Monday, October 29, 2007
Good Evening all!
It's been a while since I've blogged, but I've been staying pretty busy. Last week work was rougher. We consult with a firm from California, and once a quarter, someone comes out to the county, and works with us on best practices in Autism. It is a wonderful opportunity, but very taxing for the time they're here. I was feeling kinda ill this weekend, so stayed pretty lazy. (All my little kiddos who come to school sick and pass it on:) But now I'm pretty much back up to speed, I think.
Today I went to buy some fabbie for a pattern I bought while in Jacksonville. I thought I had the fabric I wanted already, but it turned out I just didn't have enough. So with no local stitching store I headed over to Michael's and got it and 2 DMC skeins. Then I had to run to Walmart, so I went to the closest one, which happens to be next to an A.C. Moore. They were having a going out of business sale, so I just had to check it out. I got my mom some wool (13 balls actually) and a pattern book for the baby stuff she's wanting to knit. And for me, I got the Gold Collection "Woodland Enchantress" kit (I've wanted that pattern for ages) and another Gold Collection one that has 4 pretty Christmas ornaments in it. (Like I need more stash!) But they are both beautiful, and I'm eager to start working on something new - as soon as the baby sampler is almost done.
Gail, I'm gonna email u tonight as requested. Sorry for the wait.
Homerism of the Day
"I don't know, Marge. Trying is the first step towards failure."
Monday, October 15, 2007
This is us in downtown Jacksonville one evening. They have a nice little riverwalk, and we walked some of it before heading to the River City Brewing Company for a drink.
Friday, October 12, 2007
Good Evening from Jacksonville!
Wow, everything is soooo big down here! Chattanooga seems positively tiny compared to Jax. It takes forever to get around, but the streets are very well laid out, and it's actually pretty easy to find my way around.
I arrived on Saturday after a successful drive in the truck. A little tense at first, but I made it just fine. On Monday, we (DH, my parents,my two aunts and I) went down to St. Augustine for the day. It was beautiful, and a gorgeous day. There is a whole cobblestone street just filled with shops. It's wonderful to wander down the street and visit the stores. The Irish store is one of my faves of course:) Although I did bring my camera on this trip, I forgot to bring it down to St. Augustine with me, so I have no pics from there this time.
DH has worked the rest of the week, so I spent most days looking at houses and subdivisions. The real estate is a good deal more expensive down here than in Tennessee, but that just gives me more of an opportunity to explore ALL the houses and areas:)
Friday, I had a headache, so I spent the morning lazing around. It didn't go away, but I wanted to go out anyway, so I picked DH up at work, and we headed to the local cross stitch store. It's called A Stitch In Time and I spent a lovely hour purchasing patterns. Upon examining my loot when I got back to the apartment, I discovered that the little sampler used specialty threads, so I headed back to the store to pick them up today. All the ladies there are so friendly and helpful, and it's a wonderful store! I'm just so thrilled to be in a city with a cross stitch store. I've missed it.
Today, we headed out to Yulee to check out some subdivisions (which were very nice). Then off to the Jacksonville Zoo for a work party for DH. We had good food and wandered around a little checking out the animals. Then we headed out and drove down the coast heading home. We got to cross the river on a ferry. First time on a car ferry for DH, so it was lots of fun:)
Now we're heading out for dinner. I'll post pics and more news next week.
Homerism of the Day
"If there was any justice, my face would be on a bunch of crappy merchandise!"
Friday, October 5, 2007
As you can see, the outside border is complete, and I'm now working on the green line that goes around inside of that. Shouldn't be too much longer before I'm stitching Winnie:)
I'm off to the bed now. I'll update you all ASAP, hopefully from the sunshine state itself:)
Quote of the Day
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
Herm Albright (1876 - 1944)
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
I suck at blogging!!!! I just get so caught up in everything else I'm doing and forget about it, or when I do remember, it's so late, I'm too tired. However, I am not going to give up. I will push on and make a better effort. I know I promised an update pic of the baby sampler, and I finally got some batteries for the digital cam, so that will be forth coming. I found out today that the new baby will be a little boy - his name will be Henry Louis (after some baseball player) - and he's due on Feb. 11. I'll keep plugging away at the sampler, and start the name part after Christmas.
Next week is my fall break and that means a week long trip to see DH in Florida!!! He's found a little apartment down there now, so I'll drive a small truck down and bring him some furniture, and then fly home. A whole week with the hubby in Florida and no kids!!!! Life is grand:) With my parents and DB and SIL living nearby, I'll get to visit with them also. Two of my aunts are also visiting my folks. They flew in from N. Ireland yesterday, so I'll get to see them too!
Gail R asked about the type of children I teach. I do in fact teach children with autism. If you son read about a program here in Chattanooga in the public school system, chances are it's the one I work in, as we are the only program with that specialty. (Although that is not to say that all children with autism are in or belong in my program). It is a great program tho, and a most interesting, and tiring:) population to work with.
Well, I'm toodling off to bed. Tomorrow I get my hair chopped off:)
Homerism of the Day
"You're everywhere. You're omnivorous."