30 June 2008

Too hot to stitch

It was rottenly hot this weekend. The heat, along with my lack of caffeine and the fact that when it's hot and bright, I squint, gave me a monster migraine, and the thought of making little x's was not a pleasant one. And I realize, I've been stitching like a demon lately, and not getting a heck of a lot of pleasure out of it (I'm ashamed to admit that, but that's pretty much how it is when the fair gets close), so I thought I would take most of the weekend off.

Once my migraine went away, it was a pretty enjoyable weekend. SO and I ran errands on Saturday morning. I got a new brand of dog food for the twins. Chancey seems to like it OK, though, not flipping out over it. That's OK, she's way too fat, and I'm worried about her, so if she is not bouncing to eat breakfast, she'll lose weight. Robbie is, of course, loving it because I gave it to him (we shared a Rita's raspberry gelati last night, I never knew dogs liked raspberries, but he loves italian ice, whoda thunk?). So we'll see how it goes. I know they have to lose weight; they'll be 9 in a month and, while that's still young for a Schipperke, I want them to move into their senior years fit and healthy, and I suspect a better diet can speed that up. We also went to Walmart--not the best idea for a Saturday morning right around when the Social Security checks go out, but we needed stuff, and Walmart was closer than Target. I bought a flag for the house (it was $60 for that flag, so it better get used!), and then went over to the wholesale club for lower priced gas (3.94 a gallon vs. 4.01), a lifetime supply of aluminum foil, and some Skittles.

And then we started watching movies. We watched a goodly portion of both Charlie and the Chocolate Factories. I am finally going to get my teeth glamourfied, whitened and straightened, and I advised SO that I was going to tell the dentist that I absolutely did not want my teeth to look like Johnny Depp's. I started making that face he makes, it looks a lot like that Fireman Bill character Jim Carrey made up for In Living Color; SO pretty much agreed that was not a good look for me. And we watched Outsiders. SO loves that movie. I was surprised, as he is not the kind of person I picture as an Outsiders fan, but he watched. Movie still holds up; all the stars in there are still as yummy as they were when I saw it as a 12 year old. Except we can't understand why Stevie Wonder sings the theme song. A little wierd. But they always cut out a lot of the parts with Darry in them when it's on TV, and I LOVE Patrick Swayze. There's a whole part where they go to court, and that is like the bulk of his lines.

And then we watched Silence of the Lambs. That was a good one. Not one of my favorite movies, but pretty good.

And I just didn't stitch. I stitched last night a little bit, more so my elephant is finished faster than because I wanted to stitch. I'll get it done. But I think I am gonna look through my stash and find me something that excites me and work on that for a while after Friday. I was looking at my Hummingbird Trellis afghan last week, and I need to put some stitches in that.


Jennifer said...

I had a cat that used to LOVE Rita's Mango ice and the vanilla custard.

~Julie~ said...

Hey Rachel! I know what you mean, and I think most stitchers go through those 'I'm stitching because I have to' stages. LOL I know I do!! I think you definitely did the right thing by taking a weekend off. If you're not enjoying it--what is the point, right? ;)

I reallllly like the movie "The Outsiders" also! I think I've watched that movie at least a dozen times. That and "Mosquito Coast" too. =) Sounds like you had a great movie-watching marathon! Those are so much fun!

...I'm also of course happy that Robbie and Chancey seem to be enjoying their new food and stomaching it well. You're a great human-mama for wanting to get your furkids fit-n-healthy! ::kudos::


Daffycat said...

Taking a break from marathon stitching is good. You don't wanna burn out! And you got to watch some really cool movies too! I love The Outsiders; only I think I was 15 or 16 when it came out. (I remember having all those teen hunk mag pictures of the boys all over my room. lol) The drive-in theater featured in the movie (scene set in Tulsa) is still in operation last time I looked!

Pumpkin said...

It's been SO hot here as well :o( Yuck!

Brie LOVES raspberries and strawberries. We 'used' to have strawberry plants but between her and Duncan, DH and I never got to eat very many of them. LOL!

I LOVE The Outsiders!!!! That was my favorite, and still is, film since I was a kid. It's so neat to look back and see all those famous actors working together in one movie.

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls