Wednesday, September 30, 2009

a new start

well today was a slow day at work. Not much to do.

I washed a load of laundry, made ham and scalloped potatoes for dinner. Flea dipped the 4 cats and the dog. One of the cats spits and hisses through the whole thing and the mean cat just sits in the tub and looks at us like ok, if you must, get it done and over with. The dog just walked in the tub to get it over with.

I started a Halloween ornament for the Pals Fall Fling. I did find one from the JCS Halloween issue. There is a retreat in march, in Syracuse,NY that I want to go to. It is about 3 hours from me. Sounds like a lot of fun.

I listened to a little bit of Kiss Me While I sleep by Linda Howard. Then I watched yesterday's episode of General Hospital. Tonight is the show Eastwick. I loved it last week.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Cold, Rainy and windy

it has been like this for 2 days and supposed to continue through Thursday. Great stitching weather :-)

I listened to Kiss Me While I Sleep by Linda Howard and really like it.

I watched yesterday's episode of General Hospital. Tonight I will watch The Forgotten. I watched the premiere last week and I think this show will be a keeper.

I finished the Halloween exchange and will finish it either into a pinkeep or cube. I started an incentive piece that I am stitching with the Only One Ewe BB. I have to finish it by February 13. Anyways I chose M Designs Shelleen Tree ornament. It was made for me by Mary a couple of years ago. Everyone that went to the Pals Fall Fling got one with their name, in their registration packet. I am doing it on an overdyed purple/blue fabric with a purple silk overdyed thread. I only have a very small area done so pic tonight. I will stitch some more on it tonight and then it will get put away as I need to finish the rest of my exchange pieces.

Monday, September 28, 2009

almost finished

with the Halloween exchange. I am hoping to finish it tonight. I listened to Kiss Me While I sleep by Linda Howard. I liked it from the start. I also watched House tonight. In a little bit I will also watch Durham County.
I went to Walgreens and got Dylan's senior pics printed up. They look nice.

Nothing else to say tonight :-)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Super Sunday

I had a pretty good day today. I went grocery shopping , came home and started laundry. Did a few loads and they are done. Stitched quite a bit on the Halloween exchange.
Watched a Netflix Movie: Fast and Furious (new one) - it was really good
Finished the audiobook Devil Bones by Kathy Reichs and I enjoyed it. Next audiobook is Kiss Me While I sleep by Linda Howard.
Watched the season premier of Desperate Housewives. It was really good.
I am making more time with my stitching and blogs and BBs. I gave up 2 games on Facebook and am learning how to redo my time.
Well back to work tomorrow.

Thank you all for reading and commenting :-)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

rainy and cold Saturday

So what is a girl to do on a day like this? well sit and stitch and watch all the DVrd shows :-)
I started a Halloween exchange and actually enjoyed stitching today. I can't tell you what it is though sshhh
2 episodes General Hopsital
Vampire Diaries
Ghost Whisperer

I also washed a couple of loads of laundry. Sitting here having a cupasoup , chicken and noodles.

Thanks for the comments from last nights post. After pulling out my list of everything I need to stitch in the next couple of weeks I felt better.

Tomorrow I want to finish listening to Devil Bones by Kathy Reichs and I have 3 Netflix movies sitting here so I want to watch as many of those that I can.

Friday, September 25, 2009

In a funk

I have been playing games in Facebook for quite a while now and it cut into my stitching time. So I was getting a schedule going. yes I am a list and schedule person. Anyways I have been unhappy with 2 games for 2 weeks now so I deleted them. Whew what relief. The other ones are pretty easy to manage and don't take up a lot of time daily.

Now onto stitching talk. Is it just me? I do not care for the JCS Halloween issue. I thought it was going to be all Halloween like the JCS Christmas ornament issue is just what it says. I have not found one Halloween design that I want to stitch. I also really went through the Ornament issue and just not into it this year. I don't know if it is the new layout. I love change and have no problem with it but the other issues were so much easier to find what you wanted to stitch. Plus I have picked out a few that I would like to stitch and it calls for buttons, charms or other embellishments. I just don't keep them in the house. I have 2 LNS that I shop at and they are both 45 minutes away from me and in opposite directions. Maybe it is because for 2 months all I have done is exchanges, RRs and a special project. Don't get me wrong , I love doing them but all my WIPs have turned into more UFOs. I have 7 more exchanges to stitch up ASAP. I really want to get back into my rotation and have finishes. ok enough bitching about that. Maybe it is just me but I have felt like this for 2 weeks now.

