Thursday, November 29, 2012


First I would like to thank you all for thinking of, praying for, and wishing for my hubby to get the job.  I am so happy that he has got his foot in the door of what I am sure will be an amazing journey.  He will be doing what he loves and that isn't something that a lot of people can say. 
I have asked to be added to the 2013 crazy January challenge on yahoo but have still not heard anything on if I am accepted.  I am looking forward to it, and to me that is odd.  I am a one at a timer... guess not any more!

TMI time: Tuesday evening I started getting a headache at work.  By 7:00 that night it was a full blown migraine and I was in bed with a cold washcloth on my head trying to block out everything so that I could go to sleep.  Sound bothered me, light bothered me... it was horrid.  Last night I had another migraine, although not as bad.  My hubby and I are trying to figure out what is causing them.  He thinks it may be part of my pms.  I am thinking that may not be a bad guess.  He also thinks it may be a food trigger while on it's own, or while I during pms.  Both days/nights I had cheese.  Today I have not had any cheese, and although I have a faint headache right now, it is not anywhere near what I have had the last two days at this time.  Of course if it is part of my pms, that won't matter that I haven't had cheese...  That seems odd to say that, it really does.  But until I can figure out what the trigger is I have an open mind.

Needless to say, I have not stitched at home the last two evenings because of the migraines.  I do not stitch when I have a headache, migraine or when I am overly tired.  That for me = frogging.  And no thank you!

Our office space at work is getting all dolled up for Christmas.  I will post more pictures when we are done, (it's usually a 3 or more day process).  Here is the before pic, not all of the decorations are shown, but some are!

Happy Stitching everyone!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

He got it!

He got the job!!!!!!!

Calm Down

1 day and 3 hours.  That is how long it took for me to get annoyed at work after having 9 days off.  Seriously, it's funny how things just keep coming up that you thought were gone.
Example - I have been having an ongoing issue with one specific "customer" since 2010.  Yesterday it finally closed, I am hoping this time for good. 
How does this happen?  Does anyone know?  I basically told everyone that met on the '10 issue yesterday that I didn't care how it went away, but we needed to get it fixed so that it didn't come up again, ever.  I think they agreed. 
Any who...  On to other items that may be of interest to you or meh, maybe not.  lol

1 - My bunches has a follow up meeting today for the job he is trying to get.  He had his second interview last Wednesday and it went well.  Today when he got to school, the other 2 guys that were also going for the job asked my bunches if he had received an email and he stated that he did, and he was going into a meeting today to discuss it further.  The other guys didn't get an email like that.  I am hoping that is good news.  So, I am hoping that good news will be coming out of this.
2 - I got minimal stitching done on Unleashed while on vacation last week.  I am however starting to put aside around an hour each night so that I can stitch.  If I can find where the 2013 January challenge is, and sign up for it, I will have more than enough projects to work on and will need that hour each night!
3 - I get to be part of the Advent Calendar Blog Hop!!  I am thrilled beyond words.  I am going to start getting my post ready early so that I will have it all ready to go.  WOOHOO
4 - Blogging has actually made me calm down.  Awesome! 
5 - My bunches told me that I should drink a cup of tea a day, (antioxidants and all).  I have been and now I can't seem to get enough.  I have had 3 so far today.  Guess it's on to water after this cup is gone.  I have to drink a ton of that too, but at least it doesn't bother me much any more.
6 - How is everyone doing on their Christmas (yeah, I said it) shopping?

Keep your fingers crossed for my bunches!  I'll let you know when I hear!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  

We are about to head over to my sisters to gobble gobble!  

Enjoy your day and happy stitching!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A contest linky

Mel over at Epic Stitching is having a few contests.  See here and enter if you can!
What a great way to give back at the end of the year.

Love it!

Happy Turkey Day everyone (in the USA)!

And happy stitching!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A few things

Dearest Daughter did end up having lice, but only adults were found.  I did her head and went through her hair.  J bought all of the stuff, so I'm not sure what comb I used, but it worked wonderfully.  I have to do it again to day as it states you must follow up and do it again.  Happy to say, with checking her every single day since, we have not had any further lice show up, in the form or nit (egg) or adult!  Hubby and I did not get it either.
My bunches has a second interview tomorrow.  For those of you that have kept in him your thoughts and prayers for us, thank you!  Please continue to do so!  We really need this.  
Although I am off of work this week, I have yet to put any stitches into any of my ongoing WIPs.  I am hoping that today I will be able to do some stitching.
I got some Udderly Smooth hand cream as I saw it suggested by many on the forums and boards that I watch and am a part of.  This stuff is amazing.  So far I am loving it.
On the HAED freebie SAL for 2013, I have signed up to do Literate Dragon.  This will be my first Spangler art, although I am loving almost every thing that is charted on HAED that is by him.  His dragons are wonderful, and his houses that he does are amazing.  I am hoping to get at least 1 1/2 pages done, as I would love to get 2 or 3 more of the charts offered this year in the SAL.  I also am thinking that the rules this year are wonderful.  
I know I have asked this already, but for the life of me, I can not find the answer..  Where (if it is happening), do I sign up for the January challenge for 2013?  I have already begun to pick out the charts that I will be doing.  hehehe
I think my goals for next year are going to be to finish 3 more pages on Unleashed, so have pages 10, 11 and 12 complete.  Do 1 1/2 pages of the freebie SAL on HAED and to finish 3 other cross stitches, whether they be HAED or not.  Of course these might change before the end of the year.
I purchased some empty glass ornaments to put all of my orts in.  After the December TUSAL, I will be putting them all together.  I will post pics of course!
I am feeling better, but I am still not 100%.  I think I am around 92%, lol.  My right ear is kind of messed up.  Feels like I am getting an ear ache, but it doesn't hurt.  I just can't hear out of it very well.  I am hoping this goes away very soon, I don't like this feeling at all.
If you haven't done it yet, enter the December giveaway here and mention that I sent you if you could.  I would greatly appreciate it.
I am all over the place on this post aren't I?  Just trying to catch up on everything.  Here are a few pics from Fright fest:
Dear Daughter at the beginning of the day.
The twins with the main guy.  (Can't remember his name)
Clowning around
He was awesome!
Okay, those are the best ones.  We had a great time and enjoyed all of it.  I couldn't take pictures inside the "houses" so I could only do the outside stuff.  And they were moving so quickly most of the time that I couldn't get a very good picture.

