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06 April 2009

Apologies . . .

I intended to post pictures this weekend. I intended to do a lot of things this weekend. Didn't happen. Not much happened. From my extensive to-do list, I managed to make strawberry lemonade, and purchase most of the things I wanted for the kids' Easter. It is HARD to fill an Easter basket. My mom was so good at it, but I get indecisive, and work on a theme, and worry if the theme is right or overdone.

I was rolling pretty good Friday afternoon. Til my theatre boss called, and asked me if I could work Saturday because of some scheduling issues. I stupidly said, "Sure," not realizing that meant I got zilch done Saturday, even though I was up at 6 to let the dogs out to play. When you leave the big boys out, you can't go anywhere, you have to stay at the house with them. They're strong; Beazer almost chewed through the fence one time because SO was out talking to someone and I guess he thought they were shady (which doesn't make sense because he didn't try to chew through the fence when my car got killed, and I give them cookies ALL THE TIME. At least Shockaboo sings to me, at least he LOVES me, LOL). Anyway, so I was stuck with them, til I left at 10:30 to get to work.

I worked til 8 Saturday. I took my La-di-da Girl in the Red Dress sampler and worked on that, but it was slow going. Why does stitching over one take so much longer? But I did find out who designed that gorgeous horse that I loved at Woodlawn. It's by Classic Cross Stitch, http://www.classiccrossstitch.com/animals%20horses.html. The chart is Cart Horse Head, down at the bottom. I'm loving it. Also "Thunder and Lightning," the one with the two Clydesdales. They're pretty pricy, maybe as a treat if money gets better. So I didn't get to take myself out to dinner, which I am a little bummed about. Because that's not a thing I can say to SO, "Oh, by the way, I am hauling my cookies to the restaurant tonight alone to prove to myself I'm independent, so you are on your own. I think there's bologna in the drawer." I wouldn't like it if he said that to me, and he wouldn't dream of it. But, I'm not gonna fuss, it's racing season and I am sure there will be nights I can go eat out and be brave

SO said he would be home sometime overnight on Saturday night, so I sat up for a while, just in case he got home early. I knew the chances were pretty slim of that, because he was in Southern North Carolina, and eliminations didn't start til 5, and his friend is a good driver, so he wasn't gonna be home til late, but I was awake, so it was nothing. I watched Best in Show and worked on my kitten afghan. That is moving SO fast. I started it Wednesday night and already have 3 kitties done and one about halfway done. I am working on it only at home, so it doesn't get dirty and stays fairly pet hair-free, but, at this rate, I should be done by the end of the month. Plus the dogs were cooped up for 11 hours and needed a while out to play, so they were out from 9 to 1. They liked it, but they were ready to go to bed when I got them in.

SO came home at 6. His friend came in second. I woke up for a couple minutes to say, hey, but went back to sleep. I didn't get up til 10 or 11, then went to go play with floss, but realized I had no dish soap to use to actually dye floss, so had to go get some at the store when I went. And I decided it was probably not a good idea to keep raiding my boxes of hair dye for rubber gloves to use, and found out that those gloves are not cheap, so I bit the bullet and asked SO to get me some from one of his suppliers for his work (they give them to him for free.) I felt a little silly, but I'm working for a farm here, dang it! Pastures of beef cattle, two fireplaces, and a wide front porch don't come cheap! I gotta cut costs where I can, LOL! So he's going to do that for me.

I did get the kids' Easter basket stuff and that was important. I appreciate the effort my mom put into it when we were kids, making sure everything was perfect. I found SO's niece a fairy bunny, to go with her Tinkerbell goodies, and his nephew is getting Diego-ed out. They did have an awesome pirate ship 3-D puzzle for kids that I liked and thought older nephew would like, but they just had the display, but no actual kits, they had sailboats and battleships. Small vent: pirates are hot, why not stock more pirate ships, less battleships? The baby gets a stufty and some Easter cookies, and Mom will go back for Little People for him.

When I got home, it was time to start fixing dinner. Beef over noodles, which I love, cause it's easy to fix, and feels a little more fancy than not, with a slice of tomato, because that's how we ate it when I was growing up. And semi-homemade strawberry lemonade, which I've perfected! YUM!

3 comments:

Meari said...

I agree... Why does over-one seem to take longer? Because we're squinting, making ourselves go blind trying find the holes?? I think so!

Lori-Ann said...

Over one is so pretty and worth it though!

Did you say Fairy Bunny!! I'm so jelous! LOL.

Pumpkin said...

While I do love most of those horse pictures, I cannot imagine stitching them :oS

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