Friday, August 28, 2015

August 28, 2015

Today marks my 15 year anniversary at my job. I must say that I do enjoy my job. I like what I do and I like my boss too. Not a lot of people can say that. 

DD is in the half-time show at her schools football game tonight.  She will be in full uniform and everything!  I am so proud of her.  She is a little nervous, but not bad.

HAED is having a sale!  Go check it out here.

I am in the midst of updating my wish list, I have a page here that has links to all of the goodies I want.  :)  

Stitching hasn't been too exciting this week.  I only worked Saturday on Gir at home, and it wasn't for very long at all.  Ruh was worked on every day this week except for Wednesday.  He is coming along nicely.

A couple of other things are going on, but it would just be me complaining and I don't really want to do that right now... 

I hope everyone has a great weekend!  Happy Stitching!!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

August 20, 2015

Good Morning!!  It's a good day so far here today.  I started work nice and early this morning, since M is out on vacation today and tomorrow.  A little extra OT on the paycheck is always nice.
Hubby had 62 hours of OT the last 2 weeks...  gives you an idea of how much I haven't been seeing him lately.  The other day he worked 6:00 am to 9:40 pm.  Eww!  He got home, slept for 5 hours and went back.  He is a wee bit tired right now and will be happy when he can sleep in.
DD has been registered for school, they don't start until the 25th.  She got her classes, which she is happy with.  We have to take her shopping for a few things, but we can take care of that this weekend.  She needs a new backpack, I think she wants a messenger bag, and a few clothes items.  Plus I need new socks!  HA!
I went and had an appointment with my new doctor.  She is very nice and I think I am going to like her.  I have been put on blood pressure medication, since my blood pressure was elevated.  It wasn't nearly as high when I had my appointment with her, but she wants to see what is going on.  I have to go back in 3 weeks for a blood test and then I see her again late September for a follow up.  My rash is basically gone, just need the spots where I broke open the skin from itching to heal and I should be good to go!  My doctor told me to start exercising, so I have starting using the elliptical we bought.  I forgot how much I love/hate that machine!  I have done each night this week.  The first 2 nights I did 10 minutes with a minute cool down.  Last night was 11 minutes with a minute cool down.  2 miles done last night.  Not bad in my opinion.  
On to stitchy news!  
Ruh is looking good.  Page 21 is coming along slowly.  I am almost done with the first color on the page.  Hopefully today or tomorrow I can finish it up and start the second color.
Gir is moving along nicely as well.  I haven't worked on it (her?) since Sunday since Monday and Tuesday were crazy and yesterday I was happy with NOT having a million things to do so just vegged after my workout and making dinner.  Here is Gir after Sundays stitching.
Gir update as of 8/16/15.
Isn't Gir coming along wonderfully?  I am a bit shocked my hubby hasn't told me he wants it, as his favorite color is orange!  LOL
I really do enjoy working on this one.  It is coming along rather quickly, compared to Ruh, and I like the feeling of quickness on it. 
And just because, here is a picture of Oreo (the black & while kitty) and Angel slumbering in their beds.
Angel & Oreo snoozing.
That's it for today.  Happy Stitching everyone!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

August 19, 2015 - Another give away to tell you about!

And she is having yet another give away!!  See her post on Victorian Motto.

Look at the pretty colors!!!

I will be checking in later today or tomorrow for an update of my own!


Saturday, August 15, 2015

August 15, 2015 - Nancy is having a Giveaway

Nancy is giving away an amazing and gorgeous boxed floss set on her blog, Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe.  Check it out here.  Are they not beautiful?
I hope everyone's weekend is wonderful!

Friday, August 14, 2015

August 14, 2015 TUSAL and Update

What the heck is going on?  How has everyone's week gone?  Mine has been eh.  
Got my rash going on, that's not good, but it is starting to clear up.
I have high blood pressure so I have a Dr. appt on Monday to see about that.
My hubby is working 12 1/2 hour days at work.  Leaving at 5 am and not getting home until about 8 pm.
We finally got our car back after having it in the shop for 2 1/2 months.  It's a long story, but I am happy we have it back.  Although I don't get to drive her anymore, and I have to drive the Honda now, I am just happy to have her back at home.  My hubby will enjoy driving her back and forth to work.  
In stitchy news I got started on Gir at home, (SK Giraffe by Annya Kai on the HAED site if anyone is wondering).  I didn't work on it last night but plan to do some tonight and over the weekend.  I have a bit of orts at home, but not much at all so I will not be adding them into this months ort collection.
Here are my orts from last month.  
I know I am a bit behind on my ort updates, but I have been changing them out each month.  Too see the TUSAL, go here.  
I finished page 20 on Ruh and he is looking fabulous if I do say so myself.  Here is page 20 completed.
And here he is pages 1-20 completed.

