Dis is for me, right Mom?
I started examining every square - I found a cute dog print, a bicycle print, two kinds of words prints (one just said Blah Blah Blah in varying sizes - perfect for a blogger, dontcha think?), flowers, colorful quilt blocks - it was like uncovering a treasure! She quilted the top in a hot pink thread, and I just knew that there had to be a message in the quilt, somewhere. I looked and looked, and finally, AHA, I found it!
Pointing to the part of the message.
Close up...She quilted "Sophie Loves Paco on three squares - the dog print, of course. So sweet! I just love her Sophie - she's a tri-color dachshund, with the personality that only a dachshund can have. Just to give you an idea, Debby refers to her as "the Queen" and quite fittingly, I might add.
I have no idea why she calls me "Queen" - now fetch me a cookie.
Naturally, I had to hang the quilt up right away. And I had the perfect place for it - a big open area where I used to have a kimono, but I didn't think went with the room anymore so I hadn't put it back up after we painted. I got so excited I didn't even clean my desk off before I took pictures - the hammer is still warm!
Throughout my day, I often swivel in my chair and look at the quilt. It's so fun to look at all the different squares - every day I find a new favorite part!
I thanked Debby in an email, but wanted to do it publically, as I am just so touched by her thoughtful gift. Oh, and also? In last week's Mishmash? Was I not saying that the room needed some black and white fabric? The quilt arrived that day - filled with lots of black and white fabrics! Amazing, right?!?
I went to see a movie the other day (Horrible Bosses - liked it) and riddle me this, Batman: Why, oh why, do they show horror movie previews before a comedy??? I was going to see something light and funny. Because that is what I like. I do not - repeat, DO NOT - like horror movies. So picture me, sitting by myself in a mostly empty theater (because it was the middle of the day), with my eyes squeezed shut and my fingers in my ears, during not one, but FOUR scary previews! The worst thing about being by yourself ? No one to tell you when the scary part is over. Because you can't just go by silence - that's when they KA-POW!!! you with one last scary scene. There should be a rule: comedies equate funny previews, dramas equate dramatic previews, scary movies equate scary previews! Simple. Now to present my idea to the head honchos at Cinemark.
My veggie plan that I wrote about on Monday has not gone all that well, mainly because I didn't realize that the dental work I was having that afternoon (for a crown) would mean that it hurts to eat crunchy foods. Never mind chewing on that side of my mouth - that's out for quite a while...but even trying to eat anything crunchy while carefully chewing on the other side is painful. The good news is that I haven't had a whole lot of food, but geez. I had no idea that a crown was this involved! Not fun, not at all. I steamed some of the cauliflower yesterday so I could eat it. Quite the dinner of soft fried eggs on toast and cauliflower. Watermelon for dessert. Good thing I take a multi-vitamin, right?
Back when I started this blog in May of 2008, I never imagined that I would make actual friends through the internet. But I have, and I've even been lucky enough to meet three of them (Kelly, Debby and Janell). One whom I haven't gotten to meet yet (hop on a plane, wouldja?!?)(I know, it's not that easy)(but it would be fun!) is Helen - but we talk, text and email quite a bit. The other day I took her on a quick shopping trip to Ross - really, how funny is it that I could text her a blurry dressing room pictures of the top I was trying on with the message "cute or maternityish?" and get a quick and honest reply?
(Answer: cute BUT maternityish. Which is pretty much what I thought...good to have confirmation. I've been wanting a striped top, but still fear the horizontal stripes - what can I say, old "fat fashion" rules die hard in my brain!)
And later the same day? While I was sitting in the
Have a great weekend!