Thursday, October 30, 2008

As My World Turns

Oh the Post Office saga is never ending.Ü. I am in such a good mood though I just dont care.........And no I havent been or am not drinking.Ya never know when I may start though.Lol. I think its because I did stand up for myself today with the Post master at our local Post office.
This may result in our mail getting lost more but it still felt good. When i last left you I was still trying to track down one box for sure that was missing. Backing materials from one of my favorite companies. Tracking showed it was in Kenai but hmmmmmmm where could it be??? WELL as it turns out it was delivered to the wrong house ON PURPOSE! Yup on purpose. The mail person saw my business name and my address but saw the name didnt match mine. (an error) so she took it upon herself to cross my address out and hand write the correct one in! Only it wasnt correct.

Well anyways the post master calls me this morning about as condescending as you can get and instead of backing down I stood up for myself. I put on my so sweet I am going to make you sick voice and got right back in their face. I am also taking that box in since they dont belive me about the address. Like I said my mail will probably be torn up and unreadable but I stood my ground.
On the UPS front all is taken care of also. They stopped by here today picked up the broken gate and appologised profusely. They will probably carry the next gate to my house on bubble wrap.Lol
Funny thing did happen today. I do think this is funny because if you didnt know me you would honestly think I make ALL this stuff up to have something to blog about.Lol.... I bought the most beautiful wood table for my Pfaff. I first saw it on Vickis sight and fell in love with it. Well i got it today from Fed Ex (and no fedex is not on my hit list). Guess what? Its the wrong table! Lol.... I am so not kidding. I totally think it is awesome but not the one I ordered. Hahahahaha. So I emailed the guy. I am sure it will be all worked out I just thought it was hillarious. Kinda makes you think I should live in a big city so I dont have to mail order anything anymore!Ü . I will have to use that excuse with wonderful hubby. Think he will go for it? Probably not.
I thought I would post these pics of two aprons my mom gave me last year. These aprons were worn by my mom when she was a child. By the size of them a very small child. She says she remembers the blue but the other one she had to of been about 2 because it is tiny. I am trying to find a way to preserve them. Maybe mat and frame? I am a HUGE apron lover and wearer so she knew I would appreciate them and I really really do.

The UFO I finished last week that I am just now getting a picture of. It is a yellow brick road done with wizard of oz fabrics. I just quilted an overall swirl. Honestly it will probably go in the gift box for a child.I am not in love with it as much as I was in love with the fabric. Maybe I should of just left the fabric whole.heheheOur Aerogarden update. I cant remember what day we are at. I have it written down somewhere....... I thought thats what Jan would do so I did. Lol. Just kidding Jan! The directions had a space so I did what it told me. I am very very very happy with this gadget! All the herbs are doing beautiful. The basil is growing the best. The mint was the last to come up but its up now and the dill was also slow. I cant remember what the other herbs are at this moment but thats because they werent last or first.Lol. I am sure I will love them in whatever wonderful hubby puts them in.ÜLast but not least I want to say welcome to my friend Jody! She is a brand new blogger and has taken to it just like she did quilting. She even posted her first picture today! Yay Jody!!! (her link is on my sidebar)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Drama Queen

I have discovered I may have a little bit in me. Not a good discovery.Lol. Yesterday as I was ranting and not being nice Becca my wonderful hubby says. Note to self, STOP coming home early on Tuesdays! Of course I snapped what do you mean? This is the post offices fault. He says to me oh Super Tuesdays always are like this. That is when I discovered he is right. I hate to clean so I get very grumpy about everything.

After a glass of wine it still made me mad but I was able to laugh a little. The dram does continue however as you wouldnt belive what happened next!

That horribly expensive gate I ordered for wonder dog arrived. Above mentioned man sees the guy drive up and sneak it up to the porch. He was headed out the back however to take skater boy for a hair cut. (when your son mentions that he can touch his tongue to his hair it is time for a cut)So I run downstairs all prepared to bust wonder dogs escape artists bubble! I drag the gate inside as it weighs a ton so dragging is my only option. I notice that the box is pretty beat up. I get the gat out only to discover it is in a miliion peices! They beat the tar out of it.

Well given my current mood I had had it. The poor little girl at Petsmart.She probably went home and had a glass of wine herself. I did appologise to her. Petsmart is sending out a new gate. Hubby gets home though and decides that calling them was not enough, that a call to UPS is in order. That man. He truly was trying to help. Now though I have to wait around the house today for the UPS man to come inspect said gate so that they can write their finding on his claim.Sigh.

