Friday, September 26, 2008

exchange package

I got this months ornament exchange package in the mail yesterday. Isn't it cute?

Noel Birdhouse by Brittercup designs from the 2004 JXS ornie issue. It is going to be so fun to put all these ornaments on the tree this year. (which is not to say I'm looking forward to putting up a tree, but that is a whole other story)

This was the whole exchange package. I love everything in it.

Aren't these buttons just too cute? I'm thinking when Bertha and I get better acquainted, these would be super cute on a stitching bag!

Quilting class was fun last night. I have a few more pieces to cut out before next weeks class but I should be able to get that done with no problem. We didn't break out the machines this time but we will start sewing pieces together next week.

That is the good news. Now the bad news. (When it rains, it pours). Something is wrong with my van and it is going to have to go to the carspital. :( It has been doing strange things the past couple of weeks. (spastic wiper blades for one thing - that'll drive ya crazy!) I was out doing my next to last errand today and when I came out of the cleaners it wouldn't crank. Nothing. Dead as a doornail. Of course hubby is 45 minutes away and couldn't get away from work anyway so I called kidlet #2. He came and tried to jump start it and that didn't work either. After we sat there debating on what to do, I was going to get out and tell them (cleaners) I was leaving it there and would be back to get it later this evening when hubby gets home and the buzzer came on when I opened the door. I tried it again and it cranked. Whew. I came straight home (bypassed the pharmacy - I can get it next week, no biggie) Just pray it doesn't take too much to fix it. It needs to last me a couple of more years. We were supposed to go shopping for hubby a new(er) ride tomorrow so I guess we will either go in his no a/c truck or borrow daddy's. He doesn't want to take mine out of town until we can get it in next week to see what is up. (his daily commute is 60 miles, mine is 3 so he really needs the more dependable vehicle at the moment) I'm just glad it didn't decide to not crank last night when I was 30 miles away after dark!

I currently have 318 feeds in my google reader. No way I will ever be able to get through them and make comments. I will be lucky to catch up w/o leaving comments!

Guess I should go get some dinner ready - I don't think we will be going out to eat tonight!

If I don't lose my mind, I'll post again soon. If I do - well, it might be awhile!


Nic said...

Perhaps with the rising fuel prices, you need to gt a bicycle - 3 miles should only take you 15 minutes of fairly gentle pedalling :o)

Anonymous said...

My van died while I was driving down the road the other day....had been acting kinda strange, too. It wouldn't jump--it was the computer in the van. $780. Ugh! Running like a new top now. Good luck.

Kathy said...

Oh, can I relate. I just had mine in the other day because the a/c was not cooling. They noticed the serpentine belt had cracks in it. Along with a couple of other little repairs it was $980. Now tonight I took a trip about an hour away and the cruise control would not work. More $$ I suppose. If it is not one thing it is another.

Rue said...

Hi Tina :)

I'm so sorry about your car. I hope it's better soon!

Oh and I hope you didn't lose your mind! I would be so sad :(


nikkicrumpet said...

The ornament is sorry about your van...but I did get a giggle from "carspital" :)