Wednesday, September 07, 2011

WIP Wednesday

It's another gone by and it feels like a month.  Sadly, not much has been added to my shawl.


A few repeats were added to the border.  I should have more to show you next week. (crosses fingers)

No cross stitch this week.  PBS is having their telethon, so no Saturday night British Shows.  It's for three weeks.  I would be more apt to give them money if they left my British shows on and said, "Hey you, sitting in that rocking chair cross stitching."

I would look up.

"Yes, you. Is that a Mirabilia?"

I look around for the hidden camera.

"If you want to keep watching more of  these British shows every week, then send us some money."

Instead, they put on stuff I have no interest in and say, "If you want to see more programming like this, then send us money."  That's the only time they show that stuff is when they want money, and no I don't want to watch more of them.

I ordered Netflix.  Just have to figure out how to balance the laptop, pattern and stitching all on my lap.

After last weeks events, Duane and I sort of became a couple of vegetables.  The tremendous weights lifted, we were both exhausted.  I hate rollercoasters.  Only three times have I rode them and each time a frightening experience which it was said I could be heard screaming in terror all through the park.  That's what it feels like, I just stepped off the worst rollercoaster ride ever, and have been just staggering around in a daze.


This is the oldest baby bird.  Duane named him Yertle (hope I spelled it right) because his body is the deepest green blue.


At first this one was named Whitey.  Then his soft powder blue feathers came in.  He's looking more like his Dad, Mr. Bird.  Now, we call him Jr.


Until this evening, this baby was known as #3.  Tonight, Duane named him Normal or Norm for short.  Norma if it turns out to be a girl.


Number 4 looks like it's going to be yellow for the most part.  It has like two light green feathers in it's tail.  This one was named Tweety.


Number 5 doesn't have an official name yet.  I call it Baby.  Maybe that will be it's name, as it is the last one.

It was suggested I might sell some.  Not so much.  For one thing, I see parakeets for sale on Craigslist all the time, here.  I don't think they are big sellers.  Two, I had a bad experience when I had a ton of kittens I needed to find homes for.  One allowed their toddler to abuse the kitten and it died.  They tried to say I gave them a defective kitten and wanted another one.  I was just No. NO!! You don't let a two year treat a tiny kitten like a stuffed animal.  Another couple took two of my kittens and when the kittens grew up, they dropped them off at the pound.  A few other incidents happened.  Anyway, I'm a firm believer when a person takes on a pet it's for the life of the pet, unless circumstances happen beyond anyone's control.

So, I'll just remove the house when Baby is big enough.  I'll be the weirdo with 18 parakeets.  I can live with that.

Lastly.  SQUEEEEEEEEEE!!!!  I got a job!!! A real job!!  It was the one I couldn't say too much about, lest I jinx it.  The call came in today.  It's the same company Duane worked for.  Except he was with the department for a major internet provider.  They are putting me in with a national drugstore chain and will be paying for me to get my pharmacy tech licence.  I start at the end of September.

I pm'd a few people on FB.  I just didn't want to put it to my status just then and announce to the world.

The only thing that could top this week is if I take Duane up to the Shell station to get that lottery ticket, (We still haven't done that.) and he wins the Mega Million jackpot.  You know since he's faced odds that were greater than being struck by lightening this year.  Then he would have to come here and post, "I'm sorry but Denise can't come to the blog right now.  She fainted and I'm still trying to revive her."

Thanks for stopping by.

I have to add my celebration video for when I'm headed in the right direction. I wore this out when I graduated nursing school.




28 comments:

Stitched Together said...

Woohoo! That is SUCH good news. I'm so relieved for you guys. No wonder you're exhausted. I always crash at the end of a sustained stressful period. It's like your body goes, thank goodness for that, maybe we can have endorphins occasionally now?

pinkundine said...

Congrats on the job - that's great news! Must be a real relief :)

Natalie said...

Ahhhh they're so cute! And congratulations on the new job, sounds like it will be great - good luck! x

Tink said...

Oh those baby birds are adorable. They grow up so quickly don't they!

You really should go get that lottery ticket you know. All this good karma floating around...

Hazel said...

Those birds are so cute, I heard birds sell pretty well as I know someone who breeds them.

And congratulations on the new job, look forward to seeing your progress next week :)

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Congratulations on the job! And the birdies are ever so sweet

Yarn Changer said...

congratulations! sounds like a great job. we'll always need pharmacy techs.

witchyknits4ewe said...

Awesome!! Congrats - I am so happy for you!!! The birds are getting so big and so cute!

Linda said...

Congrats on the job!! WhooHoo!!! Here's praying this is a big, positive turn-around for you both!

willow4 said...

Happy to hear your good news and I agree about people treating pets like toasters... Take Care.

Karen said...

Congratulations on the new job! That's so great.
Your parakeets are lovely. I don't blame you for keeping them all.

Vivianne said...

Oh my goodness, you have had such a hard time recently ! I am *so* pleased for your good news !

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Congrats on the job! You deserve it!

autumngeisha said...

Congratulations on the job and getting through the roller coaster ride of this past year! The birds are adorable, such pretty colors.

CraftyClare said...

congratulations fantastic news. The birds are so cute. I dont think I could handle one though

melbatoast68 said...

WooHoo!!! I woke up dancing and I'm still smiling! Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy! About dang time! The babies are growing up beautifully!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Aren't those just the most adorable little birds! Congratulations on your new employment status! I think you'd better celebrate!

turtlegirl76 said...

Yay! Congrats on the job! That's excellent news!

Marushka C. said...

Sweet little birds!

Congratulations on getting the job -- I hope you'll enjoy it and that it will help you get back to a less stressful way of being.

Nicky said...

Adding my congratulations on getting a job. Wooohooo!!!!!

by Teresa said...

I told Dayle that "Herbie's Mom" got a good job and we both are happy for you, Duane and the birds, kitties and bunnies! :-)
*C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S*!*
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

paula said...

Yay, job! Yay, yay, yay! Congratulations. I hope they treat you wonderfully. You deserve some good stuff. Also, when I suggested you become a parakeet breeder, I was totally kidding. It's just that you have super cute birds who seem to have a knack for making super cute baby birds. They're all awfully lucky to have found such a good home!

Amy said...

Those are beautiful baby birdies. And congrats on the job.

Carol said...

How people treat their pets is abhorrent to me, often. We wound up with a cat we rescued from the hubby;s cousin cause the toddler was getting scratched, so they were gonna put the cat down! Idjits. Turns out toddler was beating the cat and the cat was scratching the toddler to get away. Kitty lived with us for another 12 years till she crossed the rainbow bridge.


And..

JOBBIE JOB JOB JOB!!!!!!!! WIOOOOOO!!!!!ELEVENDY!1!!

Figaro said...

GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!! I am soooo happy for you! You deserve this job so much! Yippeeee!!!!!!!!!

steph said...

congrats on the job!!!!

and LOVE the parakeets--I've had budgies off and on my whole life!! Never had any babies, though.

Dina said...

Yay!!! Congrats on the new job!!!!!!

Rudee said...

I am so thrilled by your good news. You both deserve this break from the universe.