Monday, December 27, 2004

Back to work

Going back to work after a long weekend is so hard..especially when you have to drive on snow and ice to get there. It could've been worse I suppose, except I drove Hanna all the way to her daycare, then they told me they were closing after all because their parking lot was like a sheet of ice, and wasn't melting even tho they salted, and only two teachers had shown up. So I had to drive her back home to dh, and drive to work, which thankfully is only up the road from my house a mile or two.
I am almost finished with the baby gift, only have to graph and stitch the baby's name and other info then I'll be done! Then I need to send the dimensions to Dad so he can make me a frame. :-) And then it's on to his Christmas gift, which I will have done before Easter if I'm lucky. LOL

Sunday, December 26, 2004

It's snowing!!!!!

I am so excited! It's a day after Christmas but so what? It's beautiful outside. I let the dog out this morning and screamed with delight- hee hee! Snow covers the ground and it is still coming down. I love it! Dh is less than excited, he doesn't like snow. but I think it's lovely. Great day for cocoa and stitching, especially since, as usual, the city does not appear to be on top of things and our street out front is covered with snow and ice. I'm not wanting to test my new car in this just yet, especially being pregnant and all. Maybe I can finally get that baby gift done today!!

Saturday, December 25, 2004

Merry Christmas!!

It's been a nice day so far, Hanna got us up around 7:30, surprised it wasn't earlier! And we opened gifts.. I got alot of great things- a lot of snowpeople for my collection, a small jewelry armoire, a fleece throw, 2 Lenny Kravitz CDs and U2's new CD, some gift cards, a CD case for my car, a new purse, a necklace with a stone that looks like jade, etc.. and some gifts haven't arrived yet since UPS is held up by weather so there will be more, hopefully next week! Rob is cooking a ham later, and green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, etc and I will make a cranberry salad. Right now he and Hanna are playing on her new gamecube. I'm glad they have something they can enjoy together! I just finished baking some oatmeal raisin cookies and white chip macadamia nut cookies. :-9 Hope it will be a nice relaxing day and I can get some stitching done without falling asleep! LOL
Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a blessed new year!

Friday, December 24, 2004

waiting impatiently

for Christmas Day! I am just like a kid. I see all the presents under the tree and can't wait to open them!! I got dh one last gift today, since he knew what his other ones were, I wanted one to be a surprise.. and actually his gift from Hanna will be a surprise too.

I just finished Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella last night. What a cute book! I loved it. I want to read the sequel now. When I take Hanna to the library again I will have to see if they have it. I think it would make a cute movie.

It is sooooooooo nice to have the day off today! Usually my office isn't closed on Christmas Eve, but since Christmas Day falls on a weekend we are closed today. I'm so glad. I have a little cleaning to do then hopefully can relax and stitch. We have church tonight at 6:30- dh is so sweet, yesterday he bought me a Christmas outfit to wear to church, since I don't have many maternity dresses and they are mostly for spring. I still can't figure that one out since Hanna was born in November. Go figure.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

I can't seem to get done with Christmas stuff.. here I have all my cards done, gifts wrapped, and then I need to do the Christmas cards for work. Oh well,I guess I shouldn't complain, my boss and his wife did the bulk of them. And I managed to get the ones done I needed to do during Hanna's Christmas program practice, so at least I didn't have to take them home. Just left them in the car for tomorrow.
I am getting really frustrated stitching these same projects all the time.. I want to start something new, but my stitching consience is telling me no!! And I can't let these two things become UFO's since they are gifts for people. I just need to keep plugging away.. hopefully since this is a long weekend I will get some serious stitching done.. these days I just get so sleepy when I sit still for awhile. It's really quite irritating.

Sunday, December 19, 2004

Really Done! LOL

Shopping for Hanna is also done, gifts are wrapped! I am so glad it's done!! Dh and I went to Target last night, one of us would walk around w/Hanna and the other would get her stuff, then we would alternate so we could both pick stuff out. She had no clue what we were doing! :-) Then I went and paid for it and put it in the trunk. Mission accomplished! Now hopefully I can relax until Christmas! :-D

Saturday, December 18, 2004

Done!

