Friday, December 28, 2007

Friday's Feast

This Week's Friday's Feast

Name 2 things you would like to accomplish in 2008.
-get some writing published and get some bracelets sold

With which cartoon character do you share personality traits?
-Daria from MTV

What time of day (or night) were you born?
-before 7am

Main Course
Tell us something special about your hometown.
-It's small and covered in snow right now

If you could receive a letter from anyone in the world, who would you want to get one from?
-someone who took the time to really write a letter, instead of a simple hey how are you doing.

Such a loveable guy

This is Lucy's big boy Eros.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Life in between drives

Made it safe and sound despite traffic and downpours yesterday. Of course, I come home and stuff in my room has been rearranged...even after I asked that nothing be moved. Very frustrating and pisses me off to no extent. The kids were very happy to see me so that made me feel better. Also come home to more Christmas presents....from exes no less. Scott had sent me a book by one of my favorite authors and the British version of Whose Line is it Anyway? I'm sure that I'll be laughing like mad very soon. Jerome had sent me the last Pirates of the Caribbean DVD, a calendar of Whales and Dolphins, and the board game version of Are you Smarter Than a 5th Grader? I guess I know what I'll be doing once he comes down for a visit.
As for Christmas presents from my family-my brother gave me gift cards to Target and Pet Smart. My parents gave me a digital camera with printer, a homemade crocheted afghan, a crochet book, socks from their trip to Canada, chocolate, gift cards to Kings Flour, some blouses and pants, and a pair of earrings from their trip. Overall, a good day. They all appreciated what I made for them.
I spent a lot of time playing Scrabble and other games with my mom and brother to pass away the time. I did get to see my friend Chad, from high school. It was great seeing him after all these years and well worth the trip in so many ways. I was able to get what I needed, unfortunately, it just made me realize how much I was needing it. Oh well. Now it's back to the grind, but at least it's a short week.


This week's SBQ is:

Did you receive any stitching-related gifts for the holidays?

-I received a handmade crochet blanket and a crochet book from my mother. My girlfriend gave me a cross-stitch kit-it's of a welcome sign.

Thursday, December 20, 2007


This week's SBQ was suggested by Kathryn
and is:

Have you ever helped anyone else learn to stitch? Have you ever helped
anyone learn a new stitch or technique?

-I've shown people how to do simple needlepoint and cross-stitching. I still consider myself a novice when it comes to new techniques.


My life

A lot has been happening. Almost had to return my car thanks to stupid financial bank idiots. So I had the pleasure of dealing with the man who sold me the car, his obvious admiration for me, and other bull shit the other night for about 3 hours. This coming after weeks of being harassed, not by the financial people, but by the dealership. Luckily for me, my dad agreed to cosign for the car since I'm a contract worker and the stupid financial idiots don't accept those type of I have a much lower interest rate and monthly payment....Thank you Daddy. Sometimes it's a good thing to be Daddy's Little Girl.
Work is just as frustrating. We had an audit. Still haven't heard official word of what we need to do as an agency. But almost every single person that I've spoken to is looking to leave. Not feeling secure at all. Yesterday, my boss asked me if I was willing to help try to get this agency back on it's feet. All I kept thinking was thankfully, I've worked with Cathy for so many years and she knows how to run a program....So Cathy, I hope all those "meetings" in your office rubbed off on me!
Personal life...things with Tracy and I are equally themselves out. Tomorrow is our little Christmas before I head to the damn frozen tundra of NY. Lucy-I have a feeling I'll be shooting through Pittsburgh. The cats are nuts like usual. The guy, Nick, who I had a date with and I are in constant contact via email, texting or phone. He makes me laugh so I've been enjoying talking with him. I have a couple of other guys on the horizon. But I'm not looking for anything serious. Scott and I still talk almost every day. He's certainly moving on with his life. Which does hurt but it's because I still give a damn. I guess that's better than wanting him dead. The ex-husband and I are talking-still not sure why as I certainly don't want much to do with him. Guess it was because at one point we were best friends. The guy, Jerome, that I dated before Scott and I are talking every day and I think that he'll be my first visitor in NC. I'm looking forward to seeing him again and at least play a few games of Monopoly.
Crafting. Still trying to get more done. Don't think that I announced my happy dance. I finished the little Tea for 2 for my Mom. I'm working on a gift for someone so I can't give too much details. If I finish it by Christmas awesome. If not, I'm a step ahead for next year.
Reading. I've been such a slacker. I haven't even finished one book yet in December. Very abnormal for me. It's amazing how much I used to read on the subway back in NYC. If there is one thing that needs to go back in the New Year, it will be my reading. I have way too many books to just have them sit around.
Well, I think that's about all that's going on in my little world. I'm still thinking about the small business venture and getting some writing published out there in the world.
If I'm not able to hop on a computer....I hope that everyone has a safe and happy Holiday season.


