Sunday, October 26, 2008


We finally broke down and bought me a new laptop today. I am not sure you can visualize a Charlie Brown laptop but that is what mine was! The battery was shot so it had a big hole in the bottom, the internet quite working, the keys were sticking and I was getting very stressed out whenever I needed to use it. We have been looking at them for a while but I literally had no choice today so we just did it. I LOVE IT!! It is so nice to have one that works. I have not done anything except transfer files and set it up so I can use it tomorrow. What a relief!!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008


I found out that I do NOT - I repeat DO NOT - have to retake the GRE!!! The director of the chemistry waived the requirement since I already have a MS degree. Whew! I am so relieved. I just have to push the paperwork through and fast! I am so excited and nervous about going back. What a relief!!!


Here is Ashley cross stitch piece. She is making ornaments and this is my favorite - it's purple!

Here is my progress so far. I finally finished the tree...yeah no more green!

It's Only Fair

I posted a picture of Daphne so I have to post one of Angel taking a nap. Both dogs are so rotten, lovable but rotten!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Sshhhhh, do you hear that?

Nothing. Silence. Quiet.

I am alone (well, except for the 2 dogs and cat). Everyone is at work or school. I never noticed how quiet the house can get before. As you can see, Daphne is enjoying it! I am going to take advantage and delve into the quantitative portion of the GRE today - oh yeah! I want to take the test at the end of the month so I am try to pace myself so I don't forget stuff before I take it. Maybe I will get some stitching done tonight after laundry, only 3 loads left!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

A Wonderful Day!

Why? I spent it with my kids and dh baking cookies, icing cookies, making a roast with potatoes and carrots. But best of all, my dd started cross-stitching!! She is sitting in my stitching chair with a cup of hot tea just stitching away! Sigh, I am so proud! I will try to post some pictures. I am still trying to figure out how to post the pictures in different places on my page.

Here are the cookies - take your pick. We have bats, ghosts, pumpkins, cats and all sorts of scary critters in all different colors.

I studied a little this morning and made a 20/20 on the post test so I decided to spend the day with the kids and it was fun. I am going to start studying the math stuff tomorrow but tonight - I am watching a movie and stitching "with my daughter"...yippee!!

She will kill me posting this picture, in case you can't tell she is not feeling well today but still cute!

Oh, I uploaded all my christmas songs to itunes and my iPod so I have been listening to my favorites today.

What a wonderful day!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

It's Fall....

I love this time of the year. The weather is so nice!
We went to the Smokies this past weekend and the foliage is amazing. I will try to post a few pictures. We had a great time visiting Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. I went to my favorite LNS - Dixie Darlin' and bought a few things to keep me busy this winter.

I am studying for my GRE right now so I am afriad I will not have much time to stitch. I have completed about 50% of the tree on my Mothers Tree stitch. It is really getting old doing nothing but green.

I started weight watchers in August and have lost 21 pounds so far, even with vacation! I weigh in on Saturdays but I think I need a new scale. The one I have gives you different readings 1 minute apart. Speaking of WW, I need to go get some water. I will try to get some pictures posted!