Just a quick post to wish Mum (aka the Dragon) a wonderful birthday … not sure yet what we’re going to do to celebrate, but we may go out to dinner somewhere nice over the weekend. It’s a bit boring as I gave her birthday gifts to her when she was here visiting last time, so I picked up a couple of deli treats from the Camberwell markets for her before work yesterday.
As I mentioned earlier, my stitching time has pretty much finished now as the packing is taking shape more and more (this weekend will be the most frantic as we try to get the bulk of it totally finished) … here is what may be the final progress piccie of Bordeaux for a while (depending whether I manage a couple of stitches over the coming week or not, when most of the packing is finished). In the centre row the the middle four blank ‘squares’ are supposed to have the year stitched, with one numeral in each square, but I don’t think I like how large the date will then be. I’m thinking of stitching A on the left, and S on the far right, with 20 and 07 sharing the centre two blocks. I might wait until everything else is finished before I totally decide … the alternative is to ignore the date altogether, and just fill the gaps with yet more over-one grapes as the original chart thumbnail shows (you can just barely see that in my sidebar).
I can’t believe that in exactly one week I lose my computer access – I don’t know how I’m going to survive!! There are no internet cafes near to where I’m moving to for housesitting, so it’ll take a while before I get an internet fix. If nothing else, though, it’ll give me more chance to get some extra stitching time in as I’ll have no other distractions (other than Foxtel yippee!).
A quick reminder about the RAK Registry – I’ve sent my work email to everyone that is a current member of the Registry … if you didn’t receive that email, please let me know and I’ll re-send it to you. Also you can continue to send to my original email address, as it is still active, but there will be a delay in my responding to you depending on how often I can get to an internet cafe.
Fingers crossed I’ll have a laptop sooner than later, especially as I’ll be saving a load of money from house-sitting … the one I’ve pretty much decided on (HP Pavilion dv6304TX) will cost me about $1800-$1900, though, so it will still be a wee while away before I do manage to get it. My 2nd choice is the HP Pavilion dv6302TU … the only difference is the 6304 has 160GB of memory, as opposed to 120GB of the 6302, and the graphics card is better. Not entirely sure whether I really need the higher capacity or not, though … if anyone has any recommendations I’d really love to hear it, as I’ve never owned a laptop before 🙂
I also want to apologise as I’ve been reading blogs only for an hour each day when I first come in from work, but I haven’t been commenting much – I’m trying to read as much as I can before I lose my access, but next week it will be more of a struggle to even keep up with reading. Please don’t be offended if I don’t make a final comment on your blog before I head off into the big blue yonder.
Which brings me to my next point … I want to thank each and every one of you that continues to visit and read my drivel, even when it’s been negative as I’ve been going through an emotional turmoil – an extra special thanks go to those of you who take the time to comment, especially when I’m not commenting much in return. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again many many times I’m sure, that blogging has sure changed my life – it’s made it a much warmer and friendly place, and I’ve made some incredible friendships over the last 18 months or so … I appreciate each and every one of you very very much, it’s been an honour to get to know you!
Rightio, time to get back into packing mode for a couple more hours before I have to get ready for work. It’s my last 4pm shift start today, and I’m soooooo happy! But I’ll close with piccies of our ‘imaginary’ road works (it’s OK, Mr C, I no longer have desires to boil your bunny, so you’re safe! LOL).