Late on friday feast

I want to participate, but just found this morning...So it's sunday

Friday Feast One Hundred & Sixty Six

{Featured Flickr Feast by Bunny_Steph}

Name a great website you would recommend to others.

It's a news feed service that I use to keep track of all of the blogs I read...which reminds me that I must update my blog to show all the new ones I read.

On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 as highest), how often do you dream at night?

10. I dream without fail every night. Several times a night in fact.

Did you have a pet as a child? If so, what kind and what was its name?

I had two, a kitty named Tinkerbell and a Yorkshire Terrier name Davin.

Main Course
If you had the chance to star in a commercial, what would you choose to advertise?

Something expensive that I could keep!

What is your favorite kind of hard candy?

Werther's originals...but mostly I like chocolate!

Photo Hunt: Pink

Here's my photohunt of the week...lots of pink at my daughter's birthday party!

SBQ of the week

"Do you railroad?"


I'm a bad cross stitcher, I suppose since I've never heard of this term. I had to follow the link (above)...and the answer is, no, I don't railroad. Maybe I should start...

Heroes quiz

Save the cheerleader, save the world! Or something...

Your Score: Isaac Mendez

You scored 25 Idealism, 54 Nonconformity, 62 Nerdiness

I need painting supplies
Congratulations, you're Isaac Mendez! You're a talented, creative, artistic soul with a few demons you've been working to overcome. You are really passionate person and you are not afraid to express yourself or your emotions.

Your best quality: Creativity and artistic talent.
Your worst quality: A possibly addictive or indulgent personality

Link: The Heroes Personality Test written by freedomdegrees on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

Stitch update

I've finally finished Part 3 of Tuscany town and I'm glad. It dragged, but the results are good. Now on to part 4...

Free Rice

Thanks to Thutmosis for bringing this website to my attention. Every little bit helps.

Free Rice vocabulary game

It a vocabulary test game, where every word you get right, 10 grains of rice are donated to help with world hunger.


The weather has been abyssmal here. Overnight we've gone from beautiful mediterranean sun (well, the temp has dropped a bit so it was lovely...I don't do heat at ALL) to cold rain and wind. There's even snow on the surrounding mountains although the temp down here was only 50 degrees F.

Anyway, I've had some time to stitch. And the majority of that, the last two days has been spent frogging. I'm working on Tuscany town again, and I noticed that one of the 4 sections of part 2 was misplaced...1 stitch row off. Just enough to throw the whole thing off. So I've frogged away.

At least I was entertained...I'm catching up with Desperate Housewives. I was told that it's a good show so I decided to try it out. I'm now happy to say that I'm addicted. I can watch and fantasize that my house is perfect, like Bree's, when in reality, there's dishes in the sink. Don't judge me! Bree's not perfect either! LOL.

Tommorrow I have to figure out how to help Sara build a hat out of posterboard for a school project.

Here's Sara in her soccer uniform (football to those not of American persuasion). Her team has won both games that they've played. My daughter is more of the "pick dandelions and stare at the sky" personality, but she's having some fun. I enjoy watching the games and am thinking of watching some professional games on tv. If anyone knows a good team to root for, let me know.

Thank you Suzanne! And stitch update

Thank you for the award...I'll display it proudly..

So I've been working on Pompeii Garden for the last two weeks and have made lots of progress. I've completed section 3 and parts of 4 and 5. Instead of working all of 4 then moving to 5, I've decided to work the two parts simultaneously, eradicating the need for me to move my qsnap around so much. As you can see, it's quite farther along.

Here's how it was:

Here's now:

Now I'm off to work on Tuscany town.

Trip out yesterday

Yesterday Scott was on liberty, so we decided after a short driving lesson (I'm learning how to drive a standard or "stick" car is back home and a automatic)to go to the brand new, shiny mall that opened near Caserta....about a 20 minute drive away. It's an american style mall. Two stories, tons of stores, some we even recognized from back home. It all made me feel so homesick. We ate lunch at a restaraunt called "wild wild west". I don't recommend. I highly doubt burgers were ever microwaved in the wild west. Not so good.

The gelato afterwards, however, was stellar. Scott had Pesce (peach) and I had Ferrerro Rocher. Yes that's right...just like the candy. Chocolate gelato with bits of hazelnut, wafer and globs of nutella. I wish I had a gallon of the stuff at home. We then went to the Italian grocery chain, Carrefour. I'm a person who can spend a day browsing in a foreign grocery store, but Scott isn't, so we moved quickly. I left with a loaf of crusty bread, some pastries called sfogliatella (basically a dough similar to phyllo and filled with a ricotta cheese filling that has citron and cinnamon. They're a specialty of Naples and are divine. I also took home some Kindereggs for the kids and a basil plant, since my last one died. I'm occasionally death to plants. I made bruschetta with the bread and added the basil to the spaghetti sauce for dinner. The pastries are breakfast this morning. Can't wait until I'm driving alone and can go shopping off-base more often.

I will post my stitching later...I have been a busy bee!

Photo hunt: Bendy

Here's this week's entry. It's a statuette that we were given a few years ago at our wedding. It's a contemporary rendering of "The Thinker"...

Children's book

I saw this URL on usenet today. This is just creepy. Creepy

Here's a few others:

O'Reilly for Kids

A Day No Pigs Would Die

Fearful Stories and Vile Pictures to Instruct Good Little Folks

Eeeeek. Rest assured that these will not be on my children's bookshelves.

Photo hunt: Original

This is a toughy. I've gone through my photos and thought and thought. What I came up with is this photo of my grandfather and my daughter. This was taken a couple of years ago. He is the partiarch of my family, the ORIGINAL, oldest member. Not that great for the theme, but what I had. Sorry about the lateness. This weekend got away from me.

Monday stitch update

I worked a bit on St. Sylvestre this week. Not terribly much but a little. Switching to Pompeii Garden for this week's rotation. I'm really working slow...I'm still in the slump...I feel as if I need to force myself to stitch. Not good at all.

I did tidy the house a bit and went to the store, so at least the day has been somewhat productive so far.