jazzy cat story

OK so here is the story. Yesterday on my way to work, I found a black and white cat, dead on the road near our house. It was hit by a car and looked pretty bad. I thought it was jazzy. Took off work early so I could bury it before it got to hot. I was out side in the garage getting this cat ready to be buried. Had him in a trash bag, was putting tape on the bag when I felt something rub against my leg. I looked down and THERE WAS MY CAT! So I picked her up, brought her in the house, checked her over. And then it hit me...whose cat do I have in the garage?? Well I went ahead and berried the cat, just thought it was the thing to do. But how odd is it that I was getting ready to bury a cat that I thought was Jazzy when she decided to come home. Here is a picture of her and the new kitty. They are NOt getting a long very well.

we also changed the kittens name from lily to Sassy. It is a sassy little thing. So very play full.

My niece is running for princess of the festival. WE find out if she is the winner tonight at 7pm. Here she is riding in a float at today's parade. I hope she wins, she is soooo very shy and this will do her some good,.

Here is my WIP pic. I have a little more of it done, just haven't taken a picture of it yet. I think I'm going to do the back stitching before I work on the border. I might have this done this month! That would be awesome. I'm off here to do a little more stitching before bed. I'm beat tonight, working all day, and then going to the festival wore me out.
I bought Hip Hop Abs off of eBay last week. I got it in the mail today. So tomorrow I'm going to start a new exercise routine. (Hip hop abs is a very popular exercise DVD, everyone here is into it., teaches you to exercise and a few new dance moves.) I finally broke down and sold my treadmill. I never used it and it was taken up so much space. I'd rather walk a few miles outside then inside on that machine. Keith had a fit but he's over it.

Jazzy is home!

Just a quick post to tell everyone after a week of being gone, Jazzy returned home yesterday! You are not going to belive the story I have to tell about it. Would tell you now but I've got to get to work. I'll post tonight, I promise!


WIP, Lost kitty,

Man what a busy weekend I've had. Cookouts, yard sales, and working. Seems like I haven't had a day off in a while. I've haven't been stitching much. Been spending time outside with boo and my sister. Been enjoying the pool. I've got a lot of things to share in this blog, hope I don't forget anything.
First of course is my WIP. I've been slowly stitching on Country Fall. Stitching the green is sooooo boring and the stitches are scattered about. Have to keep changing colors. I think today I will take a break from the green and work on back stitching or the boarder.

I finally received my spring exchange gift. Here is a picture of what she stitched for me. My partner was Monica P. I wish I knew her board name. This piece will hang in my front hall. I wish to hang many more welcome signs there.

Now for the sad news. Our cat Jazzy has ran off and we can't find her. She has been in our family for 6 years, got her when she was a kitten. She has always been an inside cat. Some how she must have gotten out. I've looked all over the neighborhood for her with no luck. She won't survive out there by her self. She is probably scared to death. I'm going to go out and look for her again soon as it is light out. I just don't understand how she could have gotten out. Unless she jumped out the window when we were putting in air conditioners. Neither Keith or I saw her jump out tho. We brought a new kitten home last week. Maybe she was pissed off because of it and decide to run. The new kitten is awesome. So very play full. Brandon just loves him. I have named the kitten lily. As soon as I can get a good picture I'll post it.

I finally talked Keith into getting cell phones! YAY! We used to have a net 10 phone. Hardly got service anywhere. Yesterday we got nextel phones. For both of us to have one it's 100$ a month. Unlimited text. I love to text. LOL I gotta sit down today and figure out how to use it.

Hmmm....what else did I want to write about.....Oh I remember. As of Monday June 9Th my parents are officially divorced. What a sad day that was. 32 years down the drain. Funny thing is my mother has called me everyday since just to talk. Used to be I wouldn't hear from her for months and months. Not sure what that is all about. But I've ran out of things to talk to her about. LOL OK that's not funny, but really, she is like a stranger to me now, and I don't' want to start a relationship with her again just to be thrown aside in a week. Does that make sense?

I'll end this post with a picture of Brandon. Check him out. He looks sooo mad being up in this tree. After I took the picture he started to cry so we took him down. That's my brother Dave with him, He is also our neighbor. I wished he would shave that dang hair off his face. LOL I can't stand it. Here is a picture of me in the pool. Plz don't' laugh. LOL Enjoy your week.


I don't have any pictures to share with you today. I haven't been stitching much. My son, Brandon, has been sick. It started Sunday night, high fever, 103.3. I started giving him Motrin and Tylenol ever 6 hours. He ran the fever all day Monday, wouldn't eat, but was drinking. Tuesday morning he's up at 5 am, crying, fussing, being awful. And he wouldn't drink anything. Every time he took a drink he would grab his throat. So off to the ER we went. Would have taken him to quick care but it wasn't open that early. We sat and waited for about 2 hours, of course by the time the nurse took his temp his fever was down. The doctor didn't see anything wrong with him, no fever, no breathing trouble, nothing wrong with his throat. He says to just give him Tylenol when needed. Grrrrrrrr!! Today he is back to normal. He was up playing in his room when I finally rolled out of bed. He ate breakfast (oatmeal) drank his milk and has been in a really good mood. Thank goodness. I was about to go crazy.

