Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Remember Me?

Hi there! So, it's been a busy week... My birthday was Friday - got a lovely Vera Bradley bag that I will use to cart smaller projects around, a gift card to Sephora (which was promptly spent, thank you very much... if I ever got around to making a "Robin's Top 5 Favorite Stores" list that store would def. be #2), and my dh surprised me with dinner at the Melting Pot with a couple we are close friends with - Yummy!!! Saturday was a v. lazy day, then we met my dad, stepmom, brother & his gf for dinner. It was very nice. Sunday we went to see my MIL - she is doing SO much better!! Then Monday it was back to work and prepping for my anniversary (#8 - Wow the time goes by so fast, doesn't it??) which was Tuesday. I got the dh a really good fondue pot (an electric one w/ adjustable temperature and a ceramic insert so as not to scorch cheese and chocolate fondues). It was promptly put to good use - we made a cheese fondue for the appetizer, and a deelish broth which we used to cook some fab filet mignon.

The last time I stitched on Wheels was Monday evening. Here's where I am with it:

It seems to be going a bit more quickly this time (I suspect that is because I have abandoned the "backstitch as I go" plan)... but not as quickly as I'd like. :) Unfortunately, lunches in the past week have been spent running errands, so I haven't had a chance to start Mr. Abbott as yet. Hopefully next week - b/c I still have a couple days' worth of lunch time errands to run and only one free lunch hour to do it in... hmmm.

Now, I'm no tease, but I will say that in the next few days I will have an exciting announcement to make (well, exciting for my household, anyway). :)

OK... I'm going totally OT here... I just can't help myself - WARNING: If you are a viewer of the best show on TV (LOST - of course) and have not watched tonight's ep yet (entitled "Dead Is Dead") - Stop. Reading. Now. Come back after this para is over. O.M.G. I don't think I breathed for about 10 minutes after this ep was over. I may have actually passed out. I think this may go down as the best LOST ep ever... at the very least, the best ep since S1. Ben. Desmond. Smokey. Locke. Alex. Holy... I... He... It... I'm sorry... It seems I am still unable to put two coherent thoughts together in regards to tonight's ep. I just... wow. If you've never watched the show... start. Don't try to jump in this season... Netflix, beg, borrow or steal the DVDs in order, then join us for the final season next January. Trust me. It's amazing. This show is simply amazing - it's the smartest thing I've ever ever watched on TV (yeh, documentaries don't count, okay?)... the literary references, references to theories of physics, philosophy, religion. Phew. It's the sort of show you can watch "on the surface" and thoroughly enjoy, or you can be a total freak like me and visit DarkUFO to read recaps and theories from folks waaay smarter than I am. OK. I'm done. Sorry 'bout that, folks! Back to our regularly scheduled program.

Actually... I think that's about it for tonight. :) Thank you so much, ladies, for your lovely comments re: Mrs. Abbott!! It was like unwrapping my fave candy (Almond Roca, BTW) each time a new one popped up. Until next time... Happy stitching!! ~Robin


The Scarlett House said...

Happy belated birthday, Robin. Sounds like you had a great day. Your Celtic music is really awesome. Who is it?

Siobhan said...

Happy belated birthday, Robin! It sounds like you had a fabulous day. A gift card to Sephora--love it! My girls and I love love love that shop! Nice progress on Wheels. :)

Deb said...

Happy Belated Birthday! It sounds like you had a wonderful day!

Jacque said...

Belated birthday wishes to you!!

Can't wait to read about your announcement!