Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Dodged a bullet here in Charlotte County. Tropical Storm Fay made landfall near Marco Island around 5am this morning. We have had light rain off and on all night. The wind is just now starting to blow, more gusty than sustained winds. Guess it would still be considered a mostly normal day in Kansas {;^)...

Wonder what time my phone will ring with the boss asking what time I will be in the office today??

Thanks so much for all your well wishes!

Off to drink my coffee. Listen to the wind and the rain. Stitch on Multiplication tables. Watch Good Morning America.

Happy stitching.
Stay safe!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Calm before the storm?

Here we sit. All tucked in. Hunkering down. Watching the Olympics. Checking the Weather Channel. Checking the local news channels. Closed the office up at 4:30 today. It's all storm shuttered in too. Ruby has to be getting rain and some wind now. She is only 20 minutes south of me. I'm sure Deborah (Lavender Rose) is getting wind and rain now too. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers. We all hope this is a non event event... Crossing fingers And toes. And legs. And arms.

On the stitching front, my SSNES update.... I started and finished America Land that I love-Louisiana. Sorry, no picture. I did take one, but it's so blurry I couldn't post it. I didn't get my act together yesterday to find and kit a new project. I'm home tomorrow, so maybe I can get some things gathered up to start in the next few weeks.

That's about all for now. Will update again, soon, I hope!
Stay safe.
Happy stitching!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Hot, Humid & a Tropical Storm....

Meet Fay...

2pm Tuesday.... right smack dab on top of us.
Batten down the hatches.
Oh, wait, the phrase is "hunker down".

More later!

Stay safe!

Monday, August 11, 2008

2 x 2 squared?

Time for the SSNES report!!!

This is my new start for the week. The SECOND Multiplication Table. Boring? Very. Twice as boring as the first one! I love my grandchildren. They better get straight A's in math.... I have found it's an easy stitch while watching all the Olympic coverage. Mindless.

To break up the routine, I thought I would do a square on the America Land That I Love BAP UFO. I stitched the square for Kentucky on Sunday morning. Quick. Now, if I just did 1 a week, I'd be finished by the end of the year.
No, no commitment here, i just said IF I did 1 a week.... I'm shooting on finishing it during the Olympics in 2024.... if not before!

And last but not least, this is the progress on Multiplication Table #1

Nothing new to yap about. The weekend was spent watching the Olympics. And NASCAR. And doing laundry. And cleaning floors. And toilets. And stitching.
It keeps me sane....

Have a wonderful week! Thanks for stopping by and saying hi!
Happy stitching!

Monday, August 4, 2008

2 x 2 =

Time for the weekly SSNES report!

My start for yesterday is from the Carriage House Samplings, Multiplication Table. I have to say I'm not loving this. Something about the colors? Maybe it's my math challenged mind? Some dark memory from my childhood? I struggled with multiplication and division in grade school. I remember my Dad cutting up his Kool cigarette cartons and making flash cards for multiplication and division. We would spend an hour every morning and an hour every evening going over flash cards. I plan to make 2 of these, one for each household of grandkiddos. I'm betting the second one will be bright fun colors! What do you think?

My not ever eating again lasted a whole whopping 12 hours. **Sigh**

Went to a pool party over the weekend. Wore my new suit. Had lots of good conversation. Lots of good food. Lots of good drink. Lots of pool volleyball. No energy on Sunday!

Also spent some wonderful time with Ruby on Saturday. We were quite the productive pair. We finished the finishing on our Whitman candy boxes. I forgot to take my camera so not group photo.

That's about the size of it. The boss is out of the office this week so I'm trying to get ahead of the game as well as complete some in house online training. Oh joy, what everyone wants to learn about: Life Insurance. Annuities. 403B's. New in house managed account options. It's hard to read and stay interested, focused and retain it all! I could not wait to get home tonight and stitch a little and give the old brain a rest!

Stay safe!
Happy stitching!

Friday, August 1, 2008

The good. The bad. The ugly.

1. The Good

I got to go out to eat last night.
So what? Yes, we do that a couple of times a week, but, last night it was free!
That's good!
It was good!
Our favorite local family restaurant, Elleana's. It's kind of like Cheers, you walk in and everyone knows your name. The wait staff all know that He wants ice tea and I want ice water with lemon. They know not to put His french fries on the same plate with his meal.
It was a great dinner. Salad. Chicken orzo soup. Flank steak with mushrooms. Green beans. Smashed taters with gravy. Scoop of ice cream for desert.
It was all free!!!

That's the good.

2. The Bad

2 words
Swimsuit shopping

3. The Ugly

I tried on 25 suits.
All a size bigger than the one I bought a year ago.
It's a conspiracy theory.
The rest of my clothes fit.
I think.

1b. The swimsuits and cover-ups were on sale! 30% off!
1c. See #1 above.
Used the $ saved when buying the suit and matching tent (coverup) to pay for a nice wonderful LAST dinner.

I'm never eating again.


Happy weekend
Stay safe!