I did call the P.O. national number that my hero Jan sent me. I filed a claim and they are supposed to call me back. They did tell me that it IS their job to make sure the box slips do in fact get written.HA! It may infact get worse before it gets better but I couldnt let this one go. I feel so much calmer today. Maybe discovering a little inner drama queen is the first step to recovery?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

They are at it again!

I wish I knew how to make a mean face on this thing. The Post Office is trying to drive me crazy. We have had a long standing feud. Belive it or not they started it! About 8 years ago I walked in to the P.O. to get a box with my little box slip in hand and was told they had just given it to me...... Uh no, cant you see I am standing here with no box in hand? Turns out they had handed the box to someone else with an address similar to mine. I said well did she have the little box slip? No they say but she is honest she will bring it back. I ask can you call her since you seem to know her? They say no she is honest she will bring it back. HA! It never came back. I complained quite loudly to whomever I could.
Then last months little debacle with the box slips they never gave me but I was just supposed to know I had boxes in mess happened. I thought not again! Ugh. Well guess what. AGAIN! I ordered some thread and was smart enough to sign up for tracking. (That doesnt usually happen. the smart enough thing I mean) Sat. I get an email that my box is at the P.O. So I go to the mailbox. hmmmmm no slip. Well maybe they havent checked it in. So as soon as the mail is delivered on Monday I have oldest daughter go get the mail. No slip. What are you sure? Are you hiding it from me because you know I will make you go get it? Nope.
Here is the excerp from our phone call to the P.O........
Me.Hello my name is..... and I am just wondering if you can tell me if I have a box in as I was sent an email on Sat that I indeed have a box there.
(wicked P.O. lady in a snotty voice) yes you did it must have just come in.
Me. Uh No my email says it was delivered Sat at 9 a.m. to the Kenai P.O.
(wicked P.O. lady in a snotty voice) Well I am sure that you will get a slip today then if you can go check your mail.
Me. I just did, no slip.
(wicked wicked horrible woman) Fine I will go check............Yes you do have a box. Its not my job however to write your slips. We no longer do that here. If you have a complaint you will have to take it up with your mail carrier as it is their job to write your slips. We hire contractors now to deliver the mail....Click.
Me.....Hello?
Are you kidding me? This is craziness. Pure and simple craziness. I am supposed to complain to the mail carrier? I will and I will try to do it nicely so my mail doesnt end up in the trash bin but this is not right. They dont have to answer to the P.O.? What the heck. I am completely stumped on this one. I have no clue what to even do. Do i bake my mail carrier cookies and just try to keep him happy so he likes me? Or do I ream him out for thinking I am psychic and know when I have boxes at the P.O.? Ack!
O.k I need to move on or I am going to start drinking and it is only 10 a.m..... I have to wait until noon atleast.
Aerogarden report! One week into our herb garden and I am loving this little baby. Half the seeds have sprouted and we have some good growth going on. Wonderful hubby is getting excited to have fresh herbs and skater boy sees the possibility of growing his own jalepenos. Yay!
In other news I am finished with a couple aprons for swaps I am in. I love love love aprons. The swaps just call to me. These are both new patterns that I just tried. I love them both but just decided they need pockets. hmmmmmm modification time. I have a few more to make. Bridal shower coming up and more swaps.hehehehe.
I know this has nothing to do with quilting or sewing but this is my truck. I just had to share. Isnt she pretty? She is such a sweetheart and so so so red. I will miss her terribly. I hope that she goes over to hubbys fleet instead of having to sell her. That way I can still have visitations.

O.k. today is cleaning day and I really have to do it. I cant pull what I did yesterday. I was all ready to go work and getting in my groove when I spied something pretty in my sewing room. I dont really remember what it was but before I knew it I was hearing hubby drive up the driveway and it was time to quit. I never even made it to Gracie house!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Brrrrrrrr

All right enough is enough. We are having Feb. weather and it is only Oct! It is a wonderful 24 degrees outside! On top of this Oldest daughter has lost the car starter to my truck. How in the heck she did that I have no clue. but she did. Funny thing is it was the day after wonderful hubby found my extra set of keys. In his pocket! I have now stashed those somewhere safe. Not sure where at this present moment but I know they are not lost.Sheesh.

