Thursday, July 23, 2009

HAED & news & a giveaway

a giveawayMy 17 year old son got his license today. But I was an ASS. We get to the road test site and we are 3rd in line so I get out my wallet to have my license ready to hand to the instructor. I panicked because my license is not in my wallet. My son has a potty mouth, says don't f*** with me mom, I need to take this test. So tears spring to my eyes because he failed his first road test and he really wants his license. i told him I wasn't kidding and I have no idea where my license is. So he calls my husband, get your butt here quick, mom doesn't have her license. Scott calls and says he is now 5 minutes away and the instructor walks up to the car and I tell him we have a small problem and explain. He says he will take the kid behind us in line and then take Dylan when Scott gets there. Scott gets there on time and I take off in his truck. They called me and said Dylan passed. Well I have a nice little sports car that I never owned when I was younger and Justin wasn't allowed to drive it without me for the first few months of his license. He bought a car so he had one. Dylan doesn't have one and wants to take mine, I had a really HARD time letting him take my car to work. But he was home a little after 7 and just left again at 10pm to go pick up a friend to spend the night. I needed to color my hair but now I need 2 boxes for the grey LOL. Anyways more on what I did today.

I listened to 2 more discs on Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs.
Tonight's Netflix movie was Without a Paddle which I had seen a little bit of before but not the whole thing. I enjoyed it very much.
I put in another 300 stitches on HAED Aurora's Garden I had to start putting in a grid. I had an air soluble marker for fabric but the mark would fade away before I finished the 10x10 square so this should be easier. I am done stitching this til next month.

I am on Facebook and am addicted to playing Fairyland, Farmville and Farm Town. Don't know how much time I will get to play after this weekend since I go back to work on Monday.

Jan is having a giveaway on her blog in celebration of her first grandchild. Go check it out.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Heartfelt Award: I received this from Suzanne, thank you so much!

So what is the Heartfelt Award about?

Do you reach for a cup of cocoa or tea when your relaxing, seeking comfort, sharing a plate of cookies with family and freinds? You know the feeling you get when you drink a yummy cup of cocoa, tea, or a hot toddy? That is what the Heartfelt Award is all about, feeling warm inside.

  • Put the logo on your blog/post.
  • Nominate up to to 9 blogs which make you feel comfy or warm inside.
  • Be sure to link your nominees within your post.
  • Let them know that they have been nominated by commenting on their blog. Remember to link to the person from whom you received your award.
There are way to many blogs that I read that make me smile and laugh. So I am just passing this on to all of you who read an comment. You are all the best.

Friendship Award: I received this from CindyMae , thank you so much!! I am supposed to pass this down to 8 friends but as I mentioned above , it is way to hard so I am passing it on to all of you.

I am still listening to Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs. I am about half done with it.
Tonights movie was He's Just Not That Into You. It was ok. A little slow and boring at times.
I put n 600 stitches , today, on HAED Aurora's Garden.

We never did get the rain or thunderstorms that we were supposed to but it ended up getting muggy and around 5 pm I had to turn on the a/c. Weatherbug says it is 65 out but it is still muggy.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


I finished listening to Whipsers At Midnight by Karen Robards. Suspense and romance with some steamy sex. Pretty good.
Then I started listening to Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs. This is #9 in her series.
Tonight't movie was a cheesy but funny movie. Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle.
Today I put in about 600 stitches on HAED Aurora's Garden. I will continue to stitch on it tomorrow and Thursday.

We had rain and a severe thunderstorm tonight. The power went out for a few seconds.

I have an award that I will share with you later. Thanks to all who read and leave comments.

Monday, July 20, 2009

UFO monday

I started listening to Whispers At Midnight by Karen Robards. Interesting so far.
Tonights movie was Alfie with Jude Law. It was ok, not something I will watch again.
I put in about 4 hours on TW The Storyteller. I have a little bit of backstitching on the top right corner square and then a specialty stitch. that should be done next Monday. Then onto another the top left 1/4 of this piece.

Justin and I went grocery shopping this morning and I also went to the PO and dropped off packages to those of you that I owed them to.

Thank you , dear friends, for reading and commenting on my blog. I do so appreciate it.

Halloween Fairy

Yesterday I didn't get a lot of stitching done. I finished the pumpkin on Halloween Fairy by Nora Corbett.
I was playing on Facebook most of the day and have fairygarden going and that was fun.
Watched the movie Closer, older movie with Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Clive Owen and Natalie Portman. it was ok. not something I would watch again.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Saturdays doings

Yesterday i finished listening to Beach Road by James Patterson. Awesome, had a twist to the end. Didn't see that coming.
Today I will be starting Whispers At Midnight by Karen Robards.

