I asked if he had accomplished some things and he said NO. I've asked him to make a list....of anything, feelings or things to do or places to go. Nope, just won't do it.

Told him I couldn't take care of everyone and work and be Miss Nice all at the same time.....loudly.

I know, bad me. Hey, I can't always be Mary Sunshine ya know.


Beth said...

Baby steps...for everyone. Sounds very promising, just keep doing what you're doing!

Hugs, Beth

Missie said...

Congrats to Tom on 5 weeks, but no pressure! One day at time.

Your sewing machine sounds great. I've never used one. Honest! LOL

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Glad you got your machine :o)

Have patience with yourself and with Tom. You have dealt with a lot, and it will take time for things to settle.

Hugs :o)

LYN said...

you can't be mary sunshine when he's larry lazy....;-)

garnett109 said...

Sounds like a man's machine" The Viking 118"

LIZ said...

Kudos to Tom!!! One day at a time!!! And have fun with that new sewing machine!!!

Have a good weekend...Liz

Traci said...

YEah for Tom! Change is hard even good change. I always expect too much when I should be happy with just a little change.

Lisa said...

I know you must be so happy with your new machine. I got a new one just a few years ago for Christmas and I love it... just have to make time for it. Life is as busy as it could be.... hugs,

steveroni said...

Mary Sunshine...I'm certain people have suggested Alanon to Miss "BUSY" Mary Sunshine. OK? Add me tro that list of suggesters. There's a whole lot of reasons, more ever then a comment can justify.

I was not joking about "busy" btw...wife of alcoholic is often one of the b usiest people in the becomes impossibly frustrating. I know. Even though I'm the Alkie.
Blessings to you.
Steve E.