Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Lots to Do

Well, I'm back! We didn't got far but we definitely had some fun this weekend. On the spur of the moment, we decided to stay at a hotel and get away from the house for a night. We had been invited to a local Anime convention by one of Jesse's co-workers. We had been looking for an anime convention for awhile since moving up here and had turned up empty handed. It was a very small con. They had about 300 maybe 400 people show up. They had some vendors and artist  selling their wares. They had a HUGE section full of video games and board games. That was pretty fun. I got to plan on the Sega Dreamcast. We hung out with Jesse's co-worker and his wife. They were fun but we're doing the parent thing. Hanging out at the con because their daughter was there. They weren't having fun but at least they are supportive. I didn't buy anything. Jess bought a Gundam (robot) model. He really likes them and they keep him entertained.

I did my hair that day and I was really happy with the way it turned out. At first it reminded me of Marylin Monroe. Then as it settled into place, I thought it kinda looked like River Song's hair looks like.Please excuse my PJs, if I don't take a photo early enough I forget to do it later. What do you guys think?

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After we hung out for a few hours we checked into our hotel room and it was pretty awesome. Did I mention it had a two person spa? I LOVE spas. When we were living in Orange County, we would go to this place called Neptune's Lagoon. They would rent  rooms with full-sized spas by the hours. At first I was kinda weary of the place because it was in a questionable neighborhood. It turned out to be  really fun and relaxing. The place even sold alcohol and snacks. We would take a trip there about twice a month. It was great. I wish there was a place like that around here. Anyways, back to the room. It was really nice it had a GIANT four post bed that we had to use a footstool to get into. Yeah it was a good foot higher than any bed I've ever slept on. It was pretty awesome.

The car seems to be doing better. We bought a new battery and tried to change out the terminal. It didn't go so well so we're going to wait until my father-in-law comes over this weekend to look at it. They are taking us to dinner Saturday to celebrate my birthday. Yup, I'm another year closer to 30. I honestly don't feel as old as I am. Everyone thinks that the hubster is older than I am by a few years so that's a plus for me. I just need to keep up on my face cream rgiments. They're not really regiments just a habit I need to stick too.
Jess got me a sock knitting book I had on my Amazon wish list. It's pretty nice except all the instructions are on charts and I can't read charts. Guess I have another thing to learn.

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I've madly been working on Christmas presents for the family. I've got to make my mother-in-law a hat and make a few stockings. I finished making a couple of stockings for Jesse and I. I still need to make Ridley's.  Ridley is doing a lot better now. His teeth and gums look much healthier and his stinky breath is back down to normal cat breath.

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Here's another thing I've been working on. Every once in a while, I like to do some embroidery to keep up my skills. I've been wanting to make a traditional Mexican tablecloth but I need to brush up on my cross stitching skills. It's been a few years. I'm hoping I can get another one of these made in a couple of weeks.

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I'm dying my hair today and hopefully cleaning up the guest room. My in-laws are staying overnight on Saturday so I won't have to cook at all. It's nice when they come over because they usually pay for food. Even if we insist they still treat us like children.

Here's a gratuitous photo of Ridley since he's really good at posing cutely.

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I hope everyone is having a great week.


15 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! Your hair looks GORGEOUS! And OMG are you kidding me, that skull embroidery is FABULARSE!!! Sarah xxx

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    1. Thank you. I've really gotten into embroidering lately.

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  2. Nice post.^^
    Maybe follow each other???
    My Blog

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  3. I had to find out who was behind the signature Mistresscatgirl, and I did'nt get disappointed. Cuddly cat and marilyn-hairstyle. It does not get better than that.

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    1. Thank you very much. I keep debating on where or not to change my screen name.

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  4. Great hair, it did turn out well.

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  5. Your hair came out great and I love your Day of the Dead embroidery. Have a great birthday, no cooking sounds good to me. Ridley is such a cutie cuddling your foot. xx

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    1. Thank you. I enjoy cooking but I dislike doing the dishes. It takes too long to use the dishwasher too.

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  6. Awww, how preciously sweet that your little bundle of kitty fur loves to hug your legs, too. Stella does the exact same thing to me sometimes, and also loves to come lie on my side or back when I'm sleeping and take a name there.

    Thank you very, very much for all of your blog comments, dear gal, I sincerely appreciate them and always enjoy hearing from you on any topic.

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Now that it's been getting cold, he's been sleeping between my ankles at night. He'll eventually work his way up to between the husband and I.

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  7. oh yes your hair really really looks amazing here, definitely very marilyn monroesque ;) and that convention sounds amazing, i wish we would have anything like that here :(
    kiss,mary

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    1. You can always start one. That's what they did. It's only the second annual convention. It has potential that's for sure.

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  8. Oh I'm so jels of your hotel stay - I think it's fantastic that you and the Mr get to go regularly, it's the sort of thing hubby and I would love to do - spa bath - yes!! Glad to hear your puss is feeling (and smelling) better. I ADORE the cross-stitched sugar skull so, so much!!!! You make them?? Wow! The knee high pattern is adorable and last but most importantly ... your hair is flaming gorgeous. I mean it's really, really, really gorgeous!!!!!!! More please:)) xoxo

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    1. Thank you. I love embroidery and cross stitching although it is very time consuming.

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