Sunday, December 30, 2007

Weekly update stitching/ and other

Well another week has passed, and I am enjoying the week, and will be enjoying the next three days of stitching. I needed this week, I actually got the house organized and in some kind of order. So now I am going to stitch away and watch the new year breeze in. I have made my stitching goals for the new year, it is in an earlier blog entry. I am really excited and hope that I can get them completed.

I have made up envelopes for stash that I want to save up for, so that will be fun. The envelopes are also for other things. I think that is the only way I will get the patterns I want. LOL, and the other things I want.

Other than that we are just sitting her vegetating. Well off to get some stitching done.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Stitching update

I know three posts in one day. LOL. Well I am finished with page 1, and have moved on to page 2. It is really coming along. This is as of tonight. I am really pleased with myself at how fast I am stitching this up.

Tonight I am going to relax and stitch some more on this, but I wanted to share with everyone what I have done so far on this. I can't wait to finish it. I think I am going to surpass my goal of the first three pages. Which is fine with me.

That is all for now, I am off to let my needles smoke some more.

My stitching goals for 2008

My stitching goals for 2008 I noticed that alot of other people are doing this, so I thought I would write them here so that I can make sure I keep to them. LOL

1. Finish as many UFOS that I can.

2. Finish my Fairy Princess from HAEd

3. Finish Country Comforts

4. Start on Charity stitching

5. Start on ornaments for an exchange and for myself.

6. Start on Christmas Dolly freebie

7. Start on an HAED that I had on my computer that I saved a long time ago. Well a couple of months ago.

I think that that will keep me busy I hope anyway.

Good morning

Well today is going to be a definite stitching day. I have to do laundry, but will do that in between stitching. I went to grocery store today, that is done, now I am just chilling for the rest of the day.

I pulled out some of my UFOs and put them in my stitching basket so that I will have them when I am done with Fairy Princess, and Country Comforts. I want to get Fairy Princess done and framed for the girls so that they can put it up in their room, so that is a definite thing I need to finish.

I am doing a UFO week, every month on my group that I own, so I think this will help me to get some of them finished. I really hope so.

I have two Haed's that I want to start, so I am hoping to get them started by at least February or March, we will see. One is a fairy that i think I will give my girls. I am trying to find a dolphin picture on HAED or Mystic Stitch that i can stitch for my daughter, along with the Egyptian princess I want to order for her. She loves dolphins, so that is the one thing I want to find for her. She really loves dolphins. She has had a thing for them since she and her cousin got to swim with the dolphins one summer. Ever since then she has really loved them, and she collects figurines of dolphins.

Miranda loves butterflies, so I am trying to find a pattern for her online of butterflies. HAED had a nice one of a butterfly fairy, that I would like to get for her, so we will see.

Well off to start on laundry and then do some stitching.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Clean up is such a bummer

I love Christmas, but the cleaning up is a big bummer. I really hate it. I cleaned the house, and it took me what seemed like forever. I didn't clean the girl's room, because I am afraid to go in there, not sure what I will find in there. LOL. But all the Christmas gifts are put where they need to be, and now the house smells nice. I lit some candles and now I can sit and relax for the rest of the day.

I used my gift cards, and went and bought myself some pjs and some new heels, and a nice sweater jacket. I just need to get some slacks, so I will see what I can find this week when I got to Walmart for groceries.

Well I have set my stitching goals for 2008. I have never done this before, so this should be fun and interesting. lol. We will see. I want to get some finishes done, I haven't had one in so long, so I think that it is time. So I don't think I will be getting anymore patterns for awhile. I still need to start my stitching for charity that I am doing on one of my groups. I feel bad, because I haven't found a day that I can do that. It is so hard to.

I am hoping that Country Comforts will go by fast, as I have some freebie patterns that I want to start, and do for CHristmas next year. So that will be fun. I just want to stick to what I have right now, and get those done. I also have a table runner that I want to start, but I can't find a good pattern for one. I am looking for birdhouses, I collect them, and would love to find a good pattern for that. I am still going to search for one.

Other than that, just trying to get things organized around here, and ready for the new year. Which has been so fun.

Ariel had a friend spend the night last night, and her friend got a kitten for Christmas. It is so adorable, his name is Rudy. He is the cutest thing you have ever seen. Now the girls want one, but we can't have pets.

My parents gave the kids some nice things yesterday. Ariel got a gift card, and a CD from them. Miranda got a Bratz make up kit. Just what she needed. lol. Justin got a transformer, and a gift card, all three of them got gift cards, and I got a gift card. So it was a very nice day all in all. I feel bad that I forgot the camera, I can't believe that I forgot it. Oh well, it just shows that I can have a DUH! moment.

