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We Survived Hurricane Irene!

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Good morning to everyone out there in the blog-o-sphere! It's nice to be here with you. This is a picture heavy blog entry, so if you're ready for all the news that's fit to blog, read on!

I am more than grateful to report that we are back online as the power was turned back on yesterday afternoon. We lost power on Sunday morning around 6:15 and got it back at 4:15pm Monday. That's pretty good as there are more than 300,000 people on Long Island who are still in the dark! There were work crews in the neighborhood yesterday from as far away as Kansas, and new utility poles were flown in from Missouri.

After the storm passed Sunday afternoon we ventured out to see what Irene left in her wake. Our street was relatively untouched and we had no damage to our house, but on the street around the corner it was a completely different story.

Power lines were pulled down



Trees were down



Homes were damaged




I didn't get a picture of it, but there was also a car that was damage…

An Early Start On Christmas

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I have my worker bee energy this morning. I made all the beds, took Zach to sports camp this morning, did the grocery shopping, made dinner for tonight and parked it in the fridge, prepared dinner for tomorrow and have that marinating in the fridge, washed the dishes, loaded the dishwasher, and did two loads of laundry. I'm tired and the day isn't even half over yet! I think that I earned my stitching time today.

I think that I am a lucky girl. I am very lucky that I have a craft closet. I know that there are alot of people out there who have sewing and stitching rooms (something I am hoping for after my boys have flown the coop), but I have a large closet all to myself. All of my flosses, fabrics, paints, paint brushes, kits, charts, books, magazines, all of my craft supplies are in that one space, so at least I know where to look for something when I need it. Or I have some place to put things that I'm not quite sure what to do with

Once again, I think that I need to lo…

A Week Of HAED Stitching

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The middle of another week. August is starting to roll on at a good pace. There are only about 7 more weeks left in the 2011 baseball season and the soon, thankfully, there will be football. I'm getting more than a little annoyed with my Yankees lately. We're 2 - 10 against the Red Sox and our closer, usually Mr. Reliable, has blown two saves in a row. Not good. These are the games where I need to eat chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate.

Speaking of chocolate, I think that I'm in trouble. M discovered one of my hiding places for my secret supply of sweets. The conversation went something like this:"

M: What are these? (holding a plastic container of previously hidden chocolate)

Me: Chocolate covered caramels.

M: Why are you hiding them?

Me: I'm not hiding them. I just didn't tell you that I had them.

Hmmmm... me thinks it's time to find a new hiding place! It's not like the kids don't have their own junk food to eat. But sometimes, and I'm su…

Something Just Occured To Me

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I was posting a picture of the HAED pandas on the Facebook Group called Serial Started and Disciplined Divas and someone commented that I've made really good progress on this project and that it's working up pretty quickly. I responded that it's not going that quick when you realized that it's taken me more than 24 months to finish 12 pages. And that there are 57 more pages to go before completion. Then I realized that if I continued to work on this project at the same pace (6 pages per year) this project will take me more than 4 more years to finish! YIKES!! That's a long time!

So, I have ramped up my efforts to get stitching on the HAED. The thought of a project taking 6 years to complete is not something that sits well with me for some reason.

So, here is the latest picture of it:

Like I said, 12 pages down, 57 more to go. I've actually made some progress on the next page when I sat and stitched on it Sunday afternoon.

Today my kids and I completed a yearl…

Happiness Is...

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A finished table runner...



Need I say more?