Mindy Memories

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Saw a great movie tonight

Dana and I went to a movie tonight, a bit on the fly, figuring we'd decide what we were going to see when we got there. The only one playing near to the time we arrived was "Walk the Line," which I'd heard was good, so we watched it. It was awesome! I'd love to see them make a sequel to it showing the rest of their lives together, with the same cast, but that may be too much to ask and have it come out as well. Reese Witherspoon is too darn cute, as always, and was a great June Carter, and Joaquin Phoenix was very good, as usual. I'd like to see this one win some Oscars.

I also liked the fact that they didn't make his first wife out to be some sort of villian. She wasn't perfect, he wasn't perfect, and you could see both sides of things. Frankly, she really put up with quite a bit for a long time.

I remember when I was very little and the farm was still doing well, and my parents would go out to Johnny Cash concerts. This would have been in the 70s. My dad always liked his music and I'll probably end up buying this for my parents when it comes out in the stores.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Been 10 days!

I feel like I had just posted here recently, then looked at the date and realized it had been 10 days. Whoops!

Not much to really say, but had to comment on some of these commercials I've been seeing lately.

1. Nokia commercials -- OK, the guy with the "Dukes of Hazaard" ringtone is kinda funny, but the woman talking about how great it is to take her ex out of her phone and the dingbat in yellow who thinks she's a cool musician need to go.

2. general jewelry commercials -- I think I have this complaint every year around Christmas and Valentine's Day, but they just irritate me. One I saw today (didn't pay attention to the company) was supposed to be all romantic, but to me the guy was pretty much saying, "I buy my wife jewelry once in a while so I can have sex." You want sex? Try doing the dishes or taking the trash out once in a while -- THAT's romantic.

3. Old Navy jeans commerical -- the one with the women arriving in jeans to walk down the red carpet and are being called "glam." Sorry -- I love my jeans but will NEVER consider jeans to be "glam," whether they cost $10 or $100.

As for stitching, I've stitched a bunch more of those little flat ornament tucks from Amy's Stitching Corner. I'll try to scan them in this week at lunch or after work. I'm really happy with the little designs I created to fit them and just ordered a bunch more for next year and after. She does great work and my seamstress skills don't exist, so it works out well. I've also worked a little on Deepest Love, but I've been in the mood to stitch things I can finish quickly.

I finally ordered the Black Crow floss I need to finish Stars of Merlin, along with some other nice hand-dyed flosses for future ornaments. I can't remember now which colors I bought, but there were a few from Needle Necessities and Weeks Dye Works, ordered from Stitching Bits and Bobs.

So, that's about all for now. I have a nice long weekend, since I took Monday off because I was going to be out of town. I figured that even though I was going to be home I could still take that day off and take advantage of an extra long weekend. So, I cleaned up the hall closet and got rid of a bunch of stuff that I wasn't able to sell or give away. I hated tossing it, but nobody wanted it and I just don't have the room for stuff I don't want or use. Then I put the Christmas tree up. I always like the tree giving a soft glow to the livingroom. The bad part is that I had to buy new lights and these lights much be a tad smaller than other mini lights I had, as Tim's Star Trek light-up ornaments don't fit into the light socket. So, I'm going to put up a cheap 3 foot tree with different lights and it will be his sci-fi tree. I didn't know there were different sizes of mini lights, but apparently so.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

A little better

Thanks Nancy for the nice comment :)

I took a bit of a break from the Internet -- not completely but was spending less time online and only visiting a few boards. I still probably won't post on one for quite some time, but I'm feeling better. I also was able to use the time to get some things figured out in my real life that I had to figure out.

Not much else to say right now, but wanted to share some progress on my stitching. The main design is "Stars of Merlin" from Simply Old Fashioned. I picked this up at CATS in Hershey and am stitching it for my friend's son who showed an interested in the design. Of course, I ran out of Black Crow so I need to order more, but I'm close to finishing it:

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I also stitched a little more on Angel of Love, which has been languishing for a few years. I'll finish her some day :)

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I spent a few more hours on Lady of the Flag, too.

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I've been working on Mirabilia's Deepest Love and will scan her in after this rotation. I'm making good progress on her. I haven't really be tracking my hours on my stitching lately as I've been a bit haphazad and working a little on everything, but as long as I'm stitching on something and not starting anything new, I feel I'm accomplishing something.