The rest of the week, I am just going to sit and relax, and get some stitching done on Country Comforts, and then Jan 1 start my goal for 2008. I am hoping it will be a productive year.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Sorry no pictures

I hope that everyone had a Merry Christmas. Sorry I didn't get to take any pictures today. I needed to for scrapbooking, maybe I will take pictures of what everyone got. We went to my parents and had breakfast and then came home and watched TV and I read. I wanted to stitch, but haven't really felt like it. I did do something stitchy today. I did download some patterns that I had saved on the computer, and they are in my binder.

I have made a promise to myself to not start anything else until at least two of my projects are finished. I want to finish Country Comforts and Rose Garden, so next week, I will pull Rose Garden out and work on it, and rotate it with Country Comforts. I just hope that I can stick to it. I couldn't before, so we will see.

The girls received clothes and DVDs, and my son received toys and some clothes, he was happy, and he hasn't stopped playing with them, since this morning. I think it is cute. I am kicking myself in the butt, because I forgot to take pictures. I may have the kids put everything under the tree and I will take a picture tomorrow.

I received two gift cards from Target totaling 50.00, so that was a good thing, and I think I will go and see if I can get some clothes tomorrow, the sales should be good. I have never been able to find any clothes there for work, but we will see. I hope that I can. I need some pants, and some heels, so maybe I can clean up. We will see.

I think I can definitely get some stitching done, now that the kids are occupied with their new toys and their new things. They seem to be having fun with all of it, and that is good. I will have my fun tomorrow. Well I am off to paint my nails and then get some stitching done.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Page one is finished

Page one is finished. Wow!!!!! I am moving right along with this. I am so pleased with this. I may have set my goal to low, we will see. At this point, I am thinking that I did set it to low, but that is okay, that is something for me to work towards. I will be so pleased if I do go past my goal. This is about 17 percent done, but my bars only go by 5 percents. I am really impressed with this.

Today is going to be a quiet one around here, I am just going to sit and stitch and do a movie marathon. My family isn't coming, so it will be just me and the kids, and my parents tomorrow. So today will be a much needed stitching day.

The kids are driving me nuts. I used to let them open one present on Christmas Eve, but not anymore, so I will get them up early and then we will open presents and then off to the grandparents.

I made a desparte plea, for gift cards, for clothes, and stash enhancement. So we will see what happens. It would be so nice. I would love some more patterns and all that good stuff. I seem to do better with big projects, instead of small ones. I don't know why, but I love them. So I am pleaing with my family to give me those gift cards, so I can go and find something to stitch.

I have UFOs I need to finish, so that is my goal for this coming year is to get a lot of those finished, and then I will be happy. They are mainly angels that I started for my kids, and myself. So I think this will be fun, along with some stitching that I need to do for charity.

Well I am off to get dishes in the dishwasher and watch all 5 Harry Potters. Have a good day everyone, and Merry Christmas.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Stitching update sort of

Well today has been really quiet. I finished all the shopping. I just had to go and get stocking stuffers for the kids stockings. I am finished. I am so glad that is over with, until Tuesday.

I have been stitching today, but don't have a new picture, should have one tomorrow or after Christmas. I may just wait until after Christmas.

My boyfriend went to New York today, so we opened presents from him yesterday. My middle daughter Miranda got a Gamboy, so she was excited about that. My son got the Leapster handheld game system, so he was excited and hasn't put it down at all. My oldest got three DVD's two were horror movies. One was the remake of Halloween, let me tell you, we watched that yesterday, and that put a whole new perpespective on the Halloween movies, that I watched when i was a teenager. She also got a movie called Pulse, which I am not ready to watch yet, I told her that I wasn't ready to watch another horror movie right after watching the first one. She was disappointed.

I got an IPOD mount, for my Ipod, it has an alarm clock on it, I asked for one when I was given the Ipod on my birthday, so getting it now was a nice surprise.

We will be going to my parents house for Christmas day. The kids are ready for Christmas day, and so am I. LOL. Other than that things have been pretty steady around here.

I hope everyone has a nice Christmas.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Stitching update

I know that I just posted a picture of this a couple of days ago, but I am so please with myself on how this is turning out. I am really seeing where the quilts are. It is really coming along nicely. Sorry it is a little blurry. It wasn't blurry when I took the picture.

Christmas shopping is finished, and the kids are soooooooo ready for the break it isn't funny. The kids at school, are really ready also. I know I am, just want a vacation, I need it. It is kind of nice also, because we have all next week off and then there is a five day weekend in January, which I really am looking forward to.

I am a little worried though that the teacher will not be back, in January. She took a leave of absence and she hasn't called anyone at all to let us know if she is coming back or what. I am hoping that she is. It would really be nice. I miss her, and I know that the class misses her alot. I just feel that she is burned out, and that things are not going well for her, I just hope that she will come back, for the sake of the kids. I know that she is around, another assistant saw her today walking down the sidewalk going to the store, so we will see if she comes back or not. I hope so. I want to call her,a nd let her know about the party on Friday, and see if she is coming or not. It would mean so much to the kids. I am not going to push her, I don't want her to feel that I am.

