Monday, June 25, 2012

Catching Up!

Hi Lovelies...hope all is well.

I'm still struggling to catch up. Amazing how time flies. My next post was supposed to be on my trip but I really need to catch up on some stitchy things. I only have time to post because I had double-booked myself for this evening and can you believe it, both things fell through?! I think it's a good thing since I managed to cook for the week and catch up on the blogs that were quickly piling up in my reader. It was so busy today, I couldn't even sneak a peek at all today.

I've been feeling a little rattled with the move and the psychopath. But I'm happy to say that the psychopath has left me alone and I'm feeling a bit more settled at work. The downside is that the lunch options in the area are slim so I'm at a loss for yummy things to eat. I think I will have to pack my lunch or attempt to head home for lunch even though it's a little far to go. I haven't been able to find my gym routine and I am feeling it. I've either been feeling so drained by the end of the day or I have social events to go to. I am hoping to get my act together after the 4th of July. Too much going on for the next week! =)

During my trip, I stitched on Jane Pattison. Not much mind you. When I arrived in Dallas, I was confronted with the fact that the only working tv at my sister's house was in their bedroom since a good portion of the house is under renovation. So needless to say, I read a ton! And I stitched a bit when my eyes could hold out on the 40 count in not the best of lighting.
I've been slowly plugging along on the border. I really love this pine needle border and it's pretty easy to commit to memory although I am keeping track to make sure I don't catch a discrepancy in the pattern. Jane is my travel piece so it doesn't see a lot of love since I only stitch outside the house if I meet up with one of my stitchy groups or I stitch during lunch at work which hasn't been happening lately.

I was happy to get back home to finally devote some time on Fairy Moon. It's been so busy though that she doesn't look much different from before I left on vacation! I am eager to make some progress on her though. Every Sunday, I see Jill's updates on her blog and I kick myself for being such a slow stitcher when I have Fairy Moon (plus many others in queue) to send to her when I'm finished.
I am almost ready to head upwards so I can finally put a face and some hair on my fairy.

I can't believe I didn't even participate in IHSW last week. I think it's the first time I missed it since I discovered Joysze's blog! That in itself is a testement of how insane things in my little corner are at the moment. But I have my TUSAL photo. It's a week late but I've got it up!
A funky artistic shot with the bamboo that usually resides at work. It seems to be happier in the apartment though so I am letting it stay for a little while.

And I'll close with the pretty orchid I bought a couple of weeks ago. I am hoping that it is happy in it's new home and I am trying hard to keep it alive. I have had a terrible run with orchids in the past but being the stubborn girl that I am, I'm giving it another go.

Excuse the glare but isn't she pretty?!

I have so much to say and so many things to share but this is all I have time for today. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and has a smooth start to the week.

Until next time...

Sunday, June 17, 2012


~I can't believe I've been back home for two weeks already...although truth be told, my vacation feels like it was months ago.

~I packed up an office and moved to a new one. I am not happy about it...but I'm sucking it up because the rent and the bills have to be paid somehow.

~Packing and unpacking an office is exhausting. There has been no gym time but I figure that lifting and moving boxes counts as a workout. My body is certainly feeling it.

~Me and change don't get along very well so my anxiety level has been at an all time high.

~This hasn't been helped by the fact I was being harrassed by an unhinged mental case this week all because I said that I did not want to meet him for drinks. Thank goodness my gut instinct still works. I say no and have been insulted and harassed via text and email ever since. Amazing that a guy wants to go out with you and the minute you say no, you're told that you're lame, boring, fat, have a retarded face and don't meet the type of guys you are into because you don't know what you want. Really? My face (and everything else) was plenty good enough to ask out but now it's suddenly retarded? And I definitely don't want to be with someone who can't handle hearing the words "no, thank you" and becomes abusive because of it. I know that I want...that's a whole other post in the writing. The mental case has been reported...I just hope it's the last I heard of him.

~I wish one of my friends would just set me up with a nice guy already...although I realize it may not be the guy I'm looking for either but it would be a nice change from the psychopaths I encounter online.

~Needless to say, I haven't been sleeping very well.

~Despite the exhaustion and anxiety, I've had some good times. I had an amazing dinner at a beloved French bistro in the city...amazingly taken care of by the manager. I caught up with friends. I met up with a friend who tells me that I'm pretty and beautiful and smart and helps me wipe away all the evil uncertainties that sometimes linger in my head because of situations like the above even though I know I am a terrific catch stuck amidst a sea of rejected fish. I saw Rock of Ages which was ah-mazing! Of course, the music was fantastic and not so much the acting but that's the whole point of movies like that. I walked the North Beach Festival. Watched part of a soccer game for the first time ever and got lots of info on how it works. Had a delicious dim sum lunch which consisted of eating my weight in food. I haven't eaten!!

~I am still trying to catch up on blog posts...which means I can't manage to write a "real" one of my own. I have a trip recap, stitching and a Yiota's kit review post to write. I am so behind!

~I hope you all have a great start to the week!

Until next time...

~I hope to catch up by next weekend...hope.hope.hope.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Hello, Hello!

Hi All...

Just a quick post to let everyone know that I returned home safely and I had a grand time!

The highlights were:

~Having my suitcase lost temporarily at DFW.
~Being ecstatic to be reunited with my suitcase...hellow, it had all my Cayman stuff!
~Seeing my niece graduate high school.
~Discovering a new country.
~Getting 10 mosquito bites...I'm they swelled and I itch like you can't imagine.
~Getting a tan!
~Reading 3.75 amazing feat for me.
~Spending quality time with my niece and sister.
~Lounging poolside and beachside for 4 glorious days and seeing this at the end of each day.

I'll do a full recap in a week or so. For now...I need to:
~See my parents off on their annual trip.
~Move my work office to a whole new location in 5 days. Packing and moving...ugh!
~Catch up on 487 posts (and counting) in my Google Reader.
~ Get back into the swing of things and try to lose the 3 pounds I gained on vacation.

I miss you all but I'll be back soon!

Until next time...