Annette's Acre

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

Results

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?

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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.

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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.

Comments

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!