Monday, December 21, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
bf and i also made an appearance at fed ex field the following weekend for a skins game. free tickets must never be turned down....especially club level tickets.
one of my cousins got married a couple weekends ago, i forgot my dang camera. i was extremely disappointed because bf and i so rarely dress up and look fancy but i made sure to grab a couple pics when we got home.
thats pretty much it in my world. earlier this year, i won a four night stay at an all inclusive resort in jamaica off the radio. so, we are trying to figure out when we are gonna go this coming winter and dealing with getting everything together to get our passports. ive also got a couple crafty projects going on, im current stitching on mirabilia's petal fairy and knitting my first pair of socks using yarn i got from knit picks. i got the book and learned how to do two socks on one circular needle so we shall see how they turn out.
peace out...for now!!
Monday, September 14, 2009
We had an amazing time on vacation. There were days of overcast skies, but we didnt let that get us down. We relaxed on the beach, took long afternoon naps, and took in some sites. One evening in rained so after after dinner we went to the movies. BF, of course, wanted to see Halloween 2, and there wasn't anything I absolutely had to see so I took one for the team and agreed to see it (and cringed the whole way through it). In return, I get to drag him to something he does not want to see. I'm trying to decide between Fame and The Princess and the Frog.....LOL.
Friday, we left good ole' South Carolina and headed back north to Maryland, with a stop in Virginia. Of course, I just happened to find the hotel in Fairfax that was right down the street from Fair Oaks Mall which just happened to have a Cheesecake Factory restaurant. I convince BF we had enough funds to finance a meal at the restaurant and off we went. OMCF....o my cheesecake factory!! Totally worth it, and in the end it really didn't cost anymore than a typical meal when we go out and we got to take the cheesecake back to our hotel to enjoy later when we were not so stuffed from our dinners.
Saturday we slept in a bit and then we were up and running getting ready to go see Jimmy Buffett at Nissan Pavilion. For our first Buffett experience, we had a amazing time!
Sunday, we arrived home and after unpacking the car and sitting on the couch suddenly felt like we hadn't been on vacation at all. More like a very vivid dream!
No worries, pictures to come!
Friday, August 21, 2009
Of course, before we leave...soo much to do! This weekend we have a friend's daughters birthday party and bf's mom is away for alil trip of her own so we are checking on grandparents and dog and house. I can check one item off my list and that is getting my car serviced before we leave..a painful $200 spent, but its worth not having the worry of being stranded 10 hours from home.
I haven't been stitching much lately. It's so friggin hot in my house, I can't stand to sit on the couch long enough to get anything done. I did knit a sock though. One sock. My first sock. That will probably never have a mate. But, I knit a sock. I learned a new skill. I got so excited I ordered a circular needle and some sock yarn from Knit Picks. So with my circular needle, I can learn to knit TWO socks at one time, therefore skipping that whole bit with all the guilt where I knit one sock who never meets its sole mate.
Speaking of the heat. It's hot, y'all. Hot in my house. At first I was all "oh, its not so bad" but ya know, it's gettin' old. Really old. We have the ac unit up in the bedroom, but I really don't feel like spending all my free time holed up in my bedroom when I have a whole house to lay around in. So yea, it's hot...and when it's hot, nothing gets done, nothing. So my house is a disaster. I start to clean it, and then I get hot, and then I take a break...and then I see they are showing a marathon of America's Next Top Model on Oxygen, and well, what was I doing? BUT, I refuse to leave and go on vacation and come back to such a mess. So the next couple weeks/weekends will be a flurry of activity and packing and cleaning and laundry. Maybe with some stitching and ANTM in between....not to mention Real Housewives of Atlanta (crap I missed it last night!), Project Runway, Hell's Kitchen, Top Chef........
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
BF and I are doing great. Tonight we are actually going on a weeknight date night, going to dinner and seeing the new Harry Potter movie, I'm really excited!!