Sorry for the wrinkles, but I don't iron at work, lol!

So there you have it.  I started on page 21 today and had to frog what I had worked on because I miss-counted.  Bah!  I hate it when I do that.  But here is page 21 ready for stitching.
I shall leave you now.
Have a great stitchy weekend!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

August 12, 2015

So I have been diagnosed with a rash.  They don't know what caused it and I don't know anything "new" that I have used so there is no way to determine what it was that made me break out.  It is on my legs, torso and arms.  It itches so badly it is insane, and it is making me insane.  I am on some steroids to hopefully get rid of it.  We shall see.  I was feeling better yesterday after the first dose but the second dose doesn't seem to be helping much.  I am still rather itchy.
Over the weekend hubby and I found an elliptical for me to use.  Although it is now sitting on our balcony and I can't use it (due to the rash), I can't wait to start up on it.  I am going to give it a couple of days and then (hopefully) my rash will be gone and I can get to steppin'.
Because of my wonderful rash, I was out sick from work on Monday and Tuesday so I didn't get much done on Ruh after my last update.  I will say that page 20 is almost complete though and then I will have completed my yearly goal through the HAED bulletin board.  I made a mid year goal to finish page 21 so hopefully I can get that done too.
My other HAED yearly goal is to finish 2 pages of a new start.  Storykeep Giraffe by Annya Kai which I am stitching for my co-worker K.  I finally started!!!  After getting my bobbins bobbinated, I finally started!  I am pleased that I have already finished 1 color on pages 1 & 2.  (I will be working 2 pages at a time).  So far I am loving the colors, even though I am currently only on the second color...
I leave you with a picture of my new Giraffe WIP, (Gir),  and my new elliptical (well, new to me).
Gir update from 8/10/15

My elliptical!
Happy Stitching!!!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

August 6, 2015

So I am going to focus on the positive for this post and tell you all about our trip to Disneyland.  We just went over this past weekend and had a great time.  My hubby works for a company based down in Southern California.  Each year, they have a managers meeting and it is at Disneyland.  This year, we got a 2 day hopper pass and got to stay at the Grand California hotel inside the California Adventure side of the park.  
The hotel was great and we found a few of the "hidden Mickey's" around the hotel.  I got to meet quite a few of his co-workers and their families.  It was a bit overwhelming, but we got through it just fine.  I really enjoyed meeting a few of them and hope to actually keep in touch with them.
Disneyland had so many people it was insane.  We have been there before in August, but this was far busier than before.  Most lines took around 45 minutes or longer.  Some were 85, (Cars ride, I am pointing my finger at you).  We finally went on Tower or Terror and omgoodness we all loved that ride.  We rode it 3 times I believe, so awesome.  
I didn't take any pictures as I don't think I ever brought my phone into the parks.  DD and Hubby did though, but I haven't had them send me the pics yet.  
We flew down and it was DD's first time flying.  She loved it and had no issues whatsoever.  She is still there with her girlfriend, they drive back up on Saturday.  She is having a great time and has sent me a few pics.  She finally got to meet Alice and she was super excited about it.  
We flew home on Monday and went back to work on Tuesday.  That was hard to do, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do...
In stitchy news, I am moving right along on Ruh.  Page 20 is coming close to an end.  I am still loving working on him and enjoy the time that I get with him each day (M-F).  My goal for the year is to finish pages 17-20 and I am almost done with that.  My other goal is to finish 2 pages of a new start.  Guess I need to get on that.  I have been getting closer to starting my giraffes at home, but haven't gotten there quite yet.
I shall leave you with my page 20 update on Ruh.
Ruh, progress on page 20.
Have a wonderful day!