Tuesday, April 30, 2013


I have completed my first cross stitch project.
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Well, it's the first one I have completed in my adult life. When I was a kiddo, my best friend's mother taught us both how to cross-stitch during Deacon Weekend.
(Deacon Weekend was a retreat weekend for Catholic Deacons and their families>)

In between viewings of Charlie and the Chocolate factory and going outside for nature walks, Miss Bee and I would sit down and cross stich as her mother looked on giving help and advice when necessary. The piece of advice I remember most was that we should only cross stitch when we are in the mood. Miss Bee's mom said the second we started to lose focus during our cross stitch we were to put it down and walk away. People tend to rush when they lose focus and mistakes are made when one rushes through their work. Cleaning up a cross stitch mess can be a challenge, so why not try and avoid them all together?

I think this advice applies to most projects one takes on.

Carpenters say, "measure twice and cut once."

Same thing.

: )

Friday, April 19, 2013


Dale and I have our own secret language. Well, maybe not an entire language but we often make up words, phrases,  or use word or sound substitutions. For example, We say "tine" instead of "time". That would be a sound substitution. We say " Five times Friday" in response to "How much do you love me?" I'll ask him if he gave charlie a "billy" when asking if he rubbed Charlie's belly. You get the point.

Here is the important part, I sometimes say "spanx" instead of "thanks."

We understand each other.....except for this one time during the following text conversation:
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Dale was able to find the temporary crown cement, but could not find the Spanx. If you don't know what Spanx are, you must be a dude.
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Spanx is a brand of body shape wear. They are incredibly tight and hard to put on your body but they will make you look like you lost  a few pounds and smooth out any imperfections. They and NOT sold at HEB (Or CVS). This is a department store item my friend.

So, my sweet husband searched the pharmacy area for Spanx. When he could not find them, he asked the pharmacist what aisle they might be located. The pharmacist said they did not have Spanx.

When I need a laugh, I just think of Dale asking the pharmacist at HEB for Spanx. : )