Thursday, June 26, 2008

summertime blues

Nope, I'm not sad, well, except that I spent last weekend in Memphis and heard none! It was a stitching weekend -- you can see the results on Crewel Intentions -- two other members of my EGA chapter also attended, but they had to be there for board meetings on Thursday while I didn't need to arrive until noon on Friday when classes began, so, I invited my sweet DH to accompany me. He drove, I read.
So why the blues? Well, I some how thought the hotel was downtown when it was actually outside the interstate circle which surrounds Memphis. Lack of planning on my part meant DH had little to do all weekend. On the other hand, he enjoyed the quiet and relaxation.
But we didn't get the blues like one couple. Sunday morning, DH took our luggage to the car. There were some people driving through the lot that seemed suspicious, so he hung around the car for a bit... the last thing he'd taken down was the bag with my laptop and school books. Sure enough those people broke into a big SUV parked up the hill from him. It happened so fast, he couldn't even do anything except tell the man (who came out right after it happened!) what he saw. The burgler somehow used something IN the keyhole to open the door and it also overrode the alarm system. That's pretty distressing. When we were pulling away, the gentleman was still talking with the security guard.
There's a little more about the weekend on my FickleStitcher blog ... and here's a little summertime "pink" to close:

Monday, June 16, 2008

he's a star!

Yesterday, being Father's Day, DH & I went to visit my dad. Son#1's name came up in conversation and Dad mentioned that he saw Son#1 on television news -- he's on the MS Coast with a group of anthropology students participating in an excavation of an old burial ground. This morning I checked the station's website, and sure enough, there's my boy working his little heart out...

There's probably a way to embedd the video, but I don't know it, so here's the link: Digging at a Biloxi Burial Site

He first appears in the background when the student in the pink shirt (Barbara) is speaking -- that's him in the tan shorts and black tank; later that's also him holding the tiny pieces of bone in the gloved and un-gloved hand, I think. Near the end there are a couple of shots of him working alone.

(Just a mother's pride! Whachagonnado?)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

needing green?

On a day full of odd happenings and even odder feelings, I received an e-mail from a distant friend which led me to her blog. There I saw on her sidebar, "You Need Some Purple in Your Life." Apparently, though she does, I do not:

You Need Some Green in Your Life
Green will make you feel alive, renewed, and balanced.
And with a little green, you will project an aura of peacefulness and harmony.
If you want stability, you've got to get a little green in your life!

For extra punch: Combine green with blue or purple

The downside of green: It can promote jealousy in yourself or others

The consequences of more green in your life:

You will be drawn to a new life path
You will feel free to pursue new ideas and interests, no matter how strange
You will be released from the demands and concerns of others