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.