Friday, September 28, 2007

Friday's Feast

This week's Friday's Feast:

How are you today?
-well, I just came home from a concert and I'm not going to sleep since I have to catch an early flight so tired.

Name 3 television shows you watch on a regular basis.
Ghost Hunters
Most Haunted

What’s the scariest weather situation you’ve experienced?
-really bad thunderstorm

Main Course
If you could wake up tomorrow morning in another country, where would you want to be?

What do you usually wear to sleep?
-boxers and a T-shirt


Well, I just came back from Giants Stadium and seeing Genesis perform. First the bad...My seat sucked. They started an hour late. There was no opening band. They didn't play a song I wanted them to (not horrible). The people behind me have no concept of what not to do while at a concert. Sorry, but my chair that I am sitting in is NOT your private drum for you to beat on.
Now for the good. They played for 2.5 hours. They played a lot of great music-most I knew. Some of their early stuff I didn't know. The instrumental stuff was awesome. It was nice to see Phil play on the drums. I have seen Phil by himself on tour and he never played the drums as much as he did tonight. Was great to see. Nice to see the men without botox and actually showing their ages...all except Tony-looks the same but with white hair! :)
Now I'm going to stay up since I'm catching an early flight to North Carolina. Not sure if I'll be able to blog while I'm gone. I do have 4 interviews lined up so I'm feeling a little hopeful. Plus in about 8 hours, I get to play with a puppy.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


I packed for my trip to North Carolina tonight instead of tomorrow since I'm going to see Genesis in concert. Had to figure out interview clothes. It's been over six years since I last had an interview, even longer for a real one.
I worked a little on the gift for my cousin. I know that I'm going to bring something crafty to do but I'm not sure what. I found a local craft store that I'm going to drag my friend to.

Stupid people

It's amazing how much lack of respect goes on in this world. Questions enter my head and then I just shake my head side and side, trying to understand the stupidness of people. Why do you talk to people who hurt you so much? Why do friends become friends with them? Why do you throw the best thing that has happened to you in a really long time? Why do you wear stuff that are just so far out there? Why do you ignore the feelings of someone who is so close to you? Why do you acquire so much crap?

And the winner is....

Tricia. I guess trying to stack the amount of names you have in a contest really works. She made 11 (told you she was being a crackhead yesterday) comments.
So uh...Tricia...I guess keep your eyes on your mailbox. I'll let you know when I mail it up...along with those books.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Today's progress

I worked a little on the second square for the gift for my mom. Starting to get a blister on my thumb-not sure if it's the yarn and needle that I'm working with on the plastic canvas. Oh well. No progress picture taken.
To answer my friend Tricia's question about where do I come up with the ideas that I do for cross-stitch and I'm assuming the other needlecraft stuff I do...I find kits or projects that remind me of that person. Some I get because I want to do them for myself or for the other person. Sometimes I just pick up something that I like and it eventually finds a home with someone.
As for the puppy pictures that several have commented on...I get them off of Daily Puppy. I don't know the website.


I just have to say that one of my best friends, Tricia, is a major crackhead this morning!!!!
Love ya!


One more day

Just one more day to enter my giveaway. All you need to do is post a comment and your name will be entered. I'll pick one tomorrow morning and announce who will win something homemade by me.

Sunday, September 23, 2007


2 squares done and another one almost complete. That's the progress that I've made on the gift for my brother. Just two more squares and then putting it together.
Packed a few more books and will be putting them up on Ebay once I return from NC.
Watched my team lose-damn that Trent Green and his throwing of an interception. At least I did get to see my team play and in fantasy football, I kicked some ass. All thanks to Donovan McNabb and Ronnie Brown.
Unfortunately it's back to work tomorrow. But, I have a short week.

Yesterday's progress

Here's the progress of the gift for my Dad. I'm probably about halfway done with it. I've been enjoying doing this despite the fact that I think that the house on the right side is just ugly!

