Wednesday, April 09, 2008

It Didn't Happen

But I'm going to post anyway. What didn't happen you ask? I have yet to finish 13th Colony Bay. I made a promise to myself not to post until I finished that honkin' big piece of needlework and well, let's just say, my promise went the way of my New Year's resolutions. So here I am blogging because I missed it. A LOT.

So what's been going on other than not completing 13th Colony Bay? I'm driving a lot. A whole frakkin' lot. And yeah, I overdosed on BSG while the family was all home on Spring Break. The final season premiered last Friday. I'm so glad Sci-Fi put BSG back on Friday nights. The spousal unit did not care for BSG when it was revitalized a few years ago. He liked the campy 1970s version, so did I, but when BSG is on for 10 hours a day, there's a wife in control of the remote as it's the four days of the month that you really don't want to mess with her, well one learns to feel the love for BSG. He's a fan now.

Back to the driving, two sons have jobs, one son has two jobs. We aren't buying him a car, I'm not giving him mine as there are other people in the house, the aforementioned other brother with a job and a younger brother who has an active social life and running club, who depend on me to get them where they need to be so I am a taxi without the benefits of a paycheck. Also, I did my time as a one car family, being stuck in the house with kids, 12 hours a day. I've earned the right to my car. It sucks beyond belief but the goal is to keep the 20 yr employed so he can save for a car. The other son, the middle son will have the money saved to purchase a car in about two months, the older son has been employed for over a year and doesn't have a dime. It's going to really suck to be him when DS#2 has a car. He justifies not having the money saved because he can't sit at home and be antisocial, it's just not who he is. Well he's going to be someone who is 30 and still doesn't have a car while his younger brother is driving all over the place whenever he wants to.

So far this week I have walked four miles a day everyday since Saturday afternoon. My friends Andrea and Pam have been walking with me at 5:15 a.m.(a.k.a. butt crack of dawn). When Andrea gets home from work we do another mile or two. Andrea told me this morning she was really proud of how I have stuck to this and I very honestly told her that how can I stay in bed when I know she and Pam are walking and talking about me and I miss all the local gossip. So I have no choice, if they are walking so am I. Period. Sometimes being nosey can be good for one big behind. At least I hope it pays off in the next few months.

Another perk of walking every morning being able to pass out on the couch when I come in the door at 6:10. I can then do You Tube searches guilt free. One that never fails to amuse me is:

YouTube - 1-900-NERD-GIRL

I can't remember what search term I typed in that led to the discovery of Nerd Girl but it cracks me up especially when my feet and calves are throbbing because Andrea thinks it's important to sprint occaisionally.

Thanks to this blog:

things I've made

I've become obsessed with embroidery. I find myself browsing flickr searching for really cool embroidered whatevers and this is currently my favorite(see link below) and I can't seem to find the vintage pattern anywhere. I love the idea of embroidery, I don't mind stitching it, but my whole indecisive Libra personality kicks in when it's time to choose colors on my own, to decide what stitches to use. A piece of embroidery pretty much takes me as long as a cross stitch piece, just because I can't decide if I'm using the right shade of pink or green or blue. But I love embroidery and want embroidery every fabric covered surface.

His & Hers on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

This song makes me cry, I love it so much:

YouTube - Sara Evans-No Place That Far

This song reminds me why I had a crush on Glenn Frey when I was in high school:

YouTube - Glenn Frey - Part of Me, Part of You * fixed you get some Glenn Frey......

And this, this was the spousal unit and my song when we were dating:

YouTube - Dan Hartman - I Can Dream About You: Relaid Audio

Maybe some pictures tomorrow if the sun will shine, not that that in any way improves my picture quality, but it does seem to help.

** I know Anna is horrified at the horrible grammar in this post. I wrote it fast and just now caught the wrong link issue.....I need to learn to proofread......


Sue said...

A ha! That's why you've been away! I'm glad you're back!

Anonymous said...

I have been reading your blog for several weeks now.......and I enjoy it so much. I went back and read a lot of the old posts. Your sense of humor is wonderful. I am glad to see a new entry. I was wondering if something had happened to you. Thank you for sharing your "musings"

Margie said...

I'm such a huge frakken BSG fan! I don't have SciFi so I've had to wait for the DVDs to come out and I just finished season three. Then I discovered that on Amazon I can download Season four after it airs for only $1.89. So now I'm current for the first time! Makes me frakken happy. :-)

Kim said...

Wow welcome back! I was beginning to get worried!!! :o)