Thursday, July 22, 2010

OMG! What a week. I feel like I need to shower for 3 days and then sleep for 3 more. This week was football camp for my ds and 2 nights of team evaluations, tonight is the last night. All I did was sit and watch and I feel like I have been through the ringer, it is H O T! My son has been amazing and I am so proud of him. We did vote this last Tuesday and am very anxious for November to get here so we can make some much needed changes. As far as stitching goes, I got my order today from 123 so I can start adding the beads to my WIP. I keep saying I am going to take a pix but I always seem to forget. I really want to complete it by August 1st. My son and dh head off with the scouts this weekend to do a 7 mile backpacking overnight hike. So, it will just be and my dd. I think we will go to the Stitch Store I have heard so much about and just chill for the weekend. I can't believe school starts here in just over 2 weeks. I remember not starting until after Labor Day. Once I get the pictures from football organized, I will post a few. Till next time - stitch on!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Current WIP

This is my current WIP. It is my first bead project. So far so good, it is a pretty fast stitch but I haven't started the beads yet. My only regret is I bought fabric that was not dark enough so my white is not showing up as much as I would like but I will live with it. I hope to get it finished before August 1st, ambitious I know. Thanks for looking. I will post progress pics as I can.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

I did it again....

It has taken me another month to post here. I can't seem to remember to add posts to this blog. I think Facebook is just to easy to use and faster. I will post updates as I can but can't promise anything LOL. Spring break is in full swing for me and dd. We are taking care of our puppy who had surgery yesterday for the next few days and then will head out for a few days break. The guys are going camping next weekend so it will be a long girls weekend. We may go to the movies and do some minor shopping. I plan to pick up my knitting needles tonight and relax now that I have finished an entire sheet of paper full of "to-do's". Only thing left is dr. visit and car shop visit on Monday and cleaning the house tomorrow but I am looking forward to that.

You know every time I type a post I wonder who, if anyone is reading it. Even if nobody reads the posts I enjoy keeping up with the blog as much as possible. So, if you are out there - say hi and let me know.

Friday, February 5, 2010


I can't believe it has almost been a month since I posted something on here. It is proving more difficult than I thought to keep up with a blog. Between work, school and the kids schedule I am lucky to be able to check my email. I will continue to post when I can. I need to figure out how to update the tickers without having to redo them every time which is a big pain!

We survived January. We decided to go to Chattanooga for Greyson's birthday and had a good time doing whatever we felt like, although we did a ton of swimming at the hotel and played some games. We celebrated Allen's birthday with a BBQ dinner and a play with the in-laws. My father in law retired on the 29th so we had a surprise party for him and it was a lot of fun!

AJ's birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks so I am having to start the planning now. He wants to go to Stevie B's with 14 of his closest friends. I guess I need to get the invites this weekend. They are going on a 3 mile hike tomorrow with the Boy Scouts so I am sure they will be tired when they get back. He has decided to stay in scouts which makes me really happy. He is also doing really well with his physical therapy. I noticed he does better if nobody goes back with him. It is so difficult to sit out there in the cold waiting room and not go back with him but I know it is the best for him.

School is in full force both job-school and my graduate school. My classes this semester are more difficult than last semester which is one reason why I find myself spread thin. May can't get here fast enough. It looks like Ash and I will be going to Asheville,NC for a couple of days over Spring Break to see Biltmore and just chill. We have never been so we are excited.

Need to get to bed. I have a paper to finish tomorrow and a textbook review to do for Pearson Publishing. Hope everyone is doing okay.

Friday, January 15, 2010

It's Friday

and I survived the first week back! I can tell that the first part of the week is going to be very taxing, especially Mondays. Next Monday is a holiday and Tuesday is a furlough day so I am off for a week. Next Thursday we are heading out of town for Greyson's birthday. So, we have a busy couple of weeks.

We got our treadmill on Wednesday and are in the process of making room in the study for it. We just removed one of the desks and rearranged the furniture so now we get to put it together. I am so excited about finally getting one. It will be put to good use.

Off to take ds to physical therapy...

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

And we're off -

School started up again for me and the kids. Monday was my first day back and man was I tired when I got home. Of course I leave my house at 6:45 am and return to my house at 8:00 pm so I don't know why I would be tired?!? My classes at GSU are going to be a lot of fun, I just love being a student. It does not matter what I am learning - knitting, tatting, internet courses or whatever. My Adult Learning prof is from Oklahoma so I KNOW that will be a great class. My Ed Stats class will be a challenge but I am still excited about it. My classes at GPC are packed once again. I only have 15 minutes between all of my classes on M & W. Thank goodness the lab is only once a week.

I think we are going to try to go out of town next week for Greyson's birthday but only for a couple of days. The weather is just too cold to do much right now. We are thinking of going back to Chattanooga and maybe staying in the Choo Choo this time. We might just go to Savannah. Well I am fading fast, 6:00 AM is about 4 hours earlier than my body likes to get up!!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Still cold but a little better...

