Monday, August 30, 2010

Welcome to the Party

The pity party, that is. Well, my wonderful news turned out to be not so wonderful. I was in talks for a job and thought that the job, which had been offered to me, was a lock. Then, the company started requesting yet another interview (would have been #3) and told me it was for a whole other job teaching younger children. I don't really have experience with the age group that they started talking about. I'm not really sure what happened. So now I am in a funk. It just opened up alot of hurt, which is silly. I know. I am very luck that Big Daddy works at a wonderful job that takes care of all our needs and then some, but I just wanted this job. It really is for the best, what with football and hockey season, choir, grandchildren, etc. but still...... Ok, I will wallow for a day or so and then I have to let it go. Stitch therapy is called for. Thanks for hanging in there, if you are reading this. I do appreciate all the comments and emails that I get from people who take the time to read when I do write. Take care all!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Here Are Some Things I Don't Quite Understand

1) Why SOME people in my house think that leaving an empty shampoo bottle in the shower will mean that the shower fairy will fill it up. STOP IT! I'm the only one who puts new shampoo in there and I need to see that there isn't any shampoo to replace it. Thank you.
2) If you are going in the "in" door, please don't stop in the middle of it to text, read a text, or talk to your friend. Keep it moving, people.
3) Also, on that subject, the IN door is for going IN.
4) Please don't tell me you're going to do something and then not do it. And then ignore the fact that you didn't do it. Kharma, people.
5) I work (Occaisonally and only when absolutely necessary) for an upscale department store. Why would a man feel it was necessary to walk through at the close of the evening with his "part" hanging out? Really? OMG.
ok, I feel better now. I'm off tomorrow and I'm posting about the finishes I've had lately. No news to share yet, but I'm waiting somewhat patiently. Ok, not patiently. But I have no choice! Oh, anyone interested in an exchange of sorts? My thought was to fill up a $10.70 post paid box with cross stitch goodies, maybe patterns we won't stitch, or fabric or even just little gifties. You would take out what you would like to keep and then replace it with like-items? Anyone interested? Will work out the logistics if I get some interest. Later!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Charts for sale

Ok, I am going to list some charts for sale. They are used but in good shape. You must pay with paypal within 2 days of commiting to buy. If there is more than one person who wants to buy a chart, it will go to the first comment. Shipping and handling is $2.00 and I will combine and give a shipping discount for more than one chart in a purchase. As with my ebay, no returns.
Gone to a new home! Thanks!

JBW Designs - $4.00 ++ shipping

Gone to a new home - Happy Stitching!!
By Diane Arthurs - $3.00 + shipping
Gone to a new home - Thanks!!
JBW Designs - Lovely!! $3.00 + shipping

By Diane Arthurs - $5.00 + shipping
Heart in Hand - great pattern $3.00 + shipping


There is something wonderful (WONDERFUL) that's going to happen in my life in the next 2 weeks. I will talk about it when I get all the details. Here is a quote that I feel very strongly about and I will use this, going forward, to inspire and rededicate my life to ........ well, you'll just have to wait a bit for that info. I'm so excited!!

I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element.
It is my personal approach that creates the climate.
It is my daily mood that makes the weather.
I possess tremendous power to make a life miserable or joyous.
I can be a tool of torture, or an instrument of inspiration.
I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal.
In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de –escalated, and a person humanized or dehumanized.
If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming. - Goethe

Monday, August 9, 2010

First Day of JV Football Practice

Ah, yes. The football practices have begun. On the field at 8 am and off at 1ish. School doesn't start here until after Labor Day (Can I hear an amen!) but this is our first clue that summer is over and we are getting back to it. Today, #5 (who is in great shape from hockey) remembered that football uses other muscles and he is a little tired. That's a long time on the field. I asked him if he was going to take a nap when we got home. He replied, " I'm not going to take a nap. I might die, but I'm not going to take a nap." Bless his little macho heart! The lack of blogging has been from hockey, now football and the presence of #1, Pretty Princess and Little Man. I just can't seem to get myself together! Oh, and I am tackling some major jobs around the house. I hope to get some form of "normal" around here soon. Things are looking good for that, but time will tell. Oh, and all the waiting I mentioned in a previous post? Someone asked if if was something bad, but it's just my life right now. I am transportation to several (4) people and I spend ALOT of time in the car waiting. Great stitching time! Oh, and I jumped on the bandwagon and I started "Tis Green in the JCS Ornament preview issue. Seems that everyone is doing that pattern! Will let you know how it turns out. Anyone else out there doing this pattern?

Thursday, August 5, 2010


WE HAVE AIR!!! Thank you for your best wishes on a speedy recovery for our central aic unit - it was a quick fix and we now are waiting for our house to cool down. More later......

My Granddaughter - Sophie Grace

Just popping in with a quick picture that my daughter took of me and SG, also known on this blog as Pretty Princess. Take care - more posts to follow. Oh, and as soon as I schedule the air repair, it turns cooler. Of course.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I'm Melting!

Sorry, folks. No post until the wonderful, fantastic, super repairman )or woman) gets here tomorrow precisely between 10 and 1 to fix our ac. I can't even think right now. I am so thankful that we have air!!!!!!! Will post when my fingers aren't sticking to the keys! LOL!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Holy Cow!

Wow, I didn't realize it had been so long since I blogged!! Well, it got really crazy around here and I guess I just got a little sidetracked. I think I'm back now. As you can see, I did change up my blog template and I love it! I will list some charts I have for sale and show some pictures of some finishes this evening or tomorrow. I've had lots of "wait time" and that is when I am most productive, I think. I seem to get alot of stitching done this way. I always have a project with me, just in case. Well, I need to get ready for the day and I will definately try to get some time this afternoon to blog.