Cross Country Stitching June 2008 issue
S is For Stitcher
28ct Antique Monaco , DMC
I started something new, can you believe it? I actually have a pretty good start to this. This will be my Saturday stitch.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Friday SAT

went to Michaels yesterday to buy more bobbins and was looking at the DMC and didn't realize that they now had some colors in satin so I grabbed a skein of red and am using it on this piece. Very nice to work with.

I started this yesterday. it is JBW Designs Sweet Nothings Evergreens. It is done on 25 ct Lugana.

Scott took me out to dinner to celebrate our anniversary. We tried a new to us restaurant. it is Delmonicos Italian Restaurant. It was sooo good. we each had the 24 oz Delmonico steak. OMG was it big but oh so tender and tasteful. We will go back there again. When I g back to work then I am going to take him out.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

Today is also Scott's and my 21st wedding anniversary.
Today's audiobook is Beach Road by James Patterson. I am on disc 3 of 6.
Tonight's Netflix movie was The Upside of Anger. I gave it a 3/5 stars.
This week I ended up stitching 3 pages of Night Before Christmas. My goal for the month was 1 page so I did really well. This is what I did today and...
This is what I have done so far.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

More Night Before Christmas

Little Old Me Designs
Night Before Christmas

This piece is so big. I stitched on another page today but I didn't finish it.
This is a close up of the page I was working on.

I also was listening to Judge & Jury bu James Patterson and should finish it tomorrow. I love it.

Netflix movie tonight :
The Haunting In Connecticut - pretty good

Justin grabbed his keys at 9 pm and says "I am going to the movies with CC" I said " what are you seeing?" He said "nothing". Now I know he is keeping something from me so he yells HARRY POTTER and then ran out the door as fast as he can. The little brat and I told him the locks will be changed when he gets home. He has been going to the movies a lot and seeing movies that I want to see. like Transformers 2.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Night Before Christmas

Today I started listening to Judge & Jury by James Patterson. Wow what a great beginning.
I finally finished reading Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult. Now I have read quite a few of her books and have loved them but I was not fond of this one.
I have been stitching on Little Old Me Designs Night Before Christmas. I got another page done and below is what I have done so far.

Tonights movie was on my DVR and was a Lifetime movie from 2 years ago called A Family Lost. Was very good. I have 7 more movies left on the DVR woohoo!!

Nothing else going on here. Still being careful around the house.

Thank you for reading my blog and for those that leave comments. You are the best :-)

Monday, July 13, 2009

UFO night

Bridget Jones The Edge of Reason was the movie tonight. it was ok.
I read keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult, for about 1 1/2 hours today. I started it back in March and really want to finish it.
I finished listening to The House by Danielle Steel and I really enjoyed it.
I stitched a few hours on TW The Storyteller. I am hoping to finish this top border next monday .

Well things worked out at work. The manager got his paperwork from my doctor. I go back to work on the 27th.

I had Justin take down my curtains, in the living room and family room, so I could wash them. Then I had Scott hang them up. But I was naughty and reached a couple of times while he was hanging the curtain rod and my tummy hurts a little bit so resting the rest of today and for tomorrow.
Tues, wedn, & Thur I will be stitching on Little Old Me designs Night Before Christmas. Hoping to get quite a bit done on it.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Halloween Fairy

I stitched quite a bit on this today. Enjoying it very much,.

Decided to try getting into my car and was slow about it. Took Dylan with me to get groceries so he could load and unload the car. Washed some laundry and the boys helped with the baskets of clothes, so I didn't have to carry them.

Listened to The House by Danielle Steel and I think I have 5 chapters left. Also watched True Blood, on HBO.

2 finishes!!

Woohoo!!! Quilt Sampler is done! Thank you for all that have been watching my progress on this and posting comments.
Friday night I started Bent Creek Zippies I Love My Country. I finished it last night after I finished the Quilt Sampler.

Friday night I watched Pursuit of Happyness with Will Smith and I really enjoyed it!! Last night DH(Scott) and I watched Here On Earth. Last week he had only seen the beginning and I had only watched the last half so we watched it all last night. Awesome movie.

I am still listening to The House by Danielle Steel and am halfway through. Very good.
Yesterday i also went to my Bookcross meeting. I had a lot of books for the others there and I took 3. Scott carried my bag of books inside for me though.