It is a little warmer today but Monday it is supposed to be in the 50's. If I can manage to stay inside till then I should be good. However, I think we are going to see a movie tomorrow if ds is feeling better.

Took down, well almost, the Christmas decorations today. All that is left it the tree. I went through 15 years of decorations and reorganized everything so it took most of the day. We watched All About Steve and I have to say was a little disappointed in it. Sandra Bullock can do so much better - Blind Side for instance.

My statistics text came in the mail today and I am slightly freaking out. I don't have the courage to really look at it. I did flip through it enough to give myself a panic attack. This will be a true test for me this semester. Spring is always the worse semester for a student and a professor and I am both so not sure what I have to look forward to.

Need to get some medicine in my son before bed. Nite all...

Friday, January 8, 2010

Baby, It's Cold Outside!

Well it snowed here in Georgia yesterday and yes they closed the schools. We literally got a dusting - if that. You can still see the grass! Anyway, the son is home today and is thrilled. I remember going to school with drifts of snow over my head! But that was another time and another place.

I finally had a full day with my Body Bugg. I decided to wear it on a day when I did absolutely nothing...really just dishes and taking a desk to the trash. The rest of the day was spent working at the computer and reading. I was amazed how much calories I burn by doing very little. I am anxious to see how it looks Monday after my days return to normal after the break. I had my coaching session yesterday and had no idea this little jewel could do so much. It will take me a while to figure it all out, kind of like the cell phone I still only use about 10% of. Not really sure what 4G is but I hear it is cool! Speaking of my phone, I found a cool app that will allow me to scan the bar code on any item and it will automatically upload the nutritional information into a program. Isn't that awesome??? Just hope I can figure it out and get it to work.

School and work/school starts Monday. I got two of my texts yesterday and this one class is going to be a challenge. By challenge I mean staying awake. It is the Psychology of Adult Learning, even the title made me yawn. I hope the professor is interesting. The other class is Quantitative Research in Education AKA Educational Statistics and this is going to eat my lunch. The only thing I hate more than math is statistics! I don't hate math as much as I am scared of it. I have survived regular stats and engineering stats so I hope this one is similar but it looks really different. The professor used to work at the same GPC campus as I do. I thought he was familiar.

Watched the BCS Championship last night. I did want the "other crimson" to win but felt horrible about Colt McCoy being injured. I felt bad for their freshman QB who was thrust into the awful situation. I did get irritated with some of the coaching calls. Almost enough to make me switch sides...almost! I am not sure what the outcome would have been had McCoy played. I know both teams would have played a different game so who knows. Being a Sooner and having survived a year where our QB was injured twice and we pretty much started a new offensive line every game, I really felt bad for McCoy. I guess next year will be very interesting with all the changes in the Big 12 and SEC.

Guess I better go make some lunch for the kids. Ash is home sick from work today. I think she has bronchitis. Need to make a Rx run for some meds I guess.


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Got my Bugg...

So, I got the Body Bugg yesterday and am wearing it today. The odd thing is you can't tell if it is working until you upload the information into the computer at night. I hope it is working. I guess we shall see. Anyway, it is super cool.
It is so cold here that it makes you not want to do anything but sip hot coco or tea and snuggle. Normally I would not mind but next week starts our family challenge. It is supposed to snow tomorrow night and ds is so excited. He thinks he will miss school the next day, again we will see. I am heading to the grocery store tonight so we don't have to get out anymore than necessary.
Time to do some housework...

Sunday, January 3, 2010


It is so cold in my room I am actually thinking about putting my gloves on. We had a busy day that started with the best Mexican food I have in a very long time! It was so yummy but now I am stuffed. We cleaned out the 2nd desk in the study and the file cabinets so we can move them out this week and make room for the exercise equipment. I can't believe how much stuff we through away and shredded from 1 desk! It feels good to have it finished and ready to move. Tomorrow thinking of taking the kids somewhere for the last day of break. Guess I better go see about dinner!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Movie Day

Movie day was a success! We saw Have you Heard about the Morgans, the Blind Side and the kids saw the Squeakel. The Blind Side was as good as I have heard from others and the Morgans was actually really cute. We laughed out loud several times. I have never been a Sarah Jessica Parker fan but she was actually tolerable in this movie. The kids loved the Squeakel and all I hear around the house now is "NO, not the dutch oven". I guess I will have to see the movie for that one. We watched Night at the Museum 2 and laughed just like the first time we saw it. The Pharaoh is hysterical!! The gag reel is funny too. Hubby and I are going to watch the Proposal after the dishes are done. Tomorrow is a birthday luncheon for Allen's aunt and then moving some furniture out of the study to make room for the bike. Hope everyone is enjoying the new year so far.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

Did some cleaning up today, sewed some buttons on hubby's shirts, got two of our new lights put up (hubby did) and smoking some brisket, bologna and chicken for a day of food, football and games with family. I hope you are all having a wonderful day today and rest of the new year!