Friday, March 30, 2007


WVU won the NIT Basketball Championship game last night. Yay! If they couldn't go to the NCAA Tournament, at least they won the next best thing.

DD can count to 6. She's not even 2 years old yet. I think she could count to 10, but she refuses to say 7. Won't even attempt it. I know she doesn't realize that the numbers represent specific quantities. She was counting blocks as she stacked them and the number she said as she stacked never corresponded to the actual amount of blocks in her stack...she just said numbers, in order, from 1-6. Today when I put her down for a nap she was saying "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (pause) 8, 9, 10" I didn't think a 23-month-old could do that, so I'm a little shocked.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Oh the irony....

Now that's it's getting warmer, we're getting ads left on our driveway. The type that are in a plastic baggy with a small heavy something to weigh it down and dropped on the ground. I don't like this type of advertising--it's just littering to me. We went on a walk yesterday evening and I noticed that about 1/3 of the driveways still had the ad that I picked up from our driveway 2 days before. I wonder how long these will be there--all the mailboxes are at the street, so you figure people walk down the driveway at least once a day....are they just lazy? (Maybe they think the company that left it will come back, notice that they haven't picked it up and take it away?) This morning, there was again an ad sitting at the foot of the driveway when I went out for the newspaper. The nice thing is, it's trash day, so the can was at the street waiting for the trash guys to collect. So I only had to walk 5 feet to get rid of the offending litter, er, ad. The irony? It was an ad for a local trash collection service. Too funny.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Girls' Night Out

My DSiL, DNiece, and I went to a fund raiser for DN's school last night. It was a combination Bingo/Raffle deal. I actually won 2 Dr. Seuss books from the raffle, and I won Bingo once (on one of DSiL's cards so I graciously handed the prize ticket to DN who picked out a pink change purse for herself). DSiL won Bingo once (a Disney Princess kite for DN), and won a bike helmet from the raffle. DN won Bingo once, and got herself a BIG ball point pen. All in all, a very successful night out.

DH stayed home and kept DD. Who unfortunately was not the same sweet little girl after her nap that she was before her nap. I think I jinxed it with my post yesterday!

Friday, March 23, 2007

My sweet little girl is back!

And I hope it's not temporary. She was good as gold all morning. She happily splashed through her bath, and had no problem with the outfit I picked out for her to wear. I was going to take her out for lunch, but it started raining and I just didn't feel like dealing with it. Maybe next week. If it's sunny.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

A little of this, a little of that

I actually stitched a little bit last weekend. DD was napping while DH was watching NASCAR qualifying, and I was able to get about halfway across the last band on the blackwork before she woke up.

She surprised us by saying some numbers out loud while "reading" a book. I had been working with her on letters, but not numbers....

I think she's got the last of her molars coming in--she's been really fussy the past few days. To the point of crying and saying "NO! NO! NO!" when I get her dressed in the morning. And I was putting on one of her favorite shirts. She usually smiles and laughs and says "Sirt! SIRT! Pan! PAN! Ka! KA!" ("Shirt, Pants, Socks") when I dress her. I hope the terrible twos aren't starting early. I've been putting Baby Orajel on her gums, and that seems to placate her for a while. I can feel maybe one spot that a tooth could be starting to break through.

Friday, March 16, 2007


It's snowy. Not nice fluffy snow either. Sleet-y, freezing rain-y, snow-y, changes every 10 minutes or so kind of snow. On the plus side, I got The Sims 2 Seasons expansion pack yesterday. So now it can be summer in SimLand while it's winter in RealLifeLand. Yay!

Monday, March 12, 2007

Not so Amazing for me

Sigh. DH won our Amazing Race competition. Dustin and Kandice are still in the race, Rob and Amber are not. From 1st place in the first 3 legs to last in the fourth. Sigh.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

More Pictures

I worked on color correcting some of the pics in my finished album. I realized that I didn't photograph at least 3 other finishes--a little butterfly (my first project ever!), another horse, and one I did for my Grandmother. So I'll post those sometime. I also want to re-photograph some of the blurry ones and color correct a few more--I tried, but wasn't happy with the results. I'm not extremely good with color correcting (and my monitor isn't calibrated) so if anything looks weird please let me know. I've also got to dig into my stash and see if I can figure out the stuff I can't remember so I can label them better.

Saturday, March 10, 2007


Okay, so they're not the best pictures, but if you check the sidebar you can see my stitching WIPs. I'm going to try to get better pics at some point. Oh, and check out the link to my finished album...

Friday, March 09, 2007


We were very surprised by last night's American Idol outcome. Sabrina and Sundance should have made it to the top 12. In fact, Sabrina was the one that DH had his eye on and had declared her off limits to me. He's decided that he'll choose Jordin now. I'm going with Melinda. (At least Antonella is gone.) We don't actually call in and vote--although we probably will for the charity thing in April.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

I need to get out

So earlier this week I told DH "I think I'll go to the mall on Wednesday." and he replied "It's supposed to snow on Wednesday." And wouldn't you know--there's a layer of white on my yard and driveway today, and it's still coming down. Arrgh. I guess I'll go tomorrow or Friday, depending on how much more ends up on the ground. Sigh.