Thursday, January 31, 2008

It is Friday already

Wow I can't believe how fast this week went by. That is a good thing. LOL. My last couple of weeks of college is going to be a crunch big time. Which is fine, then I get to register for next semester. I am so glad that I went back to school. It feels like just yesterday I started college. That is how well it is going.

No stitching at all this week, which I guess that is okay. But this weekend, I am making up for lost time. Tonight, I will stitch away. Tomorrow will be cleaning, and hopefully laundry, that depends on how I feel, then stitching. Sunday I will be stitching, and watching the Super Bowl. I don't like the teams that are playing that much, but I will watch it.

Well I am off to get ready for work.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Doing a happy dance today

I wasn't going to go to class last night, because I was really stressed about doing that presentation, well it went well. So then the professor said he wanted to give us our mid term exams. Okay, I failed at least that is what I thought. When he handed it to me. I looked at it, and well I GOT A B!!!!!!!!!! I was so happy. I have never done that well on a test. In high school, I didn't do well on exams, and tests, so last night, just made my night. I was excited beyond belief. I immediately called my parents, and they were happy. Ariel, my oldest looked at me and told me it was just a test. I told her, that was true, but this is the first test, in 20 odd some years that I have taken since high school.

I will find out the other scores tonight, but I just wanted to share this with you all.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Regular non stitching update

Wow, this week is going by fast. We have a new teacher in the class and she seems really good. She is really nice. I like her a lot. I did get mad yesterday at the principal. He comes to me, and tells me that since there is a new teacher, I need to be a team player. I am sitting there thinking, like I haven't been a team player for almost five years. I felt like taking my shoe off and hitting him over the head with it, I didn't. He is such a jerk.

As for the teacher, she is really good, as I said, she jumped right in yesterday and started teaching, couldn't ask for anything more than that. I am so glad that there is someone who is good enough to deal with our problem child. LOL.

I did do some stitching on my UFO last night. It is really looking good. Did about 20 stitches on it. I will have an update either Friday or Sat.

Justin my son is coming down with a cold, he has this drying cough, and it is really bothering me, and I have been considering keeping him home, but he doesn't have a fever, which is a good thing right now. I hope he doesn't get a fever.

Classes are going well, am nervous I have to do a presentation tonight, and I am not very good at those. LOL.

Well off to work.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Weekly Stitching update

I worked on this some yesterday and today. I really love how it is coming together. Page 2 is almost finished. I think next week I can say it will be 50 percent done. I will be doing a dance. It is so pretty, and I am loving the colors. Of course the greens are really getting annoying, with all the different greens that there are in the pattern. But I still love it.

Today was a much better day. I am not having as strong of cravings as I was. I am so glad. I did apologize to my daughter, and she is understanding, and she really is okay, now. We both have pretty bad tempers, so it isn't easy, we are going to try and not irritate each other.

I am so glad she is understanding. My son was all excited today, he got a new game for his XBox. So he has been in his room all afternoon. He was in heaven. It kept him out of my hair while I stitched, which was fine with me.

Well I am off to check emails, and then off to bed.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Thank you everyone

I just wanted to do this, even though I have been answering my comments, when you guys post.

Thank you so much for the wonderful support. I feel so much better than I did about an hour and a half ago. It is really hard, but I am doing it. The hard part is when I go to work today to my second job and when I get my 15 minute break, but I think I can do it. I am going to take my stitching and work on it in my car during my break. I think I am going to do that or take something small to work on just until it gets easier.

I didn't tell you, that it got so bad this morning, that I almost went through the trash can for a butt. EWWWWWWWWWWW. I stopped myself thank goodness.

I am sitting here stitching and so thankful for all the wonderful friends that you are and I couldn't do this without you. I did tell my kids and I did tell my boyfriend. He and I got a big water bottle and we put it out and put 10.00 dollars in it, that is the first step. That amount is what I spend on two packs of cigarettes. Not anymore, I will have stash money before long. LOL.

