Monday, March 12, 2012

A List for this...a list for that.....

Are you like me?  Do you have to write everything down or you will forget it?  Right now I have several lists going.

  1. Things I need to clean/organize before we leave
  2. Things I need to pack 
  • scrubs for work
  • clothes for training week
  • clothes for when we visit family after this outage is over
  • all those other necessities needed to survive in a hotel room for roughly 6 weeks

Yes, it's that time again.  Masterchief and I will be heading to New Jersey this Saturday to work the Hope Creek outage.  I think packing is the worst part.  I make a list of everything I put in each suitcase or bag.  Some things I can't pack until the last minute so I put them on a separate list.  As I pack each thing I check it off the list.  I usually end up rewriting any particular list several times.  

Here's a list I'll share with you.  I sat in the middle of the living room floor with my stash baskets all around me last night.  I don't have as many WIP's as I thought I did.  What I DO HAVE however are LOADS of projects all kitted up just waiting for me to start them.  
Here they are:
  1. Charity For All      by: Erica Michaels
  2. Land of The Free      by: WillowHill Samplings
  3. A Love Song       by: Fouroaks Designs
  4. Crimson Vine      by: Primitive Things
  5. Blessings And Kind Wishes     by: BBD
  6. A Little Quakeresque     by: Blue Ribbon Designs
  7. Winter Lace       by: Whispered By The Wind
  8. A Spot of Tea 2     by: Samplers and Such
  9. Shady Day     by: Sheepish Designs
  10. Home of a Needleworker (too!)     by: LHN
  11. Battle Hymn of the Republic    by: LHN
  12. America       by: LHN
  13. Matters Choice      by: Carriage House Samplings
  14. Acorns & Threads    by: Carriage House Samplings
  15. Roses Are Red    by: La D Da
  16. Something Wicked This Way Comes    by: La D Da
  17. A Big Flower Sampler     by: La D Da
The only WIP's I have are Commandments by La D Da, The Childs Guardian by: La D Da and another Great Is Thy Faithfulness by MBT.  I hope to give the second one to my mother if I ever get it done.  Oh, I almost forgot about ABC Tapestry by Rosewood Manor.  That's a BIG one.  

I haven't been browsing blogs too much lately.  I think I might have left a total of two comments recently!  I had a TEE (transesophageal echocardiogram) done at the hospital on Friday.  They put a scope down my throat (putting me out first, thank God) so they can get a real good look at my heart.  The test only confirmed what my cardiologist thought was the problem.  I definitely have a hole in my heart and it will need to be closed.  It sounds scary but it's a very common problem that is fixed with simple one day surgery with virtually no recovery time! 

I might be able to visit a few of your blogs during the first week or two of work, before they get in to the 12-hour days but for the most part I will be MIA until the end of May.  

I'll miss you all. 
Cross some X's for me!

~~Peggy Lee


Orlythe said...

Oh Peggy Lee! Prayers coming your way for a successful and quick repair to that big ole heart of yours!

Vickie said...

Oh man that does sound scary. I am glad it sounds uncomplicated to fix though. Take care, keep us posted.

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

They'd be putt'n me out with a nice bubbly in fine crystal my friend. I'll be rooting for you and with all that stash you may be able to milk out an extra few days for recovery. Cheers to untangling your feet!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

It's so nice to know someone else is a list maker too. I always pack way too much too. I just can't help it.

That hear fix does sound scary to me but then again I'm a wus when it comes to medical stuff. I'm glad it won't be difficult to fix!

Be well and be safe on your trip there and back!

Natasha said...

Ha! I always try to make a list but usually when I do I forget to check the list LOL So it does me no good. My dear hubby is a planner lists galore.

My thoughts and prayers are with you when they fix your heart **HUGS**

You'll be missed while your away

Dana Baker said...

Before I left for my trip to Oregon I told my husband I would like to be a person that can just throw a bag together and go. But I can't I have lists for everything, or I would get where I am going and forget my medication or something else important.

Praying for you that all will go well with your surgery and a speedy recovery!

We will miss you and look forward to your return @ the end of May.

Faye said...

Hang in there lady~~ We will look to hear updates on you...Maybe you could "train" Masterchief to update us....?... I know mine couldn't, maybe yours could! Anywho, we will all be sending real good thoughts your way...

Nice list of kitted up goodies..And, yes, of course I am a major list maker..and list follower. Its just how I roll...

Hugs to ya, Faye

Maggee said...

I pray the heart surgery goes well--and you have that quick recovery! You WILL be missed until the end of May!! Hugs!

Chris said...

I hope everything goes well in NJ, and with the surgery!
We will be here when you get back!

P.J. said...

Peggy will you have your surgery after NJ? Be well! I totally get the LIST, I have a tendency to do the same. Making a list and checking it twice! Have a safe trip, don't work too hard. Are these planned outages??

Keep on stitching.

Deb said...

Oh goodness - sending hugs and prayers for you. But I know that the procedure is a common one and you'll be as good as new in no time!!

Loraine said...

Oh Peggy! My prays will be with you. I will miss reading all of your fun posts, but look forward to your return! I finally tried some peanut butter cheerios this week. They are really good! I like them better than honey nut. Not as sweet.
I hope you have a speedy recovery with your surgery, and a safe trip this week.

Nancy said...

Sorry you have to have surgery! It sounds scary, glad you told us it really is a simple procedure!

Been missing you around blogland. Have a safe trip and keep safe while working in NJ!

Debbie said...

Good luck surviving New Jersey again! It seems like this came around really fast this time.
And will send prayers your way for your surgery....let us know when you will have it so we can lift you up!

Daffycat said...

Eek! That does sound scary! It really is amazing what doctors can fix and astonishing how "snap" fast we recover.

I'm thinking your list isn't too bad. These are all kitted up? Wow. I don't usually kit until I am ready to start stitching. Maybe I should try your way?

Shirlee said...

My friend's husband had a hole in his heart which was repaired a few years ago. He said it was a "snap" & I'm sure it will be for you as well : )

Mouse said...

good grief you kept that one quiet... when are they going to do the repair ????
love your list of lists :)
I'm like that "I have a little list so that nothing shall be missed "
love your stitching projects ....
take care while mia will miss you :)
love mouse xxxxx

milly said...


Lovely list of to-do projects!

I hope you are better soon.

Catherine said...

You know you have my thoughts and prayers!
You'd better get those things checked off that list and ready to travel ~ "Bert" and I are anxious for a visit!

robindefender said...

Sorry to hear you're going to have to have heart surgery. If it's the procedure where you have something almost like a little umbrella plopped down over the hole, then my friend Sus went through it a few years ago, easy peasy. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.

Only 3 WIPs? I feel ashamed of the massive number of projects I have started and then abandoned in search of other projects. Well done, my friend, well done.

LoriU said...

Hi Peggy Lee,
I know how you feel about lists! I am the same way. DH leaves for the Beaver Valley outage soon so we are getting ready to pack him up for that.

When is your surgery? I hope all goes sounds scary but not scary at the same time!

valerie said...

Hope all goes well with your TEE. It sounds scary but modern medicine nowadays is amazing!*hugs*