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Friday, May 20, 2011

May Mayhem winding down

End of the School Year activities are winding down.  Saturday I attended Tony's gf's senior piano recital (wonderful!) and Tony's recital the follwoing day.  I'm amazed by the kids' talent but even more blown away that they play these challenging pieces by memory.

I took a few pics of T at the piano after the recital.




I worked the final marching band boot camp Tuesday night and missed the NCIS season finale. Thank goodness for On Demand!

Last night was Band-o-Rama where all the bands from 6th grade through HS play some fun music.  Some of them include costumes and kids (and directors) hamming it up.  T's band played La Cucarrcho;  many of the kids wore Mexican hats, etc., some bug antennae (including T), and the director wore a cockroach costume.  Towards the end of the piece one of the kids chased him and sprayed him with "bug spray" and the director fell on his back and started waving his "legs" in the air as he "died".  Cute!

Other excitement for the week was that we had our roof replaced.  No leaks yet but it's time.  It's hard writing out that check and I can't excitedly tell friends to drive by to admire the new roof but it feels good to have this done, esp. before hurricane season.

Hopefully T finishes up his Eagle project Sat.

On the stitching front, I'm working on a model so not much personal stitching.  I did get a bit done in my Novalee and Beds of Roses pieces.  I'm itching to start CCN's Red, White, and Bloom but I need to finish something first and gather up the materials.




Until next time, Happy Stitching!

Friday, May 13, 2011

I actually stitched some this week!

I'm mostly better from "the plague" or whatever I had.  Now DH has it...but he's starting to feel better already.

This week has flown by...in addition to all the wife and mom stuff, we've been in the process of getting bids to get our roof replaced.  Cha ching!!  We've reroofed before and I have to tell you that you should have a lot more fun showing off your new roof for all that $$ you spend to get it done.  I picked out the color yesterday.  They roofer we chose made a big deal out of suggesting the wife pick it out and told me how beautiful it would be.  I made a slight change but it's going to pretty much match what's up there now....just newer and less faded.  It will be good to have out of the way...esp. before hurricane season starts again.

Speaking of hurricanes, we finally got some rain yesterday.  It had been 2 months so we could use some more.

T and DH continue to work on T's Eagle project.  They're hoping to finish up in a couple more weekends.  We're ALL hoping they do.

In addition this weekend, T's gf has her senior piano recital.  (I think I'll go to this), T has his piano recital (I know I'll go to this) and DS returns home for the summer.

Now for some stitching:  I worked a bit this week on my bap (Village Square Sampler), Beds of Roses, a sal from the Novalee02 blog, and LHN's Liberty and Justice.


Also, Nikki at Country Cottage Needleworks just released a model I stitched for her.  You can see it here:


I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day out there to all the mothers and children of wonderful mothers.

Sorry I haven't posted in a while.  It's been rather busy around here with the end of the school year activities mounting up.  I accompanied my DS's band on their spring trip to Dallas last week.  The kids performed in a concert competition in a wonderful concert hall (smoked the competition).  The hall was gorgeous and the acoustics were fantastic.  In no particular order, we enjoyed dinner and some jousting at Midieval Nights (some of the girls---both teens and moms--swooned over some of the cute knights), dined at Hard Rock Cafe and had a rocking breakfast at House of Blues, toured the JFK (6th Floor) Museum, rode some roller coasters at Six Flags, and had a behind the scenes tour at Cowboy Stadium culminating with the kids being able to play some football and throw frisbees on the field.  Unfortunately one of our kids came down wrong on his ankle so we had an unscheduled visit by the EMS who took him to get checked out.  He's ok and now has quite a story to tell about his experience.

The weekend was cold and rainy and I couldn't yell at the kids for forgetting to pack/wear their jackets b/c guess who forgot to pack hers too.  lol!  Do you know how hard it is to find a hoodie at a TX amusement park?  Slim pickin's!  That's why DS and I have matching hoodies.  Poor kid!  I tried not to hang with him too much with our mother/son hoodies.  He was a good sport, though.  And...since another DS attends UT, these will come in handy another time.

The first band Boot Camp was Tuesday (I work those helping monitor the kids, pass out tyelnol, ice bags, etc. if needed, and directing traffic (so parents don't drive on the portion of the parking lot that serves as the "field".  That same night, our DS was initiated into National Honor Society.



My throat started hurting on the trip and I just couldn't seem to get my energy level back up.  Turns out I had a horrible cold or flu that really knocked me off my feet.  I'm feeling a lot better now but still pretty low-energy.  (I couldn't stitch for most of the week which is a big indication of how bad I felt.)



DS's band banquet was Friday night.  It's so convenient that he can drive himself to things like that now.  It would have been a golden opportunity for DH and me to go out to dinner but I only had an appetite for a bowl of soup.

This weekend DS and DH (and some other friendly Boy Scouts and a Scout dad) have been working on his Eagle project.  He's replacing 2 footbridges (feetbridge?) at a local Bird Observatory.  They ran into a glitch yesterday but have figured it out and got the frame for one of the bridges cemented in this afternoon.  I'd taken pizza over to "the crew" yesterday and lost my reading glasses.  I thought they were just gone but today DS found them for me.  He's joking that finding them is my mother's day gift.  Speaking of gifts....I've been offered a smart phone if I want it.  Since it's not really a necessity, I'm mulling over if I really want the extra montlhy fee on our phone plan...but I'm leaning towards getting it.

I've been stitching a bit the last couple of days...working more on my bap sampler and also started a seasonal sal piece where you get the next part by emailing a pic of the finished part to the designer.  I also started a sampler called Bed of Roses which is monochrome.  I'm using GAST Faded Roses for that one.

DS #2 has finals this coming week at college (and has a cold, darn it).  Potentially he could be home for the summer by next Sunday.  (Which means I have to clean my stuff out of his room this week.)

I hope to get time soon to "redecorate" my blog and maybe post some stitching progress pics.