Sunday, January 23, 2011
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I will thank everyone again for all their kind words and thoughts. You’ve all been a tremendous comfort to me. I feel lucky to know you all.
On a happier note……
For Christmas this year, my in-laws gave DH and I a little bit of money and an admonishment to use it for something other than bills. Taking her words to heart, I decided to plan a surprise for my menfolk. All I told them was to make no plans for Jan. 22.
Yesterday afternoon, we all hopped in the van and I drove them to Skydome in Toronto ( I know it has been re-named and branded with a large cable, phone & wireless provider, but I much prefer its original name!)…….
They figured out what we were going to see once they say the signage outside: Monster Jam! DH and I had talked about going to see this show in past years, but the timing just never seemed to work out. I managed to get really great tickets that even allowed us access to the Pit Party – we got to go down to the show floor and meet some of the drivers and their vehicles….. Here’s my three in front of one of the more recognizable vehicles:
Bryce had one of the drivers (not of this Grave Digger, but of Grave Digger Legend) sign his ticket *and* Mommy allowed Bryce to have the driver sign his hoodie. In permanent ink. What can I say? I was intent on making a memory…..
It was a wonderful evening! We ate tons of junk food, watched big trucks tear around the stadium and jump impossibly high jumps, watched a truck flip end-over-end (the driver was unhurt), saw a great demolition derby…… It was a great evening and we all enjoyed ourselves. I didn’t think I’d really enjoy it very much (being a girly-girl has its drawbacks sometimes), but I actually had a lot of fun.
When not watching monster trucks do their thing, I have been stitching – but mostly on models (I made *huge* progress on one that has been lazing around here for far too long and I’m hopeful to finish it quickly now!). I did stop for a brief bit to stitch my January ornament for my personal ornament-of-the-month club:
Noel by Lizzie*Kate
From Tiny Tidings XIV
Stitched on random 28-count pulled from stash
with recommended GAST & WDW
I have had this pattern in my stash for ages – I’m pretty sure I bought the pattern pack when it was released and it has languished in my stash since then.
Now I need to get back to my model and make some more progress on that.
I almost forgot! If anyone lives within a reasonable distance of Brampton, I’m meeting up with Rebecca on Wednesday night for some dinner and stitching. If you want to join us, just leave a comment or e-mail me for the details! I’m so looking forward to spending an evening stitching with a friend – especially since stitch night at the local LNS has been made impossible for me to attend.