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Putting feelers out there

I'm throwing out the idea of starting my own friendship bracelet making business out there and I'm curious on if any of my regular readers would be interested. If you have any questions, send me a comment.

For Ramon


Monday, December 17, 2007

A beautiful creature


I met up with a group of knitters/crocheters/stitchers yesterday in Durham. I felt like the oddball with my cross-stitching while everyone else was knitting or crocheting. But, I was welcomed and everyone had wonderful projects going. I stayed for a little and headed back home to watch football. The wonderful news is that my team FINALLY managed a win in OT. Also, Buffalo lost so it was a good day for me in football!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

A date

I ended up having a date last night with a really nice guy. We were supposed to be meeting up with a divorced/separation support group but when we saw that the hostess wasn't able to make it, we decided to do our own thing. We had a good dinner and conversation at Chili's and then went to see I Am Legend. If you want to read what I thought of the movie, check out my movie blog in the sidebar. I will probably be hanging out with this guy again. It's nice to meet new people in a strange land.

Friday, December 14, 2007


Friday's Feast

Today's Friday's Feast:

Make up a word and give us its definition.
-Dumasity-The act of being a dumb ass

What is currently your favorite song?
-Probably Tonight, Tonight, Tonight by Genesis-last song I heard driving into work

What’s at the top of your Christmas wish list this year?
-digital camera and watch

Main Course
Name a scent that reminds you of someone special in your life.

Who is someone on television that you feel probably shouldn’t be, and why?
-most NFL commentators because they are just so stupid when they speak!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

It's audit time here in NC

And boy am I missing Susan, Jeffery and Maddie right now! If our agency stays afloat, I will be shocked. A lot of stressing going on. Several people looking for themselves in regards to finding employment. I just don't think that prayers are going to be enough here.


Today's SBQ was suggested by Nancy
and is:

Do you do anything special to your threads before putting them through
your fabric to make them more manageable?

-never have felt the need to

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

New Project

I started a small cross-stitch project for my mom last night. I should be able to finish it for Christmas but if not, there's always next year. It's a small thing that says Tea for 2 with a teapot and two mugs. It was on clearance at Michael's when I went there this past weekend. Oh, to be able to go into a Michael's and an AC Moore again.....


Monday, December 10, 2007

A few happy dances

I managed to whip up 3 friendship bracelets over the weekend. Of course, no pictures as I don't have a digital camera-hopefully Santa will be remeding that.

For Cathy

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Friday, December 07, 2007

Friday's Feast

What was the last game you purchased?
-it was the Silent Hill game for Scott for his birthday/Christmas

Name something in which you don’t believe.
-how I could have all of these men chasing me

If you could choose a celebrity to be your boss, who would you pick?
-Denzel Washington-probably wouldn't get a lot of work done but hey he'd be nice to watch

Main Course
What was a lesson you had to learn the hard way?
-not to take people's crap

Describe your idea of the perfect relaxation room.
-a room with lots of windows overlooking the ocean with tons of books in it.

For the Bully aka Whore :)

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Signs of Winter

It's December 5th and I just saw my first flakes of snow on the drive in. Of course, it only lasted about 5 seconds but still....Sigh....I only like snow when it's coming down, fresh and clean or on the ground on Christmas Day.
What's amazing is that I have yet to bring out my winter coat. Take that you Northerners! :)

Monday, December 03, 2007

This past weekend

Tracy and I decorated the Christmas tree-a little too simple for my tastes, but it does look nice.
I do have a happy dance. I finished the gift for my mother. I have to say, I'm impressed with myself. I finished all the gifts for my immediate family, well in advance.
Scott and I talked last night. His cat, Zeitgeist, had a major seizure last night. I have a feeling that the end is very near. She had been having minor seizures-things that looked like a nervous tic that last a second or two. I'm wondering how many she's had when he hasn't been home. It was hard for me to tell Tiger that his girlfriend wasn't doing too well. You had to see the two of them to fully understand. I hope that if she does go soon, she goes quickly and not in pain. I hope that Scott will be okay through this. She's outlasted a lot of his past girlfriends. She's been the one constant in his life for the past 16 or so years.
Now it's back to work and being on call.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Very small world

I realized yesterday that I'm actually working with someone who worked at the same hospital that I did back in NYC. In fact, the same building. Scary!


Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Very neglectful

I know I haven't been posting as much as I would like to. I almost finished the gift for my mom-probably another hour or so. Now to find the hour that I want to do it. Work is slowly getting better. I feel like I'm understanding a lot more but in the chaos of the agency, it can be very frustrating. I found out yesterday one of the real reasons why I was hired-my ability to audit charts-so thanks Weasel for letting me be so nitpicky with your charts especially and to let you know when you were wrong!
Socially, I'm still pretty much keeping to myself. I've met some of the neighbors and of course people at work. I'm thinking about joining some social groups to meet new people. I should probably also get in contact with the people that I already know down here.
I've been missing the people back in NY and have wondered if I made the right decision. Don't worry Cathy and James, you can still have your bet because I'm not coming back to the City. Still very curious on that other one.


Sunday, November 25, 2007

My goal

I'm setting up a goal for me today. I've been making some progress on the Christmas gift for my mom. My goal is to have a happy dance with it today so I can work on some other projects. At least it's Sunday and I'll be watching football on this chilly cloudy Sunday in NC.


Saturday, November 24, 2007

Friday, November 23, 2007




A beautiful creature

Simply amazing

Again, I must have way too much hope in people. I call someone this morning, accidentally waking them up, to wish them a happy birthday. Instead of a thank you, I get a you couldn't have waited until later to wake me up. What an ass. Gee, so sorry that my gesture of wishing you a happy birthday falls flat on you. You couldn't have said a simple thank you and called it day. Nope, instead you want to be unappreciative. How am I to know that you weren't up at 8am? You were up that early yesterday. How do I know what time you went to bed? I'm not with you, remember? Be thankful that I didn't call you at 6:15am when Suzie had a sneezing fit to wake your precious self up to wish you a happy birthday. It wasn't a call to say hey, how ya doin? It was for your damn birthday.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

Hope that everyone has a safe and healthy Thanksgiving. Eat a lot, enjoy your family and friends.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A delayed posting (and happy dance)

First...a big hello to the crackheads back in NYC aka Glen. I miss your wackiness but not the job! Found anyone yet to replace me?'s only been 4 days and I'm already very frustrated at my job. So frustrated that I had to sit down with the boss to explain my position. The agency is going through a huge amount of changes and they have not even begun to properly train me. Hopefully this will change starting next week.
Third...I have a happy dance. This is the finished project for my dad for Christmas. One picture is before I did the finishing into a trivet. And then the other one is after I made it into a trivet.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

A weekend

Tracy and I had an unsuccessful yard sale today. We figured that since 2 of our signs fell, the ones on the highway, that's why we didn't really have anyone. The only people to buy anything were the guys that were putting up the siding on Tracy's house-go figure.
Despite that, Tracy and I did go out to get a manicure and a pedicure-so not me but every once in a while it's nice to be pampered. And then I made my kick ass Mexican-you miss it yet Scott?
Tomorrow I'm running around Raleigh and then relaxing and watching some football. Speaking of football, can anyone please tell me why the fuck Miami Dolphins took Ricky Williams back? Yes, I know that Miami has NO one on their team, but to take someone who clearly decided that smoking marijuana was much more important than having a football career? Please. Needless to say, I'm a little heated with my team. But yet, I'm still a fan and still hoping for that one win this season.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Friday's Feast

This week's Friday's Feast:

What was your first “real” job?
-cashier at the now defunct Chase-Pitkin hardware store

Where would you go if you wanted to spark your creativity?
-a beach or a wooded park

Complete this sentence: I am embarrassed when…
people see my vulnerabilities

Main Course
What values did your parents instill in you?
-hardwork, independence, honesty

Name 3 fads from your teenage years.
-do I really have to go back there? NKOTB, Grunge, not sure what else

A quick post

Survived my first day yesterday. Even met one of the people I'm going to be supervising. :/
Today is number 2 and counting.
I did manage to work a little on the gift for my dad the other day. Probably another couple of hours and I'll have a happy dance.
Tomorrow Tracy and I are having a garage/yard sale. Hopefully people will come for the books!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


"Confusion sets in"

Another title could be: when it rains, it pours. I'm not going to expand on what the titles mean. I just find it all unbelievable.

