Monday, August 25, 2008

a crazy weekend, a finish and a new start

Thursday night Justin started crying that he didn't want to go to college. I told him it was just his nerves and he gets anxiety attacks and he would be ok. Friday morning he loaded up his car and he still wasn't feeling better. We had to wait for Scott and Dylan, to get back from the dentists office til we all left. So they get home and Justin fit everything into his car so we don't need to load up the truck. Dylan rides with Justin and I am in the truck with Scott. We get to the college and they have signs of where to go depending on what dorm you are in. So we get there and we go in the dorm and get all the paperwork filled out and his dorm key. The guy handing out the key said that Justin's roommate hasn't checked in yet so Justin can pick out the good shit in the room LOL. So we go up and he picks his bed, desk and dresser. We then go down and there is a moving in table. Justin signs up and a golf cart with 2 wagons hooked up to it, pull up and we hop in. it takes us to the car and loads everything into the wagons. We go back to the dorm. Now this is the interesting thing. There is no elevators in the dorm and he is on the 3rd floor. They pull up underneath a window and load everything onto a lift, like what painters us. We go wait up in Justin's room. They get up to the window of the hallway and load everything onto a cart and that is pushed to Justin's room and we then unload. Wow, pretty easy and organized. I make Justin's bed and puts everything away. His roommate and his mom show up and we all get introduced. Scott and Dylan go outside and Justin is still unsure. Well he finally reveals that he will miss his friends. He has gone to the same school all of his school years with the same friends. This is a big change. I told him this is adult life now and this will happen all through his adulthood. Then we finally leave. I am ok to this point til we get into the parking lot and we walk past Justin's car to get to the truck and that is when I start crying. it only last about 2 minutes and then I was fine. Justin had to go and take care of things and get his books , so he did that all weekend. He did come home for a short time on Sunday. College is 40 minutes away and he is still keeping his job. I did talk to him today and he had 4 classes. he is doing much better.

Saturday I had an appointment with Dish Network from noon-5. Ok, I didn't clean or run anything so I wouldn't miss the guy. 2:30 I get a phone call that he will be here around 4:30. By 5:30 there is still no one here. My family is hungry and I still needed to get groceries. So we go to the store and we get home , unload the car and start supper. it is now 7pm and the cable guy shows up. Good thing this was a no charge service. he apologizes and has to move the Dish to a new location and then he is on his way and Scott is happy because the Dish is working again.

Sunday Scott always works at the station and he likes me to get him a coffee around 9 am so Dylan and I head out to do that and then we go to Target, which I haven't liked yet. I need to get flea dip for the cats and dog. This summer has been a bad one around here. So of course Target does not have this either. As always I walk out of the store empty handed. So what else is new and I am DONE with this store. Walmart is down the road and the store I always find what i want, I had to give Target one more chance though. So Dylan and I are looking for the dip and we find flea shampoo. I read the directions and it says to lather the cats and let it sit for 5 minutes. Are they serious? We are talking cats who hate baths and they want me to leave it on for 5 minutes and then rinse it off? uh uh. So I go to the dog section and there is the flea dip for cats and dogs. I also buy the same brand Home Spray as well. So we go home. Dylan says lets get Speedy(1 year old) first. Now this cat does not like Dylan or Scott. So Dylan tries to dunk him right into the bucket of solution. Just picture a frog and having his back legs stretched out LOL. This is not going to work. So I hold the cat by the front of his throat and douse him with the dip. He is soaked and Dylan tells me to be careful that I don't choke the cat. I said the cat is just fine at which point he makes a gagging noise like I choked him. Good timing and sympathy on his part. Dylan dried him off with the towel and away he goes. Dylan grabs his cat which ways around 20 lbs. This should be fun. he was pretty good while Dylan held him and I doused him with the dip. Then is The Outsider, named after the movie. it was a phase of Dylan's. He sits in the tub and looks at us like ok I will sit here but hurry up and get this over with. he is done and one more cat to go. The 14 year old cat who under no certain terms lets us know he will do this. He bushed out his tail, growled and hissed at us and scratched us up. Fine be that way. Scott will do it when he gets home, it is his cat anyways. Now it is the dog's turn and he has already seen what happend to the cats and is not interested. So here I am sweet talking my 99 lb rottie/shepherd mix that I am doing this for his own good. He gets in the tub and mopes while I dip him all over. But you know dogs, he looked at me and shook so now I am soaked with flea dip LOL.. Scott got home and we did manage to get the other cat. Then I vacuumed and shampooed
carpets, dried them with fans and then sprayed the whole house with the spray, all except for my bedroom and I ran out of spray. So this weekend my bedroom will get it. Either you are still reading this and getting bored or laughing picturing us all getting wet and having cranky cats. None of the cats were mad at us by the way and let us love them right up.