Got the rest of the packages in the mail today, Christmas cards too!Hooray! Also got a great mystery bag of stitching stuff I ordered from Down Sunshine Lane- if you haven't ordered one yet go get one before they're gone! They're a great deal! If I had the money I would order another one. Just go to www.downsunshinelane.com .

I'm taking a break from cleaning, but Hanna wants to get on here and play for a bit so I will probably get back to cleaning soon. I want to get it done so I can nap and/or stitch. I was up til 2 am getting presents ready to mail and watching "What Not To Wear." I love that show! Dh taped a couple of them so we watched them when he got home from work. I'm surprised I'm not more tired than I am. It will hit me sooner or later.

Well I better go for now..want to finish the housework :-P So I can stitch.

busy busy..

Trying to get these Christmas cards done, then to the post office, to mail the rest of the gifts..
Will probably stay around the house most of the day today- it's a mess and I need to clean. Plus I stayed up too late last night so I will probably need a nap later. I did tell Hanna we'd go to the library but maybe we will wait til tomorrow, I don't know yet. I think we're going out for sushi tonight. YUMMMMMM

Friday, December 17, 2004

testing

Just checking this out.. never posted to my blog this way.. lol I am so clueless sometimes.
Got a big box of goodies from P today- can't wait to try some but I am so full right now.. got some Christmas cards too and a picture of my cousin's baby. What a cutie! Also got an email from a friend I had sent a card to, hadn't heard from her in ages, so long that she has since had a baby and I never even knew she was pregnant again. I am so glad we're back in touch. She used to live here and I miss her!
Got to wrap MORE gifts tonight.. and get the rest boxed up and ready to mail.. I will be so glad when it's done. Then all I have left is to get Hanna some things for her stocking and I'll be finished. Hooray!

Good morning..

Almost ready for Christmas finally! I got almost all the gifts wrapped last night, got the ones boxed that need to be mailed.. just need one more box. And I finally finished the ornament below. I was getting lazy about it cause I had to do all those little stars all spread out. LOL Now I will pull stuff for another one, hopefully can get one more done, then I need to start sewing them up!

A freebie by The Sampler Girl(formerly Journey's End) I finished last night! Posted by Hello

Thursday, December 16, 2004

I know you're wondering why I'm confused..

Went online earlier to look at my blog, and it was gone! Just a blank page. Thank goodness blogspot keeps my posts in their memory. LOL I don't know what happened, most of my template info was gone. So I changed to this new one(top looks like stitching kind of! :-) ) and most everything came back, thank goodness I remembered how to add the other stuff.
Another good stash day, got a prize from Amy in my Yahoo group for winning a game, a cute snowman ornament, some stitching needles, and a Mill Hill Snow Charmers kit. :-) I also got a notice from UPS that there is a package from a dear friend at my apartment office waiting for me!! I hope there is someone there before 9 am tomorrow so I can pick it up! I can hardly wait to see what it is!
Tonight since my usual shows are re-runs, gonna pop in a Christmas movie (probably White Christmas) and finish wrapping some gifts and get some ready to mail.
Well better get Hanna to bed so I can have some time to get everything done and still get some stitching in, also need to wrap her Christmas gifts!! 'night!

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Good day!

Today was a pretty good day- work was somewhat busy so that's good.. and my co-worker and I exchanged gifts today because she won't be in again before Christmas.. she got me a cute maternity shirt and a gift certificate to Lazy Daizy, one of my favorite LNSs!! I'm so excited, especially because dh said he wouldn't give me one. He said I have enough stitching stuff. Enough stash? Never!! I got some Christmas money from my grandparents yesterday and spent it on stash, ordered a mystery bag today from Down Sunshine Lane. I can't wait to get it! I love grab bag type things. I remember when I was younger, there was this cool clothing store at the mall by my grandma's house and they always had grab bags. I loved getting them when I'd go to visit her.
It was also a good day because I didn't have any errands to run after work! It seems like I am running around all night lately. Glad to just come home and get some things done.
Now I just finished a frosted gingerbread man :-9 and am off to do some Avon orders..