Monday, November 12, 2007

New Job

I went down to sign the contract for my new job but it wasn't done yet so we discussed what I'll actually be doing. They are offering me a supervisory position. It's a good thing that they don't know how I can be....right Cathy, James and Ramon? I will probably be starting on Wednesday. Here's to a new life...................

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Tennis anyone? Cutie

Another one bites the dust

It's still hard for to take the break-up of Scott and I. Scott has been making the moves necessary for him to move ahead in his life-posting that he's single, putting himself on date sites, rearranging the apartment. I really wish that I didn't give a damn but it still hurts. A huge part of me feels that if he wasn't able to handle a relationship with me-a relationship where we had spoken about the future (marriage, family, etc), what makes him think that he's ready to go out dating and looking for that special someone. He needs to be happy and because I do care about him, I hope that he does find that happiness that he needs.
I, on the other hand, am not looking for that someone special anymore. After my divorce, I wasn't planning on ever getting involved but then Scott came into my life. I was able to learn how to love and trust again. Now that part of me is currently silent. If I'm going to be single for the rest of my life, that's fine with me. If I do get lucky and met another wonderful guy, an extra hooray for me but I'm not going to be searching. It seems that love and Jen just don't mix.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

First weekend in NC

It's my first weekend here in NC. It's been a little cool but I still refuse to put on a jacket. Tracy and I managed to do a little unpacking today. I just have way too much crap and it's crap that I don't want to get rid of. But at least we're all set with tea and coffee. Tomorrow should be strange without sitting between Scott and Zeit while watching football. That was one of our favorite things to do. Car is running fine. My kids are getting better. I haven't done any crafting but I did manage to find my projects so hopefully I'll be working on them soon. Haven't been really been reading either. I've been kinda in my own zone and trying to figure out my emotions. It hasn't been easy to pick up my life and move when only months ago I was looking for jobs for Scott and I so we could move together and start our lives out of NYC. I did get a new haircut yesterday to deal with my new life-spiky and auburn. I'm sure Jeremy would love to see the red hair. Been in touch with people that I haven't spoken to in years and it's kinda sad that it's happening now as I'm further away from them.

Friday, November 09, 2007


I'm an official Southerner. Managed to pass the written test (barely) and got my NC license yesterday. Still hasn't really hit me that I'm not going back to NY any time soon.
Speaking of NY-hey former coworkers-TALK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Advocate for yourselves.
Yesterday, the cats and my housemate's dog, Lucy saw each other through my opened door-no hisses, no growls, no attacks. We'll see how long this love fest will continue. I am missing Zeit and hope that she isn't going too crazy with no one home. Tiger seems to be missing her-or at least acts like he knows what I'm talking about when I mention her name. Boots and Suzie are Boots and Suzie-crazy!


Today's SBQ is:

When you have to frog out stitches, do you reuse that thread or do you
start over with a new strand?

-I use the thread-no sense in changing it if I don't need to.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Wednesday, November 07, 2007


I'm slowly adjusting to NC. I did get a car yesterday...gulp. Luckily, my parents were with me so I didn't get screwed over by the dealership and they helped me out with the down payment. I got a 2004 Chevy Malibu-silver, 4-door. My mom likes the rims on the tires when they're going around. Guess I'll have to let someone drive my car so I can see. As I requested yesterday, it's a car that will get me from point A to point B.
It feels like I'm on vacation, just not with a date that I need to go back to NYC and go back to work. So, I haven't been missing the wackos yet-sorry guys. I'm sure that it will hit me soon enough. Just need to remember to get that picture for Cathy!


Tuesday, November 06, 2007



I'm here in NC. After an emotional goodbye to Scott and Zeit, I met up with my parents and drove down yesterday. Sorry Scott for what I called you when I left. It was a long drive and I did it all. We made decent time and already unpacked both the moving truck and minivan-today we're searching for a car. I just hope that I can afford one. Then I'll be unpacking. The cats are not happy at all-totally terrified about their new surroundings.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Saturday, November 03, 2007

My last night

My parents arrived this afternoon and had to rent a truck once they saw how much stuff I have to move. Tonight is going to be my last in New York City. I'm feeling emotional. Spent some time thinking about what was when I was waiting for my friend Jerome in Brooklyn Heights. Thought about how far I've come. And wonder what life is going to bring next.