A friend of ours has recently put up a pool at her house for the enjoyment of her family and hangers on friends (me)....I decided I needed a day off recently to unwind and chill on my own. That day is this Friday and I will be spending the day doing some general household duties but probably spending the majority of it in my friends pool....floating on a blow up raft with a cold drink in my hand and the sun on my skin.
No pics to post as I am posting from work and only upload pics on my laptop at home. Hopefully soon in the future I can get some one here showing my projects and the fun times I've been having away from the blog.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
The following sunday we had a bit of snow in the area so i got to enjoy the day off work on monday which was quite nice. DBF stayed home with me so we enjoyed a day together of hookie and sitting on the couch chillin out....
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
on the stitching front, I've been quite busy. I am cruising along on Iris, unfortunately I have been remiss in posting updated photos, but I will get it in gear soon, promise! i also started working on the lizzie kate boo flip its in the hopes that i will have them done and framed by halloween to hang up.....you'd think with Halloween being six months away this could be accomplished, we shall see.
valentines day, bf and i went to Medieval times! talk about a good time!! we had so much fun. i have been a couple times but he had never seen the show so it was exciting. when we were in myrtle beach on vacation last year we had gone to the dixie stampede show and it was very cheesy. the food at medieval times was excellent and the drinks yummy!!
Pics coming soon!! Pirate Peace out!!
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Now on to the next project!! Most likely I will begin working on Mirabilia's Iris Pixie Couture. Yay for a finish!!
BF and i stayed home sunday and watched the big game. i made dinner and worked on the beading for tigerlily, almost done!!
I'm totally bummed sitting at work, i want to be home snuggled on my couch with my stitching.
Friday, January 30, 2009
In Progress 01/02/2009
Well that's about all for today. We had some bad weather here in Maryland earlier this week. Snowed Tuesday and icey on Wednesday. Tuesday, we went to work, but Wednesday we both stayed home. Today is Friday and I am ooooh so glad. I am very tired and ready for my sleep days. As of right now, the only exciting thing we have got going on is checking some tickets that we bought earlier this month to see if we won a most awesome prize package. It's a raffle at a club that BF belongs to, the prize is a 56" flat panel tv, a nintendo wii, and guitar hero III package. WANT!!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
As in the previous post, my stitching has mostly been on Peppermint Lane by country cottage needleworks. I am 90% done the stitch and think I will make it into a flatfold. There is a top and bottom border in the pattern but I dont think I will put it on, but instead will cut it kind of close and use something fancy to go around the edges of the flat fold.
I should have just gone ahead and finished the stitch last night when we got home. Instead I got a birthday (belated) surprise in the mail from my friend Heather who lives in New York. Inside was the cutest lil caddy to hold yarn and such and two skeins of lovely purple naturally caron yarn. It is a wonderful bamboo and acylic/cotton blend, very soft and squishy, just the way I like it. Not sure what it will become but for now I just like holding it! So with the yarn surprise I became a bit adventurous and decided to tackle entrelac. I found some wonderful/simple instructions online and two skeins of vanna's choice yarn (pink and brown). As is the case with all knitting I have tried since I began in October, it was way easier than I thought it would be. I had to look up a couple of the stitches online, but also used another awesome website by googling "knitting help". I was able to get three passes of entrelac done and like very much how it is turning out. It's a bit chunky and messy since I am just learning but I think it will smooth out as I go along and get more comfortable with the technique.
Tomorrow night I am hanging with one of my best gfs at her house. She got a wii fit for christmas so we will prolly be making fools of ourselves with that, especially with all the drink we seem to imbibe when we spend time together.......should be a good time!!
Bf is working tonight so I'm planning on getting in some more stitching/entrelac!!