Saturday, September 22, 2007



Another weekend is here. I'll be visiting a used book store and am hoping that they will take all of the books that I'm planning on bringing to them. Tomorrow it's football. It should be full of smack talking at the Scott and Jen household as our teams are going against each other Sunday.
Just a reminder that I am having a giveaway. It ends Wednesday morning. All you have to do is add a comment and you're name will be put into a hat. The more times you comment, the better your opportunity to win. The prize? Something made by me.
Hope you all have a good weekend.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Friday's Feast

This week's Friday's Feast:

What is your favorite type of art?
-crafting type of art

When was the last time you got a free lunch (or breakfast or dinner)? Who paid for it?
-I could have on Monday and it would have been paid by the hospital that I work for

On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how emotional are you?
-a nine

Main Course
Approximately how long do you spend each day responding to emails?
-too much-hours

To what temperature do you usually set your home’s thermostat?
-I have a thermostat? Gotta love apartment buildings in NYC

Last night

I worked a little on the gift for my cousin. I didn't get as much done as I wanted but it's still progress!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


I worked a little on the plastic canvas gift that I'm making for my mom. Not as much progress as I wanted to make but hey, it's closer to being done than it was a few hours ago.
Feelings of anxiousness continue to rise as I continue to prepare to leave New York. Not a lot of books are selling on Ebay and I'm hopefully going to be able to have Scott assist me this weekend on being them to a used bookstore. Scott and I continue to live in whatever you want to call it. I think that I'm getting more angry as the time to move gets closer. This just wasn't how it was supposed to go down and I just wish that both of us could understand what the hell happened. But hey, that's what has happened and we both have to move on. No matter how hard it is. Luckily, I've been able to see a lot of personal growth in how I'm handling the situation. If Scott was anything like Jeremy, there would just be so much yelling and tension. I'm thankful that even though I'm hurt, sad, and angry, I'm not reacting like I would in the past. I do have my moments but luckily they are few. I think that Scott is very thankful that I'm handling this as well as I have been. He's seen some of my anger towards Jeremy-not a pretty sight and something that I'm not proud of. Like I said, lots of personal growth has been happening.
I'm curious to see how I'm going to react when I finally do put out that last box or bag out the door and hand him the keys.


1000th Post

Where has the time gone? I'll be doing a little giveaway-something made by me. All you need to do is leave a comment. The more comments you leave, the better your chance. This is for any comments starting today and through the following week. I'll put everyone's name in a hat and pick one. Good luck.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Tonight's stitching

I almost completed another square on the gift for my brother. I updated it a little while ago. Once I finish this square, I'll post another picture of what I've accomplished. I feel confident that I'll be able to get the gifts that I want to get done done by the time I want them done. Even with me packing and moving.

My cutie (picture taken by Scott)

This is the adorable Boots. She's just so cute.


Despite me feeling like crap and taking several naps throughout the day, I managed to post some more books on Ebay and do a little stitching. This is the progress of the gift for my dad.

Monday, September 17, 2007


I made a lot of progress on a gift that I'm making for my cousin. Since she occasionally looks on here, no pictures. I can probably have a happy dance in a day or two.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Happy Birthday Tricia

Happy birthday to one of my best friends. Hope that her family treats her nice today (maybe even by giving her some time to herself!). Hope you have a great one Hon.


Several times a week I've been having violent and aggressive dreams. I wonder if it's because I'm not displaying my anger on a conscious level. For example, last night I had a dream of me throwing a woman by her head down a flight of stairs. Violent huh?

Saturday, September 15, 2007


Another weekend is here. More going through books. Hopefully get some crafting done.
Tomorrow Scott and I are off to a book festival in Brooklyn and then it's football and crafting.
Hope everyone has a good weekend.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Friday's Feast

This week's Fridays Feast:

When was the last time you visited a hospital?
-uh...I work for one so.....

On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being highest, how ambitious are you?

Make a sentence using the letters of a body part. (Example: (mouth) My other ukelele tings healthily.)
-Are Rats Mean?

Main Course
If you were to start a club, what would the subject matter be, and what would you name it?
-books and crafts-not sure of a name

What color is the carpet/flooring in your home?
-hardwood flooring throughout

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


I've been nominated for the White Raven Award. Shocked I am! Thank you very much for the nomination, Phelan.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

6 years later

As many of you know, today is the 6-year anniversary of 9/11-the day where two planes hit the World Trade Center-a New York City landmark that is no longer. Several lost their lives. Several more were affected by it. I used to work about 3 blocks away from the WTC. Luckily, I had left that job August 31. I might not be here if I hadn't. I still think back to that day almost every time I'm on the Staten Island Ferry and heading back to Manhattan. I have not been back to the site since that day and probably never will. I feel for the ones who lost their loved ones on that day.