Thanks again, and big hugs to all of you. (((((())))))

Bad night

I had an awful night last night. I wanted a cigarette so bad, that I could taste it. LOL. Anyway, it was so bad, that every little thing set me off. Last night, my oldest daughter Ariel was goofing off and she threw something and it knocked my glass of iced tea over, it spilled onto my whole right side of my body, and onto my chair. I got up and well let's just say it wasn't pretty. She and I ended up in a yelling match that lasted for a good solid half hour. I feel so awful about it, and I know I was wrong to do that, it was an accident, and she didn't mean to do it, but I should have been okay, and not screamed. I am really upset about it, and I hope that she will forgive me soon. The kids and my boyfriend don't know that I quit smoking, I didn't tell them and I am not going to. I just need to figure out what I am going to do, so that the little things don't bother me so much, at least until I can deal with this.

This morning, I am really depressed, and upset, but I think I am okay. I still have a craving but it isn't as bad as it was last night. I think she is mad at me, and I know my boyfriend is trying to figure out what to do about last night. As in how to react to it. He just sat there and watched me go bonkers. LOL.

I hate those feelings, and I hate what happened. I was stitching when this happened, and well, maybe the cravings won't be so bad after last night. I am keeping my fingers crossed.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Snow day

There is no school today, due to snow. It is really bad, the roads are the worst, we got about 1 1/2 inches of snow, but they closed schools, which is good. I am so glad that they did. The kids can now go out in the snow and have fun. LOL.

I plan to sit and stitch today sometime, and going to enjoy it. It seems that keeping busy is helping me with quitting smoking. I did break down and did buy a pack, but I have been pretty good about not smoking them. It is hard, but I have been trying to keep busy, and not think about it. When I bought the cigarettes, I wanted one sooooooooo bad, but when I got in the car, I didn't want to light it up. I didn't even open the pack. So the pack is still sitting in my purse, unopened. So I am kind of doing a happy dance for myself. I am having good days and bad. Wednesday was a bad day period, but yesterday was good, and that is a good thing. So I am doing pretty good so far.

Well I am off to go back to bed, since we don't have school today.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Want to quit smoking

Okay I have finally come to the realization that I need to quit smoking. I have tried it plenty of times before, but have always fallen off the wagon. I am at a loss here, as to what else to do, to quit. I am hoping that some of you can give me some ideas etc, on this. I was going to try that new pill, Chantix, but I can't afford it, even with my health insurance. So I am having to do this the hard way.

I am just tired of the smoke, and my kids are really getting on me about it. I also don't like when I am stitching, and smoking. So any help on this would be wonderful. The reason I want to do this, is that my both my grandfathers died from cancer and emphizema. So I want to do what is right, and be healthy for me and for my kids. Thanks for you help in advance.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Last day of Rose Garden

This is really coming together. I put in a few more stitches, before putting it aside to start on Country Comforts. I guess I can say it is about 45 percent stitched now.? But this is really looking nice.

Just got home from doing laundry at my mother's. I thought it was going to take longer, than I thought, but I was surprised. Now I need to get the clothes out of the car, and go and get my oldest daughter from my boyfriend's. She is babysitting today, so she got a break from me. Which was fine, it gave me a chance to get some things done, that I needed to do.

Now I get to straighten up the house, and fold the clothes, and then stitch. I hope. I want to get some stitching in tonight, before I have classes almost every night this week.

Well off to do the housework.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Hardly any snow at all

Well there was hardly any snow at all. The weather man said 1-3 inches and we didn't even get that, but I had fun watching it fall and stitching. It was so pretty. By the time I went to take a picture of it this morning, therer wasn't enough to make a difference at all. I so wanted a picture. That is okay.

Today is going to be another stitching day, and movie marathon. I want to make a big dent in Rose Garden. It is looking nice so far.

My daughter goes to see the WWE wrestling tournament tonight. I don't understand what she sees in that, but oh well she likes it. Not sure what the big deal is. Whatever makes her happy I guess.

