Mar 25, 2010


For some reason I awoke at the crack 'o dawn and decided to get out of bed. This is pretty strange for me, since I am more likely to hit the radio button and listen to NPR while drifting back to sleep, but alas, it was not to be.

I managed to do two loads of laundry and watch almost all of Brideshead Revisited before Aunt Chrissy came to make the morning paper delivery. (Yes, you read that right. Aunt Chrissy stops at my house on the way to work to retrieve the paper from the box and place it on the inside garage steps leading to the house.) (I believe she does this to prevent my neighbors from taking up a collection to buy me some proper nightwear.)

Stewey woke up at 9:30 and asked for waffles, so I made up a little tray and the two of us had breakfast in bed while talking about the day's agenda.

"I'd like to go to Macy's for the Clinique bonus, mo-ther. And then maybe we can stop by the PetSmart for some cookies."

"You don't need any more cookies, Stewey. There are at least eight boxes of them in your pantry, and Mommie really doesn't want to have to move stuff out of another closet to accommodate your growing pile of crap."

"Well, if you won't take me, can I have my Visa card back so that I might call a car service?"

"Nope. You're staying inside with Mommie today and I'm thinking that we might clean the house."

"I don't like you very much, Mommie. May I please go live with Aunt Chrissy?"

With that, I gave him a look that said "Don't mess with the Mommie today" and he skulked away to his fort. Dishes were done, the bed was changed, bathrooms were cleaned, and rooms were dusted and swept before they knew what hit them. Bliss.

So now I'm showered and dressed and ready for some heavy duty stitchy action in the freshly plumped Happy Chair. I'm thinking that it will be a day for a springy cross stitch piece, but I think I'll let the wind take me where ever it wants to.

Thank you for all of your concern over the bird situation. I'm still not sure what the heck they are, but I can tell you that the little suckers are fast and ferocious. I stood outside with an umbrella while Stewey had his constitutional this morning, and I thought I was going to be minus an eye.

Looks like it's time for some front yard potty action. I just hope the neighbors don't gossip about Stewey's pajamas.


  1. I have to say your posts always make me smile. I especially liked Stewey's comment about going to live with Aunt Chrissy. That made me laugh out loud. A clean house is a clean mind, in my opinion. Mess is like mental clutter for me. Go and stitch the day/night away!

  2. Coni & sorry to hear of your avian dilema! I appreciate their beauty; but damn, they can be downright ruthless in their pursuit of doggie/kittie hair tufts! LOL! My poor cat, Lexie, has had to learn to navigate the backyard like a minefield during is absolutely hilarious to watch her run in a zig-zag motion to get from the back fence to the backdoor and safety! She has managed to catch a few in mid air over the past couple of years though...always brings them to me as a trophy and sits for a treat/reward.

    Loving the work on Springtime Bouquet! Enjoy your stithcy day; sounds like you have worked hard for it today!


  3. We had a gackle that used to torment our lab puppy - just at the right moment - for the sheer fun of it. But since they dive bombed you too, I wonder if they have a nest someplace and are protecting it? Kind of early maybe, but you never know. Glad you got all that house stuff out of the way and can now stitch the day (and night) away in bliss.

  4. Breakfast in Bed?? Wow Stewey, you are the Prince! And it is better not to have debt when you already have a few boxes of cookies in the pantry, so mo-ther was right in keeping your visa card.

    Hummm... the bird attack reminds me of the movie "The Birds". Take a water gun with you when you have to go outside for your constitutional'. Or you could just pee on the drapes (sorry Coni!).

    I got up earlier today than usual, too. Must be something in the air.

  5. I can't wait to see where the stitching wind took you! You were very virtuous this morning and were very deserving of a day stitching in the happy chair!


  6. Sounds like bliss, indeed (minus the birds!) Hope you enjoyed the waffles (donkey) and the remainder of your day.

  7. I am up earlier than usual also....and contemplating the vacuum cleaner. I may have to go push it around and show it who is boss. Have a great stitchy evening!!