In a nut shell (besides working and home life): car shopping, taking care of sick child, helping DD1 with college assignment, taking parents to a (bust of a) flea market, going to Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens, going to family cookout, having DD2 home from college for a day and bonding with her new puppy, watching tv, and stitching just a little.
Here's what I have stitched so far on Evergreen.
Here's DD2 and her new puppy Roxanne, Roxie for short. Roxie is a chocolate lab and she is so sweet!!
Car shopping isn't going well. I was set on getting a Yukon, Tahoe, Yukon XL, or Suburban. Test drove a nice 2001 Yukon XL last week. I had it for 24 hours and could have easily become attached to it. Unfortunately being the obsessive, compulsive person that I am, I had to punch numbers and figured that if gas goes back to $3/gallon it will cost me about $90/week to commute to work. Even though gas has gone down, the gas market is too volatile to risk so I gave up on the idea of an SUV and went back to my old idea of a Chevrolet Impala. An Impala will only ocst $43/week in gas if gas goes back up and only $29/week if it stays at $2/gallon. Even less if it keeps going down (paid $1.93 Sunday). Another plus for the Impala is that I can park it in my attached garage. A definite plus.
This is my current ride, a 97 GMC Safari. It has 132,000 miles on it and I put all but 42 of them on it!! It's been a good vehicle to me but it's time to retire her and move on. I just don't need a mini van anymore.
This is the awesome ride I test drove. the one that would cost an arm and a leg to drive 72 miles a day round trip. It's a 2001 Yukon XL and I loved it!!