Sunday, October 25, 2009

Cherokee Page 6 complete

Wow..another week has flew by!!! I can't believe how fast this school year is going. The first nine weeks is over, tomorrow night is parent teacher conferences. This is always a very interesting time because I usually don't have a lot of parents stop by and visit with me. I do get time to caught up on my grading during this time. That is VERY nice!!

On Tuesday, I had to call Disney to ask something about our reservation and found out I had a Pin Code attached to my name. This is like a Disney coupon - 40% off our hotel!!! This code saved us a total of $2400 off both hotel rooms. That was just FABULOUS!!! We were so excited to save this amount...even my brother who doesn't get excited about anything.

DH and I paid off our truck this weekend which was great!! One less payment for us!! This is so exciting!!!

On the stitching note, I finished page 6 of Cherokee Child. She is looking so precious! I only have 3 more pages to finish one her!!! I might have her finished by the end of the year. I can only hope!!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Teddy Blanket

My friend Erin is 9 months pregnant and due any day now. We held her baby shower at school on Friday. I was a bad co-worker because I hadn't finished up her gift. I made her a recieving blanket and burp towel. I took her the gift this morning and she loved it!! I was so glad because she did the nursery in light green- classic pooh. The blanket I made was a Blue Jean Teddy. Stitching wise I am working on Cherokee child. I have 3.5 pages left to go. I can't wait to finish it.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Date Night!!

DH emailed me today while I was at work. He invited me to dinner and a movie!! We hadn't done that in a while so I was really excited. We went and saw the movie "The Informant" with Matt Damon. I hadn't heard much about it so I wasn't sure what to expect with it. I really didn;t care for it. It had the off kilter humor of the TV show "The Office". I just don't get that type of humor so the movie wasn't all that great. It did have some great one liners that made us laugh. If Mark hadn't wanted to see it, I think it would have been a renter for us.
After the movie we went to eat at the Outback Steakhouse. They have GREAT steaks!! I love their Bleu cheese pecan salad. YUM!!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

2009 SAL Challenge Finish

I put the final stitch in my 2009 Ozark Sampler SAL tonight. I love the colors in this design, the quote and all the quilt designs. Debbie Draper and Mary from Ozark Samplers did a FABULOUS job designing and picking out the colors. Mary told us today in class that they picked the colors out over the phone. How in the world you could do that...I will never understand. It turned out beautiful.

We had class today at The Busy needle. We had our Large count fun fiber class. Instead of a window design, we have a sampler type pattern. There is this really cute little turkey on the side of it. Mary had suggested that we just do patterns and then pick out own fibers...but she got to class and said the kit was easier. We all agreeded....we liked seeing the fibers she picked out.

Big news in Razorback Country.......We BEAT Auburn today!!!!! Yes we did!!! They were undefeated in the SEC and we kicked their backsides!!! GO HOGS GO!!!!!

Friday, October 9, 2009


It was raining last night and we were just going about our business. Mark was watching football and hockey, just happy as a clam. I was in the bedroom watching some saved shows while I waited for Greys, and Private practice to come on TV. I LOVE Thursday night TV....when BAM...the lights go out!!!! We lost power at 7:30 pm!! I stumbled in the dark, found some candles and we wound up playing 3 rounds of Cribbage. I won!!! We always play best 2 out of 3. It took me a while to remember the rules...but we did enjoy it. I finally got bored at 9:00 and deicded to read by flashlight in bed. I wound up falling asleep. The power finally kicked back on sometime later and the house was FLOODED in lights. Mark was still up so he took care of all the lights for me. It is now 4:00 AM and I am wide awke. I guess I got my 6 hours and that was enough.
I didn't get one ounce of stitching completed last night so I guess I will work on that this morning. It is still raining which stinks! This is the day to stay home with hot chocolate and a good book.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

This sums it up!

I am serious...this is how my life has been this school year. I cannot get caught up...I don't care how much I try, I am behind. My desk at school looks like a tornado has passed right through the center of it. It is meeting after after email....UGH!! Ok enough whining.
I have decided to stay off of facebook for a while...just the daily posting to see what is going on in everyone's life. I was getting addicted and not doing the things I am supposed to be doing. Hence another reason I am behind.
I called Disney yesterday and decided to upgrade to the Deluxe Dining plan which means we can eat anywhere we want to without worrying that is a table service or counter service place. This is good because most of the places we want to eat are table services (incase you are wondering..this is a sit down dinner w/ a waiter) It is $67 a day for each person. When you think about it that is a good price for 3 table services and 2 snacks. YUUMMM...Mickey Ice cream bars!!!! YUM!!!!!!!!! Think of all the food I can eat!!!!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Overdue Update

I haven't posted in a while. I don't know what is going on with me. I want to post what is going on in my world but I don't remember to post until I have already shut down my system!!! I just cannot get it together for some strange reason. Enough whining from me. I do have an update on my book challenges:

Everything Austen Challenge:
1) Read Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict - on my night stand
2) Stitch "The Daughters of Longbourn" by the Stitching Parlor - finished page 1 of 4
3) Re-Read Pride and Prejudice Completed!!!!
4) Watch the movie Lost in Austen - COMPLETED!!!!!
5) Read: Mr. Darcy's Diary by Amanda Grange - COMPLETED!!!!
6) Read: Northanger Abbey - on my bookshelf

10 book Challenge:
1) NorthAnger Abbey by Jane Austen
2) Mr. Darcy's Diaries by Amanda Grange- COMPLETED!!!
3) Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict
4) Peppermint twisted by Sammi Carter - COMPLETED!!!!
5) Just take my Heart by Mary Higgins Clark
6) Cinderella Pact by Sarah Strohmeyer
7) What would Jane Austen do? by Laurie Brown- COMPLETED!!!
8) Unsolicited by Julie Kaewert
9) Duchess by Night by Eloisa James
10) Murder at Astor Place by Victoira Thompson

I am doing pretty good on my challenges. I have been working on my Jane Austen piece. I am just working on the border right now. It is simple to do!!
My main stitching challenge right now is my 2009 Ozark Sampler SAL. I told Mary I would finish it by the end of the month...she didn't believe me!!! So I am trying to finish it up. It would go a lot quicker if It didn't have this intricate border that is driving me crazy!!!!
I know that you have seen the new Disney tickers. We are taking another trip to Disney this summer. It is my mom, sister, brother, niece, nephew and myself. We are staying at the Wilderness lodge again!! We LOVE this hotel!! is nice to have this countdown because it lets me know how many days until I am on Summer break again. Isn't that terrible of me?