Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Non-Glamorous Side of Moving

Is there a "glamorous" side of moving?  Hmmmm.
Not a lot of fun, exciting, photogenic things happening
around here lately!

 Just some lazy intermittent packing.  
I need to get serious about this!
Maybe this weekend.....

I AM going thru a ton of stuff,

readying for a yard sale or two!
The hubs said I should bill it as a "home stager selling off her goods". 
All of those Thrifty Thursday finds, and then some
have really accumulated.  
I'm really scaling down the stuff.
But I know for certain I will have plenty of
great things to put in the new place!

I'm going to try and squeeze in some more knitting and stitching
in between box packing!
Wish me luck!


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Three Digits

Well this is exciting news!  The agency has decided they would like for me to stay with them and they're setting it up for me to work remote from Dallas!!

I think this could be an ideal situation!!  I will only be a three digit extension away!  Ain't technology grand!?

Friday, May 17, 2013

Did I Say 'Exciting'??

Did I say this whole moving thing was "exciting"?
What was I thinking?

 This whole change FRIGHTENING!!
We've run the gamut from excited.
To nauseous.
To sad.
To excited! 
What the heck are we DOING?
In the words of Birdie Conrad (You've Got Mail),
We're daring to imagine that we can have a different life!

So it's time to get down to business!

 Quite the daunting task ahead!
Packing up!
If you follow me on Instagram, then you probably already
know what our decision is!

We're going back to Dallas!
It's where we met. 
Where we started.
Where there is NOT 6 months of winter!
I advised the office yesterday,
and we're trying to see if it will be feasible for me to work remote
from home down there.
I'm all for giving that a try!  Though I'm not sure if it will
all come together.  I'm hopeful.  
Keep your fingers crossed!
If it doesn't work out, then it's not meant to be and there's
something else waiting for me in the Big D!

I've got six weeks to pack up 21 years!
There WILL be a thinning of sorts taking place around here!

For my sanity, 
I will still be squeezing in creative endeavors while packing and readying
for the move!

I've been doing at least two long rows on my
WearWithAll Stole every day.

Thank goodness for knitting.  It calms my nerves and settles the mind
when I start overthinking our decision and wondering
Change is HARD.  It's SCARY.
And it is a bit exciting too!


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mothers Day!

 Hello, Happy Sunday and Happy Mothers Day!
It's been a nice, relaxing, somewhat lazy day around here, 
and I am so okay with that!

I decided, because it's Mother's Day, to start a new sampler!

Frances Pool 1832 - 30ct WDW Parchment - WDW & GAST 2 over 2

I decided to start Frances Pool. 
I'm using the linen and threads as designed.  The color of the Weeks Parchment linen isn't coming across in my photo correctly, because it's a very nice warm linen!
Hoping the 30ct will enable me to get this one done in a somewhat normal amount of time!

The pups have been enjoying the lazy day too!

Hope you did something special today!


Saturday, May 11, 2013


I do love me a Saturday!  It's a lounging kind of morning for me!

I appreciate the response to my 'Loading Up' post, but feel as if I should clear up some things!

Does this look like a picture of someone who's in the process of moving??
I should have been more clear in that we are not RIGHT NOW moving.
This is the year that we have decided we WILL be moving!
We are not sure, at this moment, if it will be just across town to a new home here,
or if it will be across a few states back to Dallas and a warmer climate!
Or to small-town Nebraska where a grandchild lives!  
We just know we ARE MOVING this  year!
Exciting to have choices to make!
Not so exciting is the thought of boxing up stuff!
Thus the process begins of sorting through stuff
and readying for a move that may happen in a month, 
or in three months,
or in the fall!

But be assured, once the decision is made,
you'll be the first to know!
It's all just so exciting, isn't it?
If only the decisions were a bit easier and we weren't so 'cautious'.
I'm just about ready to throw caution to the wind!
I mean...if not now, then when??

I love new chapters!


Friday, May 10, 2013

Loading Up!

This is the year of the move for the hubs and I!

In preparation for loading up and moving out, 

Be sure and stop in from time to time as I continue
to unearth various treasures that have
been stored away!

I'll be adding things weekly!

Happy Friday!


Tuesday, May 07, 2013


I had a lovely package in my mailbox yesterday! As I briefly flipped through these books, I lovingly pet the cover when I was done. The hubs thought I was a tad bit off my rocker. Yes. I pet my books. Don't you?

Sunday, May 05, 2013

This & That

Happy Sunday evening!
Another weekend is winding down, and I am, once again, wishing it wasn't over!!

Just a little this & that this weekend.

I got inspired by Pinterest and pulled some fabrics....

 a new quilt is on the brain, but not quite to the cutting stage yet!

I finally, FINALLY, got to the point of another color change

 on the Wear With All Stole.  See that bit of blue/green peeking out?
I am very excited about that!
I really need to spend more time on that so it moves quicker, but that seems to be easier said than done!

Today has been rainy and gloomy,
but there was sunshine in my heart
and Cinco de Mayo on the calendar!


 and nachos....
and a bit of basic Spanish....

Bien! Bien!

I had grand notions of channeling
Michelle and working on my
And Then Sinned today.
She works on hers on Sundays and I think I will try and follow suit!

So I pulled it out...stitched a bit,
and then went and took a siesta!

 See that bit of sun peeking out?  
That's about it for my progress today!

Here's where I am.
Let's hope it grows every Sunday, if only a little bit!

Now I've got a heel to turn on a sock (aka The Purse Sock) that's been
hanging around in my bag.  And will probably knit out the rest of the weekend.

How was your weekend?


Thursday, May 02, 2013

Thrifty Thursday!

It's that time of week again. 
Time for Thrifty Thursday!

I stopped at the thrift store by the office
over my lunch today
and came away with a few goodies!

A nice little piece of salt glaze pottery!

Just a buck!  sold!

And then I spied these!

Saw the markings and knew they were Wilton Armetale....

I happily paid the $3.00 each for these lovely QueenAnne mugs!

Not a bad haul for the day!

Have you been out and about thrifting?  Find anything fun?
I'd love to hear about it!