Friday, November 02, 2007

My very last day

It hasn't really hit me that today was my last day at a hospital that I've worked out for the past 6 years, 1 month, and 2 weeks. Wow. I just wish that it would have went a lot easier but the sign out was completed and now I can try to focus on packing. Yea right-as I look around the apartment at the stuff that I still need to put in boxes or bags.

Thursday, November 01, 2007


Pictures do not do this fob the justice that it deserves. Carol made this for me as part of her PIF. PIF=Pay it forward. I still have 5 slots available so if you would like something made by me and are willing to make something for others, please leave me a comment.


Well, one more day and I'm done with the hospital that I've spent the last 6 years at. I'm going to miss the people that I have grown to love. I'm sure that some will miss my sarcasm (the ones that can appreciate it at least). Others will wonder where's the loud mouth.
I'll miss picking on the head honchos as only I could do. Working with these people have brought out a fun side of me that never would have come out unless I worked with them. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with you and to learn as much as I have.
We've had some crazy times-Albany anyone? Rumors spread about nonsense. No nothing ever happened.
Games played just because they could be played. Memories of kicking people's asses in Boggle during lunch-work? what's that? Wrestling matches...did I break my wrist?
Screaming at Jeremy over the phone and scaring some of my coworkers-sorry guys. Gotta love being lied to.
Memories of the ER-thanks for trying to find me and helping me out with YOUR client. Being moved several different times-God that was annoying. Just when I had the nice office too.
Doing above the call of duty, just to avoid to doing home visits-hey someone had to take care of the billing. Why not me? Training the new people.
The 8 in the morning conferences aka bullshitting. Ebay conversations. QVC tryouts. Lifetime movies. The bathroom talk...have you had your number 2 yet today?
The best conversations of all: the kids. Not the clients. The 4-legged kids.
I will try not to remember the madness of audit time. Finding the smallest thing wrong just to make him have to fix it. Smoke and mirrors. It's all smoke and mirrors.
Thank you all for being a part of my life and I hope that some of us will continue to be friends. You have seen me at my worst and at my best. I wish you all the best of luck here and wherever life will lead you.


Today's SBQ was suggested by Ternezia and is:

If you were a cross stitch designer, what would your design style be?

-definitely oceanic-beaches, ocean creatures, etc

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

It's Halloween

Happy Halloween to all that celebrate. I basically "dressed" up in a Donovan McNabb Syracuse Jersey. In other words, I was just very casual at work. Now I'm all set for bed. I'm hoping that no kids come by...that would mean that I would have to give up my Snickers and I don't want to. Yes, I'm selfish. At least I can admit it.

Last night

The last holiday party at my job. My department used to do a Christmas/holiday party but since the larger department has been doing it at a very nice spot in Manhattan, our evergrowing child department has a Halloween party. I hadn't gone the past couple of years but I did go last night since my work husband asked me to go. Had the drinks from the open bar. Observed the crazy costumes that some were wearing-some just cannot be commented on. I said some goodbyes to people that I will not be seeing the rest of the week. 3 more business days and counting.


Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Can't sleep

Was tossing and turning all night-you would think that with all the beer I drank last night, I would just fall asleep with no problem. Not the case. My mind was racing on several different things-luckily none of it was all the packing that I still need to do. Should be an interesting day trying to stay awake.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Party time

Just got home from the going away party that my coworkers did for me. A big thanks to Allison aka the Bully for setting it up. Good company, good Miller Lite, decent food. Thanks to everyone who did come out, even if it was for 5 minutes. Tomorrow's the holiday party and I've figured out what I'm going as-at least I'm going to be comfortable.
This is the last week at my current job. Lots of emotions-both positive and negative. Parts of me are thrilled that I'm leaving. Other parts of me are sad that I'm leaving the people that have seen me through my best and worst times.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

It's getting official

I talked with my dad this morning and the plan is for me to be out of New York by November 5th. Doesn't really give me the time to do the mailing stuff out at the post office like I wanted to do. I've been doing some packing, some crying, some avoiding, and some more packing. Now it's back to the avoiding.

Anyone remember Jeremy?

