Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Tiny Needle Tuesday 12/13/22

 Good Morning!

Sorry my post yesterday was a bit on the whiny side.  I hadn't intended that at all.  But geeze Louise, I am tired (ha!) of broken sleep, being awake for hours in the night, etc.  So many of us have the same issues, I know.  Anyway, last night was a good night of sleep (about 7 hours straight!!) and I did get a nice hour long nap in yesterday afternoon.

Yesterday was a good day for errands, too.  I went to the post office early and who knew?  Shipping priority mail was much, much cheaper than shipping UPS from my office where I get a nice discount!  I shipped off the packages I had (so far) to mail and the cost was less than half of what I spent last year on UPS and all packages will arrive by tomorrow or Thursday.

After the post office run I went down to the local food pantry and donated a bunch of canned goods and pasta, etc. - things we had that were not going to be used within a reasonable period of time.  I'd really like to remember to do this on a regular basis.

And now it's Tuesday and time for a Tiny Needle Tuesday update.  Sadly, no real stitching was accomplished during the past week.  Even the long-legged bird did not feel any love.

My hope is to put some stitches in this one today...I'd really like to finish it up quickly.  There's not much more to go on it.

But...I also have a bit more wrapping (for TX) to do and a little shopping (for TX) and I may try to squeeze in a haircut this afternoon!  Fletch and I will run to the grocery store later this morning, but the list is very short - not much needed.

Colin and Mailing have been busy putting a list of things together that we can do while in TX.  Looks like we will be busy and have fun!  One thing they have already bought tickets for Friday night is Field of Light which looks like it will be beautiful.  And the boys (Colin, Fletech and Zhongren) have tickets to see Avatar Saturday morning.  Not sure what we girls will be doing.

Time for another cup of coffee and to get my day started.  Hope your Tuesday is a wonderful one - enjoy!


  1. I am excited to hear about what you all will be doing when you're in Texas! I don't think I realized that Mailing's parents will be with you as well -- how nice!

    Seeing your bird friend made me think of Effin Birds, which I see from time to time online. Are you familiar with them? If not, and you're okay with a bit of profanity, you might enjoy this: https://www.effinbirds.com/

  2. It sounds like you are getting things all in order to head off to Texas later... (next week? Gah! These days are just flying aren't they?)

    I am ever so glad you got some sleep! It makes all the difference in the world! XO

  3. You didn't sound whiny yesterday, just tired (and we've all been there)! I like to see the long-legged bird no matter whether you've worked on it or not. The plans for TX sound like fun, and I can hardly believe you'll be leaving next week!

  4. What a night's sleep can accomplish in our attitudes! Glad you feel better! So much to look forward to this month! Hooray!

  5. Sounds like the trip is all coming together. Can't wait to hear what you think of Texas.

    And no, you did NOT sound whiney.

  6. It is just too hard to fit in regular projects this time of year. I don't know why I pile stuff on myself with no chance of finishing anything but I always do. I do love that long legged bird. I keep telling myself January will be long and boring with plenty of time to catch up on all the things I'm itching to get to.

  7. I can't wait to hear about what you EAT in Austin! (I still dream about Texas barbecue -- and the Mexican food is divine, too.) And feel free to whine ANYtime, Vera. Some days, we just need to WHINE (and . . . maybe wine). XO

  8. Not being able to sleep is for the birds. It's not fun. I usually get up and read a little - something very calming and not suspenseful. It sounds like your Texas trip will be fun. How wonderful that both sets of parents can be together and enjoy each other's company.

  9. I haven’t gone to a movie theater since COVID started. I would like to see the new Avatar film, though.

  10. so excited about your TX trip!! That will be awesome :)