Class was awesome on Sat. A little bit of bragging here. I was the only one to finish all my blocks! Of course it was due to the fact Jody wasnt there but I will take the credit for being a fast quilter. I would of taken lots of pictures but my camera is broken. I did behave myself. It wasnt easy but the ladies were a little tamer then the group I am normally with. They were still fun though.

After class my friend Jody took me on a date. Her hubby bought us tickets to go see Jucie Newton and Gary Pucket. I think she felt sorry for me. I made her pay though as I talked her ear off before the concert started. I think her ears are still ringing. poor Jody. She HATES country music and Juice leans a lot toward that side. Gary was getting over a cold so his voice wasnt all it should have been but all in all it was an awesome evening and a ton of fun! The music brought back great memories and it was easy to remember what it should of sounded like.hehehehe. I grew up loving all kinds of music so even though Gary's music was a bit older then when I was growing up I knew most of his songs.... THANK YOU J.B.!

My camera. Wonder dog is responsiblefor this. Skater boy likes to take my camera out while he is boarding in the garage and video cool tricks. He didnt see wonder dog sneak behind him into the garage until it was too late. The dog jumped up to see what he had put on the shelf and knocked the camera to the floor. The dog is starting to cost me a little more then I like. If she only werent so sweet I could get mad at her.

I need to borrow oldest daughters camera and take a few pics. I have aprons to show you and another UFO finish! For now though i need to get my groove going and go to work......

Friday, October 24, 2008

Wonder Dog


Looks innocent doesnt she? HA! This is houdini the amazing escape atrist disguised as skater boys sweet dog named R.C......
For the past six months i have been on a rampage because the dogs (R.C. my dog Izzie, and Amida, Oldest daughter dog) keep getting out through my sliding glass door in the sewing room. I figured that the door wasnt getting shut properly. I am right about that though too. When the kids go through the door they swing it so it bounces back a little.
BUT what I didnt know until yesterday was that Skater boys dog was a genius at escaping! Its been building. Last week I thought I had seen it all when I saw her jump up and nose the door open from the handle. Well i though I can fix your wagon. So I flipped the lock. HA again on me! She jumped up flipped the lock and then nosed the door open. I would NOT have belived it had I not seen it with my very own eyes.
So from that point on I started putting this very heavy chair in front of the door handle. That worked for almost a week. Yesterday I watched as she bounced ( i have no way to describe how she did this) the chair out of the way flipped the lock and let the dogs out. Unbelivable!
Last night I spent a few hours on the computer trying to find a safety gate to put in the doorway. It has to have a walk through gat in it as the sewing room is two steps down from the family room. No way to hike over that. I finally found one to the tune of $167. UGH. Price is so high because of the stupid shipping. How long before she figure out how to get over the gate or open the walk through is the bet my loving family is taking.
My poor sweet stupid izzie is going to hate me. She is a boxer and has very short hair. She LOVEs to lay on the heated floor in my sewing room right under my feet so that I trip and fall when I move. Now she wont be able to do that as they will be banned from the sewing room! Will she blame wonder dog? Nope she will blame me and pout when I look at her. Oh well, sometimes you do what ya gotta do!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I gave in

I am paying someone to clean my truck. That goes against the grain because I love cleaning it. (I have already warned you I am sick) I had to give in though as I cant figure out how to get the vacuum outside and keep it dry. With my luck I would fry myself in the process. I know I could go to one of those places but they are dirty and yucky. So its getting cleaned right as we speak.

I am doing this as (I cant belive this decision has been made) I have decided to sell it! Yup sell. I made a firm choice on the car. We are going with the Buick Enclave and if hubby cant move my truck over to the fleet he owns within the next month then I will sell. I am actually going to put it on the market now but I am very firm on the price. It is loaded with extremely low miles. Its going to take atleast two months once we order my car. So I would like to order it by January. We also decided to drive out on our journey next year instead of fly. It will be so much easier packing here and not having to worry about suitcases and such. This decision will probably change another 20 times before it happens but for right now this is where we are at. The bright side is that I will be without a vehicle payment for a couple months. Woo Hoo!

I stayed focused today long enough to get a customer quilt done. Its getting harder and harder to stay on track. My favorite cuz is due this coming month and all I want to do is make baby things. I also have homework to do for a mystery quilt class this Sat. Of course I left it until the week before. Procrastinater is my middle name.

