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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Just stopping in...

with a couple of updates.

News from Utah. The condo complex manager thinks the condo might be ready in time for DH's trip in February. The wallboard people have set a date. We're trying to think good thoughts. If they can finish the work by DH's trip in February, then we might STILL be able to get some rental $$$ from it (judging by the temps and snowfall so far it may be a nice, long ski season in Northern Utah.)

No, I didn't really lost 10.5 pounds this week. I ate so much crap this winter break that I assumed (based on how my clothes are fitting) that I had gained back all the weight I had lost before. Weighed in this morning and was thrilled to note that I had not gained much at all, but I was not going to change the ticker.

More goodies arrived yesterday (how much did I order, anyway?)

I ordered a handful of patterns from Crabapple Hill. This is my favorite - a pumpkin pin cushion.

Also tracked down the Victoria Sampler Heirloom Family chart I fell in love with on Calina's blog. While I was there I also fell for the Jingle Bells Xmas Tree Farm chart, both of which are now in my possession (fast service from Canada.)

And then there's this beauty.

No, I didn't order this. This is my Christmas present from my youngest. He bought something on Ebay well before Christmas and was very upset when it didn't arrive in time. He assures me it's "really cool, Mom." He's been fretting over it for weeks now, wondering if it would ever come and, if not, what kind of fight he would have to get his money back. I suspect he posted a negative comment about the seller, which prompted the seller to send the package (finally). Here is is, two weeks after Christmas. I didn't mind (I had plenty of goodies for Christmas and was really just enjoying his company), but I hated to watch him suffer this frustration on top of several others at the end of the year.

So, it's here now and I have to wait until the weekend when he will have some time off and will be able to watch me open it.


vEr0n!c@ said...

Love the pumpkin pin cushion. It's a lovely combination of cute and elegant.

Chiloe said...

What can it be??? Is it heavy? Yes , I'm soooooooooo curious ... :-p It looks like a frame ??? Maybe a already stitched piece ??? like a mirabilia??? Can't wait for the week end !!! lol

Missy said...

Okay, first, I love the VS charts. They are so pretty.

Second, the eBay win is about killing me...the suspense! Arrgh!

Third, I know this is late...but WTF NH? Come on. Did you hear that Kerry came out for Barack? I thought that was interesting. Why not come out for your former running mate, John Edwards? Anyway, I digress.

I will be waiting with baited breath (not really since I had the teeth cleaned yesterday) to see what you got in the package.

: )