Annette's Acre

Stitching, knitting, reading, life…whatever catches my eye
November 30th, 2008 by Annette

What a Week!

I was off work for the last week and evidently took a blogging break, too!

My week’s accomplishments:

Really enjoyed Twilight on Friday night 🙂

I read four books in Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark-Hunter series.  Addictive series, I must admit.

I made three bottlecap pincushions (Wed) (one is off for an exchange, so here are the other two):

I stitched and finished a Turkey Ornament (Waxing Moon Designs “Happy Turkey Day” in DMC on Willow Green Cashel) for the Seasonal Ornament Blog (yes, it’s actually a pinkeep.  I have a basket with several and I wanted him to hang out there all year)

Made Thanksgiving dinner for my family – only the four of us this year (turkey breast in the slow cooker -came out very good!). Kylie had pie duty.  She made one pumpkin and one pecan.  Both very tasty.

Celebrated my 11th wedding anniversary with my dearest husband on Friday.  I am a lucky woman.

Watched a couple movies:  Hancock (liked it) and The Lake House (can’t believe I missed this one until now!  I adore Keanu Reeves…)

Completed kids’ Christmas shopping.  Waiting on spouse to decide if he wants XM or Sirius portable radio so I can finish his.  Have at least a list of items for the extended family…..

Completed the “take home workbook” from my certification class last week.   Haven’t received the results yet.

Went out on “Black Friday” but found very little traffic!  DH and I failed to score the Blu-Ray player we were hoping to get (out already at first place), but he did get the same player for just a tiny bit more at another store that afternoon (and without any crowd).

Took kids to see Bolt on Friday.  Good kid movie.

Ordered (and received) fabric that I hoped would work for Bluebeard’s Princess.  Splash Cashel from Picture this Plus.  Ummm….no.  It’s just way too bright for me (very turquoise-y).  If anyone is interested in taking if off my hands, please let me know.  $25 (what I paid and I’ll cover shipping).   I also got a cut of Babbling Brook Jobelan, but that’s not giving me the warm fuzzies either.  I’ll do a bit more stash searching on my holiday break (starts Dec 10!) to see if I have anything that may work.

Claire tagged me for a meme…

Here are the tag rules:
Rule #1 ~ Link to the person that tagged you.
Rule #2 ~ Post the rules on your Blog.
Rule #3 ~ Write 6 random things about yourself.
Rule #4 ~ Tag 6 people at the end of your post.
Rule #5 ~ Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their Blog.
Rule #6 ~ Let the tagger know your entry is up.

Here are my six random things:

1 – I’m terribly addicted to a game on Facebook called PackRat.  You just wouldn’t think collecting “cards” would be so much fun.  Thankfully, I am not alone in this pursuit.  😀

2 – I hate horror movies.  Mike (DH) will rent a bunch and he and Kylie will happily watch them while Zach and I find other amusement.

3 – I enjoy cooking/baking but don’t feel like I have a lot of time to do either.  I tend to make more “involved” recipes on Sunday and keep it as simple as possible during the week.  Even then, Kylie cooks more than I do during the work week.

4 – Meatloaf and green beans are the yuckiest things ever.  Blech.  Brussel sprouts, beets and squash are yummy.

5 – I read voraciously.  Fantasy and mystery are the preferred genres, but am enjoying more romance lately.  They usually have a touch of fantasy or mystery woven in (Nora Roberts, for example).

6 – When I’m driving, I usually listen to the “80’s on 8” channel on XM.


4 Responses to “What a Week!”
  1. Love those pincushions!!!! *adding to my huge list of ideas to do/steal*

    Glad to hear Bolt was good, I haven’t been to the movies in so long. I really need to grab ds & go.

  2. Melissa C. says

    Holy busyness Batman! Your pincushions and turkey are super cute.

  3. I love those pin cushions. I’ve saved up some bottle caps to make some of my own.

    I hate horror movies too.*shudder*

  4. Happy anniversary! Sorry I’m late.