Monday, January 12, 2009
The week after christmas, BF and I got in his car to go somewhere and we were all set to go, puts the key into the ignition and it wont turn. you ever have your steering wheel lock up on you and the key wont turn in the ignition and you kinda gotta jiggle it or have some big muscles to move that mother?!?! well yea, it wasnt that convenient or easy with his car. luckily i had taken off work pretty much the week of new years so he could take my car to work until we got it to the mechanic. got it to the mechanic that friday and a few days later he calls to tell us that the ignition needs to be replaced and it will cost upwards of a total of $1000!!! unbelievable.....
now, before i get tons of comments about second opinions and blah blah blah, like EVERYONE that we know, i have to vent some frustrations here....this is why i have a blog :). apparently my bf and i are too stupid to figure out this whole car situation. everyone we have told/who has asked us about the car thing has something to say, "get a second opinion" "your mechanic is skamming you" "hes trying to make money off of you" "wow, your getting screwed" "look for recalls" "call your insurance company". all kinds of direction as to what we should do about the car and the cost of getting it fix. i see to be getting most of the flak about it from people because i am a woman and apparently am to stupid to find out information for myself concerning necessary repairs and costs of said repairs. um, yes, HELLO, i am not an imbecile. i consider my to be fairly book smart, and have some of my own brand of common sense. If i dont know about something or need more information i have this thing that i can look up information on, its called the internet. yea, i got that, and OMG i know how to use it!! My bf also seems to get the same treatment, because yes he is a dude, but (lucky of me) he isnt all that into cars and their innerworkings. concerning the mechanic, yes he is a ma and pa garage in our small town, BUT my bfs family has been taking all of their cars to this man for at least a decade and he is a good person. when i spoke to him on the phone and he told me how much the repairs would cost, he did nothing but apologize about the situation we found ourselves in and i can tell you that the prices we are paying are all for PARTS, not his labor, and trust me, i have looked up ever single one of these parts and their prices. he has made several calls to toyota on our behalf to find out information about the car and service on the repair. several of our friends has said we should call a junk yard and get the parts. i have spoken with our mechanic and done my own research, besides having a low opinion of getting parts from a JUNKYARD. because of the repair that is necessary on the car, its pretty much impossible to use used parts. because of the electrical/computer crap involved in repairing/replacing the ignition, getting used parts/using used parts would be impossible. the ignition in the car has to be completely replaced, which means new keys and new programming and all kinds of crap. plus, to me, its in the junkyard for a reason, leave it there. the last thing we need is to get "spare" parts, spend the money to get it fixed and then have the same situation 6 months down the road. this is one area where going used is just going to cause us more trouble. the only time i believe in going to the junk yard and when your repair is purely cosmetic, such as a mirror or a light (as i did with a car i previously owned when my headlight got smashed in by some idiot).
so after spending a day stressing about the cost of the car repair, bf and i have pretty much let it be. its one of those things that happens and we just have to deal, its life and shit happens, and usually when you really cant afford for it to happen. so we have been juggling schedules and working around getting each other back and forth to work. at first a neighbor was taking bf to work and then i was picking him up when i got off work. he has to be at work at 645 am and i dont have to be at work until 8am. last week and today we tried something a bit different and i got up early and rode with him to his job and then came to my office and killed time before i actually had to start working. mostly i just sat at my desk and drank my coffee while reading a book. at the job where i work there is no option for overtime so no way am i going to do any actual work before im supposed to! LOL. hopefully in a couple more weeks we will have enough saved up to get the car fixed and everything back to normal. it has been nice though riding home from work with bf, we talk about our day and whats for dinner and listen to music.
stitching wise, ive spent the majority of the last week or two working on peppermint lane by country cottage needleworks, and will prolly finish it up tonight. i think this design i will finish into a flat fold. this way i can display it on a table in the living room and then put it away after the winter as it seems to be a more wintery design. new mirabilie (venetian opulence) and new lizzie kate patterns have come out, and i want them....so hopefully i will have some extra money set aside for some stashing. my LNS, the stitching post is having a superbowl sale so i think after that sale i will go on a pattern diet. its been good though, as until the after christmas sale i hadnt gotten any real stash since july!