TV shows: last night I watched Bones and Grey's Anatomy. Bones was good and I loved Grey's. Cried at the beginning. So sad. I DVRd Vampire Diaries and Supernatural. Tonight I watched the season premiers of Smallville and Dollhouse. They were good. I DVrd Ghost Whisperer and Medium. I also have this week's wed. , Thurs and Fri General Hospital episodes to watch. Wait I believe I watched Wednesdays earlier tonight.

Scott had to work tonight and both boys are gone til late.
I have my car back, yeah! My alternator bit the dust so I had a new one put in. $200 just for the part. I don't know yet what the labor is.

Any weekend plans? it is supposed to rain tomorrow and Scott and I wanted to go the Fish and Hunting Days at the DEC. I guess it will depend on the weather since it is outside. Other than that I am hoping to stitch all weekend and get as much of the exchanges done as possible. I also need to watch the DVR shows from this week. I am looking forwards to Sunday night and Desperate Housewives.

Thank you all for reading my posts and the comments that you leave. I truly appreciate it.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

new shows

Last night I watched the new show The Forgotten and I will be watching that all season.

We were very busy at work and was on my feet from 8am til almost 1pm. My feet were tired lol. The library had called to tell me that an audiobook came in. They called me Monday as well but I knew this one was coming in as well so I headed there after work. On the way my car decided to give me a hard time. So I pulled over and called Dylan. he was going to follow me home. After some debating I had him wake Scott up, he works 3rd shift. When Scott got to me my car would just click, no starting up. So we are thinking I now need a new alternator. I just bought a new battery and it was dead. So Scott took my battery and had it charged so we could at least get it to the shop. I followed in his truck. So now Scott will have to take me to work tomorrow and Justin will pick me up when I get out of work. What a pain in the arse.

Tonight I watched another new show called Eastwick, on ABC. Oh it is soo good. Can't wait for next week. Is anyone going to watch the 2 hour season premier of Grey's Anatomy? I know I will be watching it.

I also stitched on the special project tonight so still no pics.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tempting Tuesday

well I am tired of stitching on RRs and really want to pull out my WIPs which are now UFOs. I am finishing this special project and then doing some exchange pieces and will finish up the last RR. The RRs are done til next year.
Tonight I watched a Netflix movie. The Land That Time Forgot. I gave it a 3/5 stars.
I also listened to Devil Bones by Kathy Reichs and am on CD 3 of 8.

Nothing else thrilling here. Going to watch the new show The Forgotten at 10 pm on ABC.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

weekend happenings & senior pics

Dylan & I
Dylan and Shelbi
This will be his yearbook pic

Friday was busy at work and I ended up taking a nap when I got home.

Saturday Scott and I went and picked up the CD , of Dylan's senior pics. My BIL took them and they came out great, as you can see. Then Scott and I went to a sub shop we love and then visited with his parents. Came home and stitched some more on the special project.

Today Justin and I went out for break fast and then went grocery shopping. Came home and played on Facebook and then stitched.
I also watched quite a bit of TV. 3 episodes of General Hospital, and Durham County that is on the ION channel. I had DVRd it Monday night.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thriller Thursday

we were busy at work today.
Been playing on Facebook and then I stitched for a couple of hours. I watched Vampire Diaries and Supernatural, which were both good. I also cleaned during commercials.

Molly, my newest cat has decided to lay on my computer desk and on my mouse so she can get attention. This has been going on for a few days now. She is just so darn cute :-)

I stitched on my special project tonight so no pics.

My thoughts and prayers have been with my friend Gisele. Her husband passed away yesterday. She was one of my first friends online, 10 years ago. Her and her daughters have my sympathies.

I listened to quite a bit of Bones To Ashes by Kathy Reichs, today. Keep coming up with twists in the storyline.

My BIL called and Dylan's senior pics are done. I am going to visit with him on Saturday morning and get them on CD and then I can share with you. He said he even got the blemishes out of his face. He had a couple.

Well I have a few more things to do online before I go to bed.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ho Hum Tuesday

Was dead at work today. So nothing thrilling there.
yesterday, when I got out of work, we did Dylan's senior pics. I picked up Shelbi and then my BIL. My BIL takes great pics and so we went to Letchworth State Park and he took about 150 pics. He is going to put them on his computer and play around with them before giving me a CD. Then I will go and get them developed. he took some of Dylan with Shelbi, some of Dylan and I and some of the 3 of us. Can't wait to see them.

I am stitching on another special project. It goes with the other one.

I received my package from Down Sunshine Lane. it is JCS Halloween and Christmas ornament issues. I didn't look at the ornament issue yet but did look through the Halloween issue. I thought it was going to be like the Christmas ornament issues and just be Halloween/Autumn but it isn't. Also not one thing grabbed my eye. Maybe it is just me and I will go through it again. I haven't had a chance to go through the Christmas ornament issue.

