Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Another Week of Enchantment & Murphy's Law
These last few stitching sessions with Enchantment of Winter I've been focusing on getting the purple silks stitched up on my current page. I did just that tonight, finished up the purple silks and moved back to the gold confetti stitching that makes up the gorgeous scroll/vine work on this piece. In an ideal world I'll get this page finished up before you see another progress picture and maybe even start the backstitching on this and get going on the over one backstitching which I've ignored!
I seem to get regular visits from Murphy, do you? Whenever we make a purchase, within a few days something breaks that we don't have the money on hand right away to fix/replace. Friday we ordered my Christmas present, it was on sale and couldn't pass up the opportunity as its not something that regularly goes on sale. So yes, there won't be any surprises for me under the tree this year! But that's okay with me, I'd rather forego the surprise and have the one thing I've been wanting most of this year. Well tonight Murphy paid us a visit. I was taking a nap when Todd got home (I had a really bad night's sleep last night) he was home early enough to get in a workout. He decided to make use of the treadmill, the next thing I know I hear a lot of crashing and banging in the basement. I knew it was the treadmill... my precious treadmill! The one thing I can count of that no matter what time of day it is or what the weather is like (and road running is coming to an end for this blogger until spring!) I could get a quick workout on. I bought this treadmill almost ten years ago, at Canadian Tire for less than $500.00, nothing fancy, its done it job and doesn't owe me a penny! At one point, the motor was acting up it would slow down and speed up, rather drastically. Since it wasn't really being used it got moved to the basement. Once it was moved to the basement it started "working properly" again. Then early in the year the platform broke (again Todd was using it), but he got a piece of laminated plywood from work and "fixed" it. Tonight, it started that speed up/slow down thing again and Todd kinda lost his temper. The crashing and banging I heard was Todd taking out his frustrations on it ... then he got out the sledge hammer. Needless to say we won't be using that treadmill again.
Am I upset over what Todd did? No I'm not, like I said the treadmill owes me nothing. So during the boxing week sales we'll be keeping an eye out for the deals, get a new treadmill and get something just a little better than my first one. Of course this really throws a wrench in my game plan to keep on the straight and narrow during the holidays! I do belong to the gym (which I won't be renewing in February), but its over a 25 minute drive away. I won't be driving into the city just to go to the gym. I suppose I can bundle up and go for walks. Sigh I am not a winter weather girl.