Today is Halloween Fairy and I am hoping to get a lot done on that. I am also going to see if I can get into my car today and then Dylan and I are going grocery shopping.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Quilt Sampler almost done

I stitched on this quite a bit today. I should be able to finish it on Saturday :-)
I listened some more to The House by Danielle Steel and it is very good.
Tonight's movie was one that I had DVRd 2 years ago from the Hallmark channel. It was McBride:Dogged. I always enjoyed that series of movies, sorry that they don't have them on anymore.
I am working on my trade/sale list and have an update on my sale/trade blog . I also would love to trade for audiobooks preferably on CD.

The Idiot called me again today. Seems that the doctor's office is not moving fast enough for him on faxing my return to work papers.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Quilt Sampler

I stitched some more on Quilt Sampler. I finished the last block and then stitched the little squares at the corners plus the PE.
I finished listening to Bungalow by Danielle Steel and I loved It!!
Started listening to The House by Danielle Steel, only up to chapter 3.
Tonight's Netflix movie was Knowing with Nicholas Cage. I gave this 5 stars. Kept me very interested from the beginning.

The Idiot(manager) called me today and He is so full of crap! Things have been straightened out for now. He probably won't even remember tomorrow and then it will start all over again. He seems to do that a lot at work. Thank god he works at the main lab so I don't ever see him.

Nothing else going on here. Just resting and walking and doing what i can.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Pissed off mood

I work at a forage lab that is a satellite from the main lab in another state. It is just me and the manager and someone filling in for now. Anyways we have a main manager at the main lab in the other state. Now I like the owner , my manager and what i do. I hate the main manager. he is such an idiot!! Today he called my manager and asked why i wasn't back at work yet. That according to HIS calendar I should have been back to work this week. He now wants a form faxed to him, from my doctor about my surgery and why I have to be out longer. I called him but of course he was out of the office so I left a very terse message for him. I had surgery and I have only been out for 3 weeks and I am to be out for 6 weeks. I will also have my doctor fax him when I will be back to work. Not only is this manager an idiot but they won't even pay me disability because I am only part time. So this put me in a very upsetting mood all afternoon which made me tired and ended up making my stomach hurt from the stress. I couldn't even pick up my cross stitching so I could relax. it took me 2 hours to calm down enough to sit and stitch. So I did work on Quilt Sampler for a few hours.

I am hoping to stitch on this tomorrow and Thursday and also to finish it on saturday. There is a reason i want to finish it on saturday and not any earlier. I stitch this as part of a SAL with Only One Ewe. We stitch together on saturdays and if we finish the piece on saturday then our name gets put into a drawing.

Anyways I also listened to Bungalow 2 by Danielle Steel. What happened in the book also depressed me because what happened in the storyline I was praying wouldn't and then it did. That didn't help my mood any LOL.

early afternoon I watched a movie with Scott called Here On Earth and we missed the beginning so I just ordered it from Netflix. The movie was so good. Then tonight I watched Gray Matters and I enjoyed that one as well.

I hope I can get sleep tonight and be calmed down in case the manager calls me. I can't even tell you all the crap that he has given us. He is supposed to be the owner's right hand man but they don't talk to each other so the owner will tell us one thing and the idiot tells us another.

Thank you for not stopping to read my vent. I don't do it often and I do appreciate all of my cyber friends.

Monday, July 06, 2009

The Storyteller update

Tonight's Netflix movie was Happily n Ever After. it was cute.
The audiobook I listened to today was Bungalow 2 by Danielle Steel. I am enjoying it but hoping that it doesn't end up the way I think it will.
I received this ornament exchange from Nicole. I love it , thank you soo much!
Today I stitched on TW The storyteller and worked on the top border. I really like the colors in this but hate all the color changes.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

This is a new pic of Molly. Since my operation I am supposed to keep a pillow on my stomach, which is a good thing since she loves to be on my lap all the time. So it is a challenge to cross stitch. I also have to train her better because she likes to yank at the floss and fabric when I am stitching. She doesn't do it often. She also wants the wires to my ipod, from my headphones. She will learn with time.
Today I finished listening to Toxic Bachelors by Danielle Steel and I loved this book.
I will be starting Bungalow 2 by Danielle Steel , tomorrow.
Yesterday I worked on Quilt Sampler and my goal is to finish it this month.
Today I stitched on Halloween Fairy by Nora Corbett. I got quite a bit done on her and I also want to finish her this month.

Not much went on today. Scott worked the morning shift at the station and Dylan worked the 2nd shift. Justin had to be at his job twice today but he still managed to hang out with friends and as of now, 11pm he is still out. He is pretty good at being home around midnight even though he doesn't have a curfew. He also will wake me up to let me know he made it home.

Thank you for reading my blog and for those that leave comments. That means a lot to me.