I am excited about class this weekend but sad too. None of my buds can take the class with me so I will be with a group that I dont know. I hope they are fun. I am sure my buddy Jody has put out the warning sign for me.Ü. My mom always said I should come with one. They will ALL know me by the end of class for sure. I will try and behave though. At least for awhile. I guess I had better get back to my homework. oh yay.....

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

What would you ask

for your wonderful hubby to bring you if you found out he was going to have to go to China for business? He calls me from work a few days ago with this news. China! I really am not sure how I feel about this. I go from wow that is such a great opportunity to AGH! He still has to get his visa back before he can go but it looks like he will be gone for a few days the second week of November.

The kids and I were discussing this and trying to keep their mind off the fact that he is going to another country I say WOW dad can bring us back something from China! That is so cool! Of course the older two start plotting out what could they possibly want from China. I am deep in thought too but thinking of silk. Nah there is NO way I can get that man to search out a fabric store. He would go in one if it was right there but what are the chances of that!

The kids are so into this now they have lists going on. Poor wonderful hubby.He is sitting there shaking his head and thinking of the possible ways he can make me pay for this. Ü. I tell him of course you have to bring us back something from China. I mean HOW often can you get a present from China! Wow!

That is when youngest daughter pipes up. Well actually she says, all the time. I mean everything now is made in China! Ahhhh the wisdom of a 8 year old.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Ahhhh Costco

Wonderful Hubby and I have been planning a costco run for oh so long. We had decided that since we live 3 hours away we would really make it worth our time to go. It litterally took us 4 hours to shop! What is it about costco that makes you want to look aisle by aisle? I even look down the tire aisle! Now that is sick...

We must have looked like quite the sight. I had encouraged my better half to borrow a trailor for this journey. He figured that he knew better and a couple of crates in the back of his truck would be enough.hehehehehehe. We left the store with two over flowing flatbed carts and one overflowing shopping cart.


He then had to run to Walmart for bungee cords and another crate. I swear we looked like the Beverly Hillbillies driving down the road with toilet paper bungeed to the back of his truck. We stayed in a hotel that night and I had nightmares of someone stealing my toilet paper. I woke up the next morning and that was the first thing I looked out the window for. Dont ask me why I was so obsessed about it.


I did see many shiny things and resisted most but then I came face to face with this! I am having visions of Granduer! I am going to grow food! Jan you are rubbing off on me.Lol. Well ok I am not really going to grow that much in this thing but If I can figure it out to grow a tomato I will be one happy little girl. Of course skater boy sees it and all he can think of is Jalapenos. If we cant share I may have to get another one. It is called an Aerogarden. Pretty high tech huh! Best part is I dont have to get my hands dirty!

I would like to say that I was a very good girl in Anchorage but I am going to have to come clean. I fell off the wagon BIG time. I fell to temptation. Honestly though I had my reasons. That stupid heater in Gracie House is going to cost me more then I thought. Which means my Hydraulic lifts may have to wait. Even if I do manage to get all my UFOs done. UGH.... Iam still going to move that turtle dang it but I thought I still deserved something. So I caved on a Dooney bag......It looks just like this one but its bright red and oh so pretty!

I know I should have guilt or something and maybe it will come later but right now hehehe I am lovin the bag.

Now though I have to get back to my schedule. Find all my peoples I lost in the ugly hard drive crash and put them on my links list. Then I will not loose them again!

By the way I missed you all terribly!

Ouch

Our hard drived crashed and burned. I do mean big time crashed and burned. Wed of last week I go to check my emails with my morning coffee and hmmmmmmm something is not right. Within the hour we were getting nasty blue pages that told us there were drives missing and it could not boot up! So we pack it all up and take it into mr. fix it guy. He says it should be done by Fri. Whew. Do you know what mom is like without her morning ritual??? Not pretty I tell you.

Friday comes and no computer. But thats o.k. We decide to go to Anchorage for a major costco run (wait till you hear about this one!) I figure Mr. fix it will have it done by Monday right? Wrong! When we call him he tells us we have lost everything and the hard drive needs to be replaced. He cant give us a time on when it will be done. Arghhhhh.

