Monday, December 20, 2010

Wrapping up 2010.

My wonderful hubby and I are in our new home!! We are all unpacked and settled. I have been stitching  bunch lately!!

My sister is staying with my Aunt about 2 hours away, although not the most comfortable fit its stable and she is working a full time job!! She is saving money and is hoping to eventually save enough to get her own place here again. I am keeping my fingers crossed and saying many prayers for her!

 Christmas is here! I can't believe it already, man when I was a kid it took FOREVER for Christmas to arrive now I blink and its here!!

For Christmas, man I work most of the holiday I am going to my in laws on Christmas day after sleeping a bit from working all night. Then later that night my sister will come and stay at our new home and we are going to cook a Christmas dinner on Sunday. Start our own traditions. I have invited my dad.....

I lost the stitchy bug for a while during this summer, but I have been stitching a lot lately. I will post a pic of my progress on here at the end of this post. When I finish the bless this home project I will start on my Starry Night kit made my lady bug designs I am so exctited and nervous to start such a large project.

Its been a great year. My hubby finished school got a full time job we bought a home. Now hopefully next year we will be expanding our family. Hopefully some baby stitching to come next year?

Here is a pic of my progress

Sunday, August 1, 2010

I forgot!

Just realized while going through comments that I never posted a completed picture of the "Today is not your day" project. So here it is!!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

My fingers are crossed will you cross your for me too?

My hubby and I put in an offer on a house!!
We had been looking at houses on line my cosin in and agent so he is our buyer agent. Long story short he had sent us some current listings my sister was looking at one with me and was like look at this one...I was afriad it wasn't in our price range but fell in love. Then the day we are looking at houses in person. My agent tells me I have a house you need to see, its priced a little more than you guys were looking at but, its a movtivated seller and I think you could get a good deal. So we go to look at the house...and its the one I fell in love with!!  Two days later we are pre approved for a loan...and put in an offer. My agent told us to bid under what we were willing to give so that we had some negotiation room. Well he calls us that evening and says that he has good news and bad news. The good news was that there is a pretty good chance we will get the house at the low bid...the bad news was that is make take a few months to clear. Apparently after our offer...the owner has decided to do a short sale. Which takes a few months to process. So its a long few months of waiting. But..on a side note there were renters in the house so we would of been required to give them three months notice anyways. So now I don't have to feel guilty asking someone to leave where they are living!! So my fingers are crossed I will try to update as I know.

This has also given me a reason to catch up on my SAL "my little heart" so that I can work on the bless this home for hopefully our new home!!

I am so stoked I am afraid to get my hopes up.

I have worked 9 days of the last 14. So I haven't been able to volunteer much, I miss it but know it will be there soon!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Whoops!--well not really

Well it has been a long while since I have written. So Sorry!
I have been really busy! I love my new job sister has moved back near me. We have been making up for a lot of lost time, and I love it!! Plus I have a friend who is soon to move about 1 hour and 30 minutes away so we are spending a lot of time before she leaves. It is a positive move or at least she really feels this is what she needs to do so I am very happy for her.

So enough excuses, and on to stitching!! I finally finished my today is not your day project and in face am working on the My Little Heart SAL Stitch along that I found through the Cross Stitch Forum. I have been stitching during down time at work. I have to say though that a lot of my off time I think is going to be going to something other than stitching even though I enjoy it!!

A guy I went to high school with...over the last two years has started a homeless day shelter and I have been volunteering time there! I can't even start to explain how great it is to feel like you are giving back to your community! I mean I have only been there for two days and have been only driving the founder and one of the clients around trying to help him find an apartment. So far this organization has assisted about 40 people go from living in the woods in tents to living in homes with incomes and being pretty much self sufficient. Its great!!

For the first time in a long seems like EVERYTHING is falling into place. I have a job I well as my hubby, my sister is back with her family step-mom and I are finally getting along!! Even growing closer. My hubby and I are planing to buy a house soon and start trying for babies. I am finally in somewhat of a position to give back even though I'm not giving money I am giving time...

I keep waiting for the anvil to fall. :) I am truly blessed!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Well Well!

