Monday, September 24, 2007

The Weekend

I know I said I was going to try to relax from all those stressors. But I forgot that I agreed to watch the kids overnight so that my cousin could go to a wedding in Philadelphia. Here are some tips: don’t forget to give hyperactive children a single dose of their medicine. In fact, you should set an alarm because it’s just that important. And don’t wait too long to eat when you’ve got kids in tow. In fact, it’s probably best to carry food and water at all times, even if you’re only going for a little stroll at the local college. It took the dude and me a looooooong time to get going on Sunday.

I was able to get the last of the pearl cottons this weekend. I only had to go to two more stores. The cross-stitch section of the Joann’s in Springfield doesn’t have a great selection, but it is extremely well cared for. I ended up going out to Frazer, and they had everything I needed and more. (I love needlepoint stores; if you ignore the costly canvases, it’s like a candy store of fiber!) I also got two new pairs of shoes and a pair of boots, because when you find boots that fit your fat calves, you have got to buy them. And inevitably a couple of pairs of shoes will jump in your basket. (I really needed the new brown shoes.) Anyway, that helped with the work thing. And my boss is taking a little off my plate. Whew!

I’m not sure what we’re going to be able to do about the club, but one board member did just write to me and suggested we form a cabal. Intrigue! How can that not help?

When I got back to stitching on Sunday, I was able to finish several sections of the stocking. I do think I will have it completed this week. Of course, that doesn’t bode well for the other monthly goals…

7 comments:

Kim said...

LOL, hilarious yet true about watching kids! My worst fear whenever there are more than 2 involved is losing one or more, so at least you kept all yours together...

So true about the boots too :-) Where'd you find them?

Michelle said...

Glad you found the other thread you need. Good for you finding boots that fit your calves too. I have been completely unsuccessful in that task.

Kathryn said...

Yes, needlework stores do have the best threads! And it is really nice if they have some cool cross stitch patterns, too. I'm glad I don't have to own a pair of boots. I don't even have a pair of shoes in Hawaii, just sandals.

Barbara said...

Yes, with kids in tow, you need to think as if you were going away for a weekend rather than just a stroll. LOL. Glad you survived it! ;)

Jenna said...

Oooh, Frazer. Does that mean you went to Fireside? If so, I'm so jealous. :) Sounds like work is starting off on the right foot this week.

Melissa said...

Oh wow, I feel your boot pain, you and Crazy Aunt Purl's Laurie! I love knee high boots but they never fit over my chunky calves. I love boots so much, but I'm delusional, while I'm dreaming of knee high boots I'm six feet tall, of course the reality is that I'm oh, 5"2'. When I go shopping I come home devastated.

And yes, I'm catching up on all my blog reading tonight!

Chelle said...

Yesterday I came home with a pair of low-slung boots that are just shy of calf level. Anything over the calf is out of the question. And how did you know that a pair of Sketchers jumped into the bag as well? I do love a sale...