Thursday, December 21, 2006

See I can prove I'm here


And now to meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus now that Mr. is back in town....
Santa and Mrs. Claus

More about my adventures tomorrow. I'm too tired now............. zzzzzzzzzzz

I made it!!!!!!!!

I had such fun getting here to DC..... I told my sister that I must have some invisible ink stamp on my tickets that says "adventurous traveller" since I always seem to have interesting happenings. My flight was a direct line from Los Angeles to Washington, DC but with a stop to dump most of the people on our plane off in St. Louis since they are catching flights to other places rather than following me to DC.
When we land in St. Louis the flight crew says we'll be on the ground for 30 minutes so if we want to get off and get food we can. Well, the guy in the seat in front of me (seat 7A) waits until most people are off, gets up, looks around, pulls a/his carryon out of the overhead bin above seat 7A and tosses it into the bin across the aisle and gets off the plane. Well after about 20 minutes they board a couple dozen people (we could have all had our own row, I think) and they say the doors are closing and we'll push back in a minute. I flag a passing stewardess and ask if Mr. 7A got back on. She says "the doors are closed." I related my bag concerns. She checks and yes, there's a bag there. No, no one in the area claims it...... while this is going on, we're rolling for the runway. She heads off to the front of the plane where there's some rushed conversation amongst the flight crew. They page the passenger with no reply. The plane stops dead part way to the runway for a few minutes. There is mare chatter and stuff going on up front. We start rolling again, and almost immediately the flight safety program begins. The same stewardess has my section and first class so she's hopping between the two areas to do the demos about how your seat belt works and how to use the drop-down oxygen masks. Well she comes to do the first demo in my area and says "thanks!" and scurries back for demo part 2 in the front cabin; she comes back again for our part 2 and says "we threw it out the window"; part 3 return-- "I mean it, we really threw it out the window." rotflol
I can only hope that Mr. Malik Johnson (aka seat 7A) was in line at Burger King in St Louis and was reunited with his carryon. :)

More news and picture updates soon. Sorry I have 16 million work email to answer. :)

Thursday, December 14, 2006


Aww. Violets are one of my favorites and they grow happily in the center of mom's front yard.

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

I think that sums up my day... work, work,work,work, and work some more, with a few minutes to contemplate violets. :) Not a bad life.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Dang, I'm tired.

I had a 3-hour nap this (err, yesterday -- that is Sunday) morning from 7:30am to 10:30am. I got so involved with sorting and cleaning that I didn't notice the time. I'd have slept in later, but I had Maxine coming over for lunch and I had to get the lentils on. It was fine; I wasn't too tired then, but now I'm exhausted. Absolutely exhausted.

I may not have gotten any sleep to speak of, but I did get a lot of work done. I have a slightly over-flowing recycling bin to show for my efforts and I'll have at least a partially full trash can too by the time I leave. While sorting and such I waded through 6 or 7 video tapes from TV. I gleaned these helpful hints from this experience:

1. Doctor Who is absolutely wonderful !!!!
2. NCIS is the epitome of witty dialog, and Lord knows that's priceless.
3. Bones, while wonderful and not to be missed should not be viewed after 10pm in a big house by yourself.
4. All the CSIs are brilliant.
5. My favorite part of The Unit is the homefront -- probably because I like to see "mere" women outsmart the rest of the world without needing sidearms.

Oh I give up. I think I'll start clearing the path for the bed roll. Heck, in my muzzy state it may take me the better part of a half hour to do that.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Fresh stash :)

More fresh stash arrived. I know I didn't and I don't need any, but it's here now so I can't waste it, right???? ;-)

And a non-stash surprise from Speedy! Thanks!!!!!!!!! I just giggled myself silly when I slit the envelop and puffed the end open to see large eye balls staring back at me.
LOL  My mail stares balefully back at me.
From Speedy with love.

Oh they simply have to be kidding!!!!! ROTFLOL

Your Hidden Talent

You're super sensitive and easily able to understand situations.

You tend to solve complex problems in a flash, without needing a lot of facts.

Decision making is easy for you. You have killer intuition.

The right path is always clear, and you're a bit of a visionary.

And then they recoup themselves. I wonder what suggestions they'd have for Connie Willis and James White and Stephen Baxter. :)

You Should Be a Science Fiction Writer

Your ideas are very strange, and people often wonder what planet you're from.

And while you may have some problems being "normal," you'll have no problems writing sci-fi.

Whether it's epic films, important novels, or vivid comics...

Your own little universe could leave an important mark on the world!

Sunday, December 03, 2006


Grumble. Grumble. Grouse. Grouse. Someone stole the info for one of my credit cards. No, Mr. Card Man I did not shop twice in one day at the Fredricks of Cincinnati. No, I did not shop at the Gap there either. Sigh. Please, Lord, let this be a one-off. Now I have to scrutinize all my accounts. *(@&#()&@(#)*%^% thieves.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Stash Fix(es)

Stop me before I stash again!!!!!!!!!!!! lol Look at what I got in the mail last week-ish. It's all I can do not to start them right now!

First is Papillon's "Mary Queen of Scots" and "Simple Little Shaker"

Then we have Dessins DHC's "Heart with Elephants," "Sunflowers' Heart," and "Heart's Blues" and Little House Needleworks Dear Diaries' "Hannah" and Emmaline"
Fresh stash

Finally some yummies from Carrie's Creations Threads. You really need to get yourself some of these!!!!
Carries Creations threads

And while we're on the subject of stopping me, I thought I mentioned keeping me from joining things. Well, you didn't do a good job of this. I just joined the The Sampler Group's Christmas Club Group. lol MOre folks to stitch in green and red with! :)

ttfn........ I'm going home.

You Passed the US Citizenship Test

Congratulations - you got 10 out of 10 correct!

You Are 44% Lady

You're part lady, part modern woman.

Etiquette is important to you, but you brush aside rules that are outdated or silly.