Thursday, August 19, 2010

We can only be positive :)

Oh boy!!  Just when we think things are going great, something comes along and bites us in a**!!

Let me start with Mathai's horse show.  He did GREAT!!   Got 3rd place out of 10 riders :)  we couldn't have asked for him to do any better.  Here he is...








I have been working on my cross stitch, excited to be almost finished with the butterflies!  Really getting tired of all the back stitch.  I know that it adds to the project, but man does it really suck :)  So, thinking life is going along great...

The other day, Hubby was on his way to pick up a co-worker and had an accident in my truck.  Now the truck is in the shop getting mechanical and body work done :(  Wonder how much this is going to cost in the long run.  Yes, we have insurance, but there is always something that isn't covered...

Oh well, Life Goes On :)  I'll just keep being positive and thinking happy thoughts..LOL  

Guess it's time to stitch!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

One Focus

It seems like this week has flown by!  We have had only one thing on our mind, and that is tomorrows show.  Mathai is determined to win a trophy, I hope he isn't disappointed at the end of the day.

Today has been spent getting ironing and packing.  The car is loaded and bathes are taken, now to have dinner and then off to bed.  We will be getting up around 5am :(  I am NOT a morning person!!  There will be a 2 1/2 hour drive to get to the stadium where the show is being held.

The only down fall about this week is that my stitching is non-existent :(  With all the prepping, I just haven't found the time for a single stitch.  I'll get it going again on Sunday I hope :)

I will get some pics up tomorrow evening!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Life Goes On

We are enjoying our newest family member Shmi, and she seems to have found her place with us.  She loves to cuddle and be where we are, that is exactly what I was looking for!!

Mathai is ready for his first horse show on Sat.  I'm very nervous and excited.  I know that he is very competitive, and will be crushed if he doesn't do well.  I'm hoping and praying for the best.






I have counted wrong on my butterflies, so I'm trying to see if I can "correct" it with out frogging??  I'm thinking I can, no one would know...right???  LOL...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

What a weekend

To our great sadness, we had to put our cat to sleep this past Saturday :(  We had adopted her about 10 years ago from our local animal shelter.  The past week or so, we could see that she wasn't herself so on Sat. I took her to the vet.  It was a hard, but the most loving, decision that I had to make.  The vet said that she was in liver failure and her outlook was grim, so there was only one loving thing to do.

RIP Pooch 1996-2010


Yesterday, we decided that there was an emptiness in the house.  Mathai and I went to the same shelter that we adopted Poocha from and picked out a kitty that was in need of a new forever home.  Mathai is into Star Wars the Clone Wars, so he decided that kitty had that go from Madaliene to Shmi.  Meet Shmi!



I have still been stitching along on the Alphabet piece, but am getting really fed up with the back stitching.  I know that it brings the pieces to life, but they are so gosh darn tedious!  I'll get an updated pic in another day or so :)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Getting Ready for His First Show

Mathai had a riding lesson today, afterward we were told that he is ready for his first show! I'm excited, he is excited and Hubby is seeing the $'s as they fly out the window :)
Mathai has worked very hard to compete, and now his efforts are going to pay off. He will tell you that he wants a trophy! I hope he settles for a ribbon for now :)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Little at a time

C and D are done along with another butterfly. B, C and D look crunched together, but I guess it will balance out when I get the next row going, at least I hope!!

Always going back to the things I love

There are things that I can't seem to be without. I like crochet and knitting, but I dearly love to cross stitch. There is something about transfering a graph to a fabric and having a wonderful picture come to life :) It's relaxing beyond belief!
Recently I purchased a kit (on sale :) ) while I was waiting for "Shades of Red" to come in the mail. I'm going to finish the Alphabet Butterflies before starting the other. I did think about getting both going, but I'm a little fearful of that, so one at a time for me right now.
With that said, I'm going to get my coffee and start the morning with some stitching...

Monday, July 12, 2010

So much has been happening.

The livingroom is finished!! Walls are painted and carpet is in, I couldn't be happier with the results. Mathai has finished pre k and will be moving on to kindergarten in the fall. We started him with riding lessons! He is getting lessons from a nationally renowned stable. Both sanish and I are learning as we go. Hubby bought a new car, yep again, this time he got a BMW. It's a sharp looking car and really fun to drive, so I'm not complaining a bit. As for me, I'm taking up a new hobby! I bought a counted cross stitch pattern :) I can't wait to get started on it!! I'll be posting pictures, never fear. Guess that is about all right now.
Here is a clip of Mathai's riding lesson:
video

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Busy Morning Already

I started this morning by wrestling a 270 lb sofa from the living room to the dining room. I asked Hubby last night to help, but he never answered, so I moved it this morning. When he came downstairs, he said "Oh, I guess you didn't need my help." I was kinda upset, I really could have used the help, but sometimes getting him to help is like asking him to cut off an arm or leg, so I just go on without the help. I was looking at the calendar and realised that I have almost 3 weeks to paint and not 2, so I'm happy. This weekend we can get the paint! I still refuse to paint while Hubby is here :) It would be sooo much easier and less stressful without his help. Guess that's all...

Monday, March 8, 2010

Preping the walls

I spent today emptying out the livingroom and getting the walls ready for paint. I decided I didn't like the color that we tested, it was just too orange for me. I picked another color called Cottage Yellow, I'm thinking that will look great with the new carpet. Got a call from Lowe's, and they will be shipping the carpet roll to them on the 24th of this month, that means that we could have it installed by the end of that week!! I can't wait to get it finished!! I will be honest, when we were told that it would be at the store in 2 weeks, that is what I was planning on, but what's another week I guess...More soon.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

First Big Project

Hubby and I have decided the living room needed a makeover. Today we ordered new carpeting and are pondering over a paint color. Currently there is a swatch on the wall, and I'm trying to decide if I like it or not. It's a little more orange then what I first thought, but I'm hoping with the dark colored carpet, it will be OK. Hubby and I don't work well on projects together, so this have me very worried. I'm hoping that I can do most of it while him and Mathai are gone :) I'll update soon. The knit throw that I'm working on is coming along well. I'm slowing down a little on it, as my wrist is starting to hurt and I think it might be carpal tunnel syndrome :(

Monday, February 22, 2010

Clean Up Starts

I made some calls today to get some of the issues with the cc reversed. I have to say, I was surprised that it was kinda easy. I only hope that people keep their word! I still feel sick to my stomach, I'm sure that it's just stress over causing hubby extra stress. I was hoping to try to take some of the stress off of him, only to give him more. I feel like scum of the earth right now becuase of that.

Oh I'm Toast

OK, so I started this blog to catalog the miss adventures of my life. I tend to go about life oblivious to somethings, then suddenly all the things I overlooked are pointed out and I realise that I've made a mess. I tried to start my own home party business a few months ago, Hubby discovered that the cc that I was using (until this morning was still using) had a larger balance on it then what it should have. OK...so he starts delving into the charges, and found several that shouldn't have been there. I didn't have a clue! The balance on the card is $3,100.00, more then what should be on it, but not good either. What does this mean? I have a problem paying attention to what I charge and what charges hit my cc. Hubby isn't screaming mad, but I'm kicking myself. I have been walking around the past few days on cloud 9, only to have life come crashing down. I'm not continuing with the business, and now I need to focus on what is important to me. I don't know if there is a shoppers anonymous around here or not, but I'll see what I can by myself.... I'll keep you posted..