Thursday, July 19, 2012

Groundhog Day

No, it's not February.
Anyone else have this issue sometimes?...
Get up, clean, change diapers, fetch 1,000 snacks for kiddies, run errands, stitch a bit while little one naps, make dinner, scold dog who's trying to eat said dinner off counter, hang out with the hubs, sleep, lather, rinse, repeat.


It's not that I don't enjoy my life. I have a fantastic husband and (mostly) adorable children. I have friends and past times I love. Nikki entertains me with texts peppered with vulgarity most days. That's fun too.
It's just that I sometimes feel I have nothing interesting to say. Unless you're super excited about how I used a vacuum hose attachment to clean out the fireplace. Or if you're totally fascinated by how I executed a chiffonade of basil. It makes ME happy but it's not exactly an Oprah exclusive.

So basically this is a giant excuse note for why I haven't blogged. Mea. Freaking. Culpa. (Nikki will be joining in on this sentiment later.)

Also, be forewarned...I am an Olympics junkie. AND an all things British junkie. You should know this from previous posts. It's a perfect summer Olympics storm. Just sayin'...big blog gap just waiting to happen.

But for now I have some pics for our stitchery junkie friends.

I went nuts on Paris trying to get my half of Part I done. Awesome Aunt came to visit and I wanted to get it totally finished to send it back with her. She did take it back but I couldn't quite get my part done. There's still my flower beds to complete. But other than that, Pay-ree is looking good if I do say so myself.

3 o'clock Specialty Stitch Diamond

6 o'clock Specialty Stitch Diamond

Paris overall as of July 9, 2012

I also have been Butterfly-ing. I am so in love with this. Gloriana's Deep Blue Sea is possibly the greatest silk known to humankind. So gorgeous. Again, iPhone camera sucks. SO gorgeous in person.

Butterfly Mandala (aka: Crack) as of July 19, 2012 

London, alas, will have to wait. (Much to my mother's chagrin....I have been scolded for not working on it by her once this week.) Once I get my part of Butterfly done and mailed off I will only have London left in the co-piece category. I will have no choice but to get on it....switching threads every five stitches....for yet another taupe....ARGH. It will get day.

Take it away, Nikki!...

Hello my peoples! (This is what Tenacious A is call everyone now, her "peoples") I kind of like it, in a 'my kid may grow up to be a megalomaniac dictator' way.

Much like my partner in crime up there I too have been very very lacking in the blogging department. And mostly for the same reasons. We're done with school now, but the kids still have practices and such so we can't go away for that long and miss too much. The older girls would live in the basement if I let them and threw food down occasionally. It's been so blasted HOT here I can't even shove them outside without risking heat stroke, and that's at 9 a.m.

What I'm basically getting at is this has all come together to be a really excellent way for me to be lazy and procrastinate on just about everything.

What have I been doing. Hmmmm...not a whole lot of anything interesting. I mean, I guess it's been interesting for me, but probably not for you.

Old Dog is KILLING ME. Slowly but surely. I had three days in a row of nothing to clean up. It was glorious. But I knew it meant I was going to be punished. And I was.

Mr. PotRoast is out of town for work this week. He picked a good week. Old Dog has had me up between 4:45 and 6 every morning. And the mess. Ooooooooohhhhh MY. The mess.  Today took the cake though. I was up at 5:30. Cleaned up the mess and decided to steam clean a bit later when she wasn't walking around so much. Couple hours later I steam clean. Pop a bagel in the toaster, spread on some cream cheesy goodness. Turn around. Pee. And it's been walked in.  Let me tell you how excited I was.

I was this excited.


And I am scared, Jessie Spano. I'm scared that I'm going to have to this again tomorrow. Like Groundhog Day.

OMG! I think our blog just got meta!!!

But you know what sucks? Unlike Jessie I don't have any energy pills. Just coffee and chocolate chips that I 'appropriated' from being made into cookies. Oops. 

Now that everyone's had their mind blown, let's get back to what you peoples really care about. I know it's not dog pee. 

I've kind of been stitching. I kicked butt on MTM. Finished the left hand corner and it's gorgeous. The blues are kind of addictive.

I just got Paris back the other day and have finished the right hand corner.

AND, just a little bit ago I started on the first tower! I'm going to be freaking blind by the time I'm done however.

A bit of the arch and one leg

Not much else at the moment. Sampler is still in time out. Bad sampler. I'm trying to pretend like I'm not taking the GRE in less than a month. And I'm counting down the hours until Mr. PotRoast returns because I am over doing his jobs and mine.

Peace out, peoples. Have a good one!

Lauren & Nikki


  1. Stunning works!!! I loved the color scales very much (Blue is my favorite and always striking my eyes first)

    Wish you a great weekend!

  2. Thank you! Aren't blues the best?