Sunday, January 28, 2007

Second Room Done :)

*Yippee* I just finished the 2nd room in Dollhouse :) I was going to show an update pic earlier but realized I only had the window and some of the border so figured I should just stitch it and THEN show a pic, it's just much better that way!

I don't know if I should stitch some more on it or if I should go through some of my stash and start something new. I've been dying to start something new but now that the room is done I don't know LOL. I forgot how my rotation goes so I'll have to search my blog to find out. Do I go back to Sampler Farm or do I get to start something new? Regardless of what it is I don't think I'm going to follow it. Stitching is suppose to be fun and I shouldn't have to follow any "rules." I don't know how people do it but hats off to them. After I post this I'm going to get rid of the list on the sidebar, those are things I wanted to stitch then not now LOL.

The weekend was sort of nice. We saw OAR at Madison Square Garden yesterday. They always put on a good concert. It was ruined by some irresponsible drinkers though who ruined it for us responsible drinkers so they had to stop selling beer and drinks because of some people passing out, I love a buzz during concerts so I was a bit miffed! No pictures of the concert because my battery died and I had no time to charge it. It was better without a camera because I wasn't concentrating on taking pictures and recording. Next confirmed concert is Bloc Party *my all time fav* we're still looking for something before then but so far nothing.

I was suppose to go get a tattoo today with my cousin but it was rescheduled for next Monday. I guess it gives me more time to think of it and make sure it's what I want.

Well I'm going to start something new. TTFN!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Brain Age and The Party

This has to be the coolest game ever! When it first came out I was like who would want to play that game, but then I read that if you exercise the mind you delay the onset of dementia by a few years. I see what dementia can do to people everyday at work and that's one thing I don't want to put my family through if I can help it. So I started to do Su Doku puzzles again (even got my mom doing them - my dad says he trains his brain everyday so he doesn't need to do anything extra he's so stubborn!) and saw this game one day and decided to pick it up. I've been playing ever since; for like a week already! I've got everyone playing it also. It's fun and a great way to train your brain. If you have Nintendo DS I suggest you get it. Another interesting thing I read on Dementia is that studies show if you speak two languages everyday you delay the onset of Dementia by up to four years. So I guess I'll let my dad slide on not doing daily puzzles since he does speak English and Spanish daily.

My stitching has been suffering thanks to this game and of course I had the baby shower, which might I add the decorations were great! Everyone was giving my cousin and me so many compliments I think that if we got one more compliment our heads wouldn't fit through the door LOL. I have some pictures but everything looked so much better IRL. I also didn't take a picture of the center pieces (I'm kicking myself) but they were baskets shaped as cradles filled with white daisies and some other pink flower. They were really nice! We made a clothesline with real baby clothes and mini clothes pins. And we also made some chocolate lollipops in different baby paraphanalia shapes - I think that was the hardest since we've never ventured down the chocolate road before and the first batch wasn't the greatest but the rest looked great and everyone enjoyed it. Here are some pics of the party - like I said everything looked so much nicer IRL!

I'm off to bed - if I stitch tomorrow I'll update with a progress pic. I think I need to actually see some progress in order to kick start my stitching again. TTFN!

Monday, January 22, 2007

I have to laugh

I recently finished reading The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette in paperback and while looking for another book to read I noticed that I have another Marie Antoinette book in hardcover. Would you believe that it's the same exact book I just finished reading??? LOL I'm off on Wednesday and I think I'm going to the library to donate these books I have piled up because who knows what other book I have 2 of. I'm going to get ready for work now.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Ha! I've been tagged

I was reading Sharon's blog and reading 6 weird things about her and was thinking how cool would it be if someone tagged me and *poof* she tagged me LOL.

Ok so 6 weird things about moi...this is hard as I know I'm weird but what really makes me weird.

The rules: Each player of this game starts with the "6 weird things about you." People who get tagged need to write in their blog of 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names.

1. I write upside down and can't write any other way. My theory is that in school (I'm left handed) teachers would turn my page and put the pencil/pen in my right hand so that I would write with my right hand and I just switched the pencil/pen back but never the paper.

