07 July 2008

My weekend . . .

was pretty tame.

For once, I had three days off. I spent most of the weekend watching TV, I am ashamed to admit, but it was cloudy and rainy all weekend. We did see all 4 Harry Potter movies, 3 of them yesterday. I can not believe I spent over 6 hours in a chair, watching Harry Potter, but I did. I don't know about y'all, but the 4th one is kinda too intense for children. At least to me it was.

I was actually slightly productive. I finished the first square of my Diane Graebner Cats and Quilts afghan on the 4th while watching a marathon about food Americans love. It only took several months. I hope the next squares don't take so long, LOL, or that there isn't some food-related marathon on, because I would have smacked someone for some North Carolina pork barbeque on a bun with coleslaw by the time that marathon was over. I worked on Medieval Mermaid while I was watching the fireworks on TV.

I know it's a shock to know that a devoted 4th of July ophile like me doesn't go watch fireworks. It's not that I don't love fireworks. I do. I do. But I don't have children, heat makes me cranky (and, let's be serious, would you want, at some point on the 4th of July to deal with a BIG girl with a loud and heavily Western Kentucky-accented voice, who is hot and cranky,I don't think so), and I no longer am that fond of sitting outside, worrying that we will have either a thunderstorm, like two years ago, or a tornado, like last year. Plus, there is always the hassle of getting home, either on the subway from the fireworks in DC (and I am about to impart some knowledge--the Farragut North Metro station is a little further of a walk back from the mall, but it's quicker to get on a train) or the two hours it took for us to leave the city limits of Littitz, Pennsylvania, the last time we went to their display. So I have discovered the unadulterated pleasure of sitting in my own home, watching a Capitol 4th on PBS, and eating ice cream. I feel it's a better service to everyone involved, plus, this year, staying home meant I was conserving energy and the environment.

I headed over to my LNS to drop off the Christmas stocking to be finished on Saturday. They were having their 4th of July sale--15% off of patriotic things, 10% off the rest if you wore red, white and blue. I did--on my feet. I had to show her my flip-flops, but I did it proudly. I got the graph of the month, a patriotic freebie, The Littles Uncle Sam, Lizzie Kate's USA Squared, a new Jeannette Crews book, "Friends", and a new design from a designer I haven't heard of called "Three Black Kitties." On top of my discounts for showing her my feet, I had a full Supersaver card, so I got an extra $6 off. Nothing like saving money. There were a couple patriotic charts I really wanted, but money is pretty tight til I get everything back for the fair, so I left them there. I figured they would be there, and if not, I had other things. I think this is showing a great sign of maturity on my part, LOL.

I worked on Cricket Collection Sleepy Hollow while we watched Harry Potter. It's progressing nicely. I worked on the tombstone and it's coming along. I really like this chart. There are areas of broad expanses of color, but they aren't too too bad. And it really will be cool when it's done!


Daffycat said...

I love to watch the Harry Potter movies too and they are ones I can actually stitch and watch at the same time. I can't do this with new-to-me movies or the frogs come out.

I'd love to see a WIP photo of Sleepy Hollow when you get a chance...hint-hint!

Pumpkin said...

A HP marathon must have been fun :o) I love doing something like that. I agree though, the fourth one was quite intense for children.

I can't wait to see your progress on Sleepy Hollow. I went through my stash the other day and forgot I even had that pattern. Oops!

I'm anxious to see the finished stocking as well because I know how hard you worked on it :o)

Annie said...

Sounds like a great we to have spent the 4th. I watched a Capitol 4th on TV too. But I think I would love to your cute accent!

Annie said...

That was supposed to say great 'way', not 'we.

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