New blog

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I made a new blog. It will detail the last few months of my life, and also anything else - including stitching.

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It's been a while.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Life has been absolutely amazing for me the last few months! Pat and I decided to start trying for a baby around the middle of November. Wouldn't ya know it, but we get pregnant right away! So our first little one is due August 26. Seems ages away! I was glad I began to plan ahead as soon as we started trying, because I really wanted a cool, special way to tell Patrick about the baby. So I ordered two little onsies with the 49'ers logo and gave those to him when I found out:) For Christmas Day, since I knew for sure we were expecting, even though it was still so early, we bought two little bibs, one that said "I love Grandma" and one that said "I love Grandpa" and wrapped them up. My parents were so surprised! It took my dad a while to catch onto what it was all about. Then they were so thrilled for us.
This Wednesday (April 1st) we find out the sex. I'm so excited!! I've done all the stupid online gender tests and discovered it's either going to be a girl or a boy:) lol

Tonight is an EQ night, so I'm waiting for mobs to spawn and typing this. I think I'll move on to cross stitching while I wait if the darn cat will get off my piece and out from under my lamp! Annoying critter that she is:)


Simpson's Quote of the Day
"How is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain. Remember when I took that home winemaking course, and I forgot how to drive?" Homer Simpson

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Sunday, November 9, 2008

I can't believe we're already into November! This year has just flown by. Thanksgiving is just 2 1/2 weeks away, then Christmas only 3 1/2 weeks after that! Anyone started their Christmas shopping yet? I know I sure haven't:) Soon tho....
Tuesday is Veteran's Day, so that means a day off school. We were also supposed to have tomorrow off, but because of Hurricane Fay, we are using tomorrow as a make up day. So, Tuesday is going to be a stitching day for me. I'm going to do the backstitching to finish that little color varieties piece and then start an advent piece that was in my latest magazine. Hope I have some fabbie here - I'm going to hunt it out tonight so I'm ready to go on Tuesday morning:)
This has been a wonderful weekend. DH and I played hooky on Friday and spent the afternoon at Dave and Buster's, which is like a Chucky Cheese for adults. We had a hoot! Playing games, winning tickets. Can't wait to go back:)
Today is an EQ day, so I'm playing as I type this up. Kicking monster butt and blogging at the same time! Technology rocks!!!! lol
Well, I'm off to finish this quest, then do a quick fabbie hunt.


Simpson's Quote of the Day
When i grow up, I want to be a principal or a caterpillar. Ralph Wiggum

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

I just can't seem to keep up with this at all! I just realized that it's been a month since I last posted. Funny, it just seems like yesterday. Life has been busy down here. Work has been keeping me occupied, as always. I was finding that even though my kids were not as physically demanding as the class I had in Tennessee, I was absolutely wiped out in the afternoons. I have since discovered that I have a B12 deficiency, and I hope that by taking supplements I may have a little energy left over at the end of the day.
I have almost finished the little piece I was working on with the variations threads. Just the little backstitching stuff to do next time I sit down, which will hopefully be tomorrow afternoon.
I also got the JCS orny issue, which was very exciting:) The next day in the mail my Cross Stitcher issue arrived, and I found a couple of pieces in there I would like to do. I will soon be hunting through my fabbie stash for a natural linen type for one of the pieces.
Tonight is Everquest night. Right now I'm in the middle of a really boring quest. Normally I'd bail and find something better to do, but this quest is part of a group of 5 quests that get me something really cool, so here I sit and be bored. Perhaps I'll finish off that variations piece.


Quote of the Day
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Good afternoon! Here I am, in front of the computer after a long day of PCM training. For those of you who don't know, which is probably everyone, PCM training is Professional Crisis Management. Essentially prevention and intervention techniques for crisis situations when a child beomes aggressive towards self or others. So all day we've been going over theory and practice of techniques. The practice was much more fun than the theory:)
I haven't been doing alot of stitching recently, but on Saturday, I decided I wanted to try the color variations threads. So off I went to Michael's to get some threads, and the little pattern booklet, just for fun. As I was looking around, I realized that the price of DMC has gone up 10 cents since I last purchased it!! I'm shocked. The economy is going to kill my DMC floss shopping! lol Anyway, I got my skeins, and my little patterns and home I went to stitch one while playing EQ. Turns out the border is done in regular floss, so I'm just finishing that up - haven't even touched all the cute new ones yet. Soon tho.
Well, I've got to scoot off to choir practice now.


Simpson's Quote of the Day
"Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It's what separates us from the animals ... except the weasel. " Homer Simpson

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