Well off to get some stitching done.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Stitching update

I am doing pretty well with this. I think I set my goal to low for this, because if I keep stitching along, I will be past my goal. I am so excited with how this is turning out. It is really looking good. I haven't stitched on this all week, and I am very impressed with how much I have done tonight.

Other than that, I have been feeling awful for the past couple of days. I came home sick yesterday. I thought I was going to fall out. I was so sick, that I couldn't believe it. I went to work at my second job this morning, but I didn't stay the whole day which was good. I think they were a little ticked about it but that is okay. I didn't want to over do it at work.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Not feeling well this morning

I am not feeling well this morning. I didn't feel well last night either. I had class, I was fine then, but when I got ready to go to bed, I just felt sick. I think it is this cold that I am coming down with. I hope not. I really don't want to be sick.

I am trying to start my own business. Let's hope it works. LOL. It is with a company called Market America. A friend of mine is in it, and she told me that it was worth it. I did some research on it, so we will see. I am still kind of on the thinking stages of the whole thing.

I didn't get to stitch at all last night, and I don't think I will get to stitch tonight or tomorrow night. I am going Christmas shopping tomorrow night, so I don't think that stitching will be on my list of things to do.

The teacher I work with is not coming back, at least that is the rumor. I am not being told anything at all. I am kind of hoping that things will unfold and I will know.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Christmas decorations

I finally got around to taking pictures of all my Christmas decorations. I know it is about time. LOL. The snowman was a gift, along with the navity scene. The other little knick knacks I bought. The ornaments on the tree are a little of everything. I hope everyone enjoys this. LOL. I had so much fun putting it all up. My next goal is to finish my tree skirt for the tree, as you can see I don't have one. Also to stitch a Christmas picture or scene for Christmas. It would be nice.
Things here are a little better this morning, with Ariel, she is still a little mad. But that is okay. I told her that I would rather her be mad, instead of her taking her IPOD to school, and it getting stolen again.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Update on life in general

I thought I would post an update on life in general around the Wall household. It has been very busy around here, partly because of Christmas, the other due to work, school, kids, and life.

Anyway, my oldest daughter had her IPOD stolen and it was returned, without the headphones, but that is okay. I can get her some more headphones. Right now she is a little ticked at me because she can't listen to hers, but I can listen to mine. She is making me feel guilty about it, and I am really tired of feeling guilty about everything that happens to her, and it isn't even my fault at all. I am sorry, but that is crazy. She took the IPOD to school after I told her that she couldn't so that is on her, at least that is my opinion. She doesn't see it that way, which is fine. One of these days something really bad is going to happen and she will have no one to blame but herself.

The teacher I work with took a leave of absence, and we aren't sure if she is coming back or not. She hasn't returned my phone calls, and it is really worrying me. I hope that she is okay, and that things are going well. I just wish she would call me and tell me that she is okay and what she is going to do. But I am not pushing her, or going to be a pain.

Christmas is here, almost. Two more weeks, and then a whole week for me to sit and stitch away. I am ready for this vacation. I know that the kids are. They are very excited about it and so am I. They want so much this year, that I think i will go broke. I think I am going to play a joke on my oldest daugher. I think I am going to buy her a lump of coal. I don't know if I should or not. But if I do, it will be for a joke. Of course, she may get offended, and angry, and my Christmas may be ruined, we will see.

I am hoping to start my own business, I didn't tell my boyfriend, because he would tell me I am stupid. The sub that is filling in for the teacher, has her own business, and she is going to sign me up, in hopefully a week or so. Well will see what happens, I am hoping that it works. I really would like to do it, so I can have money for me, and for the kids.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

My update for this week

This has been a okay week, I guess. I have been stressing at work, but things are a little better, now that I have gone and talked to my boss.
This is a new update picture of Country Comforts. It is really coming along. I am very impressed with how fast I am stitching away on this. I may have page one finished sooner than I thought.
I put the rest of my Christmas decorations up today. I have cleaned the house, and now the only thing I have left to do is to do the laundry. I am going to hold off for about an hour or so to start that. I am just wore out now. LOL.
Next thing on my to do list is to start Christmas shopping which i haven't done yet. UGH!!!!! I am hoping to get to that this week or next week. We will see.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

It is snowing here

It is snowing here. I am so excited. My snow dance paid off. LOL. Maybe we will get lucky and have tomorrow off, it would be nice, then I could sit and stitch for awhile. I need a break. I am just tired.

I am hoping that my working two jobs, going to school, and life, isn't taking its toll on me.