So today I go to Curves before going to work. get home, start laundry and hang up curtains that I had washed. Did the dishes and started supper. Then I finally got to sit down and stitch, after reading emails and blogs. While online I watched a couple of episodes of General Hospital. I finished watching the rest while stitching. I also watched Skinwalkers on Netflix, which I did like. I finished JCS 2001 Linda Reeves Snow Glow and then started JCS 2001 Chessie & Me's Chessie & Friend. I got the tail done.

While cleaning today I also listened to The Darkest Evening of the Year by Dean Koontz. I really like this audiobook.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Stitching Blogger Question of the week:
This week's SBQ was suggested by Dawn
( and is:

If you had to choose, would you rather spend money on overdyed floss
or hand-dyed fabric?

I have most of the overdyed flosses so I would have to go with the fabric and since that cost more I would choose that if I had to pick one.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Thank you

You all for looking at my blog and leaving comments here or emailing me. I can't tell you how much it means to me.

I stitched on Linda Reeves Snow Glow and love how it is turning out.

I went to Curves this morning before I went to work. Work went pretty well.

Tonight's movie was The Holiday with Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, and Jack Black. Very good movie. It has to do with the 2 women needing to get away and they swap houses for 2 weeks. One lives in L.A. and the other one lived in England. What a great idea to swap houses but my house is old and falling apart so it would be a great deal for me but not for the other person.

I didn't get a chance to listen to The Darkest Evening of the Year by Dean Koontz, today . I am hoping to tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

a finish and a start

I finished JCS 2001 Carol Emmers Aschenklaus. It is stitched on 28 ct tumbleweed linen with DMC and gold kreinik.
Then I started this, JCS 2001 Linda Reeves Designs Snow Glow which is being stitched on a banner material.

I went to work today and it was dead so I made bags with our labels for the customers to use. Came home and read emails, blogs and Bulletin Boards.
Yesterday I finished listening to The Husband by Dean Koontz, which I liked alot. Today I started The Darkest Evening of The Year by Dean Koontz and had me pulled in right away. Tonight I watched Inside Man, which I had DVRd this summer. Had Denzel Washington and Jodie Foster in it. Pretty good movie.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

santa progress

I stitched on an off all day while watching TV. I was hoping to have this one section of him done but an online friend had me try a new messenger and I was playing with that. I did watch the General Hospital episodes to get caught up and then tonight I watched The Break Up, which I liked.
I also got some laundry done today. I am hoping with a lot of stitching time this week that santa will be done.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Fantasy Friday

This is Teresa Wentzler's The Storyteller. I started this on 2/19/06 and had finished the one section and am now working on another. I am doing this on Fridays with a blogging group. I stitched for a while but there is so many color changes that it doesn't look like much.

Now I am back to stitching on the santa and will post a pic tonight of the progress.

I had a Bookcrossing meeting today and my sister has joined. Her and her not so DH have split up and she will be seeing a lawyer. So she needs to get back into life and is happy again than she has been in a while. I don't think he will make anything easy and thank god they don't have kids.
Anyways she took a lot of books and I brought home a couple.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

a progress pic

I stitched on this a little bit tonight. I was listening to The Husband by Dean Koontz, which is really good. Then I watched Friday's episode of General Hospital, which I am getting bored with.
I took off yesterday from work as I got free tickets for the Erie County Fair. It was 1 1/2 hours away. Kasey Kahne, from Nascar, was signing autographs but the line was so long that by the time we got there they were turning people away. I did get a couple of pics though and will have to share them this week.
The weather was perfect today. Not to hot and no rain. I did get the dishes washed and some laundry washed. I see more bloggers are posting here and I want to thank you for all the comments. It means alot to me. I have added some of you to my favorites, who I have never visited before.
Dylan got a Florida Peninsula Cooter Turtle last week and so I need to look up on how to take care of it just so I have some knowledge myself.

Monday, August 11, 2008


I have been stitching on JCS 2001 Carol Emmer Aschenklauus. He seems to be a little work since there is a lot of color changes but also only a little bit of backstitching which will be great.

While stitching last night I watched License To Wed. It was a fun movie to watch and Robin Williams is always a delight.

Last week I finished listening to The Good Guy by Dean Koontz. Another great novel of his.

