Sunday, January 31, 2010

Stitching Update

Here is my progress on Happy Girl. I only stitched one night this past week. Not much progress but better than nothing.

In response to one of the comments from my last post - No I did not buy any chocolate. It is much more expensive there than here at the grocery store. You would think it would be cheaper since it is made right there. They do give you a full size Hershey Bar when you check in. They also leave 4 Hershey Kisses in your room each night. So I did score some free chocolate. The soap, shampoo and conditioner in the room is all chocolate scented. Makes you hungry to take a shower.

My project for this week to is do my taxes. I have everything ready to go just need to download a few forms.

I am stitching on Freight Train this week. I had a nice quiet afternoon of stitching and watching House Wives of Orange County and RuPaul's Drag Queen Race. Really top of the line entertainment. I like to stitch to something that does not require my full attention. Since I had control of the remote that is what I had on.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

I spent 5 days this past week in Hershey Pa. I was attending a trade show. For two days I stood from 10:30 am - 4pm in my booth smiling at everyone and handing out information. The most exciting part of the day was watching the Monkey Man across the way. His monkey was very well behaved. Each day he would have to go and change the Monkey's diaper. I got to tell everyone he would be back as soon as he was done freshening up his monkey.

I have often wished to have the time to do whatever I wanted to do. And this week I got my wish. After 4pm each day I was on my own. I ate supper and was back in my room by 5:30 every night. I had total control of the tv remote. I did take my stitching with me and got in 6 - 7 hrs a day of stitching. After 2 days of this I dreaded going back to my room. Can you believe I didn't want any more stitching time? Saturday the trade show ended at noon. I had even more time on my hands. I found different places to sit around the hotel and read my book until supper time. Then again after supper I went back to my room and stitched. You would think that I would have made more progress with all of the un-interrupted stitching time.

I have often wished that I would not have my DH bugging me when I was trying to stitch or read. It was very lonely eating alone every day. As much as he does bug me, I guess I will keep him around and every once in a while try to be by myself so I can appreciate being with my DH again.

I am back home now and have my stitching chair back. I hope to get back to my rotation. I took Monday off so I could do all of the laundry.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Here is my progress on Abecedaire. Didn't get too much stitching time but I have almost finished part 1.

We celebrated Christmas with both sides of the family. Very enjoyable. My daughter will be here for another week before returning to college. January marks the start of working full weeks. I haven't worked a full week since mid August as I was using up vacation time.