When I was in nursing school. I worked on a inpatient rehab unit (not drug rehab but physical therapy rehab). When I finished nursing school I was not hired for two reasons, one they did not have any positions open and the nurse manager stated that she did not hire new grads that she wanted them to have other experiences first. Well after I had my conversation with my boss. I talked to my hubby, about where I would go. Rehab was a first thought, but they never have a full time position open. Guess what...they did. I applied....I interviewed then did a second interview...and got hired!!!! My first day there is the 26th of this month. So as of now I only have 9 days left in the ER. I am excited!!

I did not get to do a lot of stitching, a friend of mine is going through some rough stuff and have spent a lot of time over here...she and her boyfriend have broken up. She doesn't want to be she has been hanging out here a lot. Which is fine but I did not get to stitch.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Update, As Promised

Well here is a weekly update. I am going to try and start loading at least weekly picture updates of my work. Going back to work. Hopefully this week will be good!!


Hope you guys (if anyone reads this) have a safe and Happy Week!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.
                                                                  ~King Whitney Jr.~~
Well...How to start. I love my job in ER, but I have not been happy for a while. After much prayer for signs on whether or not the ER is right for me. I had a conversation with my boss and we both agree that ER is not the place for me. My pride is hurt buuttt it is something I have none for a while. I had an interview today with a lady I used to work for. NOw I will be going back for a sort of second interview with charge nurses from the night shift. *Crosses Fingers* I have worked on this unit before as a nurse tech and loved it!!!!! I really miss these patients and the people that work there. This am while waiting for the boss to get out of a meeting for our interview. Everyone spoke to me and were asking when I was coming back I told them that I was hoping to and that is why I was there. I am very excited and trying to look at this as a positive change. I am thanking God that I have a fair boss even know who is working with me while I look for a job instead of terminating me!!
I am more than half way done with my sisters project!! I will post pics soon. I am going to start a project called my heart it is a monthly SAL with a different picture for each month with a heart on my description makes no sense..I am about to start some stitching now while waiting for my calbe guy to come and fix our cable BLAH.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

100 things!

 Okay. So I saw this on another blog..and she said she had gotten from another blog. So I thought I would do the same. Please feel free to copy and paste and change to your own answers on your own blog.
1. How old will you be in five years? 31. wow.

2. Who did you spend at least two hours with today? My friends from the cross stitch forum. Virtually of course. For the last two hours though I have sat in bed next to my snoring hubby while looking on blogs forum etc.

3. How tall are you? 5’6

4. What do you look forward to most in the next six months? Six months hmm. I don't know my hubby and I have a lot of maybe plans. Possibly looking into buying a house, and possibly thinking of trying for a child.0

5. What's the last movie you saw? Uhh P.s I love you...this was like the third time I have seen it but I finally talked my wonderful hubs into watching it with me.

6. Who was the last person you called?  My parents last night waiting for them to get to the pining ceremony for my hubs.

7. Who was the last person to call you? I think it was my husband...or my dad dunno know. 

8. What was the last text message you received? Not sure my phone is off and charging. Will prob have like 8 msgs when I turn it back on LOL

9. Who was the last person to leave you a voice mail? My boss. again last voicemail I listened to...not sure how many are there now.

10. Do you prefer to call or text? It really depends, on the situation. 

11. What were you doing at 12 am last night? Sleeping which is odd for me I am usually up way late!

12. Are your parents married/separated/divorced? None of the above? My dad was widowed in 1998 but he then remarried to my stepmother in 1999.

13. When is the last time you saw your mom? May 23rd 1998. If you don't count her funeral. (not trying to be morbid I swear Just answering the question...I re-read and realized how...cold this sounded)

14. What color are your eyes? A greenish, greyish blue. My hubs swears they are Green when I am happy...Blue if i'm not feeling well/tired, and Grey if I'm angry. I think it just depends on what color I am wearing.

15. What time did you wake up today? 5:30 am

16. What are you wearing right now? Jeans, top and cardigan

17. What is your favourite Christmas song? Hmm. Thistle Hair the christmas bear by Alabama-Alabama Christmas music reminds me of my childhood. OOO or Carol of the Bells by Mannheim Steamroller.

