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 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:

 

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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:

 

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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.

4 comments:

Blu 10:45 PM  

Sounds like an awesome time.

Noel looks so cute! How are you planning on finishing it?

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) 9:09 AM  

Love the surprise for the "guys"! Sounds like something my three would like as well. Looking forward to seeing you Wednesday evening as well!

xinef 1:12 PM  

Hmm, what are your plans for Wed evening? I might be able to make it.

Pls reply by email, since I don't get reminder emails when I post here. xine at incantatem dot com.

Silverlotus 8:03 PM  

Wow, what a great thing to do for your men.

I hope you have a lovely evening on Wednesday. Sounds like it will be fun.

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