Sunday, September 18, 2011

I had a GREAT day today! How about your day?

What a great day I had!  I went to Hardanger (every Sunday) and sadly we said goodbye to Sylvie, our French wonderwoman!  She is incredibly kind and amazing and giving and one of those people that everyone loves!  I had tried to organize a group Hardanger/Quilting project with the group but it did not work out.  Hardanger takes A LONG time to complete.  In the end, everyone basically just did what they wanted.  Four of us got an eyeglass chain made for Sylvie.  It was made with garnets and Omani silver beads.  I wanted her to remember us on a daily basis and she L.O.V.E.D it!  She is wearing it around her neck.

From the left to the right and front row:

Rajashree, Anisa, Shirin (hostess) Sandra, Megumi

Back row:

Supriya, Sylvie (leaving ={), Moi (adjusting the scarf!)

Another shot.

Shirin surprised me to bits!  We had done a very 'Omani' themed wall hanging quilt with the Muscat Quilt Guild.  It has been a project we have been doing for a few years.  I haven't made it as I am married to it, ya know?  Not interested but for the expats, they will take it away as a nice reminder of their time here in Muscat.  I really liked the bed sized quilt and I think Shirin did a great job.  She still has some work left on it and it is very detail oriented and she has done a lovely job!

After I finished at Shirin's, I ran home (the kids were home sick) to check on the kids.  Hubby was home and never questioned where I was.  Heehee... I was home for about 15 minutes and then ran out the door and he asked where I was going and I told him I was going to a friend's house.

I ran out the door and did not come home for 4.5 more hours!  Ali decided to cook dinner but I had to go to the store to get the ingredients.  He made a lovely spaghetti with meatballs!  Wow, and, and, AND he cleaned up the kitchen!  Wow!  Whatever I did, said, threatened WORKED!!

He set the table too but a picture would have had to include both kids and neither wanted their pics taken!

So, now it is 9:25pm and I was entertaining a cup of coffee with a piece of cake (that Ali made!) but I weighed in 15 pounds less today so I don't want to gain just because I want a piece, ya know? Plus, I wanna sleeeeeeep!  I think I have mentioned before that I have insomnia!

Thanks for stopping by.  Really...


Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

you go girl , 15 lbs is nothing to shy away from, be proud honey!

Anne said...

You certainly have done something right to get a meal that looks that great prepared for you!
Good on you for dropping that 15 pounds! That's a huge amount of weight. :)

Nadia said...

I lost 5 pounds in the past 10 days and am feeling really good :)

Just wanted to say I follow your blog nearly everyday. It makes me happy. Keep writing!

Coffeebean's Dailies said...

Isra: Thank you! I lost it over the summer. I have about 100 more to go or more!! I am proud!

Anne: Yes, I was thinking this morning that if he keeps this up; he will make a woman very happy in his future! Not just a woman either; if he enjoys it then his friends will benefit! He has good sense on salt. Better than I! Bless his heart! Only 12 years old!

Nadia: Welcome to my blog! Thank you so much for the lovely comment!!

Jean said...

15 pounds? Wow! 60 sticks of butter!!!!!!

I found it.

Chick Flick Journal said...

cute pictures and yummy food!