2. I like to eat Wendy's french fried dipped in a Wendy's Frosty - to me there is no other way to eat them.

3. I was deathly afraid of dogs until I got my first dog Kobe - one of the meanest, crankeist, and loudest dogs (everything that scared me) but I loved him because with me he was a snuggle bum and loved me back.

4. I consider myself not a cat person but I feed all the strays on my block and secretly wish I had a big HUGE FAT male cat that I could name Priscilla.

5. I make up little songs for Ana and have indept conversations with her about everything - there's the stretching song, the yawning song, the let's eat song, the we're eating song, the we're done eating song, and the sleeping song - she, at least, thinks it's weird LOL. She also likes to watch Bill O'Riely but I guess that makes her weird not me LOL.

6. I sing Halloween songs year round and wish I could dress in a costume all the time!!!!!

Not too weird I think now the 6 people I tag are *drumroll please*

Annette of My Life and Stitches
Eileen of Her Drama-ness
Cheryl of The Life of Bezza Chezza
Emily of The Confessions of an Infomaniac
Cindy of Cindy's Stitching Korner
Meari of Meari's Musings

I don't know how to include the link but if you're interested in visiting these blogs the links are in my sidebar. Now I have to shower! TTYL :)

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Just a Question

I have some books that I'd like to donate - do any of my readers know where I can take them? I'm thinking of the library but maybe there's somewhere else I can take them ya know??

No stitching since Saturday, my cousin's baby shower is this Sunday and I have to get on the ball with the last minute things that have to be done. I usually mind when it comes to things like this but I think I must really like my cousin because I'm actually looking forward to doing this for her :-) The only thing I don't look forward to is seeing someone on Sunday - she's such an a**hole. She called herself giving my other cousin some "school" advice and ended up dissing nurses (my cousin is thinking of becoming one) want to know something funny? She's a RN herself *sigh* I swear some people in my family are just ignorant!

Well I'm going to read a little before I go to bed, I'm thinking the faster I read these books I have (and I think I have a lot) the quicker I can get them out of here, donate them and buy new ones haha! :-) Good Night!!!

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Not Bad

Yesterday wasn't as bad as I thought. I guess what I needed was a nap and some yummies in my tummy's LOL. I didn't hit bad traffic (my uncle showed me a different route to get home) and ummm I still got to stitch at night.

I thought I'd stitch today but I woke up at 2pm and have been on this computer since then. Maybe after this post I'll stitch on Dollhouse - I'm so happy with it at this moment that I may try to stitch a 3rd room before moving on in my rotation. Here's an update:
Well I'm off for today, I'm going to watch Judge Mathis on Tivo and stitch for a while then get ready for work. TTFN :)

P.S. - Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments, I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who wants an actual day off from everything!

Friday, January 12, 2007


I guess the word "no" has escaped my vocabulary again. I don't know why it's so hard for me to tell people no. I can write it, I can think it, I can even use it in a sentence, but when the time comes for me to actually use it - I can't.

I'm so angry right now that it's scary - I want to cry. Today I took my cousin to take her road test. She calls me at 6:50am so I can take her to practice before the test. I went to bed at like 4:30am - I figure I'll just come home afterwards and go to sleep and veg for the rest of the day since it's my last day off before going to work tomorrow so I didn't mind the early call. Then she calls me back, it seems that her dad has surgery planned for today and can't take the train home afterwards and needs someone to go get him. Since he has to be there early I figure he'll get out early and I'll be home maybe by 1pm tops. I agree to do it, but after agreeing I instantly regret it. There is no way I am going to be home by 1pm! a)I have to drive into the city b) it's freaking surgery! I don't care if it's same day or not anything can happen. Plus who am I to say how long his recovery time will be? This is my area of expertise (or atleast it's suppose to be) to know better than that.