I sent my Gathering Eggs to be framed. I sent it to Sandra AKA Handie (from the 123 MB) in Canada. I sent it to her because she always post such nice framed pictures. I called this morning and paid her the 1st installment payment. She is allowing me to pay payments. I think that is sooo freak in awesome. I can't wait to get it back. Next week I should have the rest of the money to pay her in full. YAY!

I spent the morning cleaning my son's room. Boy was it a disaster. I've never seen such a mess. Guess that's what happens when I don't stay on top of it every day. LOL Toys were EVERYWHERE! Only took about an hour to clean up.

I am buying a tote bag from Heather from the 123 MB. I can't wait to get it. She sent me a picture of it and it looks awesome. She is selling them for a donation for the Michael recovery fund. I sent 20$ and feel guilty that I didn't' (couldn't) send more.

Also wanted to post that I have a BUNCH of anchor floss for sale/trade. I'm going to sort it out today some time.

Keith and I haven't seen much of each other this week. He's been busy helping a friend with his summer cabin. Staying away in til like 6 or 7 every night. Coming home and falling asleep on the couch. It's sorta frustrating. I'm stuck in the house all day with the kid and he's out doing god knows what. I'd like a few hours to myself in the evenings. Maybe once this cabin is finished life can get back to normal around here. I miss my stitching time. LOL

It's going to be hot and humid here today. Probably going to stay inside and keep cool. Maybe get some stitching done.

I forgot to add that i'm back on my diet as of today. I'm going to lose this last 15 pounds even if it kills me! Today I weighed in at 188. I'll keep you posted

It's summer time!

boy this heat is killing me. It's 11am here and already in the 90's. And humid. I can't stand the heat. Gives me a migraine. Night before last we decide to put up the kiddy pool. Brandon was loving it. Which is a surprise to me being that he HATES the water. He jumped in, with is dinner in his hand, and sat in it. It wasn't long and he was splashing and having a good ole time. His cousins joined him, they all had a great time. It took 6 hours to fill up this little pool. It's about 3 feet deep, 12 around. Nice for the kids, nice for me to just get in and cool off, or float on a raft for a tan. Here are some pictures of the kids.

Hopefully today we can go out and enjoy the water. Yesterday the water was still too cold and Brandon wouldn't stay in it. Fingers are crossed.

Here is a picture of my Country fall. I finished stitching her dress and now am working on what I think are her boots. I really don't like the coloring, hoping it turns out OK. The picture on the chart is very poor and you can't really make anything out. Today I've got to stitch on my ornament exchange. Haven't really decided what to stitch yet.

Today my mom and dad go to court for there divorce. It's sad, they were married for 32 years. I guess I just don't understand how she can throw all that away. She never sees her kids or grand kids. Heck boo doesn't even know her, she is basically a stranger to her. One day she will regret the things she has done to this family.

I've got to get off here and get to the post office. I have 5 packages to mail out. Stash packages. I'm trading some of my charts for 28 count linen. I can't wait to receive it. Oh I almost forgot. I bought a HUGE bag of anchor floss at a yard sale. I couldn't pass it up. Wonder if I could fine someone to trade/sale it too. I know I'll never use it. Anyways, ta ta for now.

And the winner is!

Sorry it's take me so long in posting the winner of the tatty teddy chart. No excuse other than I've been lazy this week. LOL Been spending a lot of time watching Life Time movies. What a great way to spend the days off, especially with all the rain that is falling out side. Anyways, I stuck everyones name in a hat and pulled out Chiloe! So pls email me with your address so I can get this in the mail to you soon.
I finished "You are my sunshine" over the weekend. It looks awesome. I do need to fix one of the boys eyes tho, they look really weird. LOL So today I will fix them and try to get it into a frame. This chart called for the use of CC floss. And Of course I don't have any of that. So I used DMC. I think it looks alright. Also the little boy that is pulling the wagon is suppose to be a girl. But a nice lady changed her for me. I can not for the life of me remember her name. I think it was Velda,I've deleted all my emails so I have no way of checking. Maybe she will see this and post. Anyways, this piece is a gift for my son. Going to hang it on his bed room wall.

Since finishing You are my sunshine. I have picked up Country Fall again. I've made great progress. After stitching on the linen going back to Aida is sooo nice. LOL It's like being gone from home all day and when you return it's so nice and relaxing. No thinking involved. LOL Anyways here is a picture of my progress. I really like stitching with the orange colors. I hope to buy Country summer next. I just wish these charts weren't so expensive. 20$ per chart! Anyways, I'm stitching this on 14 count Aida, on fabric called dirty tan.
I received a new HEAD chart this week. It is called American Angel. You should really go check it out. It is so very awesome. I'd like to start stitching it soon. Might pull the floss for it today. Make sure I have all the floss needed for it. It's like a 30 page chart. Would probably take me FOREVER to stitch it. I need some 25 count linen or evenweave. So if anyone has some White they would be willing to sell me I'd be forever great full.

Guess I must run. Brandon is wanting breakfast and I gotta get Keith to work. I hate his new job. At least with his old job someone picked him up every morning and brought him home. Now I gotta do it, drag boo out of bed, I hate it.