Monday, August 27, 2007

My rotation...or lack thereof!

Well, I have been stitching on "Betsy" for a few hours and I have decided that I want to stitch on this until it's done as I am enjoying it so much. That being said, forget about my big rotation announcement that I made in my last post! LOL Hey! I'm woman so I can change my mind.

I love these Vikki Clayton silks. Hmmmmmmmph. I didn't realize how nice they were to stitch with until I stitched with WDW and Sampler Threads on my Lil Bits this past weekend and I really had to tug those threads through my 32 ct. Stitching with silks is heaven. You hardly have to even do anything but stitch and enjoy. Don't tell anyone, but I think I am going to join her TOTM.

My Yankees just sucked tonight. They lost 16-0. Well, not all my Yankees sucked -- Mike Mussina did. I was so excited to see him come out of his pitching slump and do the right thing, but, alas, he didn't. I was reading on that the Red Sox are not underestimating the Yankees. I think it's high time they do. We have three games against them -- tomorrow, Wednesday, and Thursday. I will never denounce my Yankees, but I do have to say that I am not holding out too much hope for them either winning the division or the wild card, for Pete's sake. If you tell anyone I said this, I'll deny it, but Boston really truly deserves to win the division. They have been so consistent this whole season not to mention the fact they never lose! Good for their fans to enjoy the season. It sucks to be a Yankee fan this season, but I do love them and the Yankee tradition and there is always next year.

After the game tomorrow night, I will post a WIP pic of "Betsy" as I just love it. I am looking forward to having her framed and hanging on the wall. Angie thinks it's ugly...that has nothing to do with anything, but I thought I'd let you all know. Ha!

Time for Jay Leno. It seems I am back on Rich's schedule again plus we like when Jay does "Headlines."


Tuesday, August 21, 2007

I've Really Got Nothin'!

Well, I best post something as the more days that go by without a post means that I have a lesser chance of actually keeping this up.

I have decided that I am going to start a rotation, which is something I have never done before in my life:

Monday -- Betsy

Tuesday -- Betsy

Wednesday -- Fall SAL

Thursday -- Sampler Gameboard

Friday -- L*K Lil Bits

Saturday -- L*K Lil Bits until done and CSO RR.

Sunday -- Seasonal Snowmen

That's all I've got on the stitching front.

Rich had his appointment with the neurosurgeon today and it wasn't exactly the news we were hoping for. It turns out that he is not a surgical candidate at this time plus it's too late to try any kind of epidural steroid injections. He was basically told that he can only do light-duty work, of which there is none at Scranton Dodge, so this leaves him out of work and on Workers' Compensation. He is down about it, but I told him, that once this Comp thing gets settled and he starts to get some checks, all will be better. He stopped at his lawyer's office this afternoon and really put pressure on the guy to get the wheels in motion so he can get out of this limbo he is in. I just want him to feel better....Basically, the doctor told him to hang out as he is and, if he feels that he can't deal with it any longer, surgery can be discussed then.

I really don't have anything else new to say. LOL


Thursday, August 16, 2007

My Friend Angie!

I finally got down to Mimi's Attic yesterday to pick up my framing order. Angie stitched this for me as a total surprise and I just love it. See, what happened was Angie and KP stitched this piece for each other and I think that Angie knew deep down that I felt left out as I wasn't able to stitch with them and then exchange pieces. It came in the mail and I was so touched that she took time out of her days to do this for me.

Thanks so much, Angie. I really love you.


Sunday, August 12, 2007

Meet Bob & Ruth!

So, let me tell you about our good friends Bob and Ruth who live across the lake.....

We used to come up here to Lake Wallenpaupack for weekends...a lot of weekends. We have always loved it up here. It was a nice escape from our co-op on Long Island. I think we used to come up about 12-16 weekends a year. I mean, we really loved coming here.

One weekday we were home at our apartment and there was a knock on the door. It was this guy named Bob and he was running for the Board of Directors. I said hello and he said, "Hey, I saw you in Pennsylvania this past weekend!" I was like, "Hmmmmmph. That's odd." It turns out that Bob and Ruth have a house here on the lake.

From that day forward, we would still come up to the lake, but we would also have these good people to visit with and we would also have these good people on Long Island to visit with. They are our parents' age and they have two sons of their own, but call us their "other set of kids." They tell us how it is, give us advice, ask if we are working enough, make sure that we are doing smart things with our money, and just show us how you can really still be in love after many, many years. They have since retired, sold their co-op on Long Island, and moved up here two years ago full-time, but, alas, they are moving again to some unknown place....they just haven't decided yet where they want to be.

Ruth has had cancer now for, I think, about seven years. She is not quite in remission, but the tumors in her lungs are neither growing or shrinking. Last week they went down to Long Island where she had this CyberKnife procedure.

Fast forward to yesterday -- it was a beautiful day and Rich wasn't have a fun time with his back. I spoke to my mother on the phone for a while in the morning after I had gone out and done all my errands. Rich got up and we had lunch and then I was going to come up to my office to work. The phone rang and it was Bob asking if we wanted to go out for a boat ride. Well, being I was a little down because Rich's back was killing him, I, of course, jumped at the opportunity but then thought of Rich and threw the phone down to him. He opted not to go, but agreed that there was no reason why I shouldn't go. So I did.

We had a great time. It was so nice and warm and sunny and we had a lot of laughs and we had some tears, too, over Rich's and my current situation. They did give some good advice, especially as to stop seeing these dopey panel physicians and get some real doctors involved. I guess we were out on the lake for about an hour or so. We then hung out on the dock for a while with their neighbors and just chatted it up.
They had asked me to stay for dinner, but I knew that I should really get home and have dinner with Rich so I did, but I stopped at the ice cream stand and got a chocolate egg cream because I really did feel as if I was on vacation!

Needless to say, I was in dreamland by about 9:00! All that sun and fresh air did me in!!!!


Sunday, August 5, 2007

"So buddy, ya 'bout done? I gotta get in there..."

Monica emailed me some pics of Brendan today and this one just cracked me up. She captioned it and it made me literally laugh out loud!!!!!


Saturday, August 4, 2007

My First Official Post

Well, my friends at CSF really inspired me to make a blog so I'm going to try it out. For now, I am just playing with it so we'll see how it goes. I can only hope to eventually have a blog as nice as the ones I look at now.

I guess I'll start with my WIPs:

  • Gameboard Sampler
  • L*K Lil Bits
  • CSO 4-person RR
  • A small Dreams With Angels square, which is my work project
  • I am trying to put a thread a day in my Angel of Cross Stitch
One would think I would have a scan of all those projects, but, alas, I don't right now. I'll do that tomorrow.

Other than stitching, today was spent working and watching my Yankees game. A-Rod finally got his 500th homerun! Go A-Rod and Go Yankees!

Lisa and Mercy from CSF really truly inspired me to try my hand at a flat fold, which I will try next weekend (time permitting, of course).

That's all I've got. I am anxious to see what this looks like!