Tuesday, November 30, 2010

ok take two... Emma is 13!

Well Emma is officially 13 !We celebrate tonight at the Cabana - she is getting a pocket camcorder that hasn't arrived yet so I had her go online to look at this am. Her other gift from Ben and Mags hasn't arrived either which urks me a bit as it should have made it by now hmmmm.
I am importing some pictures as stitching --- 179 apparently  huh? Oh they are mostly of Emma and not of my stitching...hhhmmmm it is taking a while what a goober

Ok so once they actually are loaded here's what you are looking at

Angel ,Tina's stocking and Merry Christmas from my heart to yours.I have made some progress on the stocking... I have a wretched migraine so I have not done much of anything the past two days... I can't seem to get rid of this one.

I also have including a picture of Emma on the eve of her 13th birthday she was curling her hair with the sock method  lol - I said I so needed a picture and she said no you'll just post it on your blog --- right o . Here are Oscar and Felix too just for fun
They both sat nicely for their photos how cute is that!

That's all for me - I am off to pick up BoBo and take him to his tutor.

Until next time

Monday, November 29, 2010

Great progress on the stocking :)

I will do my best to take a picture later today as the stocking his coming along. I made a dent in it- yay! I just got up and put another load in the dryer. I have to keep it up LOL. Oh well

Until next time,


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Phil and Mags are across the pond!

I'm watching the food network waiting for Mags to ping me on Skpe so I may have a quick word with her. I am stitching late this am with my mom and doing epic amount of laundry. What an exciting life I lead. Emma has a workshop with Jeff Hysop  today and Ben will be doing his homework lol woot!


Until next time...


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Squawk on the Street and more...

Everyday (I'm home in the am that is...) I wake up to CNBC's Squawk on the Street. Phil is a market freak and today is no exception. We have shares in lulu lemon and it is doing well so he especially interested LOL. I,of course, am looking at Starbucks. It's a win win.

Phil and Mags head to England on Friday for two weeks. It will be great for them both. We non global travellers have great plans of holiday decrorating, acting workshops ,tutouring and general kp. Emma and Ben are not nearly as excited.

I have not done a whole lot of stitching. I am working on a stocking and started knitting scarves for Mags and Em (I just had the urge to knit...) I need to get on the stocking as it needs to be finished by th 20th in ordered to be sewn up in time. It just doesn't pack well so it doesn't come with me. It will have to start...

I am also training for the Phoenix Rock and Roll half for Jan so I am busy...

I audit Starbucks Experience today so work won't be too hectic. It's time to get the kids up  and moving.

Until next time,


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I want a MAC BOOK PRO!

"You can't alway get what you want"... I am just dreaming but it is a really nice dream.

The day has begun and I have bribed Ben with Starbucks - his butt is somewhat in gear and we are moving. Emma has been off school Mon and Tues with the lurgy that I had two weeks ago. I have a busy day planned - run,workout,hair colour and cut,Christmas shopping and then housework. It will be busy but very good. I am feeling fairly good and somewhat rested so that helps.

On the stitching front I have a stocking to power thru. I hope I can get it done for Christmas... WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF? I also want to finish a few ornaments for Phil's family so he can take them to England next Friday --- wish me luck.

WOW -this message started with my wanting a MAC BOOK what was I thinking HOW ABOUT TWO EXTRA DAYS THIS WEEK lol

Until next time,


Sunday, November 14, 2010

I did it ! 6miles

I managed 6 miles on the elliptical. It sucked big time but I managed it ! Woot Woot! The lungs are good although I have been hacking a little- lol...  I have not a whole lot on the stitching front as work has got in the way. The only problem with being sick is no one does the work for you! WHY IS THAT ???

On the kid and hubby front- Mags and Phil are getting excited for their trip across the pond. Phil talk to his best mate today on Skype. It was so cute... Emma and Ben are good--- themselves as per the usual. We are playing a game of  Nintendo Monopoly tonight (Brian and Marnie- I am sure Dad would support as I am teaching them to play by the rules even though Boardwalk and Park Place are now Mario and Luigi , houses are power up and hotels are invincible--- yeah I know!)  I will say that  I am liking that fact they want to play...

Until next time,


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

My sister informs me...

that I only update my blog when I am sick. This could be very true so here I am up early because I have a new key in my store this morning and want to make sure he is ok. I will head in after the kids get off to school just to check in. Work is crazy right now and I am sure it will settle down eventually.

On the stitching front I haven't been doing much. I have been working and falling into bed instead. The Angels are coming here Thurs so I will be cleaning today. I don't have any deadlines so coasting along.

Christmas shopping is coming along- I am trying to get it done early so December isn't so crazy this year. I find myself ready to kill Phil around the 15th  just simply because he doesn't particpate in the shopping. He is lousy at it so I shouldn't get miffed but still he could wrap or something LOL. I have been shopping on line and in stores just to get the jump on things. I want to enjoy and be rested this year. We shall see.

I guess that is all for today.

Until next time...


Friday, November 5, 2010


Ok tooting my own horn here but I managed to arrange flights from Kelowna to London return for both Mags and Phil for $1293--- it took 3 different air miles accounts and and most of Friday morning but I did it! I saved $1800 oh yeah baby! Does that mean more stitching money for me? Probably not but it does ease the mind around Christmas time that is for sure. --- now if I could only fix my ipod touch...

Until next time...


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Not much to show but here's what I got...

This is Merry Christmas from My Heart to Yours-It's a Carriage House (oop) I started it at the cabin and it is stitching up quickly.

I am still working on this Praire Schooler - as I mentioned before I lost my boo-jo and really couldn't find the motivation to completed it before Halloween. There is always next year:)
Lastly this is a JCS ornament that I have by my bed to stop me from eating.--- not that it's working but still the thought is there lol!

I am slowly on the mend and seriously shocked as to how this cold has kicked my a$$. I am off tomorrow to recupe and then it's back at it. I am a complete control freak so being away from my job for unplanned days does not sit well... Yes Starbucks has managed without me before but still.... lol

I am having trouble with my ipod  touch and it's wi-fi so that should keep me busy when I am not stitching. I love all kinds of gadget type things I just lack the inner techno geek- It is so bad that when Phil and I want to watch a movie downstairs we need Mags to set up the surround sound YES it's true!
My plan for the rest of the day/ night is to watch season 2 of Castle while my other shows are being PVRed and possibly booking plane tickets to England for Phil and Maggie. Wahoo! Life is Good!

Until next time,

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


I am down and out with the nastiest cold I have had in years. It is so bad that my mom came by to take Maggie to work and stood in the doorway of my bedroom and spoke to me from there as the germs were flying. I was able to get some sleep last night - I woke up at 4:00am but at least slept more than an hour at a time. I did manage three stitcjes on my pumpkin but that's it. I will check in when I feel better...

Until next time,


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