Jeremy as in my ex-husband? Well he just had a baby girl with the woman that caused a lot of chaos and issues in our relationship. He texted me this morning at 2:24 with the news. I had known that he was expecting his child for a few weeks. I'm still a little surprised that he would have let me know when she was born. Guess I haven't been far from his thoughts after all this time. I am happy for him as he has been wanting to have a child ever since I've known him. I just hope that some of the things that would have others wonder how good of a father he will be change for the sake of his daughter. I'm still surprised that he and the baby's mother have not married as that was the original plan. But they have both wanted a child and now they have her. I'm still waiting to see how the mother is and the name of the little girl. Good luck Jeremy.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Friday's Feast

This week's Friday's Feast:

Name a great website you would recommend to others.

On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 as highest), how often do you dream at night?

Did you have a pet as a child? If so, what kind and what was its name?
-My family raised cockatiels. Our very first bird was a parrot named Paco-he was too noisy for my mom. So then we got Scooter-our first cockatiel.

Main Course
If you had the chance to star in a commercial, what would you choose to advertise?
-chocolate-just so I could eat the product.

What is your favorite kind of hard candy?
-Starlight mints-the spearmint flavor


Thursday, October 25, 2007

Cutie Alert

In other news

I finally had a second interview today-one for one of the places that I interviewed with when I was in NC. I was also offered the job. If I'm able to get a car sooner than later, I will be taking the position. It will allow me to finish my Master's and eventually go back to administrative work. Not that my current job wouldn't have allowed for me to complete my Master's but I really had no interest. I still don't but it will be better for me financially and probably emotionally to have that one obstacle out of the way. I still would rather go back to school for Forensic Psychology and I'm sure that I will one of these days.

5 out of 33

Sigh-worst day ever in selling books. This has truly been the week from hell for me.


This week's SBQ is:

Do you railroad?

-no. I didn't even know what this was!

The nerve

Just to clarify some crap. I write on here for myself. My writing is me trying to find a healthy way of letting out my emotions without tearing someone's ass apart. The things on my blog are for me-you don't like them, don't look at them. My crafts is something I do to keep myself out of trouble-don't like it, don't look. Everyone has their likes and dislikes. I have mine and have a right to mine. Just like you all do.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Perfect weather

For my last meeting on the island. Rainy, damp, cool. Just what was needed today-fit my mood and basically my experiences. One agency did take me out to lunch and I was extremely grateful. They are a fun bunch and we did get some bonding done.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


I've been meaning to post this picture since Sunday. This is the latest on the gift for my dad. I just have to finish the last bit of cross-stitching then a lot of back stitching. Just wish that I was feeling well enough to concentrate on it. Last night I was vomiting and trying to rest. Today my stomach was still feeling icky and I went home early. Took a nap and have been trying to keep food down.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

A Disappointing Day

First, I fell down the stairs in my apartment building and my ass is still hurting. Hope that it's just bruised and nothing is broken.
I only sold 8 out of 54 books today.
Miami is losing big time to the damn Patriots. Just one win guys. Just one win would be nice.
I don't feel good. My stomach doesn't know what is wrong with itself.
I didn't really sleep last night. And when I did, very strange and disturbing dreams.


Saturday, October 20, 2007

Cutie Alert

Another 50% sell day

Out of 16, 8 sold-Woohoo! Still not enough but I'll do what I have to do.

Friday, October 19, 2007



Well one book sold today. Tomorrow will hopefully be another successful day but I have a feeling that it won't. Still need to finish sorting my books. Maybe I'll do that tomorrow after I go into work in the morning. Been a very busy week and it seemed like today was an open house for people to come in and ask questions.
Tonight, I'm just going to relax and probably work on the gift for my dad. Sunday is, of course, football.
Hope everyone has a good weekend.

Friday's Feast

This week's Friday's Feast:

If you were a dog, what breed would you be, and why?
-golden retriever-they're smart, cute, loyal lovable. I could go on and on

What does the color purple make you think of?
-my old childhood bedroom

Approximately how long does it take you to get ready each morning?
-30 minutes

Main Course
How many cousins do you have, and are you close to them?
which side of the family do you want? on my mom-there's 3 and I'm extremely close to one of them. On my dad's....11 and I'm not close to any of them

Take your initials (first, middle, last) and come up with something else those letters could stand for. (Example: SFO = Sweet Funny Otter)
Jennifer Loves Olives

21 out of 78

That's how many sold yesterday. Luckily, I only have 2 posted to sell today and 1 of them will be selling. The other one is being watched-so there is hope for 100% selling day!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

This just had me cracking up


This week's SBQ was suggested by Jennifer and is:

What proportion of your stitching is for your own personal use versus

-the majority of my stash is for gifts. Luckily for me, my stash is so huge so there are plenty of stuff for me...whenever I get the chance. Currently, all of my stitching is for gifts.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Just finished the 2nd block of 4 for the gift for my mom. I haven't worked on this project in a while. I'll hopefully get more of it done this week and weekend along with some of the other stuff I'm working on.