I couldnt take it anymore. I bought a new computer.Hooking up to the internet though has not been an easy thing though. We decided to get a wireless router and cant figure it out! Why oh why do things have to be so difficult? A friend is going to take pity on us today though and come see if he can hook us up. So for now I am back online.

Later I will tell you of our Costco run and my pretty new presents! Oh yeah did ya miss me?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

When all else fails

read the directions!

When I ordered the new wheels for Gracie Jan kindly sent me detailed directions. I quickly printed them out and set them on the table to wait. I handed these instructions to wonderful hubby when we went to go put them on. I got the look. You all know that look. The look that says what do you think I am a complete moron for not knowing how to put on a wheel?

He set them down. I picked them back up again and said dont you think we should read these? He says no.O.K. I will read them while you put the wheels on. He was moving so quickly and I was so busy trying to hand him parts at best I skimmed them. I did catch a few things that he had to fix but he was done and out of there before I even knew what hit. O.k. well I played around with it and it felt a little tight but how do you really know until you get a quilt on.

Yesterday I finally loaded the next quilt in line. i quickly realised that something was not right! The wheels were way to tight. I tried a couple things but that didnt help.It took me an hour to figure out I was going to have to start from scratch. How in the heck am I going to do this Gracie weighs a ton! Somehow I got her jacked up on some chilli cans and went to reading my instructions.

My aha moment was not far away. It seems that the little bolts that the above mention man thought were stupid because they were so small are infact a vital part! They go on BEFORE the wheel goes on. WOW! Amazing difference let me tell you. I cant really make too much fun of him though as I didnt realise to pick up the directions until I had messes around out in Gracie house for way to long yesterday.

I did discover that I had to take off my parking wheels. They were not allowing the edgeriders to even touch the rails. Way bigger then them. Everything now is running pretty smoothly. Wouldnt it have been nice if we had read those directions first?

Monday, October 13, 2008

Guess what!

It snowed ALL weekend long. Most of it melted but some has stuck. I cant even tell you the delightful comments that have been coming from my mouth. I finally found my remote to the car starter. Yeah I misplaced it when my key ring fell apart. I have not however found my second set of keys with the other car starter remote. I have the coolest iron key hooks but do I ever hang my keys on it? Nope. At least I dont leave them in my truck like wonderful hubby does! I find that so annoying. Especially after I have searched for an hour for my keys and then remember he was the last one to drive. Ü
I did have another UFO finish last night. I was in such a foul mood after the memorial for our friend I locked myself in my room and finished the binding on my little wall hanging. I also knited like a dozen washcloths. I cannot sit without having something for my hands to do. Its worse if I am in any kind of mood. I will drive everyone around me nuts if I dont have something with me to do. Wonderful hubby has gotten used to me and my project bags and now will ask if I have remembered it before we even leave the driveway. He does take good care of me.

I am not done pimping Gracie ( I have been informed its not up or out its just pimping! Thank you Jody!) I still havent received the velcro and elastic for the new leaders and clamps but here she is so far with her new wheels, grid, and decals! My wonderful hubby even came home from work early to help me get the wheels on and level Gracie up again.I also made some muslin ( I dont know what to call these) spacers(?) for pinning onto the sides of the quilt backs. Then you put your clamps on these. You wont ever get those nasty little blips you have to frog because you ran the macine into a clamp. Yall probably dont get those but I do...A LOT!

Now I have to get back to work. I am prcrastinating big time. Its not the W.A.B. disease that rears its ugly head all the time. This time its because my heater is broke! Seriously dead. I moved a little space heater out there while Wonderful hubby is fixing it but its just not cutting it. I hate being cold. I really really really hate being cold! So I am going to go layer on some clothes find my mittens and make everyone listen to me in the house whine. Maybe I will call my wonderful hubby and whine a little. Maybe not. He has been really spoiling me lately.............. Nah, I will tell him I love him first , but I hate being cold!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Catch Up

Thats what I am playing this week! Its not fun. Just as I was starting to clean on Tuesday I get a phone call that a dear friend is in the hospital and I need to come right away. I am so glad I did. By the time I got there he was not consious (I know I spelled that wrong) but I still was able to see him and tell him I loved him. He never woke up and passed away yesterday at 7 a.m. He isnt in pain any more. While we are all sad we do find comfort in that.This dear man has been in pain for so long. He was one of my fathers closest friends and I had known him since I was like 8. It was such a blessing to be able to know him.