I forgot to tell you the movie I watched on Sunday. It was a Netflix movie called Obsessed. OMG was it really good.

Tonight I watched yesterday's and today's episodes of General Hospital. Pretty good.

Not much else going on.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Simply Sunday

Another weekend nearing. Friday night DH had to go into work and I ended up asleep by 9pm since it was a very tiring day, at work.
Saturday I had a Rochester Bookcrossing Meeting, for lunch. We tried a new place and had great food and atmosphere. There was 6 of us there. I also made it to the PO with all the packages that I have had.
When I got home I took Dylan to get work pants and steel toed boots for auto tech, in BOCES. Scott didn't feel good all day and was grumpy. So not a fun night.
Today I went grocery shopping and my house has been trashed for a few weeks. So Dylan, Shelbi and I cleaned and straightened up the living room, which looks amazing. Then we had a shelving unit I bought to put on top of the one desk. Well Justin is using the desk now and I was going to throw the shelving unit out but I have been wanting a letter shelf for the mail with compartments and this was perfect so Dylan hung it up. So no more throwing mail on the kitchen table and letting it get out of control. We each have our own compartment and we can check it every day or the end of the week. I tried doing as much laundry as I could today. Justin did dishes and cleaned the bathroom. We really like the living room now. I did vacuum all the rooms and straightened up the family room and my computer desk. I have a candle burning and tarts.
I also finished a RR today and tomorrow I will start another special project.
Did anyone watch the True Blood season finale? it was really good. I also watched the premier of Scooby Doo Mystery The Beginning, on Cartoon Network. Was really cute. The actor playing Shaggy did a great job with the voice. it will be on again so you should catch it.

A dear friend of mine, Gisele, can use all the prayers she can get. Her DH is not doing well and is on morphine now and it is only a matter of time. She has been a great online friend for 10 years and does not feel like we never met in person. She was one of my first friends I met online and we have always been there for each other.

Well my bed is calling my name. it is busy season at work and a new girl starts tomorrow.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Thursday Thrillers

on TV that is. The CW had their new show on tonight called Vampire Diaries. It is similar to the Twilight books. Justin and I liked it. Then the new season of Supernatural was on. Love that show.
I also watched today's episode of General Hospital but I still want to know who the beloved character is that dies. Unless it is another ruse like it has been for 3 years always saying that either Jason, Sonny or Jax will die and then nothing happens.

Well today was crazy at work. the new girl is definately gone but we have a new girl starting on Monday, we hope. We wanted to hire her before but she got hurt on her last job, not her fault. So she had to turn us down. Now she is better and would love to work with us. After today we can use all the help we can get.

I listened to Bones To ashes by Kathy Reichs til my ipod's battery died. I started disc 6.

Tonight I stitched on a RR and it was stitching up pretty quickly. Hoping to finish it tomorrow night , if not then Saturday.

Karen, check out to see the new fall schedule. Some great new shows this season.

Siobhan, keep watching GH on your computer, it is so good and I am sorry that you can't watch it on TV. Also there are several online sites that let you watch all TV shows online. You might have to wait a couple of days from the original air date but you can watch them

Again, thanks all my friends for reading my blog and the comments.

Guess What?

It is my blogiversary! I have been blogging since September 2005. Where has the time gone? I am going to put together a giveaway so give me a few days to figure out what to put in it and then I will post about it.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

another RR finished

one more to go :-) Next round starts next year. I think mine will be Mirabilia's mermaids faces and if I don't have enough patterns then throw in some other faces. I have seen some others done and they are gorgeous.

The new girl at work, started the week before I went back to work. She is kind of odd and has a rough life. Last week she called in sick, wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. This week she just hasn't shown up or called. her mother called at noon yesterday to speak with her. She lives with her mom so we know she isn't hurt. If she doesn't show up tomorrow then she voluntarily has quit which we think has happened. Now we have to train a new person and this doesn't look good for my vacation time in October. My manager can not do the job all by herself for 6 working days. Pray that something good will happen. We really need a 3rd person at the lab. We do everything there including all secreterial duties.

I watched todays episode of General Hospital, talk about tears in the eyes. The one witch died but who is the beloved character that they are saying will die? Could be several of them.

Tomorrow is the new Vampire Diaries, on the CW. Supposed to be close to the Twilight books. Then is Supernatural. Woohoo!!

Dylan's first day as a senior went well. For English he has to read Bleachers by John Grisham, Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom(sp?). Plus 1 other book I never heard of. Possibly another 2 books this school year. He has already read Five People You Meet in Heaven so he will have to reread it. I read Bleachers and told him he will enjoy it. he also goes to BOCES for Auto Tech and is excited about that.

