Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The RR is done

I finished it tonight and have another square to do on another one sitting here. Then I think I have one more to stitch on. I really like this RR group and they want to do another one the beginning of the year. The thing is I think I want to skip a year. I have so many WIps and UFOs that I really want to get done. Also some new starts :-) There are things that I also would like to stitch and start doing small giveaways or random acts of kindness.
On top of that I would like to set aside 1 night a week and start doing Zentangles as they look like so much fun. I plan on buying 1 book this week, a sketchbook and some markers.

Tonight I finished the Audiobook: The Shack by William P. Young. It is a very moving book. Next up on my ipod is Hold Tight by Harlan Coben.

Thanks for the comments, love them.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Changing some ideas

on my craft room. After seeing a few others and since my room is small I want to do a change. I am not going to leave the craft table out all the time. Takes up most of a wall space. I will leave it out til I am done sewing for a while or when done scrap booking for a while. I want to get a "Happy Chair" in there so I can sit and stitch. I thought about a TV but not much room so I will set up my laptop and can watch DVDs or movies/TV shows online or listen to my audio books. This is all going to be slow going since it takes money and I can only spend a little at a time. My main object is to get the shelves up and my crafts organized. I also am getting a new floor.

Thank you for all of the prayers for my MIL. She gets to go home Wednesday. She is walking and may need to lean on FIL and she was told to walk slow and think about what she is doing. I am happy for her.

Tonight I stitched on a RR while watching TV and listening to my audio book.

General Hospital
House - season premier and really good.

Audio book:
The Shack - William P. Young

Counting down to Friday when I get to finally meet an online friend , that I have known for 11 years. Another one of our friends is bringing her so I get to meet Gail as well. I have only known her for 1-2 years. Stitching and stash shopping this weekend, woohoo!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Halloween Sunday

I cleaned up the rest of the craft room. Added a few things in there, to get out of the way from where they were. Spent some time on the computer looking up more Zentangle. Then sat and stitched on Cat-O-Lantern. Love this piece.

I watched a few movies as well:
17 Again - really good
Land of the Lost- sucked
The 19th Wife- Lifetime Movie and really good

Tomorrow will be back to stitching on the RR.

Thanks for the comments, I appreciate them

Night and {{{hugs}}}

Friday SAT

Friday night was a SAT with Lets Stitch blog and Stitching Sisters Yahoo group. I pulled out LHN Glory To God from the JCS 2008 issue. I had started it in March. While stitching I started listening to The Shack by William P. Young. Very good.

Saturday :
Scott, Justin and I went to the Farmer's Market and the a local store to buy meat. Later on Scott and I went to Walmart so I could get another photo box for my specialty threads. Then to Home Depot to get a clothes rod for Justin's closet and I wanted to look at and price shelving for my craft room. Found what I wanted and am going to go with Cherry shelves. I will buy a little bit at a time.

When I came home I read friend's blogs and I was reading

Thursday, September 16, 2010

RR stitching

I woke up this morning with a migraine and have never had one this bad. I had to keep the covers over my eyes and then when I did get up around 9:30 I wore sunglasses. it was not sunny out either. Was a gloomy day and rainy. The migraine lifted around noon to just a headache and it is almost gone at 10pm. Don't know why I got it and don't want another one like that again.
I did have the TV on while resting.
I watched:
Regis & Kelly
Nate Barkus
Rachel Ray
General Hospital

Because of the migraine I didn't go to work. Although I felt guilty not going in, due to it being busy, I wouldn't have been any good to them at work. I also did not make it to Weight Watchers.

Once the headache was almost gone then I did some laundry and pulled out some stitching. Pulled out an RR that I want to have done by next Friday. I started listening to The Shack by William P. Young.
Then TV for tonight was The Vampire Diaries and Nikita.

Hopefully tomorrow will be much better. I have had a head cold all week and that is almost gone as well.

I did get a txt from Dylan that he is coming home next weekend. I won't be home most of the weekend since I am finally meeting my Canadian friend Gisele and another Canadian friend Gail. I have known Gisele since March 1999 when I got my first computer and went online. I am sooo excited.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Halloween Sunday

I finally picked up my needle after 2 weeks of no stitching. Felt pretty good.
Scott has started working on my craft room. Taking out the closet and we are going to put shelves up.

