Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

What's been going on?

I would like to say that I'm back in the routine of working but I'm not. Almost every day reinforces why I never wanted to go back to direct care. For example, I didn't get home until 6:30 last night. Now, for those of you out there that know me personally, you know that isn't good for me. I'm trying to hang on though.
Joey has been dealing with some internal issues and it's taking a toll. I'm trying to be there the best that I can for him but it's hard since I'm not happy myself. But he has decided to try to quit smoking. Woohoo! I know how hard it is as I've done it before myself. He has been able to do it in the past so I know that he can do it again. Just need to stock the house up with food! :)
Tiger is doing fantastic along with his mom and sis.
I did some needlepoint last night on a project for my aunt that I've been working on for 5+ years...oops. No pictures as it's a stamped needlepoint.
Finally saw The Dark Knight-opinion is on my movie blog-link is in the sidebar.
Not much else has been going on...still trying to motivate myself to lose weight. I want to start again with Weight Watchers but I need the money and time to go to meetings.

Cutie Alert

Monday, August 25, 2008

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Double Cutie Alert

Just a cool pic

Einstein Quote

"No problem can be solved from the same consciousness that created it."

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Pictures of the Secret Stitching

I heard that Joke received my return gift from the Crazy Exchange. I'm glad that she likes it.

Monday, August 18, 2008

It's been a good day

First and foremost, Tiger has his sutures out and no longer has to wear that collar. He's right now giving himself a bath that he probably has been wanting to do for the last couple of weeks. Suzie and Boots are slowly becoming used to having him around again.
Second of all, I started my new job today. It was a typical first day, reading policy and procedure manuals. It was nice to talk to some people about being in the same situation as me (working in a step-down position) but I'm hopeful that it will all work out in the end.
All in all, a pretty good day....topped off with a slice of cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory!

Sunday, August 17, 2008


The concert was good last night. I'm still trying to recover-throat is a little sore. Collective Soul opened up the night and had a decent set-played for an hour and played their bigger hits. They do have a new album. Blues Traveler was next and was better than Collective Soul even though I like Collective Soul better. Blues also played for an hour and have a new album coming out. And was Live. It wasn't as good as on my birthday but I did sing every song and had a good time doing it. This was the closest that I've sat seeing them. Maybe one of these tours it will be front row. In purchasing a t-shirt, I noticed that they have on one of their shirts, the name of where they played last night, misspelled. It amused me and Joey a lot. So now I'm off to get my throat back to normal and keep rotating their songs from last night through my head.

Cutie Alert (For Cathy)

Saturday, August 16, 2008

As promised...Happy Dance

Here's the bookmark I finished yesterday for my friend Jeff.


Well, of course, they couldn't find anything wrong with my car...not a pleasant feeling. Lil Lady seems to be running okay-not great but certainly driveable.
Yesterday, my last day of unemployment, I managed to complete a bookmark for a friend from high school. I'll post a picture later (still need to take one). Today, Joey and I are off to see Live, Collective Soul and Blues Traveler. I'm pretty excited. This will probably be about the 7th time I've seen Live and I've always wanted to see Collective Soul. Blues Traveler should be good but I don't NEED to see them.
Tomorrow night is fantasy football draft out my next victim and you know who you are! :)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

If it's not one thing, it's another

Well, as I was out doing errands this morning, my wonderful car decided to a stop light...with two fire trucks behind me. Hopefully, the place where I took it to (it started back up and Joey was able to bring me to the place) will find nothing majorally wrong with it or I'm really screwed.

Cutie Alert

Job Update

I have a job! I start on Monday. It's not QUITE what I want to do but they are offering me more than my minimum requirement and offering great benefits with room to grow so......I will continue to look for state and county positions but I need a job.
On another little update, I've finished a secret stitching and will be sending it out today. Once the person receives it, I'll post a picture.

Einstein Quote

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Crazy Exchange

Here's my first crazy exchange gift that I've received. It's done through a group on Yahoo. I love it!

Happy Dance

Here's the completed square.

As promised

Here are the progress shots of a quilt square that I did for Love Quilts.


I'll be posting later on with some pictures of stitching that I've done.
Tiger is doing better every day, however yesterday he had a minor setback. Diarrhea. He seems to be okay this morning and anxious to get out of the bedroom. I can tell that he's feeling a lot better because he's becoming extremely feisty when it comes to taking his pills. Only another day of it.
I have a job offer from the interview I had on Thursday. I'm probably going to take it but want to see what the agency that I met with on Friday is going to offer, if anything. I should know by Wednesday.
This upcoming week/weekend should be interesting. The agency that I worked for filed for bankruptcy and there is a meeting of the creditors on Friday. Should be nice and tension filled as it's been reported that several things were stolen by former coworkers and are refusing to give it back. Hope they enjoy jail.
Then, Joey and I are seeing my favorite band, Live, on Saturday. Live is playing with Blues Traveler and Collective Soul. Should be a good concert.
And then finally, I get to bring Tiger back to the vet to get his stitches out. Woohoo!

Thursday, August 07, 2008


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

What do you do to your thread clippings? Do you just scrap them or do
you use them in something else?

-If it's only a tiny piece, I throw them out. If I can use it, I'll save it for another project

Wednesday, August 06, 2008


Tiger came home yesterday afternoon. He isn't happy about wearing a collar but then none of us would be either. Me being the overly cautious when it comes to my cats, noticed some bumps around the sutures that weren't there last night so it was back to the vet this morning. Luckily, they said that it was normal and provided me with some more medication. My concern is now he hasn't eaten all day. I'm about to go in the bedroom and see if I can feed him-he didn't want anything before.
On the job front, I had a horrible interview this afternoon. It was with an agency that has only been around a year. The woman had my resume in front of her so she knew that I supervised the position that I was applying for. Even with that, she wanted to go over and over what the job entails. Uh....I know...I supervised this position...Hello? And then at the very end, she told me that the position was part-time thanks to NC changing their damn minds about services ONCE again. Luckily, I have an interview scheduled for tomorrow and another one scheduled for Friday. So hopefully, something will work out.
Other than that, everything is status quo. Joey continues to go to school and is doing very well. Suzie and Boots are their usual crazy selves. My parents move to Kentucky last week was successful.

Monday, August 04, 2008

I want off of this ride

After a week of Tiger doing fantastic, yesterday was not a good day. I took him to the vet this morning after about 18 hours of him not eating, going to the bathroom, etc. I told the vet my situation and how I could not afford to pay for surgery, etc. He agreed to a payment plan so I can afford to pay for Tiger to have his penis removed. Yes, it sounds aggressive and it is. But this should limit the amount of blockages that he'll have the rest of his life. The vet did not want to put him down as he's only 4 years old. So we will see what happens. Hopefully everything will work out and this rollercoaster will stop.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Happy Dance

Here's the completed bookmark.

Started a new project

This is for a bookmark exchange for a Yahoo group that I belong to.

Stitching Progress

Here are the latest 2 shots from the stitching that I did last weekend.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Back to being unemployed was my last day at the temp job. I haven't been able to discuss the job offer with the people that offered me the job and I haven't gotten anything else. Soooooooo frustrating.

Anybody wanna go diving?

Ansel Adams

Cutie Alert