18. Where is your favourite place to be? With family. Or home of family.

19. Where is your least favourite place to be? Errr I don't really know. Anywhere I do not feel welcome.

20. Where would you go if you could go anywhere? I would love to visit Greece.

21. Where do you think you'll be in 10 years? Hopefully in a house with a child or two.

22. Do you tan or burn? I tanned when I was a child but now I tend to burn more, unless I expose myself very slowly.

23. What did you fear was going to get you at night as a child? The Tusky tooth Whooly booger. A thing my dad made up. He even had a "call for it" a sound he made that would call it to us.

24. What was the last thing that really made you laugh? My Neice last night at the resturant. The story sounds horrible but you know out of the mouths of babes. Some how she has learned that those things under her shirt are called "boobies" and last night in the parking lot she lifted her shirt and said look at my boobies just as people we don't know were passing...O the judgmental looks that we got. We all said Bri NO!! but were laughing to hard for it to be effective admonishment.

25. How many TVs do you have in your house? 2

26. How big is your bed? Queen

27. Do you have a laptop or desktop computer? laptop

28. Do you sleep with or without clothes on? On

29. What colour are your sheets? brown gold burgandy white

30. How many pillows do you sleep with? 2

31. What is your favourite season? spring or fall its a tie

32. What do you like about fall? tempature. leaves. breeze. campfires. love it

33. What do you like about winter? I like winter clothes.

34. What do you like about the summer? Swimming. Camping. Cooking out.

35. What do you like about spring?Cool mornings

36. How many states/provinces have you lived in? 1

37. What cities/towns have you lived in?1

38. Do you prefer shoes, socks, or bare feet? Barefoot

39. Are you a social person? Somewhat, I am very talkative but don't like to approach people myself?

40. What was the last thing you ate? leftover ovenroasted red potatoes with ranch dressing

41. What is your favourite restaurant?I am on a Las Palmas kick they have great margaritas too!

42. What is your favourite ice cream?This question made me think OO i have icecream in freezer and jumped up to get it. Starbucks javachip frappuccino or mocha frappuchino. But for a basic icecream i'd have to say vanilla.  We don't keep it in our house so icecream is always a treat! O and I have to have a plastic spoon!!

43. What is your favourite dessert?I dunno.

44. What is your favourite kind of soup?Love it all.

45. What kind of jelly do you like on your PB and J sandwich? Grape

46. Do you like Chinese food? Yes!! I love hot and sour soup..but i'm picky there is only one resturant near me that has good hot and sour soup.

47. Do you like coffee? I like cold frappuccinos

48. How many glasses of water, a day, do you drink on average? not enough

49. What do you drink in the morning?diet coke

51. Do you sleep on a certain side of the bed? right side

52. Do you know how to play poker?for fun I couldn't be a professional

53. Do you like to cuddle? With hubby of niece and nephew yes.

54. Have you ever been to Australia? No

55. Do you have an addictive personality? Refers to blog name.

56. Do you eat out or at home more often?Out hubs and I have opposite work schedules so there is a lot of picking up something quick.

58. Do you know anyone with the same birthday as you? Yes, in fact we went to highschool together and were born withing a few hours of each other.

59. Do you want kids?Yeap!

60. Do you speak any other languages? nope not enough to consider it fluent.

61. Have you ever gotten stitches? Yes- after surgery never due to an injury.

62. Have you ever ridden in an ambulance? Once as a pt. Several times related to work. I am an ER nurse, LOL

63. Do you prefer an ocean or a pool? hmm hard one. I love the ocean to play in but to actually swim I guess I prefer the pool.

64. Do you prefer a window seat or an aisle seat? window!!!

65. Do you know how to drive stick? I could if I had to but I like my automatic.

66. What is your favourite thing to spend money on?  Cross stitch stash.
67. Do you wear any jewelry 24/7? My wedding set and an anniversary ring. I had a necklace but its broken.

68. What is your favourite TV show?I watch a lot of Nick at nite. LoL, I like the new show parenthood.

69. Can you roll your tongue?yeap

70. Who is the funniest person you know? a tie b/t my hubby and older sister

71. Do you sleep with stuffed animals? Not anymore

72. What is the main ring tone on your phone? joker by Steve Miller band.

73. Do you still have clothes from when you were little? A hat.

74. What red object is closest to you right now? my phone

75. Do you turn off the water while you brush your teeth? nope

76. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed? Closed.

77. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of bees? Bees I would more than likely survive..right?

78. Do you flirt a lot? Well I think i'm being friendly but i have been told its flirting. Its never a "hey I want you flirt" It just joking around laughing etc

79. What do you dip a chicken nugget in?RANCH!

80. What is your favourite food? chips and salsa

81. Can you change the oil on a car? Could if I had to as long as I can use my hubby's friends auto lift...but then If I were there the hubs and his friend would be there too so I'd just let them do it.

82. Have you ever gotten a speeding ticket? Yeap.

83. Have you ever run out of gas? Not yet.

84. What is your usual bedtime? It depends I work third and try to flip back to day time hours on my off days

85. What was the last book you read? The Shack.

86. Do you read the newspaper? Not regularly.

87. Do you have any magazine subscriptions? Nope
89. Do you watch soap operas? Sitcoms aren't the same are they? Just in case I have been watching parenthood. 

90. Do you dance in the car? I have before

91. What radio station did you last listen to? 90.3 way fm its a contemporary Christian station

92. Who is in the picture frame closest to you? my  mom and dad at highschool prom.

93. What was the last note you scribbled on a piece of paper? Uh..not sure...

94. What is your favourite candle scent? Mulberry or Black Cherry

95. What is your favourite board game? I prefer card games...

97. When was the last time you attended church? last sunday

98. Who was your favourite teacher in high school? Mrs. Nichols/Huggins she was married halfway through my HS years

99. What is the longest you have ever camped out in a tent?one night i like campersd

100. Who was the last person to do something extra special for you? A friend from my Cross stitch forum sent me a surprise the other day.

Monday, March 22, 2010

So happy for my hubby!@!

Okay so tomorrow is the ceremony for my husbands graduation. He got to graduate early and has actually been working already but they are just now doing the official graduation I am so happy and proud of him. The ceremony is tomorrow and then his birthday is Wednesday, and I got the day off for his birthday *does a happy dance*!!  Oh and tomorrow I may be able to babysit my niece and nephew this will be a first for me not the babysitting but my SIL is very protective of them and she asked me to babysit them I am excited and now a little nervous!! The youngest is only 4 1/2 months and has double ear infections...not fun...but my niece turns 3 this month and is a blast and entertains herself very much..but who knows she may not since i'm there she is my hunny!! Even is she loves my hubby more than me!!

Cross Stitch

Blah I have hit a block on my sisters project. I don't know why but I have I just have no desire to stitch it!! I want to finish it so I can ship it to her...but i'm bored of the pattern. Plus I am waiitng to get some thread from the company because I ran out of a color. I have so many other projects to start but I don't want to start a new one until the other one is completed!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

First Time For everything!

Wow this is my first blog and first blog post!!

I have started this blog just for fun, I am very excited to post update pictures and just updates in general. I have no idea who if anyone will follow me and to be honest I am not doing this for followers :).

I am new to Cross Stitch and have become an immediate addict hence the name Stitchaholic. I am also a Stashaholic in the making!!

I am happily married for about a year and a half now. I am very lucky to be married to my best friend, even though we get on each others nerves at times. I don't know what I would do without my DH! Plus he is very understanding and even encouraging about my newest cross stitch habbit!! Who could ask for more??
I am a nurse in a local ER. I love my job...the majority of the time..sure I have nights that are bad but never bad enough to make me hate my job. A few days off and I am ready for more!

Currently I am working on a project for my big sister. I have decided to send her a care package, she is going through a rough time now and lives to far for a "quick pick her up visit" I have made a daisy item for her. Daisies were our mothers favorite flower. They have since become ours as well. Any time I see a daisy I think of both my mom and sister.
I also am stitching a saying about I can please one person a day, today is not your day and tomorrow is not looking great either. I thought this would be great for her desk at work considering she is in a call center doing customer service. (Hope her super lets her display can't see it over the phone after all right?)

So far a lot of my projects have been very simple. But I enjoy them and that is all that matters!!
I hope anyone reading my blog enjoys what they see. Feel free to leave comments. If you ever have any questions I will try my best to help but can not promise anything!!