Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Happy Birthday, Evan!

Today is DS2's 17th birthday! We celebrated yesterday since my daughter had the day off from work. We've all been wanting to go to a Texas Rangers game so that seemed like the perfect way to spend the day. Unfortunately the game was postponed due to rain. We still had a bit of fun, sitting in the stands under our ponchos, eating all sorts of tasty things, and soaking up the ball park atmosphere! (Along with the rain!) Our tickets are still good for any home game so we'll just have to plan another game day next month.

We went to Carrabba's for dinner, which is DS2's favorite restaurant. Everything was absolutely delicious, from our calamari appetizer to the creme brulee we shared for dessert! I literally couldn't eat another bite!

So, happy birthday to you, Evan! Thank you for being the source of so many smiles and fits of laughter all these years! You are my sunshine!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Weekend Report

I decided to take it easy this weekend since I'm still not feeling 100% healthy. I spent some time with the kiddos, watched a couple of movies (Little Miss Sunshine - very good, A Good Year - not so good), did as little housework as possible(!), and got a fair amount stitching done. My April Woolly Tyme blanket is finished except for the bunny tails which are done with colonial knots. I need a Dayquil-free brain before I attempt those! I also got a tiny start on the Secret Needle Night kit for April. It's a cute little lady bug and should stitch up pretty quick.

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

Saturday, April 21, 2007


Stitching Blogger's Question
This week’s SBQ as suggested by Danielle:

Are you on “The Wagon?” If so, how long have you been on and how “serious” are you about it? If not, have you considered it?

I hopped on the wagon as soon as I heard about it, which was right after the first of the year. With a major move coming up I don't need to be adding anything else to my closet full of crafty stuff. In fact, as part of my stash reduction effort I started selling things on eBay that I'm no longer interested in stitching. Funny how my tastes have changed over the years! My original goal was to finish an average of one project a week, the idea being that 50 projects would take me roughly a year. My progress has been slower then I'd like as Life has a way of getting in the way of what I'd rather be doing! But I have managed to complete 10/50 projects so far, so not too bad!

It's the FGBB Stitch-a-Thon weekend so I'm off to stitch! Hooray! I want to get my April Woolly Tyme blanket done before the end of the month! ;-)

Thursday, April 19, 2007


I've felt positively cruddy the last two days! Either it's allergies or I picked up something on the plane. I did feel a little better this morning and ran to the bank and grocery store, but now I'm back to the stuffy head and scratchy throat thing. Bleh! I'm so glad we have a simple dinner planned for tonight. Steak, mashed potatoes, and Nyquil! Mmmmm! Tomorrow I'm making a pot of chicken soup, for certain!

Is 5:30 too early for PJs?

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Michigan Pics

Here are a few pictures from my trip to Michigan.

This is the house as it is today. The inside is completely gutted. This part will become the master bedroom/bathroom plus the kitchen and dining area. We will be building an addition on the left side which will be the living room, plus adding a second story for two more bedrooms. I'm really happy with our plans.

This is the view of the lake from the bottom of our driveway.

And me...
I saw a lot of this white stuff while I was there. Everyone kept telling me it was unusual for them to have that much snow in April. Of course every time someone said that it would start snowing again! We did have some gorgeous, springy days, however. Here is proof...

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


I slipped out the back when no one was looking and hopped a plane to Michigan to visit my sweetie. I have tons of e-catching up to do but it will have to wait until I've tackled some laundry and housework and figured out where that smell in the kitchen is coming from. My children's standards clearly aren't as high as my own!

So, a big wave to everyone! I'll be making my blog rounds over the next few days, checking in to see what you've all been up to and hopefully firing up my needle soon! I think the FGBB Stitch-a-Thon is this weekend, so YAY! I could use a break after my vacation! ;-)