How fitting it is that yesterday it snowed for the first time. He HATED and I do mean that in caps HATED the snow! He would find such humor in that. So now I have to get back to life and catch up. Thats o.k.

KAREN L the Snuggle pattern is by a company called Great Copy Patterns. The number to the pattern is #1010 and is called a cuddle wrap. I can tell you it is by far the easiest thing I have ever made! I went to Joannes and bought polar fleece for like a dozen more! Obsess much?! Yup I do.

My Edgerider drama is over! Do I hear cries of joy? This is where I found them.
http://www.quilttech.com/page.home
These people are wonderful. I asked them if they could expedite the shipping and he hand carried them to the post office for me. They arrived Monday night. Today I am going to finish the quilt on the frame. The SAME one I have been working on for like ever. Then I am giving Gracie a makeover! I even orderend some fun decals. I told my kids I am going to Pimp her out! (or would that be up? I havent watched that show enough to know the proper term) I will take a picture when I am done.Ü

ok. I have just finished my 3rd cup of coffee. It is time to get busy. Well maybe I will visit my favorite blogs first.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Saturday

I LOVE saturdays. I would have to say its my favorite day. Hubby is playing around the house kids are all doing their own thing and I get to play with my stuff! This is what I did! Baby Tice is expected around the end of November so I made him a snuggly. So so so easy and fun. I am going to go get more polar fleece and make a few more of these. He needs a few and in diffenernt sizes. Maybe I will make a couple for the gift closet too!

They barely use a yard of fabric and only 3 pattern peices. My kind of project!

Here is a closer picture of the receiving blanket. They are also super super easy. I buy one yard of fabric. I do make these two layers so two different peices. The bigger peice is one yard square. The smaller peice is 34 inches square.All I do is fold over the larger piece to self bind.Super quick and easy. The left over fabric I use for burp cloths.


I just got this fabric in the mail. Its for a swap that I am doing. Its so yummy and makes me want to go get another cup of coffee!
Now what am I going to do today.hmmmmmmmmmmm

Friday, October 3, 2008

Fabric Therapy

There is nothing like it. All the pretty collors and textures. On a really bad day a bright batik will just lift me right up! Last night I grabbed a beer and went right to my play room. Oooooooh I love my room. Drawers and drawers of pretty fabric. Perked me right up!
I even finished another UFO! All the receiving blankets I needed to make are done. I should be able to get them off to my favorite soon to be born nany cuz this weekend. Well that is if the other stuff I have ordered him comes in. I have been trying to send a box every month. I have a feeling he will be the closest thing to a grandkid I ever get! All 3 of my kids are way to young and have all swore they are never having children. I hope one of them changes their mind at some point I need a baby to spoil! I can spoil baby Tice for now but in a few years I will need another one! I did notice I need to make a few more girl ones for the gift closet.
I should warn you there are a LOT of pictures in this post! I borrowed Oldest daughters camera and got all the pictures I wanted.This is the small wallhanging I finished the other day. I dont like it. It has bad memories for me. It was supposed to be a large bed quilt. But the teacher of this class was horribly rude and hated my fabric. She actually used it as an example of what not to use. I got up and walked out and only finished these blocks because I did not want them to go to waste. I will use it as a tablecloth.

My Pretty Shiny new thread and the reason I got sidetracked all day. I had to make room for it. Which then resulted in cleaning up the whole thread wall. Isnt it pretty?But then that made my tool wall look bad so I had to clean that up! I wonder how long it will all look this pretty.While I was working in Gracie House I decided to finally drill those holes in the new clamps I ordered for Gracie last month. I am going to make them like Sharon Schambers tutorial teaches.Just waiting on my elastic and RED velcro.....ooooooh yummy.These are belated pictures of my Secret Siticher gift. I am going to do the Penny rug this weekend.LOVE it allIsnt this the cutest thing you have ever seen? Last but not least If you havent seen this book you HAVE to check it out on amazon! It is the funniest book I have ever seen and isnt x-rated at all. I bought a couple 3 for gifts. My oldest dd and I were cracking up last night reading it.Well I guess I had better to work. Time to fight Gracie again. I know I should level her up but to do it right I need to take her off of her table. I dont want to do that until the edgeriders have come in.

