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Thursday, January 24, 2008
Christmas is almost behind me...yes I finally got all (almost all) the Christmas decorations back in their closet...almost. The tree is still laying on the living room carpet waiting for it's day to go back (I'll need a truck to get it moved...damn thing is too heavy for me), but it's so nice to be almost back where I was pre-Christmas. The dining room is completely cleaned, no..I do have to dust and mop but the carpet has been vacuumed, the table is back in position and the dishes and what nots are put away...alleluia, alleluia! I was so excited I got back on track and finished the ABC sampler...part 1 of 9 (I think) but excited as if I'd finished the entire thing and I LOVED it...this was so much fun to stitch....if you don't like a stitch no problem because you only have a minutes worth to stitch in the first place. And there are stitches here I've never heard of before, (I swear they make these things up), and of course never stitched before. I forgot to pick up DEF so I was able to start a new piece (Alleluia)..oops, I did pull from the ufo bag a towel and a book from Homespun Elegance (darn , should have taken pictures...I will tonight and put it up tomorrow)...and finished the towel, although I started with the chart as it was and then began adding to it...because I had to make it fit the towel. Sometimes this is more trouble than it's worth, but I did like the end result, although a border would have been nice, but I was anxious to move on. Then I becan the With My Needle Mermaids of the Sea needlework smalls. Oh, my God, I love this so much I have done nothing but the backstitching and the border and I still love every stitch. Problem is, I don't have all the threads so you know this is definitely going to drive me nuts. But they are on order so sooner or later they will get here or I will make substitutions (which is probably what I'll do). Anyway, it's good to get back to stitching and good to have the clean up in motion. We are having the strangest day here....first it looks like snow but it's really too warm (by that I mean 40 degrees)...yet we went to lunch and when we came back out there it was....the tinest snowflakes (we've seen this before) so even if it snows all night we still won't have a handfull which means...no snow day. I feel like the kid on the news today who called the supervisor's home to complain about the lack of a snow day. I want to call someone and complain too, but I sure as heck won't call the supervisor's home...I'd hate to have to speak to his wife. In her defense however, how many people do you think call there? Now that I think about it, I don't think the supervisor would get as many as the principal. And then I think, a job paid for by the taxes...therefore an employee of the taxpayer, so shouldn't the taxpayer have a right to call, however, do that right mean anytime of day or night? I don't know what the answer to this quandry is, but I do think children today have a sense of entitlement. I have never called a superintendent ever and that was with 2 children in the school system, but then as a kid I wouldn't have dared do it, but then I lived in a time when you respected your elders, and you didn't talk back, and you would never curse at an elder...ah, yes, a gentler time, a more gracious time and I think an easier time. Ooops, Sara just walked in...yikes, she noticed I wasn't doing brochures...ohhhhh, I'm in trouble now. I may just have to call her supervisor. Have a great day!