Fast forward to now. They made him go in early but really he isn't scheduled to go in until 2pm. This is when I get upset at myself! Now I have to drive into the city at 3pm in city traffic to go get him. I seriously want to cry, like seriously. I'm tired and I can't go to sleep now because I have to wash my hair (since I can't do it later on and it looks like a bird's nest) My entire day is ruined, I just remembered I was suppose to go shopping for my mother yesterday and since I had nothing major planned for today I decided to leave it for today which means no sleep when I get back. I'm going to have a major headache after sitting in traffic. I took out all of my frustrations on Kelly and my other cousin and feel like shit now for doing so. AND (!) if he knew about this surgery weeks ago why the F did he wait until the last minute (and I mean the last minute) to freaking ask me to go get him. I mean who thinks they can take the train home after getting done what he's getting done? He has to stay home for atleast 3 weeks from work and he's just gonna hop on the train afterwards?!?! I'm pretty sure the doctor explained to him before hand what type of transportation he'd need. I want to cry - I want to be alone and now I can't. I don't care if I sound selfish or bratty it's my day off and I should be able to do whatever I want to do especially on my last day off. My dad has reason sometimes, had this been us we would have had everything done last week. I don't know why my mother's family is so last minute with everything - I WANT TO SCREAM!!!!

Want to know the icing on the cake? No where knows where this place is at. They all say it's at my hospital. When they give me the addresses (because so far I have 4) I tell them that's not my hospital and they tell me it is. Hmmm don't you think I know where I work. Then two of the addresses are on the west side and the other two are on the east side.

On a happy note (because there is happiness in everything) Ana just came to me to show me how easy life can be and to not sweat it. I love how she just hops on my bed with her toys and sorts of chews on them like everything is ok. Thanks Ana for making me smile.

On a stitching note - there will obviously be no stitching today :-( I did get to a point yesterday on Dollhouse where I actually felt like I wasn't stitching forever and getting nowhere. I'll show a pic later. It's funny because I didn't get far at all but just getting one thing done was so ground breaking for me that I want to keep on stitching on it. K I'm going to wash my hair. TTFN

Saturday, January 06, 2007

What happened to Winter?

It's 69 degrees here and all I have is winter clothes in my closet so I have no idea what I'm going to wear today. With this crazy weather I wouldn't be surprised if it snowed tomorrow, although they say it will be 51 degrees tomorrow. I sort of want to go to the park to sit and stitch but at the same time I don't.

I haven't made any major updates with my quilting and stitching but yesterday I spent the entire day working on my quilt blocks and made a breakthrough! I managed to get half of them done and now I need to cut the fabric and piece the pieces together for the other half which is something I may do today. I bought a rolling sewing machine case (I'm such a dweeb) so I may go over to Kelly's house to do this. His kitchen counter is the perfect size and height to cut fabric and he's been coming over here the pass few days that I'm pretty sure he'd like to have a day at home today.

I'll show a picture of what I'm stitching just for the hell of it but I haven't gotten far with it. I'm working on the border for the first room that I stitched on Dollhouse and then I can move on to the next room which I haven't decided on which to stitch next. I have a choice of 4 and think I may end up working on one of the attic rooms but who knows.

I bought this really cute book last night to make plush animals. It's called Plush-O-Rama Curious Creatures for Immature Adults hehe. Once I get over my fear of actually sewing something that requires me to cut fabric in a weird shape I'll try one.

Well I'm off to get dressed. Hope the weather is normal for you guys and not crazy like it is here. TTFN!

Friday, January 05, 2007

Little Miss Sunshine

OMG - this has to be the funniest movie ever - next to Talladega Nights the Ballad of Ricky Bobby that is. I loved it and if you haven't seen it yet, go buy the DVD and watch it!

And in other non stitching related news - Sophie Kinsella is coming out with a new Shopaholic book *high school girl scream* I just loved her other Shopaholic books that I can't wait to get my hands on this new one. This is something that if you don't know anything about you should famialarize yourself with. Go out and buy the books STAT! hehe

Ok that's all I'll go back to what I was doing, which is watching The Office on Tivo.