I apologize, again, for not blogging for a while. So much has happened!
Let us start from the beginning. Scott had applied, in June of 2007, to join the Canadian Armed Forces. This is something he has always wanted to do, since he was small. He had been a CF member when he was younger, but received a medical discharge due to an accident. Since then, he has applied numerous times without result.
At the beginning of November, 2008, Scott mentioned since we had not heard anything from the CF up to that point, it was likely nothing would come of this application, either. He suggested perhaps he should apply with the RCMP (our national police force).
A few days later, I was home and received phone call for Scott from a Sgt. Someone from A Bunch Of Letters. I got excited, thinking his application for the RCMP was moving quickly. Scott called them back, and it was the Department of National Defence – the CF had finally called. A whirlwind of activity later, and Scott was sworn in as a soldier December 16.
Since then, we have been busy filling out paperwork, shopping for his supplies, and of course keeping up with Christmas.
Scott is off to boot camp this Sunday, January 4. He will be gone for a period of 14 weeks, returning just before Easter if all goes well.
This opportunity is affording me the chance to stay home. I have quit my job (which I am very excited about), and am now working out a bit of a schedule for myself to balance the housework and odd jobs I have for myself and stitching and gaming time. Not to mention I want to start to learn to cook some more exciting dishes!
Stitching during this time has been absolutely non-existent. I have done some knitting and crochet, however, and have made a nice hat and mitts set for myself. I am working on a purse, however it is not working as nicely as I like. The purse is very likely going to be pulled and started again.
So for my first order of business once things settle into place is to busy myself with Egyptian Sampler while watching the Food Network. Two birds with one stone! lol!
In the mean time, I realize I have not been very available. So to bribe your way back to me (haha!), I have a give away. I have a 2009 Cross Stitcher Calendar featuring designs by Margaret Sherry, for 16 months.
The down side is that this calendar is already started, beginning with September. But if you stitch anything like me, it is never following a time line anyway!
Simply comment on this blog and you will be entered in the draw. Please be sure to include your e-mail address when filling out the form so I can contact you if I don’t have your current address. The draw will happen January 20, 2009.