That's how many books I sold today. That was almost half of what was posted on ebay. I still don't know what I'm going to do with all the extra books. My friend, Tracy, says to bring them down and we'll have a garage sale. I would be fine with that idea if I didn't have to either mail them or stuff them into a mini-van.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Trying to relax

I'm beginning to realize that I'm driving myself batty in trying to get all of this stuff packed and shipped away. I need to stop and breathe just a tad. If I don't, I'm going to get really angry and really resentful-more than I already am. Even though Scott does deserve some of my anger and resentment, he doesn't deserve the over the top emotional wreckage that I could turn into...remember Jeremy and the daily world wars? No one deserves that...not even Jeremy. So tonight, I'm just going to take it easy. Probably do some crafting and maybe watch a movie.

Monday, October 15, 2007

14 out of 66

Slightly better percentage but still too many books that didn't sell. Still have about a total of one bookcase that needs to be taken care of. Just too many damn books!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

34 out of 180

Sigh. That's how many books I sold today. Major sighs. Anyone want any books? Please?

Cool picture

Unhappiness is...

seeing your team go 0-6.

Happiness is....

listening to the snoring of a sleeping cat

Happy Dance

Here's the completion of the gift for my brother for Christmas. I'll probably send it to him long before then just so it doesn't come with me when I move.

Saturday, October 13, 2007


And then there were four

Here's the latest for the gift for my brother. Just have one more square to do and then put it all together. Should be a happy dance very soon.

36 out of 116

That's how many books sold today. At least I'm getting some money so I have to be positive about that. That is if everyone pays for their books.

16 out of 86

That's how many books sold yesterday. Sigh. Anyone out there have any ideas of where I can send these books?

Friday, October 12, 2007

10 out of 52

That's how many books were sold yesterday on Ebay. Not a great percentage. Now I have find homes for the rest of them. I have 80+ selling today. many books to sell. And I'm still not done packing them up. Sigh.

Friday's Feast

This week's Friday's Feast:

When was the last time you were surprised?
-it's been a while-4 months aga

Fill in the blanks: My eyes are _blue_______, but I wish they were _brown_________.

If you were a Beanie Baby, what would you look like and what would your name be?
-I'd be a humpback whale named Ocean

Main Course
Name two things you consistently do that you consider to be healthy habits.
-bathe, brush my teeth

What brand of toothpaste are you using these days? Do you like it? Why or why not?
-Colgate total-it's the only kind I use so I must like it!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Last night

I managed to get a little stitching done on the gift for my dad. No pictures as I really didn't accomplish that much. Between posting books on ebay and just overall anxiety of this move, I haven't been able to do as much stitching as I want. Hopefully, I'll be able to get some more done tonight on another gift.


This week's SBQ was suggested by Ternezia and is:

What for you means to achieve mastery as a stitcher?

-just to be able to finish a project!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

555 total

And only 39 are going to sell. That's my current stats on ebay. I need to get rid of these books!!!!!! :-)

Tuesday, October 09, 2007


It's official

I submitted my resignation on Friday. I had to wait until yesterday to make sure that they got it. My bosses are upset-they've been known to place bets on my life-haven't you guys learned anything yet? Some are upset that I'm leaving in general, meanwhile others are upset that I made them lose the bet. Some of my coworkers were surprised-I don't know why since I told them ahead of time that I was looking to leave.
It feels strange to resign from a place that I've been there for the past 6 years. They have seen me at my worst and my best. They've seen me at my craziness (Albany anyone?) and at my sanest (whatever that means). I will certainly miss them and I hope to keep in touch.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Happy Dance

I finished one of the several projects that I have lined up to make for my cousin. Can't show any pictures yet. But I can show you the great Halloween fob that Cindy made for me. I won a contest on her blog. Isn't she great?