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Redecorating

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With the in-laws visiting for 4 months towards the end of the year (long story... think I blogged about the cause late last year), DH and I decided that we'll need a bit more lounging/living space so that we won't be on top of each other all the time.

Thus began the task of redoing our Florida/computer room into a den. Thankfully, I neglected to take some before pictures since it was a horrific sight to begin with and was pretty much just a space we had. We linked out 2 computer desks together with some cube shelving (a la Ikea) and the cubes now house all my stash and beads. DH rebuilt my computer and it's now a kick-ass gaming machine, as well as being about to function as a media center. The red curtains were a bold move for us, since we've always gone with the earth tones, but we're really loving the look. They are thermal-lined, and since this room faces the west, these have been a big help in reducing the heat in the afternoons. Also, I finally have a proper p…

Lessons in Logic

If your father is a poor man,
it is your fate but,
if your father-in-law is a poor man,
it's your stupidity.
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I was born intelligent -
education ruined me.

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Practice makes perfect.....
But nobody's perfect......
so why practice?

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If it's true that we are here to help others,
then what exactly are the others here for?

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Since light travels faster than sound,
people appear bright until you hear them speak.

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How come "abbreviated" is such a long word?

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On the Stitching Front...

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... the needle is feeling the sting on loneliness, the threads are sobbing out their misery, and the pattern lays in hopeless forlorn. The biggest factor for the current lack of stitching effort is because we've been redecorating during what little free time we have, but that's the story (and pics) for another day.

I did manage to stitch a little here and there on Cirque, but it's just not quite happening. Nevertheless, here's the WIP from September 9th. Tammy, wonderful owner of Stab and Stash and darling friend, special-dyed this gorgeous piece of fabric for me. It's actually the most beautiful shade of dark chocolate brown, and the thread (Waterlilies' Cocoa) blends in beautifully. DH requested that the thread and fabbie for this piece to blend in as much as possible, so create the 'burnt velvet' effect. Now, if I'd get my act together and work on it, the effect might be more prominent.

My First Order!!!

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A little background.... I've taught Hannah for 2 years, since she was 4 and when I wore my green "Alien" bracelet to her lesson one time, she totally feel in love with it and begged me to make her one. (Think of the cutest little 6 year old, with puppy dog eyes, saying pleaaaaaase, and you'd understand how hard it was for me to have said 'no.') Of course, I didn't give in that easily, no sirrree bob!! The deal was made that she will only get a bracelet if she didn't whine or complained in class (which lasted all of a month. LOL!)

I got a call from Hannah's mom late last week, and without much preamble, she started telling me about how Hannah is finishing Speech after 2 years and they were thinking of getting her a gift. Mom asked her what she would like to get her teacher, and was expecting the answer to be flowers or angels or something along those lines. Much to her surprise (and mine), Hannah told her that she would really love to give h…

Hello, Dear Friends

Thanks for such a warm welcome back, girls. I try to check your blogs as much as I can just to stay abreast.

Andie, congratulations to you and DH on your pregnancy. It seems like there are so many of my friends that are preggy. :D

Noreen, Connor is growing leaps and bounds and those half-naked pics of him are just DARLING!!!

Novi, see you soon on YM. ;)

Sittrish.... look!! Another blog. Hehehe.

A Blog? A Blog? A Blog You Say?

I should probably ease myself back to this very foreign weird notion of blogging.... this and carving the time out to visit my beloved Crafty Coven again.

Saying that things have been hectic lately is such an understatement, it's laughable. Days seems to fly by with minutes and hours rushing pass in the blink of an eye, and before I know it, I'm sprawled out on the couch, falling asleep watching ST:TNG. That in it of itself is sacrilegious!! (Although, the first 4 episodes of the series is soooo horrendously awful that it should be forever struck out of the face of the earth. Hehehe.)

I have been nagged (glares at Sittrish) for months to start blogging again and desire to seems to have melted and drizzled away like ice on a hot Florida day. But here I am now, so we'll see how long this bout will last. ;)

At the grocery store today, we were checking out and there was this pregnant lady in front of us. Out of the blue, this was her conversation with the cashier and us:

Lady: I&#…