Annette's Acre

Stitching, knitting, reading, life…whatever catches my eye
September 7th, 2008 by Annette


First off, my final Olympic medal results – 0

That’s right, zero, zip, nada.  I failed to finish off the UFO RR on the Sunday so that left me in a distant fourth place on the medals.  Putting in a significant number of hours on black linen in one day was simply too much of an obstacle to overcome 🙁

I did put in the hours thru the course of the week and mailed the piece back home last weekend.  I then turned my attention to the next batch of exchanges.

September is a tad bit crowded:

1 – Fair & Square Halloween Round (Due 10/1)

2 – Fair & Square Round 9 (Due 9/29)

3 – Hooked on Exchanging – Halloween (Due 10/1)

4 – Hooked on Exchanging – Mattress Pincushion (Due 10/15)

5 – Winter Neighborhood Round Robin (Due 10/8 so I can hand-deliver to Missy Ann in Louisville)

Oh my.

As of this writing,  I’ve completed stitching on #1, I’ve got about 40% done on #2 and have so many ideas for 3 & 4 that I can’t make a decision.  The RR hasn’t made it here from Canada, so while I’ve got at least four possibilities in mind, until I have the piece in hand, I’m not going to spend any more time planning 😉

Of course this won’t stop me from signing up for additional F&S rounds (already on for 10) and who knows what will appear on the HoE blog.  I’m resisting the ornament round, but I will be moderating a bookmark round sometime before the end of the year…..   Good thing I’ve got about four weeks of vacation across November and December 🙂  Maybe then I can stitch for me?


Yesterday, I took K to Borders.  She was looking for one book.  I was looking for one book.

She had to order hers: Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs.

She bought: Shapechanger’s Song (Chronicles of the Cheysuli – Omnibus One) by Jennifer Roberson  [ I loved this series and am glad to see they’ve got it condensed to four books now] and The Hob’s Bargain by Patricia Briggs.

I found my book: Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer [And I *just* realized I bought the wrong one. I need New Moon first.  Argh.]

I also bought: Silks by Dick Francis/Felix Francis [Had no idea there was a new Francis!], Black Powder War and Empire of Ivory by Naomi Novik and Here, There Be Dragons by James Owen for Z.

Today, I finally broke down and bought myself a Kindle.  Which means I get to buy *more* books next week :D.  Of the books I bought yesterday, only Silks would have been a Kindle possibility as the rest will also be read by one of my kids, so I don’t feel *too* bad about the indulgence.

Why the purchase now?  Because my dear spouse is now gainfully employed and doing quite well.  He got his first paycheck on Friday and I am optimistic they will continue for quite a while.  He’s working at the same company I do (think charge cards – green ones) as a contractor (I’m an employee).  He’s in a different building (we have several locations in Phoenix) and for a group unrelated to mine (though also in Technology), so while I did facilitate the introduction, that’s as far as my involvement went.  We’ve gone thru three weeks of adjustment to new schedules but we’re all managing well.


Anyone else excited for House to start next week?   We’re also going to give Fringe a shot this week.  Looks very interesting.  We’re now caught up on Heroes, so ready for that to begin on the 22nd.  Also on the “give it a try” list is Crusoe.

Our latest Sci-Fi find is Eureka.   K and I watched a mini-marathon (five episodes) last week and liked it well enough to order both Season 1 and 2 on DVD.


4 Responses to “Results”
  1. I know you’ve been looking at the Kindles for a while! Glad you finally got one. And especially glad for the reason it was suddenly affordable! 🙂

  2. I bought ‘Silks’ today 🙂

  3. I’m thinking about a Kindle for my birthday – I don’t know anyone who has one who doesn’t like it. Can’t wait! (November) 🙂

  4. Yay on your DH getting a job! I prefer my green cards in platinum (although I’ve never owned one – gold is as high up as they let me go!)

    I’m sorry that you didn’t medal, but it sounds like you made a valiant effort!