I had a dentist appointment today , for cleaning. Got a clean bill of teeth health woohoo!! My dentist who started the practice retired in June. I have been seeing him since I was a teenager and he graduated with my parents. I saw his dental partner today and the new woman that took his place was not there. She is in her mid twenties.

well time for me to get some sleep. have a great night everyone and thanks for the comments. They mean a lot to me. Maybe soon I can start posting stitchy pics. Not for awhile though :-(

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Fall Season is starting

all my TV shows will be back and I will be watching a couple of new ones. My weekend was really busy, how about yours?
Friday night Scott and I went to visit his parents and his family was having a cookout.
Saturday morning Dylan called, on his way to work. He had hit a deer and it freaked him out. The damage is minimal and him and Shelbi(girlfriend) are ok. Then Scott and I headed to a Hot Air Balloon festival. We were paying at the gates when the person behind us hit us. Not paying any attention to the stopped traffic. No damage to our truck. But we did not see the balloons :-( . We got there at 1, I have no idea why, and the balloons were going up at 6. Well by 4:30 we were both walking zombies and couldn't walk anymore and were really tired. i had even taken my camera but alas no pics. Next year we are not going so early.
Sunday was my family picnic. Lot os drinking and eating, laughter and a great time.
Monday, both boys worked, so when they got out we went school shopping. Made it to Yankee Canlde 10 minutes before closing time. They had tarts and votives on sale for $1 each so Dylan bought me 10 tarts. All Autumn scents.
I didn't get in any stitching over the weekend but I did yesterday and tonight. Working on a RR, which will be done tomorrow and then I have another RR here. I can't wait to get back to my WIPs and UFOs, or should I say they are all UFOs now since I haven't stitched on the WIps for about 2 months now.

I watched a new show last night on the ION channel. it is called Durham County and it seems interesting. I also watched Fridays and today's General Hospital and wow can't wait for tomorrow.

That is all for tonight. Thank you for reading and for leaving comments.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Thrilling Thursday

That is the title that came to mind but nothing about today was thrilling. Work was dead again and I left an hour early.
Played games on Facebook and then finished my special project. I can not share anything about it for now. Sometime in the future I can.
Next up is 2 RRs and I believe 3 exchanges.

I watched yesterdays and todays episodes of General Hospital. For any of you that follow this I can not wait til the Carnival and to see what happens. there is about 3 different things that I can come up with.

No reading or listening to audio books today nor a movie.

Thank you for those that read my blog and for the comments that I have received.
You are all the best :-)

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Wacky Wednesday

Well it wasn't really wacky today but I like the name. Work was slow today but I kept busy.
Scott and I meet every morning at our local coffee shop. He works night and I work days so we meet when he leaves work and I am on my way to work. Anyways they hired a girl, for Wednesday mornings that none of us regulars like. So on Wednesdays Scott and I head to Tops supermarket because they have Tim Horton's coffee in there. I get a tea and a slice of their homemade breakfast pizza and Scott gets his coffee and either the pizza or a donut. But starting next wednesday the new girl will be gone from the local coffee shop, as she works at a school. I am hoping Scott and I can continue the Wednesday change. There are also some changes going on at the coffee shop that no one is happy with but a new bakery is going in and they will have it set up for all of us. That will take some time though.

Still no stitching pics as I am still working on the special project, which I had hoped would be done tonight. I just have 1 row left and then a little backstitching. Then the 2 RRs are next.

I watched a movie tonight from Netflix, which I didn't care for. it was The Informers. it has Kim Bassinger, Billy Bob Thorton and Mickey Rourke.

Thanks to everyone who reads my blog and those that have been leaving comments. I appreciate it a lot.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Good evening

Still stitching on a special project but it will be done tomorrow. Then onto 2 RRs. I also have a pile of mail to go out this week. I did mail out my registration for the PALS Fall Fling. I also ordered the JVS 2009 ornament issue and the Halloween issue, from Down Sunshine Lane. Can't wait to start on those.

I have been watching General Hospital , which is getting good. Got boring for a little bit. Can't wait to see next Tuesdays episode, previews look spooky.

I watched True Blood Sunday night and the season finale is in 2 Sundays. Now that September is here all the new shows and returning shows will be on. I can't wait. I will have to post a list of what i will be watching and DVRing.

I am going to have to learn to slow down on the Facebook games. seems like it takes 2-3 hours to play them every day and am not reading blogs or BBs. My stitching has also slowed down.

I will be posting my September goals this week as well.