Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Ramblings.....

Went to lunch with a friend today. First time I've been out to lunch with a friend in a long time. Who knew it was so expensive! $21.00 for lunch! I enjoy being with this friend, so it was worth it! Altho a part of my mind goes to how many cross-stitch charts or books I could have bought with that money! Does that make me a horrible person? Don't answer - LOL! No, seriously, it was well worth it and more....

While out shopping, I stopped at Sur La Table. I love that place! I only had about five minutes to spend in there before meeting my friend. I need to go back soon and just spend as much time as I want - looking at all the interesting gadgets, books, and other fun things they have in there!

My parents arrive from Ohio on Friday. I'm furiously trying to get all my cleaning done..... My Dad always says - don't worry about cleaning. Uh, I tell him - so you are fine with sleeping in a bed with unclean sheets and using an uncleaned bathroom..... Uh, he says.... nope.... Thus, I have to do some cleaning. I wish the cleaning fairy would stop by. But, I gave up waiting on her a long long time ago!

My Dad loves to go to the malls... he already has a trip planned to one on Saturday.... My Mom hates to go to the malls. But he drags her along anyway! I am okay with the malls - just can't deal with all the crowds of people. But for some reason, everyone else enjoys going to the malls too. I've tried to figure out a way to get them all to stay home when I'm there, but so far, it hasn't worked out that way!

I've been stitching away - for a year or two now. But I still haven't finished anything! Well, I finished some things - but they were gifts or models for my friend who has a cross-stitch designing business. I've also finished a couple of small things that I framed myself (not very well). But they are at least "in a frame"..... I'm coming close to finishing one piece that I've been working on for many many MANY years. So I'm getting excited about that. I have this dream of a "wall of samplers"... but until the stitching and finishing fairy comes to visit me, that isn't going to happen any time soon. I think she is off somewhere with the cleaning fairy!




2 comments:

mdgtjulie said...

I hope you meet both fairies very soon. If you find the cleaning fairy, send her to my house when she's done with yours, lol. I can't wait to see your finish, and I hope you enjoy your parents' visit. Maybe not the mall trip though...

Siobhan said...

Yeah, I heard that the finishing and cleaning fairies like to go off together--probably to the mall. LOL

I had to laugh at the 'how many charts could I have bought for that?!' thought. Twice this week--twice in three days, actually, I have been overcharged at the grocery store. Both times I noticed (which makes me wonder how many times I did NOT notice...) and got the money back, and all I could think was, "I could have bought some threads for that!".

Enjoy your parents' visit!