Apr 19, 2016

TUESDAY, TUESDAY

I think that today will be my last day at the library.  As I might have mentioned, I decided to undergo an experiment to see if I could live without cable and the internets for a month.

Turns out...I cannot.

The universe is giving me a sign that I'm making the right decision, because the selection of fellow patrons in the computer section today is...troublesome.  Most days it is the same peoples, and they are quiet and polite and pretty much keep to themselves.

Today?  Not so much.

I've got the "lovebirds" that are performing a soft porn play in three acts, the cell phone chatterer that is obviously not happy with decisions being made apropos to lunch, and a sullen teenager that is pounding the keys hard enough to rattle the floor.

I hate polite society.  Back to the homestead I go.

(And can I just point out, for the record, that I attend my daily sessions at the library freshly bathed, with appropriate shoes on, and that I do NOT, under any circumstances, talk above a whisper?  IT'S A LIBRARY PEOPLE!  YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE QUIET IN A LIBRARY !)

(So now I'M the one pounding the keyboard...)

Here's the progress on Royal Gardens.  I managed to complete all of the Amadeus stitches while plowing through more of The West Wing last night after Aunt Chrissy had hit the hay.  I think I had done a few Amadeus stitches before, but must say that these were real...pips:


Stewey found his little bed in the sun again, which makes me very happy.  I am worried about the adjustment to our new roommates, but I think he's got the right idea...when in doubt...take a nap with your face in the sun.

Bosco, of course, is Bosco and has decided that he will spend his mornings on the ottoman.  He doesn't like having his picture taken (unlike You Know Who), so he squints every time I try to get a decent shot of him:

Thank you, my dear friends for all of the kind and lovely things you have to say about me being a generous and accepting hostess and sister.  If only it were all true....

We're hurtling headlong into the week, kids!  Tonight is EGA South Bend at the Martin's and then I'm going to finish the week with some labwork and doctors' appointments for good measure.  The sun is shining, the birds are sweetly tweeting, and I don't have one darn thing to complain about. 

Life is beautiful, indeed!


21 comments:

  1. Super pretty! I'm loving the colors!

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  2. Oh my goodness, that is gorgeous stitching.
    Color-perfect.... Good to hear you are enjoying life....onward and upward...

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  3. lovely! coming along nicely. colors working weoo together.

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  4. I know I could not live without the internets at home so good for you for giving it a go! I also would have taken that the universe was giving you a sign with the fellow computer users it chose for you for the day :)

    And your stitching is even prettier up close!

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  5. Royal Gardens is moving along at a good clip, Coni. Love the colors in this piece! Enjoy the EGA gathering this evening! Hope the rest of your week goes smoothly.

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  6. Your Royal Gardens is gorgeous! As for polite society, I don't think it's so polite anymore. Such a shame.

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  7. Lovely work on Royal Gardens! Perfect spring colors you've chosen. It looks like Stewey and Bosco have reached a truce.

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  8. I'm soo behind on your blog. I wouldn't even attempt to go without my internet or cable. Beautiful stitching. Love the squinting picture.

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  9. I love your colors! You need to explain the technique of always having the perfect threads at home so you can pull things together. I have a large stash, but never have what I need... and the nearest LNS is an 80 mile round trip to a store with very limited hours (for me, Saturday only). What's your secret???

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  10. You might have to change the name of your blog to "Two Sisters and Their Spoiled Dogs." LOL
    Carolyn

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  11. I just love your colors in your new stitch. Beautiful--cheery--happy!! As for polite society-- I don't think you encountered any today :>( ! I'll give you tons of credit for going without the internet for as long as you have. I might make it a few minutes. I hope that the rest of your week goes well,and that your doctor appointments deliver nothing but good news!!

    -Sherry-

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  12. Coni, your work on Royal Gardens takes my breath away. You have inspired me to try needlepoint, even at my old age (66). Unfortunately, southern Maine has NO needlework shops any longer, sorry to say. And none of the craft stores carry any needlepoint supplies at all. So, I have ordered a small simple rooster kit from Herrschners. Wish me luck!

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  13. I'm loving your project! You've whetted my appetite for canvas work so I found one and jumped right in. De-lish!

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  14. I'm loving your project! You've whetted my appetite for canvas work so I found one and jumped right in. De-lish!

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  15. Coffee and internet go together first thing in the morning, glad you are up and running at home.

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  16. I don't blame you for abandoning the library computers. I, as a librarian, know that it's not always folks you want to sit next to... ;(
    Besides, I agree with Gail, coffee and internet go together first thing in the morning.

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  17. I forgot to add my compliments on your stitching progress.. sheesh. It is absolutely beautiful!! Those stitches look difficult.

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  18. Royal Garden is Gorgeous! I Love Stewey and Rosco too!!

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