Well, not a TON of progress, but at least I did get some stitches in ... I got the teddy bear started, and a little bit more of the red and green colors on the left hand side and next to the teddy bear. It's kind of slow going, but it's not like I didn't know it was going to be slow when I started it! My next big benchmark will be when I finish the page I'm working on. I'm guessing that's a ways away though.
I met Cristin from my So Cal Stitchers group yesterday - she happened to be "in the neighborhood" visiting her grandmother, so we met up for lunch a little bit of stitching time at the mall. It was a pleasure to sit and stitch with someone. I was working on some perforated paper Christmas ornaments (these particular ornaments are a great "take-a-long project" because they are symmetrical - once you get one quarter done, it repeats itself three more times so you can stitch without looking at the pattern.
I also posted an update below this one about Anthony - along with a picture. He's doing remarkably well, kids are just SO resilient it's amazing!
Thanks for looking!!