Thursday, May 11, 2006

busy busy

Work has picked up a little. We've been having more meetings which drive me crazy cause I'd rather be doing other work than sitting in meetings.

The ren fair helped to pull me out of my slump for a while but I'm beginning to the only way to stay out of the slump is to find a new job where I stay busier so I can ignore coworkers.

My stitching is going well. I've broken down and started stitching on 2 other pieces to break up the Christmas Dream piece. I didn't do it cause I was bored with Christmas Dreams. I did it cause I finally couldn't resist starting them. I started Cats from Mystic Stitch and Two Loves of Arthur from Heavan and Earth Designs. The artwork on Two Loves was done by our own Prinn. I'm sure they are both going to be lovely. I'm curious how much I'll be able to do on them without a break since they are over 1 on 25 count. I've got Christmas Dreams and Guardians from TW going too and they are over 2 on 28ct so they should break up the small stuff. I've been around you guys too long and I've started having more than one project at a time going instead of stitching it till I'm done. Maybe that's why I've only finished one thing this year *big grin*

Hope everyone is doing well and I'm sorry for not communicating with anyone except for an occassional post in blog remarks.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Ren Fair Fun

The ren fair this weekend definately lifted my mood by leaps and bounds. I had a lot of fun running around with everyone. I loved when DH was called up on stage with Hack and Slash. Erin took some pics and put them on her webshots album. I must remember to download those when I get home so I can put them on my webshots album for people too. I got to see more of Valerie performing and I must say that she stays on her toes and handles clingy admirers well. The shakespeare parady was good but I must say that you need to at least be familiar with shakespear to get some of the jokes. The magician was good too. I hadn't seen him in prior years.

I felt so rejuvinated after Saturday that I pulled out my State Fair Revenge piece that I think I'm gonna rename "Christmas Dreams". I managed to completely finish "Snowfight Blue" on it and get a good way into "Christmas Guardian". The "I Believe" and "Merry Christmas" squares were already done as were 6 of the 9 border boxes. I'm almost halfway done now. YEAH.

I then got snagged by Prinn's wonderful prints at I have no idea how she does such beautiful work. She's so good with faces that it just amazes me. I ended up with 3 prints to take home. Two of the prints, I already have the cross stitch patterns for from Heaven and Earth Designs. I've planned to stitch them on 25ct material anyway so that they would be smaller so I'm now invisioning framing the stitched piece with the print using a dark suade or velvet matt to seperate them in the frame. I think it will look gorgeous! I just have to find the time to stitch those wonderfully detailed pieces on the itty bitty fabric count!

My stitching bug is definately back though cause even as I sit at work, I'm thinking about going home and stitching. This is a good sign. Maybe I can actually get a few things done before I try to host another gtg so that I have something for show and tell other than all the framed pieces hanging all over the house which some of you haven't seen.

Work is still tense and I guess it's gonna stay tense for a while yet but I'm learning to ignore most of it. I talk less at work because of this and everyone keeps asking me what's wrong.

I'm still settling into the house. It's amazing how long this is taking. I actually found myself sitting there wondering if I was gonna pee myself before DH got out of the bathroom. It took me a full 5 minutes to realize we have 3 bathrooms now instead of 1! D'OH! It seems like we have so much more laundry now. We're always doing a load of laundry! I don't know where it's all coming from but I've had enough of it. The cats seem to be doing there part to make me clean more as well as they have stepped up their usage of the litter boxes so that we have to change them every week now instead of every other week. They are also making an effort to spray as much litter out of the box as they can. I sometimes wonder if they enjoy the sound of the vaccuum cleaner even though they run from it.

I'm hoping to have a gtg and/or housewarming in July or August so that all my friends can come see the house and have fun with me and DH. For the housewarming I'm gonna try to have some board games or card games to play too if we want to. The gtg would be more stitching and visiting unless the stitchers want to play games too and that would be cool!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006


I wonder what it is about this time of year that makes me feel the way I do. I'm not sad really but that's the closest that I can come to how I feel. I don't want to sit down and cry or anything like that.

Work has been extra tense and that may be part of the problem. I seem to always be tired anymore no matter what I do. The doc even gave me some new sleeping pills and they help me sleep straight through the night but I'm still tired. He gave me some allegra too but my alergies still bother me. I feel like I'm not doing anything or getting anywhere. I'm probably feel that way cause I'm not getting anything done cause all I want to do is sit and veg so that's mostly what I'm doing.

I know I'm quiet here and at work. My coworkers complained today that I was too quiet. I'm even quiet at home. I just don't have the internal motivation I need to stick to a conversation let alone anything else lately.

Hope this goes away soon. Maybe the trip to the ren fair this weekend will jar me out of this.