Weekend Stitching Plans Gone Awry

  • Posted on February 20, 2006 at 2:25 pm

First, I want to say a big “Hi!” and “Thank you for reading!” to some new people who recently left comments in response to last week’s Stitching Blogger’s Question of the Week or elsewhere. So, I’m sending a shout out to Ami, Karin, Heather, Michelle, Anne and Singular Stitches. Thanks for putting up with my random, sometimes boring jibberish. 🙂 And I don’t mind in the least if you don’t want to leave comments. I know how time-consuming it is, but if you happen to feel moved by a particular post, please don’t be shy. Feel free to join in the commenting any time you want!

Second, this weekend went pretty well, though I’m afraid that the Stitch-A-Thon was cut rather short, due to player injury. 😉 I was stitching Saturday morning and while I was a little achy, possible from sleeping too long, I was feeling pretty good. By the time Terry came downstairs, I realized that I was starting to have some burning and pain in my right rotator cuff. That was a sure sign for me to stop, even though I didn’t until a little while later. So, unfortunately, that was the less than glorious end to my Stitch-A-Thon weekend!

Instead, we went out and worked on cleaning out the garage and reorganizing it. Well worth the effort, though I hate it when I pick something up and there’s a spider on it! 🙁 I don’t know if you know, my loyal readers, but I have a very healthy dislike and fear of spiders. There aren’t many things that frighten me (I happen to have a fascination about snakes and have even held one around my neck once), but spiders are NOT my friends. I have repeatedly warned them to stay out of my house. Any spider found inside my domicile is asked for (and shall receive) a death sentence. I’m sorry. I hate killing anything (which is why I make Terry do it), but they have been warned.

Anyway, back to the subject at hand. We quickly discovered that the shelving unit Terry had purchased, setup and started using out in the garage a few months ago is not going to hold enough of our junk. I think I might buy some plastic boxes to help hold some of the loose items like my gardening gloves, tools and seeds and other things like automotive fuses, bulbs and other assorted, seemingly “must have” items. We also need hooks to hang the bikes from the ceiling so that we can get them out of the way in a more efficient manner. So, a second shelving unit, some plastic boxes to organize and the bike hooks and then we’ll actually be able to fit 2 cars in the garage again! My poor old baby Grand Am will have to stay outside in the cold until she’s sold. 🙁 We’ll put the cover back on her soon, though. It had blown off earlier with all of the wild winds that we’ve seen this winter. We just need to punch some holes in the cover and use the reinforcements they included to bungee it down so that it hopefully won’t go anywhere.

After a successful endeavor in the garage Saturday afternoon, we sat and watched some TV shows that we had on the Tivo and then a movie. Starz was running their preview weekend and, even though I’m a subscriber, it helps to tape things during their free weekend because they run through a bunch of good stuff very quickly! As long as you don’t mind the occasional tickler at the bottom, reminding you that it’s their free weekend and enticing you to sign up, you can record a lot of movies that aren’t on very often. 😀 We ended up watching The Notebook, which didn’t start until 11PM or so. I enjoyed the whole thing, though Terry thought it moved rather slowly (and he’s probably right). The ending, though, sent us both into a tizzy, with tissues and tears everywhere! I thought that the movie was very good, although I cannot fathom watching it again. Too emotionally draining. But it was good.

The movie didn’t end until sometime after 1 AM. We were both exhausted at this point, so we went upstairs and didn’t get to sleep until after 2 AM. Needless to say that when we both woke up on Sunday (we never wake up at the same time; I always get up hours earlier than Terry does), I was AMAZED to find that it was 2 PM! I must be fighting something off to have slept in that late. 12 hours may be a regularity for Terry on the weekends, but it sure isn’t normal for me! We had barely enough time to run downstairs, eat a bowl of cereal, then come back up, shower and get ready to go. We were meeting people at a Chinese restaurant about 30 minutes away for a buffet dinner and our reservation was at 4 PM!

After we returned, we watched one final episode of TV left on the Tivo and then we watched the night’s episode of Charmed. Then it was on to the movie 6th Day that I wanted to wipe off to provide more space, but Terry had already watched. Not a bad movie. Good action, decent plot, but Arnold’s acting fell a bit flat. Not surprising, it’s just difficult for him to break out of the pure action movie genre. He seemed totally incapable of expressing real emotions in this movie, so it was a tad bit disappointing. But hey, it’s gone now! 😉

I’m hoping to attempt some stitching again tonight, as I still want/need to finish my second World Trade Center quilt panel this week. In addition, I picked out a piece to stitch for Laura’s memorial quilt, so I will need to kit that one up this week, if I can find the time. I think I need to buy that Organized Expressions software so that I can track with what projects my DMC flosses are kitted!

6 Comments on Weekend Stitching Plans Gone Awry

  1. AnneS says:

    After reading about your spider encounter, even with its minute descriptions, I had goosebumps on my arms! Personally I have no problem smothering the life out of the little creatures … I can’t harm anything else, but spiders are in a whole different category – called “terror things” … the stuff that nightmares are made of! That is my one true phobia – I’m shuddering here just thinking about it! Yuk!! The first thing I did when we moved into the last flat (and I did the same with this one), is to go around every doorframe and window frame with surface spray to stop spiders from coming in. Andrew had one he’d been ‘cultivating’ in their toilet (I had my own ensuite) – I said it had to go … and if he didn’t get rid of it nicely, then I would get rid of it. What does the &I%*$* do, but carry it up to me in his hands, right through the house, especially to see me and say “see, there’s nothing wrong with it” … then he opened his hands and the bl**dy thing had dropped out on the way and was merrily crawling around the lounge, ending up disappearing under the door of the storage cupboard … NOT happy, Jan! Andrew didn’t get a second chance – the cupboard was drowning in flyspray for the next few hours! Where spiders are concerned, I am definitely The Terminator – and I WILL be back if you have 8 legs and think you’re safe from me!! ;P

    I have to agree about the Notebook … loved it for the storyline, and bawled my eyes out at the end, but found it very very slow going, and definitely one I’m not in a hurry to see again – but enjoyed it immensely all the same.

  2. Von says:

    Oh you girls!! To be frightened of a little thing such as a spider, lol! No, I’m not afraid, but when I find them in my house – which is daily – they are soon dispatched to the great beyond. I’m hoping this latest cold snap will have controlled some of the local population, but am afraid it just wasn’t cold enough for long enough. The only spider to give me the willies was the black widow I found in my back yard shed. Got that one with the bug spray. 🙂 And the shed is gone too. 😀

    Loved The Notebook!!

  3. Cathy says:

    When reading your post about The Notebook I immediately thought about Anne. She recently watched this movie and posted that she was tearing up too! Sure enough, she’s already left you a comment! Well, I had the same reaction to the movie, but nonetheless, I loved it!

    Hope you are able to get some stitching in tonight!

  4. Zohrah says:

    That looks like a great software. Do you think Taneya have one of those with her extensive database that is really handy.

  5. ami says:

    Awww, thanks for the shout out 🙂

    I, too, am terrified of spiders. Actually, terrified doesn’t even begin to describe the level of fear I have of them. I understand that I am about a billion times larger than they are, but that doesn’t matter. Hate them. *shudders*

    And that software looks like something I could use too… hmm…

  6. Christine D says:

    Spiders in your home is a good sign – it is a harbringer of good luck! Have you read the Notebook? I cried through 75% of the book, so I am waiting until I need a good cry for the movie. Glad to hear it is worth it!

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