Well I am off to get some stitching done.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Snow today

Woke up this morning with the news that we are going to get 1-2 inches of snow. I know what I am doing today. I am stitching. I am not leaving this apartment for anything. The snow hasn't started yet, but I keep looking out the window watching for it. I am like a little kid in a candy store. I am sitting here drinking my coffee and just keeping an eye out. I know the kids are going to want to play in it. I will probably take them out after the snow ends. Which will be tomorrow. My son is so excited about it. He wants to make a snowman so I know what I need to do.

I think I am going to just sit and stitch the day away, it will be a perfect day for it. I am hoping to have a better picture of Rose Garden for my blog, this is the last day to work on it for rotation, so I want to get as much stitched on it that I can. I just want to thank you all for the comments you have made about this. I am hoping to get this done by the end of month beginning of February, but I don't think that will happen at all. So I am going to shoot for the end of February beginning of March.

I am still trying to decide if I want this in my bathroom or not. I have had a couple of friends tell me that putting it in the bathroom was a bad idea, because the steam from the shower would ruin it. So if that is the case, I will need to decide where to put it instead. We will see.

Well off to watch for snow and get dressed and stitch.

Rose Garden update

Here is an updated picture of Rose Garden, page 4 is complete now I am on Page 5. This is going to look nice when it is finished. I can't wait for it to be done. I am now deciding whether or not I want this in the bathroom or not. I do because my bathroom is decorated in roses, but then again, I am not sure. Still debating that one.

Well on the home front not a whole lot going on. Just relaxing and chilling and stitching away. It is nice to actually sit and stitch and not have to worry about anything else. Yeah right. The kids are driving me bonkers. LOL.

It is nice here today, but tomorrow it is supposed to snow its butt off. Sorry, but I will believe it when I see it. There is a winter storm watch for the lower counties, but so far not for us. In a way I do want it to snow. But then again, I don't. I just would love to see some snow on the ground and just more than a dusting.

The weather was weird here yesterday, it snowed then rained, and then snowed again. Very weird weather. Today is it sunny and 45, tomorrow there is supposed to be snow into tomorrow night, how strange, but then again around here, doesn't surprise me at all.

Well off to do some more stitching on Rose Garden.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Forgot to add picture

Well the picture of Justin didn't go through on the previous entry, so here he is. Like I said he just loves to have his picture taken. He is a big ham for the camera.

I did get to stitch some tonight, and am so glad. I am definitely making some headway on Rose Garden. It is looking lovely. Will have pictures tonight or tomorrow of that.

My new stuff

Of course, my son Justin had to be a part of the whole thing here. He thought it would be cool to have his picture taken of him singing. LOL. Anytime I pull out the camera, he has to try and have his picture taken. I told him that he doesn't always have to have his picture taken.

This is the mirror that was my grandmother's I can still remember posing in front of it. This is my new entertainment center. Well new to me. I really love it. Of course you can see the remains of the old one over in the corner, by the HVAC closet. It is really nice, I love it.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I am sick

Well that is an overstatement. I am not sick, and in sick in bed, just coming down with another cold. I plan to sit and vegetate for five days. LOL. We have a five day weekend this coming week, so I plan to enjoy it, and stitch and make a dent in Rose garden. I am hoping to get this done soon. I don't know we will see. It is really coming together. I did manage to put some stitches into it yesterday morning, before going to work, but not enough to make a difference. I am hoping to make some major progress on this on Thursday or Friday. I can't wait to have an updated picture of it.

This weekend will be nice. Stitching, and getting cleaning done. It seems I am always cleaning or doing something that needs to be done around here. It will give me a chance to figure out where I want everything.

My boyfriend gave me an entertainment center that he had in his basement/den, and he didn't use it. It is almost brand new looking, it is really nice. I will have pictures of it also on Thursday or Friday, we will see.