Monday, September 10, 2007


Just finished posting some more books on ebay. I hope that more than 9 get sold. That would be a really bad percentage. I have just over 190 posted. At least I'm getting some nice humor watching the Ravens completely fall apart. Hope that they'll get things together to make the game interesting.


Sunday, September 09, 2007

Today's stitching

This is the progress that I've made on the gift I'm making for my father. Not a great picture but it's still good progress. Now if only my NFL time could make good progress this season!


Saturday, September 08, 2007

Tonight's stitching

I finished one block of 4 of the gift I'm making for my mom.


Scott's off at his step-sister's wedding and I've been relaxing. Posted some more books on ebay-I hope that I'll be able get rid of these books before I end up lugging them with me wherever I end up. Took a nap. Watched a movie. Now I'm watching some US Open tennis. I'm going to finish one more box of books for ebay and then I'll be working on some stitching.
Hope everyone has a good weekend.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Ever have one of those days?

Today was one of those days that I wish that I could just stay in bed. I woke up with my back giving out-not fun. I went to Michael's this morning to get some floss for a present for my mom and the power went out. The store was closed. And they actually had the floss I needed! Then, I'm heading back to my office after a meeting and the bus driver is giving me attitude because I'm told him that the sign for his bus wasn't correct. He did end up apologizing to me after I threatened to call him in. Then my coworker is having a meeting and just too much crap going on. Then a crowded subway platform because the damn kids don't know how to move away from the stairs. I was going to do some stitching tonight but ended up listing some books on ebay and It's under Ollie1976 if you're interested. Now I'm just going to relax.

Friday's Feast

This week's Friday's Feast:

Using only one word, how does grocery shopping make you feel?

What is your favorite part about the season of Autumn?
-leaves changing into beautiful colors

Have you ever had any bad experiences online?

Main Course
Name three things that make you happy daily.
-my cats, crafting, sleeping (when I actually do it)

What one household cleansing or organizing item would you not want to be without?


Thursday, September 06, 2007

Stitching update

I finished 1 block of 4 and about a third of the second block of the gift I'm making for my brother.


The latest SBQ:

Today's SBQ is:

Would you ever stitch one of your BAPs a second time? (This does not
include starting over because of mistakes, bad fabric, etc., rather
stitching something from the first stitch for a second time.)

-Yes I would. There are some that I'm really proud of and enjoyed doing and would love to do them again.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007


Instead of stitching, I worked on a friendship bracelet for one of my coworkers. I only got about a third of it since Scott and Matt are jamming with Guitar Hero-80's Rock version. At least they were willing playing Skid Row and Poison for me.

Anyone want 650+ books?

That's how many books I've posted on Paperbackswap. And I'm still not done! I have about 3 and half more bookcases to go. At least I'm making progress. Now, I'm off to do some stitching.



Figure I'll update on my life. Haven't been stitching lately-think that I'm coming down with something or I'm still trying to get over staying up the other night with my friend Ken-haven't done that in a really long time and I'm someone who appreciates sleeping. I have one bookcase sorted out of 5. I'm hoping to get another one done today. We'll see how I feel after work. My current job is fine-the usual-so no new complaints. I only have one interview lined up for NC and now I'm getting a little anxious. I've sent my resume out to about 10 places and only have heard back from 2. I'm just hoping that the Labor Day holiday is the reason for it. Scott and I are still hanging tough with our friendship-something for which I am grateful for. The Royal Family are cute, cute, cute, and cute. All of them seem to be doing okay.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007


Happy Anniversary

Today is my parents 36th wedding anniversary. Hope that they have a good day traveling back from Iowa. I don't even think that they can imagine that they would have lasted this long together.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Just got home

I went to see one of my best friends last night-Ken. We've been friends for 14 years!!!! He's going through a rough situation and wanted someone to talk so I was happy to come out and see him. Didn't get much sleep since we were talking until 3 or 4 in the morning. What's a real shame is that I haven't seen him in over 2 years.

Sunday, September 02, 2007


I've been working on a gift for my cousin-can't post any pictures since she does occasionally read my blog. I've been enjoying making this for her.


Thank God I'm getting the hell out of here. I'm so sick and tired of people, lies, betrayals, going behind backs, and the overall bullshit. Just fucking fess up already.


Yesterday I worked on a stamped needlepoint hot air balloon for my aunt. I started this so many years ago. No picture since it's a stamped project.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Another new project

This is the beginning of a Christmas gift for my dad.

Lots of cuties