Sunday, July 31, 2011

Last Day of July

Wow!  Where has the time gone?  Tomorrow will be the first day of August!  Only 18 more days till my beach trip!  Cannot wait!

This was a pretty good weekend even though it did rain all this Sunday's afternoon.  The sun did make an appearance all day Saturday and I was able to get some much desired pool time!  It was great to relax by the pool and read a book all afternoon!

Did some shopping Saturday morning.  Picked up two new pairs of shoes and, my favorite, a new Coach purse!  Love, love, love it!  Now I have a black purse, brown purse, and 2 blue purses.  Now I feel like I can branch out and get some other colors.  Maybe my next one will be purple or grey?  The possibilities are endless!  :)

Last weekend I finished page 2 of HAED's Mad Tea Party.  Only 36 more pages to go.  This piece is for my oldest niece.  Maybe by her 16th birthday it will be done?  (She's currently 10 years old)  LOL  This piece is going slow since I am doing 2 over 1 but I am loving the tapestry look it has.  In the lower right corner, you can see the Mad Hatter's hand appearing. 

Earlier this week I started the Tinker Bell project for my sister.  Not much has been completed and honestly I have put more stitches in since I took this picture yesterday but was too lazy to update the pic. I typically don't like working with Aida but this one isn't too bad.  It isn't very stiff. 

Only five more months left of the year.  I have so many projects I want to get done.  What will get done and what will once again linger in the unfinished pile!? 

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Rainy Saturday Afternoon

Let's see if I can get this post written!  I've been meaning to write but sometimes I find it difficult to find the words to even describe the most simplest action!

Today is a rainy Saturday.  It has been raining here, what feels like, forever!  Ok, so really it is only like a week but I am missing the sun!  The sun has only been peeking out occasionally.  I am truly missing my pool time this weekend!

It has been a busy time!  I think my last post was just prior to 4th of July? I spent the 3rd with a friend from work.  She had some of her friends over and I went even though I don't do well around strangers.  I actually had a pleasant time.  No, I'm not surprised.  Many times when I force myself to do something I don't want to do I have a great time!  We spent the day, eating good food, playing with the kids and watching the Casey Anthony trial.  I know, we are such nerds!  The 4th I had lunch with the parents.  My Dad wanted to make for me these hot dogs that he had at the College World Series.  This combination of food sounds a little disgusting but it was delicious!  A hot dog that is topped with hot wing sauce then coleslaw that is made with a blue cheese dressing.  It was sooo good.  I highly suggest that you try it!

Let's see what else has been going on?  Time passes by so quickly!  I guess that is because I am having fun! :)  There was the mini road trip to Biloxi for a concert!  My friend Jill and I made the trek to Biloxi to see Motley Crue and Poison! Yippee!  I've always wanted to see Motley Crue.  I saw Poison once before back in high school.  We started off with dinner at the Blowfly Diner.  This place was featured on the show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on Food Network.  It was so worth it!  We ate so much!  And the view is pretty awesome too!

The concert was so much fun!  It was definitely an odd collection of people.  All ages.  All types.  Great time people watching!  Tommy Lee is a phenomenal musician!  The piano, the drums.  He did his drum solo while making loops in a "roller coaster" type contraption!  It was nice to get away for an evening and take a little trip back to when we were kids! 

One evening this past week I was able to visit with a dear friend from high school.  No, we actually go back to middle school.  She is a true friend that no matter how long it has been since we talked or seen each other, we pick right back up where we left off.  We were able to enjoy a dinner together.  She picked greek.  I had to laugh because I had asked her if there was any place here that she doesn't get back in Tulsa and she picked greek.  I figured she would have picked a seafood place!  Anyway, we had a pleasant dinner and then we went back to her Mom's house to see three of her four kids and to visit with her mom.  I spent many times at that house!  All good ones!  We spent hours just talking. Catching up on each other's lives and reminiscing about the past.  I truly need to plan a trip to Tulsa to see her!

Friday afternoon was of course spent at the movie theatre watching Harry Potter.  I will only say that I truly enjoyed the movie and thought it did a great job!!  I don't want to spoil it for anyone who may not have seen it yet!  Feel free to email me if you'd like to have a discussion about the movie!!

I have been working on HAED's Mad Tea Party.  I am so very close to having the second page finished.  I hope to do that very soon!

I recently purchased a kit that my sister has asked me to do.  I typically don't like to do kits but I am caving because, well, I pretty much indulge my baby sister in anything she wants.  It is The Disney Dreams Collection by Thomas Kinkade, Tinker Bell and Peter Pan Fly to Neverland.  It is pretty large.  Finished product is 16" x 12".  Not sure when I will get to this.  I am hoping to at least start it soon.

Today has been such a lazy rainy day.  Although not very lazy.  I did get the bathroom clean.  Laundry started.  Kitchen cleaned.  A run to the produce market.  Not a complete waste.  Shopping this morning with my mom.  I also watched some of the movie, The Searchers.  The best John Wayne movie ever!  And I have spent the afternoon listening to one of my Garth Brooks CD box sets.  I haven't done that in forever!  I'm thinking tonight will be a movie night!  Tomorrow is brunch with my friend Jenny and her mother at a German restaurant about an hour from where we live.  It is well worth the drive! 

I hope everyone's summer is going well.  Mine is beginning to slow down.  At least I have no other big planned events except for a planned beach vacation in August with my mom.  I see lots of sun, sand, and water mixed with shopping!  Cannot wait.  I know it will be here before I know it!  I just need to get through this upcoming work week, I have two board meetings to prepare for and my team mate is currently on vacation.  I certainly hope there are no surprises!  Keeping my fingers crossed.