Hi there everyone. I'm late posting today. I had to get my
Sunday chores done early this morning because I was going
to my Mom's for lunch and an afternoon visit. So it's evening
here on a bitterly cold Sunday and everyone with a bit of
sense is hibernating indoors. It's -17 Celsius, but with the
wind chill it's at least ten degrees colder then that out.
Spent the afternoon with my Mom working on a jigsaw
puzzle that she had started in her room. We both love
doing puzzles, but I don't have much of a chance to do them
here because Rupert keeps trying to steal the pieces and
either hiding them, or eating them. Sort of the same thing
that he does with my DMC threads if I don't watch him
like a hawk.
I'm seriously behind in my commenting this week because
it was first of the month at work and that meant long hours
and very tired eyes from extreme computer use. I was too
fried at the end of each day to string two sentences together,
never mind make semi-intelligent comments on people's
blogs. I'll be doing catch up this week, as things at work
should be calmer and saner....well, one can hope anyways.
So here's an update of my currant project, which is now in
it's fourth week. I've been working on the bunny's face
and I think the expression is adorable. I used Colonial knots
for the eyes and they turned out pretty good. Must
remember to give the blue bird an eye too. I hope to finish
the bunny this week, and then put on the next image which
will be either a topiary or a bee hive
Yesterday DH and I went out and bought a tv. A simple
statement for a not so simple action. DH has been keeping
an eye on the fliers in our local paper for good deals, and
found something that was pretty much what we wanted
on sale at Future Shop. So off we went.
I can now announce that we are the proud owners of a 42"
Panasonic Plasma tv, with surround sound, 5 disc DVD
player and 8 months of free HD tv from our local cable
provider. The tv is being delivered next Saturday, since
there was no way we were going to be able to stuff it into
our car, although we brought all the other stuff home with
It works out quite nicely, since I'm off that week on
one weeks vacation, so I'll have the new toy all to myself
during the day. I've got some new DVD's to watch,
and I can't wait to watch the Lord of the Rings Trilogy
While out and about, we also stopped at Michaels so that
I could pick up some DMC threads that I was getting low
on. I also bought a magnifier for use at home, which
will make stitching on smaller count fabrics much easier,
We have had some serious weather in the past week,
with a really major snow storm, packing a double
whammy, hitting us on Tuesday/Wednesday. The
first part of the storm arrived overnight on Tuesday
night and was going full tilt when we left for work....
of course. Then, it tapered off around noon and
things were calm until.....it was time to go home
again!! Then we got dumped on some more. In
total about 30 cm of snow, perhaps more.
DH shoveled the driveway twice on Wednesday night
and still had to go out and shovel again on Thursday
morning before we could drive to work. And he had
to chisel the car out, because of a bit of freezing rain
that coated the car with ice before it was blanketed
with snow. Will this winter never end????
I started reading Atonement last week, but I'm still
a day or two away from finishing it. I have found the
writing, at least in the first section of the book, a bit
of a slow go to read. Lot's of description of the
characters thoughts, motivations and actions. It's
not a quick read by any means, although it's not a
big book. The second section is moving along much
faster and I've been able to loose myself in the story
more. Or perhaps I've just gotten into the writer's
rhythm at last, I don't know.
And finally, a picture of Phoebe flaked on her blanket,
on the desk next to my computer. I love how relaxed
cats get when they sleep. Twisted into impossible
shapes, and in Phoebe's case wheezing as she sleeps.