Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Cheese Is Back On My Cracker

At least partially ;o)

It was another hectic week and just a taste of what I'm in for during the month of May I'm sure :o( Sigh.

DH was away again so it was my responsibility to hold down the fort. If I didn't have to, I had no desire to leave the house so that gave me plenty of stitching time on the days that I was home. I will have a progress picture of Stargazer for you soon and I know you'll be very surprised ;o) I also put together the fabric and fibers for my Cirque Des Cercles and Cirque Des Triangles projects and I 'think' that I'm FINALLY happy with the choices. Yes, I do have serious issues with making decisions sometimes. LOL!

On Friday I learned that an old friend of mine passed away :o( It was quite a shocker since I had no idea that she had recently been sick and they only live about a five minute drive away. I guess it goes to show you how busy we get with our own lives that we tend to lose touch with those around us. I know she will be greatly missed, not only by her friends, but by her husband as well.

Spring has finally arrived here and our snow is almost gone :o) The birds are back and we've seen robins, sparrows and even my phoebes. I hope they lay claim to their nest from last year. I guess time will tell. The ducks have been flying back and forth and quacking up a storm, even at 5:30 in the morning. The spring cleaning bug hit and I've been working on cleaning out my car. There is nothing nicer than driving around in a clean car :o) Ahhhhh!

Yesterday, DH and I went into town. Our BBQ is injured and we're hoping it can be fixed. So until then, no hamburgers :o( We stopped at the German bakery and picked up some yummy desserts and I was able to pick up my latest ceramic piece from The Clay Cafe as well -


Isn't he cute! During the painting process, I noticed that my pumpkin had what looked to be a butt crack -


Katie dared me to add the sound effect so I did :o) God only knows what they thought at The Clay Cafe when they saw this. LOL!

DH and I stopped at The Blue Door for lunch and it was delicious! I had the roasted (sweet) potato and maple soup with a roasted chicken and brie panini. My mouth is still watering :oP For the first time, their service was excellent so maybe they have finally learned. Their food is still top of the line though!

FIVE more days until Bangor!!!! WOOHOO! I'm SO excited :o) This trip is desperately needed. It was a bit of a downer missing the stitching retreat this weekend but I know the gals and I are going to have a blast shopping and eating, and shopping and eating, AND shopping and eating. You get the idea ;o)

I just want to take this opportunity to thank everyone that comes to visit my Blog. I read each and every comment and I respond to them if you have a return email. I can't tell you how much they mean to me. It's like waking up in the morning and having coffee with friends :o)


Irene said...

Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. LOVE your pumpkin, he is so cute !

Anonymous said...

Your pumpkin is too funny!!
Have a great time in Bangor!

Faith Ann said...

Glad the cheese is back in its rightful spot :)

LOVE the pumpkin!!

Your lunch at the Blue Door sounds delicious. We tried out Jives over the weekend and it was awesome too.

Karen said...

cute pumkin, its spring here when its not cold lol

Aussie Stitcher said...

Sorry to hear of the loss of your friend, your pumpkin is cute cute cute.

Rachael said...

Sorry to hear about your friend(hugs)
I am indecisive about my Cerque de circles,I am awaiting some floss so I can finally decide(Hopefully)
Oh I love the Pumpkin even though it has a touch of wind!!
Have fun on your trip!!

'Berta said...

Cathey, sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. I'm guilty of getting so wrapped up in my own life issues. Thanks for this reminder to reach out to my long distance friends, even if it's just a quick note to say I'm thinking of you today!

Love you latest ceramic creation - it's so you!

Rachel S said...

My condolences about your friend.

But I do love the pumpkin. He is adorable!

Lori-Ann said...

Loosing ones we love is no fun for sure. sorry she's passed away.

Love that pumpkin and the humor that goes with it, lol.

You guys will have a blast on your weekend trip. Rest assured you will have nice things to eat ;o) Maybe I'm just old, but change is hard to get used to sometimes.

Jocelyn said...

I love your title. It's very clever and so you!

I'm sorry to hear about your friend. My deepest condolences.

Kim said...

Sorry to hear about the loss of a friend.

Your pumpkin is very cute!

Hope you enjoy your trip to Bangor. The weather here is supposed to be beautiful all week. Just an FYI, AC Moore has floss on sale 5 for a $1 and here is a link to a coupon you can print off and use at the store.

Have Fun :)

Jennifer said...

Sorry to hear about your friend. (((hugs)))

Paisley said...

Love your pumpkin! Too funny!

Have fun on your trip!

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry about your friend :(

Pumpkin is super cute. Especially love the sound effect :grin:

Lili said...

Sorry about your friend, Cathey. I know what you mean about life being so busy that we suddenly realize and it's too late...
Your pumpkin is too cute and funny! I love it!
Oh and thanks for the posts, I have read all the ones I have missed with great delight.