Friday night we visited Scott's mom and the family all got together to eat in the cafeteria. She is now in a nursing home for rehab. She can walk with a walker and needs to get her strength back. Thanks for the prayers. I appreciate them
Saturday morning I went to the Farmer's Market and bought a bunch of veggies and fruit. Didn't really do anything else. While doing laundry and cleaning around the house I finished listening to Playing For Pizza by John Grisham. The next Audiobook is The Shack by William P. Young.

So today I finished the laundry and pulled out Cat-O-Lantern. I got quite a bit done on the pumpkin. Really love stitching on this piece.
While I stitched I watched Tv:
General Hospital - 9/9 , 9/10
The Vampire Diaries
Nikita - new CW show
True Blood Finale

Thursday, September 09, 2010

a crazy 2 weeks

last week I was doing laundry and getting ready to move Dylan to PA. Saturday we took off and moved him into his apartment. He will be going to UTI in Exton, PA. His 2 roommates were classmates of his, in high school. They are also going to the school. It is a nice apartment. We had picked out our route on a travel map and I took the GPS. We made a few adjustments and now have it figured out. I left the GPS with the boys. We came back home Sunday night. I had Monday off, from work, and started cleaning up the empty bedroom. It needs new carpet and curtains and will be my craft room. Scott and I got up early yesterday morning to head to PA again. Dylan had registration yesterday and today was orientation. They also had a room set up for orientation with the parents. Very informative. The boys like the town and have been using the GPS a lot. I left it with them again and will get it back in October. They decided to head to Philly today and check it out. They did not like it. The traffic was nuts and people are not friendly. Dylan looked at a guy and was told that if Dylan looked at him again that the guy would punch Dylan in the head. Real nice way to treat people and make a good impression. They have tried meeting people in Exton as well and people turn their noses up and walk away. Western NY is not like that. Everyone says hi and he meets new people all the time from other towns. So this is a huge adjustment for the boys.
Well I am really tired and need to get to bed. I am hoping to pick up a needle tomorrow night. Haven't stitched in almost 2 weeks.

My Mil is still in the hospital. She did have a stroke which has affected her walking. She will be going to rehab. Please continue to keep her in your prayers.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

prayers please

Sorry I have been MIA. No stitching happening this week. I don't think I will be able to pick up a needle til Monday. Cleaning and doing all the laundry. Work has picked up so we have been busy. I had my WW wi in today and I have lost a total of 5.2 lbs, woohoo!

My MIL went in the hospital a couple of days ago and is very sick. She was sick over the weekend and then got weak and couldn't hardly walk. My SILs took her to the doctors and he sent her to the hospital. She was dehydrated and her potassium level is way low. She can't walk and her speach is a little slurry. So they ran blood tests and did a cat scan. She didn't have a stroke but they have a found a small black spot on the cat scan. She also has an UTI. They will not send her home til her potassium level is better and she can walk.

Also this weekend is when we move Dylan to Pennsylvania. We leave early Saturday morning and will get there early afternoon. Supposed to rain so we got a tarp for the truck. He will be sharing an apartment with 2 other boys , that he graduated with and are going to the same school. Universal Technical Institute. He will be learning auto mechanics, Diesel and Ford. It is an 18 month program. He gets Christmas week off but no spring break or summer break. When he is done with this program then he plans on furthering his career and taking a program for porsches. I have been real calm about all of this til this afternoon and it finally hit me lol.

So DH and I will be spending Saturday night there and coming home on Sunday. Then returning Wednesday around noon as Dylan has registration and I have to pay a few things on that. Thursday morning is orientation and I want to be there for that. I also looked and there are a lot of cross stitch stores in the areas of where we will be traveling. I won't hit any on this trip but you know I will on other trips when we visit him.

Justin started his Junior year at SUNY(State University NY) Brockport and likes his professors. he has full days Monday, Wed, and Fri and no classes on Tuesday and Thursday. He likes his new job at Starbucks/Target.

Oh well I am sure you are all snoozing now so I will go :-)