I think that is it for right now.  Need to get some food in me and then do daughters hair.  Hopefully after that, I will be stitching.

Until then... happy crafting!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Looking foward to time off

I will be leaving work today and not coming back until the 26th.  I am really looking forward to it!  Originally when I took this time off, my hubby and daughter also had it.  Now, because my hubby is back in school, he doesn't get Monday thru Wednesday off.  He does get out a 2:00, so hopefully that won't be too bad.
I am thinking about blogging at home, so I may have an update during the week.  If not, I wish you all, (USA residents), a very Happy Thanksgiving!  Gobble, Gobble, Gobble!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

TUSAL and Updates

Being sick since last Tuesday cut down dramatically on my stitching time this past week.  I wasn't at work Tuesday afternoon through the rest of the week and I did nothing at home.  I did sleep a lot though...

So here is my TUSAL update for this month:  (the new part is the little tuft on the left).

A lot of brown.  Which is from:  

Unleashed by Anne Stokes.  Stitched on 18 ct black Aida.  2 over 1.  

Unleashed.  This is page 9 in progress.  Look at all that brown!!   It's a little blurry, sorry about that.

Okay, so what else?  Hmm...

I despise one of my co-workers.  I really do.  I know that almost all people have one of those that they just don't get along with.  She gets my goat something awful sometimes.  I usually try to not let it get to me, but sometimes it is very hard.  Trying to be the bigger person sucks sometimes.  Seriously.  Take today for instance, it was just her and me.  She has this thing where if I piss her off, she doesn't talk to me.  Which of course doesn't bother me, but makes in a tad hard to work together if there is no communication.  I have no idea what I did, and I am not going to ask her.  It made for a very interesting day, with no talking except for when absolutely needed.  (Sometimes I wonder how to piss her off just so she won't talk to me... Yeah.  Read the name of my blog).
Our daughter goes to daycare... well I don't consider it daycare anymore.  But it is the same woman, J, who has watched her since she was about 3. J calls me this morning to let me know that DD may have been subjected to lice.  WHAT?!?!?!  Great.  So J took the day off and is going to check DD when she arrives after school.  Guess this will be fun.  I am hoping for the best! 
My bunches has an interview tomorrow.  Please keep him in your thoughts, we really need for him to get a job.  Even if it is part time. 

So with not being on to read up on all of the blogs I follow because I was sick, I did that the majority of today.  I was super happy to go Serendipitous Stitching, here and find that I had won the drawing.  I have posted my email addy on the post so I am hoping to hear from Jo soon.  Thank you Jo!  Go check out her blog if you haven't yet!

Because the holiday's are quickly approaching and the new year is not far behind, I need to start looking into what my goals (stitchy related) will be for 2013.  And in hopes that there is a January SAL to start a new one each day, or the first 15 days, (whichever), I need to see what I will be doing for that as well.  (Anyone know if there will be one yet for next year?  I have received a few links, but I haven't found anything definite yet).  Of course I know that since I have posted that, there probably is something up and I haven't seen it...  I am also thinking that HAED will be doing another freebie SAL this year, but they won't be announcing that for probably another couple of weeks.

OH!  before I forget, I have quite a few new followers and I would like to say: HOWDY!  Thanks for coming, thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy your stay while here.  If you blog and I am not yet a follower, leave me a note and I will follow your blog too!  :) 


Monday, November 12, 2012

Yep, I'm still around

Been a bit under the weather for almost a week now.  Took 3 1/2 days off of work.  I'm back now and will have an update tomorrow.
Now I have to try to catch up on all the blogs I follow!!  wow!

Tomorrow is the TUSAL update!  I promise to have more then!

Ta ta!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

December Giveaway - HUGE!

HERE - If you can mention that I sent you, that would be wonderful!

I wish everyone the bestest of luck!

Win big!

Vote and be silly!

Bleh, I feel like I have been run over by a freight train.  My throat hurts and I have no energy whatsoever.  I hate being sick.
On the way to work, go to call in to see if maybe I should just take the day off, my phone is dead.  Figure, ok, my bunches gets out of school at 2:00, I will just hang in there until that time and leave a little early.
Get here, and my boss sends an email.  My co-worker that I like, K, her mother in law passed away this morning.  She has been in the hospital for a little over a week I believe and has not been doing well.  I feel so bad for her and her hubby.  I ask that you all keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

As for me, I will stick it out.  I have the attention span of a (insert name of something that has a very short attention span here), so I hope no one expects me to get much done at work.

As for stitching.  I have been working steadily on Unleashed.  I am still hopeful to finish another page this year. 

I know I owe you all pictures of Fright fest and of the flower fairy cross stitch I am doing for my daughter.  I am hoping to get those on here at some point!

Oh, go vote!!

I leave you with this:  my hubby being silly.