Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Home again,home again...

We made it home around 2:45pm and are glad the journey is over. I would love to still be in Maui but reality is knocking and I am almost ready to face it. I haven't been feeling swell since last night. Not quite sure what's what. I will keep you posted. Mags is still hacking up a lung and thinks her ribs are bruised so it's  just as well we are home.

Short post - once I get my head above water I promise there will be more

Until next time...


Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Yay! We made it- We didn't have any trouble at the border with the Englishman and we are safe and all tucked in at the condo in Maui. The flight was decent and Costco was well Costco- we stocked up and are all set. The ocean is our backyard so the kids were soaked after going down to "check it out".Phil and I headed to the local ABC store and Safeway(to buy other provisions that weren't sized for 85 people). We had a cold plate dinner and TRIED to stay up past 8:00pm - The kids did better than the two of us. I am wake of course and have been since 4:00am - this is actually 7:00am our time which is very good for me as I usually wake at the crack to go to work. I have taken half a tylenol pm and waiting for it to kick in. No one here is stirring so that is good.

The plan is to go into Kiehi today - head to Charlie Young beach and try and meet up with a friend of Emma's. We will see from there what happens.

On the stitching front I worked on one of my crazy January projects on the plane. The dresser and as soon as I can find the camera cord in my bag I will post the picture. There was a really "interested" guy sitting across from me on the plane who was fascinated by what I was doing. Kind of creepy - especially when Phil noticed... the kids too... lol. Phil was a little disturbed as my reply to this was maybe he waned to learn how and his response was NO ONE is that interested and his wife was sitting right beside him... lol. I managed to get one drawer done and the framework for two more. I am worried I will run out of thread but I do have another project if that happens.

That's all for now. I am going to turn the TV on low and pray for sleep for the next couple of hours. If that doesn't work then it's sleeping on the beach for me.

Until next time...


Sunday, March 20, 2011

It's almost here... MAUI

The worst thing about going on a trip is packing for one. I know,I know- stop complaining... I just am at the too tired point to care... I am just bringing a dress, flip flops, two bathing suits and my running gear. Some shorts too. I have limited Phil's wardrobe and Bennie has his 7 shorts,shirts and pairs of boxers. Emma and Mags are sharing a bag and I have thinned Emma's choices down lol. I figured she didn't need several pairs of jean shorts.

On the stitching front I am trying to decide what to  take for the plane and down time... Hmm... I will keep you posted...

Until next time...


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Today was so much better as district meetings go...

I am not fired which I think is an amazing feat as of late. Work is just crazy and district meetings tend to be a cr&p fest... only because I am bogged down and overloaded- this calls for a lot of WTF (fudge I mean) and could they possibly ask anymore of us... I am truly blessed to be employed and I LOVE MY JOB AND THE COMPANY I WORK FOR. I just get a wee bit overloaded and tend be vocal about it... hence said firing. I was good today and all is well. I am relieved - it would be sucky if I headed to Maui after being fired.

 We are off to Maui on Tuesday! I have audio books on the i pod, laundry in the washer and dryer - I am getting in border collie time and planning what stitching to take. I am ALMOST believing we are going! I am getting excited :)

I worked a little on Halloween Rules yesterday and I have started my Lizzie Kate exchange project. The later will be coming with me and I am not sure what else yet...

I'm going to buy Ray Bans in Maui - why? I have always wanted a pair and I'm forty- enough said...

This is a random rambling but I kinda like it... and Jackie will be slightly curbed by the posting lol...

Until next time...


Monday, March 14, 2011

One more week and then Maui!

Yay! One more week and then we are off to Maui! There is a ton to do but it will be worth it in the end! I managed to stitch one letter and half a heart yesterday... SAD but true. I did go shopping with Em,my sister and my Mom - good exchange I thought.

I am up so early today and not sure why? The time change doesn't usually mess with me but I guess this year it is. I think I am getting a cold and maybe that's why. I am off to shower and start my day. Hope yours is a good one.

Until next time,


Sunday, March 13, 2011


I don't have any pictures today because I have not done any stitching at all this week. I am currently on the last of two whole days off! Yipee! The really sad part is I don't know where yesterday went and with springing forward today I feel like I have already wasted the morning. --- I am taking Mags to work and then I plan stitch a little - let's see if that happens...

Until next time...


Saturday, March 5, 2011

Finally a stitching post!

So much has gone on this week that I do not know where the time has gone... I have pictures to upload so here we go. I purchased some charts from 123 and they arrived this week.

Here is the progress on Halloween Rules...This is so much fun to stitch! I love the charts that arrived but have promised myself I MUST catch up to the next auto on HR                                      

 I am pleases with how Pumpkin Hill is coming --- awesome! Here also is Noel complete except for the beads...

 Here are the snowmen from AuryTM so cute I am going to stitch them all in a row and have my friend Lesia frame them. Again I must catch up on the HR autos first:)

On a non stitching note I saw the KAS production of Lion King and it was just amazing. Some seriously talented kids there. VERY COOL. Emma has such light with she's up there it's awesome to see.  The diva in her can still be a pain in the a$$ but it's nice to see. :) I have a busy day ahead with car purchasing,store meetings and picking up of Lion King peeps... TOMORROW IS MY ONE DAY OFF AND I PLAN TO COMPLETELY ENJOY IT.

Until next time....

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Really quick..

Today is a wee bit crazy ... I have to open the store and then  I have all of my management team for a meeting at 2:45pm . I have stitching pictures I just haven't had a minute to upload them. :(

I am sitting in the dark with my cup of tea, two black and whites and my computer. It's lovely and quiet except for the odd growl when one gets to close to the other. It's warm and cozy - too bad it has to end...

Until next time...


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