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Friday, July 22, 2011

A middle of the night update

     Of course, do I post any other kind, lol.  It's now four forty five AM here, and I'm almost ready for bed.  I just had to show off my stitching from the last two days.  I got sooooooo much done yesterday, it was ridiculous!  You can see my update shot here. I did a super amount of stitches yesterday.  I have three shades of purple in the sky, and I had done the light purple and the dark purple.  So I'd check ahead the next twenty or so rows, to make sure there were no surprises, and then I didn't have to check the chart again for a long, long time.  It made the stitching go super fast!  I know I'm not gonna make a page finish by Saturday, but I've gotten a lot done, so I'm happy with it.
     The hospital Rosa was at is staffed by idiots.  When they got the cards, she was no longer there, so they just sent them all back.  If anyone sent a card, and doesn't mind slapping another stamp on it, just email me, and I'll give you the correct address.  My email is  Thanks to all of you who tried, as I really appreciate the good wishes for her.  She was so depressed at having to be in the hospital.  I can understand this.  You don't feel well, you're in pain, docs and nurses are always wanting to take your vitals or ask you questions or something...  It's not a restful place at all.  So I'm happy she's home, but I wanted her to know that y'all cared enough to send a card.  I appreciate it, and she does too!!!
     I went over to mom's yesterday, which necessitated a trip to Radio Shack today.  We decided (I suggested, and she agreed) that we would start doing movie night on Wednesdays.  She rarely works them, and my cousin Beth isn't at home, so it's perfect.  I told her I would bring over the HP movies, and we'd watch them all in order.  She's only seen Sorcerer's Stone and Chamber of Secrets!  So I went over, and her TV is only hooked up to the cable, not the VCR.  But I'm not a mild tech geek for nothing.  I thought I'd get a splitter and hook them both up.  At RS, they guys said an AV switch would be better.  (I didn't even know they still made them!!)  So I picked up a small bit of coaxial cable and an AV switch.  (It was fun to spend someone else's money for a change!  I'll hook it up next week and then we'll have Harry Potter night, lol.
     I feel like I"m leaving something out, but I can't figure out what.  I guess that's what happens when I'm tired.  Oh, I should say something about the Columbia House thing.  I ordered some movies the other day(maybe two and a half weeks ago).  I had some trouble with the website though.  I wanted to order White Noise, Let Me In, and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.  It kept only putting two movies in my cart.  Finally, I got them all in there and checked out.  When I did my emails, they sent me two in process emails, with different movies listed.  They ended up charging me over by thirty eight dollars.  I was ticked.  So I emailed them to try and stop them from shipping both.  Of course, they couldn't.  So I got them both, and I opened one, and it had all three.  So I sent back the package with two.  But they only refunded me for thirty dollars and change.  I figure the difference is in the postage.  I went to their website, and contacted them.  I left them a strongly worded message that I expect my shipping costs to be refunded because I didn't place two orders, their website did.  They're lucky I didn't just notify PP that they didn't have my permission to debit my account.  So we'll see what happens.  I'll let you know if they credit me the rest, or if I have to take stronger measures.


jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

wakey wakey good friend. Around here we have been up for a good hour and a bit and now I see you are just ready for bed. lol
Love the progress.
Be always in stitches.

Anonymous said...

You got a lot of work done. It looks great!

Pumpkin said...

I can't believe you're still up at that hour! And I thought I could be a night owl ;o)

Lovely progress.

The Knitting Cross Stitcher said...

Hi Julie, I have hopped over here via your post on my blog, I have answered you , but thanks anyway:) Your stitching looks really good, it's great sometimes to just be able to stitch with out stopping to look at the chart.
I've been reading some of your other posts and I see you mention the football. I am in the UK but hubby and I have been following the NFL since 1983 when it first appeared on our tv schedules. We're really hoping that there is a season this year, too.We look forward to the start of the season every year.

Nancy said...

Great progress...your stitching is lovely! Weekly HP movies with your mom is such a great idea, know you both will enjoy that time together!

mdgtjulie said...

LOL, Jayne. I'm a terrible night owl, and I admit it. I've been that way since childhood. My mom often dragged me out of the closet at midnight (I'd hide in there so I could read, lol) and put me back to bed. The earliest I remember her doing that was four or five. Before kindergarten, anyways. Thanks Sunny. I was amazed at how much I was able to get done. Thanks Pumpkin. I love to have lots of progress!! Of course you can be a night owl. {blinks innocently} Thanks Lesley. It is nice to just go and go sometimes. I'm sooooooo glad to hear that we're supposedly gonna have a season, but I won't believe it till they all sign on the dotted line. And I know the first few weeks are gonna be ugly. It's July 22, and they're only conditioning. UGH!!! Thanks Nancy. I think we'll both enjoy it too. I'm thinking maybe we'll have to find some other movies to continue the tradition with. I have a couple of the Narnia movies too. And I'm sure I can come up with some others to watch with her. We don't really share the same tastes in movies, lol.

Shelleen said...

I used to get movies from Columbia House bit they were always charging to much on my CC and sending movies I never asked for. Dropped them fast. My son's girlfriend said she wants to do movie nights once a week with me. Between her DVD collection and mine plus I get all the movie channels on Dish Network, I don't think we will run out of movies.

mdgtjulie said...

I bet, I'm already thinking of doing my commitment with them and getting out Shelleen. I'm glad. Your son is away at school, right? I'm sure it would be nice for the two of you to get together like that!

Angie said...

wow great progress.

mdgtjulie said...

Thanks Sierra.