My boyfriend is taking my oldest daughter to the WWE wrestling tournament here in town. I don't know how many people that know what that is, but she is addicted to the show. She watches it every Friday night on the CW, and it drives me bonkers. When it comes on, she and my boyfriend watch it, and I put my IPOD in and stitch away. That is when I can, or I am not busy doing something else.

Classes are going well. I have midterms right now, so that is kind of taking a big chunk out of my time. So I am hoping that after this week, that things will be a little easier on that end. I do have a report that I need to do for a class, and it is really hard. LOL. I am just saying that, because I hate doing term papers, and power point presentations.

Other than that, things are going well here. I will just be glad to sit and stitch this weekend.

Now I am off to classes.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Weekly update

Well this week has been good. I did take a half day on Friday and had every intentions of stitching, but I didn't get to. I ended up taking a nap for 2 hours.

Yesterday, my boyfriend gave me a nice entertainment center, and I will have pics of it later on, probably tomorrow. It is very nice. My mom gave me a basket and a nice mirror that was my grandmother's. I was shocked. I thought that there wasn't anything left at my parent's house that belonged to my grandparents.

Stitching wise, I did do some stitching last night, and didn't get to do a whole lot, I worked yesterday, and I work today at my second job. I had Country Comforts out to work on it, it was the week for it, but alas, maybe 20 stitches.

This week I am going to work on Rose Garden and see how much I can get done. We have a 5 day weekend, so I think I will be able to get some done this week.

Right now, I am trying to get my apartment looking nice, period. Decor wise, and clean wise. LOL. It is hard.

That is all for now.

Friday, January 11, 2008

No stitching

Well no stitching as of yet, but this afternoon I am taking a half day, just to catch up on things around the house, and stitching. I needed some time to myself. I am so tired. It iwll be so nice to sit and stitch and not have to hear kids yell my name every five seconds. LOL.

I was going to stitch last night, but I went to bed at 8:30 pm and got up this morning at 6 am, so I was very tired.

It is the week I stitch on Country Comforts, so I know I need to get that stitched up today and tomorrow. I need to post a new picture when I have finished the week out on that.

Other than that, it is going to be a quiet day. It has been so long since I was able to have me time without the kids, at least during the day.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

The week is almost over

The week is almost over. Thank goodness. LOL. I haven't been able to stitch this week. I hope to remedy that situation tonight after I go to the grocery store, and fix dinner. I think I am going through withdrawal symptoms. I have a half day tomorrow, so I think I will come home and stitch tomorrow also. Of course I do need to clean the house, and all that good stuff. Maybe I will wait until Sunday to clean the house.

Things were have been okay, and busy. I don't have class tonight, which is good, I think. My instructor is out of town today, so I get a break. He is going to email me with the assignment and let me know what we need to do for next week. It is kind of nice to have that happen, but I still like going to classes, and actually being there.

My son did a big boo boo in school the other day. He told another child to "Suck Ass" I was horrified! He has learned the curse words from my oldest daughter. I told her that she needs to stop cussing, because he repeats the words. She tried to tell me that she isn't the only one who does it. I don't cuss at all, so I know it isn't me. I was very upset. He told me he won't do it again.

Will have a picture tonight or tomorrow of Country Comforts for everyone to see. It will be nice to sit and stitch tonight.

Ok, I don't usually whine and complain about my kids, but this morning topped the cake. I have a tire that I needed to put air in, so I told my daughter Ariel that I was going to take her to school before I put air in it. Well she got really ticked, that is just tough. She told me that I take her to early to school, and that she didn't want to go right then. So I went and put air in my tire and well needless to say I was not happy. I told her that every morning, after I drop her off that I have things that I do every morning when I come back home, and that now I can't do them, because she wanted to be dropped off at a certain time. She got mad and got out of the car, and told me she hated me. OH well, at least I know I am doing my job.

I have a routine every morning. Take her to school come home, and do what needs to be done here, and then I go to work. I guess I need to write it down for her. LOL.