The next audiobook that I am listening to is The Husband by Dean Koontz. I will probably start it tomorrow.

Tonight , while I was stitching, I watched The Lost Boys: The Tribe. It is a sequel from The Lost Boys that was made in the 80's. it had both Corey Heim and Cory Feldman in it. I started watching it and it got gory from the beginning so I was going to turn it off but I decided to finish it. it was ok.

I have to tell you what happened to Dylan(ds#2) and I yesterday. Scott (DH) wanted me to go to the Rez for cigarettes. I don't smoke but him and Dylan do. Scott was working so Dylan and I dropped off my car at his work and I grabbed his truck. I wasn't going to waste my gas going there LOL. So I have a spare key for the truck on my key chain. I did tell Dylan to grab Scott's keys but he said no we would use mine. Dylan was driving. So we head out and the closer we get there the worse the weather is. Then it pours as we pull into the parking lot. So we get wet going into the store. I grab 3 cartons of cigarettes and while paying Dylan goes out to the truck. I get close to the truck and see the problem right away. We FORGOT that my spare key does not work in the doors. So we can't get into the truck. Dylan calls Scott and says, yes this works. Hold your cell phone next to your remote and unlock the doors while Dylan has his cell phone next to the locked door. Well of course I knew it wouldn't work. So we have to call the sheriff's office. I am not thrilled about this because alot of people buy more cartons of cigarettes than are allowed and I certainly don't want anyone to get into trouble. But Dylan calls and they don't know if they can help us since we already have the key. What difference does that make? Meanwhile Scott has my car at the station but he doesn't carry a spare key for my car and is still working there. he tells some customers what had happened and one customer came right back and said she lived by the store and could drop his set of keys off to us. GREAT!!! so I have Dylan call the Sheriff's office and cancel our call for help but thank you very much. Meanwhile it is just downpouring out and everyone is getting soaked. By the time we left it was stopping. we were there for about 1 1/2 hours. Talk about a waste of my day LOL. Plus it is another 45min- 1 hour drive back home. And I still had to go grocery shopping LOL. So from now on I told Dylan to grab his dad's keys and not use my spare. Mine only works in the ignition. it used to work in the doors but no longer does.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Instant Messengers

I used to chat all the time with mine and then with dial up I just stopped. I have only been able to get dial up where I live, even though there are a lot of houses around here. Anyways I just got WildBlue dish internet and can leave my messengers on. So I deleted everyone that was on it since I don't know most of them anymore. Anyways if you want to add me to yours my name is needeler and I am on Windows messenger, Yahoo and AIM. If you are a blogger then let me know that and your URL. If I know you from some group then let me know that.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

SBQ of the week

This week's SBQ was suggested by Outi( and is:

What do you do to your thread clippings? Do you just scrap them or do you use them in something else?

I throw them out. I keep a basket next to me when I am stitching

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Towel is finished

For the past 2 days I worked on this and finished it Monday night. It is from The Cross Stitcher February 2001.

I also started JCS 2001 Carol Emmer Aschenklaus but haven't scanned a pic yet.

While stitching this week I have watched:
The Reaping

I also finished listening to:
The Good Guy by Dean Koontz

Today I had high speed internet installed. I am using WildBlue Dish , which is through Dish network. It is faster than my dial up so I can read blogs and see pics much quicker. We got a router for it as well so all of us at home can use it. I also plan on leaving all of my instant mesengers on so I can see who is on.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

WIP pic

Since yesterday was August 1st I had decided to pull out all my August projects that I want to work on. I still have to stitch up a JCS ornament for June and July along with Augusts.
I stitched on this towel while watching the DVR. I watched Thursdays and yesterdays General Hospital. Then I watched Garfield: a Tail of Two Kitties. That was cute!
Today we have a Surprise retirement party for one of my Aunts. I have to take pickles and olives :-)
After the party I plan on either going to The Rez with DH or sitting home stitching and watching TV.

Friday, August 01, 2008


Dean Koontz - Forever Odd finished
Dean Koontz - Brother Odd finished
Dean Koontz - The Husband
Dean Koontz - The Good Guy listening to

Lucky You watched
Dumb Luck watched
Children of Men didn't finish, didn't like
The Memory Keeper's Daughter watched
Hard Candy watched
American Dreamz watched
The Spiderwick Chronicles watched
Sweeney Todd watched
Reservation Road watched

Finish Fishing Santa Stocking Finished
Boomark finished
Summer Pattern finished
JCS 2001 Carol Emmer Aschenklaus
Finish Butterfly & Fruit Towel stitching on