Sunday, February 2, 2014

Sistine Chapel update, positive thoughts and suggestions needed.

It has been an exciting week for me!!!  I finished another page of Sistine Chapel.  This is page 1 of 4 on this section title Jonah.  So far, I have stitched 4 pages this year.

Since the weatherman said that it was going to snow almost everyday this week and I will probably be stuck on my hill for the week, I decided to bake a turkey.  We have an entire turkey to eat this week. DH will not need me to cook all week!!!

In my stitch and swap group, we have a database for what we want to accomplish for the month.  In January my goals were to:
Goal 1: Finish 1 scene of Sistine chapel - Done
Goal 2: Read 3 books - Done - I read: Skeleton, Deepest Waters, and Cold Case by Kate Wilhelm all legal  thrillers,  Eggsecutive Decision, Buffalo West Wings, an Affairs of Steak by Julie Hzyz.  This is series about the executive chef at the white house who also happens to solve murders.  Then I read Agony of the leaves by Laura Childs.  This is a tea shop owner who solves murders.  Yes, I like murder mysteries.  Favorite types of books. So I read a total of 7 mysteries this month!
Goal 3: Put up my Christmas decorations - DONE

Goal 4:  Finish my friend Janeths rag quilt...NOT DONE!  My embroidery machine just stopped working.  I took it in the authorized Brother sewing repair shop and they kept it for 2 weeks.  I got a call on Wednesday letting me know they CAN"T fix it!  It has be to sent back to Brother for them to fix it.  Since I bought my machine at a different store (she was selling it for $1,000 above the suggested retail price) she can't send it back for me since she doesn't have the warranty information.   The store I bought it at is a 3 hour drive one way.  This store offered to fax all my warranty information to the local store here but she refused.   So I had send my machine via UPS to Mountain Home and it should get there by Tuesday.  I have NO Idea when I will see my machine again....feeling very lost without it.

This is my new light up journal I bought at Disney.  It is so pretty that I have no idea what to write in it!!!  Any suggestions what I should use it for??? The notebook part is replaceable....

This is my new touchscreen laptop.  DH forgot to get me birthday gift last year, so when he asked this year, I reminded him.  So, he took me out on Wednesday and bought me a new toy. Still learning to work it.  The keyboard is bigger than my last laptop and my work laptop.  This is taking some getting used to ....but I love it!!!

Positive Thoughts for the week:
Monday January 27
Thankful for all my students.  They were so happy to see me today and were very concerned that I was sick for 2 days last week.  Just makes you feel good to know you were missed.

Tuesday, January 28
Quiet time at home in order to read.   I love just sitting in my chair reading and eating some popcorn.

Wednesday, January 29
Date night with DH!!!  Went out to dinner and bought a new laptop

Thursday, January 30
Professional Development day - spent the morning at the local tech center working on paperwork.  This was just wonderful!!  I have 33 math portfolios due on Feb 24th and each one is around 90 pages each.  So it was nice to get some quiet time to work.

Friday, January 31
Pizza delivery day!!!  DH went to play cards with the guys, so I could order my favorite pizza- thin crust with beef, mushrooms and green olives  DH hates green olives, so this is just my pizza!!!!

Saturday, February 1
 UPS!  Instead of driving 3 hours to mountain home to drop off my machine and then 3 hours home.  I just took it to UPS they are going to deliver for me!!!  Just made me day!!!

Sunday, February 2
Snow day!!!  So pretty watching it snow all day!  school was cancelled midday so I don't have to set an alarm.  


Meari said...

Congrats on finishing another page on SC.

Maybe you could use your journal to keep your happy thoughts?

Anonymous said...

Sistine is looking great. Great job with completing most of your goals for January. I too love to read. I love a good mystery too. Have fun with the laptop. I think I would keep a list of my finishes in that little notebook. Both stitching & reading. Then look back at the end of the year at all you accomplished.
Betty in AZ (ILCS)

Melody said...

Congrats on your progress on the Sistine Chapel! It will be amazing to see when you have it done.

I too, love murder mysteries, and have enjoyed all the Julie Hyzy books.

Faith... said...

You have been very busy so far this year with Sistine! Congrats on that Vickie... Love your Positive Thoughts.

Rachel S-H said...

Stitching journal or reading journal. It's pretty cool!