OH YEAH! I almost forgot. I called the company first thing this a.m. They inform me they are on backorder still.They have no clue when to expect them in. I told her to cancel them as I need to find someone that has them in stock. She was a little irritated and I am sorry about that but I need them like now. I went onto the edgerider website and they have a list of dealers.It took a few calls but I think I may have found them. I will know later today.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Its a conspiracy!

It is I swear it is!

I am being a very good girl here. I really really am. But today I threw the biggest fit. One that would rival ANY two year old or my Youngest DD after a soda.

I have been ordering all sorts of things. I do most of my shopping online. So I have probably a dozen boxes coming in. Not just stuff for me or Gracie, but for school, for the kids, for hubby.Well, I have been getting really aggravated as NONE of it seems to be coming in.

Today I send oldest daughter up to get the mail and she brings home a box slip. I calmly look up the zip code to see if it is worth going to town for (my edgeriders) and see that it is indeed a box from the state in which I am waiting. Illinois. This means my wheels!

Oldest daughter seeing the ecstatic hyper state I am in makes the executive decision to go into town for me. I spend my time working on the quilt I cant seem to get done because of that WAB thing. That and other reasons (uneven table due to Wonderful hubby trying to level up Gracie House better, and bad wheels).

An hour later she comes in carrying 6 boxes! Two of them have been sitting at the post office since the middle of Sept ! The mail lady askes her why she hasnt been in to pick them up and Oldest daughter tells her we never got the slips.ARGH. It seems we have a new mail carrier that is in need of a reminder that people NEED mail slips since mind reading doesnt seem to be working.

Well I am ready to forgive this mail person when I see my box from Kingsmen. Until I open the box that is. NO WHEELS! A little note at the bottom of the packing slip indicates they are on back order. This is something they could of told me when I ordered them so that I could of found them at a different source! I am calling them tomorrow to find out if they have been mailed. If not I am canceling them so that I can order them from someplace else!

I did get my pattern grid in which I really am in need of too but everything else was for the kids. It is a conspiracy I tell you! It is!

Another Boring Blog Post

It seems my life is going to be boring this week. I can handle that for sure. It sure beats the heck out of the last few months.

Last night a good friend came over to play guitar with skater boy and the extra kid. He is such a good friend and a great influence on skater boy. He goes out of his way to look for things he can do or has in common with him. Last week he came over and played video games for awhile. So we try and feed him since he is single and we all enjoy hanging out with him.

I worked all day yesterday. That WAB disease though sprang its ugly head. I finished 2 of the three quilts and got the third loaded. I was out in Gracie house all day but guess what I was doing......Playing with thread! I got in 13 new cones. of course I had to spread it all out and play with it. Then I noticed that my thread wall wasnt organised very well. So then I had to do that. Well before I knew it Wonderful hubby was firing up the barbecue and enticing me with shish ka bobs. I love that man.He even bought beer! He must have known my wheels didnt come in.grrrrrrrr.

I did have a finish yesterday.A small wall hanging. However my camera is MIA. Which really sucks. I want to take a pic of my wonderful ss gift that came in the mail a few days ago. I think the same man mentioned above may have taken off with it for work purposes.So I will forgive him since he is so good to me.

sorry this post is boring and pictureless but boring is making me happy.Ü

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

My Parents


So last year was my parents big 50. It took me about a year of planning but wonderful hubby and I planned a full catered sit down surprise party for them. So last year at this time we were sending boxes of party goods and getting ready to fly out. There were around a 100 people and it was wonderful. A HUGE surprise that they were not expecting at all. Wonderful hubby did most of the cooking that was his gift to them and I of course made them a quilt. The best feeling in the world to be able to do that for my parents.
But now I am left with what to do this year. It takes me forever to settle on a gift. Even just a graduation gift. It has to mean something. I cant just pop into a store and buy something. I have to think, worry, make lists, procrastinate, and change my mind 500 times. This is driving me nuts! Not to mention my parents have everything they could possibly want. I am thinking about an ipod loaded with all their favorite elevator music. I just cant decide if thats special enough. I also dont want to drive them nuts trying to figure it out.
Any ideas??
I am making progress on my UFO's. By the end of the week it looks like I may have 3 more done! Today is all about the work though. I have 3 I have to get done. Even if it takes me to midnight. One is a rush job. My edgeriders have still not come in. They will come in after I have caught up I am sure. Not now when I need them the most.That groove in Gracies wheel is going to drive me to drink.........hehehe. Thats what I am blaming it on.Ü