I didn't get to stitch tonight, but like I said I hope to tomorrow.

Stitching update

This is an update picture of a pattern that I started on it is called Country Comforts from Mystic Stitch. I did stitch on it last night, I will not get to stitch on it tonight, unless of course it snows like they say that it will. We are supposed to get 1-2 inches of snow. Let's hope. I am keeping my fingers crossed.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

I am really trying to understand

I am really trying hard to understand Frank's point of view on a lot of things around here, where it concerns me and the kids. My thing is why does he have to sound so cold about it. I know that he tells it like it is, and I respect that, but sometimes it is like he just doesn't care at all, about how it affects people. When he and I get arguing, we get on this subject, and I tell me that he just can't say one thing positive to me about anything in my life, and he tells me that it is because there isn't anything that is positive. That hurts alot. I guess the only thing I can do is try to change, even though that is what I am doing. I need to sit down and figure that out.

I am trying to get stuff going for school, but it seems to be one roadblock after another. Justin's dad isn't paying child support, and that makes it hard, and then there are just things like life. So it is hard. I hope that I can get this started really soon. I want my teaching degree, and would really think that it would make things better financially. We will see.

I went to get Ariel today from soccer practice, and I told her coach that Ariel was going home, because she didn't feel good. Ariel called me from school, and told me that she didn't feel good and that she felt like she was going to throw up. Well she doesn't eat at school. I know that the food isn't the greatest, but she needs to eat, so that she doesn't faint or whatever happens. She is very stubborn.

Well I am off to bed.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Awful start to the week

Well I toook Ariel to get our nails done, and didn't have anyone to sit with Miranda or Justin. So I told them that if they were good, then I would take them to the park. NOT!!!!!!!!!!! It was a nightmare. Justin wanted to go in the car, well instead of staying in the car, he decided to get out and run around the parking lot, I felt like the floor was going to swallow me up. I was so embrassed. I am never taking him again.

On a good note, we got our nails done, and now we are home, and I am going to sit and relax for the rest of the afternoon, until dinner time.

I think Frank is mad, because Ariel asked him for the money to go and get our nails done, and I know I was wrong in letting her. I should be shot for it. I told Ariel we weren't asking him for anything else, and if she did she was in trouble.

Ok, off to eat lunch and stitch

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A good day

Today was an excellent day. I am going to get my car fixed, and that is good. It rained here today. So it was kind of dreary here. Ariel didn't go to practice today, her foot hurt her. So we just stayed here. i go back to work on Thursday, I am so glad. I am going to bust my butt this year to get my teaching degree or try to. I think and hope that it will be a good year. I told her to please keep her grades above a C average. She told me she would. I am going to keep on her, and make sure that she does.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Not a whole lot going on around here

Not a whole lot to talk about today. the only thing that is really exciting is that Ariel made the soccer team at school. I am so proud of her, and I just hope that she can keep her grades up to where they need to be so she can stay on the team. I would be so made and disappointed in her if she didn't. Well that is really all today. I need to hit the hay.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

I am so tired!

Boy am I tired. I need a nap, but I am babysitting this morning. I need to get rested up for next week, as I go back to work at the school.

Things are kind of quiet around here today. I am just vegetating on the recliner, and going to cross stitch, and that is about it, except to pick Ariel up from soccer tryouts. I am not even dressed yet. LOL. But that is okay. I am going to get dressed here shortly.

Well that is it for today.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Tiring day

Today was very busy and tiring. Ariel had tryouts for soccer today, and she did very well. She stayed until 1 pm today. I was a little worried about her and her knee, but she said that she did okay. She has tryouts all week long. So I am going to ask my mother if she can watch the kids on Friday morning until 1 pm and bring Ariel and the kids back here. I hope so. I have to work. Ariel was told today that she has to wear her knee brace. The physical therapist told her to do that. So she will take her brace with her tomorrow. She told me that the coach gave her some good compliements today. So she thinks that she will make it. I am keeping my fingers crossed.

School is almost here! I am so ready to go back to work. I am so bored. But have been working during the summer, but still get a little bored. I try to take up time with cross stitch, so I am hoping that I can keep busy.

Things are going okay with Frank and I and I am glad. We do have our spats, and that is okay. He is mad tonight at me, but he will calm down eventually and then we will talk. I hope.

Miranda and Justin are ready as ever for school. They are driving me bonkers, so I know that they are definitely ready for school. I can't believe that my little boy is going into kindergarten. Miranda is going into the fifth grade. WOW! Ariel will be a freshman.

I have decided after talking with Frank that I need to set a better example for the kids. It is hard because they get me so frustrated sometimes, but I am going to try. I need to for Ariel, and show her that I want her to be a better person than I was.

Well that is all for tonight. I am off to go and stitch for awhile.