Monday, May 20, 2013

Busy Bees

 My mom was here last week. She was an hour away at my sister's taking care of the three dogs. We both spent a lot of time backing and forthing to be together. Too bad there's no good halfway meeting point. The first thing we did was get a mani/pedi. I don't usually bother with my fingernails because I use my hands so much, but this was the best one! My nails are usually rag-tag lengths, but they actually cut them all down to size. Sure they're short, but they're neat. My toes are sparkly. (My mom's are blue sparkles.) (Don't look too closely at that floor; Stella is shedding.) Anyway, we ate at lots of good restaurants, did some shopping, and found an awesome ice cream parlor just down the road from my sister.

One night when I got home the dude asked, "did you see the flowers I brought?" He came clean, though. His office had an event and his assistant asked if it was okay to bring flowers to his fiancee. My husband's first response had been to throw the flowers away. He claims his assistant is working on getting "an A in this marriage thing. I am taking it pass/fail." Still, a pass for that funny story. And, frankly, he did need to explain!  (I guess I should have taken a photo when they were fresh.)
I've been stitching every so often, working on the dude's anniversary present. Not much left to go now. Just the house and the couple, which I suppose is the important stuff!
I never would have put these colors together, but I love how the heart came out!

10 comments:

Beth said...

Flowers are always nice, even with a pass /fail system going on...love the colors if your latest stitch and your sparkily toes.

Margaret said...

How nice that you got to spend some time with your mom! Love the nail polish! Nice flowers too, even if they were from an event. Love your anniversary stitching!! What is that piece? So pretty! Love the colors!

Cole said...

Love your toes! I'm the same way, my toes are often done, but never my fingernails :)

Your anniversary piece is great!

Margaret said...

Your anniversary piece is excellent. I wonder whether The Dude will do another sonnet for you this year?

Chris said...

Sounds like lots of fun!
Such a sweet sampler and wonderful sentiment.

Giovanna said...

Very pretty stitching!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your anniversary present is looking lovely, yes that heart is adorable!

Linda said...

Love the anniversary piece your stitching. Who is the designer and the name of the chart.

Linda

Charlene ♥ SC said...

The new bright colors are exciting, but can never decide which ones to use, so stay simple. Your sparkles are awfully tempting. Love your anniversary piece - and yes the heart is adorable.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Nice toes! We don't seem to have the weather here to show feet off at the moment.

I remember one summer when I had to paint the Large Boy's toes orange - so he would look like Pingu the penguin!