Saturday, December 11, 2004

My Christmas tree is up...

and I have determined one thing. I have too many neat ornaments and not enough room on the front and sides of my tree. My tree has to be in a corner and are there are very few that I want to hide back there! :-(Oh well, Hanna and I managed and I think it looks pretty darn good. I'm glad to have it up. I wanted to have it up last weekend but didn't have time. When I first got it out it wouldn't light(it's fiber-optic) and I was so scared I broke it, cause since I'm pregnant I had to slide it down the stairs in it's box and it got away from me and landed with a thud. Phew. I am so glad it's alright!!
Now I need to decide.. clean, work on Christmas cards or stitching?? I finished The Baby Farm and it was excellent. Kind of left you hanging on one thing but it wasn't a major thing. Maybe I will look up the author and email her and ask her what happened. LOL

Friday, December 10, 2004

It's Friday!

I am so glad. The past three days at work were sloooooow - I had things to work on but still it went so slow. Had some good things happen tho, one of our companies sent me a bunch of Walmart gift cards for an incentive they were doing, and got some $$ from another one. Can always use that, especially this time of year!
I am hoping to get alot done this weekend, need to clean up the living room, move my stitching supplies so we can move the couch over to fit the tree in the corner. LOL I hope it will fit. I also need to start on my Christmas cards and work on some gifts..and I'm sure dh will want to do some Xmas shopping. We really need to anyway.
I had planned on getting alot done on the Christmas gift I'm working on, during my lunch breaks. Problem was I was reading The Baby Farm by Karen Harper while I ate and then I didn't want to stop reading to stitch. It is excellent. I'm almost finished with it. If you like romantic suspense I highly recommend it. Maybe I will get some stitching done tonight, after I fold some laundry. :-P Good thing is most of the laundry is washed, it just needs to be folded.. so hopefully I won't be washing clothes all weekend!
Well that's it here.. will be back later, or tomorrow...

Tuesday, December 07, 2004


Hanna at Colonial Williamsburg :-) Posted by Hello

freebie by Cricket Collection!  Posted by Hello
Well I finally feel like I have accomplished something- first my "Santa Corn" that I finished over the weekend- will post a pic in a minute, got some things caught up at work and am finally accomplishing some things at home. I am hoping to work on the baby gift tonight too. I also need to try to pin my own pants so I can have them altered, since dh isn't home. Should be interesting. LOL He said he's too nervous he will mess them up anyway. Give me a break- I'm not asking him to hem them, just pin them! Sheesh. Oh well, off to try to do more things and watch "Law & Order SVU."

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Oh I am so gullible..

Went to my somewhat LNS today.. as I was looking she kept showing me things that were on sale..I got two Mill Hill Kits, 3 packages of Zweigart fabric, a Brightneedle "Merry Christmas" chart, Prairie Schooler #89 "Village Green", and the new Stoney Creek "Snow Friends by Penny Lane" book. The last I got for 2.95, cause she'll give you $5 off an item if you spend $25. Oh well, I don't splurge that often, and she gave Hanna a free kids kit. :-)
Not much else going on here today, mailed some packages to my mom, took Hanna to McDonald's for lunch and got ice cream at Sonic later. I may take her to the library this afternoon since we haven't gone in a while. Dh has to work this afternoon til midnight so it's been a "girl's day." Wouldn't be surprised if he tries to take the new car to work tho and then I'll be stranded. I'll use the library as an excuse. LOL

Thursday, December 02, 2004

I'm finally back!

I got back from Williamsburg on Friday, but have been busy ever since. My in-laws stayed with us a few days after we got back from our trip. We had a nice visit. Williamsburg was so much fun, I had never been there before and want to go back and see the things I didn't get to see. We had a great time.
And on Tuesday I got a "new" (to me) car!! Found a great deal in the paper on a 2001 Chevy Cavalier. It's like new and pretty decent mileage, and has more room than my old Escort. I love it. DH has already found someone to buy the Escort, at a rock bottom price, but it will need some work so I don't mind selling it cheap. I'll just be glad to have the money in hand! We definitely need it.
On the baby front, nothing new, he is kicking me daily. :-) I have an appointment on the 6th, not sure what they will do at this one. Hanna hung out with her 3 year old cousin Dylan on vacation, and I think now having a little brother doesn't seem so bad. They really had a good time. For the first part of our trip home I kept hearing "I miss Dylan." He is a trip and what a cutie.
I'm tired. Got to get off this thing and get Hanna to bed so I can go to bed. LOL