Monday, March 25, 2013

College #42

Well, I never ended up posting a post-IHSW photo, mostly because I completely forgot and I realized that I had kept on stitching without taking a picture. Oops. So consider this a post-IHSW + rest of the week update photo.



Not so much but slowly filling in the gaps. Yesterday I didn't put a single stitch in because of two reasons: First, our parents were meeting for the first time ever and second, it was at the venue we've chosen. We haven't booked it yet but it was a bit nerve wracking waiting for the verdict. The reaction was a positive one, but there was one thing that's potentially a dealbreaker for me. It's fixable, it just costs more. So with all that in mind, we'll probably come to a decision in a few days.

Today's plan is to go to the gym soon and kick some serious butt in there, followed by doing some school reading and watching lecture while winding floss, and then stitching while listening to my audiobook. I really hope that pans out since that was roughly my plan yesterday and it got severely derailed.

And with that, happy stitching!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

College #41 - preIHSW

For the record, wedding planning is making it really difficult to focus on... well... anything. Let's see, now I work 24 hours a week, I'm a full-time grad student, and I have a wedding to plan. Not to mention all the other stuff like general household upkeep. I have delegated grocery shopping to Handsome Helpful Fiancé (still not used to saying, fiancé, by the way) since he's better at it and manages to get everything we need while spending less money than me. So I figure that's a win for everyone.

BUT we're here for stitching. So here we go. This is what I've done on College before vacation and after, up through last night. It's still a pre-IHSW post since I haven't started stitching yet but I will settle in with my audio book for school in a bit and stitch away. I figure audio books (along with physical books) are the only way I can maintain my stitching addiction while still getting my required 50 books read for my last assignment. 1 down, 49 to go, yay!



So tonight and tomorrow I plan to hermit myself up and stitch late into the night. Or at least through 3 discs of audio book. Until then, though, I still have to clean the bathrooms, mop the floors, finish laundry, vacuum, and cook a quick dinner. I will, however, leave you with a picture of Handsome Helpful Fiancé and myself with our engagement cake made for us by his sister.

And a close up of the cake...

Tomorrow I intend to post a photoblog to my personal blog (found here) from vacation but that's too much work right now and I wanna stitch. I know you guys understand.

One last thing, Google is getting rid of Google Reader - in case you guys didn't know. I'm on a personal mission to find an adequate substitute - if you have one, let me know!

And with that, happy stitching!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Handsome Helpful Boyfriend is no Longer HHB

I guess we kind of knew this day was coming. We've just been together for so long that sometimes you just know when things need to change.

This is why Handsome Helpful Boyfriend will no longer be known as Handsome Helpful Boyfriend.

He is now Handsome Helpful Fiancé.

Oh come on, you knew that was coming!

So I'm currently on vacation and Handsome Helpful Boyfriend and I go for a walk at Muir Woods National Monument. We're nearing the end of the trail where we see a bench where we perch ourselves and enjoy the scenery. He tells me to close my eyes. I do. When I open them, he's on one knee in front of me with a little wooden box with an engagement ring inside and he asks me to marry him.

After I finished crying, I said yes.

That's where he proposed.

He did good ;)