Stitch Therapy

Discovering me … one stitch at a time

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Help!

Work and life stuff have been crazy which means very little time for fun things… like blogging and stitching and lying around for hours mindlessly scrolling though Pinterest. Le sigh. What’s a girl to do?

This week I had to commute two days to NYC in the rain [equal parts boring (long train rides with dead cell phone battery) and stressful (meetings with angry people)], get a mammogram, AND go for my annual exam (if you know what I mean). It that isn’t the trifecta of an icky week, I don’t know what is. But enough complaining, let’s catch up on the fun stuff!

Thanksgiving was delicious. Tom’s parents do all of the hosting and cooking, so we just show up and eat. I used to mind this because I love hosting events, but have come to appreciate the benefits of this arrangement!

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Our elf on the shelf returned from the North Pole on Thanksgiving night.

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The boys were pretty excited, but Sammy wasn’t so impressed with his arrival.

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We spent a few days at the beach house. The weather was unseasonably warm and sunny.

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We discovered this new-fangled version of Pac-Man on the boardwalk. Not to brag or anything, but I was kind of a Ms. Pac-Man legend in the day. Isn’t it funny that when people say “not to brag,” they are totally bragging. But since I’m already bragging, I will tell you that I once had the high score on TWO separate Ms. Pac-Man machines at the same time on the boardwalk. Does that make me cooler in your eyes?

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Tom made me DO WORK while we were away, so I took this picture to show how totally hardworking and techie I am (nothing could be further from the truth) with two computers going at once!

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We made it out for dinner one night at our favorite shore spot. We always go for the Early Bird special and I always “pretend” that I don’t realize there is an Early Bird special when the waiter tells us about it.

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When we got home, Littlest was determined to learn how to skate board.

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I didn’t stitch at all, which gave Charlie ample opportunity to really get comfortable in my stitching basket.

First he just sat in it.

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Then he napped in it.

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Then he cleaned his you-know-what in it. UGH! CHARLIE!!!

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We had a strange bird meeting on our patio. There were more birds, but I couldn’t get them all in the picture. So weird, right? Can someone who knows more about birds than I do, tell me what they are doing?

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And, oh happy day(!), I found some cool cross stitch stuff at the thrift store.

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What’s new with you? Happy Thursday!

This and That

Hi there!

I haven’t written in a week and a half! I guess there hasn’t been all that much to write about. Last week was a grumpy one.

Recently, I signed up for a makeover your mornings ecourse. It covers things like figuring out your goals and prioritizing and all that jazz. Two of the goals that I set were to check at least 5 things off of my procrastination to-do list and drink 20 ounces of water each work day. A lot of the tasks are so simple but I kept putting them off. Now they are getting done and it’s surprisingly satisfying and motivating.

I’ve been kinda obsessed with Pinterest lately and have been pinning up a storm. This weekend I actually used some of my pins with various levels of success.

Listerine Foot Soak. Bleh. It tingled a little but worked no miracles on my feet.

DIY Oatmeal Packets. Yum. I brought one to work today.

Spicy Roasted Chicken Legs. They were tasty, but how could they not be with all of that butter?

Popsicles. Littlest gave them the thumbs up but we couldn’t get them to stick on the stick part. I screwed up popsicles?!

In a further fit of productivity, I did this…

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You all can appreciate this, right?!! IT’S ALL OF MY CROSS STITCHING SUPPLIES ORGANIZED IN BOXES!!! Squeeeeee!!!!

After I finished organizing them, I carried them nonchalantly into the room where Tom was watching TV to show off. I curse myself for not taking better pictures because they are so great.

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Speaking of cross stitching, here is the latest.

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I don’t love it so far but am trying to withhold judgement until I get further along.

Happy Monday!

Blah…

I finally bit the bullet and joined Pinterest. I know… I’m such a late adopter. People who know me know that I’m funny (funny-wierd, not funny-haha) about social media. I’m not much of a sharer. I like privacy. But this blog is helping me come out of my shell a bit. I like coming here and telling you all about my silly little activities. You all are so nice. Thank you.

What is not so nice is my case of the winter blahs. We are supposed to get more snow today. Ugh! I want Spring! warm sunny days! walks after dinner! green grass! I guess I just need to be patient for a few more weeks. Spring will eventually come.

I was so lazy and winter-depressed last night that we ordered pizza. Delicious hot yummy pizza. On the couch. Wearing jammies. That kinda cheered me up. Until it was all gone. Then I wanted more. Sigh.

I will leave you with a photo of me and the dogs during warmer, sunnier days. Aaaahhhh… Good times.

sunny days

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