Ok, I have vented enough, sorry for the vent. LOL.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Monday is over

Tuesday is here, thank goodness. I worked on Country Comforts some last night, and did about 3o stitches. I was pleased. Tonight is going to be a long one, have classes, and then come home and go to bed. UGH!!!!!! I won't get to stitch anymore until Thursday, I will be going through stitching withdrawal soon. LOL. It is so nice here, it is in the 60s, what is that, it is January. LOL. Well don't really have much to say today, I thought I did when I started this. But obviously not. HOping to have an update picture of Country Comforts on Friday.

Well I am adding to this post. LOL. It was a long day. I went to work, and was told that the state is coming to do an inspection of the school. Okay, never heard of that, but okay. We were told that we couldn't have anything in the closet and was touching the ceiling, or in front of the door in the closet. They need a good pathway to walk through. It is going to be a big pain in the rear end, but we will get it taken care of.

I am heading off to class, it is a late one tonight. I am seriously considering not going, but I need to. I need to pass this class. LOL.

Well off to get ready for class.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Weekly Stitching update

Wow, I am impressed with myself. I actually picked up a UFO and started working on it. I have put off working on any of them due to the fact, I felt like it was just to much trouble. Well not anymore. I really love how this is taking shape. I will never ever put off another UFO. I am actually glad I did this. I am hoping that if I keep rotating this with Country comforts I will have this finished by the end of February the beginning of March. I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed that I can get it done by then. Then I will start on another one and rotate with a new or current project..

Other than that there is really nothing going on on the home front. Just been busy working. Didn't get to stitch a whole lot this week, it was the first week back to school, and work, so it was a pretty busy week. But that is good, I was glad I kept myself busy.

I am helping out a friend on a charity site. She asked me to be a moderator, and I told her that I could. So I was honored to do that for her. We will see how that works out.

That is another thing I need to start, is my stitching for charity. I need to get the squares started for the kids. They will love them, and I know that Jane will also. I am so excited about that.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Progress on my first UFO of the year

Well I am making some progress on my first UFO that I want to complete for 2008. I am hoping to get this done so I can frame it. I don't have that many more pages left to finish. Here is what I have done so far. This is page 4. I didn't take a picture of all I have stitched, I will do that on Sunday, when I post my weekly update. It is really looking nice.

Well this week so far has been okay. I am just tired. It is hard to get back into the swing of things after being off for a whole week. But that is okay. I am glad to be back to work. The kids are glad to be back in school, but I think my class is really excited that they came back to school. They were really hyper yesterday. I am hoping they will calm down a little bit.

I will get to work on Rose Garden some tonight, I hope. I have one class tonight, so I think I will get to, once I come home and relax a little bit.

It is pretty cold here this morning, it is 20 degrees outside, nice weather for snow. LOL. It snowed yesterday, but it was just flurries to bad. Oh well, it will snow when it is ready to. It just needs to snow to kill all these germs. I know I am complaining. LOL.

Anyway, I am glad that it is not any colder than it already is. Well off to work

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year

Just wanted to say Happy New Year.

My new year is starting off okay. I am pulling out on of my UFOS and going to work on it and see if i can at least get it almost completed. We will see. That is one goal I want to say that I have done. It will be so nice to say that. LOL.

I did do some stitching last night, and put it aside to spend New Year's Eve with my boyfriend and the kids. Today I will sit down and pull out Rose Garden and stitch on that every other week, and keep Country Comforts in rotation with it. I am hoping I can keep the rotation up, and not give up on it like I have done before. I am going to need some cheering on with that. LOL.

Tomorrow I go back to work. I am not thrilled, as I am not ready to go back. I think this vacation spoiled me. LOL But I am looking at this way, the kids and I do get a five day weekend in two weeks, so that is a nice thing.

I took the tree down this morning, it is kind of depressed me, but that is okay. I love the Christmas season, and I do love it when I can put my tree up. It is just sad when I have to take it down.

Well I am off to work on Rose Garden and then dinner time.

Happy New Year Everyone.